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Inca Trail & Cusco Express

Hike the most famous trail in South America

Inca Trail & Cusco Express

$1369

per person

The Classic Inca Trail Trek Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking routes in the world. It’s just one example of the 40000 kilometres of road built by Inca’s some 500 years ago. The traditional (or classic) Inca Trail tour starts in the Sacred Valley and finishes in the jungle region, passing through a range of vegetation types, making you feel like you’ve passed through a multitude of biospheres to reach your goal. A once in a lifetime opportunity, your experience will be made all that more important as it’s conducted in partnership with Apus Peru, a Classic Inca Trail tour operator famed for treating their porters with respect.

Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu - Couple at Machu PicchuHighlights of the Classic Inca Trail Trek Machu Picchu:

Walk the classic Inca Trail trek Machu Picchu, one of the most famous and most rewarding hikes in the world!

Discover the legacy of Incan culture in Cusco, once the capital of the Empire, and in the traditional way of life of the indigenous peoples of the Sacred Valley

In the Sacred Valley, you will trek through some of the most wonderful scenery in Peru, observing a diverse spectrum of flora and fauna as you pass through the many different microclimates.

Be overwhelmed as you finally walk through the Sun Gate at the end of your Inca trail, and get your first glimpse of majestic Machu Picchu.

This trip is in private service

Itinerary Overview:

Check the “Tour Plan” tab for the full Classic Inca Trail Trek Machu Picchu  itinerary.

Day 1 | Cusco

Begin your adventure in Cusco, acclimatising to the altitude before beginning your Classic Inca Trail trek Machu Picchu. Discover the history and architectural genius of the Incas with a private tour of the ancient capital of the empire, taking in the key archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca Pucara, and the Temple of the Sun.

Day 2 | Cusco

Meet the modern-day descendants of the Incas with a private tour of the Sacred Valley! Your day will begin in Pisaq, where you can barter for traditional handcrafts at the colourful market and explore the breathtaking mountaintop ruins. Next, you will explore Ollantaytambo, which still retains its original Inca-era layout and architecture. Finally, you will visit Chinchero, one of the most traditional towns in the Sacred Valley.

Day 3 | Inca Trail | Cusco to Wayllabamba

Today, you’ll begin the adventure of a lifetime – the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! Your first day on the trail is the easiest, and serves as a warm-up for the rest of the trek. You will begin at the famous trailhead, Kilometre 82, and enjoy fabulous views of the sparkling Urubamba river as you make your way up to the ruins of Llactapacta, the first archaeological site of the trek. A few more kilometres of gentle ascent will take you to Wayllabamba campsite, where you will spend the night.

Inca Trail Hike Difficulty: Moderate: 12km – 5 hours

Day 4 | Inca Trail | Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

The second day of your Inca Trail trek is the most challenging, but intensely rewarding! After spending the morning ascending through scenery that gradually becomes sub tropical forest, you will cross the highest point of the trail: Dead Woman’s Pass (4,200m). Enjoy the sense of achievement (and also the amazing views of the Sacred Valley!) before descending for another few kilometres towards Pacaymayo campsite.

Inca Trail Hike Difficulty: Strenuous: 11 km – 7 hours

Day 5 | Inca Trail | Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna

This morning, you will visit the beautiful Inca archaeological sites of Runkurakay and Sayakmarka before descending into the cloud forest. Keep your eyes peeled for orchids and humming birds! Take in magnificent views of Salkantay peak, one of the most important Inca mountain gods, as you descend towards Wiñay Wayna. This beautiful archaeological site is one of the highlights of the trail, and an excellent precursor to Machi Picchu. You will camp at the Wiñay Wayna campsite, which even has hot showers!

Inca Trail Hike Difficulty: Moderate: 12 km – 6 hours

Day 6 | Inca Trail | Wiñay Wayna to Cusco via Machu Picchu

Get up with the dawn and experience the magical sight of sunrise over Machu Picchu! Nothing compares with walking through the Sun Gate at the end of your trek and seeing the majestic, ruined city for the first time. Visit the key sites of the awe-inspiring citadel with your expert guide, before spending some time exploring at your own pace, soaking up the atmosphere. Head back to Aguas Calientes by bus, before taking the train back to Cusco, full of amazing memories of your Classic Inca Trail Trek Machu Picchu!

Inca Trail Hike Difficulty: Easy ; 3 hours

Important Information:

We recommend you book this tour at least 5 months  in advance.

