Rating in Peru
$ 650

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 650
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 650
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  • At a Glance
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price

At a Glance

The Inca Trail is the most famous trek in South America and rated among the top five treks in the world. The Classic Trek takes 4 days to arrive at the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”. On this 4th day you will take in the magical sunrise at the ‘Sun Gate’ overlooking Machu Picchu Mountain. Over the 26 mile (43 km) trail you will pass through several Andean environments including lush cloud forest, subtropical jungle and beautiful alpine tundra as well as settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins. Starting Price US$ 650*

Classic Trek to  the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”

Day 1-3: Inca Trail
Day 4: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Cusco - Inca Trail Km 82 - Huayllabamba

    Your Trek Leader will collect you at 5 AM from your Cusco hotel to begin traveling by private bus for 1.5 hours to the village of Ollantaytambo stopping for a 30 minutes snack break. Afterwards drive 1 hour to km 82, the starting point of the Inca Trail, and proceed through passport control before entering Machu Picchu National Park. The trek begins along the bank of the Urubamba River offering beautiful views of the snow-capped mountain Verónica, the highest point of the Urubamba mountain range. Pass through local communities, the archaeological complex of Llactapata, and leaving the Urubamba Valley behind, you will finally arrive to Huayllabamba (3,400 m / 11,154 ft), where you will make your first camp.
    Campsite and dinner  BLD
    Walking Time; 6 hours /Maximum Altitude; 3,400 m / 11,154 ft / Campsite Altitude; 3,400 m / 11,154 ft

  • Day 2: Huayllabamba - Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayo

    After breakfast at 8:00 AM you will leave camp and walking through the Llulluchapampa Valley (3850 m / 12631ft) with a steep four hour climb through a rain forest. Following lunch continue walking for 1 hour to the highest point in the trek, the Abra Warmihuañusca pass “Dead Woman’s Pass” (4,200 m / 13780 ft), where you will rest and enjoy great panoramic views and see domesticated llamas and alpacas. Desend through the deep valley of Pacaymayo (3580 m / 11745 ft) for 2 hours before making second camp.
    Campsite and dinner BLD
    Walking Time; 7 hours /Maximum Altitude; 4,200 m (13,776 ft) / Campsite Altitude; 3,580m (11,745 ft)

  • Day 3: Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna

    Today is the most challenging but interesting day visiting several archaeological sites and passing through some amazing cloud forest. Very early in the morning, you will hike 2 hours to the second pass, the Abra Runkuraqay, (3,970 m / 13022 ft), and half-way; you will visit the archaeological complex, a site consisting of a small oval structure that are believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. Afterwards you will descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud-forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3,624 m / 11,887 ft), a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. After a further 30 minutes to Chakiqocha where you will stop for lunch. Continue walking towards the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarka “Town over the clouds” (3,650 m / 11,876 ft) and then pass through an Inca tunnel. You will arrive finally to the complex that shares the same name as the pass and is regarded as one of the most complete and best preserved archaeological sites along the Inca Trail to MachuPicchu. Journey down along the long stone steps and appreciate the impressive view of the Urubamba Valley, before arriving to Wiñaywayna (2,650 m/ 8,694 ft), the biggest archaeological site on the Inca Trail besides MachuPicchu, which consists of an agricultural centre with numerous terraces, and a religious and urban sector. Here, you will camp and overnight.
    Campsite and dinner BLD
    Walking Time; 8 hours /Maximum Altitude; 3,900 m (12,792 ft) / Campsite Altitude; 2,650 m (8,692 ft)

  • Day 4: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    After an early breakfast at 4.00 am, walk one hour and a half to Inti Punku “The Sun Gate” (2,710 m / 8,891 ft) regarded as the front door to Machu Picchu and from where you will have a spectacular view of the Inca citadel.  Upon arrival to Machu Picchu (2,400 m / 7,874 ft), you will have a guided tour of the ruins. Later, a shuttle bus will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have time to relax and visit the hot springs (entrance not included) and finally take the 15:48 Vista Dome Train back to Ollantaytambo train station, arrival and transfer to the city of Cusco. B

    Walking Time; 2 hours + tour of Machu Picchu /Altitude; 3,399 m (11,152 ft)

  • Departure Dates

    Flexible departures (any day)

  • Included

    Brief presentation prior to departure
    Transportation from your Hotel to the starting point of the Trek (Km. 82)
    Entrance fees to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu complex
    English-speaking trek guide
    2-person tent and sleeping mats
    Cook for preparation of all meals
    Cooking equipment, dining tent, tables and chairs
    Meals as specified: 3 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 3 dinners (D)
    Porters to carry camping and cooking equipment
    Oxygen bottle and first-aid kit
    Shuttle Bus: Aguas Calientes /Sanctuary / Aguas Calientes
    Vista Dome train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta train station & road transfer to Cusco

  • For More Information

    Please contact: jen@heritagesafaris.com

Price

Private Service:
US$ 1,150 per person (Based on 2 Persons on Trek)
US$ 925 per person (Based on 4 Persons on Trek)
US$ 750 per person (Based on 6 Persons on Trek)
US$ 675 per person (Based on 8 Persons on Trek)
US$ 650 per person (Based on 10 Persons on Trek)

Group Service:
US$ 900 per person (Based on 1 Person / Includes Single Supplement)
US$ 800 per person (Based on 2 Persons Sharing Tent/Room)

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of The Heritage Safari Company
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