Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu

4 days
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 12
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Enjoy the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the route combines beautiful mountain landscapes with incredible panoramic views, lush forests and a subtropical jungle of splendid natural surroundings with the magnificent work of the ancient Inca masons.
You will visit beautiful Inca sites, sumptuous temples, agricultural terraces, tunnels and water sources, as well as interesting archaeological sites such as the Puerta del Sol, from there you will observe the sunrise over Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, let yourself be captivated by the magic and charm of this incredible place.

Why should you book with us?
- The best service at the best price
- We are Direct Operators
- Personalized Service: Join our small group. A small group means more attention from your guide
- Travel with the Experts: The Best Guides, Cooks and Porters
- Excellent Food All Included
- All High Quality Camping Equipment Included
- Tour Organized by a Peruvian Tourism Agency


  • Meeting and preparation talk with the Guide, 1 day before the tour in our City Office: Cusco
  • Luggage storage for your belongings in our Cusco Office while you make your trek
  • Pick up from your hotel located in the City of Cusco. We also pick up from hotels in the Sacred Valley
  • Tourist transport from the City of Cusco to km. 82 (Start of the walk).
  • Professional Tour Guide who speaks English and Spanish
  • A second Professional Tourism Guide (Only for groups of 9 or more Excursionists).
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu,
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Cook and kitchen assistant for the preparation of all meals.
  • Excellent Food All Inclusive: 3 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 3 Hours of Tea /
  • We serve and prepare vegetarian, vegan and special diet meals according to your request.
  • Team of porters that will carry equipment: tents, food, tables, chairs, kitchen equipment.
  • Personal porter service who will help you carrying part of your personal luggage - up to 7 kg.
  • All the necessary Camping Equipment that you will use such as: High Mountain Down Sleeping Bag
  • High Quality Dormitory Tent for 4 people that will only be used by 2 people for more comfort
  • Thermarest inflatable mattress, which we will give you at the beginning of the walk.
  • Dining room with field tables and portable chairs + gas lamp for the night.
  • Kitchen store with complete equipment for the preparation of meals.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen balloon carried by the guide.
  • Bus ticket down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket in Expedition Service to return from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo for the 4th day.
  • Return transportation from the Ollantaytambo Train Station to your hotel located in Cusco.
  • All fees and taxes are included.
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Runkuracay
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Intipata
  • Entry/Admission - Sayacmarca
  • Entry/Admission - Wayllabamba Camp
  • Entry/Admission - Sun Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Ollantaytambo
  • Entry/Admission - Puyupatamarca
  • Entry/Admission - Llulluchapampa
  • Entry/Admission - Paso Warmi Wañusca
  • Entry/Admission - Winay Wayna
  • Entry/Admission - Patallacta

What to expect


Day 1: Cusco - Km. 82 (Start of the Walk) - Wayllabamba.

Stop At: Cusco, Peru
At 6:00 am. They will be picked up in our transport from your accommodation located in the City of Cusco.

In this way, this great experience begins in the City of Cusco - Peru. Before leaving the hotel, make sure you bring your original passport and if you are a student, also bring your valid ID.
The trip begins by bus and is approximately 3 hours and a half until reaching the Piscacucho area (Start of the Inca Trail). Thus begins a spectacular scenic tour in our bus through the mythical Sacred Valley of the Incas with beautiful views of the Urubamba River, picturesque Andean towns and the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo. On the route we will have a last stop in the town of Ollantaytambo where you can do some shopping or use the toilets, then we will continue the journey on our bus until we reach Km. 82 Piscacucho.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Inca Trail, Cusco 08000 Peru
At 10 am. we will arrive at Piscacucho or km. 82, the place is the beginning of the Inca Trail. Here you will meet all the members of your excursion, including visitors, porters and cook. From this place you will be accompanied by our native Quechua porters who will carry all the camping equipment. It is also the place of the first Official Control Post of the Inca Trail where we will present our permits, entrance tickets and passports. After checking in, around 11 am, we will begin our trek, where we will cross a suspension bridge over the Urubamba River.

This first day is easy, this will help you prepare for the following days. The walk begins with a slight climb, and we will continue for about two hours on relatively flat terrain following the course of the Urubamba River to a place called Miskay, arriving around 1:00 pm. In Miskay we will have our first lunch prepared by our cook and served by our staff.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Patallacta, QH9G+J24, Chillca 08680, Peru
After lunch, we will continue with the walk until we reach the first archaeological group known as Patallacta, which was an ancient Inca town, where you can see an impressive group of agricultural terraces.

From Patallacta we will continue with the walk for 2 more hours, the Inca Trail continues along the left bank of the river. During this part, views of the snowy peaks such as the Snowy Wakay Willka, currently known as Veronica, the top of this snowy peak is 5900 meters above sea level. / 19000 feet, and we can also see the Cordillera del Urubamba, which divides the Andes and the Jungle; In this way we will arrive at the small town of Wayllabamba (3000 masl) around 5:00 pm, where we will have our first camp.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Wayllabamba Camp, PHP3+75W, Chillca 08680, Peru
Upon arrival at the Wayllabamba Camp area, and after settling in our tents, we will have tea time, relax and have a hot drink and some snacks.

