Classic Inca Trail Tour Take advantage of 10% discount
SUMMARY: The tour includes everything you need for a complete adventure. It begins with the trip in tourist transport to kilometer 82 of the railway from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Then begin three days of hiking and three nights of camping. On the first day, 14 km are covered. The second day, 16 km. The third day, 10 km. Food and camping are included every day. The last day you arrive at Machu Picchu through the Intipunku, just as the Incas did. The return to Cusco is by train.(See full itinerary with maps).
- Tour time: 4 days.
- Tour guide in English or Spanish.
- I pick up from the hotel door.
- Maximum safety during the trekking.
- Easy payment with Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.
- Immediate confirmation.
The Inca Trail is a 4-day trekking route that ends in the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu. The All Included Service is the safest and most organized way to live this adventure: it includes professional guide, cooks, porters, tickets, safety equipment, camping, return by train and more.
Everything you need to know about the 4-Day Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu!
The tour includes everything you need for the visit: Pick up, full transportation, permits, tickets, porters, cooks, camping equipment and more. So the tourist will not have to buy anything else. Find out what the tour includes!
The tour offers comfortable prices according to the tourist market of Cusco. Remember that the quality of the service allows you to fully enjoy this historic hiking route. Take advantage and make the trip of your dreams!
The first day you ascend to the high mountains. The second day, the most difficult, you reach the top. Then the descent begins. The third day you sleep near Machu Picchu. The last day is dedicated to knowing the wonder of the world.
The Inca Trail combines adventure with history. On the tour the tourist will be able to visit Machu Picchu. You will also walk along trails built hundreds of years ago and known today as the Inca Trail, visit other archaeological sites, appreciate the beautiful Andean and tropical landscapes, and much more.
Historical route surrounded by beautiful landscapes
The Inca Trail crosses part of the qhapac ñan (Inca road network). In addition, these historic routes are surrounded by incredible landscapes of Cusco's highlands and jungle, an unforgettable experience!
Inca archaeological sites
In addition to Machu Picchu, during the Inca Trail tourists will be able to visit several Inca archaeological sites. The visit to these sites depends on the camps chosen for the tour.
The Inca city of Machu Picchu
The Inca City of Machu Picchu is the final point of the Inca Trail. Entrance is through the Intipunku (Sun Gate), just as the Incas did hundreds of years ago.
The Inca Trail offers different camps. Option 1 is: Llulluchapampa camp (day 1), Phuyupatamarca (day 2) and Puente Ruinas (day 3). Option 2 is: Ayapata camp (day 1), Chaquiccocha (day 2) and Wiñayhuayna (day 3). Option 3 is: Wayllabamba camp (day 1), Pacaymayo (day 2) and Wiñayhuayna (day 3). Option 4 is: Llaqtapata camp (day 1), Llulluchapampa (day 2) and Phuyupatamarca (day 4). The choice of camps depends on availability. It is recommended to book the tour in advance. So you can get the most recommended camps.
The All Included Service 4 Days to the Inca Trail offers the best prices according to the Cusco market. There is a price that includes return by Expedition train and another with the Vistadome upper train. Choose the service you prefer!
BY EXPEDITION TRAIN
BY TRAIN VISTADOME
|INCA TRAIL 4D / 3N||695 USD||755 USD|
The All Included Service to the Inca Trail begins with the pick up of the tourist from the door of his hotel in the city of Cusco. From there we will go in our transport to the starting point of the walk. From this point we will walk 39.6 kilometers of high mountains and tropical landscapes. We will camp 3 times until we reach Machu Picchu on the morning of day 4. Camps vary based on availability. After touring the Inca City, we will return to Cusco by train and bus.
1 DAY 1 - Begin the adventure
- Pick up from the tourist in Cusco. We will board a transport that will take us to the starting point of the Inca Trail, near the town of Ollantaytambo.
- Once ready, we will leave for Machu Picchu. We will go uphill 13 kilometers from where we will see the archaeological site of Llactapata.
- At the scheduled time, the cooks will have the delicious lunch ready.
- We will continue with the walk until we finally arrive at the Ayapata camp where we will have dinner and sleep.
2 DAY 2 - Road to the top
- We will get up very early to enjoy breakfast before starting the trek.
- That day we will walk 11 kilometers in total through high Andean landscapes such as the 'Abra Warmiwañusca' (at 4,215 meters above sea level).
- Then we will continue descending until we arrive at the Pacaymayu camp where we will have lunch.
- After recovering energy to arrive at the Chaquicocha camp. There our cooks and porters will wait for us with dinner served and the tents ready for the night.
3 DAY 3 - Knowing incredible landscapes
- That day the journey will not be so arduous. We will get up very early to have breakfast and get ready for the hike that day will be mostly downhill.
- In the morning we will visit the archaeological site of Sayacmarca. Then we will arrive at the Wiñayhuayna camp where we will have lunch.
