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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Classic 4-Day Trek

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Activity provider: TreXperience

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Classic 4-Day Trek

Activity provider: TreXperience
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Trek to world-famous Machu Pichu over 4 days, and absorb magnificent views, spectacular ecosystems, and an atmospheric cloud forest.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Itinerary
96 hours
  • Cusco

  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (hiking, camp activities)

  • Machu Picchu (free time, sightseeing)

  • Panoramic train

  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Hike the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Wake up to a spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy the panoramic trains on the way back to Cusco (Vistadome or 360°)
  • Support a project that promotes gender equality and women's empowerment
Full description
Hike the unforgettable Inca Trail, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participate in one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages on this 4-day program that is consistently ranked among the 10 best hikes on the planet. Pass through a number of different ecological zones home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Spot a variety of orchids and bromeliads, as well as hummingbirds, foxes, and deer. Strike lucky and you may even catch a glimpse of the magnificent South American Bear. Explore archaeological sites and farming terraces that were left behind by the Incas and remained undiscovered for over 400 years. Finish the hike in Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most spectacular historical sites on earth. Day 1: Training day! Cusco – Km 82 – LLactapata – Ayapata (14km, 6hrs).- Depart from your hotel around 4:30 am and drive to Km 82 to start the 6-hour hiking on the first day of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. The first campsite is located at 3300m (10826ft); we spend the night in comfortable tents. Day 2: The Challenge! Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Chaquicocha (16km, 10 hrs).- The most challenging and longest day of the 4 day Machu Picchu Trek, passing two mountains in 10hrs of hiking: The first mountain is Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the Inca Trail with 4215m (13829ft). The second mountain is Runqurakay Pass, with 4000m (13123ft). Day 3: The easy day! Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna (10km, 6hrs). The most beautiful and relaxing day, hiking is only 6-hours passing through different ecological zones. Today, you will also visit several beautiful archaeological sites, including Wiñaywayna, located at 2600m (8530ft); we camp only 2 hours from Machu Picchu. Day 4: Discover Machu Picchu! Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco (6km, 2 hrs), Wake up early and hike for 2 hours to Machu Picchu through the Sungate from where we will have a unique view of Machu Picchu. After exploring Machu Picchu, you will board the Panoramic trains to return. Drop off back at your hotel around 7:30 pm.
Includes
  • Private Transportation from the hotel to the trailhead
  • Admission tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • All meals during the Inca Trail
  • Comfortable camping equipment
  • A tent for each pair of travelers
  • A foam mattress, and pillows
  • Duffle bags for your stuff
  • Drinkable water every day
  • Snacks every day
  • A transfer back to your hotel
  • An Inca Trail t-shirt
  • A professional tour guide
  • All taxes and booking fees
  • A personal porter who will transport 7 kilos of your stuff
  • Panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°)
  • 3 nights camping with comfortable equipment
  • Sleeping bags
  • Trekking poles
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the last day
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunscreen
  • Student card
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Making fire

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary options available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We walked the inca trail with TreXperience. Our first guide was Edy ( Lawa Senqa ) and Rosa ( Lawa Ñawi ) the second. Edy is a person full of energy that energizes the team in the hard parts of the trail. He is most enthusiastic with the local nature, culture and people and transmit this feeling to the team. Furthermore, he is very knowledgeable on his culture. Rosa is most service minded, good humored and helpful with all the details of the trip. Celso was our cook and a cooking wizard that produced the most delicious dishes in a camp tent. The porter team was extremely efficient and service minded. They made that the practicalities of the trip worked as clockwork. In all a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

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August 20, 2022

I just have to thank our Guide (Efrain), our Chef (Valbino) and our Porters (Lamay Group) for making this outstanding experience possible for my sister and me. The informative guidance, delicious and impressive food, the overall care for us, everything were spot-on. 5,5 Stars. German: Ein großes Dankeschön an unseren Tourguide (Efrain), unseren Koch (Valbino) und unsere Träger (Lamay Group). Alle haben dafür gesorgt, dass meine Schwester und ich eine unvergessliche Wanderung haben. Die informative und prägende Betreuung, das fast Sterne-würdige Essen, die Versorgung in den Camps, alles hat gestimmt. 5,5 Sterne.

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August 16, 2022

We did the classic Inca Trail, 3 nights and 4 days with TreXperience. The whole trip more than exceeded our expectations. The entire Trexperience team was concerned about our well-being at all times. We felt like we were being carried on hands. Our two guides, Elvis and Yoner did a great job. Both are very competent and gave us a lot of information about the Incas every day, accompanied us on the hiking trail and always had everything under control. In addition, both are super sociable and we had an unforgettable time together. The Porter team doing the hard work was just amazing. You get our full respect for your work, because nothing works without the porters. Our chef Raimundo surprised us every day at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was delicious and better than many restaurants. We were usually surprised with a 3-course menu!

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April 11, 2022

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