Amazing Inca Trail

This tour allows you to experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu over a period of five days, providing more time on the trail than in the classic Inca Trail, to visit the Inca sites and Machu Picchu. If you have the time, Apu Andino highly recommends this tour to Machu Picchu as the route is un-crowded and you will be able to fully appreciate the history and way of life of the Incas and, soak in the spectacular scenery of the Andes. Your last night is spent in a hotel in Aguas Calientes, giving you two days to visit the last city of Machu Picchu and give you time to add on the optional climb to Huayna Picchu.

What's Included?

• Licensed guide fluent in English, Spanish, and Quechua, plus an assistant guide for large groups.
• Support staff including professional cooks and porters to carry all group gear.
• 8 kg. (15 pounds) per hiker for your own belongings.
• All meals on trek, which incorporate traditional Peruvian dishes as well as modern fusion cuisine and special dietary needs
• Drinking water and snacks
• Dining tent with table, stools, and all dining implements, toilet tent, and kitchen tent
• Sleeping tents and Thermarest. Three-person tents are provided for single occupancy and four-person tents for double occupancy to allow plenty of room for personal gear
• Emergency supplies, including first aid kit, oxygen, and emergency radios
• Pre-trek briefing
• All group fees, including Inca Trail permits and entrance to Machu Picchu
• Hotel at Aguas Calientes
• Optional climb to Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain!
• Train. (Expedition Train Service)(On the 5th Day)
• All transfers, private van to trailhead at km 82, bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, and private van from Aguas Calientes to your hotel in Cusco.


5 days

Destination Covered

Cusco, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Best Suited

Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
The itinerary below is a sample. Hiking times are an average and will vary depending on the group. Additionally, lunch and camp sites may change to meet the needs of the group and conditions.

Day 1: Sacred Valley – Llactapata
This action-packed day of our tour begins with a transfer to the Km 82 via private transportation, where you begin the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After meeting our porters, you cross the Urubamba River by bridge and continue along the river with views of the Vilcanota mountain range and Mt. Veronica (5,713m / 18,745 ft). Traveling through the Sacred Valley, you’ll see vestiges of an ancient culture and its agriculture practices. Arriving in the early afternoon, you will have plenty of free time to explore the Inca site of Llactapata. Camp at Llactapata. (B,L,D)

Inca Trail Hike Details: 9km / 5.6 miles, 6 Hours, Altitude: from 2,715m / 8,910 ft to 2,926m / 9,600 ft

Day 2: Llactapata – Llulluchapampa
This day involves some of the most spectacular scenery Peru has to offer, including a cloud forest that contains the rare Queñua tree. Our tour continues through the community of Huayllabamba , as the trail ascends steeply before reaching a large area of pampas below the first pass. Camp at Llulluchapampa (3,750m / 12,300 ft), with a breathtaking view of Mt. Huayanay. (B,L,D)

Inca Trail Hike Details: 7km / 4.4 miles; 5 Hours; Altitude: from 2,926m / 9,600 ft. to 3,870m /12,700 ft.

Day 3: Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarca
Physically, this is the most strenuous day of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, as the trail ascends steeply toward Warmiwañusca pass (4,170m /13,680 ft). From there, the trail descends to the Pacaymayo River and then climbs slowly past the ruins of Runkuraqay. Another pass takes you from Runkuraqay to the ruins of Sayacmarca (3,850m / 12,628 ft). Along the way, you’ll see some advanced Inca engineering before coming upon the beautiful ruins of Phuyupatamarca (3,657m /12,000 ft). Camp at Phuyupatamarca (B,L,D)

Inca Trail Hike Details: 14km / 8.8 miles; 8 Hours; Altitude: from 3,870m /12,700. ft to the pass 4,242m / 13,920 ft. and overnight at 3,610m / 11,850 ft.

Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – Machu Picchu
From Phuyupatamarca, you follow the flagstone trail that winds sharply down into the cloud forest to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (2,700m / 8,855 ft). Wiñay Wayna is located along the same watercourse as Phuyupatamarca and contains well-restored Inca ruins. After a two-hour walk through a cloud forest along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you at last come to a highlight of our Peru tour: Machu Picchu (2,400m / 7,875 ft), entering through Intipunku, the Sun Gate. After a brief tour, stay overnight at a hotel in Aguas Calientes. (B,L,D)

Inca Trail Hike Details: 13km / 8.1 miles; 8 Hours; Altitude: from 3,610m / 11,850 ft to 7,875 ft.

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Chinchero Artisan Market – Cusco
Dedicate your morning to exploring extraordinary Machu Picchu by waking up early to catch sunrise over the ruins. The remainder of the day holds various opportunities for your own exploration, including a climb to the sacred peak of Huayna Picchu, up to the Inka Bridge, or through the lush cloud forest to the Temple of the Moon. The afternoon train takes you back to Ollantaytambo, where you are transferred to the vibrant Chinchero Market. Here local artisans will give you an introduction to their textile creations, known to be among the best in Peru. Take advantage of this last-minute shopping opportunity before returning to your Cusco hotel for the evening. (B)

Key: (B)reakfast (L)unch (D)inner
Not Included:
• Breakfast on the 1st day. Dinner on the 4th day at Aguas Calientes. Lunch and dinner on the 5th day..
• Personal hiking gear including backpacks, trekking poles, and sleeping bags. Poles and sleeping bags may be hired.
• Tips for guides, cooks, and porters.
• Porter to carry sleeping bag or other personal gear. An additional porter may be hired to carry up to 15 kg/33 lbs.
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