Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

This 4-day, 3-night tour provides travelers with a comprehensive experience on the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for several days, passing Inca archeological sites and enjoying stunning views before arriving at your final destination—the sacred city of Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

Cusco

This 4-day, 3-night tour provides travelers with a comprehensive experience on the Inca Trail. You’ll hike for several days, passing Inca archeological sites and enjoying stunning views before arriving at your final destination—the sacred city of Machu Picchu.

The night before the tour leaves you’ll meet with guides and be briefed on what on what to expect. If you have any questions about the tour, this is a good time to ask them.

The tour begins the next morning. You’ll begin the journey at Chilca in the Sacred Valley, which is set at an elevation of 8,860 feet (2,700 m). Here you will meet the porters and cooks who will accompany your group on the hike. The first day you will trek until Huayllabamba, passing subtropical ecosystems and the ruins of Patallacta.

After breakfast the next morning you’ll begin the hike and ascend to the highest point on the trail at Dead Woman’s Pass (named for a mummy discovered here)—at 13,860 feet (4,200 m), this pass offers incredible views of the surrounding area. After lunch you will descend to Pacaymayo and camp here overnight. Pacaymayo also has great views of nearby mountains.
You’ll wake up and have breakfast the next day before heading off towards Runku Rakay and cross the second pass at 12,540 feet (3,800 m). Later on you’ll descend to Sayacmarca, and important Inca archeological site. You’ll eat lunch here before continuing on to Wiñay Wayna, an impressive agricultural and ceremonial site. You’ll spend the last night of the trip nearby.
On the final morning you’ll have breakfast and then head to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, which acts as the entrance to the sacred city of Machu Picchu. From here you’ll enjoy a good view of Machu Picchu before continuing on and eventually reaching Machu Picchu itself. Once here you’ll take a guided tour of the site. After exploring this incredible complex you’ll ride a bus to Aguas Calientes and then return to Cusco by train.

What to Bring:

Backpack and day pack, sleeping bag, hiking shoes/boots, rain coat/poncho, water bottle, flashlight, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, light/quick-dry clothes, insect repellent, and snacks.

What's Included:

Bilingual guide, private or shared transportation (if it is a group tour) to beginning of the trail, transfers round-trip Cusco/KM 82-Ollantaytambo/Cusco, 2-person tents, camping equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, and mattresses), porters (to carry food, tents, and cooking gear), chef, coffee breaks, all meals (although the first breakfast and last lunch are not included), first aid kit, oxygen, and a Expesition train ride back to Ollantaytambo (usually at 14:55 or similar).

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Backpack and day pack, sleeping bag, hiking shoes/boots, rain coat/poncho, water bottle, flashlight, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, light/quick-dry clothes, insect repellent, and snacks.

What's Included:

Bilingual guide, private or shared transportation (if it is a group tour) to beginning of the trail, transfers round-trip Cusco/KM 82-Ollantaytambo/Cusco, 2-person tents, camping equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables, and mattresses), porters (to carry food, tents, and cooking gear), chef, coffee breaks, all meals (although the first breakfast and last lunch are not included), first aid kit, oxygen, and a Expesition train ride back to Ollantaytambo (usually at 14:55 or similar).

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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