Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, 4 Day Guided Trek

Join one of the South America Planet guides on a 4 day trek on the famous Inca Trail in the Andes of Peru to the mythical Machu Picchu ruins.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Spend 4 days hiking along the incredible Inca Trail.

  • Spend hours exploring the glorious ruins of Machu Picchu.

  • Enjoy a number of amazing views in the Peruvian Andes.

 
One of the most famous ruins in the world, Machu Picchu is an absolute wonder. And the route to get there, the famed Inca Trail, is just as impressive as the ruins themselves.

For 4 exciting days, we would like to guide you along the Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu. With your comfort, enjoyment and wonder in mind, we will make sure your trip is absolutely unforgettable.

Due to the limited number of permits per day, the trail will not be very congested. As a result, you will get to enjoy the amazing views and environment without feeling stressed or pressured.

Throughout the trip, you will get to explore a variety of different areas, from the rain forest to a variety of high altitude passes, to several incredible archaeological sites.

The hiking will be strenuous at times. This is mainly due to the altitude. However, we will give you all the time you need to acclimatize. Furthermore, we will provide you with many tips to better deal with the altitude, including the suggestion to have chocolates and coca leaves with you.

Every night of this trip, you will get to rest in a scenic and comfortable camp site. At the sites, you can discuss the day’s events, while enjoying a delicious meal.

Finally, when we reach Machu Picchu, hoping with the weather cooperating so you can enjoy a glorious sun rise, you will get to enjoy hours exploring the legendary ruins before returning to Cuzco.

Walking the Inca Trail is a mesmerizing experience. If you would like to do it, all you have to do is send us a request.

If the Inca Trail is full, we can also take you to Machu Picchu along an alternative path on this 4 day trek.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
665 USD

Group of 2
665 USD

Group of 3
665 USD

Group of 4
650 USD

Group of 5
599 USD

Group of 6
599 USD

Group of 7
599 USD

Group of 8
569 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Please contact us for a price quote. The cost includes your train tickets to Cuzco or Ollantaytambo from Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu, your bus to Km 82 (the start of the trail), entrance fee to the ruins, porters, cooking service, transfer to and from your hotel, camping equipment, meals, and bus ticket to Aguas Calientes. The price does not include breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day, any extra nights accommodation, sleeping bag (20 USD for the 4 days), extra weight carried by porters (95 USD for 6 KG and 190 USD for 12 KG for the 4 day trek), walking sticks (can be rented for 20 USD for the 4 days), private tents (which can be purchased for a 50 USD charge) and gratuities.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba (4h)

    On the first day of the trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cuzco at 5:30 am. From there, you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo, where you can enjoy some breakfast. Afterwards, you will take a bus to Piskacucho, where we will start hiking for approximately 12 kilometers along the Urubamba river. After having lunch in a beautiful spot, we will continue on for another 2 hours to our campsite, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 2Wayllabamba - Warmiwanusca - Pacaymayo (7h)

    Today’s trek will begin with a 9 kilometer trek up a narrow ravine to Lluluchapampa. Afterwards, we will start climbing the famous Abra Warmihuañusca mountain pass (4,200m). Once we reach the top, we will take a break. From there, we will make our way down to the Pacaymayo valley (3,650m), where we will have dinner and spend the night in a campsite.

  • Day 3Pacaymayo - Puya Patamarka - Wiñay Huayna (8-9h)

    On the third day of the trek, we will eat breakfast and start trekking for 15 kilometers. Our hike will include a steep trek up to the Runkurakay pass (3,970m) where you can see the Runkurakay ruins (3,800m). Afterwards, we will make our way down to the rain forest. In the forest, we will climb to the Abra de Phuyupatamarca pass (3,650m). Finally, from there, we will continue on to Winay Huayna, where you can enjoy hot showers, great food, and maybe even a party before going to sleep in the camp site.

  • Day 4Wiñay Huayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

    On the final day of the trip, we will wake up at 4:00 am. After breakfast, at about 4:30 am, we will hike to Inti Punko (the sun gate). From there, we will go to Machu Picchu, which you will get ample time to explore as the sun rises. After Machu Picchu, you will take a bus to Aguas Calientes and then a train back to Cuzco.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Your hotel in Cusco where you will be picked up.

Accommodation

Camping at various campsites during the trek.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: Your passport and student card if you have one, personal sleeping bag (can be rented if you don't own one), backpack, trekking shoes, water bottle, flash light, sun hat, water purifying tablets, personal clothing, insect repellent, snacks and emergency money.

 

About the Guide

 
 

We “Southamerica planet” are a Belgian / Peruvian travel agency. Our main offices are located in the INCA capital “Cusco”+ Lima

Vicky (Peruvian who work many years for tourists in Cusco and Arequipa) and Dirk (Belgian who traveled many years around South America as tourist and tour leader) are the owners.

Southamerica planet have already 16 years experience in the travel industry. We started 16 years ago in cusco. We like to show you this amazing different continent. With our professional team we show you this adventure in individual tours or in a tour group with professional tour leader.Read our clients travel reports, all happy with our service!

Also this year 2018 we are official Inca trail operator. With all good tents and material, good cooks and good English speaking guides.

 
 
 

 

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