US$695.00 Adults (group service)
US$ 655.00 Students with a valid ISIC card.
This is the most famous trek in south America, the original way to Machu Picchu and it´s been rated as in the top 5 treks of the world, going through awe inspiring landscapes, as well as through important Incan archeological sites such temples, fortresses, way stations, Inca tunnels, lakes, to appreciate snowcapped mountains, jungle, etc.
Our professional tour guides will explain history, flora and fauna, astronomy etc. Our team of well-trained and respected porters and camp staff work hard to provide comfortable, clean, and ecologically-responsible campsites along the way. On the fourth day, we arrive to Machu Picchu early for the sunrise, and from the sun gate we will get the first glimpse of the archeological wonder. After the tour in the morning of Machu Picchu we will return to Cusco by train in the afternoon.
- 2 people US$985 per person
- 3 people US$895 per person
- 4 people US$835 per person
- 5 people US$795 per person
- 6 people US$775 per person
- 7+ people US$745 per person
NOTE: In private service include a half Porter to carry up to 7 kilograms of your personal belongings.
Day 01: CUSCO TO WAYLLABAMBA
Distance: 12 Kilometers / 7.5 Miles
Scenic Peru will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 6am and drive through the Sacred Valley to the community of Piscaycucho (Railroad K82 – 2700m/8856ft),where you´ll get changed and ready to show your Passport to authorities and begin the Inca Trail. Following a trail along the left-hand shore of the Urubamba River, we enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped mountain Veronica (5830m.) and some archeological sites along the way such way stations, watch towers, Inca city of at Llactapata. later a nice spot for lunch and final gradual climb through forest to our first campsite at Wayllabamba (3000m./9840ft.)
Meals provided: Snacks, lunch, tea time and Dinner.
Hiking time: 5-6 hours aprox.
Day 02: WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO
Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles
Our proters will wake you up with a nice tea and after breakfast we will begging the climb which isa round 5 hours average to the top called the “Dead woman pass” (4200m/13776ft) by going through andean cloud forest and highlandpuna During our ascent, we can appreciate the wide variety of plant, flower, and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate. Once we reach the pass, our challenge is rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges. From here, we descend into the Pacaymayo river valley and on to our second campsite
Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks, lunch, tea time and Dinner.
Hiking time: 6-7 hours aprox.
Day 03: PACAYMAYO TO WINAY WAYNA
Distance: 16 Kilometers / 10 Miles
This is a unique day where after the climb 2 hours up to the second pass (3,900 mts, 12,600 ft) and later with gradual climbs of some ups and downs, we follow ancient stone paths and steps to the well-preserved Inca remains of Runkurakay,Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca. Along our visit to the sites we can appreciate the Incas’ complex architectural style and reverence of natural geography and beauty.Heading down the sub-tropical forest until we will reach one of the most beautiful Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna, (another pilgrimage site) there we camp for the 3rd night.
Meals provided: Breakfast, snacks,Lunch, tea time and Dinner.
Time Approximate walking time: 8-9 hours aprox.
Day 04: WINAY WAYNA TO MACHU PICCHU
Distance: 5 Kilometers / 3 Miles
Early in the morning we depart saying goodbye to our Cooks and porters, and later we will go through some gradual and small ups and downs through the highland jungle to our destination: Intupunku, or the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu. There we catch our first breathtaking view of this historical wonder. We´ll the have of the day to learn about and explore the main complex of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary before taking the train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks
Approximate walking time: 2 ½ hours
NOTE: You must bring the same passport that you used for the booking of this trek.
fixed departures: Every tuesday, thursday and saturdays.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT RESERVATIONS BE MADE AT LEAST 3-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE AS PERMITS ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 500 PEOPLE PER DAY (INCLUDING PORTERS) AND ARE SOLD OUT QUICKLY.
See also options of:
2 days Inca trail to Machu Picchu
5 days Premium Inca trail to Machu Picchu ( a more relaxed one).
- Comfortable and spacy tents
- Hotel transfers and private bus to trailhead
- Entrance fees for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- High quality double-occupancy tents and camping equipment
- Sleeping foam mattress (optional to hire Therma-rest inflatable matrasse)
- Hot water in the morning for washing
- Drinking water throughout the trek
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, and latrine tent
- Oxygen bottle and first aid kit equipped for wilderness trekking
- Professional, English-speaking guide and camp staff
- Porters to carry camping equipment (passengers must carry their own bags with pooled service)
- Plentiful, nutritious meals (Vegetarian option available) 03B, 03L, 03D
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket back to Cusco, Backpacker service
- Transfer from Poroy train station to hotel (pooled service Cusco train station to hotel)
- Sleeping bag
- Breakfast on the first morning
- Tips for guide and camp staff
- Sleeping Bag: $20
- Inflatable Air Matt therma-rest: $20
- Walking Sticks (Pair): $15
- Porter to carry passenger bags $70 for trip – one porter can usually carry for two people – 7 Kilos max each person)
- Sleeping bag: $20 for whole trip.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT RESERVATIONS BE MADE AT LEAST 3-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE AS PERMITS ARE LIMITED PER DAY AND SELL OUT QUICKLY.
Departures: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
What you should bring:
- Passport, the same Passport number that you used for booking this trip
- ISIC card (Students)
- Backpack or duffle bag
- Sleeping bag
- Warm clothing/thermals
- Insect repellent
- Trekking shoes/wool socks
- Water bottle
- Rain gear (Nov-Mar)
- Day pack
- Sunscreen and hat
- Personal medical kit
- Light and warm clothing
Of course tipping is a voluntary action according to the performance of our staff, however here is an idea about the average money to tip in this hike:
- INCA TRAIL Tour guide…$5.00 – $10.00 each. per day
- INCA TRAIL Porters…$3.00 – $5.00 each per day (1-2 porters per person )
- INCA TRAIL Cook…$4.00- $7.00 each. per day