Machu Picchu Tour Package 5 Days
Cusco – The Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Tour Package 5 days Carefully Crafted For Families in Mind, Get a Free Quote Today
5 Days Tour Package: Prices and Itinerary
The Inca temple of Sacsayhuaman, the Inca sun Temple, and Museum of Qoricancha, and the Sacred ritual location of Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley Cusco Peru all these sites are all included in this trip. This tour adventure is ideal for groups that are staying for a short time and do not wish to hike too much and enjoy their stay in a comfortable 4-star hotel. You will enjoy 5 unforgettable days in Cusco and not miss out on Machupicchu.
NOTE: If our Machu Picchu tour intrigues you and you’re considering booking, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Please be aware that the National Parks authorities regulate visitor numbers to Machu Picchu, with only 2,500 daily permits available, this includes guides.
To ensure availability, especially during peak season (June, July, and August), we recommend securing your Machu Picchu permit at least 3 months in advance. If you plan to visit during off-peak months, we advise booking your Machu Picchu entrance and Huaynapicchu ticket at least three months ahead. Your train ticket should also be booked in advance. We’re excited to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in Peru.
Private Service Price
From $1,560 Pp
Exploring the colonial city of Cusco, Discover Hidden Places with our experts tour Leaders in Peru
Get ready to Explore in the mesmerizing Sacred Valley of the Incas and level up your hiking skills!
Embark on an epic adventure, tracing the sacred Inca Trail of the Incas along the legendary pilgraming Path!
Rediscover the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu
Private guide, leading you to the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu.
Hotel accommodations in Cusco & Sacred Valley, for every budget.
Meet and greet airport service
We offer personalized tours to Peru tailored to your schedule! Let us create an unforgettable experience that perfectly matches your desired number of days.
HOW TO GET PERU?
How To Get To Cusco City?
Currently, the airport in Cusco serves exclusively domestic flights. As a result, all international travelers arriving by plane must disembark in Lima and proceed through Customs.
Even if your flight to Cusco is scheduled on the same day with the same airline carrier, it is necessary to retrieve your luggage in Lima and check it in again.
The best way to reach Cusco is by air, and luckily there are several options from different airlines. Start Peru or LATAM are highly recommended, although they can be a bit pricey. They offer the most flights and flexibility.
Just keep in mind that delays or cancellations may occur. We Highly Recommend You Travel Insurance. If You do have one we work with Allianz.com we can help you create your package just contact us.
The high altitude of Cusco makes landing a bit challenging, especially in bad weather conditions. If you’re up for an adventure, bus travel is always an option.
Although it can be a long journey, the buses in Peru are well-maintained and quite comfortable. This option is particularly encouraged if you’re coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Arequipa, Puno. If you’re traveling from Lima, be prepared for a 21-hour bus ride. Safe travels!
How To Treat The Elevation In Cusco Peru
Treating elevation (altitude) sickness in a place like Cusco, Peru, which sits at a high elevation of about 3,400 meters (11,150 feet), requires some precautions and strategies to help your body acclimate to the thin air.
Altitude sickness can range from mild discomfort to severe symptoms, so it’s important to take it seriously. Here’s how you can treat elevation sickness:
– Gradual Ascent: If possible, try to gradually ascend to higher altitudes over a few days rather than going directly from sea level to Cusco’s altitude.
– Take Breaks: Plan for rest days or shorter activities upon arrival to allow your body to adjust.
– Drink Plenty of Water: Staying well-hydrated helps your body cope with altitude. Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol consumption, as they can contribute to dehydration.
– Allow for Rest: Listen to your body and get plenty of sleep during the first few days at high altitude. Avoid overexertion.
– Eat Lightly: Consume easily digestible foods and avoid heavy, greasy meals that can stress your digestive system.
Diamox (Acetazolamide): This prescription medication can help prevent and alleviate altitude sickness Please consult a doctor before using it and discuss potential side effects.
6. Supplemental Oxygen:
– In severe cases, supplemental oxygen might be necessary. Some hotels in high-altitude areas offer oxygen tanks for guests.
7. Avoid Alcohol and Smoking:
– Alcohol and smoking can worsen the effects of altitude sickness. It’s best to avoid them while acclimating.
