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The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a hiking route that runs through part of the ‘Qhapac ñan’, ancient Inca roads that the Incas built. A part of this route was the one that connected Cusco with Machu Picchu. Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors from the Inca nobility to their incredible Inca fortress, Machu Picchu, and dare to discover its secret. Visit unique archaeological sites that can only be accessed on foot along this route and let yourself be enveloped by the impressive Andean mountainous landscape and thick vegetation. You will be challenged along the way, but you will receive the most incredible reward when you enter the Sun Gate to see Machu Picchu from the top for the first time.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pass by the Inca ruins and cities and enjoy the impressive views of the Andes mountain range.
  • Enter Machupicchu through the sun gate (Inti Punku), a unique experience in the world.
  • Feel comfortable and calm for meals on time, our mountain cooks will satisfy your hunger.
  • Spend your nights in the protective arms of Mother Nature in our comfortable tents.
  • Discover the secrets of the Incas on the Inca trail and how they lived back then.
  • Go through simply stunning landscapes, with high mountains, snow-capped peaks and jungles full of flora and fauna
  • Walk along an ancient path and incredible views of archaeological sites that will takew you back in time.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | PISCACUCHO (KM 82) – CANABAMBA – LLACTAPATA – HUAYLLABAMBA – AYAPATA
    We will travel from Cusco to the starting point making a sequence of stops at viewpoints and interesting aspects to take advantage of the beautiful landscape until the checkpoint of the Inca Trail at km 82. Start the walk through ancient trails and explore Inca archaeological sites while you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery.
  • : AYAPATA | WARMI WAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYU – RUNCURACAY PASS- SAYACMARCA – CHAQUICOCHA
    Start this challenging hike up to the highest part of this route, Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmi Wañusca), for wonderful views all around you. Visit archaeological sites and marvel at the Andean sky at night.
  • : CHAQUICOCHA | PHUYUPATAMARCA – INTIPATA – WIÑAY WAYNA
    Witness the change in your environment as you enter the edge of the jungle and visit the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna. Enjoy an evening with your team.
  • : WIÑAY WAYNA | THE SUN GATE- MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO
    Walk to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) l and get your first impression of the Inca citadel. Explore Machu Picchu and learn all its mysteries and secrets. Later take the train back to Cusco.
Day 01
Cusco | Piscacucho (km 82) | Canabamba | Llactapata | Huayllabamba | Ayapata

Today, you start the best trek of your life and you will need to get up early so that your guide and driver can pick you up at your accommodation in Cusco between 4:40 am. If you are in the Sacred Valley, we will pick you up between 5:50 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. m.

From Cusco, we will drive for 1 hour and a half on our transport to Ollantaytambo to enjoy a delicious breakfast, prepared by our talented expert chef. Here you will meet the entire trekking team, made up of cooks and porters and our certified professional guide with many years of experience, they will all accompany you throughout this exciting adventure, they will make sure you have the best time and take home unforgettable memories. of the sacred mountains.

Then, you will board our transport to take you to the first control point of the route in Piscacucho – KM 82. Our guide will give you your entrance tickets to the Inca Trail, you will need your original passport here to enter and pass the control point.

Here we will start with the trek. The first day is relatively easy and is considered the warm-up day as the terrain is relatively flat. This day we will have wonderful views of the Inca fortress Huillca Raccay, the incredible archaeological site of Llactapata (officially called “Patallacta”), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle with the Andes, and the beautiful snow-capped peak of W’akay Willca 5,860m. also known as the Veronica. We will stop in Tarayoc this will be our lunch place

After lunch, you will continue hiking for another 3.5 hours to reach our first campsite at Ayapata (3,300m/10,827ft). This day we will pass through 2 small villages where you can buy any need if you want.

Around 5:00 p.m., we will arrive at our campsite and your tired legs will get a good rest.. It’s time to relax, have a hot drink. You will eat around 7:30 p.m. m.

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (12 kilometers / 7.35 Miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,700 m / 8,858 ft) – (3,300 m / 10,827 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Ayapata | Warmi Wañusca | Pacaymayu | Runcuracay | Sayacmarca | Chaquicocha

You will wake you up in your tents with a cup of hot coca tea. Be sure to enjoy everything that they offer you at breakfast to recharge your batteries and fill you with energy. Today is a challenging day ahead, and it is the most exhausting of the route.

