Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 8 days

Machu Picchu

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70 reviews
Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 8 days
Machu Picchu

70 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

         

Overview 7-days Inca Trail 

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 8-day Inca Trail

Day 1: Arrival at Cusco:
We will pick you up from Cusco airport and transfer you to your hotel (You must arrive in the morning in Cusco) 

  • 3-star hotel included (Casa Andina Standard or similar)
  • City Tour in the afternoon (Cusco city, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Tambomachay)
  • Transportation, Tour guide, entry fees included
  • Meals not included

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour
We visit Awanacancha, Pisaq market, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo, and spend the night hotel closer to the Inca Trail.  

  • Transportation, Tour guide, entry fees included
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba
  • Dinner not included
  • 4-star hotel (Del Pilar or similar)

Day 3: Cusco - Ollantaytambo – KM 88 - Chamana

The day starts with an early pick-up from your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and a 2-hour drive to kilometer 82. While other groups cross the Urubamba river to the left bank, we will start hiking along the right bank of the river visiting Salapunku, K’anabamba, and Machu Q’ente.

After 3 hours hike, we will arrive at the control point of KM 88 - Q'oriwayrachina, where you will show your passports and cross the river using a hanging bridge with Inca foundations. Lunch is served in Chamana, where our campsite is located. Later in the afternoon, your tour guide will take you to visit the impressive Inca Site of Wayna Q’ente, a unique Inca Site located in the middle of the mountain, offering amazing views of the valley and the mountains around. We camp in Chamana, near the Inca Site of Patallaqta.

  • Hiking distance: 13 km / 8 miles
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Meals: B, L, D

Day 4: Chamana –Patallaqta – Huayllabamba - Llullluchapampa

After a delicious breakfast prepared by your trekking chef, you will start the day visit the impressive Inca Site of Patallaqta, most Inca Trail hikers will be back in km 82, and we will have the place for ourselves. Next, you will hike along the Cusichaca River until Huayllabamba Village, where we visit Incarakay and enjoy lunch. The second part gets a bit harder as we start climbing to our second campsite in Llulluchapampa. During the last part, you will be able to enjoy various ecosystems, including the thick cloud forest with numerous flowers and birds.

  • Hiking distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Approximate time: 8 hours
  • Meals: B,L,D

Day 5: Llulluchapampa – Runccuracay - Phuyupatamarca

The day starts with an early climb to Warmiwanusqa (Dead Woman’s Pass), the Inca Trail's highest point at 4200m / 13779f. Here you will take some time to enjoy the amazing views before going down for 2 hours to Pacaymayo Alto for a well-deserved lunch.

The second part starts with a steep 2-hour climb to the second pass, the Runccuracay Pass (3956 m / 12979 ft). Next, continue for 3 more hours into the final campsite at Phuyupatamarca (3660 m / 12007 ft). Throughout the day, you will visit the Inca sites Runccurakay, Sayacmarca, Conchamarca and enjoy amzing views of the Salkantay and Vilcabamba mountains.

  • Hiking distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles
  • Approximate time: 10 hours
  • Meals: B,L,D

Day 6: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna – Sungate - Machu Picchu

Wake up in the most spectacular campsite of the Inca Trail with a cup of coffee or tea while you enjoy the sunrise. Today’s route is mostly downhill along the cobblestone trail; you will be able to visit the Inca Sites of Puhyupatamarca, Intipata, Wiñaywayna before lunch.

After enjoying the last lunch in Wiñaywayna with the porters and saying goodbye to them, we will hike for 1 hour to the Sungate (Intipunku), from where we will have the first and most amazing view of Machu Picchu with the sunset. We will spend the night in a hotel at Aguas Calientes Town (Machu Picchu Pueblo).

  • Hiking distance: 11 km / 6.8 miles
  • Approximate time: 7 hours
  • Meals: B,L,D

Day 7: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

After breakfast, we will board the first buses to Machu Picchu and explore the Inca Citadel's best. Your tour guide will take you to the most amazing places like the Inca Bridge, temples, and palaces and give you free time to explore on your own after the guided tour. After Machu Picchu, you will board the Panoramic trains back to Ollantaytambo, where our private transportation will be waiting for you to transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. The expected arrival time is around 8.00 pm.