8. Listen to Your Body:
– Pay attention to any symptoms like headache, shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, or dizziness. If symptoms worsen, it’s crucial to descend to a lower altitude.
9. Natural Remedies:
– Some people find relief from altitude sickness by drinking coca tea, a traditional remedy in the Andes. However, it’s important not to overdo it, as excessive consumption could have negative effects.
10. Consult a Doctor:
– If you have a history of heart or lung problems, or if you’re concerned about altitude sickness, consult a doctor before traveling to high altitudes.
Remember that everyone’s body reacts differently to altitude, and there’s no way to completely avoid altitude sickness. It’s essential to be prepared, give your body time to acclimate, and seek medical attention if symptoms become severe.
How Is The Weather In Cusco Peru?
Cusco, Peru, has a temperate and relatively mild climate due to its elevation in the Andes Mountains. The city’s high altitude of around 3,400 meters (11,150 feet) influences its weather patterns. The climate is characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons. Here’s an overview of the weather in Cusco:
1. Dry Season (May to September):
– This is considered the best time to visit Cusco, as it experiences less rainfall and generally clearer skies.
– Daytime temperatures are mild, ranging from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F).
– Nights can be chilly, with temperatures dropping to around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F).
– It’s the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds, especially around popular attractions like Machu Picchu.
2. Wet Season (October to April):
– The wet season in Cusco coincides with the Southern Hemisphere’s summer and is characterized by more frequent rainfall.
– Daytime temperatures during this period are similar to the dry season, but nights might be slightly warmer.
– Rainfall is heaviest from November to March, with January and February being the rainiest months.
– Rain showers can be intense but are often followed by periods of sunshine.
– This season is considered the low tourist season, so there might be fewer crowds and lower prices on accommodations and tours.
Keep in mind that weather can be unpredictable, even during the dry season, due to the city’s high elevation. It’s a good idea to pack layers, including warm clothing for the nights, as well as waterproof gear for potential rain showers. Additionally, the weather in Cusco can vary based on the specific month and even week, so checking a reliable weather forecast before your trip is recommended.
Bring Travel Insurance
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Health Concert Along Cusco Toud
Open communication with your Tour Leader regarding any health conditions or concerns is vital. Although our guides are not medical professionals, they are equipped with first-aid training. Additionally, we collaborate with a clinic in Cusco to provide support to our team when needed.
Please that you assess whether a Tour is suitable for you. Consulting your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in planned activities is recommended. It’s also important to seek your physician’s advice regarding vaccinations and medical precautions. Please note that Tour Leaders Peru does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level, and medical needs.
If you experience severe altitude sickness or any other condition that prevents you from Touring, but you still want to visit Machu Picchu, we will gladly assist you in coordinating a train trip. Please note that since this will be a new itinerary, additional fees may apply. However, we will make every effort to utilize as much of the original plan as possible to keep costs to a minimum.
If you encounter difficulties during your Tours and are unable to proceed, a dedicated private Guide will accompany you ( Extra Cost ).
Comparison Between Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu Mountain in terms of time, distance, and location
Machu Picchu Mountain: Price $80.00
– Time: The hike to the summit of Machu Picchu Mountain usually takes about 3 to 4 hours round trip, depending on your pace.
– Distance: The trail is approximately 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) one way, making it a total hike of about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles).
– Location: Machu Picchu Mountain is located to the northwest of the Machu Picchu archaeological site itself. It offers panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding area.
Huayna Picchu Mountain: Price $80.00
– Time: The hike to the top of Huayna Picchu generally takes around 2 to 3 hours round trip.
– Distance: The trail is shorter but steeper, with a distance of about 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) each way, making it a total hike of around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).
– Location: Huayna Picchu is the iconic mountain that rises directly behind Machu Picchu. It offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu and the Urubamba River valley.
Both mountains require a separate entrance ticket and have limited daily slots due to conservation efforts and the preservation of the sites. The hikes are considered moderately challenging and involve steep ascents, uneven terrain, and sections with stairs and narrow pathways. It’s important to consider your fitness level and any altitude-related factors before attempting either hike.