We will start the day walking uphill for 4 hours to the highest point of the trek, Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmi wañusca) (4,215 masl/13,829 ft). During this tour you will get the most amazing views of the immense mountains, so open all your senses and soak up everything, we will be able to appreciate that the vegetation is varied with native plants and trees such as Polilepys or Q’ueuña, which grow in the cloud forest. at a height of 3,650m. After traveling the 4 hours of ascent we will celebrate together having reached the highest point.

After a short break we will begin the descent for an hour and a half to the second point where we will have lunch (Pacamayo). After a delicious lunch, we will ascend for around 50 minutes to the Inca site of Runcuracay. We will take our time and explore this small complex where you can see two impressive waterfalls on the slopes of the mountains. We will then continue uphill for another 45 minutes to the summit at Runcuracay Pass. You will have time enough to rest here and enjoy the last beautiful views of the Andes section of the trek.

Once we start walking again, we will be descending for about an hour until we reach the next archeological site of Sayamarca. It is almost inaccessible but well worth a visit. You will learn all about the secrets of the site from your expert guide as the sun descends and illuminates the Vilcabamba mountain range in a reddish hue.

From here, you only have 20 more minutes to walk to our overnight camp at Chaquicocha (3,600 masl / 11,811 feet). After dinner, take the opportunity to gaze at the clear Andean sky and the stars.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Challenging
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (15 kilometers / 9.93 Miles) – (9 to 10 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,299m / 10,825ft) – (4,212m / 13,827ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 03
Chaquicocha | Phuyupatamarca | Intipata | Wiñay Hayna

After a good night’s rest, our cook will wake you up. You will be served a delicious breakfast and then you will walk for an hour and a half. As you will be walking the vegetation and fantastic scenery will open up as the jungle begins to thicken. You will enjoy an impressive view of the Salkantay glacier (this is the second most important mountain in Cusco). Let yourself be surprised by the panoramic view of the Vilcabamba mountain range.

You will then begin your ascent towards the final summit of the route at Phuyupatamarca (3,650m/11,975ft), a mystical place above the clouds. Then, you will descend again for 2 hours and a half until you reach Intipata. This is an important agricultural place from where you can enjoy the impressive panoramic landscape and contemplate the Sacred Valley of the Incas with the sacred river.

In 30 more minutes of walking until we reach our camp to spend the night near the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna. This is very close to the city of the Incas!! You will arrive around 13.00 PM. to enjoy a well-deserved lunch before heading to the archaeological site. At around 15:00 PM. Together with your guide you will visit the complex, Wiñay Wayna, means forever young and is considered one of the most impressive stops on the Inca trail.

You’ll explore the site for about an hour as your guide explanations will come to life in our minds. This makes it easy for you to imagine what life was like hundreds of years ago and what the site would have looked like teeming with life.

Once back at the camp, you will have a small celebration together with the entire team of guides, porters, and cooks. After the celebration, it is time to go to bed early to rest well, since the next day you will get up at dawn.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (09 km / 5.57 Miles) – (4 a 5 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3.598 m / 11.808 ft) – (3.648 m / 11.971 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 04
Wiñay Hayna | Sun gate / Inti Punku | Machu Picchu | Aguas Calientes | Cusco

We will get you up early today to make sure you arrive early at Puerta del Sol (San Gate) to see the sunrise. Our Chef will provide you with water and a breakfast box, and you will be on your way. We will be one of the first groups to enter the checkpoint and walk an hour or so to Puerta del Sol. Get ready because once we are there, you will get your first views of the incredible wonder.

This will change something hidden deep within you. We have only one more hour of walking until we enter the site of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. We will arrive at the last checkpoint to start our 2-hour guided tour.

As you walk with your guide through this incredible construction, you will feel the intimate connection between humans and nature. You will see huge stones that surprisingly connect to form temples, alleys, houses and aqueducts that are still working more than 5 centuries later

When you are ready to leave, it will be time to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. You will have time to choose a restaurant to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo. Here your driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (05 km / 3.09 Miles) – (2 a 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2.648 m / 8694 ft) – (2720 m / 8922 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Informative talk prior to departure
  • English / Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • Team of porters and cooks
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Our sleeping tents
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress and blankets
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • rain poncho

Foods

  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners
  • Boiled (purified) water all the way
  • Coca tea or infusions
  • afternoon tea time
  • Snacks on the go every day.
  • A cloth lunch bag per person.
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Bus ticket down Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 4)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Day 4)
  • team of porters

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entrance ticket for the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping bag. You can rent one from our company or at rental shops in Cusco, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Canes. You can rent a game from our company or at rental shops in Cusco if you wish. US$20.00 per person
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (Day 4)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you trek the Inca Trail 4 days with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, drivers and cooks are paid as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our group of Inca Trail 4 days with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a fully licensed Inca Trail operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising an Inca trail is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the excursion to the Inca Trail 4 days with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Inca Trail 4 days with us, we will need a deposit of $300 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to take to the Inca trail?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery operated headlamps, extra battery for camera (to be used every night in the camps, especially the last day, because we will wake up around 3:30am.

