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Inca Trail Hike: Four Days

Do you love adventures? Enjoy trekking? Ever wanted to sleep on a mountain top? If all your answers are yes then this 4-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu is made for you.

Inca Trail Hike: Four Days to Machu Picchu

Day 1

On the first day, we will pick ypu up you from your hotel in Cusco early in the morning. From there, we will head to point km 82 on the route by minibus, where we will start our 4-day hiking adventure to Machu Picchu.

During this day we will start our route up the mountain until reaching the villages of Miskay and Llactapate, where we will enjoy our first lunch. Here, you'll discover the archaeological complex of Llactapata and the community of Huyllabamba.

The tour continues to the camp of Lluncachimpa and Huayllabamba, at almost 11,000 feet in altitude. Here we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 2

On this day we will rise early to watch the sunrise over the Andes, one of the best sights on the itinerary.

After eating breakfast, we'll walk through the valley of Lluncachimpa and continue climbing until we reach Llulluchapampa. The track will take us to Warmi Wañusqa, 13,780 ft high up. From this point, the highest on the tour, you will have spectacular views of the snowy peaks and the surrounding archaeological remains.

After lunch, we'll continue the journey through the valley of Pacaymayu and over the pass of Runkurakay until we reach Sayacmarca, the largest archaeological complex so far on the trail. Without a doubt, this is a beautiful place.

We will eat dinner and spend the night in the camp of Chaquicocham about 12,000 feet in altitude.

Day 3

After breakfast, we'll set off on the third day of the hike. This is the easiest part of the route, as this is the area of the tropical forests known as Yunga. You're sure to be captivated by the impressive landscapes and magnificent ruins here.

In the afternoon we will visit the archaeological sites of Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna, the largest and most surprising on the route and also home to the camp where we'll have dinner and spend the last night.

Day 4

On the last day we will get up very early, at around 4:30 am. Under the light of the stars, and with a torch in our hand, we will continue on the route to Inti Punku, or the Sun Gate, where we'll have breakfast while admiring a magical sunrise over Machu Picchu. This is the most memorable moment on the whole trip.

After dawn, we will continue the descent to Machu Picchu, where we will do a guided tour of the historic Inca citadel. After the visit, you will have your own free time to tour the area and take photographs.

After this unforgettable experience, we will take a bus to Aguas Calientes, the departure point of the PeruRail Expedition train to Cusco.

Once in Cusco, we will take you back to your hotel.

Accommodation

This four-day tour includes three nights' camping accommodation. The price is based on two people sharing a tent.

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Price

Per person Children under 8
US$ 529
not permitted
  • Per person

    US$ 529
  • Children under 8

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 12 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

4 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Bus from Cusco to km 82 of the Inca Trail.

Return from Machu Picchu to Cusco on PeruRail Expedition train.

English speaking guide.

3 nights camping accommodation.

Lunch and dinner on the first day, breakfast on the last day, and all meals on the two days in between.

Entry to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

All necessary camping and cooking equipment.

Bus between Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.

First aid box with oxygen.

Cook, assistant, and porters for the camping and kitchen equipment.

Not included

Sleeping bag.

When to book?

You can book up until 4 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 529

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.