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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Itinerary

Day 1 (Part 1) Cusco to Piscacucho (KM 82) :

  • We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am in the morning.
  • We drive through a number of  local villages such as Chinchero and Urubamba.
  • We have a short break at Ollantaytambo where have breakfast and a coffee at one of the local restaurants.
  • Next we drive to the start of your trek to Machu Picchu called KM 82 (as it is 82 kilometers from Machu Picchu).

6 hours
Breakfast
Day 1 (Part 2) Piscacucho (KM 82) to Ayapata Camp :

  • After breakfast, we start our Inca Trail hike (~12 kms).
  • We pass by archeological ruins such as Canabamba and Llactapata.
  • Next we stop for lunch at Taray village.
  • We continue our hike to the first campsite at Ayapata.
  • Here we enjoy a beautiful dinner before getting a good night’s sleep.

3 hours
Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 Ayapata to Chaquicocha :

  • We wake up early and enjoy a great healthy breakfast.
  • Continue our hike towards ‘Dead Woman Pass’ .
  • Descend into Pacaymayu (~2 hrs).
  • Here we have lunch.
  • Continue our hike towards Runkurakay (archaeological site) with time for pictures and information.
  • Continue our hike to the second campsite at Chaquicocha (Inca settlement)  (~90 mins).
  • Enjoy another beautiful dinner before getting a good night’s sleep.

11 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Chaquicocha to Wiñay Wayna :

  • We wake up early and enjoy a great healthy breakfast.
  • We continue our hike towards Wiñay Wayna (~16kms).
  • Here we visit some local Inca ruins and check out the original Inca trail.
  • We have our first view of Machu Picchu mountain.
  • We continue our hike to the third and last campsite at Wiñay Wayna.
  • Finally, we enjoy our trek’s last dinner before getting a good night’s sleep.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 (Part 1) Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu :

  • We wake up early and enjoy another great healthy breakfast.
  • Then we continue our hike towards our final destination Machu Picchu.
  • You have time to explore Machu Picchu with your own private tour guide.
  • Note: There is an option to climb part way or to the top of Huayna Picchu mountain (entry fee is included, please note that this is a very steep climb).

5 hours
Breakfast
Day 4 (Part 2) Machu Picchu to Cusco :

  • After visiting Machu Picchu, we take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (~30 mins).
  • Here we enjoy a nice lunch (included).
  • After lunch we take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (~90 mins).
  • From Ollantaytambo we take the bus to Cusco and then drive you back to your accommodation (~2 hrs) .

4 hours
Lunch

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pre-briefing session the night before the trek (location TBA)
  • Pick up from and drop oof to your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional and experienced Tour Guide(s) (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Train and Bus ticket(s)
  • Igloo tents (large and comfortable)
  • Sleeping mattresses
  • Expert and experienced Chef
  • Meals (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • Porter to carry all the equipment (tents, food etc.)
  • First-aid kit and oxygen tank
  • Inca trail tickets
  • Ticket for the Machu Picchu Citadel
  • Guided tour at Machu Picchu

Exclusions

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Extra porter to carry all your belongings (can be booked at checkout)
  • Sleeping bag(s) (can be booked at checkout)
  • Hiking poles (can be booked at checkout)
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Tips for our crew members (Guide, Chef, Porters)
Do I need insect repellent?

Yes, you should bring your own insect repellent in particular for mosquitos.

Should I prepare for altitude sickness?

Yes, before arriving in Cusco you should get altitude medication (unless told otherwise by your GP). Ideally, you should arrive n Cusco at least 24-48 hours before starting any treks at altitude.

Should I bring any anti-diarrhea tablets?

Yes, if you are taking any altitude sickness medication, you should bring anti-diarrhea tables (unless told otherwise by your GP).

