Inca Trail 5 Days--All inclusive

Cusco, Perú

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Inca Trail 5 Days--All inclusive
Cusco, Perú

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip


Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu without the crowds

Want to have Peru`s most famous trek, all to yourself? Choose our five day Inca Trail and you can.  You will avoid the crowds by keeping half a day ahead and behind everyone else.

Numbers are restricted with permits usually selling out 6 months in advance. So book early. In fact, numbers on the trail have always been limited. In Inca times this was a pilgrimage route reserved only for Inca nobility.

Enjoy some of the most varied and beautiful terrain of any trek in the world. Hike from bustling villages to lonely ruins, from windswept mountain passes to lush tropical jungle.


  • Follow in the footsteps of the Inca royals
  • Acclimatize better by taking 5 days instead of 4
  • Visit Machu Picchu twice and spend more time at each Inca site

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Why Travel with Amazonas Explorer?

 Our past client can help set your expectations from our stellar TripAdvisor reviews. We are also the only operator that is a part of  Bcorp and 1% for the Planet in order to reduce our carbon footprint and also give back to the communities that we live and work in. 

 At Amazonas Explorer, we have been operating high-quality holidays/vacations in Peru for over 20 years, setting a standard for many newer agencies in the area. Our prices reflect our commitment to paying all our staff a living wage - guides, porters, cooks and support teams included. We do not cut any corners, such as entrance fees, giving you total peace of mind for your once in a lifetime vacation.

Please take the time to read some comments from our previous clients on TripAdvisor and rest assured that when you travel with us, we take care of all of the details, allowing you enjoy the experience and the incredible country of Peru.

1. We pay our guides, porters and cooks so that they are motivated in order to go out of their way to make sure that they are offering the best service possible. We also include insurance for our employees. We also invest in top quality gear to further ensure the success of your trip. 

2. We keep and maintain all of our own equipment and make sure that it is of the highest quality to create the best overall experience for you. We do not rent this gear out to other companies so we can ensure its quality and maintenance. We do not rent from or rent to other agencies, so our gear is well maintained and secure. 

All of our guides are certified, fluent in English and are intelligent, fun people that are fully trained for wilderness expeditions and wilderness first aide responders. 

3. Our food is of the highest quality. We have suggestions that we have less food! No one goes hungry here and wants to eat more because of the excellent flavor that comes from our experienced cooks/kitchen. 

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4. We are also highly involved in a local charity for reforestation, in the Lares region, where the grand majority of our cooks and porters come from. To date, we have planted over 600,000 native trees and have recently joined B Corp which is a cooperation which intensely investigates all of their members before allowing them to be a member. Bcorp is designed to create awareness for not only the environment(reduction of plastic, paper, carbon footprints) but also to make sure that everyone that works with Amazonas Explorer receives a living wage and excellent work conditions/support.  

Also, please understand that like in most things, you will get what you pay for. I know that our competitors are offering tours for less money, but the only way to do that is to cut corners, pay lesser wages, provide cheaper services/gear, etc....These types of treks tend to be a once in a lifetime experience. 

The way we look at it is that if you are going to have a once in lifetime experience, make sure that you are in good hands and that it will be a positive, unforgettable one. Most companies here cannot say the same. Therefore they can offer a lower price for a lesser service. With Amazonas Explorer, there are no hidden costs, no last-minute fixes, What you see is what you get. 

If this is simply a question to lower the price, we may be able to look at some options. I do not want to offer you a discount and then also discount the experience. 

You will get what you pay for here in Peru. 

What’s included

  • Private Transport
    Transport to and from the Inca Trail in a private vehicle..
  • All camping and cooking
    This includes Therm-a-rest sleeping mats, spacious two-person tents, dining tent and toilet tent. An emergency first-aid kit and oxygen.
  • Certified Guide Service
    A registered, English-speaking Inca Trail guide. We only work with a handful of vetted and trusted guides to ensure that your experience is second to none.
  • Small Group Sizes
    Our maximum group size is 10 people, so you can have the full attention of your guide and support staff.
  • Dynamic Support Staff
    A registered, English-speaking Inca Trail guide, all porters, cook team, guided tour in Machu Picchu. Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. The porters’ correct wage, Inca Trail entrances.
  • Trains
    Transport from Machu Picchu to your hotel in Cusco will be the Skydome / Vistadome train service and bus transfer.
  • Meals
    All meals provided are indicated in the itinerary. We even include dinner upon arrival to Aguas Calientes and lunch the following day before returning to Cusco. All meals during the trek are inlcuded.
  • Hotels
    You hotel is included. We use the El Mapi by Inkaterra or a similar hotel. Dinner is included with the hotel.
  • Flights
    National or International flights.
  • Flights/Airport Taxes
    National or International flights.
  • Sleeping Bag
    Sleeping bag (available for hire at $10 a night)
  • Huayna Picchu Entrances
    Entrance to Huayna Picchu (approx. $80)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain
    Machu Picchu mountain Hike (approx. $75) unless specified
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Items
    Personal belongings, personal expenses and tips.

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $352


Day 1
Ollantaytambo and the Inca Trail

 Ollantaytambo and the Inca Trail : This morning you visit the old Inca town of Ollantaytambo. After a look around we have a short drive to the trail-head at Piscacucho (km 82). Here you meet the porters and cooks that will support your journey to Machu Picchu. We enjoy a light lunch whilst the porter prepare their cargo. 

Whilst walking all you need to carry is a day-pack. Your luggage is carried by the porters, your tents are put up for you and your food is prepared for you. All you have to do is shoulder your day-pack and enjoy the walking. With the crowds now long gone, we head to the Inca Trail control post. 

The afternoon's hiking is an undulating trail above the fascinating Urubamba river. Finally we arrive at the spectacular Inca site of Llactapata (2,788m / 9,146ft) and our camp for the night. (2,788m / 9,146ft).5 days Inca trail & Machu Picchu permit :

Included: English-speaking guide, lunch, dinner, snacks & water, transport, Inca trail permit, porter support, camping equipment (except sleeping bag) 

Your Organizer

Amazonas Explorer
Matt Steeves Head of Direct Sales Matt Steeves is an American singer-songwriter from Boise, Idaho. Near many world class rivers in Idaho, Montana and Oregon, he has always enjoyed the outdoors, biking, water sports, fishing, camping and hiking. This makes him a perfect fit for Amazonas Explorer. As his hit single, “Rancher’s Son” has yet to top the charts, he works diligently showing the world to Peru with customized adventure trips. He currently resides in Cusco and surrounded by his loving wife, two young children and great friends that share similar interests. Living in Peru for the last 6 years allows him to help you create your perfect tailor made Peru itinerary, so do not hesitate to ask him. He must sign off now, as he just received a call from Rolling Stone Magazine.