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Embark on an Inca Trail Journey to Machu Picchu: 4 Day Adventure Tour

Inca Trail Journey to Machu Picchu

Before: $ 615From: $ 595Per personGroup
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
2023-12-21
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Venture59270610376
2023-12-11
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
2023-12-11
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
2023-12-07
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
2023-11-28
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
2023-11-28
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
BRENDA T
2023-11-27
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Nathalia
2023-11-27
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!

DESCRIPTION

With the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D Tour“, you can enjoy an excellent hike to know the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail is considered the best hike in South America, it is a route of 43 kilometers by ancient Inca trails to Machu Picchu and along the route many archaeological sites that left us to see its grandeur. The duration of the tour is 4 days and 3 nights come and join us in this exciting adventure.

THE ROYAL INKA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU, was a royal route to Machu Picchu used by the Inka or emperor in the fifteenth century. It existed and was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham when he realized his cleaning work between 1913 and 1915. There are different sites between the Inka city of Ollantaytambo and the Inka city of Machupicchu, where you can observe the variety of architectural resources that give rationality, importance and mysticism to this path.

At the end of the hike we will be able to observe petroglyphs made by the Wari culture more than a thousand years ago. Before returning to the city we will observe the Apachetas, stone formations placed one on top of the other that are a symbol of gratitude to nature.

TRAVEL ROUTE

  • DAY 01: CUSCO KM 82 – PISCACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA
  • DAY 02: WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU – RUNKURAQAY
  • DAY 03: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYHUAYNA
  • DAY 04: WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01: CUSCO KM 82 – PISCACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA

  • 05.30 hrs Today begins the adventure of your life, very early we will pick you up at your respective hotel in our private transportation and we will move through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • 06.30 hrs On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo to recharge our energy (breakfast is not included), then we will start the tour of our trail.
  • 09.30 hrs We will arrive at Piscacucho or kilometer 82, which is the first check point of the Inca Trail, we will show the entrance tickets, passports and if you are a student; your valid student card.
  • At the beginning of the trail (2,720 masl) we will cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along flat Inca terrain with hiking on steep, open trails.
  • There are excellent views of the Huillca Raccay Inca Fortress, the vast and incredible Inca site of Llactapata (officially called Patallacta) and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5,860 masl) known as Veronica.
  • Our first camp is in Wayllabamba (3,000 masl) a temperate green valley with the same name. Night temperatures are around 5ºC depending on the month.
  • During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, the lush green valley surrounding us and a myriad of flora and fauna.

Camping: WAYLLABAMBA.

BREAKFAST – PASSENGER/ SNACK, LUNCH AND DINNER – AGENCY.

DAY 02: WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU – RUNKURAQAY

  • 05.30 hrs After waking up very early and enjoying a hot breakfast, we will begin a steep ascent to the highest pass, Warmihuañusca pass or Paso de la mujer muerta at 4,200 masl. This day, you will feel a real sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit, after a well-deserved rest, we will begin the descent to Pacaymayu where we will stop for lunch (3,550 masl).
  • On our way to the pass, we will be able to see a variety of hummingbirds and a combination of other bird species. We will have plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and ‘Polylepis’ or Q’ueuña trees that grow in the amazing cloud forest located at 3,650 masl.
  • After lunch, we begin the second steep 2-hour climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4,000 masl). We will arrive at our campsite at 17.00 hrs. Temperatures in this camp are 4ºC during the night.

Camp: RUNKURAQAY

BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER- AGENCY

DAY 03: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYHUAYNA

  • 06.00 hrs This is the most impressive day, keep this in mind when ascending on day three. We will rise for breakfast and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca (meaning City in the Clouds).
  • Here we reach the third highest point of the Inca Trail (3,680 masl). The views of the mountains, canyons and surroundings are spectacular, the Inca site of Phuyupatamarca is a few minutes walk from the third pass.
  • After visiting this site, we continue down 3,000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive Inca agricultural site of Intipata. After taking some time to visit the site, we will continue until we reach our third camp Wiñay Wayna (2,680 masl).
  • Today, we will only walk for about 4 to 5 hours. We will arrive at the camp at lunch time. Temperatures during the night are approximately 12º C.
  • A few steps from our camp is the famous Inca site of Wiñay Wayna or Forever Young. Even if you feel tired after the hike, it is a moment not to be missed, as it is the most impressive site on the Inca Trail.

