Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu)

Karina Safari
  • Email address verified
13 reviews
Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Group size: 10 - 15
Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu)

Karina Safari
  • Email address verified
13 reviews

Deposit: $500
Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip


- Hike the legendary INCA TRAIL to the Lost City of Machu Picchu! This epic hike rewards you with stunning Andean mountains landscapes, ancient ruins and vibrant local culture along the way!

- Reach the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu at sunrise and enjoy this World Wonder on your own before the crowds get here

- Hike & Learn every day about the history of Inca Empire from legends and tales. Combine the visits to the most impressive ruins and temples of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one world’s best known hikes! 

- Participate in Pacha Manka ceremony of the Incas with locals, make a sacred offering to the Mother Earth!

- Only for the most tough ones: a day hike to astonishing natural wonder - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN. Away from the beaten path and hard to reach, Rainbow mountain was ranked by National geographic as one of the 100 unique places on Earth! 

- Travel in our group of 10-15 hiking fellows assisted by enthusiastic and fun team-leader Karina Safari (Spanish/English/Russian-speaking) and qualified team of local guides and porters.

- Our trip will be organized in the PREMIUM category, it means that we will be traveling by ourselves without mixing up with other groups, our porters can carry our personal luggage, we will stay at exceptional campsites, with the finest equipment, best delicious meals, and hot coffee, cocoa, or tea brought to our tents each morning!  

Number of days: 8 days /7 nights (including 4days/3nights Inca trail hiking adventure)

Inca Trail Walking Distance: 43km/26 miles

Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging 

Lowest/Highest altitude: 2400 to 4200m (7800' to 13800')

Accommodation:  3 nights in tents, 4 nights in hotels 3***

Assistance: Professional local team of guides and porters

Meals: All included on trek (meals cooked by chef) / breakfasts in hotels

Who carry our camping gear:  Porters (your personal luggage up to 7kg/14lbs can be carried by porter as well). 

Considerations :

- Trekking permit is required  and must be booked 4-5 months in advance, as the permits are sold out very fast.

- Registration ($500 non-refundable deposit) is required to lock your spot in a group and purchase your trekking permit 

- Save on early-bird registration for adult 16+  and get $100 OFF (before 01/01/2017) 

- Save on taking your Kid 12 to 16 y.o and get $100 OFF

What’s included

- All travel logistics and booking arrangements

- Your trekking permit to Inca Trail 

- Your admission to Machu Picchu & sightseeing tour 

- Professional assistance all the way: Team-leader (Karina Safari), certified mountain guide, porters, cook. Our guides studied in Cusco National University for tourism and english and trained in the first aid. 

- 3 meals/daily cooked during the trek: breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee/tea and drinking water available at campsites

- Camping gear (tents, dining tent, kitchen, bio-toilet tent), first aid kit, oxygen



- Personal equipment to each trekker provided: duffel bag (for your luggage), rain poncho, air foam mattress, insulated pillow, a day pack cover

- Our tents are spacious, clean and of high quality. Eureka Timberline 4 person tents will be provided for 2 persons sharing

- Portable bio-toilet tent for our group only. No need to wait in line in public toilets (not well-maintained and always far away)

- Porters, in addition to camping gear can carry up to 7kg/14lbs of your  personal belongings (your duffel bag)

- Clean drinking water at each campsite will be provided at no additional fee

- Included 4 nights in 3*** hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley before and after the trek

- Included 2 full days of Guided tours in Cusco and in Sacred Valley

- Participation in Pacha Manka ceremony 

- Your train ticket and bus ride on the way back from Machu Picchu

- All private airport transfers on arrival/departure in Cusco

- Memorable gifts for all participants

Not included

- International flights (~$550-850 round-trip from SF ; ~$500 from LA or NY)

- Domestic flights ($150-170 round trip Lima-Cusco-Lima)

- Meals in Cusco & tipping the trekking crew (~$200-250)

- Optional Huayna Picchu climb (on request)

- Optional accommodation in Lima before or after the tour (on request)

- Optional extension: Rainbow mountain day hike ($260 incl. hike and accommodation)

- Travel insurance ~$50 (8 days)

Before You Go

All necessary information (travel kit) about Peru , weather& climate, packing list, currency, pocket expenses and other info will be provided via email to the registered travelers.

Available Packages

Early bird
Available until Mar 15, 20174 left
Deposit: $500
Count me in!
Available until Apr 30, 20178 left
Deposit: $500
Teenage 12-16 y.o
Available until Apr 30, 2017Sold Out
Deposit: $500

Available options

A day hike to the Rainbow Mt.
Deposit: $500

Early bird
Past Trip


Arrival to Cusco
Day 1: August 26 (Saturday)
Arrive at any time. You will be met at the airport by our local reps. Airport transfer to hotel, where you meet with other travelers of our group. Evening free for acclimatization walks in the city. Tonight we get together for our first dinner. Overnight in hotel at the altitude of (11200'/3400m)

Your Organizer

Karina Safari
13 reviews
- Experienced adventure travel organizer since 2006 - CEO at Safarika Travel Inc. Legally registered Seller of Travel in CA since 2013 - South American destinations expert. 4 years of living and working as a tour guide in Ecuador and Colombia. I live my passion... I create distinctive handcrafted trips to the most exciting and unique destinations on Earth. This trips are about a priceless life-changing experience (sometimes it's challenging), an inspiration, a recharge of the vital energy for new beginnings and traveling in a team of like-minded travel buddies. Join my tribe and let's make it epic!


Karina organized a really great agenda for the whole trip and leveraged a top notch travel agency in Cusco for the bulk of the trip. The quality of that team really made the difference imho - the guides were excellent, the organization was highly professional . When my son got sick for 3 days, Karina and Alpaca Expeditions were 100% available to help adjust the plan as needed to deal with the situation. Having someone like Karina organize the trip made a big difference: she knows the right people to work with in Peru.
Amazing experience! I totally recommend this for everyone!
What a great trip! Karina was the best! Even though we did not stay at the Four Seasons Hotels, but the service was far more superior than Four Seasons. Thank you, Karina!
This trip was an incredible experience. Hiking at high altitude was difficult for me but it was a worthwhile experience. We had two awesome guides with us who were very knowledgeable and kept us motivated every step of the way. Machu Picchu views felt way better after hiking there all the way. This was once in a lifetime opportunity and I highly recommend this trip. The food and lodging was amazing too. I am a vegetarian and they took care of it very well. Karina was always available to answer our questions. She provided us complete list of what we would need for the trip and that was pretty helpful. Thank you Karina!
That was an awesome trip. What I liked most: - everything is taken care of for you: tickets, accommodation, transport, schedule - food: amazing fresh food at campsites and hotels - guides: knowledgable and experienced local guides who know history and are always available for any question/issues - program: different hikes, city tours, bus tours (visiting important inkan sites and other historically important places) Also, thanks Karina for being available 24/7 and resolving all questions
Show More Reviews