Equipment Rental for Inca Trail

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). Also, walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional but highly recommended. If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Inca Trail, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and October. It should be noted that the Inca Trail is open every day of the year except in February, the maintenance month

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Inca Trail?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Inca Trail, since the highest point of the trek is 4,200 meters above sea level.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Inca Trail?

You must reserve your Inca Trail permits at least 3 months in advance. Since there are only 500 spaces available per day: 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks, tour guides. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my Inca Trail reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 300 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.

NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.
The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 days 3 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Inca Trail?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.

However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. They must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are in suitable conditions to travel the Inca Trail

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Classic Inca Trail 4D/3N” is available any day of the year. We didn’t do this hike at all in February due to maintenance season and heavy rain.

PRICE: US$ 690 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 300 per person

BALANCE: US$ 390 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain:

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

Vistadome 360° train (panoramic train):

The Vistadome 360° train offers a different way of traveling to the citadel. The cars have panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the cars, which allow you to have a connection with the outside. Also, on the return trip you can enjoy a fashion show on board that will show you an exclusive collection of baby alpaca garments with the latest trends which you can purchase if you wish. The Vistadome 360° train brings the landscapes of the route to Machu Picchu closer in a unique way, making passengers feel part of the nature that surrounds them.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 45.00 per person.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pass by the Inca ruins and cities and enjoy the impressive views of the Andes mountain range.
  • Enter Machupicchu through the sun gate (Inti Punku), a unique experience in the world.
  • Feel comfortable and calm for meals on time, our mountain cooks will satisfy your hunger.
  • Spend your nights in the protective arms of Mother Nature in our comfortable tents.
  • Discover the secrets of the Incas on the Inca trail and how they lived back then.
  • Go through simply stunning landscapes, with high mountains, snow-capped peaks and jungles full of flora and fauna
  • Walk along an ancient path and incredible views of archaeological sites that will takew you back in time.

QUICK VIEW

  • : CUSCO | PISCACUCHO (KM 82) – CANABAMBA – LLACTAPATA – HUAYLLABAMBA – AYAPATA
    We will travel from Cusco to the starting point making a sequence of stops at viewpoints and interesting aspects to take advantage of the beautiful landscape until the checkpoint of the Inca Trail at km 82. Start the walk through ancient trails and explore Inca archaeological sites while you are surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery.
  • : AYAPATA | WARMI WAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYU – RUNCURACAY PASS- SAYACMARCA – CHAQUICOCHA
    Start this challenging hike up to the highest part of this route, Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmi Wañusca), for wonderful views all around you. Visit archaeological sites and marvel at the Andean sky at night.
  • : CHAQUICOCHA | PHUYUPATAMARCA – INTIPATA – WIÑAY WAYNA
    Witness the change in your environment as you enter the edge of the jungle and visit the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna. Enjoy an evening with your team.
  • : WIÑAY WAYNA | THE SUN GATE- MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO
    Walk to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) l and get your first impression of the Inca citadel. Explore Machu Picchu and learn all its mysteries and secrets. Later take the train back to Cusco.
Day 01
Cusco | Piscacucho (km 82) | Canabamba | Llactapata | Huayllabamba | Ayapata

Today, you start the best trek of your life and you will need to get up early so that your guide and driver can pick you up at your accommodation in Cusco between 4:40 am. If you are in the Sacred Valley, we will pick you up between 5:50 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. m.

From Cusco, we will drive for 1 hour and a half on our transport to Ollantaytambo to enjoy a delicious breakfast, prepared by our talented expert chef. Here you will meet the entire trekking team, made up of cooks and porters and our certified professional guide with many years of experience, they will all accompany you throughout this exciting adventure, they will make sure you have the best time and take home unforgettable memories. of the sacred mountains.

Then, you will board our transport to take you to the first control point of the route in Piscacucho – KM 82. Our guide will give you your entrance tickets to the Inca Trail, you will need your original passport here to enter and pass the control point.

