Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Inca Trail

The Inca trailed formed an important communication and transportation link within the empire, connecting a large area including Cusco and Machu Picchu. Although steep in places, Inca engineers designed it for efficient travel with carefully constructed stone staircases and tunnels. The important archeological ruins we will visit in this adventure are Llactapata, Runkurakay, Phuyupatamarca, Winay Wayna and finally Inti Punco, all on the way to Machu Picchu.

GreenTracks’ years of expertise with the Inca Trail has allowed us to put together three options that will allow you to choose the one that most fits your desires.

Short Inca Trail - 2 days/1 night (no camping)
This trip allows a taste of the Inca Trail without days of hiking and camping.

Inca Trail Classic - 4 days/3 nights (all camping)
This is the classic four-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Discovery - 5 days/4 nights (3 nights camping, 1 night hotel)This is our best recommendation. Our five-day program allows the traveler time to explore and enjoy the amazing archaeological sites, landscapes and nature along the way. While most other programs force trekkers to speed through the stunning high-altitude Inca Trail, we take the time to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

On the above hikes you will share the trail services of a guide, camp staff and porters with a group of hikers. Hiking groups are kept small. Private Service hikes are also available. GreenTracks also offers alternative treks to Machu Picchu.

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To follow the Inca's footsteps on the royal highway to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable experience. Few other hikes in the world can offer the variety of breathtaking scenery: from high sierra to tropical jungle. GreenTracks is the Inca Trail expert.




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