Machu Picchu | 12th May 2019

£250.00

Sacred path to Machu Picchu 9 Days/8 Nights. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks.

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 - Lima
Lima - London Heathrow

You are responsible for getting to London Heathrow for the initial meeting. All transfers after 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.

WHATS INCLUDED

We aim to make your adventure as comfortable and straight forward as possible. That's why we include all the essentials that are needed for this Ultra Adventure.

  • Flights domestic and international.
  • Transfers to and from airport and hotels
  • Accommodation pre and post trek.
  • 4 days (3 nights) Inca Trialwith camping
  • 4 Lunches & Dinners - Drinks not included
  • Entry to Machu Picchu is included
  • Return by expedition train
  • Assistance from our staff

EQUIPMENT

Below is a list of everything that we will provide for you to make this Ultra Adventure one to remember.

  • Expert guide
  • First-aid kit
  • Bi-personal tents
  • Personal sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Therm-a-rest
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent
  • Tables
  • Benches
  • Chef and support personal (porters only for camping equipment).

YOU SHOULD BRING

We do our best to provide you with everything that you will need. However, we suggest that you bring the following:

  • Personal Back Pack
  • Set of Warm Thermal Clothes
  • Set of Cooler Clothes
  • Water Holder
  • Sun Cream
  • Personal Spending Money
Ultra Adventures Machu Picchu Peru
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 Lima

You will be picked up from Lima airport and transferred to your hotel in where you will have an overnight stay.

+ Day 2: Lima

You will be taken on a guided tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial centre of the Lima culture. After this we go to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.

Afternoon at leisure and an another overnight stay in Lima.

Breakfast included

+ Day 3: Lima to Cusco

You will be picked up and transferred to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. On arrival we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of the day will be your own. You will stay overnight in Cusco.

Breakfast included

+ Day 4: Piscacucho to Huayllabamba

Let the adventure begin! We will depart from the hotel and transfer you to Piscacucho (2,750m/ 9,022ft) on the tracks to enter the Inca Trail. Our trip will start with a slow pace walk to get used to the trail. You will be able to see the beautiful snow-capped mountain Veronica and we will get to a natural viewpoint from where you will see the archaeological site of Llaqtapata. Our first campsite will be at Huayllabamba where we will camp for the night.

  • Distance: 12 km. / 7.45 mi
  • Estimated time: 5-6 hrs
  • Maximum altitude reached: 3,000 mt. / 9,842 ft
  • Highlights: Panoramic view of Llaqtapata and Veronica snowcapped mountain

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

+ Day 5: Huayllabamba camp to Pacaymayo

The most intense day of the Inca Trail. We will walk through the Valley of Huayllabamba whilst observing the ecological changes as we go from highlands to plateau.

In Yunca Chimpa we start to ascent to Llulluchapampa (3,750 metres), we will then rest and enjoy a refreshing snack with the Huayanay Valley in front of us. We then take on the challenge of the day, the defiant Warmiwañusca Mountain pass (4,300 metres), also known as “Dead Woman” mountain pass. If we are lucky we will get to see the beautiful hummingbirds and sparrows that live in the area.

Finally it is time to descend to our campside in Pacaymayo (3,600 metres) for lunch and an overnight stay.

  • Distance: 11 Km. / 6.83 mi
  • Estimated time: 6-7 hrs
  • Highlights: You may get the chance to experience the beautiful hummingbirds and sparrows that live in the area.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

+ Day 6: Runcuracy to Wiñaywayna

A day filled with archaeological sites in our trail, the longest but also the most impressive and least difficult day. We will ascend to the Runcuracay mountain pass (3,860 metres) to see the archaeological complex of the same name to later continue to the Sayacmarca Inca fortress (3,580 metres). After lunch, it’s time to cross the Phuyupatamarca mountain pass (3,700 metres) In this area we will see the best preserved Inca complex in all the Inca Trail, whose name in English translates to “over the clouds”.

After a well deserved rest, we will continue to Wiñaywayna (2,650 metres) an impressive Inca complex with numerous agricultural terraces and religious and urban areas. This will be end of the day for us; we will set camp and enjoy our farewell dinner. There are public restrooms and hot showers. If you're not too tired, unlikely though, there’s a youth lodge for those not ready for bed yet.

  • Distance: 16 km. / 9.93 mi
  • Estimated time: 8 hrs
  • Highlights: Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna

Breakfast, lunch and dinner Included

+ Day 7: Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu

We will get up at darn and ascend through the narrow way of steps until we get to Intipunku or the Door of the Sun (2,720 metres) and get a first glance of Machu Picchu (2,450 metres) at sunrise, a memorable experience to capture in pictures.

We will then go down for a guided tour of the fortress and the opportunity to learn and see everything there is to see of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Breakfast and dinner included

+ Day 8: Machu Picchu to Cusco

Morning at leisure.

In an additional visit to Machu Picchu we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel. For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu.

At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by train and will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Cusco.

Breakfast and lunch included.

+ Day 9: Cusco to Lima

Transfer to the airport to take your flight from Cusco to Lima. Arrive in Lima and connection to international flight.

Breakfast included.

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.