Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days / 3 Nights

Day 1: Start The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. These include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rainforest. Following this ancient Inca trail we will be walking through mysterious archeological sites, half covered by jungle overgrowth, that looks like you are discovering them for the first time and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay, to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata. Continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba. All along the way we enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the impressive Veronica peak. (B,L,D)

Day 2: Second day of the Inca Trail

We will have breakfast early and start trekking to the highest point of the Inca Trail, where we can see different ecological zones and enjoy changing climates. We will cross the Warmihuañusca pass at 4200 meters above sea level. After lunch we will continue on to the campsite at Pacaymayo. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Third day of the Inca Trail

We will walk approximately 45 minutes up to reach the second pass at 3850 meters above sea level, and will visit Runkurakay along the way. We will also visit the Sayacmarca archeological group and then go on to the Phuyupatamarca ruins. After lunch we head to Wiñaywayna, an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Arrive in Machu Picchu – Afternoon return to Cusco

After an early breakfast, we start on the final leg of the trek to Machu Picchu. We will arrive at Intipunku or Sun Gate where we will have a panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semi-tropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. After a guided visit, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to return to Cusco by train.

Inca Trail: What is included and what to bring

  • The Inca Trail includes:
  • Transportation from Cusco to Km 82, starting point of the trail
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and to Machu Picchu
  • Services of a bilingual tour guide
  • Service of cooks and porters
  • Camping equipment: Double occupancy tents and sleeping pads (only Inca Trail 4Days), dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables, seats, first aids kit and utensils for your meals.
  • All meals during the hike.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Train Station
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco on the tourist class wagon
  • Maximum weight of luggage to be carried by porters: 6.5 Kilos per person, Extra porters are available at an additional cost.
  • Sleeping bags are available for rent, at about $15 per day

Inca Trail: What is included and what to bring, please

  • Tour includes:
  • Bus from Cusco to Piskacucho (82 Km.).
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
  • Professional guide English.
  • Porters and chef.
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunchs, 3 dinners.
  • Bus Ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Tents and mattress
  • Cooking and dining tents
  • First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
  • Go back Tourist Train ticket. (Expedition class)
  • Transfer in from train station to hotel and Cusco

2017 Rates per person in US$: Prices are available upon request.

Inca Trail: What is included and what to bring

The Inca Trail includes:

  • Transportation from Cusco to Km 82, starting point of the trail
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and to Machu Picchu
  • Services of a bilingual tour guide
  • Service of cooks and porters
  • Camping equipment: Double occupancy tents and sleeping pads (only Inca Trail 4Days), dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables, seats, first aids kit and utensils for your meals.
  • All meals during the hike.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Train Station
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco on the tourist class wagon
  • Maximum weight of luggage to be carried by porters: 6.5 Kilos per person, Extra porters are available at an additional cost.
  • Sleeping bags are available for rent, at about $15 per day

What to bring for the Inca Trail:
A mid-size backpack, Thick cotton Socks , Sleeping Bag , Bandana , Rain wear (a large rain poncho), T- Shirts, Flash Light and batteries, Shorts and warm trousers , Water Bottle, Water Purifying Tablets, Sweater and Jacket , Sun block , Hiking boots , Insect Repellent Towel and bathing suit, Coramina (Glucose), Hat , One complete change of clothing
Suggested: Camera, binoculars, snacks, toilet paper, Peruvian currency and your own personal first aid kit and medicines.
Note: The guides will have basic medicines available included oxygen, but we recommend bringing your own ointment for swollen feet, sticking plasters, aspirin, etc.