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4-Day Inca Trail From Cusco To Machu Picchu
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Trekking, Archeology, History

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese


Embark on the Inca Trail to stunning mountain scenery, cloud forest and sub-tropical vegetation with numerous species of flowers, with over 250 species of orchids, a great variety of birds, hummingbirds and the majestic Andean condor. Explore the Inca town of Llactapata, the beautiful Paqhaymayo Valley, and more in this 4-day trek!

  • Explore the Inca town of Llactapata
  • Trek through the beautiful Paqhaymayo Valley
  • Marvel at the extraordinary Incan temple remains
  • Day 1: Cusco to PisqhaK’ucho to Llullucha Pampa expand_more
    • Early bus drive to Pisqhaqk'uchu (82 km of the railroad from Cusco to Machu Picchu), the starting point of the trek.

    • Visit the Inca town of Llactapata and other small traditional communities along the way.

    • Hike about 15 km, which should take 8 hours including stops.

  • Day 2: Llullucha Pampa to Chakiccocha expand_more
    • Today, continue walking up towards the point of the “Dead Woman pass” (4200 meters), the highest point of the trek.

    • Then, the trail descends into the beautiful Paqhaymayo Valley.

    • Here, lunch will be served and after a rest, ascend to the second pass (4000 m) walking on the original Inca paved steps.

    • At the top, there is a splendid view of the Vilcanota mountain range and, finally, descend to Chaq'iqhocha camp (3600 m).

    • The hike will last for about 8 hours (15km as well). 

  • Day 3: Chakiccocha to Wiñayhuayna expand_more
    • Leave the campsite through the lovely cloud forest watching the flowers and the great variety of birds and hummingbirds. It is a splendid view of the snow-capped mountains which belong to the Pumasillu mountain range.
    • Today, the hike will last for about 5 hours, covering 10 km till Wiñayhuayna.
  • Day 4: Wiñayhuayna to Machu Picchu to Cusco expand_more
    • Leave the campsite very early, and finish with a moderate 2 hour-walk, escorted by your Peruvian guide. The whole day can be dedicated to exploring these extraordinary Incan temple remains.
    • Surely one of the greatest things to do on this trek is to arrive at Machu Picchu as early as possible before all the other tourists come in by train (for the day tour).
    • Later in the afternoon, the train will take you back to Cusco, arriving there in the evening and then transfer to your hotel.
What's Included
  • All scheduled transportation

  • All transfers

  • Camping equipment

  • Meals: 3B, 3L, 3D

  • All entrance fees

  • Professional English-speaking licensed guide; 2 guides for over 8 people

  • Porter for camping equipment

  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle

What's Excluded
  • Sleeping bag which you can hire in our office for US$10

  • Extra porter for carrying personal items

  • Breakfast on the first morning

  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day

Know before you go
  • This tour is also offered in the languages Portuguese & Spanish.
Meeting Point

Cusco, Peru

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From


USD 550.00 / person

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