4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Classic Inca Trail Hike in 4 Days Through the Andes

Cost

US$820*

Departure

5:00 am

Arrival

6:30-7:00 pm

Duration

4 days, 3 nights

Difficulty

Challenging

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Itinerary – DAY 1: Inca Trail

Difficulty: Easy / 5.5 miles (9 km)
Altitude: 3,300 m (10,800 feet)

  • Pickup at your hotel in Cusco
  • Transport to Ollantaytambo & breakfast stop
  • Transport to Km 82
  • Relatively flat hike (3-4 hours)
  • Lunch stop
  • Slight uphill hike (1.5-2 hours) to Wayllabamba campsite & dinner

Itinerary – DAY 2: Inca Trail

Difficulty: Challenging / 7.5 miles (12 km)
Altitude: 4,200 m (13,800 feet)

  • Breakfast before starting hike
  • Uphill hike (4-5 hours) to Dead Woman’s Pass (highest point)
  • Downhill hike (2 hours) to Pacaymayo & lunch stop
  • Uphill hike (2 hours) to Runkurakay Archeological Site
  • Downhill hike (1.5 hours) to Sayacmarca Archeological Site
  • Mostly downhill/flat hike (0.5-1 hour) to Chaquicocha campsite & dinner

Itinerary – DAY 3: Inca Trail

Difficulty: Moderate / 7 miles (11 km)
Altitude: 4,000 m (13,200 feet)

  • Breakfast before starting hike
  • Uphill & flat hike (2 hours) to Puyupatamarca (highest point of the day)
  • Downhill hike (4 hours), including stopover at Intipata Archeological Site, to Wiñay Wayna campsite
  • Lunch & dinner at Wiñay Wayna

Itinerary – DAY 4: Machu Picchu

Difficulty: Moderate / 4 miles (6 km)
Altitude: 2,800 m (9,200 feet)

  • Early box breakfast before starting hike
  • Varied hike with some uphill portions (1.5 hours) to the Sun Gate
  • Relatively downhill hike (1 hour) to the Guardian’s House at Machu Picchu (photo stop)
  • Quick walk (15 minutes) to Machu Picchu Archeological Site main entrance
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu (2-3 hours)
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Lunch at a restaurant of your choice in Aguas Calientes (not included in price)
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco

Included in Tour Package:

  • Pickup and drop-off at Cusco hotel
  • Professional team
    • Licensed bilingual tour guide
    • Porters
    • Chef
  • Personalized service in small groups
  • Guided tour of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in English
  • Tickets
    • Entrance fee to the Inca Trail
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Camping gear
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mats
    • Tents
  • Transportation
    • Safe, comfortable roundtrip transport to/from Ollantaytambo
    • Safe, comfortable transport from Ollantaytambo-Km 82
    • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes
    • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
  • Meals
    • Days 1-3: Three meals per day & snacks
    • Day 4: Breakfast only
  • Duffel bag for your clothes & personal items up to 13 lbs (6 kg)

NOT Included in Tour Package:

  • Accommodations in Cusco
  • Day 4 Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Travel/health insurance
  • Tip for the tour guide

What to Pack/Bring:

  • Passport
  • Daypack with rain cover
  • Overnight backpack
  • Water
  • Camera or cell phone to take photos
  • Personal medication
  • Toiletries
  • Trekking shoes or hiking boots
  • Trekking poles
  • Clothing for hiking in cold weather, such as:
    • Thermal(s) or base layer(s)
    • Warm layer(s)
    • Warm jacket
    • Sweater
    • Down jacket
    • Gloves
    • Scarf
    • Beanie or toque
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Lip balm
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash for snacks/souvenirs/Day 4 lunch/tip
  • Insect repellent (November to March)
  • Optional: Snacks

*Cost is based on a minimum 6-person booking.

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