Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu in 4 Days / 3 Nightsfrom
The perfect option for who enjoy walking new experiences in a natural environment.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
This excursion is very popular in the world, is the perfect option for those travelers who enjoy walking and living new experiences in a natural environment.
This route was part of the “Qapaq ñan”, a large system of trails that linked the Tahuantinsuyo with the capital of the Incas (Cusco).
It offers tourists a great variety of exotic vegetation, wildlife, an incredible view of mountains and snow-capped mountains accompanying the Andean sunrises.
Along the way, we will find archeological centers that served as a “Tambo” (hotel) for Inca civilians on the way to Machu Picchu.
The tour has a limited number of tickets that are usually sold out very quickly, for this reason, we recommend booking at least 6 months in advance.
Remember that this tour is available all year round, except in February by maintenance and restoration work on the route to the Inca Trail.
- Transport to km 82
- Entrance to the Inca Trail
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- 3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
- Porters (only carry camping equipment)
- Tents and camping equipment
- First aid kit
- Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo return train
- Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Oxygen balloon
- The first breakfast (first day).
- The last lunch (4th day).
- Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu-Mountain Entrance.
- Aguas Calientes CONSETTUR Bus Tickets – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes.
- Food not mentioned in the program.
- Expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
CUSCO – QUILLABAMBA KM. 82 – WAYLLABAMBA
We will begin our longed-for trip by picking up our travelers from their hotels at 6:30 am. We will transfer by private car to Quillabamba (a 4.5-hour journey).
During the long trip, we will make small stops along the way to stock up on snacks and water.
To 15 kilometers of Ollantaytambo is the “Km 82” place that will give beginning our adventure in the famous Inca Trail, our guide together with all the equipment (cook and helpers) will mark us the route.
On the way will see the snowy Chicón, Verónica, and Salkantay that will accompany us until we reach the ruins of Patallaqta, an Inca city that has hundreds of platforms that were used for agriculture.
The guide will give us a tour to know more about the history of this archaeological center and then we will taste the box lunch that includes: (Empanadas of meat or vegetarian, Water, 3 Classes of Fruits, Juice of Fruits and Cereals).
With a full stomach, we will go to our first camp in Wayllabamba, our cook will prepare a delicious dinner.
WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
We will dawn with the singing of the wild birds to taste an energizing breakfast and we will begin our second day of the trek.We will dawn with the singing of the wild birds to taste an energizing breakfast and we will begin our second day of the trek.
The first destination of the day is “Ayapata” or “Three Stones”, our guide will explain the function of this singular place in the Inca period, following the route will arrive at the peak of the “Warmiwañusca” at 4200 m.a.s.l.
A descending path will open the way between fields full of ichu or straw, we will taste the lunch prepared by our cook before continuing descending.
We will reach the second camp at “Pacaymayo” at 3500 m.a.s.l., here we will have dinner and spend the night.
PACAYMAYO – RUNKURAKAY – SAYACMARCA – PUYUPUTUMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA
In the morning will taste a delicious breakfast to continue our adventure.
After a few hours of walking will arrive at “Runkurakay”, an archeological site that shows a semicircular figure structured with slate stone and gray granite.
Another archeological center that will visit is “Sayacmarca”, here we will have lunch to continue the route to the third destiny “Puyupatamarca” or “the place on the clouds” at 3600 m.a.s.l., this place presents a great hydraulic system that still works today.
Our last camp will be in “Wiñay Huayna”, we will dinner and rest to continue with the last stretch towards “Machu Picchu”.
WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO
At about 4:30 am we will breakfast and start a short walk to reach “IntiPunku” (we will appreciate the sunrise).
After a quick walk will have arrived at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
The guide will give us a tour of the main temples for 2 hours, at the end you can visit the mountains Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu (reserve in advance).
You will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes and you can lunch, we recommend travelers to visit the hot springs to relax the body muscles (remember to be at the station half an hour before the departure of your train).
Our return to Ollantaytambo is 1 hour and 40 minutes. When you get off the train our private transport awaits you to take back to the city.
We will finish our services leaving our travelers in their hotels or near the Main Square.
- Original documents provided for your reservation.
- Machu Picchu Backpack – Onboard Luggage Transfer Policy (Route to Machu Picchu):
A small backpack containing water and personal items.
- Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, lipstick.
- Water bottle
- Pills for altitude sickness.
- Camera, external battery, photo memory.
- Additional national currency (soles)
- Have your migration card with you (in case of overnight stay in Machu Picchu town hotel).
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This has been one of the best travel tours I have had a chance to experience in my life time. I am totally and utterly amazed by this tour. I wish I had taken a better camera with me, but thankfully the tour operator provided his spare one that worked just fine.