Camping: WIÑAYHUAYNA.

BREAKFAST – PASSENGER / LUNCH AND DINNER – AGENCY.

DAY 04: WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

  • 04.00 hrs It is time to get up, have breakfast and start the 4th day on the Inca Trail to arrive on time to Machu Picchu. This is the final part of our trip.
  • 06.00 hrs We will arrive at Inti Punku or the Sun Gate. At that point, the majestic Citadel of Machu Picchu is in front of us with its intense beauty, an incredible sight for everyone. The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their exhausting journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu.
  • At this point, we walk downhill to the citadel of Machu Picchu.(2,400 m.a.s.l.). After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the House of the Guardians. From there we proceed to the checkpoint where we register and leave our belongings.
  • The guide will lead us through the amazing ruins and its main streets. We will stroll through the city squares and climb the intricately carved staircases made of stone.
  • Machu Picchu is considered the spiritual center of the world for esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.
  • We will also have time to enjoy climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there some of the following activities on your own if you wish, also in Aguas Calientes visit the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs (not included in the price).
  • At the end of the tour, we will descend to Aguas Calientes and then board the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo train station. At the station we will meet our transportation and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

BREAKFAST – AGENCY / LUNCH AND DINNER – PASSENGER

INCLUDES

This tour includes:

  • Private transportation to Piscacucho
  • Tour guide with experience in the Royal Inca Trail
  • Experienced cultural tour guide in Machupicchu
  • Private camping sites
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca site of Machu Picchu
  • Professional trekking chef with an assistant
  • Medical kit and oxygen bottle
  • 1 duffel bag for personal luggage; to be carried by the passengers. Porters can carry their own equipment, but it will be an additional cost.
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (vegetarian, vegan or special menus available at no additional cost).
  • Boiled water: from your first lunch to your last breakfast, we recommend bringing about 3L.
  • Wake up with tea: Every morning in camp, you will wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent to warm up before you start your day.
  • Tea time every day during the trek: Every evening before dinner, the cooks will serve you popcorn, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot water, etc.
  • Hygiene products: A small towel before each meal to wash your hands and every morning there will also be a bucket with warm water for washing.
  • Train tickets: Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo (departure time is confirmed on the day of the meeting and is subject to availability).
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private tourist transportation to your hotel in Cusco.

This tour does NOT include

  • Sleeping bags -18ºC
  • Bus from Concettur to the Inca city of Machupicchu
  • Walking sticks
  • 1st breakfast and last lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, our agency staff is well paid, so feel free to tip “Recommendation 06.00 – 08.00 USD per day per traveler for all staff according to your satisfaction.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond management’s control (bad weather, itinerary modification due to security issue, illness, government policy change, political instability/strike, etc.)
  • Mineral water
  • Snacks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Recommendations

  • Original passport
  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Gloves (warm)
  • Complete rain gear or poncho
  • Trekking pants
  • Breathable long sleeve polo shirts
  • Sweater or sweater for the cold weather
  • Swimwear and sandals
  • Sun hat and bandana
  • Casual mountain clothing
  • Camera and video camera with extra battery
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration pouches recommended)
  • Snack: Chocolates, dried fruit, cereal bars
  • Cash: coins and small bills
  • A good positive mental attitude and a willingness to de-stress

PRICES

TOUR IN GROUP SERVICE

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

TOUR IN GROUP SERVICE

USEFUL INFORMATION

Did you know that the Inca Trail is not just a path but a gateway to the past? Embarking on the renowned 4-day journey, you’re walking a route that has been traveled for centuries, leading to the globally celebrated Machu Picchu. This trek is not only a physical challenge but also an opportunity to connect with the culture and history of the ancient Incas.

What Is the 4-Day Inca Trail?

The 4-day Inca Trail is South America’s most famous hiking route and, arguably, one of the most renowned in the world. It offers a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountainous landscapes, lush cloud forest, and subtropical jungle. Spanning 26 miles (43 kilometers), the trail traverses a variety of environments, providing a challenging yet rewarding experience.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour 4 days

Preparation for the Journey

Starting the legendary Inca Trail is an exhilarating decision that involves a series of essential preparations. It is crucial to secure your spot well in advance, ideally several months ahead, due to high demand and the limited number of daily permits issued to preserve this national treasure.

