4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru

8 reviews
Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 999
4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru

8 reviews

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

 The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu path takes us through different ecosystems...From high Andean plains to the cloud forest this adventure allows us to explore mysterious archaeological sites, half covered with jungle overgrowth as if we were discovering them for the first time. The trek highlights with the inspiring sight of the sunrise from the peaks of the magestic Machu Picchu. 

What’s included

  • Ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Ticket to Machu Picchu

Available options

Huaynapicchu (subj to availability)
Walking poles
Sleeping bag
Return train 14:55 hours(touristic)
Machu Picchu Mountain(subj to availab)
Extra porter
Return train 13:37 hours(glass rooftop)
Return train 18:20 hours(default)

Your Organizer

Conde Travel EIRL
8 reviews
Conde Travel We are a pioneer company in adventure tourism, located in Cusco Peru, with more than 12 years of experience in the field of tourism.


When you sign up for a bucket list “trip of a lifetime” adventure you have a lot of expectations. When you sign up for a hiking trip that will take you to thousands of feet of elevation you also have a lot of concerns and doubts. Will I be able to make it? Did I prepare my body well enough ? Will my body fail me? Will the elevation really mess with me ? Therefore, your choice of travel company and guide is paramount. Unfortunately I made the wrong choice because Conde Travel and Jonathan (the guide) were certainly not it. Here are the reasons why. 1- I was supposed to meet the guide at 5 Pm the day before. I was told last minute that the guide will be there at 7 so i had to rearrange my schedule during my short visit to Cusco. 2- During the meeting, I was told that I will not have enough time to go around the citadel ( Machu Picchu) and also climb mountain Machu Picchu which is an extra that I paid for. Why was I not told this before ? He told me I have to be super quick which he didn’t think it was possible. Why won’t I have time you ask ? Because the busses leave by 3 pm he said and to climb all the way down I had to start hiking down by 11:30. 3- The next morning I was picked up by the guide and we went to a minivan that picked up other people and we were on our way. We made about 3 stops along the way and we finally arrive to our destionation (hydroelectrica) . We then walked for about 45 minutes to our lunch place which was basically a house with a cafeteria attached. Food was good thankfully. Now as we are walking we asked our guide few questions to which he either a) didn’t understand the question b) didn’t know the answer to the question c) answered incorrectly (thanks google) or d) didn’t know how to answer in English. 4.The guide also would go all the way in front of us without checking if I am behind or how far behind or if I needed any help with something. He mentioned several times that I am walking slow. 5-After about 2.5 hours we finally get to Aguas Calientes where I am spending the night in a hostel. He excuse himself to go get a train ticket which should take 5 minutes but 25 minutes later he was still missing. Finally he shows up and we go to the hostel and arrange to meet an hour later for dinner. During dinner he leaves to pick up the tickets for tomorrow which he forgot. He mentions that he will meet on top by 6:30. He said it is better to get there by 6 but 630 is okay as well. He says that it’s good to leave hotel by 430. 6- The next morning we leave the hotel at 4:45 in the darkness without the guide. Within 45 minutes it’s clear we don’t need any of the layers he told us to have and we are just carrying things for no reason. We get to the top by 630 (which he said was okay) and he tells us that we are late and have to hurry up. The whole time he is telling us to hurry. Again he doesn’t have answers to questions. This time he pulls out a book that he clearly didn’t even read. When we are done with the citadel he tells to go to a line to get to the mountain. Then it turns out it’s the wrong line. We go somewhere else and then he starts arguing with the security guard. Then we go to a third line and since I wanted to go to the restroom he stands in line but when I return he left the line and just tells me to stand in the now much much longer line. 7- Jonathan seemed to be judgmental and sexist in his comments. First he says he doesn’t like doing these 2 days tours. He makes fun of Americans for wanting coffee and young people for wanting to just “have fun”. 8- We didn’t have enough to climb Machu Picchu mountain all the way so we turn around about 2/3 of the way. We get to the vans by 245 and we are surprised to see that they are all leaving even though he said 3 pm. We get on a van and then 3 minutes later the van stops and we are asked to leave the van and joins another van. We later found out that we were moved because someone didn’t like the smell on the van which I agree it smelled horrid but the question is why were we moved ? The van was filled with people who hiked all day and sweaty with their backpacks filling the van that we couldn’t even get to the back. It was not air conditioned. Someone started throwing up middle of the way and we stopped 2 hrs for construction !! So overall, don’t book with Conde travel because while this experience could have been amazing .. it was very frustrating for no reason.
By Miller G for Tour to Machu Picchu 2D-1N by Car - Special Offer on 16 Jun, 2022
We had a nice trip and experience. The good things: - a short group (we were 4). - the cookers, they were amazing and the food was really good. - the people from the agency were really kind and available to answer every question. The bad things for us were: - low transparency regarding the final cost of the trip. We payed the whole excursion but then we had additional unexpected costs that they informed us just a few hours before -or during the trip-: some buses, water (yes, they dont give you water for the trip, you have to buy every day), tips (this was really uncomfortable for all of us, as the guide was constantly telling us about tips for the horseman, for the cookers, even in front of them... it did not feel good at all, as you are almost obliged to do it, and they even count in front of us how much we gave), what you drink in the last 2 meals is not included either nor the breakfast of the 1st day. - The guide was in many opportunities walking a long distance in front of us, and if something happened, he wouldnt be even aware. In many times he wasnt with us walking, which had been good for asking some questions or if something happened. - as we had different hours of entrance in relation to the other 2 persons of our group, we were given our talk in Macchu Picchu from the upper side, but had to do all the ruines and Huayna by our own... I think this is not the best experience as the guidance should be through walking the city. It is hard to remember all then..
By Pedro G for Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer on 23 May, 2022
What an amazing trek! We had an incredible time! Our tour guide Jhonathan was just the best, I’d highly recommend him and Conde Travel to everyone. Our cooks did such a great job as well, we ate like kings!
By Dan S for Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer on 11 May, 2022
Had a great time with our guide Stif. The food was excellent, like being on a restaurant for every meal 6/5 stars! We we’re lucky to have Broilo and his son cooking for us. The only thing that wasn’t good was the organization the last they home from Machu Picchu. We had to wait a long time for the buses to leave and we had to deal with the driver to make him stop to have our luggage in St.Teresa. Except from the last part I will give Conde travel 5/5 stars.
By Hanne S for Salkantay Trekking Tour from Cusco 5 Day - Special Offer on 04 Apr, 2022
We had great time! The tour guide Stiff was super professional, easy going and nice. He even took care of my meal plan and organised gluten free menu for me during the whole trip. Highly recommend!
By Yanna K for Inca Jungle tour to Machu Picchu 3D - 2N - Special Offer on 29 Mar, 2022
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