Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous train in South America. It is recognized by the National Geographic as one of the 10 most beautiful treks in the world. This is considered the scenery that shows land spcapes, andean mountains, archeological places. During this trek, also the original Inca Trail, Sunrises and sunsets in the camps.
In the Inca Trail, you can see ruins during the trek, at the end of this famous trek you will have the biggest prize, enter the Inti Punku to the ruins of Machu Picchu!!
- Duration: 2 days
- Arrival: Daily
- Departure: Daily
- Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
- Activities: Adventure, Trekking, Camping
|Day 1||Inca Trail Trek: Cusco – Km. 104- Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes||(L) (D)||Hotel|
|Day 2||Inca Trail Trek: Machu Picchu– Cusco||(B)|
Day 01: Cusco – Km. 104- Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes (L), (D)
Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to take a train towards kilometer 104, where you will start your trek. A very short hike will take you to Chachabamba at 7,380 feet above sea level.
This archaeological site used to provide several Andean products, such as corn and potatoes, to Machu Picchu.
After a presentation about the site, you will hike to Wiñaywayna as you observe the beautiful landscape surrounding the Urubamba River.
You might be lucky and observe the Machu Picchu orchid. Unexpectedly, the amazing ruins of Wiñaywayna will appear in front of you.
Your guide will show you this important Inca site located at about 8,692 feet above sea level.
After another 10 minutes of hiking, you will arrive at the only lodge located in the area. This portion of the hike can be completed in about three hours.
Here you will enjoy your lunch box. After lunch you will start a hike of about one hour and thirty minutes, which will take you to the Gate of the Sun or “Intipunku.” From here, you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, which is 7,875 feet above sea level. After a rest, you will walk another 40 minutes until you reach the entrance to Machu Picchu. From there, you may walk to Aguas Calientes Town or catch a tour bus that will drive you down to Machu Picchu town or Aguas Calientes (this bus ticket is not included).
Once at the town, you will check in at the accommodation of your choice and then enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Day 02: Machu Picchu– Cusco (B)
You will be picked up to take the bus to Machu Picchu.
Your guide will provide you a snack for the day and at Machu Picchu will give you a tour that will last about two hours.
After your tour, you will be free to climb the Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain or just wander around. In the afternoon, one or two hours before your train departure, you should take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will take the train to Poroy.
Upon arrival in Poroy, you will be driven to your hotel in Cusco.
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- Clean transport
- Comfortable seats
- Professional drivers
- Transportation for solo customers or couples
- Transportation for small groups
- Transportation for large groups
Train to/from Machu Picchu
- Brief presentation of the Inca Trail at our office in Cusco the day before your departure date
- Bilingual and professional tour guides
- Train tickets from Poroy, Cusco to the Km. 104
- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Two-hour guided tour upon your arrival in Machu Picchu
- Bus ticket up and down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (2 one way tickets are provided)
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy, Cusco departing between 15:00 – 18:335 hours
- Private transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (1B, 1L, 1D)
- Vegetarian food available upon request for no extra charge
- Accommodations in Aguas Calientes
- Emergency oxygen bottle
- First aid equipment
- Breakfast on Day 2
- Lunch and dinner on Day 1
- Travel Insurance (Highly recommended)
- Personal expenses
- Extra Nights
- Extra tours
All prices listed below are per passenger and cover only the land-based portion of the trip, not flights.
|Economy class||USD $ 450.00 /person|
|Standard||USD $ 540.00 /person|
|Comfort||USD $ 610.00 /person|
|Luxury||USD $ 730.00 /person|
Inca Trail FACTS
The vast Inca’s Empire was connected by an extended Inca trail system. The Classic Inca Trail is the most popular trail in Peru. This is the only trail that has as final destination, Machu Picchu. There are several places from where it is possible to start the Inca Trail, but the most popular one is the Classic Inca Trail which consists of a hike of 4 Days and 3 Nights.
The Classic Inca Trail is located in Cusco, Peru. If you would like to hike the Inca Trail, you will need to have permit because the Peruvian government only allows 500 people per day. The only way to get a permit is by hiring a registered tour operator or a travel agency working directly with a tour operator. All tour operators and travel agencies offer packages including the permit and other services. It is important to get book your Inca Trail with a travel agency or tour operator that is going to provide you the service that you are paying for.
The Classic Inca Trail starts at the kilometer 82 where the small Andean community of Piskacucho is located. Piskacucho is located about 8,500 feet above sea level. On the way to your first campsite you will be able to observe the Urubamba River, beautiful nevadoes, and the ruins of Huillcaraccay, Patallacta, and Pulpituyoc. Wayllabamba is the name of your first campsite and is located about 10,160 feet above sea level.
The second day of the Inca Trail is the most difficult one because you will hike at a constant incline until you reach the first pass named Warmiwañuska or Dead Women’s Pass which is located about 13,770 feet above sea level. This is the highest point of the Inca Trail and you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view. Your second campsite is named Pacaymayo which is located about 11,800 feet above sea level. This is a magical spot where you will enjoy of the mystical view provided by a sky full of stars.
The third day of the Inca Trail is the most beautiful one. A magical path is going to take you to your next campsite named Wiñaywayna. Right after starting the day, you will visit the ruins of Runkurakay and then you will recah to the second pass named Runkurakay located about 12,330 feet above sea level. On the way to your last campiste, you will visit the ruins of Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca. Once at Wiñaywayna, you might visit the ruins of the same name.
The fourth day of the Inca Trail, you will wake up very early and then you will start your hike at about 5:30a.m. In order to arrive at dawn to the Gate of the Sun or Intipunku which is located about 8,920 feet above sea level. If it is not cloudy, you will have an incredible view of Machu Picchu. Once at Machu Picchu, your guide will take you to the main temples and rooms of Machu Picchu for about two hours. Later on, you will take a bus to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, you will take a train to Ollantaytambo and then a transfer will drive to your hotel in Cusco.
Hiking the Inca Trail is an amazing experience wich you will never forgetin your life. In order to be ready to hike the Inca Trail, you should acclimatize to the altitude of Cusco. Also, you should be in shape to really enjoy the trek. If you are not used to hike, the service of an extra porter should be hired to carry your personal belongings.