Overall Trip Rating:
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  1. Highly recommend english language tours
    By Clive C July 21, 2023
    I would highly recommend this company for English language tours in the Andes!! We were travelling to Peru from Canada and did not know too much Spanish at the time. My wife and I did a Inca Trail tour with Nilton. He was the best tour guide we had during our entire month long trip to South America. He was an incredible guide who was very professional and made sure the trip was safe. He stands out because he has a very deep knowledge of archaeology, Quechua history and culture, and the geography of Peru. He spent extra time to teach my wife and I so many things, and he was very fun to be around. We also got to try delicious Peruvian food. We are so grateful for this once in a lifetime experience. I cannot recommend a tour with this team highly enough!
  2. Experience of a lifetime!
    By Honza L October 26, 2022
    Highly recommend Rolando and his team for doing the Inca trail to Machu Picchu! Fun, educational, adventurous, well organised, experience of a lifetime!
  3. Journey of a lifetime
    By Maria S October 7, 2022
    It was an amazing experience! Journey of a lifetime. Thanks to Rolando, Nilton and the guys who made this trip unforgettable. We had a large group of people who had different paces, but these guys supported us all the way. We always had someone who stayed with each small group - they helped with their funny stories and cheered us up. We visited several Inca sites along the way and each time Rolando's stories about each site were amazing. The porters were incredible; I really take my hat off to them. They cooked us dishes for vegans, vegetarians, gluten free and so on. Last night they even baked a cake! I definitely recommend Rolando and his team for the trail to make your experience unforgettable.
  4. Choquequirao and Machu Picchu 8 days trekking.
    By Chris October 5, 2022
    We have chosen 8 days trekking including Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. A 104 km long trek has been very challenging, however with the help of our excellent team we made it. We were team of 5 (including two of us) - our guide Rolando, cook, horseman, 4 mules and a safety horse. Rolando has been an excellent guide, making sure we are safe and comfortable during our trek. Since it was our honeymoon, we even got a small surprise a cake made by our kitchen chef Alejandro and bottle of champagne. It has been a great experience and I totally recommend booking this trek with Andean dreams travel. The only small disadvantages I can think of, is the 7th day you stay in a very basic "hotel", so basic there is even no sheets available. I think it's something they can improve. Nevertheless, the experience has been great and I would totally do it again.
  5. To the best guide…
    By Dante September 24, 2022
    I can say only best of Rolando and his crew. He guided us through our 4 days Camino Inca and was very nice, patient, helpful and with a lot of respect toward his fellow mates that were helping us feel so much better on our trip by carrying heavy equipment, cooking delicious food and simply being a great people with a big heart. Rolando has a lot of knowledge and he likes to share it with others. It was a pleasure listening to him and we learned a lot of things about his culture. We thank you for your patience, for giving us strength to carry on when it was hard, for your good mood and nice words. It was a perfect choice. For sure you will have a blast.
  6. Inca trek 10/10
    By Ashley M May 19, 2022
    I went with my best friend last year and Nilton was our guide through the Inca trek. Nilton is very patient and kind, always with our best interests in mind. We had an incredible time and were well taken care of the entire way. From the guide to the team of porters to the incredible food and quality equipment we were provided, I can’t recommend this crew enough!
  7. Solo Girl Traveler
    By Txcmo November 16, 2019
    I decided to jump into the unknown to find myself so I packed my bags and headed to Peru and that’s where I met Nilton! He was the Best tour guide I’ve ever had, super knowledgeable, smart, funny and his number one priority was my safety! He speaks English, Spanish and French! I believe that in order to have a great time you have to have good genuine person guiding your journey and that’s exactly what he did, he loves his job so much that he makes you fall in love with his culture as he explains it in a funny, smart & exciting way. I can 100 % tell you that you will have the best guide in Peru. So if you want to do a Machu Picchu hike, trekking for 4/5 days, or just wonder Cusco- he is definitely the best person to do so. Ps- Thank you for you being a good photographer! I now have a new friend for life! Good and positive vibes Only!
  8. Best guide ever
    By Michael T July 26, 2019
    We did the nine day Choquequirao - Machu Picchu trek as part of a three-month trip as a family around :Latin America. We had a lot of guides on our travels, but I have to sat that Rolando was the best. We did the trek as a family, with our three kids aged 16,14,12. It was absolutely fantastic. The scenery was incredible, each day unique. The food was delicious. Rolando is a well-experienced guide, and we not only learned a lot from him, but also had great fun together. He was also diligent in ensuring our safety. The whole family loved it.

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Personal Information

Important Information

  • Bring your passport or ID card
  • Consider anti-diarrhea tablets as this is a common side effect of altitude sickness (consult with your doctor if necessary)
  • Take insect repellant to Machu Picchu

Checklist

Essentials
  • Passport
  • Small day pack (waterproof preferred)
  • Water storage (e.g. a 2-3L camelback)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can also be rented at checkout)
  • Headlamp
  • Rain protection (e.g. poncho, rain jacket, extra plastic bags especially in wet season
Clothing and footwear
  • 2-3 short sleeve and/or 1-2 long sleeve t-shirts
  • 2-3 pairs of hiking pants
  • 4 sets of trekking woolen socks
  • 1 fleece pullover
  • 1 warm, down jacke
  • 1 hat
  •  waterproof gloves
  • Leggings or thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses
Toiletries
  • Sweat Resistant Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Biodegradable Wet Wipes
  • Lip Balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect Spray/paste
  • Travel Towel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dry Shampoo
  • First Aid Kit, including:
    • Blister Pads
    • Medicine for Altitudes Sickness
    • Anti-Diarrhea
    • Aspirin / Ibuprofen
    • Paracetamol
    • Rehydration sachets

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
From US$695
/ Adult
From US$695
/ Adolescent
From US$556
/ Child (20% Off)
  • 4215
  • Cusco
  • Apr - Oct (Dry Months)
  • Hiking
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • English, Spanish
  • Moderate
  • 1
  • 70

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