  • Physical Training: Being physically fit is a decisive component for a rewarding experience. It is suggested to begin a specific training regimen that includes extended walks, cardiovascular exercise, and if possible, climbing at progressive altitudes. This preparation will not only strengthen your physical endurance but will also familiarize you with the type of effort you will encounter on the trek.
  • Acclimatization to Altitude: Altitude can pose a significant challenge on the Inca Trail, with points exceeding 4,200 meters above sea level. To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, it is advisable to spend a minimum of two to three days in Cusco or another similar altitude location before starting the hike. This acclimatization time allows your body to gradually adjust to the reduced oxygen availability and reduces the chances of experiencing altitude symptoms.
  • Logistical Planning: In addition to reservation and physical preparation, logistical planning is fundamental. You must consider the time of year you travel, as weather conditions vary and can impact your experience. The dry season, between May and September, is usually the most optimal period for undertaking the Inca Trail due to lower likelihood of rain and more passable paths.
  • Appropriate Equipment: Selecting the right gear is another essential aspect of your preparation. You will need layered clothing that allows you to adapt to temperature changes throughout the day, sturdy and comfortable trekking footwear, and a sleeping bag suitable for low nighttime temperatures. Do not underestimate the importance of an ergonomic backpack and a good trekking pole that can be of great help on the varied terrains you will find.

By taking each of these aspects seriously, you will ensure that your adventure on the Inca Trail is as spectacular as you have dreamed. Thorough preparation will allow you to immerse yourself in the magic of the Andes and fully enjoy every moment on this ancestral journey.

The Journey Itself

Day 1 starts relatively easy, gently introducing you to the hike, but the path quickly escalates to more challenging terrains. On Day 2, you will face the infamous Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the path at 13,829 feet (4,215 meters). Day 3 offers a respite with a descent into lush forests, passing by ancient ruins along the way. Finally, Day 4 culminates with the breathtaking sunrise view over Machu Picchu, a truly indescribable moment.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Wiñay Wayna

The Importance of the Inca Trail

The path you will traverse has been laid out by the Incas and has been used for hundreds of years. It served as a pilgrimage route to the sacred city of Machu Picchu, with various archaeological sites along the way that served various purposes, from astronomical observatories to agricultural terraces.

  • Stunning Scenery: From high mountain passes to cloud forests, the scenery along the Inca Trail is varied and stunning. The hike allows you to see a wide range of flora and fauna, including orchids, hummingbirds, and possibly even spectacled bears.
  • Cultural Immersion:  As you walk, you will learn about the Inca civilization and their way of life. Guides often share insights into the history and significance of the ruins and landscapes you pass, offering a rich cultural experience.

What to Expect on the Trail

The Inca Trail is not your average hike; it is a challenge that includes steep ascents and descents, with thousands of steps and significant altitude changes. However, the trail is well-maintained and suitable for anyone in reasonable shape.

Accommodations and Meals

You will camp along the trail, with tents set up each night by the porters. Meals are prepared by chefs who accompany the hikers, focusing on high-energy local cuisine to keep you fueled for the journey.

Tips for a Successful Inca Trail Trek Pack Light

Pack light but be prepared for all weather conditions. Essential items include good hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a sleeping bag suitable for freezing conditions, and a good camera.

Sustainability

The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is important to trek responsibly. Follow the guidelines provided by your tour operator to minimize your environmental impact.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour - Llaqtapata

After the Trek: Exploring Machu Picchu

After completing the Inca Trail, you will have a full day to explore Machu Picchu. The sense of accomplishment is immense, and the connection to history is profound. It is not just about ticking something off the bucket list; it is an experience that will stay with you forever.

A Journey for the Soul

The 4-day Inca Trail is more than a hike; it is a spiritual journey. Many hikers report a deep sense of connection to the land and its ancestors.

