NAZCA LINES, AMAZON & INCA TRAIL TOUR 13 DAYS – PERU PACKAGE
Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines & Amazon Tours.
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Visitors to Peru should be in good physical shape and feel comfortable walking, for long periods of time. Daily activities include City tours around sites such as historic ruins; visits from buses that may last up until nightfall when they’ll stop at either an outdoor market town before continuing on foot back home again (or vice versa) – Tour Leaders Peru
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Inca Trail tours demand a lot of physical activity and adequate preparation and very good physical condition are required. These tours are usually hikes that go from 3 days to 7 days, where you walk every day for between 6 and 7 hours which is done for more than 1000 meters and likewise descends hundreds of meters by very steep steps.
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- Inca trail, Amazon Jungle & Nazca lines Peru Travel Package is one of the most famous trails in the world and for good reason find out When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu.
- The Machu Picchu trail is gorgeous, but the end destination of the ruins is even more amazing as you get there just as the sun rises.
- The Inca Trail runs 26 miles (42 km) long and is usually hiked over 4 days and 3 nights. The trail is located in the beautiful Andes mountains in Peru.
- The Inca trail Hike is known for its rich history and incredible engineering.
The scenery is breathtaking and offers a lot of variety.
- The trail passes through several types of Andean landscapes including the lush cloud forest and alpine tundra.
- Hikers ascend two mountain passes over 13,000 feet Dead Woman Pass (3,962 meters) and then drop down to where Machu Picchu sits at 7,982 feet (2,430 meters). There are other route options, but the Inca Trail is the most classic.
This amazing Peru Adventure travel package takes you through the Enigmatic Nazca Lines, the rich biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, the hidden city of Machu Picchu, and along the legendary Inca Trail.
One of the most popular of our Peru Tours, your explorations begin in Cusco City, while you acclimatize your body for your Inca Trail 4D/3N the Amazon Rainforest where experienced naturalist guides will lead you on exciting jungle treks and canoe trips downriver while teaching you about this fascinating region’s ecological wonders. Along the Inca Trail, you will marvel at engineering feats that attest to the advanced civilization of these ancient people.
Then explore the compelling ruins of Machu Picchu. We will end this adventure in the coastal area of the lima Capital of Peru, visiting the iconic and unknown Nazca Lines tour. This fascinating Peru tour was designed for explorers and adventurers alike who seek the journey of a lifetime.
Classic Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days Tour, without a doubt, is one of the most famous trails in South America. But, why this Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu is very competitive? and why are only 500 tourists per day on this Peruvian Hike? Because this trek is, without a doubt, the most gorgeous hiking tour in Cusco City and is the main entrance to Machu Picchu through The Sun gate.
As one of the most popular hiking trails in Peru, it’s no surprise that this particular hiking tour offers something unique. The Inca Trail Hiking Tour to Machu Picchu for 4 days features original stonework from ancient Inca times and will take you along paved Inca paths used over 500 years ago!
You’ll also have access to some great stunning views with your breathtaking scenery; there is plenty for portraits and videotaping as well (perfect if we want future generations to remember what happened). All-time classics like Machu Picchu hikes are right in front of us – how about that for motivation!
If you are interested in learning everything you need to know about the classic Inca trail, click on the link and get important information and history about this 4 Days classic trail to Machu Picchu.
Sun Gate The End of The Inca Trail?
From this viewpoint, you get only a spectacular view, and it’s actually where trekkers who hike along the original Inca Trail enter Machu Picchu. Let’s take an even closer look at these wonders of the Worl differently!
Other alternative treks like the most popular treks in Peru – the Salkantay Trek 5 days to Machu Picchu, and Lares Valley Trek 4 Days – take you first to Aguas Calientes town. Then the following day Machu Picchu is reached. An appealing detail to this Inca Trail Tours is that you need excellent physical stamina to hike this trail.