- Then we will rest in our already equipped tents. In the afternoon we can visit the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna. That day we will walk approximately 10 kilometers.
4 DAY 4 - Knowing Machu Picchu
- That morning we will get up very early to have breakfast and complete the walk (only 3 kilometers) that will lead us to Machu Picchu.
- After seeing Machu Picchu from the Intipunku (the Puerta del Sol) we will visit the entire archaeological complex with our tour guide.
- After the visit to Machu Picchu we will descend by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes.
- There we will have the afternoon free for lunch or shopping.
5 Return to Cusco
- In the afternoon of day 4 we will return to the city of Cusco as follows: with a first bus trip from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
- Then with a tourist train trip from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
- And finally with a final trip by minivan from Ollantaytambo to the city of Cusco.
- We will be there at around 7 pm. All these transports are included in the tour. If the visitor wishes, he can improve the train service from 'Expedition' to 'Vistadome'.
The trip to Machu Picchu includes food, carriers, cooks, camping items, Machu Picchu entrance and return by 'Expedition' train. It also includes implements for the walk. Find out which ones are included and which ones are not.
Trekking pole (not included in tour)
Trekking poles are not included in the tour. These implements are important in the descent sections. It is recommended to bring even one. You can rent one on reservation for $10.
Sleeping bag (not included in the tour)
Sleeping bags are not included in the tour. This utensil is necessary and the tourist must take it with them during the walk (the porter does not carry it). You can rent one on reservation for 25 USD.
Thin mat (yes included in the tour)
The tour includes a thin zebra mat (5 centimeters thick) that is placed between the ground and the tourist's sleeping bag.The mat is transported by the carrier. If you like more comfort, you can rent an additional one for 25 USD.
Camping tent (yes included in the tour)
The tents are essential and they are included in the tour. These are transported by porters. The tents are Eureka brand for two people (space for 4 people). If you are looking for more comfort you can rent a personal one for 40 USD.
Additional porter for tourists (not included in the tour)
The porters are the people in charge of transporting the kitchen and camping utensils (they do not carry the tourist's luggage). Yes, they are included in the tour. If you are looking for more comfort, you can rent a personal one (to carry your luggage up to 12 kilos) for 198 USD.
Vegetarian food (yes included on request)
The tour includes full food by cooks. Food is made with Andean products. They are healthy and delicious. Tourists with a vegetarian or vegan option can request a meal according to their preference by email.
Request additional services at the time of booking the Inca Trail by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Train services available
The Inca Trail 4 days tour does not need a one-way train. However, for the return trip it includes the Expedition train trip. This tourist service is recommended for your comfort and safety. However, if the tourist wants a better experience, they can request the return by Vistadome train. Find out what makes each of these trains different!
1 Expedition train service (included)The Expedition train is a comfortable and safe service, the most used by travelers to Machu Picchu. All trains have service on board, music, information through loudspeakers and more.
- ✓ Views of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
- ✓ Beautiful interior decoration with Andean motifs.
- ✓ Comfortable seats with large tables.
- ✓ Service on board with sale of snacks and drinks.
- ✓ Informative audios on the train route.
2 Vistadome train service (optional)The Vistadome train is a higher quality service than the Expedition. It stands out for its comfort and panoramic windows. Also for the dance show and parade of alpaca garments on the return trip.
- ✓ Large windows resembling a 360 degree view.
- ✓ Beautiful interior decoration with Andean motifs.
- ✓ Free drinks and snacks on board.
- ✓ Typical dance show from Cusco (on the return train).
- ✓ Baby alpaca dress parade show (on the return train).
The option of entering Huayna Picchu and its difference with Machu Picchu
The tour includes a visit to Machu Picchu through the classic ticket 'Machupicchu Only'. This ticket allows a complete tour of approximately 2 hours through the Inca citadel. Optionally, for an extra cost of USD 65, the visitor can add the hike to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain. Know more details!
Machu Picchu Entrance Only (included)The entrance to Machupicchu Only allows you to carry out the classic and complete circuit through the Inca citadel. It is the route included in the tour. All tourists will do this tour of almost 2 hours.
- ✓ Classic photo of Machu Picchu.
- ✓ Visit to the Intihuatana.
- ✓ Visit to the Temple of the 3 Windows.
- ✓ Visit the Sacred Rock.
- ✓ Visit to the House of the Inka.
- ✓ Visit to the Temple of the Condor.
- ✓ Visit to the set of Inca platforms.
Entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain (optional)The entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain is not included in the tour. Allows you to hike to the top of the famous Huayna Picchu mountain. To book this ticket you must add 65 USD according to availability.
- ✓ Hike to the top of the Huayna Picchu mountain.
- ✓ Optional route to the Temple of the Moon.
- ✓ Visit to the Sacred Rock.
- ✓ Visit to the House of the Inka.
- ✓ Visit to the Temple of the Condor.
- ✓ Visit to the set of Inca platforms.