The Valuable Company of Porters on the Trail

The company of porters on your journey through the Inca Trail is not just a logistical aid; it is an open window to the rich Andean culture. These tireless companions on the route, with their deep knowledge of the terrain and their own stories, enrich your experience with tales and traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Valuing the Work of Porters

At the end of your adventure, it is a noble gesture to recognize the effort of the porters with a tip. This appreciation not only rewards their hard work but also celebrates their essential role in making your trek a unique and enriching experience.

Having porters on your path to Machu Picchu provides you with the ease of traveling light and the richness of genuine cultural immersion. Furthermore, by choosing tour operators who respect and value their porters, you contribute to responsible tourism and the sustainable development of communities that guard this millennia-old heritage.

Map of the Start of the 4-Day Inca Trail

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Knowing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions for the 4-Day Inca Trail

What will I see on the 4-day Inca Trail?

During the 4-day Inca Trail, you will discover:

  • Inca Ruins: Encounter archaeological sites such as Patallacta, Runkurakay, and Phuyupatamarca, each with its own story.
  • Flora and Fauna: Marvel at the diversity of flora and fauna, including orchids and exotic birds.
  • Intipunku (Sun Gate): The entrance to Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail, where you get the first stunning views of the citadel.
  • Machu Picchu: Explore this wonder of the world, from the Temple of the Sun to the Main Plaza.

How difficult is the 4-day Inca Trail?

The 4-day Inca Trail is challenging due to its mountainous terrain and altitude. Trekkers need to be in good physical condition and prepare for steep ascents and descents, including the altitude of Dead Woman’s Pass, which is the trek’s highest point.

Do I need a guide for the 4-day Inca Trail?

Yes, a guide is mandatory for trekking the Inca Trail. This ensures not only the safety and orientation of hikers but also the preservation of this historic heritage.

What trekking equipment will I need for the 4-day Inca Trail?

For the Inca Trail, you will need:

  • Trekking backpack with the capacity to carry your personal belongings and snacks.
  • Trekking boots that are comfortable and well-fitted.
  • Appropriate clothing for a wide variety of weather conditions, including warm layers and waterproof apparel.
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures.
  • Trekking poles to assist on uneven and steep terrain.
  • Sun protection, hat, and sunglasses to protect you from the intense sun.
  • Water bottle and purifier or tablets to treat water you find on the trail.
  • Headlamp with extra batteries or charger.
  • First aid kit with essentials for emergencies.
  • Snacks and energy-rich foods to maintain your energy during the trek.

Can I carry all my gear or is there a porter service?

On the Inca Trail, porters carry the camping equipment and food. However, each trekker is responsible for carrying their backpack with personal items and snacks. The amount that porters carry is regulated to ensure their well-being.

What acclimatization tips are recommended before starting the 4-day Inca Trail?

It’s essential to acclimate for at least two days in Cusco or another similar altitude location before starting the Inca Trail. Stay hydrated, eat carb-rich foods, and avoid alcohol to help prevent altitude sickness.

What is the weather like on the 4-day Inca Trail?

The weather on the Inca Trail varies, from cold at higher altitudes to temperate in the valleys. The dry season (May to September) is the best time to trek, while the wet season (October to April) features frequent rains.

Is it possible to do the 4-day Inca Trail with children?

Taking children on the 4-day Inca Trail is feasible but requires careful consideration and meticulous preparation. Children must be in good physical condition and accustomed to long walks and sustained physical activity. It’s crucial to assess how they adapt to altitude, as the trail reaches considerable elevations where altitude sickness can be a risk.

Additionally, when traveling with children, it’s important to plan for appropriate snacks and entertainment, as well as a small first aid kit with basic medications and first aid items. With the right planning and a supportive attitude, the Inca Trail can be an educational and memorable experience for children, full of adventure and cultural learning.

How far in advance should I plan the 4-day Inca Trail?

Ideally, you should start planning your Inca Trail adventure at least six months in advance. This is particularly important if you intend to trek during the high season, which runs from May to September, as permits are limited to 500 people per day, including guides and porters. Planning this far in advance not only secures your spot but also allows you to research and select a reliable trekking agency, organize your travel itinerary, book flights, and physically prepare for the trek.

Trekking agencies often start selling spaces for the high season a year in advance. If you plan your trip with less time, you may find that many tours are already full. Moreover, early planning gives you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Inca Trail regulations, which may change, and ensure that you have all the necessary equipment for the trek.

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