This trek is ideal for those who only want to carry a few belongings and have an adventurous spirit. If this trek interests you, book months in advance because Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tickets is required. Only 500 permits are allowed daily, of which only 250 passes are reserved for tourists. There is also an option for the 2-day Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; if desired, hikers can complete the trek in two days.
DAY 1: DEPARTURE DAY
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Day 2: Arrival in Lima – Early Flight to Cusco and transfer to your Hotel – Acclimate
Once you all gather at Lima airport you will await your flight to Cusco. There is a Starbucks at Lima airport and a large food court where you can relax while you wait for your flight.
Check in your bags at Sky Airlines counter between 2:30-3 am. Once you arrive in Cusco one of our staff members will be waiting for you holding a sign saying “Bradski Family.” You’ll then be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then relax. Today is meant for you to rest after a long trip and acclimate to the altitude for the rest of the day.
Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas
Pick up will be from your hotel in our private transportation. You will visit the 3 main archeological sites within the Sacred Valley of the Incas and observe firsthand how native people to this day continue to dye their textiles like their Inca ancestors. After various pictures and a wealth of new knowledge, you’ll head back to Cusco and be dropped off at your hotel around 6:30 pm.
Tonight you’ll have a pre-departure briefing with your Inca trail tour guide so that you can have an idea of what to expect the next day and ask any questions you may have. Your duffel bag will be given to you where you can pack your belongings for the Inca Trail along with any other equipment you have chosen to rent (sleeping bag, inflatable mattress, hiking poles, etc.)
Day 4: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Early hotel picks up at 5 am in your private transportation. You will go on a 3-hour drive towards Kilometer 82. A hearty breakfast will be served to you right before KM 82 checkpoint and any last-minute snacks can be purchased during this stop as well. Here you will have the chance to repack any personal belongings and then head to the checkpoint for the Inca Trail.
You will begin this trail hiking a gentle up-and-down path until you reach the first Inca remain called Llactapata. Your tour leader will give you information about this site and also begin their guiding introduction about the Incas and the many remnants left. You will continue to hike for two hours and stop for your gourmet-style lunch. If there is extra time on our hands we can stop for a short nap, if not, we can continue our 3-hour hike towards the Yuncaypata campsite. After dinner, we recommend you get a good night’s rest because the following day is the most challenging day of all.
- Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, boiled water
- Maximum Altitude: 3,300m/10,826ft
- Minimum Altitude: 2,700m/8,852ft
- Distance Travelled: 14 Km/8.5 miles
- Walking Time: approximately 8 hours
Day 5: – Challenging Day: Ayapata – Warmi Wañuska (Dead Woman’s Pass) – Paqaymayu – Chaquicocha
This path is composed of the original steps used by the Incas. We highly recommend you take walking poles to assist you during this hike (available for rent). This is the highest point in this entire trail and it takes about 4-5 hours to hike this whole pass. When we all reach the top we will have a short break to take pictures and appreciate the view.
We will then descend the steps of this pass which takes us about 2-3 hours until we reach our lunch spot at Paqaymayu. After lunch, we head out to the second pass called Runkurakay. This pass is a lot shorter and it will take about 2 hours to trek this entire pass. This pass is also composed of original Inca steps. After finishing the Runkurakay pass you will begin to feel a different type of weather and microclimate.
You will appreciate a striking sunset and feel amongst the clouds. Few groups do this second pass on the same day but we believe it is too beautiful of a view to be overlooked. After a much-deserved rest, we continue walking to our campsite in Chaquicocha where we will have our happy hour of hot drinks followed by your gourmet dinner. We will go to sleep early for the next day is an unforgettable day.
- Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and boiled water
- Maximum Altitude: 4,200m/13,774ft
- Minimum Altitude: 3,600m/11,811ft
- Distance Travelled: 16 Km/ 9.94 miles
- Walking Time: approximately 10 hours
Day 6: Unforgettable Day Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Intipata – Wiñayhuayna
You will walk along the Andes Mountains where you will appreciate stunning views of cloud forests, glaciers, the affluent Urubamba River, and the beginning of tropical valleys. Once you reach the Phuyopatamarca summit you will have a short break and adjust your walking sticks for the descent. A 1000 meter/ 3,280 ft. of steps downhill will follow.