Please note that due to restrictions upon the number of hikers allowed on the Inca trail per day, the reservation system requires the full passport details of each visitor, and full payment in advance. For this reason, to guarantee your place on the 4 day Inca trail, you will need to provide a scanned copy of your passport and a non-refundable deposit. You will also need to inform us of any change to your passport number, or your Entrance ticket will be invalid. We will fully confirm your reservation only once we have bought your entrance ticket and can therefore guarantee your place.

Please also note that you will need to carry your original passport with you whilst hiking the trail.

 

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    • Certified sustainable travel operator

 

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You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.

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  • Departure
    Cusco / Cusco
  • Include
    Activities described in the itinerary
    Meals
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    Accommodation
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    Domestic flights
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Day One: Cusco – City tour in private service

City tour in Cusco

Qurikancha in Cusco the most important temple in the Inca Empire

Transfer from the airport in Cusco to accommodation . This morning you will be flying to the city of Cusco, once the capital of Inca civilization. You'll spend the day visiting palaces, traversing a local fruit market and wandering around Cusco's main square, Plaza de Armas. You'll be walking with your tour guide, having lunch in a local restaurant along the way. After lunch, you'll be driven to Cusco’s most important archaeological sites: Kenko, Puka Pukara and Sacsayhuamán. Constructed from giant boulders intricately cut to fit together without the use of mortar, these fascinating ancient ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.       Inclusions:
  • Transfer airport - Hotel in Cusco
  • Private city tour ( private transport , english tour guide)
  • Accommodation in 3 star Hotel in Cusco
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Day Two: Cusco - Sacred Valley in private service

Sacred valley in Cusco In the morning, you'll be picked up from your accomodation to meet with an organised tour group to depart for the Sacred Valley. You’ll drive along the Vilcanota River, one of the best known and beautiful archeological sites in the country. Be enchanted by the village of Pisac, where you’ll stop to visit the nearby archeological ruins, as well as experiencing the vivid colours of traditional art available in the local artesenal market. As you wind through the valley, you’ll pass through scenic towns, Incan platforms, and many extensive prairies where Incan white corn fields sway in the wind. After stopping briefly in Urubamba to have a traditional buffet lunch, you will contine to Ollantaytambo where you may visit another well known archeological site. A final stop will be made at Chinchero market,where locals will barter over produce and where you can try your hand at bargaining too. Return to Cusco for a good night’s rest, as your Inca Trail starts next day.   Inclusions: Private sacred valley tour ( private transport , english tour guide) Accommodation in 3 star Hotel in Cusco
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Day Three: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - KM 82 - Llactapata – Wayllabamba

You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning in a private transport. You should have breakfast in your hotel, perhaps bringing some snacks for the day ahead. We’ll be stopping in Ollantaytambo for last minute purchases, plus an opportunity for more food, if you wish. Our journey will continue to Pisacucho (also known as Kilometre 82) where the trail starts. You'll need to show entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) a student card. Crossing the Urubamba river, our trek begins through a dry forest where cacti grows; marvel at these plants growing amongst prickly pears and the native Tara tree. We’ll continue on, walking for 3 hours (6kms) to Llactapata, once the home of an Inca cheftain and the first archaeological site on our journey. 4 kilometres of gentle uphill through farmland will take us to the grassy plain of Wayllabamba, our campsite for the night.  
    • Walking: 12 kms, 8 miles
    • Minimum altitude: 2'700 ms, 8990 feet
    • Maximum altitude: 3'100 ms, 10'000 feet
    • Campsite altitude: 3'000 ms, 9'843 feet
  • Inclusions:
    • Tourist bus and transportation to Start of the Inca Trail: Km 82
    • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail (Inca Trail Permit)
    • Meals ( 1L, 1D)
  • Campsite equipment
    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Reinforced foam
    • Restroom Tent and Portable Toilet
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • First Aid Kit: includes alcohol, bandages, pills for the altitude, oxygenated water, bandages, cotton ball, oxygen, rescue ropes, etc.
    • Radio communication: They are configured with radios used by workers in the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. We maintain constant communication in case of emergencies.
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Day Four: Inca Trail - Wayllabamba - Llulluchapampa - Dead Woman's Pass – Pacaymayo

Death woman´s pass on inca trail

Generally considered the most challenging day of the trek, we will wake early in order to get a good start, leaving small villages and farmland behind as we enter a sub tropical forest, taking lunch around Llulluchapampa. From here we will start a steep ascent towards the highest pass (Abra de Huarmihuañusca/'Dead Woman's Pass’ – 4200m/13779ft), so named because it resembles the body of a woman lying down. Feel an amazing sense of achievement upon reaching the top, taking in the rarified atmosphere before continuing downwards for over 3 kms (1.8 miles) through humid forest, down to your evening campsite of Pacaymayo.

