Along the 4-days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Camino Inca)

Aguas Calientes 08681, Perú

1 review
Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 15
Along the 4-days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Camino Inca)
Aguas Calientes 08681, Perú

1 review

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 1 - 15

About this trip


Along the 4 days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu


Group service trip code: CVITGrp4d

Private service trip code:  CVITPvt4d

Premium service trip code:  CVITGrp4d-Premium


Trip Overview

Trek the tough ancient route of the amazing Inca Trail towards Machu Picchu

Among the world’s top hikes is the Inca trip that leads you towards Machu Picchu. Essentially the Inca Trail is a mountainous forest hike leading to the holy Inca city of Machu Picchu. The massive 43km trek normally takes 4 days to complete, before you eventually arrive at Machu Picchu. Inca Trail is considered as the best hike in Peru, combining a remarkable mix of Inca remains, green cloud forest, mountain scenery and a vivid sub-tropical jungle. More than 250 orchid species have been discovered in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Those who wish to conquer the challenging Inca Trail will require a certain degree of fitness. However, age shouldn't obstruct your path. It is very essential to be properly acclimatized to this altitude. The utmost height over sea level on this path is 4200m therefore, we advise anyone travelling from the coastal area to spend a minimum of two days in the Cusco region before taking on this challenge. This time of the year is perfect to visit Cusco, the Sacsayhuaman ruins nearby and the spectacular Incan Sacred Valley.

Trip Advantages

Why book our The Classic Inca Trail 4 Days?

Our 4-day Inca Trail includes all the services that the others at an incredible price, what does all of this mean? It means you simply get more for your money with Cultura Viva Travel Agency.

Trip Advantages

- Cultura Viva Travel Agency offer you very high-quality services.

- Assistance 24/7 since the moment you book with us 

- We have the best prices on every tour, guaranteed 100% for Machu Picchu travel packages

- We have developed a vast selection of the best itineraries

- We offer you Peru tours which are fully customizable

- Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions

- Hotel accommodation with private bathrooms and well located

- Local transportation, train and bus tickets, entrance fees and all the services are included below

- All transfers are assisted by English-speaking staff

- We control our operations from head to tail, offering fast, warm and accurate responses to your requirements and guaranteeing the success of your Peru tour programs.

- Responsibility, positive environmental and social impact of our operations at all levels.

Highlights & Important notes

Type   of activities

Trekking, Adventure, Archaeological, Nature


Group   tour

Means each day you will join with other travelers at each   destination, with professional local guide in each excursion and share the   bus or minivan


Departures   dates

Fixed departures for group service: every Monday and Thursday

Exception: one-month closing period of all Inca Trail routes in February. 

All Inca Trail departures are subject to government space availability


Group   size

Small group Min 4, Max 15


Trekking   grade

Moderate to difficult - you need to be in good health and reasonably fit. A walking day would normally be between 5 to 7 hours long. 

Some previous experience is required.

2 days of acclimatization is recommended as a minimum


Min age

No, the Peruvian government has not established any age limit, it depends on the operators and the clients

For this reason, everyone must sign a contract with the   company and have health insurance

8 + All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult


Travel   window

from April to November is the best time (dry season)

from December to March is the rainy season




1. General conditions

a. Net rates are expressed in USD American dollars

b. This document is only a quote. We cannot guarantee the availability until confirming the services

c. Cultura Viva Travel Agency reserves the right to change the itinerary due to force majeure reasons to guarantee the safety of our customers

d. The tour operation can be changed in festivity dates

e. Hotels have been quoted without the IGV (Peruvian tax), exoneration that is applied to foreigners (non-Peruvian residents)

f. In order to apply for this exoneration, it is required to show a copy of your passport together with the entrance seal to Peru and an Andean migration card, which is given on the plane upon entering the country and sealed by the airport Immigration Services representative

g. For passengers travelling from Peru or Bolivia to Brazil and Venezuela, the yellow fever vaccine should be applied

h. Cultura Viva Travel Agency is not responsible for vaccine regulations

i. We accept VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Diners Club through this payment method we do not charge any commission. Cultura Viva is NOT responsible for the extra charges of the payment platforms.

2. To confirm a booking

1. To confirm the booking, we need the following information: 

a. Full Name

b. Number of your Passport and nationality

c. Date of birthday

d. Type of accommodation (single room, one double room or two beds, or three beds, etc.) or tent accommodation

e. Itinerary of the flights 

f. Copy of passport. We will send you a Booking Form

2. A deposit of US$ 200 per person is required to confirm a booking (Inca Trail) --- non-refundable (the government does not return or change the dates of the income for any reason)

3. Full payment or balance of payment must be paid 45 – 30 days before the trip departure date

4. If the booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due

3. Cancellation by the client

1. Any cancellation by a client must be made in writing and be acknowledged by Cultura Viva Travel Agency in writing

2. The date on which the request to cancel is received by Cultura Viva Travel Agency or its Travel Consultants will determine the cancellation fees applicable:

a. 60 days or more days prior to departure non-refundable deposit

b. 59-31 days; we will retain - 40% of trip cost

c. 30-16 days; we will retain - 70% of trip cost

d. 15 days or less; we will retain - 100% of trip cost

It should be understood that the money is not for the company, but rather to pay our suppliers, who normally request full payment of the reservations and services requested 60 days beforehand.

