Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is renowned as the ultimate trekking route worldwide. Its allure lies in the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings, encompassing diverse ecological zones ranging from lofty mountains to the mystical Andean cloud forest. As you journey along this ancient path, you’ll encounter enigmatic archaeological sites, many cloaked in verdant jungle foliage. Your adventure culminates at the legendary lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, an awe-inspiring wonder of the world.
Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our team of professional tour guides who ensure an unforgettable experience. With native Quechua-speaking guides and attentive porters, we go the extra mile to surpass other companies. Our skilled cooks delight your taste buds with delectable, well-balanced meals throughout the trip.
As a 100% local company, we take pride in showcasing the authentic essence of our heritage.
Highlights of the itinerary:
- Day 1: Drive from Cusco to the starting point at Km 82 or Piscacucho. Cross the Urubamba River and hike for approximately four hours, passing the Llaptapata Inca site. Reach Ayapata Base Camp with stunning views of the Urubamba mountain range and Huayanay snow-capped peak.
- Day 2: Ascend to Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4200 meters. Descend to Pacaymayo Alto for lunch and continue to the Runkurakay pass at 3900 meters. Visit the Sayacmarca archaeological site and reach the Chaquiccocha campsite with outstanding views and abundant wildlife.
- Day 3: Hike through the cloud forest, passing archaeological sites and enjoying panoramic mountain views. Reach the Phuyupatamarca pass with a 360° panorama of the mountains. Descend to Intipata and arrive at the Wiñayhuayna campsite. Explore the Wiñayhuayna archaeological site and participate in a special appreciation ceremony.
- Day 4: Hike to the Sun Gate for the first view of Machu Picchu. Explore the Citadel with a guide and have free time to wander. Optional climb of Wayna Picchu. Return to Aguas Calientes, board the train, and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.