Prepare for an unparalleled journey as you delve into the vibrant culture and captivating history of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Immerse yourself in the essence of Peru before embarking on the iconic Inca Trail, a thrilling expedition that will lead you directly to the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu. Brace yourself for an experience like no other, where every step reveals ancient wonders and breathtaking landscapes.

As you venture along the Inca Trail, you will traverse awe-inspiring mountain passes, traverse mystical cloud forests, and witness the ethereal beauty of starlit Sacred Valley skies. Each day will bring new discoveries as you explore hidden Inca ruins off the beaten path, uncovering secrets of the ancient civilization that once thrived in these majestic mountains.

Prepare to be captivated by the serenity and grandeur of the Andean landscapes, as you forge a deeper connection with nature and immerse yourself in the spirit of the Inca Trail. This exhilarating trek will challenge your limits, while simultaneously rewarding you with indelible memories and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Revel in the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas, experiencing firsthand the wonders that await along this legendary path. Let the allure of the Inca Trail guide you towards the awe-inspiring destination that is Machu Picchu, where the mysteries of the past harmonize with the beauty of the present.

Join us on this extraordinary adventure, where history, nature, and personal achievement converge to create an experience that will forever be etched in your heart and soul.


  • Day Welcome to Lima

    Warm Welcome to Lima!

    As you step foot into Lima, the vibrant capital of Peru, our representative will be eagerly awaiting your arrival at the airport. Our dedicated representative will be there to extend a warm greeting and guide you to your conveniently located hotel.

    • Overnight at the hotel in Lima
    • Airport Pickup
  • Day Transfer to Cusco

    Sit back and relax as we take care of your travel arrangements. We have organized a private transfer from your hotel to the airport, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey to catch your flight to Cusco. Our dedicated team will coordinate the logistics, allowing you to focus on the excitement that lies ahead.

    Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, you will be greeted by a friendly representative. Prepare to embark on a picturesque drive to the historic center of Cusco, where the allure of this ancient city awaits. Let the anticipation build as you absorb the enchanting scenery and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry that surrounds you.

    Mid-day arrival at your hotel provides you with the perfect opportunity to unwind and adjust to the altitude. As Cusco sits at a lofty elevation of 11,300 feet, it is important to take it easy on your first day to acclimatize. Take a leisurely pace and allow your body to adapt to the rarefied air.

    While you acclimate, take delight in exploring the vibrant main square of Cusco, bustling with charming cafes, intriguing stores, and a lively atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of this ancient city by visiting one of its remarkable museums, which offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. When it comes to dining, Cusco offers a myriad of options, ranging from casual eateries to exquisite fine dining establishments, ensuring a memorable culinary experience.

    Embrace the opportunity to relax, explore, and savor the unique ambiance of Cusco on your first day. Let the spirit of this captivating city captivate your senses, as you prepare for the remarkable adventures that await you in the days to come.

    • Breakfast
    • Flight transfer from Lima to Cusco
    • Overnight at the hotel in Cusco
  • Day Cusco City Tour

    Indulge in a Morning of Exploration and an Afternoon of Archaeological Marvels

    Take advantage of the morning to leisurely discover the hidden gems of Cusco. This is an ideal time to explore some of the city's lesser-known attractions that often go unnoticed. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the famous San Pedro Market, where an array of colors, scents, and flavors come together in a captivating display. Alternatively, wander through the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, known for its artistic vibe and charming streets. If history and culture beckon, Cusco's exceptional museums offer a glimpse into the city's rich heritage.

    In the afternoon, be prepared for an extraordinary journey through time as our expert guide leads you to some of the world's most remarkable archaeological sites. Begin by visiting the awe-inspiring Cusco Cathedral, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to the city's colonial history. Continue your exploration with a visit to the sacred Temple of the Sun, known as Qoricancha, where you can marvel at its intricate stonework and learn about its spiritual significance. The highlight of the day awaits at the majestic Sacsayhuaman fortress, an imposing ancient site with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

    As the late afternoon approaches, return to your Cusco hotel, basking in the enchantment of the day's discoveries. The evening is yours to relish at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Cusco's culinary scene, savoring local flavors and indulging in delicious cuisine. Let the enchanting melodies of traditional music fill the air as you soak up the splendor of Cusco at night.

    Embrace the freedom to create your own evening adventure, whether it's exploring the cobblestone streets, engaging with the friendly locals, or simply reflecting on the awe-inspiring experiences that have unfolded throughout the day. Cusco awaits you, ready to reveal its treasures and create lasting memories.

