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Machu Picchu | 8th May 2020

£250.00

Take on the trip of a lifetime and trek the ancient Inca Trails to Machu Picchu!

You will fly from London Heathrow to Cusco where you will enjoy the highlights of the beautiful city before setting off to trek the Inca Trail to the UNESCO World Hertitage Site of Machu Picchu.
The trek will be a total of 9 Days / 8 Nights.

What does it cost?
£250 Registration Fee
Fundraise for Cancer Research UK
No Hidden Fees

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Register your interest for our next trip to Machu Pichu!





INFORMATION

Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.

We will take the ancient Inca trail, which follows the original trail that the Inca’s would have taken through the sacred valley. Along the way, you will get to experience phenomenal natural viewpoints, stunning scenery and various impressive archaeological sites.

This Ultra Adventures trip will take 9 days from start to finish. You will hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, making memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

FLIGHTS

London Heathrow - Cusco
Cusco- London Heathrow

You are responsible for getting to London Heathrow for the initial meeting. All transfers after the initial meeting will be included until you are back in the UK.

Flights will be booked using the information you provide to use, ensure that all of your details are correct.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Our aim is to make sure your Ultra Adventures trek is as comfortable and straight forward as possible. Here's a detailed list of what is included in your trek.

  • Flights to and from Peru.
  • Transfers to and from the airport to the hotel
  • Accommodation pre and post trek.
  • 4 days (3 nights) Inca Trail with camping
  • Expert Tour Guide with years of experience and knowledge
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner whilst on the Inca Trail
  • Entry to Machu Picchu
  • Expedition Medic to ensure your safety at all times
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu
  • Return by expedition train along the Urubamba River
  • Assistance from our staff
  • Fundraising Support from Cancer Research UK.
  • Ultra Adventures Pack via post which includes kit list, fundraising support and sponsor forms plus much more.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED?

Below is a list of everything that Ultra Adventures will provide to make this the experience of a lifetime!

  • Expert guide
  • First-aid kit
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent
  • Tables
  • Benches
  • Chef whilst on the Inca Trail
  • Porters for support

WHAT KIT DO I NEED?

Once you have signed up to an Ultra Adventure you will receive a full detailed kit list in the post. We do our best to provide you with everything you need, but you will need to have your own personal kit.

  • Personal backpack
  • 4 Season Sleeping Bag
  • Walking Boots
  • Walking Poles
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Set of Warm Thermal Clothes
  • Set of Cooler Clothes
  • 2-3L Water Carrier
  • Sun Cream, Sunglasses and Hat
  • Personal Spending Money
Machu Picchu Trip Sayacmarca
What does it cost?
£250 Registration Fee

This secures your place on the trip. After the registration fee there are NO future fees to pay.

Fundraise For Cancer Research UK

In return for your Ultra Adventure all participants are expected to raise a minimum of £4,000 for Cancer Research UK.

No Hidden Costs

What you see is what you get. There are absolutely NO hidden fees that will surprise you. You pay £250 and nothing more.

To book on an adventure, you must pay the registration fee when completing the booking form. The registration fee is non-refundable in the event of your cancellation unless we cancel the adventure for any reason other than Force Majeure situations.

You are responsible to pay for your personal equipment, tips, overseas airport taxes*, government imposed fees* and the costs of visas*, vaccinations*, additional food & drink, personal spending money, transport to and from the airport of departure in the UK, and any other activities not included in the itinerary. (*If applicable).

You are responsible for raising a minimum £4000 for Cancer Research UK, 80% of which must be raised , alongside pledges for the remaining 20% 10 weeks prior to the adventure departure date.  Any fundraising shortfall will be covered by you.  In cases where the shortfall cannot be covered by you your trip will be cancelled and neither the registration fee nor the money raised for Cancer Research UK will be refunded.

If you hit the fundraising goals necessary then Cancer Research UK will cover the cost of your adventure. The charity benefits from keeping the remaining funds that have been raised.

ITINERARY

+ Day 1: Arrive in Cusco

On arrival to Cusco Airport you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. You will also receive a full briefing from your guides of the days ahead.

You will then have chance to explore the highlights of the city, including Plaza de Armas and a visit to its impressive cathedral. In the evening we have arranged a traditional dinner for you with a large selection of typical dishes and a traditional dance show.

  • Includes Dinner and Transport.

