The Inca Trail got used as a communication system for the Incas to run from one place to another in the humongous Inca Empire which stretched from south Colombia to north of Argentina. There are different Inca trails to hike, but this one is the most famous Inca trail and it will take you from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, through beautiful landscapes and different archaeological Inca sites

The inca trail tour to Machu Picchu is one of the world's most popular tours, this road is full of beautiful landscapes, trails surrounded by mountains, cloud forests, etc. They are somewhat natural appeal of this road which was created by the Incas centuries ago, this path made of stones used it to reach the lost city of MachuPicchu. Definitely a route that today remains a busy thoroughfare for tourists to reach one of the Wonders of the world modern "Machu Picchu".

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Trekking Km 104 “Chachabamba to Inti Punku ,the SUnGate”

Day 1: Trekking Km 104 “Chachabamba to Inti Punku ,the SUnGate”
Day 1: Trekking Km 104 “Chachabamba to Inti Punku ,the SUnGate”

  • Walking Distance – 16 Km  / 25.7495 miles
  • Starting Elevation – 2100 meters ASL / 6889.764 feet ASL
  • Highest Elevation – 2700 meters ASL / 8858.268 feet ASL
  • Campsite Elevation – 
  • Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate
  • Meals: Box Lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Today Our trek takes us along the most impressive stretch of the Inca Trail. We'll visit the most  beautiful Incas sites , we will be able to see a variety of flora and fauna and  take Us  in the fantastic panoramas of the Andes mountains. Covering 16km of the trail ,our journey begins in the Sacred Valley  it's way up along the  original Inca Trail to another  amaizing  Incas site named Winay Wayna(forever young), after that  continuing in our way to  Machu Picchu via  Sun Gate (Inti Punku).

 As we make our way to Machu Picchu we will pass through the lush and verdant cloud forest that covers the mountain and get to see a diversity of plants, flowers and birds along the way. We may also see some major mammals such as Viscachas (rabbit-like Chinchillas) and the  Spectacular Bears (if we are very lucky).

After a full day trekking we'll arrive to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)  later on in the  afternoon and finally have  our first  impressive views of the Archaeological place of  Machu Picchu spread out on the mountain below.

The clarity  of the day at this time  is one of the best  for photos and is not to crowded with tourists  at all which make the  perfect time to take some pictures of the amaizing place . After we have passed through the Sun Gate we will  carry on along the trail a little way before taking a side trail that lead  us to the town  named Aguas Calientes in the below valley where we'll check in to our hotel.


Map - Day 1: Trekking Km 104 “Chachabamba to Inti Punku ,the SUnGate”
Map - Day 1: Trekking Km 104 “Chachabamba to Inti Punku ,the SUnGate”

Day 2: Machupicchu Sunrise and Cusco

Day 2: Machupicchu Sunrise and Cusco
Day 2: Machupicchu Sunrise and Cusco

  • Walking Distance – 
  • Starting Elevation – 2000 meters ASL / 656.168 feet ASL
  • Highest Elevation – 2400 meters ASL / 7874.016 feet ASL
  • Campsite Elevation – 
  • DifficultyEasy
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel 

Waking up early at (04:00am) we will take one of the first buses back  to Machu Picchu to access in the site as soon as  it opens (06:00am) We are going to have  2 hours guided , during your guided tour  you will  learn about the Incas civilisation ,as well visit  the entire place and the  most important areas of the citadel.

After your tour finish you will  have some  free time to explore the place  by yourself and if you have your entrance ticket to climb the  Huayna Picchu mountain  (2 hours round trip) or Machu Picchumountain (3 hours round trip).

You will also have time to indulge  your self in the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)

  • Climb up to  Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains and have the most stunning views of Machu Picchu from the top of the it .
  • Another optional activities in Aguas Calientes,could be  visiting  the  new local museum or  indulge  your self  with the relaxing bath in the hot springs.

 


Map - Day 2: Machupicchu Sunrise and Cusco
Map - Day 2: Machupicchu Sunrise and Cusco

End of our Services

INCLUDES

personalized assistance

A private,  hand-crafted and fully personalized assistance and  itinerary  from start to finish.For an authentic experience, our assistance is personalized, 24 hours a day

Sustainable tourism encompasses responsible practices for recreation:

Conservation of biological and cultural diversity,Sustainable use of ecological resources (should have a minimal impact),Support for local economies through increased local revenue, jobs for local populations, and use of local supplies and services thus helping communities to rise their standards of life.Community empowerment by sharing participation in management local ecotourism activities.Increased environmental and cultural awareness which further encourages the local population to preserve its environment.Minimal environmental tourist industry impact on local resources.

Transfer from the airport to your hotel (Cusco only)

Please send us your flight information.

