Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 8 days

Aguas Calientes 08681, Perú

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54 reviews
Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 8 days
Aguas Calientes 08681, Perú

54 reviews

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Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

 

Overview 

Explore the best of Cusco city, the Sacred Valley, and hike the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for 4 days. This is a complete package that includes hotels, entrance fees, transportation, tour guide, and meals during the Inca Trail tour.
                 

Highlights of the Trek:

  • Explore the best of Cusco city, Saqsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay
  • Visit the Sacred where Pisaq, Ollantaytambo is located
  • Spend a night in the closest hotel to the Inca Trail
  • Hike the Inca Trail, camp in tents and hot showers
  • Personal porter Included
  • Panoramic Trains (Vistadome or 360°)
  • Arrive at the archeological sites at exclusive hours
  • Support Social Projects

        

Itinerary of the 7-day Inca Trail:

Day 1: Arrival at Cusco (March 27th)
We will pick you up from Cusco airport and transfer you to your hotel. Free afternoon to acclimatize.

  • Hotel: Hilton Garden (1 room, 2 king-size beds with view)
  • Transfers included to the center of Cusco
  • Meals not included

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour (March 28th)
8:am pick up from the hotel. We visit Awanacancha, Pisaq Ruins, Pisaq market, Ollantaytambo, and drive to the hotel in Yucay.  

  • Transportation, Tour guide, entry fees included
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba
  • Dinner not included
  • Sonesta Posada Yucay (1 room: 1 king bed, 2 twins)

Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour (March 29th)
8:am pick up from the hotel. We visit Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Salineras or Maras

  • Transportation, Tour guide, entry fees included
  • Picnic Lunch in Moray
  • Dinner not included
  • Sonesta Posada Yucay (1 room: 1 king bed, 2 twins)

Day 4: Hotel - Km 82– Ayapata (14km, 8hrs) ( March 30th)
We pick you up from your hotel after breakfast around 7 am and drive for 30 minutes to Km 82 to start the Inca Trail: 

  • All meals included
  • Personal porters for up to 7 kilos (we provide duffle bags)
  • All entry fees included
  • Sleeping bags, camping cots, trekking poles included
  • Camping

Day 5: Ayapata – Chaquicocha (16km, 10 hrs) ( March 31st)
Early wake up for the most challenging day, we conquer 2 mountains: Death Women Pass, the highest of the trek with 4200m, and the second mountain is called Runqurakay Pass with 4000m.  

  • All meals included
  • Sleeping bags, camping cots, trekking poles included
  • Camping

Day 6: Chaquiccocha –  Wiñaywayna (10km, 6hrs)  ( April 1st)
The most pleasant day of the Inca Trail, only half-day hiking and afternoon free to relax and prepare for the final day at Machu Picchu. 

  • All meals included
  • Sleeping bags, camping cots, trekking poles included
  • Camping

Day 7: Machupicchu – Cusco (6km, 2 hrs)  ( April 2nd)
Wake early to arrive with the first ones to the Sungate (Intipunku) form where you will have the first and most amazing view of Machu Picchu. 

  • Only breakfast Included
  • Visit Sungate, Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu
  • Panoramic Vistadome train and private van back to Cusco.
  • Hotel: Hilton Garden (1 room, 2 king-size beds with view)

Day 8: Depart Cusco
After breakfast in your hotel, we will transfer you to the airport.                 

Included

  • Airport transfers
  • All transportation during the 8 days tour
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • Maras Moray Tour
  • 4-day Inca Trail tour
  • Personal Porter for up to 7 kilos for your personal stuff 
  • Professional highly trained mountain tour guides
  • Experience chefs, porters
  • 3-nights hotel in Cusco and Sacred Valley (3-star hotels)
  • 3 nights camping in the mountains with comfortable equipment
  • Sleeping bags, Camping cots, or trekking poles
  • Private toilets, portable hot showers
  • Oxygen tank, First Aid Kit, Satellite phone
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes from Machu Picchu
  • All meals during the Inca Trail with local ingredients
  • Entrance ticket to all places we visit (Includes Huayna Picchu)
  • Panoramic trains and private van back to Cusco

Not Included 

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for porters, chefs, guides

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TreXperience
54 reviews
We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco

Reviews

Whoever visits Machu Picchu just by taking the bus and walking around, does a big mistake. Taking at least the last part of the trail provides a completely different experience. We got amazing views of the nature, a few glaciers on the horizon, and the most impressive part were probably the Winay Wayna ruins, in the middle of the wooded mountain. Our guide, Filio, was very attentive, always making sure whether we need anything, explaining us a lot along the way about the history of the area. There was a small issue with the ticket name at the start of the trail, however it was resolved and we haven't missed anything from the trip. We only regret not taking one of the longer versions of the Inca Trail, but unfortunately our plan could not have been extended anymore. The additional important advantage of this trip is, that you visit Machu Picchu on 2 subsequent days. This greatly improves the probability, that you'll get a nice weather at least one day. In our case, we saw the ancient city from the Sun Gate in its full beauty on the first day (evening) in golden colors. The next day, while we explored it from the inside, it was raining in the morning and quite foggy later. Would have been a great shame, if we only went the 2nd day. For this reason, I really recommend visiting it as part of at least 2 day trek.
By Matus R for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days on 26 May, 2022
Amazing magical trip w even better guides, porters and cooks. So happy they made sure we all made it to the end!
By Zita K for 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 25 May, 2022
Fantastic tour. The guides we had - Juvenal for the sacred Valley and Pepe for the inca trail and machu pichu were friendly, knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure we had a great time! Highly recommended both tours and trexperience.
By Ciara C for Sacred Valley + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 3 days & 2 nights on 25 May, 2022
Had to cancel didn’t use but sleeping mattress was provided to another group member had requested.
By Shane C for Rentals 5 days trek (Sleeping bags, poles, air mats, trekking poles) on 23 May, 2022
Our group of four adults had the most memorable experience with Trexperience. We couldn't have asked for better guides -- JJ and Filio. Without them and their amazing team we wouldn't have felt more at ease on this trip. We had nightly massages followed by wine and incredible gourmet food. The tents and the accommodations were 5-star! We were definitely glamping to say the least but it was worth every penny. Although our hike to Machu Picchu was fogged in along the route, when we reached Machu Picchu the fog drifted away and we were left with incredible unforgettable views! TreXperience responded promptly to our emails and communicated to us in a timely manner. The company is trustworthy and worth investing in. It's a trip of a lifetime so don't skimp on the opportunity to do it luxury style!
By Kim S for Luxury Inca Trail 4 days and 3 nights on 20 May, 2022
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By Christopher N on 31 Mar, 2022
Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020