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Introduction:

The Manu National Park is one of the most pristine areas of the wildlife of the Peruvian Amazon, which in the Manu reserve activities such as hunting and fishing are not performed is one of the largest protected areas on the planet whose mega biological biodiversity doesn’t have an equivalent. Manu National Park covers about 1, 716,295 hectares, It is located among the departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios. During the Manu Park 5 Day Tour, you will become a part of an Amazon native community while you will be discovering the breathtaking nature of the park!

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Confort

Embarking on this once in a lifetime trek you’ll enjoy the sunset in Machu Picchu during the first day with few visitors, and arrive early on the second day to witness the amazing sunrise, surrounded by majestic Andean peaks through the mountains and the jungle one of the best ways to reach Machu Picchu

Authentic

We are 100% locally owned and operated with many years of dedication to providing the adventure of a lifetime at the best possible price. We operated 100% of your trek ourselves eliminating the need for “middle” men who drive up the cost, and offering an exclusive, one-of-a-kind–time.

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Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment. We are constantly seeking to support local businesses as well as to generate as little impact as possible. Be part of the difference.

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itinerary

Day 01: Cusco - cloud forest - pilcopata

Most of today will be spent in the car. Departing early from Cusco, we will ascend into the mountainous region of Paucartambo, slowly transitioning from high sierra to lush cloud forest. Along the way, we will visit the Chullpas of Ninamarca, ancient Aymara funeral towers once constructed for noble persons. 

As we descend from the mountains, we will begin to see more flora and fauna. Keep on the look-out for the Amazonian Umbrellabird, Trogons, maybe even a Spectacled Bear if we’re lucky! By afternoon we will arrive at the small town of Pilcopata where we will lodge for the evening. Showers and toilets will be available.

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Day 02: Pilcopata - SALVACION

We will enjoy a delicious breakfast before taking a 30-minute bus ride to the Madre de Dios River where a boat will be waiting to take us deeper into Manu Park. We’ll spend the entire day on the boat, observing diverse wildlife on the banks of the river. Get ready to see herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the notorious king vulture with a wingspan of 1.2- 2m/ 4- 7ft. By mid-afternoon, we will dock at the village of Boca Manu for a snack and refreshing beverage. We will then continue to the Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick, where macaws flock to eat and socialize. We will stay in a nearby Tambo Blanquillo Lodge for the evening, allowing you to observe the Macaws into the night. Showers and toilets will be available.

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Day 03: BLANQUILLO - OTORONGO

Today will be our most challenging day as we will be climbing two high passes, to begin with, the highest point of the Inca Trail, the Abra de Huarmihuañusca, or “Dead Woman Pass,” at 4200m/ 13,779ft. We will face a steep ascent for two hours until we arrive at the top, above the clouds. We’ll do a mini victory dance before descending to the valley of Pacaymayo. Once on the valley floor, we’ll make a second ascent for a smaller pass, traveling through the Runquraqay archaeological site along the way. After the second pass, we’ll explore another site, Sayaqmarka, before heading down to the magnificent, “Cloud Level Town” of Phuyupatamarca. Here we will make camp on the Inca terraces, eat a warm dinner, and sleep under the bright stars.

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Day 04: OTORONGO - BOCA MANU

Today we will visit three major Inca sites, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñaywayna, and Intipata before arriving at Machu Picchu by late afternoon. We’ll discover the cloud level town of Phuyupatamarca before descending into the cloud forest to see the steep, hillside ruins of Wiñaywayna where we will eat lunch. After lunch, we’ll continue our descent for a short 20 minutes to arrive at the terraces of Intipalta. From there, we’ll be close to the original entry point of Machu Picchu, Inti Punku, or Sun Gate. Instead of entering the ruins, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for a restaurant meal, a warm bed, and a night of full of anticipation for our next big day at Machu Picchu. Dinner is not included this day.  

 

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Day 05: BOCA MANU - ATALAYA

Today we will visit three major Inca sites, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñaywayna, and Intipata before arriving at Machu Picchu by late afternoon. We’ll discover the cloud level town of Phuyupatamarca before descending into the cloud forest to see the steep, hillside ruins of Wiñaywayna where we will eat lunch. After lunch, we’ll continue our descent for a short 20 minutes to arrive at the terraces of Intipalta. From there, we’ll be close to the original entry point of Machu Picchu, Inti Punku, or Sun Gate. Instead of entering the ruins, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for a restaurant meal, a warm bed, and a night of full of anticipation for our next big day at Machu Picchu. Dinner is not included this day.  

 

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Day 05: ATALAYA - PILCOPATA - CUSCO

Day five will be the highlight of our trek. We will board an early bus to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will receive a 2-hour guided tour of all of the most significant sites while learning about Incan history and culture. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore a part of Machu Picchu on your own before returning to Aguas Calientes as a group by bus. In Aguas Calientes, you will have a large selection of restaurants to choose from for lunch. 

We’ll then board an afternoon train to return to Cusco. Our drivers will meet us at the train station with Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to chauffeur you back to your Cusco accommodation. 

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included

Our tours are designed to reveal a “slice of life” the places you will Explore with us. We have included as much as possible in the price, allowing you to discover and enjoy your holiday.

Tour Guides

All of our guides have studied both English and Tourism. They are native to the region and have a true passion for teaching others about their culture and heritage. All our guides are experienced with the Inca Trail and other high altitude treks. They will support you and ensure you are safe and happy throughout your trip.

TICKETS -PERMITS

We are one of the few tour operators authorized to both book your permits and operate on the Inca Trail. Permits are registered in your name with a specific date and cannot be modified after confirmation. Your tickets will be purchased by us and looked after by your guide until the time they are needed. These include:

Meals

We provide you with a boxed lunch for our day hike. That evening, we will dine at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes. The second morning we will eat breakfast at our hotel accommodation. We will enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes on the second day before returning to Cusco. All four meals are included in your expedition cost.

hOTEL

Accommodation is included in this expedition. Depending on availability, we typically lodge you in a three-star hotel. If you would like an upgrade, let us know and we can ensure you stay in your desired hotel. The hotel we reserve for you will be listed on your invoice.

BRIEFING

The night before your Machu Picchu hike, we will visit to your hotel (lobby) also flexible in our office for your briefing. During the briefing, you will meet your fellow travelers for the next couple of days, your guides who explain the itinerary in detail and will give you duffel bags where you should pack your stuff and which will be carried by porters later

fisrt aid

Every guide Outdoor first aid trained and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.). In case of emergencies, every guide is equipped with a satellite phone which will allow for a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment.

WATER

We will always make sure you have clean drinking water at all mealtimes, and enough for you to refill your bottle when needed. We use fresh spring water running down from the mountains. We require that you bring a water bottle/s or Camelbak. To care for our spectacular environment, we humbly request that you use a reusable non-single-use plastic bottle.

Transportation

Your transportation from and to this trek is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco and taken to start of your trek in Ollantaytambo.  After your return riverside journey on the train, you will reach the train station where you will be picked up by van to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

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Every guide Outdoor first aid trained and carries a first-aid kit and oxygen for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.). In case of emergencies, every guide is equipped with a satellite phone which will allow for a quick exit off the trail to get you directly to a clinic for treatment.

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These unforgettable experiences, designed just for you, along any of the available routes, with the possibility of being. So, if you plan to make this hike, take note of all our tips to fully enjoy it.

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Find here, more information and all details and  all you need to know about the  Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Adventure: FAQ, Map, Distance, Altitude, Packing list, etc.

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Availability

To hike the Inca Trail, you must have a permit, which we will obtain for you. The first step to booking your trek is to make sure government permits are still available for your desired start date 

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