INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS ALL IN ONE
A supreme travel experience on the legendary Classic Inca Trail to Machu Pichu. Our exciting 4-day all in one Inca Trail package will immerse you in the grandeur of Inca civilization as you hike ancient trails, traverse lush mountain scenery and explore impressive Inca archaeological sites. Everything is meticulously planned to provide you with an unforgettable journey where history comes alive, and every step brings you closer to the wonder of Machu Picchu. Get ready for a unique and transformative experience as you explore the Inca Trail with every detail carefully managed for your comfort and an unforgettable experience!
DAY 01: CUSCO – PISCACUCHO (Km 82) – WAYLLABAMBA
Our experience begins very early from the city of Cusco, our transport takes us to the Ollantaytambo sector where we have free time to have a calm breakfast and then proceed to the Piscacucho sector (Km 82) where we meet with our entire support team (porters and cook). After a brief explanation our experience begins, first we will visit a historical Inca control place called Llactapata (2650 masl / 8692 feet), this is strategically located for access to Machu Picchu. At the end of the visit we begin a new walk towards our lunch point, at the end we continue our trip towards our first camp, Wayllabamba (3000 masl / 9840 feet), where our camping team is waiting for us ready so we can relax as much as possible. Here we will also find small shops where we can buy drinks, snacks or essential items for the trip. At night we will share a dinner space with our team while our guide gives us information about the second day.
Walking duration: 05 hrs / 12 km
Maximum altitude: 3000 masl / 9840 feet
Camp altitude: 3000 masl / 9840 feet
DAY 02: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
Our day begins with the first rays of sun, we enjoy a magnificent view of the valley in its early hours and our team offers us a cup of coca tea that helps us wake up with great spirits, then we complement this by delighting ourselves with a breakfast that full of energy since our day will be very demanding.
The first section is the hardest, at a firm and constant pace we begin with the ascent to the highest point of the entire experience, the Warmiwañusca pass (4,200 masl / 13,776 feet), upon arrival we will have an impressive view of the entire valley, we see what the road we have traveled is like and also the one that awaits us, so after a well-deserved rest and the photos for Instagram we continue our journey, now it is a descent to the valley floor so that we can reach our next camp, which is Pacaymayo (3,500 masl / 11,482 feet), upon arrival the team has already installed our equipment and is preparing our lunch, we spend the afternoon with our guide who shows us the incredible flora and fauna of the place.
Walking duration: 08 hrs / 12 km
Maximum altitude: 4200 masl / 13,776 feet
Camp altitude: 3500 masl / 11 482 feet
DAY 03: PACAYMAYO – RUNKURAKAY – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA
After enjoying the breakfast that our support team prepares for us, we begin our new tour. For an average of 2 hours we will first ascend to the archaeological center of Runkurakay (3800 masl / 12,470 feet), after an explanation and tour with our guide we begin the ascent to the highest part, which is the pass, and continue to see other places as Sayacmarca (3580 masl / 11 472 feet). We will see how on the way the landscapes go deeper and deeper into the jungle, so the panorama changes.
In the afternoon we arrive at the Phuyupatamarca sector (3,600 masl / 11,930 feet) where we will have a panoramic view of the Urubamba Valley, which is the gateway to Machu Picchu. Then our descent begins to our last camping point, which is Wiñaywayna (2650 masl / 8692 feet), our team that arrived previously to set up our camp and awaits us with a refreshing hot mate to later have dinner and spend the night.
Walking duration: 08 hrs / 10 km
Maximum altitude: 3800 masl / 12,470 feet
Camp altitude: 2650 masl / 8692 feet
DAY 04: WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We start the day with a delicious breakfast, before leaving the camp we will have an emotional moment as our support team that accompanied us during the tour says goodbye to us, we continue alone with the guide for a period of 2 hours on average until we reach the Intipunku or Sungate (2745 masl / 9005 feet), from here we already have a panoramic view of the beautiful citadel of Machu Picchu (2430 masl / 7972 feet). After a brief period of time, we begin our descent along a path to reach Machu Picchu and be able to visit it, knowing the main sites that make it up.