Please take your time to read carefully and understand our Booking Terms and Conditions set out below prior to booking a trip with Cultura Viva Travel Agency, to avoid any inconvenience and have the best experience possible


1. Train tickets; we will attempt to book tickets on this train but this depends on availability; if there is no availability, we will book other train schedules with the same train service.

2. Train timetables are subject to change at any time. We will attempt to book tickets on this train, but if there are timetable changes or trains are fully booked, we may need to book an alternative service (may be subject to additional prices)

3. Campsites are subject to change according to the designation of the governmental institution regulating the use of the Inca Trail, as well as to our guide’s criteria and the group progress

4. Departure and arrival times are approximated.

5. New rules to visit Machu Picchu; Peru’s Ministry of Culture announced the new entrance rules for visiting Machu Picchu. From July 1, 2017 entrance tickets to Machu Picchu will be split into 2 entrance times. AM entrance from 6am – 12pm and PM entrance from 12pm – 5:30pm 

What’s included

  • All transfers
    are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Pre-departure briefing
    the night before your trek
  • Pick up from your hotel
    in the morning and transfer in private transport to Km. 82 (starting point of the trail)
  • Personal tents
    2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent, to allow for greater comfort and safe storage of backpacks. Our tents are 4-season and highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field
  • Dining tent
    with tables and chairs. Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent
    with bio-degradable toilet facilities
  • Porters
    (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Accommodation
    for all our staff (guide, cook and porters)
  • Bio-degradable personal
  • Bio-degradable
    dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Others
    hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / cold boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit
    including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Bus ticket
    from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes
  • Train ticket
    from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy (Expedition train or similar) according to availability - we can upgrade to Vistadome service upon request
  • English speaking
    professional and official tour guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • All entrance fees
    for the Inca Trail route and Machu Picchu (but not to Huayna Picchu Mountain)
  • Meals
    According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • 24/7
    support by our local staff
  • Guided tour
    through all the tours during your visits and excursions as indicate the itinerary
  • domestic flights
    International and/or domestic flights (in case you request them, please ask your travel agent)
  • VISA procedures
    travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation
  • Other expenses
    of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips
    Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • Guidance
    in other language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent
  • Anything not specified
    in the itinerary description
  • Breakfast
    on the first day
  • sleeping pad
  • Extra porter
    to carry your personal equipment
  • Lunch
    on the last day is included after visit Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee
    to the Aguas Calientes thermal springs
  • Extra entrance fee
    Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain entrance fee: if you would like to climb this mountain a new entrance fee applies
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks

Available Packages

4days Inca Trail - Group - Súper price
Available until 7 days before departure

10 days for a super price for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!!!


Normal price US$675 per person (price based on 2 people sharing a tent)

Deposit: $200
4 days-Inca Trail-Fully Private service
Available until 7 days before departure

When doing the trip in private service, that is, the part of the trek will only be able to enjoy the route to your liking and time without having to follow any group

You will not follow anyone, the guide will go at your own pace

(Price based on 2 people sharing a tent) 

Deposit: $200
4 days-Inca Trail Premium Service
Available until 7 days before departure

Premium group service that will give you all the adventure but with certain luxuries and glamor for your enjoyment and comfort on the route. Glamorous adventure, excellent combination.

You will not follow anyone, the guide will go at your own pace 

(based on 2 people sharing a tent) 

Deposit: $500

Available options



Day 1: Inca Trail:
Cusco to Wayllabamba - On the way to Machu Picchu!!

· 4:30am: Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the head of the Inca Trail at Piscacucho, Km 82 where we will meet the porters. 

· The car trip from Cusco to Piscacucho takes around 3 hours. Our vehicle usually stops at the town of Ollantaytambo on the way for about an hour so that people can have breakfast. 

· 9:00am to 10:00am around, we begin our trek of the Inca Trail by crossing the suspended bridge over the Urubamba River. 

· We then hike on the shore, left of the Urubamba River as it runs northwest towards the Sacred Valley.

· Resuming our trek through the valley, carved out by River Kusichaca, we will begin our ascent for around five hours until we arrive at the archaeological site of Huayllabamba where we will camp for the night. 

· Throughout the journey we will enjoy the extravagant sights of the fantastic Vilcanota ridge which is located on the far side of Urubamba River.

· The first day of the Trail is simple and offers sufficient training for the days ahead.

·     Maximum altitude: 3,300m/10,826ft above sea level

·     Total walking distance: 11km/6.83508mi --- 6-7h approximately

·     Transport: Cusco hotel – km82 (2h approximately)

·     Specialized local tour guide

·     Entrance Fee: All the places you visit during the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

·     Overnight in camp

·     Meals Included:  Lunch and dinner

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Cultura Viva travel agency S.R.L.
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