Briefing of your Tour

At our office or your Hotel; It will be done the same day of your arrival or day according your request

Pick up at your hotel

To begin your Experience from Cusco to Train station (Ollantaytambo)

Private transport

All ourTransports has Tourism Authorization , and we offer only private transfers

Train Experience

The train cars are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, making them the perfect way to start your trip in the unbelievable Andean scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.

Processing of tourism attraction authorizations

As soon as we receive your details and a deposit, we will purchase your permits (pending availability, check our Inca Trail Availability link). These permits are for a specific date and in your name. They can’t be changed, once confirmed. Only your passport number is allowed to be updated. The permit includes an entrance to Machu Picchu.

All entrance fees

Admission Tickets to the Classic Inca trail & Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex

Classic Inca Trail visit

Only 250 spaces per day according regulations of Ministry of Culture of Peru

Sun Gate visit

The Sun Gate also called Intipunku in Quechua was once a guardhouse that marked one of the most important entrances to Machu Picchu.

Machupicchu sunset "1st impresion"

Some photographers also say that the light before sunset, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., is the best for photographing Machu Picchu.

Machupicchu sunrise "1st on the Santuary"

“Sunrise over Machu Picchu” is such an evocative phrase that it's no surprise that so many travelers are seduced by its promise.

Private porter to carry personal stuff:

We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional fee for this. .It means you will need only a day backpack to carry what you will need during day!

All meals cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients by our Choosed Top restaurant

Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian diets or other dietary needs upon  prior request)

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

You will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the trek, along with a happy hour of tea and snacks. You will also be provided a snack each morning, for you to enjoy along the hike. Your last meal with your chef will be after breakfast on day four. Lunch the last day is not included.

Drinkable Water

Beginning from your first lunch until your last breakfast, We will supply all the water needed. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distributing. You must supply your own water bottles or camel back. We recommend carrying about 3L worth. We will refill our waters at each meal.

Santuary Lodge Restaurant

Last Buffet lunch at Sanctuary Lodge "Exclusive and unique restaurant in Machupicchu" Last day of the trek

Professional English speaking guides experienced in the mountains & knowledgeable of Inca History

Professional Guides
All of our guides studied English and tourism at Cusco National University. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are fun yet professional and will ensure you are safe and happy.

Machupicchu Tour Guide

2 Hour Guided tour in Machu Picchu

First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank

Our  Inca Trail guides has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training sessions every February, which every single tour guide must attend. Your tour guide will always have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. We will get you off the trail as quickly and comfortably as possible, if needed, and ensure you get directly to a clinic for treatment.

Satellite Phones


Our top priority will always be the safety of our clients and our team. While we are prepared and all our guides are trained for most of the issues clients have on the mountain, being a phone call away from any doctor, hospital or friend helps everyone feel assured that they are safe. Radios, which all our guides have, are limited in how far they can reach, so our Operation department has added Satellite Phones to every trek. Every guide will have a fully charged phone that can be used anywhere on the mountain to connect us with our Office.

Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes (01 way). 1st Day

After a day Trek and an amazing Sunset Machupicchu experience; we just want to relax and enjoy our friends; So We don´t trek more.

Bus ticket from Machu Picchu(02 ways) 2nd day

Let´s emjoy Machupicchu Sunrise

personalized assistance

A private,  hand-crafted and fully personalized assistance and  itinerary  from start to finish.For an authentic experience, our assistance is personalized, 24 hours a day

Sustainable tourism encompasses responsible practices for recreation:

Conservation of biological and cultural diversity,Sustainable use of ecological resources (should have a minimal impact),Support for local economies through increased local revenue, jobs for local populations, and use of local supplies and services thus helping communities to rise their standards of life.Community empowerment by sharing participation in management local ecotourism activities.Increased environmental and cultural awareness which further encourages the local population to preserve its environment.Minimal environmental tourist industry impact on local resources.

Transfer from the airport to your hotel (Cusco only)

Please send us your flight information.

Briefing of your Tour

At our office or your Hotel; It will be done the same day of your arrival or day according your request

Pick up at your hotel

To begin your Experience from Cusco to Train station (Ollantaytambo)

Private transport

All ourTransports has Tourism Authorization , and we offer only private transfers

Train Experience

The train cars are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, making them the perfect way to start your trip in the unbelievable Andean scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.

Processing of tourism attraction authorizations

As soon as we receive your details and a deposit, we will purchase your permits (pending availability, check our Inca Trail Availability link). These permits are for a specific date and in your name. They can’t be changed, once confirmed. Only your passport number is allowed to be updated. The permit includes an entrance to Machu Picchu.

