The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is, without a doubt, one of the best walks in the world and for those who visit Peru in search of a good adventure, this is definitely the best option. This ancient path was traced by the Incas and is one of the many paths that used to connect different cities and temple of the Inca Empire.
The Inca Trail leads from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu combining different ecosystems, microclimates and a lot of history, giving visitors a truly amazing experience. People enjoy from the beginning of this walk watching how the spectacular landscape of the Andes Mountains merges into the cloud forest to finally reach the magnificent complex of Machu Picchu that is located on a green plateau where architectural art is in perfect harmony with nature
Before the walk, your guide will meet you at your hotel for a detailed information session. This provides the opportunity to ask questions and make last minute purchases before leaving Cusco. The itinerary below is an example. Walking times are an average and will vary according to the group, in addition, lunch and camps may change to meet the needs of the group.
DAY 1 CUSCO – KM 104 – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU 01 Box Lunch.
We will take you from Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo, to board the train that will take you to kilometer 104. Here is the checkpoint, after reviewing our tickets and passports with the park ranger of Machu Picchu, we will start walking (for approximately 3 hours), until you reach the well-preserved archaeological complex of Wiñay Wayna (2900 masl).
After lunch, we will have time to rest and explore the houses, terraces, towers of the site, as well as to visit the Inti Punku, the Inca Gate of the Sun, where we can see the first view of Machu Picchu, we will receive a general description about the city Machu Picchu, then take the bus to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night. A lunch box will be provided at noon. ** You will spend the night at the 3 star hotel.
DAY 2 MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO D.
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the Hotel Lobby, to visit the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and spend a day full of exploration. After this incredible visit, you will return to the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) and after lunch you will take the train at the Aguas Calientes station, bound for the Ollantaytambo station (service, time and destination indicated on your train ticket) . Upon arrival, a private car will wait for you with your name, to take you to the main square in Cusco, in this way, the adventure will come to an end.
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Please note: we offer a daily snack in the morning and our meal service is very complete and well provided. The recommendation to have your own snack only applies to customers who like a specific snack that may not be on our menu.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Cusco in the morning between 6:00 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. Transportation will pick up passengers from several different hotels in Cusco, so your pick-up time may vary. Get ready and wait in the lobby.
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Note: Prices per person in US Dollars.
To secure a permit and a ticket to Machu Picchu, government regulations require complete and updated passport information for all hikers. Permits are not transferable and can be easily exhausted, it is recommended to make your reservation at least 4 months in advance.
Climbing Huayna Picchu is an excellent option for a trip to Machu Picchu. It offers really beautiful views, but it is a steep climb that can last about three hours.
Entrance to Huayna Picchu is limited and at scheduled times, visitors must request a place in advance if they wish to consider climbing. While it is not as physically demanding as the entire Inca Trail, hikers must be in good physical condition.