    • Breakfast
    • Overnight at the hotel in Cusco
  • Day Sacred Valley Tour

    Unveil the Enchantment of the Sacred Valley

    Embark on a captivating full-day tour of the mesmerizing Sacred Valley, where the legacy of Incan emperors comes to life. Begin in the renowned town of Pisac, known for its bustling indigenous market and breathtaking Incan ruins. Discover the vibrant colors, exquisite crafts, and local flavors as you immerse yourself in the lively market. Ascend to the hillside ruins for panoramic views that will leave you spellbound.

    Indulge in a delightful lunch (not included) at a buffet restaurant near Urubamba, named after the sacred river that flows through the region. Then, prepare to be awe-inspired as you explore the majestic fortress of Ollantaytambo. These remarkable Incan ruins were once part of the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, featuring impressive stonework and terraces that reveal the past.

    At the end of the day, settle into your comfortable hotel in the Sacred Valley, where tranquility and natural beauty surround you. If you've chosen a hotel in Ollantaytambo, continue your adventure in this traditional Incan town at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the local culture and wander through its charming streets.

    Uncover the secrets and allure of the Sacred Valley as you immerse yourself in its captivating landscapes and rich history. Let this day of exploration create memories that will last a lifetime.

    • Breakfast
    • Overnight at the hotel in Sacred Valley
  • Day Beginning of Inca Trail

    Rise and shine as your day begins with an early pick-up from your hotel, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure. A scenic 2-hour drive through the awe-inspiring Sacred Valley awaits, taking you to the enchanting town of Ollantaytambo. Here, you will gather your trekking equipment and meet your fellow explorers, gearing up for the exhilarating journey ahead. A bus will then transport you to Piscacucho (Km. 82), the starting point of the legendary Inca Trail.

    As you cross the Piscacucho Bridge, traversing the majestic Urubamba River, the trail unfurls before you. Walking along the valley, you'll gradually ascend to a steeper path that leads to a lofty plateau. Your perseverance will be richly rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of the remarkable Inca ruins of Patallacta. Nestled at the foot of a mountain on the left bank of the Cusicancha River, a tributary of the Urubamba River, Patallacta is an archeological complex known as the "Village in the Heights."

    Following a satisfying lunch, your trek will continue for approximately two hours, guiding you to the first campsite of Wayllabamba. This stage of the journey offers awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Vilcanota ridge, leaving you in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

    Prepare yourself for an extraordinary adventure as you embark on the Inca Trail, immersing yourself in the wonders of ancient ruins, breathtaking landscapes, and the sense of accomplishment that accompanies each step of the journey.

    Hike Distance: 7.5 mi (12 km)
    Minimum Altitude: 8,230 ft (2,600 m)
    Maximum Altitude: 9,840 ft (3,000 m)
    Approximate Time: 4 to 6 hrs
    Gradient: Moderate

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Camping in Wayllabamba
  • Day Inca Trail Second Day

    Prepare yourself for the most challenging day of your Inca Trail adventure, where you'll push your limits and conquer the highest sections of the trail. Take your time and embrace the journey ahead as you embark on a rigorous ascent. Brace yourself for a steep climb to the renowned Abra de Warmiwañusca, also known as the "Dead Woman's Pass," standing proudly at an elevation of over 13,700 feet (4,200 meters).

    As you cross the pass, a winding path of steps will lead you on a thrilling descent through a natural valley, rewarding you with breathtaking views along the way. Keep your senses heightened as you traverse this rugged terrain, for you might catch glimpses of the diverse wildlife that inhabits this region. From an array of avian species to the elusive Andean bear, also known as the spectacled bear, be prepared to witness the wonders of Andean cloud forest.

    At the end of this arduous day on the trail, you will find solace and nourishment at the Pacaymayo Valley campsite. Indulge in a well-deserved dinner and embrace the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate, reflecting on your remarkable achievements thus far.

    Hike Distance: 10 mi (16 km)
    Minimum Altitude: 9,840 ft (3,000 m)
    Maximum Altitude: 13,830 feet (4,215 m)
    Approximate Time: 7 to 8 hrs
    Gradient: Challenging

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Camping at Pacaymayo Valley campsite
  • Day Inca Trail Third Day

    After a satisfying breakfast, your journey continues along a trail adorned with ancient wonders. A challenging ascent awaits as you make your way to the majestic Runkurakay Pass. Along this path, a captivating sight awaits halfway: the ruins of Runkurakay, an Inca lodge offering a panoramic view of the Pacaymayo Valley, also known as the "Hidden River."

    As you continue your exploration, be captivated by the mesmerizing mountain vistas and charming lakeside villages that paint a picturesque backdrop. The trail leads you to the remarkable ruins of Conchamarca and Phuyupatamarca, aptly named "The Town in the Clouds." Delight in the ethereal atmosphere of these ancient ruins.