All entrance fees

Admission Tickets to the Classic Inca trail & Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex

Classic Inca Trail visit

Only 250 spaces per day according regulations of Ministry of Culture of Peru

Sun Gate visit

The Sun Gate also called Intipunku in Quechua was once a guardhouse that marked one of the most important entrances to Machu Picchu.

Machupicchu sunset "1st impresion"

Some photographers also say that the light before sunset, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., is the best for photographing Machu Picchu.

Machupicchu sunrise "1st on the Santuary"

“Sunrise over Machu Picchu” is such an evocative phrase that it's no surprise that so many travelers are seduced by its promise.

Private porter to carry personal stuff:

We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional fee for this. .It means you will need only a day backpack to carry what you will need during day!

All meals cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients by our Choosed Top restaurant

Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian diets or other dietary needs upon  prior request)

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

You will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the trek, along with a happy hour of tea and snacks. You will also be provided a snack each morning, for you to enjoy along the hike. Your last meal with your chef will be after breakfast on day four. Lunch the last day is not included.

Drinkable Water

Beginning from your first lunch until your last breakfast, We will supply all the water needed. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distributing. You must supply your own water bottles or camel back. We recommend carrying about 3L worth. We will refill our waters at each meal.

Santuary Lodge Restaurant

Last Buffet lunch at Sanctuary Lodge "Exclusive and unique restaurant in Machupicchu" Last day of the trek

Professional English speaking guides experienced in the mountains & knowledgeable of Inca History

Professional Guides
All of our guides studied English and tourism at Cusco National University. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are fun yet professional and will ensure you are safe and happy.

Machupicchu Tour Guide

2 Hour Guided tour in Machu Picchu

First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank

Our  Inca Trail guides has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training sessions every February, which every single tour guide must attend. Your tour guide will always have a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. We will get you off the trail as quickly and comfortably as possible, if needed, and ensure you get directly to a clinic for treatment.

Satellite Phones


Our top priority will always be the safety of our clients and our team. While we are prepared and all our guides are trained for most of the issues clients have on the mountain, being a phone call away from any doctor, hospital or friend helps everyone feel assured that they are safe. Radios, which all our guides have, are limited in how far they can reach, so our Operation department has added Satellite Phones to every trek. Every guide will have a fully charged phone that can be used anywhere on the mountain to connect us with our Office.

Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes (01 way). 1st Day

After a day Trek and an amazing Sunset Machupicchu experience; we just want to relax and enjoy our friends; So We don´t trek more.

Bus ticket from Machu Picchu(02 ways) 2nd day

Let´s emjoy Machupicchu Sunrise

Extras

We believe it's the attention to small details that separates us from other tour companies. Every trekker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, a day pack cover to protect their things while hiking and a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best vacation.

Give back to Andean communities ."You give an automatic donation of usd 10 for the Inka Foundation"

Seize the opportunity to travel  and give back to communities or environments in need. With Us, you’ll become part of our ongoing efforts to support long-term solutions to specific challenges. At the same time, you can explore and experience the culture in your free time.   We're looking for volunteers (Spanish speakers) who can help teachers in a child school for children mentally disabled and other disabilities "Only from Monday to Friday" from 9am until 12:30pm "only by days. www.inka-foundation.org , if you want more information please send us an e-mail.

Peruvian taxes

The money you pay in taxes goes to many places. In addition to paying the salaries of government workers, your tax dollars also help to support common resources, such as police and firefighters.Tax money helps to ensure the roads you travel on are safe and well-maintained. Taxes fund public libraries and parks. Peruvian VAT tax stands at 18%.

 

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Inka Massage Session in Machupicchu Village.

 

Huayna Picchu Mountain

The mountain Huayna Picchu is the one that appears behind Machu Picchu in its classic postal photo; Their Inca trails built on one side of the mountain can be terrifying for people afraid of heights

Hotel in Machupicchu

Hotel in Cusco or Machupicchu is not Included; You can book it  online or we can give you some recomendations. There are many options, and the prices will vary according your Expectations.

 

 

YOU NEED

Packing List

  •  Original passport (and International Student card (ISIC) if applicable).
  •  Walking boots.
  •  Waterproof jacket/rain poncho.
  •  Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
  •  T-shirts.
  •  Comfortable trousers.
  •  Sun hat.
  •  Sunglasses.
  •  Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended).
  •  Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
  •  Insect repellent.
  •  Toiletries.
  •  Personal medication.
  •  Camera and films.
  •  Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are the best).
  •  Optional Items to Take | Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu 2 Days.
  •  Shorts.
  •  Walking stick (with rubber tip).
  •  Plasters and bandages.
  •  Sandals.
  •  Extra money.
  •  Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes) where the entrance fee at the door is US$4.