TRIP ITINERARY

Inclusions

Included

  • Tourist transportation at the beginning of the hike
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Tents and camping equipment
  • Cook and cooking equipment.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Meals (03 breakfast – 03 lunches – 03 dinners).
  • Porters to carry camping equipment, food and backpacks.
  • First aid equipment
  • Oxygen balloon.
  • Train ticket to return to Cusco Vistadome and transfer to the Hotel.
  • Sleeping bag and mattress

Not Included

  • International or local flights
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Inca Trail
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips and gratuities

Pricing

2 Persons
$ USD 1 090.00

Price per person

2 Persons
From 3 to 5 Passengers
$ USD 990.00

Price per person

From 6 to 9 Passengers
$ USD 890.00

Price per person

From 10 to 16 Passengers
$ USD 790.00

Price per person

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What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Passport (Requires entrance to Machu Picchu)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm clothes for nights
  • Rain clothes
  • Multiply T-shirts
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen
  • Plastic poncho for rain
  • Sunglasses, hat or hat for the sun
  • Personal medication kit
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottle
  • Student card (ISIC) if applicable
  • Extra money in soles and dollars
  • Walking poles

Frequently Asked Questions Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Inca Trail:

Where is the Inca Trail located?

The Inca Trail is located in the Andes Mountains of Peru and leads to Machu Picchu, one of the most famous ruins of the ancient Inca civilization.

How long is the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is a 4-day trek that covers a distance of approximately 43 km (26 miles).

When is the best time to hike the Inca Trail?

The best time to hike the Inca Trail is from May to September, during the dry season in Peru.

Is a permit required to hike the Inca Trail?

Yes, a permit is required to hike the Inca Trail and the number of permits is limited to 500 per day, so it is important to book well in advance.

What is the difficulty level of the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is considered a moderate to challenging trek, with steep inclines and high altitudes.

Can I bring my own food and camping gear on the Inca Trail?

No, all food and camping gear must be carried by porters and can be arranged through a tour operator.

What should I bring on the Inca Trail?

Important items to bring on the Inca Trail include a good pair of hiking shoes, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunscreen, a water bottle, and a small day pack.

How much does it cost to hike the Inca Trail?

The cost of hiking the Inca Trail can range from $300 to $800 depending on the level of service and type of tour operator.

By answering these frequently asked questions, you will have a better understanding of what to expect when hiking the Inca Trail and be well prepared for an unforgettable experience in Peru.

Travel Guide about Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is a famous trek in Peru that leads to Machu Picchu, one of the most iconic archaeological sites in the world. If you’re considering hiking the Inca Trail, here’s a comprehensive guide to help you plan your trip.

Getting there: The starting point of the Inca Trail is located in the town of Ollantaytambo, about a 2-hour train ride from Cusco. To get to Ollantaytambo, you can take a train from Cusco or take a bus or private car.

Permits: To hike the Inca Trail, you’ll need to obtain a permit, which is required by the Peruvian government to regulate the number of visitors and protect the trail and its surroundings. The number of permits is limited to 500 per day, so it’s important to book well in advance, especially during the peak season from June to August.

Physical preparation: The Inca Trail is a moderate to challenging trek, with steep inclines, high altitudes, and varying weather conditions. To prepare for the hike, it’s recommended to engage in regular physical activity and acclimate to the altitude for several days in Cusco before starting the trek.

What to bring: When hiking the Inca Trail, it’s important to bring the right gear to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Essential items include: a good pair of hiking shoes, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunscreen, a water bottle, a small day pack, and a sleeping bag.

Guided tours: Most visitors choose to hike the Inca Trail with a guided tour, which provides transport, camping equipment, and meals. There are many tour operators offering different levels of service, so it’s important to research and compare different options to find the best fit for your budget and preferences.