At the end of our tour we went to the main control gate where we boarded a tourist bus to get to Aguas Calientes (2040 masl / 6692 feet). After enjoying some free time to have lunch, we go to the train station to board one and return to Ollantaytambo, there we will use the line of the same railway company and finally return to Cusco where we finish our experience.
Walking duration: 05 hrs / 6 km
Maximum altitude: 2745 masl / 9005 feet
- Briefing / Informative talk prior to the trip
- Pick up from the hotel for the start of the experience
- Tourist transport: Cusco – Piscacucho (Km 82)
- Support team: Authorized porters
- Support Group Leader: Experienced Cook
- Camping equipment: Camping tent (suitable for the trip), thick foam mats, dining tent, kitchen equipment, eating utensils
- Clean towel every morning and hot water for hygiene
- Boiled water to fill the canteens
- Tea time during the tour
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Safety equipment: Radio transmitter
- First aid kit and oxygen cylinder
- Full food during our tour: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches and 03 dinners
- Variety of diet according to your request (Vegetarian, food restriction)
- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Consettur bus ticket: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Tourist train ticket: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (*Expedition/Voyager)
- Tourist transport: Ollantaytambo – Cusco (Bimodal service)
- Sleeping bag
- Pair of walking poles
- Additional personal porter
*The train service is according to the availability we have for the date of your trip, we can also offer you an Upgrade to a better category, for this you only have to consider the additional information.
- Air flight (National or International)
- Special entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu (additional cost USD $80.00 dollars)
- Accommodation service in general
- When confirming the service you must choose the travel date carefully since there is no option to change due to the modality of the entrance ticket, nor is it transferable to a third person or refundable under any circumstances.
- The spaces of the Inca Trail are very limited, so it is extremely important to have an advance reservation of at least 4 to 6 months in advance, the preparation is meticulous and detailed.
Do I need to have previous experience or physical preparation ?
Yes, to be able to carry out this experience it is important to have an adequate physical condition since the trip itself is very demanding, being prepared helps you enjoy the experience in a comfortable way, the geography of the Inca trail is somewhat unusual since it’s a complete mix of everything between staggered climbs, trails, inclines and steep descents. The best way to prepare for the trip is to establish some routines that can be daily or weekly in terms of walks that help strengthen our resistance in the legs.
How should I prepare my luggage for this experience ?
The Inca Trail leads us directly to Machu Picchu by the traditional route used by the Incas, so the trail itself takes us into what we currently know as the jungle, for this reason the heat is imminent, light clothing is always the most recommended, to this we must add only 1 or 2 garments that are warm for the nights. Finally, personal items such as power banks, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, rain poncho and others are also important for the trip.
Can I do the Inca Trail on my own?
No, because the Inca trail has a particular condition and that is that it can only be done in the company of a formal company that has a special permit issued by Sernanp (Entity that regulates the natural part). With these conditions, choosing PERU TOP EXPERIENCE is the best option because we are direct operators for this service.
How are the bathrooms on the Inca Trail? Will we have access to showers along the way?
The services that we find along the way are basic, this is part of the management of the entities that regulate it, however they give us the comfort of being able to use them if necessary. As for the shower, the water is very cold, so it is not recommended on the road. Our team provides you with a warm towel and water so you can clean yourself every day. When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you can make use of the hot springs that are exceptional to rest your body after the adventure.
What to Bring
- Tickets issued by the agency (entrance ticket, buses, trains and others).
- Identity document (ID or Passport).
- Day pack and personal equipment:
- Hat and sunglasses.
- Mosquito repellent.
- Light clothing during the day
- Warm clothes for the night.
- Water in canteen
- Cash for personal purchases.
- Photographic camera
- Rain poncho (Recommended for rainy season).