Here we will start with the trek. The first day is relatively easy and is considered the warm-up day as the terrain is relatively flat. This day we will have wonderful views of the Inca fortress Huillca Raccay, the incredible archaeological site of Llactapata (officially called “Patallacta”), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle with the Andes, and the beautiful snow-capped peak of W’akay Willca 5,860m. also known as the Veronica. We will stop in Tarayoc this will be our lunch place

After lunch, you will continue hiking for another 3.5 hours to reach our first campsite at Ayapata (3,300m/10,827ft). This day we will pass through 2 small villages where you can buy any need if you want.

Around 5:00 p.m., we will arrive at our campsite and your tired legs will get a good rest.. It’s time to relax, have a hot drink. You will eat around 7:30 p.m. m.

  • MEALS: Lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (12 kilometers / 7.35 Miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2,700 m / 8,858 ft) – (3,300 m / 10,827 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 02
Ayapata | Warmi Wañusca | Pacaymayu | Runcuracay | Sayacmarca | Chaquicocha

You will wake you up in your tents with a cup of hot coca tea. Be sure to enjoy everything that they offer you at breakfast to recharge your batteries and fill you with energy. Today is a challenging day ahead, and it is the most exhausting of the route.

We will start the day walking uphill for 4 hours to the highest point of the trek, Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmi wañusca) (4,215 masl/13,829 ft). During this tour you will get the most amazing views of the immense mountains, so open all your senses and soak up everything, we will be able to appreciate that the vegetation is varied with native plants and trees such as Polilepys or Q’ueuña, which grow in the cloud forest. at a height of 3,650m. After traveling the 4 hours of ascent we will celebrate together having reached the highest point.

After a short break we will begin the descent for an hour and a half to the second point where we will have lunch (Pacamayo). After a delicious lunch, we will ascend for around 50 minutes to the Inca site of Runcuracay. We will take our time and explore this small complex where you can see two impressive waterfalls on the slopes of the mountains. We will then continue uphill for another 45 minutes to the summit at Runcuracay Pass. You will have time enough to rest here and enjoy the last beautiful views of the Andes section of the trek.

Once we start walking again, we will be descending for about an hour until we reach the next archeological site of Sayamarca. It is almost inaccessible but well worth a visit. You will learn all about the secrets of the site from your expert guide as the sun descends and illuminates the Vilcabamba mountain range in a reddish hue.

From here, you only have 20 more minutes to walk to our overnight camp at Chaquicocha (3,600 masl / 11,811 feet). After dinner, take the opportunity to gaze at the clear Andean sky and the stars.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Challenging
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (15 kilometers / 9.93 Miles) – (9 to 10 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3,299m / 10,825ft) – (4,212m / 13,827ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 03
Chaquicocha | Phuyupatamarca | Intipata | Wiñay Hayna

After a good night’s rest, our cook will wake you up. You will be served a delicious breakfast and then you will walk for an hour and a half. As you will be walking the vegetation and fantastic scenery will open up as the jungle begins to thicken. You will enjoy an impressive view of the Salkantay glacier (this is the second most important mountain in Cusco). Let yourself be surprised by the panoramic view of the Vilcabamba mountain range.

You will then begin your ascent towards the final summit of the route at Phuyupatamarca (3,650m/11,975ft), a mystical place above the clouds. Then, you will descend again for 2 hours and a half until you reach Intipata. This is an important agricultural place from where you can enjoy the impressive panoramic landscape and contemplate the Sacred Valley of the Incas with the sacred river.

In 30 more minutes of walking until we reach our camp to spend the night near the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna. This is very close to the city of the Incas!! You will arrive around 13.00 PM. to enjoy a well-deserved lunch before heading to the archaeological site. At around 15:00 PM. Together with your guide you will visit the complex, Wiñay Wayna, means forever young and is considered one of the most impressive stops on the Inca trail.

You’ll explore the site for about an hour as your guide explanations will come to life in our minds. This makes it easy for you to imagine what life was like hundreds of years ago and what the site would have looked like teeming with life.

Once back at the camp, you will have a small celebration together with the entire team of guides, porters, and cooks. After the celebration, it is time to go to bed early to rest well, since the next day you will get up at dawn.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (09 km / 5.57 Miles) – (4 a 5 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (3.598 m / 11.808 ft) – (3.648 m / 11.971 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents
Day 04
Wiñay Hayna | Sun gate / Inti Punku | Machu Picchu | Aguas Calientes | Cusco

We will get you up early today to make sure you arrive early at Puerta del Sol (San Gate) to see the sunrise. Our Chef will provide you with water and a breakfast box, and you will be on your way. We will be one of the first groups to enter the checkpoint and walk an hour or so to Puerta del Sol. Get ready because once we are there, you will get your first views of the incredible wonder.