At night, around 7:30 pm. dinner will be ready, which will be served by our staff. At the end of dinner you will have a well-deserved night of rest in a good sleeping tent, where we will spend our first night.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Prepared by our cook and served by our service staff.
• Dinner: Prepared by our cook and served by our service staff.
Accommodation included: Our 1st. Camping Night in Mountain Tents of Very Good Quality.
Camp area located in Wayllabamba.

Day 2: Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusca (Passage of the Dead Woman) - Pacaymayu.

Stop At: Wayllabamba Camp, PHP3+75W, Chillca 08680, Peru
This 2nd day you will wake up with a cup of coca tea that will be brought to your tent by our staff. This day is considered the most difficult day of the route due to the physical effort it requires.
After breakfast, we will start the trek from Wayllabamba around 7:00 am. and we will walk for 4 hours to the highest point of the trek (Dead Woman's Pass). The first 2 hours of the walk is uphill, the route will give you the opportunity to appreciate various species of birds (hummingbirds, hawks and eagles). From here the trail goes through a beautiful cloud forest. Along the way you can see many native trees such as Queñuas and an area characterized by straw meadows. Walk at your own pace, stop and rest as often as you like. Thanks to our team of enthusiastic Porters and Guides you will not have to worry as they will support you along the route. Thus, you will have all the morale and support necessary to do so, thus reaching Llulluchapampa.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Llulluchapampa, 08680, Peru
Llulluchapampa is a beautiful and quiet place located at 3600 m.a.s.l., here there is a small stream where you will have the option to cool off with fresh water and an opportunity to refill your water bottles, take a good rest and then we will have 2 more hours of walking for a last hard climb that will take us to the highest point of the walk, a place known as the Warmiwañusca Pass.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Paso Warmi Wañusca, Inca Trail, 08680, Peru
The Warmiwañusca Pass, also known as the Dead Woman's Pass, is the highest point of the route, located at 4200 m.a.s.l., upon reaching the place you will be rewarded with the most spectacular views of the Andes, here we will stop for a break enjoying the views and we will have time to take unforgettable photos of this wonderful place. Remember that this is at the peak of the Inca Trail where you will feel a great sense of accomplishment after having conquered this peak. Have a coat and a hat on hand when you arrive at this place, because of the altitude the temperatures can drop very quickly.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Rio Pacaymayo, 08680, Peru
From the Paso de la Mujer muerte, the route descends towards the Pacaymayo valley, thus the descent begins, we continue to cross the slopes of the left side for two hours of pure descent until we reach the banks of the Pacaymayo River, arriving around 2:00 pm., where our lunch place is located and Camp located at 3600 m.a.s.l. / 11811 ft.

Once arriving in Pacaymayo we will have our lunch. Afterwards you will have time for a long and well-deserved rest. In the afternoon, around 5:00 pm. You will enjoy tea time with a hot drink and some snacks. At night we will taste our dinner and spend the night in our comfortable tents.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepared by our chef and served by our service staff.
• Lunch: Prepared by our chef and served by our service staff.
• Dinner: Prepared by our cook and served by our service staff.
Accommodation included: 2nd Camping Night in our High Quality Mountain Tents
Camp area located in Pacaymayo.

Day 3: Pacaymayu - Sayacmarca - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñay Wayna.

Stop At: Rio Pacaymayo, 08680, Peru
A perfect way to start this 3rd day would be with a cup of hot tea to wake up at approximately 6:00 am. which will be served in your sleeping tent by our service staff.

This great day we will have breakfast with the group and around 7:00 am. We will leave the Pacaymayo Camp Zone. Thus we will start ascending for about 2 hours to the second step of the walk called the Runkuracay Pass, during the climb we will stop to visit the small circular Inca site known as Runkuracay.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Runkuracay, Machu Picchu Peru
After leaving the camp, we will walk for 1 hour uphill and we will arrive at the circular Inca Archaeological Group known as Runkuracay located at 3800 meters above sea level, a place that we will visit accompanied by the explanations of the Guide. Then, continuing with the route we will see two small lagoons and after that we will arrive at the second high point of the Walk, the Runkuracay Pass located at 4000 m.a.s.l.

From there, we will descend for 1 hour to the magnificent Inca site known as Sayacmarca,
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sayacmarca, Machu Picchu Peru
The Sayacmarca archaeological group located at 3497 m.a.s.l. / 11472 feet, the name means Inaccessible Town and clearly describes the location of the place, perfectly surrounded by rocky cliffs. There you will have a guided tour of the place, where our guide will explain about this incredible site.

Afterwards, we will continue with our walk for about 30 more minutes to the place called Chaquicocha.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chaquicocha 12495, Peru
Chaquicocha is located at 3600 m.a.s.l. / 11800 feet, where we will enjoy our delicious lunch prepared by our cook and we will also take the opportunity to take a good rest. Here you have the option of using the restrooms.