    As the day draws to a close, you will make your way to the enchanting ruins of Wiñay Wayna, meaning "Forever Young." This remarkable site boasts Incan agricultural terraces and is believed to have been a sacred place of worship, honoring the power of water. Nature enthusiasts will be enthralled by the sight of vibrant pink orchids adorning the area.

    Prepare for a festive evening as you bid farewell to your dedicated cook and porters who will depart early the next morning, catching a train back to Cusco. Cold beers and merriment will be shared, creating cherished memories of your final night camping at Wiñay Wayna.

    Note: The following morning, you will embark on the final leg of your journey to Machu Picchu.

    Hike Distance: 10 mi (16 km)
    Minimum Altitude: 8,700 ft (2,650 m)
    Maximum Altitude: 12,500 ft (3,900 m)
    Approximate Time: 8 to 10 hrs
    Gradient: Moderate

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Camping in Wiñay Wayna
  • Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    Begin your day with an early start, savoring a delicious breakfast to fuel your final leg of the trail. By 5 a.m., you'll embark on an exhilarating journey towards Inti Punku, the esteemed Sun Gate entrance to Machu Picchu. As you arrive, the rising sun will paint the sky with hues of gold, providing a breathtaking vista that never fails to mesmerize. Weather conditions may vary, but the awe-inspiring view remains a constant.

    From Inti Punku, descend towards the magnificent citadel, where a knowledgeable guide will lead you on an enlightening tour of Machu Picchu. Marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship of the intricate Inca stonework, harmoniously blending with the stunning Andean surroundings. Explore the three distinct zones of this ancient city: the urban area, the agricultural terraces, and the adjacent zones. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural significance of Machu Picchu as you visit notable landmarks like the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, and the Principal Bath.

    In the afternoon, indulge in a comfortable train ride back to Cusco, relishing the memories and marveling at the experiences of the day. Upon arrival, you will be smoothly transferred to your Cusco hotel, where you can unwind and reflect on the wonders of Machu Picchu.

    Hike Distance to Machu Picchu: 3.7 mi (6 km)
    Approximate Time: 4 to 8 hrs
    Gradient: Moderate

    *Optional: If you desire more time to explore Machu Picchu, our package can be tailored to include an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of the citadel. This allows for a second visit to the ruins, with the possibility of embarking on an optional hike to Huayna Picchu the next day. Please inform your Travel Advisor if you wish to enhance your itinerary with this option.

    • Breakfast
    • Overnight at the hotel in Cusco
  • Day Departure from Cusco

    Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, knowing that we have your travel arrangements in safe hands. Our dedicated representative will personally meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the airport. Whether you're heading back home or embarking on your next adventure, we'll ensure a seamless and comfortable transition. Rest assured, we'll take care of the logistics so you can focus on enjoying your journey.

    • Breakfast
    • Airport Transfer

Trip Info

  • Includes

    • 1 night in Lima airport hotel, 4 nights in Cusco in Peru Hotels based on US standards & 3 nights camping on the Inca Trail
    • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
    • Ground transportation and entrance fees
    • Breakfast at all hotels
    • All meals on Inca Trail
    • Train Machu Picchu – Cusco (Vistadome Train for 4-star and 5-star packages / Expedition Train for 3-star packages)
    • Budget tours are designed to offer the best value and comfort possible, and have some variations compared to our 3, 4, and 5-star packages.
  • Excludes

    • Airfare
    • Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
    • Airport taxes
    • Tips
    • Personal expenses
    • Anything not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Transportation

    • Private transport from your Cusco hotel to the start of the trek
    • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
    • Train Machu Picchu – Cusco (Vistadome Train for 5-star and 4-star packages / Expedition Train for 3-star packages)
    • Transfer from Cusco train station back to your Cusco hotel
  • Camping Equipment

    • We use four season Eureka tents with two entrances and capacity for four people (for comfort, only two people per tent)
    • Foam mattresses, tables, and seat for each tent
    • Food and drink utensils
    • Dinner tent and kitchen tent
    • First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle
  • Tour Team

    • Professional, knowledgeable bilingual guide
    • A cook to prepare your meals
    • Porters to carry provided equipment and food (additional porters are available for rent to carry your personal belongings)
  • Food

    • High quality meals to provide the necessary energy for this challenging trek
    • In addition to three meals daily, you will be given revitalizing snacks
    • Hot drinks such as tea and coffee, as well as enough water for your canteens (collected from local streams and boiled while on the trek)

Date & Prices

Date Trip Status Price  
Sep 01, 2023 - Jul 09,2023 Available - Guaranteed Departure US$ 1,939 Book Now
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 18,2023 Available - Guaranteed Departure US$ 1,939 Book Now

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