This will change something hidden deep within you. We have only one more hour of walking until we enter the site of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. We will arrive at the last checkpoint to start our 2-hour guided tour.

As you walk with your guide through this incredible construction, you will feel the intimate connection between humans and nature. You will see huge stones that surprisingly connect to form temples, alleys, houses and aqueducts that are still working more than 5 centuries later

When you are ready to leave, it will be time to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. You will have time to choose a restaurant to eat before boarding the return train. At the time indicated on your ticket, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo. Here your driver will be there to pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (05 km / 3.09 Miles) – (2 a 3 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (2.648 m / 8694 ft) – (2720 m / 8922 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Informative talk prior to departure
  • English / Spanish speaking certified professional guide
  • First aid kit
  • Team of porters and cooks
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Our sleeping tents
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • Inflatable mattress and blankets
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • rain poncho

Foods

  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners
  • Boiled (purified) water all the way
  • Coca tea or infusions
  • afternoon tea time
  • Snacks on the go every day.
  • A cloth lunch bag per person.
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Bus ticket down Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (Day 4)
  • Train ticket (expedition or voyager class) from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Day 4)
  • team of porters

Permits and tickets

  • Permits and entrance ticket for the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping bag. You can rent one from our company or at rental shops in Cusco, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Canes. You can rent a game from our company or at rental shops in Cusco if you wish. US$20.00 per person
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes (Day 4)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff

Why should you trek the Inca Trail 4 days with us?

  • Our porters are treated with respect, we provide them with a fair salary, a decent tent with pads, adequate food and adequate equipment. We care about their health, well-being and the health of their families, and we are also committed to social projects to improve their lives.
  • We are a practical, punctual, reliable travel company that welcomes individuals or groups.
  • At FLY CUSCO PERU, our porters, guides, drivers and cooks are paid as soon as they finish their job.
  • We do not share our group of Inca Trail 4 days with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 10 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel companies that travel with larger groups.
  • FLY CUSCO PERU is a 100% locally owned travel company and a fully licensed Inca Trail operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and having a comprehensive ongoing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising an Inca trail is.
  • Your return train ticket on the last day is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore, you arrive in Cusco early, so you will have enough rest to do any tours the next day.
  • All our porters, cooks, drivers, guides have been vaccinated against covid-19

How to book the excursion to the Inca Trail 4 days with FLY CUSCO PERU?

To book the Inca Trail 4 days with us, we will need a deposit of $300 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to take to the Inca trail?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery operated headlamps, extra battery for camera (to be used every night in the camps, especially the last day, because we will wake up around 3:30am.

Equipment Rental for Inca Trail

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). Also, walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional but highly recommended. If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Inca Trail, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and October. It should be noted that the Inca Trail is open every day of the year except in February, the maintenance month

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting the Inca Trail?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Inca Trail, since the highest point of the trek is 4,200 meters above sea level.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Inca Trail?

You must reserve your Inca Trail permits at least 3 months in advance. Since there are only 500 spaces available per day: 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks, tour guides. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason we recommend you book in advance.

Do I need to make a deposit to guarantee my Inca Trail reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 300 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.

NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.
The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 days 3 nights at 6:00 pm in our office located on Portal de Panes street, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Inca Trail?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.

However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. They must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are in suitable conditions to travel the Inca Trail

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).

A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “Classic Inca Trail 4D/3N” is available any day of the year. We didn’t do this hike at all in February due to maintenance season and heavy rain.

PRICE: US$ 690 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 300 per person

BALANCE: US$ 390 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Extras and updates

Huayna Picchu Mountain:

Huayna Picchu is the mountain that is next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45 minute hike to the top. Note that going back down is quite steep. So if you have a fear of heights, this may not be a hike you enjoy. You would do this after your Machu Picchu tour and there is an additional fee. Arrangements must be made at least a month or two in advance due to popularity.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 60.00 per person.

Vistadome 360° train (panoramic train):

The Vistadome 360° train offers a different way of traveling to the citadel. The cars have panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the cars, which allow you to have a connection with the outside. Also, on the return trip you can enjoy a fashion show on board that will show you an exclusive collection of baby alpaca garments with the latest trends which you can purchase if you wish. The Vistadome 360° train brings the landscapes of the route to Machu Picchu closer in a unique way, making passengers feel part of the nature that surrounds them.

You can access this service for an additional payment of US$ 45.00 per person.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

TOUR PRICE

CLASIC INCA TRAIL

4D & 3N

Price from: US$690 per Person



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