4-Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Come join us on the most famous trek in Peru and experience traditional Incan culture

map Cusco, Peru
Duration
Duration
4 Days
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
14 People
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
9 Years Old
Meals
Meals
Included
Hostel
Hostel
Included
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What's Included

  • Guided hiking tour
  • English-speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Tents (3-person tents for 2 people)
  • One inflatable mattress per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent if assigned campsites do not have toilets
  • Massage therapy at the end of the trek in Cusco
  • Healing Activity: Offering to Pachamama or an Andean blessing ceremony
  • Meals and daily tea service, except on the last day
  • Porters to carry tents, food, cooking equipment, and up to 7kg (15.5lb) of personal gear
  • All entry and transport fees

Where We Visit

  • Cusco
  • Piscacucho
  • Urubamba River
  • Mackay Mackaycending
  • Llactapata
  • Cusichaca River
  • Vilcanota
  • Wayllabamba
  • Abra Warmihuañusca
  • Pacaymayo
  • Abra Runkurakay
  • Yanacocha
  • Sayacmarca
  • Wiñaywayna
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sun Gate
  • Huayna Picchu
  • Temple of the Moon
  • Aguas Calientes

What's excluded

  • Breakfast of the first day and lunch on the last day.
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to end-up the trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center, the entrance fee is Peruvian Soles s/10.00 per person. Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for staff (optional)
  • Extra costs

WHAT TO EXPECT

Hiking in the spectacular Andes is the experience of a lifetime. Come join us on the most famous trek in Peru. This 4-day guided tour will show you the spiritual part of Inca ruins on a trek to Machu Picchu.

 

You will meet a Shaman, visit a local community & experience traditional Peruvian cooking rituals. You’ll also visit mysterious archaeological sites and immerse yourself in Andean mountain ecosystems rich in flora and fauna. The trek begins with an Andean Blessing and offering to Pachamama (the Earth Mother). Then, spend your days trekking through mountains and learning about the region. You’ll stand tall in the Sun Gate and witness sunrise break over Machu Picchu before descending to the ruins to explore them for yourself.

 

 

Day 1: Cusco – Wayllabamba

 

Early in the morning, we will travel with our experienced guides and shamans to Piscacucho, the trailhead for the trek. Once there, you’ll participate in a traditional Andean Blessing ceremony to guarantee safe passage before starting on your journey. We’ll cross the bridge over the Urubamba River and walk along the south bank, shortly arriving at Mackay Mackaycending to the highest part of the look-out, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata. We’ll continue through the valley created by the Cusichaca River and climb gradually until we reach Wayllabamba, our first campsite. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota Ridgeline on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive 5832m Veronica Peak reigns supreme, while also observing the diversity of flora and fauna that can be found throughout the valley.

 

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo

 

After a traditional Andean breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek. As we climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a high, dry grassland with little other vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (“Dead Woman’s Pass”), we’ll see domesticated llamas and alpacas and cross an area of a cloud forest, the habitat for many different kinds of birds, such as hummingbirds and sparrows. Immediately after the pass, we’ll descend into the Pacaymayo Valley and enjoy a large traditional Peruvian dinner and culinary explanation from the lead chef.

 

Day 3: Pacaymayo to Wiñaywayna

 

Prepare yourself for the longest and most impressive day of your trek. The climb from Pacaymayo takes us to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay, and a stop at the Runkurakay archaeological complex consisting of a small oval watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to arrive at Sayacmarca, a beautiful complex made up of semicircular constructions, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios, and irrigation canals. Continuing up a gentle ascent, we’ll arrive at the third pass, Abra Phuyupatamarca, meaning “Town over the clouds.” Our guides will take you on a short tour of the site, fully immersing you in the ethereal mists and energy of the site. Lose yourself in the moment here.

 

We’ll next descend the long stone stairways that lead you to Winay Wayna, an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural centre with numerous terraces, plus religious and urban sectors. After exploring the site, we’ll enjoy our farewell dinner at our nearby camp.

 

Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu

 

On this fourth and last day, we’ll leave Wiñay Wayna before dawn to climb up to Inti Punku (“The Sun Gate”). From this holy gateway, we’ll witness the first rays of sun beaming over the mountains and shining down onto the citadel of Machu Picchu. We descend from Inti Punku to Machu Picchu and enter the citadel through the “House of the Guardians.” Next begins a guided spiritual tour of this sacred Inca citadel, including a climb up to Huayna Picchu and visit the Temple of the Moon. Following this day full of winding stairways, trails and exploration of one of the world’s greatest wonders, we’ll meet in the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we board the train back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel after nightfall.

 

* The Departure and arrival times are approximate.

** Campsites are subject to change according to the designation of the governmental institution that regulates the use of the Inca Trail as well as to our guide’s criteria and the group progress.

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  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants, if is available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco).
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Sandals or jogging shoes for higher comfort in the camp.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (please at the moment of your booking inform us if you wish to book this extra service).
  • Flashlight/headlamp, and batteries.
  • Camera, camcorder, and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly under cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sun block.
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – malaria risk has not been reported.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies to all clients who use to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning. Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far.
  • Small towel.
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Cash in soles and/or US$.
  • Original passport.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage the Inca Trail)
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