Prior to reaching your last campsite, you will visit Intipata Inca remains. Here you will see massive terraces left by the Incas and have the chance to take photos. You will continue your descent until you reach your last campsite of Wiñayhuayna. Hot drinks will be waiting for you followed by your gourmet dinner. A good night’s rest will follow as Machu Picchu awaits for you the next day.
Meals: B/L/D snacks, hot drinks, and boiled water
Day 7: MACHU PICCHU: Wiñayhuayna – Intipunku – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes- Upgraded Vistadome Train to Cusco
This trail is clearly marked but know ahead of time that you will be walking in darkness prior to sunrise. It is highly recommended to bring a headlamp, as the path is narrow. Your first stop will be at Intipunku, where the famous Sun Gate to Machu Picchu is located. All efforts up until this point are rewarded with an unforgettable sight.
A backdrop of natural beauty, human art, and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu will be available for you to see as the sun is rising. You will have plenty of time to take photos of Machu Picchu, from the classic postcard view and different angles around. A final short hike will bring us to the entrance and into the heart of Machu Picchu itself, where we spend the rest of the morning with a 2 ½ hour guided tour of the citadel.
The shuttle bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes is included in your tour. This departs every 15 minutes and will be available for you to descend whenever you decide it is time to go and have lunch. Make sure to double-check your train schedule and be at the train station 30 minutes before departure. Once you arrive in Cusco you’ll be picked up by one of our staff members and dropped off at your hotel.
- Meals: Breakfast only
- Maximum Altitude: 2,700m/8858 ft.
- Minimum Altitude: 2,100m/6889 ft.
- Distance Travelled: 8 km Walking Time: 5-6 hrs including Machu Picchu
Day 8: – Cusco City Tour at 1 pm
Your Tour Leader will explain in full detail the meaning of these sites and answer any questions you may have. Afterward, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel and the rest of the night is free for you to enjoy. Don’t forget to pack your bags for your Amazon Tour.
Inclusions: Transportation/Transfers, Bilingual Tour Leader, 4-Star Hotel Accommodation in Cusco, ALL Entrance fees at Qoricancha museum and the 4 archaeological sites
Meals: Breakfast at your hotel
Day 9: Amazon Jungle Tour 3D/2N
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll depart in your private transportation and begin your journey from the high Andes to the Amazon Jungle. On the way, you’ll visit Huacarpay Lake and Paucartambo Town. You will continue your journey to Acjanaco, the entrance to Manu National Park.
If weather conditions permit, you will see spectacular views of Peru’s largest National Park. You’ll visit one of the park’s main attractions, the Cock of the Rock, the Peruvian national bird, and see right before you their dance spectacle. You’ll then journey down further into the cloud forest and visit a Coca plantation where you will learn about the uses of coca leaves and their medicinal properties.
After a short stop at Pillcopata, you will head on to the port town of Atalaya and board a motorized boat. A one-hour ride to Manu Learning Center Lodge gives you your first impression of the legendary Amazon River. In the afternoon, explore the local trail system with your tour guide, before relaxing to the sounds of the forest.
During your stay, guests can learn about the history of Manu Park and the challenges of conserving this beautiful and fragile environment by talking to guides and researchers on-site.
- Lodging: Manu Learning Center
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 10: Manu Learning Center – Macaw Clay Lick
One of the most anticipated activities at Manu Learning Center is the Clay Lick where various birds including the endangered Blue-headed Macaw are observed and studied. Join the scientists and researchers on an early morning boat trip to the hide and observe the activity of macaws, parrots, and parakeets.
As day breaks you’ll see the magical colors of the birds as they flock together on the walls of the clay lick. On your way back for breakfast, you’ll head into the forest and visit a bio-garden, part of the center’s sustainable project. You’ll visit multiple forest types, running into squirrel monkeys, hummingbirds, razor-billed curassows, and much more.
