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Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu 4 Days

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Tour Details

The four-day Inca Trail, considered one of the best treks in South America, is a journey of approximately 43 kilometers. The tour takes you through ancient Inca roads where you will visit different Archaeological Sites built by the Inca civilization.

This four-day tour will take you through rugged geographies with ascents and descents next to precipices, a tropical climate that is home to a very varied fauna and flora. Along with our guide, you will learn more about the construction techniques used by the Incas for this tour and the agriculture they managed to develop.

To carry out this challenge, we recommend that you be in good physical condition and spend a few days in Cusco or acclimatize to the cold weather to avoid altitude sickness.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0600 AM

Price Includes

  • Round trip transfers from your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional Bilingual English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All camping equipments
  • Cook and porters
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to KM 82
  • Entrance to Inca Trail
  • 01 Lunch and dinner on the first day
  • 01 Breakfast, 01 Lunch and dinner on the second day
  • 01 Breakfast, 01 Lunch and dinner on the third day
  • 01 Night at a hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 01 Breakfast on the last day
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu citadel
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

Price Excludes

  • Hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu mountain
  • First breakfast
  • Last lunch and dinner
  • Any Private Expenses

What to bring to Inca Trail 4 Day?

  • Original passport
  • Sun hat, sunscream and insect repellent
  • Comfortable and walking boots
  • Raincoat or rain poncho
  • Light clothing for Machu Picchu
  • Mineral water
  • Hygiene items
  • Walking Sticks
  • 4 Pairs of socks
  • Warm clothes
  • Extra money in soles

Day 1Cusco - KM 82 - Llactapata - Wayllabamba

Very early in the morning at the indicated time, our private vehicle will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco. We will take you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Here we will board a train that will take us through picturesque landscapes. The trip takes two hours to the starting point of the Inca Trail, Km. 82.

Here we will go through a security check, where you will present your original passport. After passing the control, we will visit some archaeological sites and walk along the banks of the Urubamba River until we reach Miskay. It is a small community where we will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch.

After enjoying lunch we will continue our walk ascending towards a small plateau. Here we will stop to see the beautiful view of the Andean landscape and the archaeological zone of Llactapata.

Together with our guide we will visit this archaeological site. Afterwards we will go to Wayllabamba where we will spend the night in our first camp. Here our cooks will delight us with a delicious nutritious meal.

Day 2Wayllabamba - Ayapata - Pacaymayu

Very early in the morning we will enjoy a delicious breakfast to continue our walk for approximately one hour towards the Ayapata Valley.

The road leads through beautiful landscapes, trails and even a peculiar bridge. After crossing the bridge we will enter a cloud forest.

Finally we will reach the highest point of the walk, the Warmihuañusca pass, whose name comes from Quechua and means “When the woman dies”.

After delighting ourselves with the beautiful view that this pass offers us, we will descend through a valley full of diverse birds and flora. Here we will stop to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch.

We will continue our trek to the Pacaymayu River Valley, which is where we will spend the night, our second camp. Here we will enjoy a delicious dinner.


Day 3Pacaymayu - Runkuracay - Sayaqmarca - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna

Very early in the morning we will enjoy a delicious breakfast to continue our walk to the archaeological site of Runkuracay, which has the shape of a half circle.

After visiting this site we will ascend towards the Yanacocha lagoon and continue until we reach the archaeological site of Sayaqmarca.

After visit this site, we will continue ascending until we reach the third and last pass. Here we will see the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca, which is located on the edge of a ravine.

After visiting these places we will continue our trek to Wiñayhuayna. Our thrid campsite where we will camp after a delicious dinner.

Day 4Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

The expected day has arrived, very early in the morning we will enjoy the last delicious breakfast to continue with our walk towards the Intipunku or Puerta del Sol area.

Here you can have a panoramic view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. You can also enjoy the rays of the sun reaching the citadel at dawn.

After witnessing this wonderful event we will descend to the citadel. Together with us we will tour the entire citadel for two hours. After this time you will have free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked a trek to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Mountain, our guide will be directing you to the entrance.

After touring the citadel we will go down by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival our driver will take you back to the city of Cusco and leave you at your accommodation.