Machu Picchu entrance Times and Circuits
As of our last update in September 2023, Machu Picchu has specific entrance time slots to manage the flow of visitors and preserve the site. These times may vary, so it’s important to confirm the current entrance times with our office before your visit. Here’s a general idea of the entrance times:
There are typically two entrance time slots for Machu Picchu:
1. Morning Entrance:
– The morning entrance allows you to enter Machu Picchu early in the day.
– It often starts around 6:00 AM and lasts until around noon.
– This entrance time is popular for visitors who want to experience Machu Picchu in the cooler morning hours and have more time to explore the site.
2. Afternoon Entrance:
– The afternoon entrance is usually from around 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
– This time slot is often less crowded than the morning entrance and can be a good option if you prefer a quieter experience.
It’s also important to book your tickets well in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your preferred entrance time.
Pre Departure Briefing
We kindly request you to join us at our office o Hotel for the pre-tour briefing, which takes place at 7:00 PM on the evening before your tour. If you are unable to attend at this time, we would be more than happy to arrange an alternative time that suits you. The briefing session typically lasts between 30 to 45 minutes, during which you will also be provided additional information.
Pick-Up Time For The Cusco Tours
Tour Leaders Peru stands out as one of the few companies that offers hotel pick-up services. If your accommodation is located within Cusco City’s central area, your Tour Guide will arrange the pick-up time during the briefing session. Please note that pick-up times may vary by 30 – 45 minutes due to traffic conditions and previous pickups.
Cusco, a city steeped in history, boasts charming cobblestoned streets and narrow passageways. However, it’s important to note that smaller hotels and Airbnb options are often nestled in car-inaccessible streets, sometimes located on hilly terrains. As a result, hauling luggage could pose a challenge. For a more convenient stay, we highly recommend selecting accommodations with improved accessibility. We have curated a list of comfortable hotels that are easily reachable for both pick-up and drop-off purposes.
Certain Tours offer the convenience of pickups in the mesmerizing Sacred Valley, as described in detail below.
Return To Cusco After Your Tour
Returning From Machu Picchu requires a lot of logistics, which are all included in your tour.
From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, you will take a 25-minute bus down to the village. Buses are first come first serve and run all day.
You will take a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Your guide will give you your train tickets with train time. Make sure you get to the platform 30 minutes ahead of time.
* Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is 2 hours
* Train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy is 3.5 hours
Once you arrive at the train station, look for a gentleman wearing our Logo sign. He will then drive you to San Francisco Square, Cusco
* Van ride from Ollantaytambo to nearby San Francisco Square is 2 hours Aprox.
* Van ride from Poroy to nearby San Francisco Square is 30 minutes
Once you arrive near San Francisco Square, you will separate into separate pre-paid taxis and be driven back to your hotel.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN CUSCO BEFORE VISIT MACHU PICCHU
Cusco, often referred to as the historic capital of the Inca Empire, is a city brimming with history, culture, and beautiful architecture. Before visiting Machu Picchu, there are several things to see and do in Cusco:
Explore Cusco City:
1. Plaza de Armas: Start your exploration at the heart of Cusco, the main square. Here you’ll find the Cathedral of Santo Domingo and the Church of La Compañía de Jesús.
2. Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun): Visit this ancient Inca temple, which was once covered in gold and dedicated to the Sun God. It was one of the most revered temples during the Inca Empire.
3. San Pedro Market: Immerse yourself in the local culture by wandering through this bustling market. Experience local produce, and handicrafts, and try some traditional Peruvian snacks.
4. Sacsayhuamán: Explore the impressive Inca ruins located just outside of Cusco. The massive stone walls and panoramic views of the city are worth a visit.
5. San Blas Neighborhood: Wander through the narrow streets of this artsy neighborhood filled with galleries, artisan workshops, and charming cafes.
Experience Cultural Activities:
1. Museums: Visit museums like the Museo Inka and the Pre-Columbian Art Museum to learn more about Inca history and ancient Peruvian cultures.
2. Traditional Dance Show: Enjoy a traditional dance performance showcasing the vibrant culture and colorful costumes of Peru.
Taste Peruvian Cuisine:
1. Local Gastronomy: Try local dishes like ceviche, alpaca meat, and traditional Peruvian stews at local restaurants or street food stalls.
2. Pisco Tasting: Visit a bar or distillery to taste Peru’s national spirit, Pisco, and try different variations such as Pisco Sour or Chilcano.
