FROM: USD $2,295

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days

Hike the legendary Inca Trail and marvel at Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, explore the Sacred Valley and ancient Inca archaeological sites on this 7 day tour which starts and ends in the captivating city of Cusco.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Cusco - independently explore the captivating capital of the Incas
Inca Trail Trek - complete one of the most famous treks in the world with spectacular scenery en route
Sacred Valley of the Incas – roam around the Pisac ruins, the temple of Ollantaytambo and local markets
Machu Picchu - explore the spectacular Inca citadel set high in the Andes Mountains

Included

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
Airport transfers on days 1 and 7
4 day Inca Trail Trek (alternatively hike the Lares Trek or travel by train to Machu Picchu)
Transfers & transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
3 nights 3 star hotels and 3 nights camping on the Inca Trail
Guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Escorted by an English-speaking local tour leader, with specialist local guides for trek and included sightseeing
Entrance fees and Cusco Tourist Ticket

Not Included

International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas
Tipping - refer to the Tipping paragraph in the Trip Notes for further information
Items of a personal nature and additional meals

Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco

Arrive into Cusco airport where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Cusco is a charming city which is easily navigated on foot. Tonight at 6pm our welcome meeting takes place. Please note: You may wish to arrive a day or two earlier in order to adjust to the altitude. Pre tour accommodation can be booked upon request.
Overnight: Cusco

Day 2

Sacred Valley

Cusco - Sacred Valley. This morning we travel to the Sacred Valley. En route we stop at the Pisac market, which is a colourful marketplace filled with handicrafts, textiles and produce. After shopping for souvenirs we head to the remarkable Incan fortress and the citadel of Ollantaytambo with its giant Inca terraces built into a steep mountainside. The fortress was constructed to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands.
Overnight: Sacred Valley  |  Breakfast

Days 3-5

The Inca Trail

Sacred Valley – Km. 82 – Huayllabamba – Pacaymayo - Winaywayna. On day 3 we begin the legendary Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, hiking for four days through spectacular mountain scenery, discovering ancient Inca ruins en route. We begin the trek at Km. 82, following the Urubamba River through the Urubamba Valley, with an incredible back drop of snow-capped mountains. After an 11km trek we camp for the night at Huayllabamba.

On day 4 we hike across the 'Dead Woman's Pass' at 4200m, which is the highest pass on the trail and the most challenging. Hiking for approximately 7km today, we will see the Runkurakay ruins en route to our camp at Pacaymayo, located at 3,600m above sea level.

The following day we trek for 9km through forest and jungle to Winaywayna where we camp for the final night of our trek. En route we stop to explore the Runkurakay, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca Inca ruins.

Note: If the Inca Trail is not available we offer the Lares Trek and if you prefer not to trek at all, you can opt to take the train to Machu Picchu on day 3 and enjoy extra time in Cusco on days 4 - 6 with some additional included excursions. Breakfasts included only. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further information.
Overnight: Inca Trail (camping)  |  Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3

Day 6

Machu Picchu

Winaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco. This morning we set off early for the final leg of our momentous trek to Machu Picchu. En route we visit the Winay Wayna ruins, the second most important archaeological site after Machu Picchu, and pass through the famous Sun Gate, where we will catch our first glimpse of the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu enjoys a truly spectacular setting, perched on a mountain ridge, surrounded by tropical forest. Built in the classical Inca style with polished dry-stone walls and terraces that seem to have been crafted naturally from the rock escarpments, Machu Picchu is a spectacular testament to the greatness of the Inca civilisation. The ruins are divided into the Urban and Agricultural Sectors with features ranging from terraced fields and water fountains to storage buildings, guardhouses and religious temples as well as bridges on the trails leading out of the citadel. After a guided tour there's plenty of free time to explore this incredible site and take photos before we head down to the town of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we board the train back to Cusco.
Overnight: Cusco  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Cusco

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast today. Included transfer to the airport. Alternatively consider extending your stay to explore Cusco, the captivating Inca capital.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies to travellers who would like the comfort of their own room/tent throughout the tour and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

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Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
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26 Dec - 01 Jan New Years Tour
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Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $2,495
USD $550
2019
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09 Jan - 15 Jan Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
30 Jan - 05 Feb Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
27 Feb - 05 Mar Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
13 Mar - 19 Mar Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
03 Apr - 09 Apr Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
10 Apr - 16 Apr Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
24 Apr - 30 Apr Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,695
USD $600
08 May - 14 May Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
22 May - 28 May Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
29 May - 04 Jun Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
05 Jun - 11 Jun Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
19 Jun - 25 Jun Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,695
USD $600
03 Jul - 09 Jul Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
10 Jul - 16 Jul Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
24 Jul - 30 Jul Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,695
USD $600
07 Aug - 13 Aug Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
21 Aug - 27 Aug Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
04 Sep - 10 Sep Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
25 Sep - 01 Oct Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
16 Oct - 22 Oct Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
06 Nov - 12 Nov Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
27 Nov - 03 Dec Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,295
USD $600
25 Dec - 31 Dec Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
Inca Trail permits are always on a request basis. Please contact us to check availability. If a permit is not available there is the option to do the Lares Trek for a small supplement or take the train to Machu Picchu with additional sightseeing in Cuzco.
USD $2,695
USD $600

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Hotel Suenos del Inka, Cusco

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel

Located in the charming San Blas district of Cusco, also known as the artisans’ quarter, this boutique hotel is situated in a colonial property just a short stroll away from the buzz of the old city. Guest rooms are decorated in colourful local style and many have panoramic views over the old city. A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel restaurant and in the evening guests can go out and explore the many culinary delights of this charming city. There are plenty of artist shops, restaurants and bars just a short walk away from the hotel.

San Agustin Internacional, Cusco

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel

The charming San Agustin Internacional is built in a unique Gaudiano style and ideally located in the heart of Cusco and just 5km from the Velasco airport. The guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, with vibrant Peruvian decor. Each room is equipped with an en suite bathroom, WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV. There is a lavish breakfast buffet each morning where guests can fill up before embarking on their adventures. Dinner can be enjoyed in the hotel's El Arcangel restaurant, which serves a generous selection of local and international dishes, and the hotel bar serves a very tasty selection of pisco cocktails.

La Casona de Yucay, Sacred Valley

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Mid-range Boutique Hotel

Located in the spectacular Sacred Valley, this Peruvian property exudes local charm and has a stunning mountainous backdrop to match. The hotel itself is situated in a colonial house dating back to the 1810, which has since been remodeled and now consists of 54 cosy guest rooms; a restaurant serving a variety of international and local dishes; and bar serving nibbles and traditional Peruvian Pisco Sour. The courtyard with its chairs and tables is the perfect place to sit back and appreciate the view.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cusco
Ends
Cusco
Departs
Wednesdays - year round
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 3
Visiting
Countries

Was very impressed with the organization of this trip. Darwing was great and knowledgable. The Inca trail was amazing. Our 2 guides - Ronald Ccana Sotalero and Guillermo Sana Cusi went above and beyond to make this a once in a lifetime excursion. They were excellent on the trail. The equipment, food - just everything - exceeded my expectations. If it wasn't for the guides encouragement and help I don't think my friend would have made it. Can not say enough about them and the Peruvian Sacred tour group.

Barbara Ramage
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