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“Special Inca Trail”, 5-day Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco


Follow the incredible Inca Trail and spend 2 whole days in Machu Picchu, Peru on this magical 5-day experience with a local certified guide from our team.



5 Days

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* Follow the impressive Inca Trail through the Peruvian mountains and ruins.

* Spend 2 days in Machu Picchu and ascend the dazzling Huayna Picchu.

* Enjoy the stunning views of the Peruvian Andes.


The Special Inca Trail in Peru combines beautiful mountain, forest and jungle landscapes and the exciting possibility to explore Inca ruins along the way with the impressive Machu Picchu as final destination. Join me for this incredible 5-day hiking trip in the Peruvian mountains.

Machu Picchu is a spectacular Inca city built in the 15th Century. It has a rich history and breathtaking views. And the 45-kilometer trail that takes you there is definitely the best way to discover it. Along the way, we’ll get to enjoy incredible views and different archeological sites, such as Llactapata, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Winayhuayna, Intipunku, and others. We’ll go through cloud-forests, jungles, tundra and tunnels. But the best part of this trip is that you get to spend 2 whole days in Machu Picchu!

For more information on the itinerary, you can read the section below with a more detailed description of what we’ll be doing each day.

If you’ve ever wanted to visit this Peruvian wonder, then this is your time! Book your trip now and discover this magical place on an incredible hike.

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 fore more options.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

Price includes complimentary transfer from the airport to your hotel in Cusco, first aid kit, bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes and expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel. Price does not include first breakfast, sleeping bags or tips.


Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 - Wayllabamba - Yuncachimpa

We’ll begin very early in the morning driving from Cusco, through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to km. 82 (Piskacucho), where the trail begins. We’ll follow the Urubamba River and go by Miskay and Llactapata and finish at Yuncachimpa.

Distance Covered: 10 km/ 6 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 5 -6 hours.

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

This is the most challenging day of the trip. We’ll be climbing the steps up to Warmi Wañuska (Dead Woman’s Pass) – the highest point of the trek at 4,200 meters. But the views of the snow-covered peaks of the Andes will make it worth it. We’ll spend the night at the campsite on Paqaymayu.

Distance Covered: 12 km/ 7.46 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 6 hours.

Day 3: Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna

On day 3, we’ll explore some dazzling Inca ruins, such as Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Winayhuayna. After Runkuracay, the path goes mostly downhill.

Distance Covered: 15 km/ 9.32 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 7/8 hours.

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

We’ll get up early in the morning to catch the sunrise at Intipunku (Sun’s Gate) and continue towards the impressive Machu Picchu. I’ll give you a guided tour along the ruins and you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the place as you wish. You can then take the bus to Aguas Calientes.

Distance Covered: 11 km/7 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 5 hours

Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Cusco

We’ll wake up early in the morning again to be the first ones at Machu Picchu and get the chance to ascend Huayna Picchu Mountain, where the views are breathtaking. We’ll then take the 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 backpack with a change of clothes -Sleeping bag -Rain gear -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) -Towel -Cash in soles or USD.

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What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Taypikala Lago Puno Peru
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Sol Plaza Hotel Puno Peru
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Tierra Viva Puno Plaza Hotel Puno Peru
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About the guide

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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


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“.



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.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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