Adventure and Excursions:
1. Cusco City Tour: consider visiting trails like the Cusco circuit to the ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, and Q’enqo.
2. Sacred Valley: Take a day trip to explore the Sacred Valley, visiting Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo, and other archaeological sites.
Exploring Cusco before visiting Machu Picchu allows you to acclimate to the altitude, immerse yourself in the local culture, and witness the remnants of the impressive Inca civilization.
Take your time to savor the city’s rich history and vibrant atmosphere before embarking on your journey to Machu Picchu.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL WITH TOUR LEADERS IN PERU?
LOCALLY OWNED COMPANY.
Founded by former Inca Trail Tour Guide Cesar Conde, founder of www.blissfultravelescapes.com – TOUR LEADERS PERU is a locally-owned company in Cusco, Peru. It proudly stands as the sole tour operator and agency with deep roots in the region, offering unparalleled expertise and insider knowledge.
OUR CAMPING EQUIPMENT.
With its dedication to utilizing top-of-the-line equipment like HALF DOME REI tents, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags, Tour Leaders Peru has established itself as a trailblazer in the industry, driving impactful change.
FOOD IN EACH TRAIL.
With Tour Leaders Peru, indulging in culinary delights is almost guaranteed. Our talented chefs undergo specialized training annually to craft exquisite meals throughout the journey. Prepared with fresh ingredients, our buffet-style food selection includes delectable options spanning breakfast, snacks, and lunches complete with soup, main courses, and hot Drinks.
To welcome you at each campsite, we’ll treat you to a delightful hot drink during our happy hours.
At Tour Leaders Peru, we prioritize the comfort and convenience of our valued clients. That’s why we offer exclusive access to portable ecological toilets at all of our campsites. Rest assured, these facilities are available solely for the private use of our esteemed clientele, ensuring a seamless and eco-friendly experience for everyone involved.
Our hiking services encompass porter assistance, allowing travelers to bring along 6 kg (13 pounds) of personal belongings while on the trail. Our dedicated porters will shoulder the responsibility of carrying all your belongings, ensuring your trek is hassle-free and enjoyable.
HOTEL TO HOTEL SERVICE.
Tour Leaders Peru provides convenient hotel-to-hotel service for all our travelers. Our comprehensive services start by offering direct pick-up from your Cusco hotel accommodation and conclude with a seamless drop-off in Cusco. Experience seamless and hassle-free transportation throughout your journey with us.
FREE LUGGAGE STORAGE.
At Tour Leaders Peru, we go the extra mile to provide exceptional service. That’s why we offer complimentary luggage storage for all your extra bags and personal belongings. So, whether you’re exploring the city or catching a flight, you can trust us to keep your belongings safe and secure while you enjoy your journey worry-free. Experience hassle-free travel with Tour Leaders In Peru!
TOP QUALITY SERVICE.
We are the only company that prides itself on consistently receiving excellent reviews on TRIPADVISOR. Our satisfied customers have raved about our exceptional services, describing the unforgettable experiences they’ve had on our tours.
With us, you can expect nothing less than a remarkable journey filled with immersive adventures, knowledgeable guides, and delightful discoveries. Join us for a Private tour along the Inca Trail that will leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Day 1: Fly to Cusco -Check-In at cusco Hotel - City Tour Cusco
You will be warmly received by your Tour Leader at Velasco Astete Airport in Cusco and taken to your 4-star hotel near the center of the city. The main plaza of Cusco will be minutes away literally at walking distance. You will have spectacular views of Cusco city life from your hotel. Have the opportunity to rest for a few hours before your City Tour, Free morning to shop and enjoy any other personal activities.
At 1:00 pm we will pick you up from your hotel to begin the City Tour in the city of Cusco. You’ll visit and have a guided tour of the Main Plaza, and the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha. Koricancha is a museum where after the 1950 earthquake, the cracked walls gave light to the hidden and magnificent Inca representations that were unknown to the world. You will enjoy many accounts of Cusco history by our expert Tour Guides. After the museum tour, you will then visit the 4 most important Archeological sites above the city of Cusco.
Cusco – explore City Tour
TAMBOMACHAY: Site that is considered as the Temple of Water. You can observe a great architectural structure composed of aqueducts, channels, and several waterfalls from Inca times.