    • Walking: 11 kms, 6,9 miles
    • Minimum altitude: 3'100 ms, 10'000 feet
    • Maximum altitude: 4'200 ms, 13'780 feet
    • Campsite altitude: 3'600 ms, 11'810 feet
  • Inclusions:
    • Tourist bus and transportation to Start of the Inca Trail: Km 82
    • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail (Inca Trail Permit)
    • Meals ( 1B, 1L, 1D)
  • Campsite equipment
    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Reinforced foam
    • Restroom Tent and Portable Toilet
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • First Aid Kit: includes alcohol, bandages, pills for the altitude, oxygenated water, bandages, cotton ball, oxygen, rescue ropes, etc.
    • Radio communication: They are configured with radios used by workers in the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. We maintain constant communication in case of emergencies.
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Day Five: Inca Trail -Pacaymayo - Sayakmarka - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñay Wayna

wiñaywana inca trail After another early breakfast, we'll walk to the beautiful Inka site of Runkurakay, one of the check points and the beginnings of the original royal Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We'll continue on to Sayakmarka, one of the most beautiful Inka remains on the classic trail. After lunch we'll trek through some incredible scenery, as the entrance to the cloud forest opens up and you’ll find yourself surrounded by orchids and hummingbirds, nature that will bring this experience to life. We'll walk for another hour to Phuyupatamarca (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’), reaching the third highest point on the trail at 3680m. There are also wonderful views of the Salkantay Mountain, one of the most majestic of the surrounding mountains. From here we have a 3 hour downhill descent into the forest and Wiñay Wayna, our camp for the evening. This is the most popular campsite with access to hot showers and a cold beer. A short distance from this campsite is located the Inca site of the same name ‘Wiñay Wayna’, meaning ‘Forever Young’. Even if you are tired after your day’s trek, don’t miss out on visiting the most impressive site on the trail. Your guide will make sure you are able to see the site, before a night’s camping. Walking – 12kms, 10.5 miles Minimum Altitude – 2,670ms, 8760 feet. / Maximum Altitude – 3,900ms, 12800feet Altitude of Camp – 2,670ms, 8760 feet/ Approx night temperature: Around 12 degrees C     Inclusions:
  • Meals (1B, 1L, 1D) Campsite equipment
    • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
    • Dining Tent
    • Kitchen Tent
    • Reinforced foam
    • Restroom Tent and Portable Toilet
    • Camping tables and chairs
    • Tableware
    • First Aid Kit: includes alcohol, bandages, pills for the altitude, oxygenated water, bandages, cotton ball, oxygen, rescue ropes, etc.
    • Radio communication: They are configured with radios used by workers in the Inca Trail and Machupicchu. We maintain constant communication in case of emergencies.
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Day Six:WiñayWayna - IntiPunku - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Machu Picchu from sungate

Tourist walking to Inca Bridge at Machu Picchu, Peru

We will rise very early in order to arrive at the ‘Sungate’ (2730m/8792ft) before sunrise. This early morning hike will be the final part of the Inca Trail, as from the Sun Gate you’ll have your first view of the mysterious and enigmatic Machu Picchu. After taking it all in, we’ll walk down the last part of the trail to the spot where you can take that classic photo of this ancient city, letting dreams become a reality. Upon arriving at Machu Picchu feel an overwhelming sensation of completion- you’ve earned the right to be overwhelmed by your surroundings. A walking tour (approximately 2.5 hours) will be given by your guide, and after you’ll be able to explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8923ft), an extra Challenger that will take 45 minutes, allowing new, unparalled view of the ancient site. Once you’ve had your fill of the site, you’ll meet your guide in Aguas Calientes- reachable by bus or foot- for lunch to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Note: The train included in all tours is the Expedition/Tourist Class service (to Ollantaytambo) and then bus to Cusco. Minimum Altitude – 2,400ms, 7870 feet. / Maximum Altitude – 2,720ms, 8920 feet       Inclusions:
  • Meals (1B, 1L)
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Bus up & down to Machu Picchu
  • Train service Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Train Expedition)
  • Transfer Ollantaytambo - Cusco
  • Accommodation in Cusco- 3 star Hotel
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Day Seven:Day Seven –Cusco

According to your flight back to Lima we will offer a transfer out to the airport. End of services       Inclusions:
  • Transfer Hotel - Airport in Cusco

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