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Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4-Day Trek53 Reviews
Trek to world-famous Machu Pichu over 4 days, and absorb magnificent views, spectacular ecosystems, and an atmospheric cloud forest.
- Hike the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Wake up to a spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu
- Enjoy the panoramic trains on the way back to Cusco (Vistadome or 360°)
- Support a project that promotes gender equality and women's empowerment
DescriptionTackle the unforgettable Inca Trail, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime hike to Machu Picchu. Departing from Cusco, discover one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages on this 4-day trip and explore a cloud forest. Depart from your Cusco hotel early in the morning and drive 82 kilometers to the starting point in Llactapata. Begin your guided hike to the first campsite in Ayapata, located 3300 (10826 feet) meters above sea level. In the morning, make your way to Warmiwañuska, passing two mountains for a total of 10 hours of hiking. Traverse Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the Inca Trail at 4215 meters (13829 feet). Then, cross the Runqurakay Pass, with 4000 meters (13123 feet) to Chaquicocha. After a good night's rest at Chaquicocha, take on the 6-hour trek to Phuyupatamarca and finally the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna at 2600 meters (8530 feet). Pass through a number of ecological zones, home to a diversity of flora and fauna. Spot orchids and bromeliads, as well as hummingbirds, foxes, and deer. Wake up early and hike for 2 hours to Machu Picchu through the Sungate, and enjoy a unique view of Machu Picchu. After exploring Machu Picchu, board the Panoramic train back to Cusco and be dropped off at your hotel in the evening.
IncludesPrivate Transportation from the hotel to the trailhead Admission tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu All meals during the Inca Trail Comfortable camping equipment A tent for each pair of travelers A foam mattress, and pillows Duffle bags for your stuff Drinkable water every day Snacks every day A transfer back to your hotel An Inca Trail t-shirt A professional tour guide All taxes and booking fees A personal porter who will transport 7 kilos of your stuff Panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°) 3 nights camping with comfortable equipment
- Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary options available Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness