If you decide to visit Peru for a holidays and have the time to discover the highlights of many of these special regions there are several tour packages Inca Trail Machu offers that take you into the remote areas of the Amazon Jungle, many great coastal regions, the starkly stunning and mystical desert areas of the Nazca Lines and Ica, the magnificent Andes mountains and it's spectacular treks such as Classic Inca Trail, Lares Valley or Salkantay Trek and of course Machu Picchu. Colca Canyon is home to it's rare bird inhabitants- the Condors and the deepest canyon in the world. Arequipa is a modern southern city near Colca Canyon and the home to the famous 'Misti' active volcano. Lake Titicaca, the highest navigatable lake in the world is another must see and a fascinating place going by boat to the to the island people of Taquile, Uros and Amantani.
Peru is a country of vast diversity in climate, landscapes and cultures. From the high glaciar areas and the Andean mountains, lush valleys, beautiful coastal regions, amazing desert landscapes and of course the vast Amazon Jungle.
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Trekkers normally take 4 day hike to "Classic Inca Trail". It starts from one of two points: 88 km (55 miles) or 82 km (51 miles) from Cuzco on the Urubamba River at approximately 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) or 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) altitude, respectively.
Both of these trail segments meet above the Inca ruins of Patallaqta (sometimes called Llaqtapata), a site used for religious and ceremonial functions, crop production, and housing for soldiers from the nearby hilltop site of Willkaraqay, an ancient pre-Inca site first inhabited around 500 BC. The trail undulates, but overall ascends along the Kusichaka River. At the small village Wayllapampa ("grassy plain", Wayllabamba) the trail intersects with the "Mollepata Trail" at 3,000 metres (9,800 ft).
Small, permanent settlements are located adjacent to the trail, and Wayllapampa has approximately 400 inhabitants (130 families) spread along this portion of the trail. Pack animals—horses, mules, donkeys, and llamas—are allowed.
At Wayllapampa the trail to Machu Picchu turns west and begins ascending along a tributary of the Kusichaka. Because of previous damage caused by hooves, pack animals are not allowed on the remainder of the trail.
As the trail ascends toward Warmi Wañusqa, or "Dead Woman's Pass",it passes through differing habitats, one of which is a cloud forest containing Polylepis trees. The campsite at Llulluch'apampa (Llulluchapampa) is located on this stretch of trail at 3,800 metres (12,500 ft). The pass itself is located at 4,215 m (13,829 ft) above sea level, and is the highest point on the Classic Inca Trail. After crossing the pass the trail drops steeply into the Pakaymayu drainage. At a distance of 2.1km and 600m below the pass is the campground Pakaymayu.
If this will be your first trip to Peru, Cuzco and Machu Picchu are practically obligatory. The question is "what else?", and the answer depends on how much time you have, and what your interests are.
You can combine Machu Picchu with a number of other Andean attractions, the Amazon rain forest, or pre-Inca archaelogical sites on the coast. If this is not your first trip to Peru, the last itineraries in this section offer you something little different.
This Peru packages involves 11 days to Lima, Peruvian Amazon, Cuzco, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
This trip involves 9 days to Lima, Cuzco and Inca Trail
This Peru tour involves 18 days to Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Hiking to Inca Trail, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon.
This tour involves 13 days to Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Hike the Inca Trail, Puno, Lake Titicaca.