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

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Trekking, Camping

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, Spanish


Embark on this famous trek in Machu Picchu, which was recently named among the 25 Best Treks in the world. Connecting the city of Cusco to Machu Picchu, this is an ancient and remote Inca trail located in the same region as the Incan region, where huge snowy peaks collide with lush tropical forests. Take a look at the huge variety of flora and fauna on your trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu in just 5 days! 

  • Admire the Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, a mystical place
  • Appreciate the magic of the majestic sunrise in Machu Picchu
  • See the panoramic views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba
  • Day 1: Cusco to Mollepata to Sayllapata to Soraypampa expand_more
    • Pick-up from the hotel early in the morning.

    • Take a two-hour walk to the town of Mollepata to have breakfast. 

    • Afterwards, continue for an additional hour to Sayllapata, where the trek begins.

    • Arrive at Soray Pampa for lunch and stay here for the night in tents. 

    • In the afternoon, relax and acclimatize or take a short hike to a glacier lake at the foot of Nevado Tucarhuay. 

    • At night, rest, dine and enjoy views of the Apu Salkantay.

    Meals: Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation: Tents
    Maximum Altitude: 3900 mts
    Minimum Altitude: 2900 mts
    Trekking Distance 19 km away
    Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours

  • Day 2: Soraypampa to Abra Salkantay to Challhuay expand_more
    • After breakfast, walk to the Abra Salkantay Pass situated at an altitude of 4,650 m (15,252 ft.).

    • From here, see the panoramic views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. 

    • Down the other side of the pass to Huayracmachay, have lunch. 

    • In the afternoon, descend to the Amazon high jungle and observe the change of environment.

    • In the evening, arrive at Challhuay and spend the night in tents.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation: Tents
    Maximum Altitude: 4650 mts
    Minimum Altitude: 2900 mts
    Trekking Distance: 21 km approximately
    Hiking time: 9 to 10 hours

  • Day 3: Challway to La Playa to Santa Teresa expand_more
    • In the morning, walk 5 hours from the town of Playa.

    • On the way, observe the variety of flora and fauna; the climate becomes more tropical.

    • In Playa after lunch, take local transport to Santa Teresa. Stay in a comfortable hostel here.

    • In the afternoon, visit the thermal baths of Ccocalmayo.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Option of Hostel or Tents
    Maximum Altitude: 2900 mts
    Minimum Altitude: 1,900 mts
    Trekking Distance: 13 m approximately
    Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours

  • Day 4: Santa Teresa to Hydroelectrica to Aguas Calientes Town (Machu Picchu) expand_more
    • After breakfast, take local transport to Hydroelectrica.

    • From here, walk for about two hours along the train tracks and reach Aguas Calientes, “Town of Machu Picchu.” 

    • Check-in at the lodge and relax before spending the day in the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. 

    • In due time, meet for dinner and have a briefing on the next day itinerary at Machu Picchu.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation: Overnight in Aguas Calientes at the hotel.
    Maximum Altitude 2400 m
    Minimum Altitude: 1,900 mts
    Trekking Distance: 10 Km approximately
    Hiking time: 4 to 6 hours

  • Day 5: Visit Machu Picchu & Return to Cusco expand_more
    • Wake up early, and after breakfast, take a bus to Machu Picchu. 

    • Begin a complete guided tour of the Incan Archaeological Complex of Machu Picchu. 

    • Then, have free time to explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Climb Huayna Picchu, which offers spectacular views of Machu Picchu, the valley, and the surrounding mountains.

    • Visit the Temple of the Moon or observe the fabulous Puente Inca.

    • Take bus tickets and descend to the town of Aguas Calientes.

      • Optional: Visit the town and relax in its hot springs. In the afternoon or evening, go by train to Ollantaytambo and then by public transport to the city of Cusco.

What's Included
  • Information/briefing before travel

  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to Cusco to Mollepata to Cruzpata. (Starting point for the trek to Salkantay trek)

  • 03 nights tents, 01 nights hotel

  • 04 Breakfast, 04 Lunch, 04 dinner

  • English-speaking professional tour guide (02 guides for groups over 15 people)

  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes

  • Horsemen and horses to carry personal gear upto 7 kgs

  • An emergency horse for every 8th person

  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu

  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (Hotel)

  • Hot drink at night and lunch drinks

What's Excluded
  • Breakfast on the first day

  • Dinner on day five

  • Power snacks will be useful as chocolate bars, dried fruit

  • Lunch on the last day after the guided tour of the Inca city of Machu Picchu

  • Canes for the trek to Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu

  • The bus down to the Inca city of Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes “Machu Picchu village” US $ 10.00

  • Sleeping bag (can rent from us)

  • Hydro-electric train to Aguas Calientes “town of Machu Picchu” on the third day

What to bring
  • Comfortable clothing for hiking

  • Hiking boots/shoes (waterproof)

  • Wool socks (keep warm when wet)

  • Backpack (30 to 40 liters)

  • Poncho Rain gear

  • Extra plastic bags, especially during the rainy season and plastic garbage bags to line your backpack

  • Thermal underwear (sleeping)

  • Sleeping bag, if you want to stay in tents

  • Sandals or light shoes for campsites

  • Hiking sticks

  • Original passport

  • Swimwear

  • Personal medical kit

  • Bottle of water

  • Spending money (personals)

  • Insect repellent

  • Snacks

  • Hat (sun, rain and cold)

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

Meeting Point

Cusco, Peru

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From


USD 250.00 / person

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