+ Day 2: Cusco Outlying Ruins

After breakfast, you will have an introduction into the heritage of Peru with a guided tour of the city and the outlying ruins. We will visit the impressive site of Sacsayhuaman and huge stone ramparts surround a beautiful grass amphitheatre. Once the scene of fierce battles it now hosts the recreation of traditional Inca ceremonies such as Inti Raymi and Warachikuy.

Next is the Inca water temple of Tambomachay lying at 3700m (12,000 feet) and the Red fort of Puca Pucara followed by a picnic lunch nearby.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch and transport.

+ Day 3: Hike Moray Maras

We head towards Chinchero plain before taking a dirt road to the incredible ruins of Moray. These are rarely visited and are thought to have been an agricultural experimental station in the times of the Incas. After visiting the ruins we follow an ancient mule trail with spectacular views of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcanota. We will also see examples of the finest Andean farming on our way. We head back across the plains to the interesting town of Maras for lunch.

In the afternoon we descend from Maras to the amazing Salinas, a series of salt pans that have been worked since Inca times. We explore this amazing site then descend to the Urubamba river and our awaiting vehicle, which returns us to your hotel for the night.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch and transport.

+ Day 4: Your trek begins!

This morning we will visit the old Inca town of Ollantaytambo. After a look around and some lunch there will be a short drive to the trailhead at Piscacucho where you will meet the porters and cooks that will support your journey to Machu Picchu. We will hike an undulating trail above the Urubamba river to camp beside the spectacular ruins of Llactapata (2,788m / 9,146ft).

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

+ Day 5: Trek to Llulluchapampa

After a hearty breakfast you climb gently up the Cusichaca valley to the small hamlet of Huayllabamba. This is the last inhabited place on the trail. A little steeper now, you head up the beautiful Inca path, past hummingbirds and stunted cloud forest to your camp at Llulluchapampa (3,680m / 12,073ft). This beautiful grassy area has outstanding views and you may be even see the Andean deer that come to feed here.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

+ Day 6: Trek to Phuyupatamarca

Today is the most challenging day but also the most exhilarating. You climb to Dead Woman’s Pass (4,212m / 13,819ft) the high point of the trail before dropping into the Pacasmayo valley. Climbing once more you pass the Inca control post of Runkuracay to the second pass of the day (3,998m / 13,117ft). On a clear day there are spectacular views towards Pumahuanca mountain in the Vilcabamba range. You continue on well preserved Inca trail to Sayacmarca. Located at the junction of two old Inca roads, historians still argue over its exact purpose. A few more gentle ups and downs and you arrive to your stunning campsite for the night, Phuyupatamarca, or ‘the place above the clouds’ (3,650m / 11,975ft).

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

+ Day 7: We can see Machu Picchu!

This is the day you finally reach Machu Picchu. As you step out of your tent the views are stunning. You might be lucky enough to see the sun rising over the snow-capped mountains of Salkantay (6,200m / 20,341ft) and Veronica (5,800m / 19,029ft).

After saying a fond farewell to your porters it is time to put on your boots and head to Machu Picchu. You descend through the cloud forest on beautiful Inca stairways, to Winay Wayna, another interesting ruin full of swallows and orchids. Finally you contour the hillside to arrive at Inti Punku, the gateway of the Sun. As you step through the old stone gateway Machu Picchu appears laid out before your eyes.

Today you explore the pinnacle of Inca engineering - Machu Picchu. For years it was lost to the jungle and was rediscovered in 1911 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. This astounding site lies in an even more astonishing location. Perched high on an inaccessible hilltop it is protected by huge cliffs and the raging Urubamba river.

After plenty of photos you carry on past this wonder of the world to catch the bus down to the colourful town of Machu Picchu Pueblo and a well deserved hotel and shower.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and an overnight stay in Hotel.

+ Day 8: Machu Picchu

We will have a guided tour of Machu Picchu for around two hours leaving you a few hours free to wander amongst the old Inca walls and just sit and take in the scale of the place on your own.

The time comes to catch the bus down to Machu Picchu Pueblo and board your train back along the Urubamba River. The scenery is beautiful and the train jolts softly along, allowing you to sit, stare out the window and reflect on all you have seen.

  • Includes Breakfast and Lunch and transport. Overnight stay in Hotel.

+ Day 9: Return to UK

You will be transferred from the hotel to Cusco Airport for your return flight to London Heathrow.

Participants will not be able to take part if they fail to raise the £4,000 minimum for Cancer Research UK. None of the recieved registration fee or fundraised money can be refunded for failing to raise the agreed amount.