The afternoon can be spent with one of the specialist guides exploring the 25km rainforest trails or spent at your own leisure. After dinner, that evening enjoys a presentation on conservation, and sustainability, and learn more about the ongoing work the foundation does to help preserve the Amazon region. There is also the option of heading out on a night walk to spot all the nocturnal species.
- Lodging: Manu Learning Center
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 11: Manu Learning Center – Cusco – Dinner
You will be dropped off at your hotel bringing your Amazon trip to an end. At your hotel tonight enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner included in your tour package. If you wish, after dinner you can go to the main plaza and see how locals & tourists gather to celebrate welcoming the New Year. **We recommend for you take Diamox today in the morning and in the evening, as you will be heading back to a higher altitude**
Hotel: Novotel Cusco (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 12: Flight to Lima – Nazca Lines – Regional Museum Ica – Huacachina Oasis
You will see the famous Nazca line figures Today make sure to have an early breakfast. You’ll be picked up from your hotel at 6 am and dropped off at Cusco airport where you will board your flight to Lima at 7:20 am. From Lima airport, you’ll have lunch along the way and then head towards Ica, Peru, and board your flight tour over the Nazca Lines – an archeological wonder of lines and drawings in the plains. You will see the famous Nazca line figures
Day 13: Ballestas/Paracas Reserve – Lima Airport
Your private transportation will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off for your Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve (“the Peruvian Galapagos”) tour.
You’ll see a variety of birds and marine mammals such as sea lions, Humboldt penguins, dolphins, flamingoes, and pelicans. and etc. Afterward, you’ll head back to Lima airport where you will await your international flight. You will arrive at Lima airport at 6 pm or earlier. This concludes your Peru tour.
Inclusions: All Transportation/Transfers, Bilingual Tour Leader, Speedboat excursion to the Ballestas Islands and Paracas Reserve with the admission fee (Group Service in the speedboat)
Meals: Breakfast at your hotel
How Many Days Do You Need in Order to Hike In Peru
The Classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular combined routes. Each route varies in length from one to fourteen days, depending on the demand and availability of lodging along the way. All four journeys are one-way trips. You will generally travel back to Cusco using a combination of public and private transportation, depending on which tour company you use to make your trip reservations.
The One-Day Inca Trail Hike (1-day trek)
You can see Machu Picchu in one day if you’re short on time (but be prepared to wake up early!). You’ll take the train from Cusco to Kilometer 104, which is a location on the trail. Then, you’ll hike around 15 kilometers (9 miles) through the Sun Gate until you reach the Machu Picchu sanctuary. This option is great if you want to view Machu Picchu and experience a small section of the Inca Trail trek all at once.
The Lares Trek (3-day trek)
The Lares Trek, also known as the cultural alternative to the Inca Trail, is a three-day journey into the historical weaver communities on the eastern slopes of Machu Picchu. But don’t expect it to be a trip to the museum.
To glimpse into time-honored villages, you must earn access by obtaining passes that soar to over 15,000 feet and zigzag across Pumahuanca’s peak. On day four of your Lares trek, you may add another stop at Machu Picchu ruins.
Vilcabamba Traverse Route (1 – 2 week trek)
The trek to Machu Picchu is not for the faint of heart. At 65 kilometers long, this is regarded as one of the most difficult ways to see Machu Picchu. The route starts in Cachora and winds a mile-deep canyon to Choquequirao, or “Cradle of Gold.” The Vilcabamba Trail follows the same route that Hiram Bingham took when he rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, albeit via more isolated towns.
The Salkantay Route (1 – 2 week trek)
The Salkantay Trek is the only Inca Trail option that lets you sleep in a comfy bed and take a hot shower at the end of every day’s hike! Though it still requires reasonably fit participants, The Lodge Trek runs along the Salkantay Trail through the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range but permits nightly rest at fully serviced lodges placed along the route. Machu Picchu is reached by following the trail to an elevation of 15,000 feet.
