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Classic 5-day Vilcabamba Trek to Machu Picchu, from Cusco

Classic 5-day Vilcabamba Trek to Machu Picchu, from Cusco

Trek the classic route from Vilcabamba to the iconic Machu Picchu on a 5-day adventure with a local certified guide from our team.






5 Days


May - Nov






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  • Discover the picturesque Peruvian Andes decorated with snow.
  • Capture the stunning history and allure of Machu Picchu.
  • Benefit from having a fully-qualified guide accompanying you along the way.


Tucked away in the mountains of the Andes is the old imperial city of Vilcabamba, also known as the Playground of the Inca.

As the name suggests, it has strong connections with the former royal families of the Inca Empire, who used the village as their own private retreat.

Founded in the 16th century by the Neo-Inca State, it was the final refuge of the regional imperial state before it was destroyed by the Spanish.

Located just north of the city of Cusco, the territory of Vilcabamba lies in the eastern cordillera of the Andes. It features a nice collection of snow-covered summits and high mountains carpeted in tropical forest.

The climate here cultivates a habitat for a large ecosystem that has variation. As you pass through the high plains of the Andes you’ll experience the rolling clouds that flood the valleys like a ghostly avalanche.

We begin in a corn-growing area before heading onto a trail taking us to the highest point in the region. We will pass through great historical sites as we continue through high mountain passes.

We cross a magnificent forest and trek by coffee plantations and rows of tropical fruit. Then we get to the classic Inca site, Machu Picchu, the 15th century citadel resting at 2,430 meters above sea level and hanging over the Sacred Valley.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a classic 5-day trekking adventure to Machu Picchu from the village of Vilcabamba.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Malaga Pass - Chaullay - Vilcabamba

Day 2: Vilcabamba - Vitcos Rosaspata - Abra Pumachaca or Azutina - Raacachaca

Day 3: Raccachaca - HatúnPampa - Mojon Pass - Laccococha

Day 4: Laccococha - Mutuypata - Yanatile - Hidroeléctrica - Aguas Calientes

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

About the guide: Peru

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



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.


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.

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