Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu


4 days
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights is considered one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages and is consistently ranked among the ten best hikes on the planet. Over 4 days you will be hiking an ancient trail that was lost and reminded untouched together with Machu Picchu for hundreds of years.

Why book with TreXperience?

• Travel with an authentic Local Tour Operator
• Authentic camping experience with tents & showers
• Support social projects that help the education of children
• Fare wages & proper treatment to porters and staff
• Arrive at the archeological sites at exclusive hours
• Return on Panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°)

Description

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 - Hatunchaca - Ayapata

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Pick up from your hotel in Cusco is at 4:30 am and drive to KM. 82. After a delicious breakfast, you will head straight to the checkpoint to begin the trek. The first part it’s a relatively easy 2-hour hike to Patallacta; the first Inca site along the trail.

From a unique, secluded location we will enjoy the breathtaking views. It’s then another 2-hour walk to Hatunchaca – where lunch will be waiting. We will walk for another two hours to the first campsite located in Ayapata, your tent, a snack, and a hot drink will be waiting for you.

• All meals included
• Personal porters for up to 7 kilos (we provide duffle bags)
• All entry fees included
• Visit the Llaqtapta, Willkarakay sites
• Camping

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:



No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Runcuraccay – Chaquicocha

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Today is the most challenging day, and after breakfast, it’s a 4-hour trek uphill to Dead Woman’s Pass, 4215m / 13829ft., this is the highest point along the Inca trail.

At the summit, we will take time to appreciate the serenity of this location while your guide completes a traditional offering ceremony to the Apus (local Gods). After a 2-hour downhill trek to Pacaymayu Valley, we will enjoy a well-earned lunch.

The second pass is an easier 2-hours hike, and we will take time to explore two Inca sites along the way; Runqurakay and Sayacmarca. It’s then a 20-minute walk to the second campsite at Chaquicocha, and this is the perfect place to stargaze!

• All meals included
• Visit Runqurakay, Sayaqmarca, Conchamarca sites
• Camping

Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:



No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Today’s route is extremely varied, and it is only a 5-hour hike to the final campsite. We will visit two Inca sites; Phuyupatamarka (City in the Clouds) and Intipata (Terraces of the Sun).

At Intipata, there will be time to rest and take in your magical surroundings. We will reach the campsite at approximately 1:00 pm to have lunch and you can then enjoy some free time to relax and unwind.

Later in the afternoon, we will visit another impressive Inca site – Wiñay Wayna – where your guide will explain the history of this remarkable location. We will then return to the campsite for tea and dinner and a special surprise!

• All meals included
• Visit Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, Wiñaywayna
• Camping
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:



No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu -Cusco

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
On our final day, we have to get up very early to visit Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. We will walk for an hour to the Sungate, taking in the stunning views along the way.

On a clear day, you can watch the spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu from the Sungate, We will then start our one-hour descent towards Macchu Picchu.

Your guide will take you on a two-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked as far in advance as possible).

Your guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the Panoramic train and bus back to Cusco.

• Only breakfast Included
• Visit Sungate, Machu Picchu
• Panoramic Train back to Cusco ( Vistadome or 360°)

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Safety briefing the day before the tour at 6:00 pm in our Office
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the tour
  • All transportation during the duration of the trek
  • Duffle bag up to 7 kilos for your stuff carried by porters
  • Professional highly trained mountain tour guides
  • Experience chefs, porters
  • 3 nights camping with comfortable equipment
  • All meals during the Trek except last lunch
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes from Machu Picchu
  • Panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°)
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

Exclusions

  • Sleeping Bag, air mats, trekking poles (Can be rent from us)
  • Tips for our staff: Optional.
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain Tickets

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian, vegan options is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

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Cancellation

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beaaastone
May 2022

I should start by staying Robinzon (aka Robbie) was the best tour guide I’ve ever had!! The whole trek was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I highly recommend picking this company, they are the best!

MariaS21763
May 2022

We did the 4 days Inca trail with treXperience with Charly our guide along with Sarita. We had the most amazing experience! The food is way more than we expected! The chef ( Julio Cesar ) was incredibly way better than any restaurant in Cusco. ( the waiter charmoso) was amazing and full of knowle...

Diandrajw
May 2022

Can’t recommend this company enough. Our guides, Robby and Sol, were very knowledgeable and taught us all so much about the Inca history and culture along our hike. The food was above and beyond, and the porters are truly heroes. The crew brought us hot tea in the mornings and even had hot water ...

georgehV6652KY
May 2022

Great guides, really friendly and good fun. Porters were incredible & made amazing food! The guides spent a lot of time explaining the history, their culture and showing us the best viewing spots.

X1714PWerics
May 2022

Overall, a great trip. The hike is beautiful, food is amazing, and the guides are great. They do so much to make your trip as focused as possible on the hikes and views. The tents are pitched for you, the cooks are fantastic, they provide equipment, and the guides have lots of knowledge. You lear...

P4924PZsebastianp
May 2022

What an amazing adventure! Our guides, Robinson and Soledad, were wonderful, fun, and informative. The whole trip was magical, spanning the moss-covered cloud forest to the unforgettable Inca ruins! I felt so welcome and, as a vegan, every meal they prepared for me surpassed my expectation, delic...

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