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4 DAY INCA TRAIL

Classic 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

A high quality trekking package with all the little extras included to make for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The Inca Trail is considered as one of the best treks in the world. We recommend booking well in advance to secure your spot. A huge bucket list item and a right of passage for trekkers traveling to Peru.
The Inca Trail is subject to availability. We recommend that you book this trek well in advance to secure your spot on the trek. Enquire today and one of our Travel Specialists will be in touch.
4 DAY ITINERARY

Our itineraries are second-to-none – We have balanced the best experience possible, including more, while our prices are the most competitive.

Early morning bus drive to the head of the trail at Km 82 from where we will continue along the Urubamba River to the first archaeological site of Llaqtapata here we will enjoy lunch in a beautiful setting. After a rest we continue through a valley as we start gaining altitude till we reach the village called Wayllabamba where we will camp for the evening. 
Highest Altitude: 2954 m
Distance Travelled: 12 kms/ 7.47 miles
Approximate Walking time: 5-6 Hours  

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After a healthy breakfast we start to climbing up to the first pass ´Warmiwanusca´(4200 m) also know by the erie name ´Dead Woman´s Pass´. The climb will take us most of the morning. From here we descend for about 2 hours into the valley to our next camp ´Pacaymayo´. 

Maximum Altitude: 4226 m
Distance Travelled: 11 km/ 6.84 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 Hours

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Today is going to be the most diverse day of the trek. We start with the ascent of the second pass ´Runcuracay´ (3900 m) and descend on the other side for about 2 hours to the beautiful archaeological site ´Sayacmarca´. After having explored this unique place we continue on the original stone path of the Incas through semi-tropical cloud forest onto the third pass ´Phuyupatamarca´ (3800 m). With good weather we have spectacular views of the surrounding snow peaks and the valley below. From here it is all downhill to our camp ´Winaywayna´ (one of the most beautiful sites in the area for its construction and setting. 

Maximum Altitude: 3974 m
Distance Travelled: 16 km/ 9.9 miles
Walking Time: 8 Hours

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Early after a tasty breakfast we will hike another 2 hours through cloud forest to the famous sun gate (Intipunku) from where we have the first breathtaking panoramic view of World Wonder, Machu Picchu. A short walk brings us down to the site. After refreshing a little we will visit ´the lost city of the Incas´with a guided tour for 2 hours. Afterwards we will descend by bus to the village of Aguas Calientes. After lunch (not included) we take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then will be transferred back to Cusco where you will be dropped off at your hotel. 

Maximum Altitude: 2732 m 
Distance Travelled: 4 km/ 2.49 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 2 hours 

*For the Premium Package after your tour of Machu Picchu we have included a delicious well deserved Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant which is located up at Machu Picchu. It´s a great way to finish your tour. The Premium Package also includes an upgrade to the Vistadome train. You may be interested in hiking up to Hyuana Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. These hikes are subject to availability. Enquire for more information. 

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INCLUSIONS & DETAILS

Trek Inclusions

- Pre Trek Briefing at your hotel
- English Speaking guide
- Entrance Fee to the Inca Trail 
- Private transportation to Piscacucho, where the trek begins
- Shuttle Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Expedition Train from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo  
- Transportation from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
- Full meals during the trek (3 Breakfasts, 3 Wake Up Teas, 4 Snacks, 3 Lunches, 3 Team Times, 3 Dinners) 
- Vegetarian Option
- Filtered and boiled water
- Chef and supporting staff 
- Porters for passenger´s luggage and camping equipment (Porters will carry 7kgs/ 15.43 lbs of passengers personal luggage) 
- Whole Camping gear: North Face Tent Four Season Mountain 25
- Inflatable Mattress Therm-a-rest
- Sleeping Bag -15°C
- Personal Duffle Bag 8kg/ 17.63 lbs 
- Dining Tent, Cooking Tent, Bathroom Tent
- Kitchen Dishes 
- First Aid Kit, Oxygen, Communication equipment: Walkie Talkies  

Trek Inclusions

- Pre Trek briefing at your hotel
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance Fee to the Inca Trail 
- Private transportation to Piscacucho, where the trek begins. 
- Shuttle Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Vistadome Train from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo 
- Transportation from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
- Full meals during the trek. (3 Breakfasts, 3 Wake Up Teas, 4 Snacks, 3 Lunches, 3 Team Times, 3 Dinners) 
- Vegetarian Option
- Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge (Day 4)
- Filtered and boiled water
- Chef and supporting staff 
- Porters for passenger´s luggage and camping equipment (Porters will carry 7kgs/ 15.4 lbs of passengers personal luggage) 
- Whole Camping gear: North Face Tent Four Season Mountain 25
- Inflatable Mattress Therm-a-rest
- Sleeping Bag -15°C
- Personal Duffle Bag 8kg/ 17.6 lbs 
- Dining Tent, Cooking Tent, Bathroom Tent
- Kitchen Dishes 
- First Aid Kit, Oxygen, Communication equipment: Walkie Talkies 

We offer this buffet lunch experience for all our guests visiting Machu Picchu. After a very early start and exploring the ruins all morning you will have worked yourself up an appetite. The only restaurant located up at Machu Picchu Citadel and offering an excellent spread at the buffet its the best way to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch after your visit to Machu Picchu. There are 2 large self-serve counters that include a selection of appetizers, 4 main courses, and several dessert options. Bread, salads and pasta side dishes are also on offer. Coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks are also available at a smaller drinks stand to the rear. With few quality choices available in the town of Aguas Calientes below and being time constrained to catch your train this is the very best choice.

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If you love nature and the countryside, the PeruRail Vistadome is exactly what you’re looking for. The panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before.The Peru Rail Vistadome train offers a unique connection with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them. Return trips on the Peru Rail Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through the cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment. The small details really do matter, picking the right time train is really important. When returning to Cusco from Aguas Calientes, we recommend a train departing Aguas Calientes around 4pm. This way you will get to enjoy the views during daylight while also getting back to Cusco by dinner time. 

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STANDARD

Quote in US Dollars/ per person

$848 Double Occupancy
$898 Single Occupancy 


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PREMIUM

Quote in US Dollars/ per person

$957 Double Occupancy
$995 Single Occupancy 


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