Price: 1,420

Highlights Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Tour code ECS-S05
Duration  8 days
Trip Grade Demanding
Max Altitude 13,780 ft/4,200 m.
Accommodation 3 star hotels
Season Mar to Jan

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Live an unforgettable experience hiking the Inca trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites in the world! During these four days you will hike through the real Inca's trail surrounded by mysterious mountains and magical scenery. Do not miss this opportunity to have this lifetime adventure, contact us now and check availability. You will have personalized service, English-speaking guides, quality tours, and 24-hour assistance during your entire tour in Peru.
Notice all our tours are fully customizable.
Please look over the itinerary below to see all details and contact us to arrange your once in a life time experience.
Suitable for children of 12 years and over

*Inca Trail Rules information: please keep in mind that the access to the Inca trail is controlled by SERNANP (Machu Picchu Authority) which has stablished a maximum number of people allowed on the trail per day. Inca trail permits are granted on a first come first served basis so your Inca trail permit will be confirmed only after your passport information and deposit are provided. The Inca trail permits are limited to 500 per day (trek permits are also required for the porters and cooks) so it is very important that we receive your Inca Trail reservations as far ahead as possible.

Day 1: Lima

Upon arrival at Lima international airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel located in Miraflores, the safest and nicest area of Lima.
Overnight in Lima – Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro *** (Traditional Room)

Day 2: Flight Lima - Cusco (11,150 ft)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your early morning flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival at Cusco airport you will be met by our representative and driven to your hotel located in the center of Cusco.
You will have time to rest and adjust to the altitude. In the evening, you will have your briefing meeting before starting the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu!
Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Classic Cusco San Blas *** (Traditional Room)

Day 3: Cusco

Free morning to explore Cusco

Afternoon: Guided tour of Cusco and nearby Inca Ruins.
14:00: this afternoon your guide will pick you up from your hotel and show you the highlights of Cusco, the colonial cathedral, the great temple of Korikancha and the 4 impressive Inca ruins around Cusco: Sacsayhuaman, with its massive walls, Qenko, site of carved living rock, Puca Pucara, an Inca lodging Site and Tambo Machay, known as the Baths of the Inca. You will learn more about the Incas’ secrets!  
Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Classic Cusco San Blas *** (Traditional Room)

Day 4: Cusco - Km 82 - Huayllabamba.

Early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven (with your trek group) through the Sacred Valley to the trailhead at Km 82, the starting point of the Inca Trail where our Crew of Quechua Porters will be waiting for us to start our Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu.  After crossing the Urubamba River we set off on our four-day adventure, we hike through the eucalyptus groves having amazing views of the Vilcanota Mountain Range and the snow-capped peak Veronica, we stop to have a view of Llaqtapata, a massive Inca complex of agricultural terrace; after passing some small Quechua villages we arrive at our first campsite near the community of Huayllabamba (hiking time: approx 6 hours).
Overnight in Huayllabamba – Four-season Tent
(L, D)

Day 5: Huayllabamba - Warmiwañusca Pass - Pacaymayo.

Today is the most challenging day of our four-day trek to Machu Picchu; we start with a consistent breakfast in order to be able to reach the highest point of our trek, the dead woman Pass (13,780 feet/4,200 meters); we hike through the thick forest and stop at Llulluchapampa, where our guide tells us the story of this place. The trail climbs steeply towards Warmiwañusca Pass, known as the dead Woman Pass from where we will have an impressive vista of peaks and our route to Pacaymayo, our next camp site. We start to descend by a rock stepped trail, slowly and carefully, finally we arrive at Pacaymayo valley (11,810 feet/3,600 meters), our next campsite where we will have our tents already set up by our Quechua Porters (hiking time: approx 7 hours).
Overnight in Pacaymayo – Four-season Tent
(B, L, D)

Day 6: Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna.

This morning, we will climb up for almost one hour through an Inca stairway to Runkurakay ruins, a construction to rest used by Incan Couriers following the Royal Inca Trail during Inca times; the trail continues to climb toward Runkurakay pass (12,630 feet/3,850 meters) from where we have spectacular views of the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range; then we descend gradually towards the Inca Complex of Sayaqmarka (11,772 feet/3,588 meters); on the way we will pass through a green tunnel formed by the forest turning it into a fantasy walkway, beautiful orchids start to appear; it is so impressive how the Incas built these roads along the mountains and rainforest. We visit one of the most impressive Incas’ sites, the archaeological center of Phuyupatamarka (11,722 feet/3,572 meters), a strategic point with a beautiful view.
Finally, we camp near Wiñaywayna (8,829 feet/2,691 meters), the most spectacular archaeological complex of the entire Inca Trail (hiking time: approx 8 hours).
Overnight in Wiñaywayna – Four-season Tent
(B, L, D)

Day 7: Sun gate - Machu Picchu - Cusco.

After a very early wake up, we start our way to Inti Punku (The Sun Gate) where we are rewarded with our first vista of Machu Picchu!
Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of this impressive Inca city and learn about the history of this site, who lived here, how it was discovered in modern times and why the Spaniards never found it. You will have some insight into the various features of this sacred city and have free time to really enjoy yourself alone in this spectacularly located site, an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever!
Afternoon: Tourist train Aguas Calientes – Cusco.
On your arrival at Cusco train station you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel (hiking time: approx 2 1/2 hours).
Overnight in Cusco – Casa Andina Classic Cusco San Blas *** (Traditional Room)

Day 8: Flight Cusco – Lima

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to board your morning flight to Lima.
On arrival at Lima airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Miraflores, the bustling, cosmopolitan area of the city from where you will start your afternoon Lima tour.

Lima Tour
After lunch, you will be driven downtown into the city of the Kings; your English speaking guide will show you the colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies, Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, the baroque cathedral, Palacio de Gobierno (Governors Palace), the Archbishop's Palace with its big carved wooden balconies, and the convent of San Francisco. Underneath the convent lie extensive catacombs that served as the cemetery for the whole of Lima during the colonial period!

Evening flight back home
You will be picked up from Miraflores center and transferred to the airport to board your flight back home.

$1,490 per person in double occupancy
Single Supplement: additional $350

Tour price inclusions

  • English-speaking tour guides.
  • 24/7 Assistance during your entire trip in Peru.
  • Four nights of accommodation at selected hotels with breakfasts and three nights in four season Tents (Kelty Quartz Tent/REI Cirque 3 ASL Tent).
  • Half day guided tour of Cusco and the four nearby Inca ruins (Guide, entrance fee and transport).
  • Four day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu including:
    Professional English speaking guide, pre-departure information meeting, four-season tents, sleeping pad, duffel bag, first aid kit, oxygen tank, cooking equipment, nine meals during the trek, transfers, bus ticket Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes, Expedition train ticket Aguas Calientes-Cusco, cook, porter support (who carry all tents, cooking equipment and food), Inca trail and Machu Picchu entrance fees.
  • Half day guided tour of Lima city (Guide, entrance fee, and transport).
  • Plane tickets Lima Cusco Lima.
  • All airport/train station-Hotel transfers in Lima and Cusco.
  • Confirmation of Domestic and International flights.  

Price does not include

International air fares to Peru, airport taxes, meals other than those specified in your itinerary, personal expenses, personal insurance, and tips.