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Classic Inka Road to Machupicchu 4 Days / 3 Nights


The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the best treks in the world due to its exquisite beauty and natural environment. This tour includes different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical forests. Read more about this tour below.

2 Days
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Following this ancient Inca Trail, we will pass through mysterious archaeological sites, environments covered by vegetation, which create the impression that they are being discovered for the first time, to finally reach the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Our adventure is conducted by expert guides who will ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable. Our services include native luggage carriers and delicious potions throughout the trip.

Day 1

Transfer from the hotel

Transfer from the hotel to km 82, where we will meet the porters and equipment.

We begin our walk escorted by the porters, crossing a semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba River, with magnificent views of the snowy mountains, until we reach Llactapata. Here we will leave the Urubamba Valley and follow the Kusichaca River to our first camp in Huayllabamba (approximately 3000 meters above sea level).
Camp in Huayllabamba

First camp in Huayllabamba (approximately 3000 meters above sea level).

Day 2


Healthy breakfast

We begin our ascent to the passage of Warmiwayñusca or The Dead Woman (approximately 4200m.snm). After a short period, we will reach the top of the pass. From this point it is possible to appreciate the road that leads to the ruins of Runkurakay.
Pacaymayo Camp

At the end of the gorge, we will stop at a place called Pacaymayo (3600 masl), our second camp. (Breakfast lunch dinner)

Day 3


We leave Pacaymayo and a zigzagging but short climb will take us to the circular ruins of Runkurakay. There are no signs of life in this place, only wide forests and steep hills. After a good rest, we will begin the descent by an Inca Trail that is very well preserved in this section. We will reach the stairs that lead to the ruins of Sayacmarca (approximately 3620 masl). From Sayacmarca, the stone path goes into the jungle, continuing our walk to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. The road crosses the Dry Lake and for a brief moment we will go up and down, then cross El Túnel, a natural cavity produced by a displacement of land, but adapted by the Incas. The Inca Trail and its well-defined edges continue through the mossy hills. After crossing a small step, we will see some steep stairs and below them the Ceremonial Center of the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (approximately 3,650 meters above sea level). Going down the road we can appreciate the Urubamba valley and the river of the same name.

The road goes down to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (approximately 2650 meters above sea level), the most important after Machu Picchu and this is going to be our last camp. NOTE: If passengers must return to Cusco on the 4th day, the camp will be in Winay Wayna. If you must leave the next day the last camp is in Phuyupatamarca.

Day 4


We leave our camp early in the morning and head towards Inti Punku or Puerta del Sol (approximately 2740 masl), the last step. From this point Machu Picchu (approximately 2450 masl) seems unreal and wonderful. We have the rest of the day to visit and explore the citadel.
Back to Cusco

The train back to Cusco leaves from Aguas Calientes station. Arrival to Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included. 5 hours of walking.


  • Pick up from the hotel and transport to km. 82 by private bus (starting point of the Inca Trail)
  • Entrances to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Camping equipment (tents, kitchen, dining room, chairs, tables, mattresses)
  • Professional guide (2 guides per group of 10 people)
  • Food and cooking equipment
  • Porters (to load tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Accommodation for guides
  • Cook and porters
  • Meals (more snack and tea service every day)
  • First aid kit
  • Train ticket (return) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo -Cusco


  • Breakfast the first day
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Visit to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes (admission is US $ 4, towel and bath linen can be rented in Aguas Calientes)
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu ($ 56) to mention at the time of booking
  • Tips for the guide, or cook, support person (optional)
  • Bus down Machupicchu –Aguas Calientes USD 12.00 (Not necessary, optional)


All year round – Daily departures.


Group Shared Service
You will share the entire journey with other people before and after Machu Picchu – Popular – economical.

Adult Price 0 USD / PP
Student Price 0 USD / PP
Andean Community Adult 0 USD / PP
Andean Community Student 0 USD / PP

Private Exclusive Service
The entire guided tour in Machu Picchu will be exclusive only for your group. This service can be 100% personalised to your desires for a more intimate tour.

Adult Price 0 USD / PP
Student Price 0 USD / PP
Andean Community Adult 0 USD / PP
Andean Community Student 0 USD / PP


You must send us a copy/picture of both side of your student card. Students card must be an original ID given from the university in PVC material and it must have the next requirements: university information, personal student information, student picture, and expiration date valid only for one year, the year must coincide with the date you’ll be visiting Machu Picchu, the discount is until 25 years old. If you are older than 25 even you hold a valid student card, according to the Peruvian government rule you don’t apply to it any more.

Packing List

Visit FAQs for more information
  • A light backpack for the newspaper, clothes for all the different periods of the walk. Prepare for all weather changes.
  • Waterproof jacket an extra rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for $ 1 US.
  • Good shoes for the walk we recommend you to wear waterproof shoes.
  • Sandals to have a shower in the hot springs and rest your feet after each day.
  • Warm clothes including jackets, gloves, scarves, chullo, we recommend that you bring thermal clothes, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (we rent at the office)
  • Flashlight, binoculars and walking sticks.
  • Camera, rolls and batteries (batteries are consumed very quickly in cold weather conditions)
  • Hat to protect it from heat, sunscreen and a skin rehydrating cream.
  • Insect repellent There is no malaria risk report
  • Paper for the SS. H H.
  • Snacks: like chocolates, cookies, dried fruits, raisins etc. also water purifying tablets.
  • Your own emergency kit if you have a special medication.
  • Clothes for swimming in streams and hot springs, bikini, towel etc.…
  • Enough cash for lunch in hot waters, tips and to buy some gifts for the family.
  • Original passport International student card (ISIC). If you have it.
  • Optional Extra Things that we can rent to you
  • Comfortable sleeping fiber bags from 5 g below zero ($ 4 US per day)
  • Comfortable 10 g pen sleeping bags below zero ($ 6 US per day)
  • Aluminum canes with spring ($ 2 per day)
  • Inflatable mats ($ 5 US per day).
  • If you think you have many things you can hire an extra poter. The cost is $ 130 for the three days.
  • If you want to sleep in a single tent you need to add ($ 15 US for the entire tour).

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