Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (4 Days)

Explore the 4 day legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with experts who knows it the best!
Trip Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture.

Good For: Those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate level of fitness.

Starting Altitude: 2720m - 8920 ft.

Highest Altitude: 4217m - 13,780ft.

Hiking Distance: 45 km - 27 miles.

Longest Day: Day 2, approximately 16 km - 9.9 miles.

Coldest Night: Day 2 around 0º celsius.

Difficulty: Moderate

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Inca Trail & Machu Picchu tickets
    • Train & bus ticket
    • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Runkuracay
    • Entry/Admission - Winay Wayna
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    What's excluded :
    • Breakfast on day 1 & lunch on day 4
    • Tips
    • Camping equipments (sleeping bag & walking stick)
    • Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu mountain

  • Day 1: Cusco - Km82 - Ayapata

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Cusco 08000 Peru
    We pick you up from your hotel; then we go driving to the trailhead KM-82. Here is the first checkpoint where you have to show up your passport which has to match your permits; since this place the hike starts along the sacred valley which is a little Inka flat to arrive to the Inca sites of Llactapata. After it will be another two hours to arrive to the first lunch place; where our porters will be waiting for you with amazing organic and fresh food; in the end After lunch come uphill but we’ll get some time for breaks and continues for another 2 hour to reach the first campsite Ayapata.

    Meals included: Snack, Lunch, Happy hour and Dinner

    Accommodation: A tent for 2 people
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tent

    Day 2: Ayapata - Pacaymayo - Chaquicocha

    Stop At: Runkuracay, Machu Picchu Peru
    Fresh breakfast in the morning; in order to start climbing for five hours up to the highest point of our expedition; which is the famous “Dead Woman’s Pass” at (4215 meters / 13779 feet). Day 2 is going to be memorable and unforgettable as it’s considered to be the most difficult day of the Inca Trail, after the summit 2 hour downhill through Inca steps which is very steep to arrive to the second lunch spot.

    Right after lunch; we are going to hike for two hour uphill and 2 downhill including breaks in each Inca ruins Runkurakay and Sayacmarca; this Inka ruin is only 30 minutes away to get the campsite at Chaquicocha.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Happy hour and Dinner

    Accommodation: A tent for 2 people
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: A tent for 2 people

    Day 3: Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

    Stop At: Winay Wayna, Camino Inca, 08680, Peru
    After breakfast! we'll hike for 2 hour to the last Summit Phuyupatamarca; The best area to enjoy the flora, fauna and views. Phuyupatamarca means "City in the Clouds" and Inti Pata "Sun above the terraces" visited in the morning. Afterward lunch you get to visit Winay Wayña “Forever Young” amazing site. After we will go back to the campsite for dinner and small ceremony to tell thanks; give gratitude and say goodbye to your amazing porters team, your appreciation of some tips and will be the last time that you see them.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Happy hour and Dinner

    Accommodation: A tent for 2 people
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: A tent for 2 people

    Day 4: Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    Your team will wake you up early in the morning, today is the highlight of the trek; we head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens we hike to the Sun Gate; where you’ll get your first fantastic view of Machu Picchu. On arrival to Machu Picchu you’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site; to visit the most important sacred Sectors of the Citadel. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch on your own in Aguas Calientes town or Machu Picchu Pueblo

    Accommodation: In Cusco on your own
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The pick up from the hotel
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Inca Trail Specialist

Activity ID: V-223646P2

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