PUCA PUCARA: The place stands out because during Inca times it worked as a Military Construction site
KENKO: This is one of the most important sanctuaries of the Inca Ruler.
SAQSAYHUAMAN: Also known as a temple that worshipped the sun and lightning was later found to be a fortress. This temple will leave you in awe once you see the size of the stones that were used to build this site. It is said that it took the strength of 20,000 men to build Sacsayhuaman and the amount of time to finish its construction is unknown.
After the guided tour of Sacsayhuaman, your Tour Leader will drop you off at your hotel and give you a briefing for the next day. Your tour with Tour Leaders Peru Adventure concludes for the day.
With your Tourist ticket, you have the opportunity to explore 4 other museums on your own if you wish. The main plaza is full of tourists all around at local bars, clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Feel free to join the party because Cusco’s nightlife thrives at
Day 2: Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes
Fig.2 – Ollantaytambo Inca Temple and Giant Face of Tunupa In front of The City
The Sacred Valley lies at 2800 meters above sea level (9,190 meters)
Aguas Calientes lies at 2040 meters above sea level. (6,690 feet)
Travel time between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes: 1 hour 40 min by train.
Our journey takes us to the enchanting Sacred Valley of the Incas, a place of captivating beauty and fertile lands ingeniously utilized by the ancient Peruvian civilization. Our first destination is Pisac, an archaeological gem inspired by the graceful Puna partridge. We’ll begin by exploring the bustling local market renowned for its vibrant array of products.
In the afternoon, we’ll continue our expedition to Ollantaytambo, a remarkable testament to the Incas’ urban planning prowess, with its narrow streets and picturesque canals seamlessly blending into the natural surroundings. Prepare to be awe-struck by the magnificent fortress of Ollantaytambo, adorned with breathtaking Incan terraces that offer unparalleled views of the Sacred Valley. As the day draws to a close, we’ll embark on a train journey to our next destination – the charming town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu town. Rest assured, this is just the beginning of our extraordinary adventure.
Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour - Return to Cusco
We will get on the tourist bus to the sanctuary of Machupicchu, which takes 25 minutes approximately, Machu Picchu was built before the 15th century On the rocky mountain that retains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountains on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central to 2490MSNM, the altitude of its main square.
Machu Picchu has been considered at the same time a masterpiece of architecture and engineering.
Machu Picchu is located at 2400 meters above sea level (7,900 feet)
This will be a memorable day during your visit in Peru, given that you will see one of the Wonders of the World that all travelers dream of visiting, we mean the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Early in the morning, our professional guide will pick you up from your hotel to board the bus to the Machu Picchu citadel all together (20 min trip). Once in Machu Picchu, you will visit the farming and urban zones, as well as its main temples. The tour will take about an hour and a half, after which you will have time to explore the ancient city on your own as well as take additional photographs. In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco on a comfortable train. Night in Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast at your hotel – Huaynapicchu and Machu Picchu MT
To make the most of your day, don’t forget to secure your spot for the Huaynapicchu mountain climb when making your reservation. Availability is divided into two shifts: the first from 7:00 to 8:00 am for Group 01 (200 people), and the second starting at 10:00-11:00 am for Group 02 (200 people). Remember, you can’t reserve tickets for Waynapicchu or Machupicchu montaña upon reaching Aguas Calientes village, so be sure to plan a couple of months to get your spot on the list. Get ready for an exciting adventure!
Day 4: Day 4: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley
Our adventure begins at 4.30 am in Cusco, embarking on a scenic drive of approximately 3 hours to reach the trailhead. During our first stop, you’ll indulge in a delightful picnic breakfast while gazing at the majestic mountains. From there, we’ll embark on a 2-hour hike to reach the breathtaking Rainbow Mountain and also explore the enchanting Red Valley. Rainbow Mountain has gained widespread popularity as one of the most iconic day hikes, attracting hundreds of visitors daily. After immersing ourselves in the beauty of these natural wonders, we’ll return to your hotel in Cusco, expected to arrive around 6 pm.
Day 5: Return Flight Home
Depending on the timing of your domestic flight, you may have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful lunch in Cusco. Please note that dinner in Lima is not included in this package. bust we have many options to suggest to you or find out on your own.