The Classic Inca Trail Route (3 – 5 day trek)
The Classic Inca Trail Hike is the most popular trek of the four alternatives described in this piece. It begins at kilometer 82 along the route, at the village of Piscacucho. The first day is a moderate hike through the Andean foothills, crossing the Urubamba River and arriving at your campsite in Huayllabamba. On the second day, you’ll ascend what’s known as “Dead Woman’s Pass,” which is the highest point of the Inca Trail Elevation at 4200 meters (13,776 feet). After that, it’s all downhill to the Pacaymayo River campsite.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR TRIP?
This Inca Trail trip is perfect for those who want a light/moderate/challenging adventure and like to explore new things. Travelers should be in good shape since you’ll be hiking for long periods of time, Hiking unstable ground, and going upstairs without any handrails.
It is suggested to have hiking preparation at least 2 months in advance with activities that help strengthen the muscles of the legs with a good technique to hold your breath as this tour generally cover heights over 14,000 feet above the mountains in very rough terrain and very low temperatures as well as very high temperatures.
During the Inca Trail Adventure, you will explore various areas including Machu Picchu, and trip preparation to the Sacred Valley. The walks will be moderately difficult with options for more strenuous hikes. You’ll also get to see numerous archaeological sites along the way.
Cusco is located at a high altitude of 11,200 feet. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are lower, at 9,200 and 8,000 feet respectively.
The Peru Adventure includes a stay in wonderful accommodations that have been chosen for their excellent quality, location, and personality. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!
Our Private Team
Throughout the Hike, you will be accompanied by a top private Tour Leader. You will also meet local experts as detailed in the itinerary.
We have all of the transportation you need in Peru taken care of, as specified by your itinerary. If you want to go see something that’s not already on the agenda while you’re here, just let your private guide know. They will be more than happy to help recommend some options for getting there.
PRIVATE INCA TRAIL TOURS
With our private hiking tours, you get to design your dream trip – pick your departure date and we’ll do the rest. These specially crafted itineraries include guided excursions, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, and luxurious accommodations so that you can make the most of your time abroad.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, look no further than our Peru luxury tour packages. From Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley, our expert guides will show you the best that Peru has to offer. Contact us today to start planning your dream vacation!
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- 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru. We never share you with other tour operators.
- Pick up from Airport and Hotels
- Top-of-the-line equipment REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Tent. Only for Two people
- 7 kg per person, other companies offer you only 6 kg
- Inca Trail and Short Machu Picchu hike entrance Tickets (Huayna Picchu or Montana Machu Picchu in case you want to explore more)
- Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
- Extraordinary Chefs! Don’t get stressed about food and forget your power bar. We serve you a 5-star outdoor restaurant with delicious organic gourmet food in your dining tent.
- Hotel Aguas Calientes with all facilities (overnight stay) - In case you have overnight
- Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are hiking and visiting Machu Picchu.
- REI Machu Picchu Hike Camping Equipment also available for Rent
- Private transportation
- Perfect Location For Photographers
- Comfortable and Panoramic Train back to Cusco from Aguas Calientes.
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PRICE PP 4,295 - 8+GUESTS
$550 (Lima/Puerto Maldonado/Cusco/Lima) – Subject to change
Single Supplement: $750
A single supplement is an additional cost for a single traveler not sharing a room in double occupancy.
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- Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
- Collection from your Hotel in Cusco from (05:30 am) or from Sacred Valley.
- Private transportation (Start of our trek).
- Breakfast in Urubamba in our farmhouse,
- Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
- Permit and fees for the Inca Trail Machu Picchu Sanctuary, (Request for Huayna Picchu your Entrance ticket)
- Inca Trail Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
- Drinkable boiled water for your container (We start filling from the second Days Morning)
- 7-kilogram duffle bags (per Person)
- 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
- 2 expert gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
- Hot drinks every afternoon include popcorn.
- Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
- 2 people per tent, clean, new, spacious (4 people REI Half Dome 4 tents).
- Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress,
- Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
- Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
- Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
- 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
- Bus Ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
- Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo.
- Private Bus to Cusco From The Train Station
GO SECTION OF ITEMS FOR RENT
- Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC) (For rent in Our Office)
- Hiking Poles (For rent in Our Office)
- Tips for the trekking crew, Guides, Cooks, and Porters at your discretion.
- Flight Ticket to Cusco (Contact Us)
- Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation Contact US )
- Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)
INCA TRAIL PACKING LIST
This is basic information about the Clothing packing list REI and all the information Here in this linK Comple Packing List to Peru
- Long-sleeved Thermal Shirt
- Thermal form-fitting pants
- Polar Fleece
- Trekking pants
- Thick socks
- Waterproof Jacket
- Waterproof pants (optional)
- Insulated Jacket
- Cold weather Hat
- Buff/ handkerchief
- Sun hat
- Backpack 20-30 L
- Waterproof cover for backpack
- Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
- Sport shoes/ sandals for campsites
- Camping pillow
- Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Sturdy water bottle
- Trekking poles
- Plastic bags for wet items
- Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
- Swimsuit/ towel
- Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
- Sunscreen lip protector
- Insect repellent
- Personal Medications
- Motion sickness tablets for the van ride
- Camera/ Extra battery
- Personal snacks
- Hand warmers (optional)
- Leisure book for evenings
- Cash and small coins
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Items For Rent
- Single Tent $60 (if you wish to sleep alone)
- Sleeping Bag $30 per person (minus -3 degrees Celsius)
- Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
- Professional REI Walking Poles or other reputable Brand $20 per pair Hold Trip.
- Backpacks $40 Hold Trip
- Head Lamp $10
- Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50) Per Day
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General Information Trekking with Tour Leaders Peru
The times Mentioned in this itinerary are approximations. Walking times depend on the group, and the Tour Leaders may change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group.
Specific Information About Trekking the Luxury Inca Trail Hike
The Inca Trail is not open in February
Campsites or itineraries are subject to change, depending on the time of booking and availability of campsites. The Ministry of Culture, the government institution responsible for operating the Inca Trail, allocates campsites to authorized trekking companies on a first-come, first-served basis, and so we cannot guarantee that all campsites described in this itinerary will be available when you book.
Booking Inca Trail Hike
A scanned copy of your passport and a non-refundable deposit must be provided upon booking an Inca Trail hike. This is due to government regulations that require complete passport details and full payment of the Machu Picchu entrance fee in order to issue a permit. Your reservation will only be confirmed when we have your entrance ticket in our hands.
If your passport number changes after you book, you must tell us immediately or you may lose your booking! If the name or number on your passport is different from the name or number on your Inca Trail permit, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.
You must carry your original passport with you on the trail.
If you booked an Inca Trail hike at a student rate, you must bring the required documentation on the trail with you. If you do not present this documentation, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund, nor given an opportunity to pay the full rate.
Extras & Upgrades on the Luxury Inca Trail Hike
If you’d like to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.
This trek includes transportation by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Full service (Tourist Class), or equivalent Inca Rail service, followed by private vehicle transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
INCA TRAIL HIKING TOUR FAQs
Are you considering a hike on the Machu Picchu Trail and surviving the woman's Pass? If so, there are some things you should know before making your decision. This blog post will answer some frequently asked questions about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tours. We'll cover everything from how difficult the hike is to what the weather is like and what you can expect to see along the way. So, if you're curious about what it's like to hike the Inca Trail, keep reading!
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu runs 26 miles (42 km) long, is usually hiked over 4 days and 3 nights, and is tucked away in the beautiful Andes mountains in Peru.
The price tag for Machu Picchu Hiking Tours depends largely on the tour company, package, and guide you choose. Here are some of the general costs, plus actual specifics from our own recent treks.
