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3-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu via Wiñaywayna

Follow a local certified guide from our team on an incredible 3-day hike through the impressive Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru.


3 Days

All year


All Levels


* Reach the amazing Machu Picchu through a 3-day hike.

* Discover the wonderful Peruvian flora and fauna.

* Explore different archeological sites along the way.


For hiking lovers, the Inca Trail in Peru is something you must experience at least once in your life. It is scattered with Peruvian ruins and dazzling landscapes. I want to invite you on a short 3-day version of this trek through Wiñaywayna to reach the impressive Machu Picchu.

My proposed itinerary can be found in the section below. You’ll see that we’ll go by several Inca Ruins, such as Llactapata, Wiñaywayna, Sayacmarca, Chaquiqocha, Intipata, and others. We’ll also get to enjoy wonderful views of the Vilcanota mountain range with the Veronica and Pumasillo peaks and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, if we’re lucky, we’ll find samples of the local flora and fauna, such as llamas, alpacas, hummingbirds, sparrows, the Andean bear, and many other species.

However, the highlight of the trip will be reaching Machu Picchu, the impressive Inca city built in the 15th century. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the place  after I give you a guided tour and teach you all about the history and culture of the city.

So, are you ready to accomplish the iconic Inca Trail? Then send your request and I’ll be more than happy to guide you.

I also offer a classic 4-day trek and a short 2-day hike to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail. Check them out if you are looking for more options.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

Price includes first aid kit, bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes and return train ticket on Day 3 from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo plus transfer to your hotel.Price does not include first breakfast, sleeping bags or tips.


Day 1: Cusco - Llulluchapampa

We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive to kilometer 82, where the hiking starts. We’ll go by the **Urubamba** River and reach **Miskay**, where we can see the Inca city of **Llactapata**. We’ll continue through Wayllabamba up until **Llulluchapampa**.

Day 2: Llulluchapampa - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

This is the most beautiful and hard part of the trip since we’ll go to the highest point of the trek: Warmiwañuska (Dead woman’s pass). We’ll explore some archeological centers such as Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Qonchamarca, Chaquiqocha, Phuyupatamarca, and Intipata. We’ll sleep by another archeological site: Wiñaywayna.

Day 3: Wiñaywayna - Intipunku - Machu Picchu

We’ll wake up early to reach **Intipunku** (the Sun Gate) at sunrise for a stunning first view of Machu Picchu. We’ll then continue to the archeological site where I’ll gave you an informed tour and then you’ll spend some time exploring by yourself. Bus to **Aguas** **Calientes** and then train back to **Cusco**.



More info

Inca Trail programs must be booked 6 months prior to the beginning of the trip. Make sure to bring: -A small backpack with a change of clothes -Sleeping bag -Rain jacket or poncho -Strong, comfortable footwear -Sweater and jacket (something warm) -Water bottle -Torch / Flashlight and batteries -Hat or cap to protect you from the sun -Sun block -Insect repellent -Toiletries, towel and toilet paper -Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, energy bars, etc. -Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek) -Optional: Walking Poles /sticks (rubber covers necessary)

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About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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