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Classic 4-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Follow Juventino, an IFMGA certified local mountain guide, along the classic 4-day Inca Trail to reach the breathtaking Machu Picchu in Peru.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Spend four days in the incredible Peruvian jungle.

  • Hike for 4 days towards an unforgettable destination.

  • Learn about the Inca culture and architecture.

Description

The Inca Trail is definitely one of the most beautiful trails in America. And it takes you to an unforgettable destination: the archeological site of Machu Picchu. Follow me on a one-of-a-kind adventure hiking for 4 days in the Peruvian jungle.

This 4-day, 3-night program begins in Cusco. We’ll leave at 5.30am towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The hiking path begins at the Kilometer 82, after crossing the Rio Urubamba. The second day will be a bit harder as we go up the steps to the highest point of the trail: the Warmihuañusca Pass. The third day is the most beautiful of all going through a humid tropical rainforest, visiting lakes and ruins. And the best part: the third camping site has showers with hot water. On the fourth day, we’ll wake up very early to reach Inti Punku (Sun Gate) and enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. After a 2-hour guided tour along the ruins of the Incas, you’ll have enough time to explore this outstanding place as you wish. You can read a more detailed description of the itinerary below.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip now and discover this amazing archeological city!

If you have less time, but still want to experience the thrill of hiking the Inca Trail, check out the shorter 2-day trip I offer.

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Inca Trail programs must be booked 6 months prior to the beginning of the trip.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 - Wayllabamba - Yuncachimpa

We’ll stop at Ollantaytambo for a quick breakfast.

The first day is relatively easy. We’ll stop at Miskay, the archeological site of Llactapata, Wayllabamba and Yuncachimpa.

Our camp offers views of Nevado de Verónica.

Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Total distance: 11 km.

Day 2: Yuncachimpa - Llulluchapampa - Warmihuañusca pass - Pacaymayu - Runkurakay pass - Chaquicocha

Hiking time: 8-9 hours
Total distance: 15 km.

Day 3: Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna

We’ll pass through some lakes, some incredible views of the Rio Urubamba Valley and the ruins of Wiñaywayna.

Hiking time: 5-6 hours
Total distance: 10 km.

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

We leave from Aguas Calientes to Cusco in the afternoon.

Hiking time: 2-3 hours
Total distance: 7 km.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2423 each

Group of 2

USD 1186 each

Group of 3

USD 980 each

Group of 4

USD 908 each

Group of 5

USD 877 each

Group of 6

USD 784 each

Group of 7

USD 805 each

Group of 8

USD 671 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Price includes tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy)/or Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco, bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes where the train station is situated and transfer from the train station in Cusco to your hotel in Cusco. Price does not include sleeping bag or the first breakfast.


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