Doing the Inca Trail independently is not an option. The Peruvian government limits the number of hikers each day. Everyone must have a permit and be accompanied by a licensed Tour Guide. And yes, through a series of checkpoints on the trail, they actually enforce it.
The general cost for the Inca Trail Holidays: $600 On average including The Inca Trail Permits, transportation to the trailhead from Cusco, porters, three meals a day, entry to Machu Picchu, and tents). You can find it even cheaper.
But besides the advertised sticker price, there are a few other things to consider when choosing a tour company: How many hikers are in each group? How often and how much food is provided during the trek? And finally, what’s the reputation for the company’s treatment of its porters?.
Even though we tend to focus on budget traveling, it’s good to remember that sometimes the cheapest option isn’t always the best option. Cheaper companies for the Inca Trail often have larger groups (15-25 people), provide smaller meals, and/or no snacks, and are crowded groups.
HOW HARD IS THE INCA TRAIL?
The Inca Trail is an ancient hiking path that leads to Machu Picchu, one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in South America. The path is 43 miles long and passes through a variety of landscapes, including high-altitude forests, mountain peaks, and rugged terrains. Hiking the Inca Trail is definitely not for everyone – it can be difficult, challenging, and even dangerous at times. But if you're up for the challenge, the journey is definitely worth it!.
The hike itself, which brings you along ancient narrow paths deep into the Peruvian countryside and high into the Andean mountains, is gorgeous; perfect Incan ruins, cloud forest, and majestic valley views laid out like breadcrumbs along the way to perhaps the greatest end-point of any multi-day hike on earth, the iconic Machu Picchu.
Ready? Here’s everything you need to know before doing the Inca Trail hike rear all our advice, please.
Inca Trail, toilet quality
This is where the bad news begins. Inca Trail toilets are not the most hygienic, clean, or private affairs. You’ll be lucky if your toilet has a lock. On the first day, the toilets are usually fairly decent and clean. However, as you venture further along the trail the quality rapidly decreases.
By the next day, you will use a squat floor toilet. In which you squat over. The flushing mechanism often floods meaning that toilet waste is on the floor of many Inca Trail toilets. Be sure to wear your hiking boots when going to the toilet.
There is often no light and you’ll want to make sure you bring a headlamp for those night-time toilet visits.
This does not make for a pleasant experience! you can read How to use toilets on The Inca trail very good information for new outdoor adventures
Inca Trail Portable Toilets – option
My name is Cesar and as a Tour Guide, I believe the best option on the Inca Trail is to hire a tour company that provides a portable toilet all the way up. These are known as ‘toilet tents’.
Although not as common, this is probably one of the most important things I would recommend when deciding on what tour operator to use. You’ll probably have to book with a western operator and it may cost slightly more, but it’s definitely worth it! The toilet tent is carried by porters.
They are clean and only used by your group. You’ll be able to sit on a toilet drum within the privacy of a tent, and if there are any issues, your operator will sort them out immediately.
Inca Trail Availability - Hurry Up
The government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters this 500 permits include 4 days inca trail). We recommend that you make a trek booking as early as posible we recommend 4 months in advance.
It is recommended to book the tour Inca trail to Machu Picchu 4 Months in advance, before booking flight tickets and hotels, because there are limited spots to reserve.
Depending on the date, international and local holidays as well as festivals may result in a surcharge. All prices are subject to change and will be quoted in U.S. dollars. For more information, please consult the terms and conditions for this trip.”
This Hiking Tour is available year-round. Please note the Inca Trail is closed in February.
SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAY WITH HOTEL
This itinerary is rated moderate hike. The trek starts at 2100m (KM 104) and climbs to 2700m (Wiñay Wayna) before descending to 2400m (Machu Picchu). Since the trek is carried out at a much lower altitude than the Short 2 day Inca Trail trek you do not need to worry about acclimatization.
INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS
Total distance: 26 miles/23km
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require
SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS
Total distance: 46.7 miles/75km
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require
LARES TREK & INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS
Total distance: 29,3miles/47km
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require