Discover the most spectacular of the Incan sites and one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.
You will feel on the top of the world!
Explore Cusco, the Capital of the Incan Empire and discover its awe – inspiring streets and Pre-Hispanic buildings.
Watch the Sunset on the Pacific Ocean in Lima and enjoy the city’s stunning architecture.
Savor Peruvian cuisine, with its exquisite and unique flavors. It has been recognized around the world as some of the finest there is.
Be dazzled by the unparalleled beauty of the Sacred Valley and its ancient Incan monuments and villages.

 

📍 This tour includes sensitive destinations, therefore we request you to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

🍏 All food on this tour is prepared mostly with local ingredients.

 

TRIP SUMMARY


Day 1: Cusco – Km. 82 – Wayllabamba

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Phuyupatamarca

Day 3: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Embark on a captivating 4-day journey through the legendary Inca Trail, exploring ancient marvels from Km. 82 to the iconic Machu Picchu. Each day unfolds a new chapter in this adventure, blending history and nature in the heart of Peru. Welcome to the magic of the Inca Trail!

Day 1: Cusco – Km. 82 – Wayllabamba

We will pick you up from your hotel to start one one of the most scenic hikes in the world originating in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a journey of approximately two hours, we arrive at Km. 82, where we meet up with our porters and start hiking along the majestic Vilcanota River, with spectacular views of “La Veronica.” This majestic snowcapped mountain rises to more than 19,000 ft / 5791 m. All camping gear is carried by our porters, leaving us free to walk with only a light back pack with the essentials for the day’s hike. This day we camp on a terrace in the village of Wayllabamba.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Camping

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayu

Today we will start trekking a moderate climb up the mountain through a stunning forest to a high camp at Pacaymayu. This will probably be one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude. After reaching Llulluchapamapa, at 13,750 ft / 4191 m, we will be able to enjoy the striking views of the Huayanay peaks and see how the landscape changes into the rugged Vilcabamba range. We will descend to camp in Pacaymayu at 13,100 ft / 3962 m.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Camping

Day 3: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna

Our journey today will start by descending via the second pass at 13,100 ft / 3962 m and follow a splendid Inca highway to the ruins of Sayaqmarka. This part the Inca trail is a white granite roadway, traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will also be able to observe the magnificent ruins of Phuyupatamarca 12,460 ft / 3797 m.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Camping

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early today we will continue our trek into the high jungle habitat. Here we will observe beautiful varieties of orchids and hummingbirds, which are very common along this spectacular section of the Inca Trail. After this trail we will finally arrive to our main destination: Machu Picchu. We will enter the lost city of the Incas through the Sungate as we stroll down the royal road.

You will explore the enigmatic sanctuary accompanied by your expert guide, who will lead you through the site, providing archaeological and historical information on key areas of interest, including Intihuatana (the Sun Dial), the Sacred Plaza and the Temple of the Sun. Machu Picchu is the most important site of the vast Inca Empire. This UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas” and is one of the most famous and spectacular archaeological complexes in the world – a visit to Peru would not be complete without it. Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and recently awarded as the Most Ecological destination in South America.

After the excursion, you will head to the train station where you will board the train towards Cusco. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be met by our Guest Services Representative and transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

  • Tent accommodation for 3 days.
  • All meals included during excursion as indicated in the itinerary: breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
  • All ground transportation as described in the itinerary.
  • Baggage handling assistance and porters.
  • Purified and filtered stream running water for drinking.
  • All camping equipment included: tents, sleeping pads, dining tent, private chemical toilet tent, oxygen tank.All cooking gear & emergency first aid kit.
  • Expert English speaking tour guide.
  • Porterage of equipment along the trail.
  • Bus tickets to & from Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Train tickets and transport from Machu Picchu to Cusco.


NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping bag and personal equipments.
  • Travel Insurance & Immunizations.
  • Laundry & gratuities for trekking staff.

PRICE PER PERSON

Standar: Upon request

Discounts:

  1. Student Discount:

    All travelers under the age of 17 will have a discount. If you are 25 or younger, you can get a special discount with your student card. Please advise by email to give you a code for the discount.

  2. Comunidad Andina De Naciones:

    Special discounts for residents of the Andean Community of Nations.

    Andean Community: corresponds to residents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Changes: You can make changes to your reservation up to 48 hours before your trip at no additional cost.

No show and Cancelations: If you cancel 30 days before the trip before 6:00 pm (Lima time), a 60% administrative charge will be applied. After this time, there is a cancellation or no show charge of 100%.

WHAT TO PACK?

  • Travel Documents: Passport, travel insurance, flight tickets, and any necessary visas.
  • Tickets: Ensure you have you tickets printed or downloaded to your mobile device.
  • Clothing: Fleece jacket or insulated layers for cooler evenings, Waterproof jacket and pants to stay dry in case of rain, Lightweight, moisture-wicking shirts and pants for comfort during the trek.
  • Headwear: Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection, Beanie or hat for colder evenings
  • Accesories: Lightweight gloves for cooler mornings and evenings, UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun, Quick-dry, compact towel for personal hygiene, Headlamp or Flashlight, Portable Charger, Camera
  • Hiking Boots: Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support.
  • Personal Items: Prescription medications and a basic first aid kit, Biodegradable soap and shampoo for use in eco-friendly hotels, Insect repellent, Toiletries (eco-friendly options if possible)
  • Sun protection: Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun’s rays at high altitudes.
  • Backpack and Gear: A small, comfortable daypack for daily essentials during hikes, ightweight and compact sleeping bag suitable for the conditions, Adjustable trekking poles for added stability on uneven terrain.
  • Cash: Bring cash in local currency in case you need to buy anything or tip your guides.

 

TIPS

Layering is Key: The weather can vary, so pack layers that can be easily added or removed.
Pack Light: Keep your backpack as light as possible for ease of hiking.
Leave No Trace: Bring a small trash bag to pack out your waste and follow Leave No Trace principles.

Curious about your upcoming 4-day Inca Trail journey? This FAQ section has you covered. Find answers to common questions, ensuring a seamless and exciting adventure. Let's dive into the details, making your Inca Trail experience unforgettable!

What is the Inca Trail, and why is it so popular?

The Inca Trail is a historic trail leading to Machu Picchu, the renowned Inca citadel. It's popular for its stunning landscapes, ancient ruins, and the unique experience it offers to hikers.

How long is the Inca Trail trek?

The trek spans four days, covering approximately 26 miles (42 kilometers) from start to finish.

What makes the Inca Trail challenging?

The trek involves varying altitudes, steep ascents and descents, and challenging terrain. Day 2, in particular, includes a significant gain in altitude.

What is the significance of Phuyupatamarca?

Phuyupatamarca is an ancient Inca archaeological site with stunning views. Its name translates to "Town Above the Clouds."

What is the Sungate, and why is it significant?

The Sungate is the entry point to Machu Picchu, offering panoramic views of the citadel. It marks the final stretch of the Inca Trail.

What landmarks can be explored within Machu Picchu?

Key areas include Intihuatana (the Sun Dial), the Sacred Plaza, and the Temple of the Sun. Each has unique archaeological and historical significance.

How should I prepare for the trek physically?

Physical preparation is crucial. Training with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking is recommended to handle the varying terrains.

How can I contribute to sustainability during the trek?

Follow Leave No Trace principles, use reusable items, and respect the environment and local communities.