After a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your transfer to the airport for your journey back home.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the Lima Airport Hotel, it’s time to bid farewell to the enchanting land of Peru. Packed with memories of breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, and vibrant cultures, you will undoubtedly recommend this gorgeous country to your family and friends.
Whether they choose to explore Peru with our travel company or another, an unforgettable journey is guaranteed. We appreciate your visit to this magnificent country and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Buen Viaje! Safe travels!
Recomended Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu Packing List
In order to prepare your Machu Picchu packing list, you’ll need to understand some basics about the logistics of the hike, weather seasons by month, and what tour companies provide top-of-the-line equipment. Before you purchase any gear, research carefully and also find out what the tour you’ve booked (or are considering) includes.
You will need a daypack for the 5-day Machu Picchu trek; this must be small, light, and comfortable. For Machu Picchu, backpacks should not be larger than 25 liters; Osprey Day Pack Amazon or DayPacks for Hiking REI.COM however, if yours is bigger is ok; you can make it look smaller or store it on the last day.
The Tour Leaders Peru office will have a special treat for you the day before your tour begins: a handy duffle bag. This bag is super convenient because you can stow all the essential equipment you’ll need during the exciting 5-day adventure. And guess what? The amazing porters will carry these bags for you! Just remember, the weight limit is 6 kilos, which includes your cozy sleeping bags and comfy air mats.
On the epic Inca Trail adventure, don’t forget your original passport! Make sure it’s valid for at least 6 months from your visit to the country. And hey, if you’re booking as a student, remember to bring along your student card. Can’t wait to see you on this amazing journey
Bring a waterproof neck wallet travel pouch and passport holder
Make sure to bring high-quality sleeping bags rated for temperatures as low as -10°C. During winter, mountain temperatures can drop to 0°C below. Don’t worry if you don’t have one; you can rent a sleeping bag from us for just $25 for the entire trip! our recommendation is to buy down sleeping bags 0 degree
We provide foam mattresses for the Inca Trail; if you want more comfort, you can bring an inflatable mattress or rent it from the Tour Leaders Office for 20$ for the whole trip or buy your own inflatable mattress pad online
REI.COM Trekking poles are incredibly useful when conquering mountainous terrains—helping you tackle both ascents and descents with ease! Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with them; our knowledgeable tour leader will provide a thorough explanation of how to use them effectively. You have the option to bring your own trekking poles for hiking Online or rent a pair from us for just $15 for the entire trip. So, gear up and get ready for an exhilarating hiking adventure!
waterproof hiking boots are a must-have for this hike. Prioritize their use before embarking on the Inca Trail, as they provide crucial ankle and toe support.
Make sure to pack 4 – 5 pairs of hiking socks for your adventure! Opt for thick wool hiking socks to keep those blisters away and enjoy your hike to the fullest!
Sandals or sneakers:
After an exhausting day of hiking, it’s time to free your feet from the confines of your boots. Instead, slip into some comfortable, lightweight footwear as you wander around the campsite. Remember to bring along camp sandals or light Hiking shoes for both the camping and hotel in Aguas Calientes. Your tired feet will thank you!
You must always bring rain gear; even during the dry season, rain can occur anytime. We will provide you with rain plastic for your duffle bags during the Inca Trail.
1. Waterproof Jackets.
3. Rain Hiking Pants. You will need to get some waterproof bags to keep your clothes dry.
Please Make Sure to have warm clothes with you at all times in your daypack while hiking!
Don’t forget to bring
1. Down jacket
2. Hats for hiking.
3. Thermal hiking gear
As temperatures might drop below freezing at night. Stay prepared and enjoy the winter season in Peru!
Carry toilet paper in your daypack. Additionally, it’s advisable to bring wet wipes antibacterial or tissues for added convenience.
Ensure you bring water bottles, bladders (Camelbak water bladder), or any reusable containers with at least a 2-liter capacity. Kindly note that single-use plastic bottles are strictly prohibited on the Inca Trail and at Machu Picchu.
Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, dry shampoo, moisturizers, small Travel towel
Headache pills, pain killers, Pepto, Imodium, Diamox, band-aids, hand sanitizer, and a basic first aid kit travel.