After lunch, we will continue for 1 hour and 30 minutes through the changing cloud forest full of orchids, hanging mosses, bromeliads and ferns. Continuing with our route, we will pass through a tunnel carved into the mountain, after a gentle climb we will arrive at the third pass located at 3700 m.a.s.l. / 12139 feet, offering us fascinating views of various snow-capped peaks and views of the Urubamba River.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Puyupatamarca, QFV9+95R, Aguas Calientes 08680, Peru
After this third step we will continue along a splendid paved stone path made by the Inca masons, during the descent we will find the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (Village above the clouds). Here our guide will explain about the magnificent Inca architecture.

From Phuyupatamarca it will be 2 more hours going down through a stone staircase until you reach the next Archaeological Group known as Intipata.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Ruins of Intipata, Machu Picchu Peru
Inti Pata (Terrazas del Sol) is located at 2800 m.a.s.l. It is a very interesting place, the place has many terraces and water channels for agricultural purposes. Then, we continue descending towards our last camp located in the Wiñay Wayna area, where we will arrive around 5:00 pm.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu Peru
Wiñay Wayna (Young forever) located at 2680 m.a.s.l. / 8792 feet, it is the last official camping spot and the most popular due to its proximity to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival and after settling in you can relax and have tea and snacks, with hot drinks such as tea, milk chocolate, coffee with some cookies and popcorn, all served by our staff.

In the place, our guide will provide you with very valuable and important information about the next day (the most important day of your trip since you will visit the "Wonder") so that you will be completely ready and prepared for your visit to Machu Picchu.
It is a tradition on the Inca Trail to organize a small ceremony during this last dinner and once again introduce the entire team of porters and thank them for the work done. Afterwards, it is convenient to go to sleep at a reasonable hour in order to wake up in the early hours of the morning to arrive early at Machu Picchu.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepared by our chef and served by our service staff.
• Lunch: Prepared by our chef and served by our service staff.
• Dinner: Prepared by our cook and served by our service staff.
Accommodation included: 3rd. Camping Night in our High Quality Mountain Tents.
Camp area located in Wiñay Wayna.

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna - Inti Punku (Sun Gate) - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco.

Stop At: Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu Peru
This is the culminating day of the tour, we have the last part of the road that is only 2 hours of walking from Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu. This day starts earlier than normal, hoping to have good weather to see a beautiful sunrise over Machu Picchu. We wake up at 4:00 am, and we will have our breakfast at 4:30 am. After breakfast we say goodbye to our cook and team of porters, after which we head towards the Zone Control Post to wait and be one of the first to start the trek when the gates open at 5:30 am. in order to arrive early to Machu Picchu.
From the Wiñay Wayna Camp the route is flat and you will have to walk 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach the Inti Punku. The road is narrow and crosses a leafy cloud forest, with the presence of giant ferns, and has an almost vertical ascent of about 50 steps, to reach the Inti Punku.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sun Gate, Peru, RFJ8+39F, Urubamba 08680, Peru
We will arrive at Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol around 7:00 a.m., the place is at 2700 meters above sea level, and due to its location it is a panoramic viewpoint of the entire area. Here you will be able to enjoy Machu Picchu for the first time in all its splendor, as well as spectacular views of the Mountains. Here you will have a short rest and time to take good panoramic photos of Machu Picchu.

From Puerta del Sol we will walk 40 minutes downhill until we reach Machu Picchu (2000 m.a.s.l.), as we get closer the views of the Inca City get better and better! You will have enough time to take photos from different angles of the famous "Lost City of the Incas", mainly the classic postcard photo.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Finally around 7:40am. We will arrive at Machu Picchu, the Inca Citadel is located over 2400 m.a.s.l. and we will go to the last Control Post, where we will register and present the passports. After, and around 8:00 am. We will start with the guided tour of Machu Picchu for about 2 hours, where our Professional Guide will explain about the history of the Inca City visiting magical and interesting places that have made Machu Picchu one of the Wonders of the World. After the tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to take photos, walk or explore the place by yourself.
Duration: 20 hours

Stop At: Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
It will arrive around 1:00 pm. to have lunch in a restaurant in the town that is included, then if you wish you can visit the town or visit the thermal baths of the place. Around 6:00 p.m. We will board the return train that will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo arriving at 7:50 pm.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Estación de Tren, Av. Ferrocarril, Ollantaytambo 08675, Peru
We will arrive on the train at the town of Ollantaytambo around 7:40 pm.
When you get off the train, our staff will be waiting for you with a Tourist Bus, who will bring you back to Cusco.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
We will arrive in the City of Cusco at approximately 10:00 pm, and finally we will leave you at your hotel located in the City or if you wish we can also leave you at any hotel located in the Sacred Valley.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Prepared by our chef and served by our service staff.
• Lunch: Served at a Tourist Restaurant located in the town of Aguas Calientes. It's included.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child seats or chairs available
  • Travelers must be of average physical condition
  • Our company has been carefully following the rules and new provisions of the Peruvian State on the measures and protocols adopted by COVID-19, which allows us to keep the information you will find here updated. This guarantees you a very safe experience.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

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If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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