  • Hiking distance: 3 hours
  • Meals: B
  • 3-star hotel included (Casa Andina Standard or similar)

Day 8: Depart Cusco
After breakfast in your hotel, we will transfer you to the airport or bus station depending on your schedule. We can add extra nights hotel or add more day tours such as Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lake.                  

Included

  • Airport transfers
  • All transportation during the 8 days tour
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • 5-day  Ultimate Inca Trail tour
  • Personal Porter for up to 8 kilos for your personal stuff 
  • Professional highly trained mountain tour guides
  • Experience chefs, porters
  • 4-nights hotel in Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Pueblo(3-star hotels)
  • 3 nights camping in the mountains with comfortable equipment
  • 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
  • Panoramic trains and private van back to Cusco

Not Included 

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags, air mattresses, or trekking poles
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña entrances
  • Tips for porters, chefs, guides

Price per person: USD$ 1290

To Book a tour you only need 200.USD initial payment, the remaining balance can be paid in Cusco with any credit card with no additional charges at all or you can pay online in installments. 

Available Packages

Group Service
$1,290
Deposit: $200
Private Service
$1,580
Deposit: $200
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TreXperience
70 reviews
We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco

Reviews

Phenomenal experience! What a way to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Trexperience has gone above and beyond to plan and execute each and every step of our journey. We were supposed to do Inca Trail, but life threw a monkey wrench into our plans. We had to adjust accordingly and did this two-day trip instead. The owner did everything possible and impossible to salvage our trip. We saw Machu Picchu and ended up very happy! Next time we will do the real deal. This company was recommended by our friends. There are many imposters out there. Be careful when you choose your guides. Trexperience was worth every penny we spent. Will definitely comeback for more.
By Sergei P for 2 Day Tour to Machu Picchu - SERGEI PROKOPOV on 20 Jun, 2022
Mickey and the whole team were AMAZING!!! Very personalized experience, the camping, the food, and the journey were incredible. We arrived through the Sun Gate into Machu Picchu to a stunning view of the Inca's civilization! We hiked the trail as part of celebrating my wife's 50th Birthday, the team made her a personalized cake to celebrate!! An experience that we certainly will cherish!!!
By Russel T for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days with Camping on 19 Jun, 2022
The Lares Trek with the Trexperience team was nothing short of incredible and something my partner and I will remember for the rest of our lives. We had Chef Lorenzo and Sue Chef Ezekiel/Miguel looking after us aswell as our wonderful guide Marabel. The food that the Chefs were cooking in the rural Andean communities was hands down the best food we had during our whole month in South America. It was fresh, it was nutritious, had so much flavour and was always plated beautifully. My partner and I felt so well looked after and looked forward to every meal time. Our Guide Marabel felt like she was family. She was extremely understanding of our altitude sickness and looked after us and cared about our well being. She always took the time to explain the area, give us insight into what it was like in ancient times and what it’s now like in present times. It truly was an incredible cultural experience because of Marabel. We met so many incredible children along the way and pretty much had the entire paths to ourselves the whole 3 days. We have nothing but kind words to say about Marabel, Lorenzo and Miguel - they are incredible members of the Trexperience team and we would recommend this company to anyone travelling to Peru. 100+ star rating!!!! - Hannah & Winston from Australia and New Zealand
By Hannah M for Lares Trek To Machu Picchu 4 days on 18 Jun, 2022
We hat’s a Great with Manolo and his Team. Would recommend this Agency for anyone. Thank you.
By Simon S for Ultimate Salkantay trek 5 Days to Machu Picchu on 17 Jun, 2022
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The Inca trail was an amazing experience! Everything was well organized, we had a fun group and the best tour guides Robinzon and Walter. They made us go through with it after getting ill the first night. Thank you so much guys!!!
By Lieke S for 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 15 Jun, 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