Inca Trail Classic Tour

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4 days
Availability : All Months (except February)
Cusco
Min Age : 8
Itinerary

Day 1Inca Trail Tour - Day 1 - Cusco to Llulluchapampa KM 82

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and take transfer to the starting point of this Inca Trail hike – Piscacucho, also called Km 82.

Then you hike along the Urubamba River visiting the Incan archaeological sites of Willca Raccay and the enormous Llactapata. After, you continue up to the Cusichaca River Canyon offering magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental; particularly, the Veronica Mountain (altitude of 5,850 m).

You will have lunch in Chamana and later continue along the Cusichaca River, observing several Incan agricultural stepped terraces and irrigation channels until reaching the picturesque village of Wayllabamba. Thereafter, you will start ascending while appreciating various eco-systems along the way. Later in the afternoon, you will arrive to the village of Llullucha Pampa, the place of your first campsite (altitude of 3,850 m). There you will have dinner and rest for the night.

Estimated trekking time: 7-8 hours
Hiking distance: 17 km
Maximum elevation: 3,850 m (12,630 ft)

Minimum elevation: 2,600 m (8,530 ft)
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging
Overnight in campsite

Day 2Inca Trail Tour - Day 2 - Llulluchapampa to Chaquicocha

Early after breakfast, you will continue your hike, ascending towards the highest point of the trail – Abra Warmiwañusqa (Dead Woman´s Pass) at 4,200 meters, passing through the cloud forests of Yunkachimpa and Corral Punku offering excellent views of surrounding snowcapped peaks.

From Warmiwañusqa, you will descend to the Pacaymayo Valley (3,300 m), where you will have a lunch break. Then you will continue hiking through the valley to the Inca´s ruins of Runkuracay where a guided tour

follows. Afterwards, you will climb up and get over the second pass – Abra Runkurakay (3,860m) walking on this “Royal Inca´s Highway” down to the next Inka site – Sayacmarca. On the way, you will pass the Yanacocha Lake. In the end, we will arrive to our second campsite – Chaquicocha (3,670 m).

Estimated trekking time: 7-8 hours
Hiking distance: 12 km
Maxiumum elevation: 4,200 m (12,630 ft)
Minimum elevation: 3,500 m (11,480 ft)
Difficulty: Challenging

Overnight in campsite

Day 3Inca Trail Tour - Day 3 - Chaquicocha to Wiñay Wayna

Today, we will start hiking passing through lovely subtropical vegetation and many important archaeological sites. Before we reach the first site, we get over Phuyupatamarca Pass (3,670 m) and just behind it, we can see the Phuyupatamarca Inka complex (3,600 m), one of the best preserved and most completed sites of this 4 day Inca Trail hike. The complex is located on the top of a mountain and it corresponds with its Quechuan name that means the “Town above the Clouds”.

After a guided tour, we will have lunch there. Then, we will start a steep descent via a cloud forest offering an opportunity to see beautiful orchids and different bird species on the way to our last campsite at Wiñay Wayna or “Forever Young” (2,700 m). There, we will have a guided tour of the same-named impressive archaeological complex consisting of a religious sector, urban sector and an agricultural center with lots of stepped terraces. Afterwards, we will be served dinner and then we will go to sleep to get ready for the exciting Machu Picchu hike!

Estimated trekking time: 5-6 hours
Hiking distance: 10 km
Maximum elevation: 3,670 m (12,040 ft)
Minimum elevation: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
Difficulty: Moderate

Overnight in campsite

Day 4Inca Trail Tour - Day 4 - Machu Picchu Tour

This is the last day of the 4 day hike to Inca Trail, so we will get ready early in the morning and after breakfast, we start climbing antique steps to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) to see the sunrise above the long-expected citadel of Machu Picchu!

You will be taken on an official tour of Machu Picchu to see the most important parts of the Inca city. (Optional: hike up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. This will allow you to have more time in Machu Picchu).

After the tour, you will take the Expedition train back to Ollantaytambo (Optional upgrade: Vistadome or Hiram Bingham train), where on arrival you will be greeted and transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.

Estimated trekking time: 3 hours
Hiking distance: 4 km
Maximum elevation: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
Minimum elevation: 2,400 m (7,875 ft)
Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Price
Base Price – $749 per person

Based on 3 star hotels and 2 people sharing a room. We also offer 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation packages.

Group discounts available.

Contact us to customize this tour to Peru based on your travel preferences and dates.

Included

  • Bilingual Tour Guides
  • Expedition train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco hotel
  • Inca Trail permit
  • Professional cook
  • Tents (double or single)
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Boiled water from day 2 of Inca Trail
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners & 3 snacks (Inca Trail)
  • All ground transportation and logistics
  • Law taxes
  • Local assistance 24 hours
  • Tours on group basis (Private tours available. Ask your travel advisor for more details)

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Breakfast on day 1 and lunch on day 4
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu