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Tackle the legendary Inca Trail for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to approach
Machu Picchu through breathtaking mountain scenery, as the Incas themselves did many
centuries ago. The classic five-day Inca Trail trek involves visits to all the trail’s famous
sites, including the ruins at Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñay
Wayna. Experienced porters will carry your equipment and you will sleep in tented
luxury as you make your way to your ultimate destination of Machu Picchu, which you
will view at sunrise through the Sun Gate. The 5-days trek is also recommended for
older people who want to take their time and enjoy the trail at a steady pace.

Zero plastic bottles on the Inca trail and Machu Picchu

Trip Info

What you need to bring

  • Original Passport
  • Student Card (if you are a student and have booked in advance to qualify for the discount)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired from us).
  • Walking sticks (can be hired from us).
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat, and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat & sunglasses
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Optional: Sandals, bathing suit, etc.

Private Service prices.

Important: Price is based on a DOUBLE room accommodation.

  • 2 people USD$ 1,255 per person
  • 3 people USD$ 1,075 per person
  • 4 people USD$ 985 per person
  • 5 people USD$ 945 per person
  • 6 people USD$ 925 per person
  • 7+ people USD$ 895 per person

Extras (Need to book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 85.00
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 85.00
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired.

Optional extras:

  • Sleeping Bag US$35.00
  • Walking Pole US$12.00
  • Inflatable Mattress US$25.00
  • Single Tent Supplement US$35.00


Day 1

Time : 5:00 am

Cusco to Huayllabamba

Today you will head out early from your Cusco hotel to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. You will have a relatively relaxed start for the Inca Trail and the walking is easy going to help you settle into the trek, Continuing another hour to the start of the trail at Km 82. Your Inca Trail adventure begins here. After trekking for about three hours, you will arrive at the terraced Llactapata ruins, (Incan site which is comprised by temples, palaces, terraces), that was used as the nexus point between the cities from the jungle side and the cities from the highlands during the Incan empire. Then, you will continue through a lush valley before arriving at the evening campsite of Wayllabamba.

Wayllabamba (3,000 meters). The name in Quechua means "Grassy plain". We spend the first night here besides some spectacular ruins which, if you have the energy, we have time to explore.

Day 2

Time : 5:00 am

Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu

Today is the most challenging portion of the trail, a great nutritious breakfast makes us ready for the hike, and the path is uphill until getting the Warmiwañusca (Dead-woman) to pass (4,215 m / 13,825 ft.). Which is the highest point on the Inca trail. From the top, you will be able to take in breath-taking views of the surrounding valleys and enjoy a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Descending, you will arrive at our second campsite in Pacaymayu. Which is the highest point on the Inca trail.

Day 3

Time : 6:00 am

Pacaymayu to Phuyupatamarca

Today we’ll take our time to wake up in the morning and have a great breakfast, After ascending to the Runkurakay pass at 13,123 feet, you will receive a guided tour of the fascinating ruins at Runkurakay, a place to get into Incan history and its archaeology After a deserved rest at the top, we’ll descend down to the next Incan ruins called Sayacmarca (3,650 m/11,972 ft.). Continuing to our trekking until Phuyupatamarca, another important archaeological site, and where Lunch, will be served, and where the camp will be set.

Day 4

Time : 6:00 am

Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu

We will start early in the morning going down the trail hiking for 3 hours until reaching Wiñay Wayna at 8,856 feet, the main archaeological site after Machu Picchu in the Inca Trail, we will visit the site, from where we can see the Urubamba valley and the river. The path goes down to WiñayWayna ruins, the most important ruins after Machu Picchu, heading then towards IntiPunku at 9042 feet, the Gate of the Sun, our last pass. A boxed lunch will be provided. From this place, Machu Picchu looks unreal and beautiful. You will have your first brief introduction to the citadel late afternoon, as you head down towards your hotel in Aguas Calientes town, to spend a relaxing night.

Day 5

Time : 6:00 am

Machu Picchu to Cusco

Rising early to make it for sunrise over Machu Picchu, you will hike for about an hour to reach the "Sun Gate," where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu. After descending into the ruins, you will enjoy a two-hour guided tour of the Lost City of the Incas. You will have the afternoon free to continue to explore the ruins at your leisure before heading back by scenic train ride to Cusco.

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Personal Porter to carry 7kg of personal items
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to Km82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian, food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter)
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Note* Prices Include Personal Porter to carry up to 8 Kilograms of each participant.

Note* About Inca Trail Campsites: Campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment. 

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us USD 5 per night)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (USD 75 extra)
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip
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