Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu program invites you to hike the challenging Inca Trail; surrounded by natural beauty. On the way you will visit places ever encountered by the Spanish conquers, several of which are still covered by vegetation. Finish the hike by entering through the Door of the Sun or “Intipunku" to get marvel at the most famous Inca city: Machu Picchu.

Trip Highlights

  • 24 hours personal assistance during your trip.
  • Buffet lunch at Machu Picchu sanctuary lodge hotel.
  • Customization of your travel experience.
  • All tours with entrance fees and professional English speaking guides.
  • Private guide for the visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Cancellation policy.

Schedule by Day

  • Day 1 Lima
    • Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Lima.
  • Day 2 Lima - Cusco
    • Transfer to the airport.
    • Flight to Cusco.
    • CUSCO CITY TOUR
    • This day you will visit the city of Cusco, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and home to a somewhat particular essence. The tour will start at the temple of Koricancha, an ancient Inca palace and main worship center of the Sun God, where the order of the Dominicans built an incredible church that can still be seen there. Then, you will tour the Main Square, where the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of the Society of Jesus, among other colonial buildings, are located. You will then continue the journey to the colonial church of San Cristóbal to enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Afterwards you will go on to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an Inca building known for its massive walls of hewn stone, located in a strategic location, on a hill, with a broad view of the city of Cusco. Later, you will visit the important archaeological complexes of Qenko and Puca Pucara.
    • In the evening you will be briefed about the details of inca trail hike by your guide at your hotel's lobby.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 3 Cusco - Sacred Valley - Cusco
    • Get to know the Sacred Valley. Stop at Racchi vantage point to admire the beautiful natural scenery. You will also go to Moray to see the enormous circular terraces that were used by the Incas as a botanical laboratory. This is followed by the Maras salt pans, which produce the finest salt in the world, used by great international chefs. A delicious lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch you will continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most imposing building complexes of the Inca Empire and the site of one of the Spanish Conquistadors' rare strategic defeats. Famous for its terraced fields (cut into the hillsides), Ollantaytambo was an effective fortress as well as a religious centre. Finally, a visit to the village of Ollantaytambo, the only “living Inca town” and the best remaining example of Inca urban planning, with stone-paved streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th Century.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 4 Inca Trail
    • You will depart at 6:30 am through the Sacred Valley up to Ollantaytambo, where you will stop for approximately 45 min. Then you will go up to kilometer 82, where you will start a not-too-demanding hike to help you with the acclimatization process, up to the first archaeological complex of Llactapata, half an hour from km. 88 (8366 ft. above sea level), where you will stop for about 30 minutes to visit the complex, and then resume the hike up to Hatunchaca, where the camp will be set. Total hike time: 4:30 to 5:00 hours. Total miles: 1 mi. The hike begins at 9022 ft. and ends at 9842 ft. above sea level.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 5 Inca Trail
    • After breakfast, you will start the hike through the Huayllabamba Valley. Through the hike you will observe nature and ecological changes all the way up to the place called Yunca Chimpa. Then the route will ascent from Huayllabamba towards Llulluchapampa (12303 ft.). From there, it can be appreciate Huayanay Valley and the first pass located at 13779 ft., Warmiwañusca, also known as Dead Woman, and the camp will be set in the Pacaymayo sector. Total hike time: 7 hours. Total miles: 8mi. Hike begins at 9842 ft. and ends at 12467 ft above sea level.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 6 Inca Trail
    • On this day, you will ascent up to the second pass known as Runkurakay, at 12664 ft. You will visit the small complex of Sayacmarca and appreciate the valleys and snow peaks, before going on to the Phuyupatamarca complex. Then you will go down one mile to the place called Wiñaywayna, where you will visit a namesake complex and camp. Total hike time 10 hours. Total miles: 9. Hike begins at 12467 ft. and ends at 8694 ft. over sea level.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 7 Inca Trail - Machu Picchu
    • Early this day you will go to the sector of Intipunku also known as Puerta de Sol (Gate of the Sun), where you will observe the impressive lost city of Machu Picchu, as the guide explains about the area for about 30 min. lapse. At a specified time, you will take the bus to return to Machu Picchu town to enjoy a delicious lunch. Total hike time: 2:15 hours. Total miles: 3. Hike begins at 8694 ft and ends at 7874 ft. over sea level.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Machu Picchu.
    • Included: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Day 8 Machu Picchu - Cusco
    • day you can re-enter for a second time to visit Machu Picchu citadel, and its Moon temple. If you are adventurous, you might enjoy the adrenaline climbing Huayna Picchu peak and the amazing view from the entire valley. You will definitely have awesome photographs from the full sight of the citadel.
    • At the appointed time, transfer to the train station to take your train ride back to Cusco.
    • Upon arrival transfer to the hotel in Cusco.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 9 Cusco - Free day
    • Day at leisure to enjoy the wonders of Cusco city.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Cusco.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 10 Cusco - Lima
    • Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Lima.
    • Upon your arrival, transfer to the hotel.
    • Overnight at selected hotel in Lima.
    • Included: Breakfast.
  • Day 11 Lima
    • Transfer to the airport.
    • International flight back home.
    • Included: Breakfast.

Accommodation

  • 3 nights of accommodation in Lima at selected hotel.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in Cusco at selected hotel.
  • 3 nights at campsite (accommodation in tends).
  • 1 night of accommodation in Machu Picchu at selected hotel.

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