The only way to hike the Inca Trail is to book a tour through an authorized travel agency. In February, the route remains closed due to the constant rains. A maximum of 16 tourists per group is allowed.
Closing of the Inca Trail in February
The Inca Trail closes in February due to heavy rains and maintenance work on the site. The rest of the year, the Inca Trail remains open. If you travel in January or March, don't forget to bring a raincoat.
Altitude sickness during the route
The Inca Trail passes through high altitude landscapes so it is important to acclimatize at least 1 or 2 days in Cusco before the tour. Symptoms of altitude sickness include vomiting, fatigue and nausea.
Advance reservation of the Inca Trail
Many people also dream of doing the Inca Trail. However, due to the limited availability, you must buy the tour 5 or 6 months in advance. Otherwise you will not find tours available.
The All Included Service to the Inca Trail (4 days) offers a safe and complete experience. Includes permits to the Inca Trail, entrance to Machu Picchu, tourist guide service, necessary transportation by train, bus, extra security equipment and more. In addition, during the walk we will be accompanied by chefs and porters to make our adventure safer and more comfortable.
The tour includes all types of transportation: by minivan, train and bus. The adventure begins with the pick up of the tourist at his hotel in Cusco. The return train is in 'Expedition' tourist service.
The tour includes the permit to walk the Inca Trail. It also offers the entrance 'Machupicchu Only'. The entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain is optional (extra cost).
Guide, cooks and porters
The team that accompanies the tourists is made up of tour guides, cooks and porters (personnel who transport the equipment). Food consists of 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners.
Why reserve the Inca Trail in advance?In order to conserve the route of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the income is restricted to a limited number of tourists per day. For this reason, the tour must be booked 3, 4 or 5 months in advance. Only the Inca Trail is allowed through an authorized tourism agency.
The Inca Trail with the All Included Service offers a series of benefits for a safe trip. The tour is organized by an authorized agency with years of experience. In addition, assistance is personalized throughout the trip. Payment is easy and fast. You can choose the private service for a more comfortable trip.
Authorized agency with personalized attention
We are a tourism agency authorized by the Ministry of Culture of Peru with code AUT 00115. Our attention is personalized. You can contact us at email@example.com, or (+51) 84 217217.
100% safe professional equipment
Travel in total safety thanks to the trekking equipment that includes camping area, tents, mats, oxygen balloon and emergency kit. Sleeping bag and trekking poles are not included.
Easy and fast online payment
Pay online with a fast interface using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal. The purchase is 100% online. We have security systems, everything is very safe!
The Inca Trail generates many doubts. Get to know the most recurring questions that tourists ask themselves about this tour. If you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 084-207064.
1) Are tips given to porters, cooks and tour guides?
Yes, it has become customary on the Inca Trail to tip the work team on day 3, but it is not obligatory. The amount depends on the quality of the service of guides, cooks and porters.
2) Are the camps fixed?
No. The camps may vary depending on the options chosen at the time of booking the tour. It is recommended to buy the tour 6 or 7 months in advance. This way I will be able to obtain the most recommended camps (the Wiñayhuayna camp on the last day is the most recommended).
3) Does the tour include travel insurance?
No. Travel insurance is a service that is paid by the tourist. It is recommended to get one before doing the Inca Trail.
4) When is the best time to do the Inca Trail?
The best time to do the Inca Trail is in the dry season (April to October). Remember that in February it is not allowed to do the Inca Trail because of the constant rains.
5) What language is the tour guide service in?
The All Included Service provides a tour guide on the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in English, Spanish. If you want another language, request it in a private service through email@example.com.
6) Can I visit Huayna Picchu on the Inca Trail?
Yes, you can visit the Huayna Picchu mountain by booking the All Included Service to the Inca Trail 4 days. For this, you must add an extra cost for the purchase of the entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu.
7) How are the bathrooms during the Inca Trail?
Toilets are basic and are located in each camp. In addition, the All Included Service offers chemical service in the camps (only for the group). The showers are basic (cold water) and are located in the first Ayapata camp and in the last Wiñayhuayna camp. In addition, the tour includes hot water in tubs for basic personal hygiene.
8) Can I see all the archaeological sites during the Inca Trail?
Depends. Besides Machu Picchu, the archaeological sites that you will be able to observe during the route are: Llactapata, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñayhuayna. To appreciate them all, you must reserve the Wiñayhuayna camp on the last day. For this it is necessary to buy the tour 6 or 7 months in advance.
9) How much luggage should I bring? What to wear?
It is recommended to carry between 5 to 6 kilos in a backpack where you should not miss: hat, cap, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, reusable bottle, clothes, sleeping bag, batteries, personal hygiene utensils, cash and what deem necessary.
10) Who should not do the Inca Trail?
Anyone who likes hiking can do the Inca Trail tour. However, it is recommended that children be over 8 years old. Older adults should be in good physical condition (not recommended for heart conditions).