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Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4-Day Trek

4.9 / 5

50 reviews

Activity provider: TreXperience

Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 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
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cusco. 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

Tackle the unforgettable Inca Trail, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime hike to Machu Picchu. Departing from Cusco, discover one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages on this 4-day trip and explore a cloud forest.

Depart from your Cusco hotel early in the morning and drive 82 kilometers to the starting point in Llactapata. Begin your guided hike to the first campsite in Ayapata, located 3300 (10826 feet) meters above sea level.

In the morning, make your way to Warmiwañuska, passing two mountains for a total of 10 hours of hiking. Traverse Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the Inca Trail at 4215 meters (13829 feet). Then, cross the Runqurakay Pass, with 4000 meters (13123 feet) to Chaquicocha.

After a good night's rest at Chaquicocha, take on the 6-hour trek to Phuyupatamarca and finally the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna at 2600 meters (8530 feet). Pass through a number of ecological zones, home to a diversity of flora and fauna. Spot orchids and bromeliads, as well as hummingbirds, foxes, and deer.

Wake up early and hike for 2 hours to Machu Picchu through the Sungate, and enjoy a unique view of Machu Picchu. After exploring Machu Picchu, board the Panoramic train back to Cusco and be dropped off at your hotel in the evening.

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 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I would give this 6 starts if I could. I highly, highly recommend this for any traveler with adequate fitness. While Machu Picchu feels a bit crowded and touristy to me, the Inca trail is incredibly serene and wonderous. The views are unequivocally in the top 5 most beautiful natural(ish) wonders I have seen. This is bolstered by the incredible paved trails, including 10+ meter retaining walls and various empty Inca sites along the way. Are main guide was very knowledgeable, spoke solid English and had a (IMO) big heart. The food spread was also excellent (like many freshly cooked dishes not like the backpacking food I am used to in the USA). We did not encounter rain during the day during this mid November trip though that's invariably a dice roll at that time of year. Do be sure to prep for the altitude though the guides do have coca leaves and other (more Western) medications to help with that or other similar issues.

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November 24, 2022

We just had the most incredible trip with treXperience. We did the 4 days Inka Trail with our Guide Willian! It was one of the best experiences in my life! Not only because of the breathtaking views and nature, but also because of our team! The Porter under the lead of Juvenal were sooo incredible!! You could not ask for more. The food from chef Walter was from another world! Never would I‘ve thought, that we would be so spoild! All in all a lifetime experience and recommendable to everyone!!

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November 16, 2022

Great experience, with Monica being an amazing guide, full of knowledge, answering every question and guiding us through the Inca history! We had the luck to be in a private group, so I haven't experienced the potential challenges of a big group, but the small group helped us go in our own pace. The food was unexpectedly great, with Oscar showing his skills and surprising us every day.

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November 12, 2022

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