Cellphones, GoPro, and travel cameras must be comfortable and not very heavy. Note that to use tripods need special permission. During The Inca Trail tour, we camp in the mountains, and at some campsites, we don’t have electricity; you need to bring extra batteries or a portable power bank.
Headlamps are essential for the Inca Trail; you will need them to go to the restrooms at night, during dinner time, and if you are late on the trail walking in the dark is always good to prevent always carry in your daypack.
Don’t forget to pack bug spray for people – something with feet works wonders! If you’re hiking the Inca Trail between July and October, we highly recommend the mosquito net for head and face. Stay protected and enjoy your adventure to the fullest!
Pack energy bars, chocolates, candies, crackers, and granola. While we do provide daily snacks, it’s always great to have some extras on hand! Let’s keep the energy high and the snacking game strong!
Bring extra money in Soles to the Inca Trail; you will need them to buy water, use toilets during the first and last day, buy souvenirs, or tip.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about Machu Picchu Packages: Before embarking on your journey to Machu Picchu and Peru, you might have some burning questions. Wondering about the best time to visit Machu Picchu? Look no further! Let’s explore and discover the answers together.
Is 5 days enough for Machu Picchu?
How many days do you need in Peru?
Our recommendation: Spend a minimum of 12 days in Peru for an incredible experience! While it’s possible to cover the highlights in just ten days, you’ll be rushing without truly savoring the sights. With 12 days, you’ll have plenty of time to visit four amazing places and fully immerse yourself in the adventure!
What is the average cost of a trip to Machu Picchu?
How many days can a US citizen stay in Peru?
How many days in Machu Picchu is enough?
How far in advance should you plan Machu Picchu?
For the low season (rainy season – November to April), it’s advisable to book the basic Llaqta de Machu Picchu ticket at least one week ahead. However, during the high season (dry season – May to October), it’s recommended to secure your ticket at least one and a half months in advance, especially for June and July. Plan ahead to make the most of your unforgettable journey to this magnificent wonder!
What is the best month to go to Peru?
What is the best age to go to Machu Picchu?
While there is no specific age requirement for visiting Machu Picchu, it’s important to consider the walking times within the citadel. Generally, we suggest bringing children who are over 6 years old to fully enjoy the experience.
It’s worth noting that every child is unique, and parents are the best judges of their physical abilities. So, get ready for an exciting adventure and create unforgettable memories at this remarkable destination!
Combine any of these Day Tours
Discover the incredible flexibility of our Machu Picchu 8-day tour package with these exciting add-ons! Enhance your experience and customize your adventure to make it truly unforgettable. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, cultural exploration, or luxury relaxation, Tour Leaders Peru has the perfect day tour for you. Choose from treks through ancient Inca trails, jungle excursions, city tours, and more – all backed by our outstanding customer service and expert local knowledge.
Rainbow Mountain Peru
This hidden gem is located 3 hours from Cusco, with an elevation of 5300m, everyone can do this trip with proper acclimatization a list one day.
Walk With Llamas & Alpacas
This Full Day Tour is 50 minutes away from Cusco City Interact with locals, and find out about llamas’ and alpacas’ behavior Connect with real Andean Alpaca Textile Weavers Here
Sacred Valley Tour
Why not take a spectacular full-day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas? You’ll get to see all the key sites, including the Inca ruins of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chincheos, and More
Cusco City Tour
Tour through the majestic wonders of the ancient capital of the Incas with the City Tour Cusco. Immerse yourself in the main tourist attractions of the charming Peruvian city steeped in history and mystique.
Are you a traveler looking for new adventures? A photographer in search of stunning landscapes? A hiker or camper who loves the outdoors? If so, you’re going to want to check out our new hiking tours of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu post. But hurry – restrictions are now in place due to Covid19 which may limit access in the near future. So don’t miss your chance to experience this unique and amazing journey!
Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 5 Days
Total distance: 26 miles/23km
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require
Short Inca Trail 2 Days
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 you do not need to worry about acclimatization.
Inca Trail Salkantay Trek 7D
Total distance: 46.7 miles/75km
Good for Hikers
Inca Trail: Permit Require
This is all-inclusive Tour
Lares Valley – Inca Trail 4D
Total distance: 29,3miles/47km
Good for Hikers
Difficulty: Quite Challenging
Inca Trail: Permit Require
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