4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu from Cusco
This trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. The Inca paths takes us through different ecosystems from high Andean plains to the cloud forest allowing us to explore mysterious archaeological sites, half covered with jungle overgrowth which looks as if we were discovering them for the first time. The trek finishes with the inspiring sight of the sunrise at the wonderful Machu Picchu.ItineraryDay 1: CUSCO - PISCACUCHO - HUAYLLABAMBAPass By:
Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu Peru
We will pick you up from your hotel around 5:00am to head towards the km 82 where we will begin our trek, ascending for 3 hours, or 10km until arriving at the archaeological site of Llactapata. We will enjoy lunch, and trek for 30 minutes or 1km approximately to Huayllabamba, an isolated Andean community. In the afternoon we will get ready for camping and around 7:00pm dinner will be made, vegetarian options are available.Stop At:
Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
The start of the first day of the Inca Trail, seeing archaeological sites such as Piscacucho, Llaqtapata, Huayllabamba.
Duration: 30 minutes
Accommodation included: one night at campDay 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA - PACAYMAYOPass By:
Huayllabamba, 02230, Peru
Early in the morning we will have breakfast and get ready to continue along the trail, ascending for approx. 4 hours (10km), to the peak of Warmiwañusca (4200mt). From here we will observe a variety of ecosystems ranging from dry puna (mountain grasslands) to the high jungle. After lunch, around 2:00pm, we will descend 3 hours (9km) into the Pacaymayo Valley. We will go over wooden bridges, through tunnels making our way up and down rocky steps. We will set up camp near the river and have our dinner.
Accommodation included: one night at campDay 3: PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNAPass By:
Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu Peru
Early in the morning we will have our breakfast and then descend 45 minutes exploring the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel Sayacmarca. We then head towards Puya Patamarka where we will have lunch and continue walking for 2 hours until arriving at the archaeological site Wiñay Huayna. If booked a minimum 6 months prior, we will have a chance to set up our camp there and afterwards our dinner will be served around 7:00pm. If there is no possibility to stay in Wiñayhuayna, we will camp in Puyapatamarka.Stop At:
Pacaymayo Valley Campsite, Inca Trail, 08680, Peru
It's the second camp on the original Inca Trail, at an altitude of 3350 masl.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: one night in a hotelDay 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCOPass By:
Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
We get ready around 5:00am and after breakfast we will hike for 1 hour ascending through the high jungle to Inti Punku, "The Gate of the Sun". This is an alternative access to Machu Picchu, and you will have impressive views of the entire archaeological marvel. After the arrival to Machu Picchu, we have a 2 hour guided tour, visiting the main sites and afterwards you will have some free time to explore. Late in the afternoon we will walk down to Aguas Calientes where we all meet at the train station 30 minutes before departure to Ollantaytambo where our private bus will take us back to Cusco. Our journey ends in the Plaza de Armas.Stop At:
Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Wonder of the modern world, legacy of the Inca empire, the rest city of Pachacuteq.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"We suggest to bring: A lightweight backpack per person, sweater and thick jacket, long and short pants, long sleeve shirts, personal items, binoculars, a sunblock with a UV factor of minimum 40, hat or cap, rain coat, walking shoes or tennis shoes, bottle of water, insect repellent, toilet paper, lantern, sunglasses, camera with charger, some cash in change (soles)"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
Duration: 4 Days
Cusco Region, Cusco Region
Traveler pickup is offered
wait at the hotel reception
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.