Reviews about Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu

cathy w
cathy w
2023-12-22
Exceeded all expectations! We had an incredible family adventure with this white water rafting and zip lining experience in Peru. Our safety was a top priority, and the guide ensured a smooth pick-up from our Airbnb. The 1 hour 45 minute drive to the river lodge was scenic, and the lodge itself nestled in a beautiful setting. The rafting, said to be class 3+, provided an exhilarating experience, and the absence of other tourists made it feel exclusive. The scenery during the ride itself was amazing. We were also provided GoPro photos at the end for an extra charge. It definitely got very cold but there was a sauna at the end which was perfect. We finished up with a delicious lunch featuring quinoa and chicken soup, along with chicken, rice, and sweet potatoes. A memorable and well-rounded adventure that deserves five stars!
Madison P
Madison P
2023-10-31
Great experience and value but not a must-do in Cusco Hotel pick up at 8:30am very convenient. 2 hour drive or so to get to lodge, one stop for bathroom/snacks if needed. Equipment provided was weathered and a few tears but adequate. Safety demonstration before hitting river. Water was freezing but stayed warm enough in wetsuit provided, was definitely cold by the end. Anderson was our rafting guide and he was amazing, made the trip fun. Gave us a ton of info about the river, rafting, and other trips he does. Super cool guy. Rapids were about a class 2-3+ on the day we went but they differ depending on time of year/rain. When we got back I warmed up in the sauna then tried to take a shower. No hot water (which I guess isn't in the description but I assumed it would be hot.) Ended up not getting in since I was just in cold water for 2 hours... Had a warm delicious lunch of coffee, soup, and chicken & rice. After was given zipline equipment and a quick basic rundown/safety info. There are only two zips - one across the river and then one back. The ladder to get up to the first one is a little sketchy but not horrible. The posting doesn't specify how many zips are included so suppose it's my fault but I thought there would be more. We were a bit rushed because it looked like it was going to rain. Overall I would recommend if you for sure want to go rafting. But if you have been rafting and/or ziplining before and have a limited amount of time in Cusco, I would say skip it and do something like Rainbow Mountain that you can't see anywhere else.
Anna
Anna
2023-08-23
Exiting tour! We had a really good time, the guides really made an effort to make the whole tour exiting. The lodge were also nice 👍
Mike
Mike
2023-05-30
Awesome Experience! Just completed a hike up Rainbow Mountain with Juan Carlos from Mayuc. He did an outstanding job of keeping a group with varying abilities together and made it a most enjoyable experience for all. He was highly knowledgeable about the history, geology, and culture and was extremely personable. Fantastic experience. Lunch at the nearby Mayuc compound was a great bonus and a treat not to be missed!
George O
George O
2022-11-06
Value for money The zip line and the rafting were both enjoyable experiences. They were loads of fun. To top it all, after the rafting experience one can then warm-up in an home-made Sauna!
Tjay1
Tjay1
2022-09-15
Great Fun, Brilliant Day Out We had an excellent day with these guys! The rafting was brilliant, friendly staff, good equipment, clear instructions, great setting and scenary, fun zip line, good food, on time... recommended!
Necia S
Necia S
2022-08-02
The perfect activity The River was fantastic and our guide made it just an over the top experience! We laughed so much! I highly recommend booking with them!
Jonathan S
Jonathan S
2022-07-28
Amazing rafting trip What an incredible experience! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is considering it. Rafting on the Apurimac River was beautiful and the rapids were exhilarating. Our guides Willy and Gabriel were also absolutely amazing. They were both very experienced and made us feel safe throughout the experience. Plus, they were genuinely friendly and fun to hang out with. They even sent us photos and videos from their GoPro after the trip! Overall, this is a top tier tour company and I feel more than comfortable recommending it to everyone!!
Alex In Wanderland
Alex In Wanderland
2022-07-20
Rafting Apurimac with Amazonas Explorers The Apurimac is sporty with incredible scenery. In 3 days, other than camping, I don't think we ever went more than 10 minutes between rapids. Six portages and watching one where the guides sent the rafts down unmanned, a wave caught the 6 man raft and tossed it upside down onto rocks several feet above the river level, glad I wasn't in it. You don't want to do anything stupid here, it's a long way to the hospital. The only other people we saw were 3 gold miners sluicing with 5 gallon buckets, who told us it was a 3 day walk for them to get from the top of the canyon down to the river. At the top of the canyon before driving down to the river my i-phone read 13,400 feet elevation. Our outfitter was Amazonas Explorers, the guides professional and food good. The rafting equipment was top notch with foot pockets, which you need. Amazonas Explorers organized another 14 days of Peruvian sight seeing, from Paracas on the coast, through Cusco and the sacred valley, and on to the Tambopata eco-lodge in the amazon. Everything was on time, all of the employees were extra friendly and the guides spoke excellent english, put us up in excellent hotels, good food, just a first class organization. I asked the different guides how long they've worked there, and almost all of them had been with the company for 10-15 years We sprang for the private guides and transportation, good choice. One other thing, the airport at lake titicaca went down for maintenance at the last minute and after some frantic emails, Amazonas Explorers changed the itenerary. got us different hotels and kept the ball rolling, the only extra cost was for changing Latam tickets. I was impressed they were able to pull that off during high tourist season and didn't soak us for it. Hat tip for that.
Choosewhatever
Choosewhatever
2022-06-21
Excellent rafting for beginners This activity included river rafting, lunch and ziplining. The river rafting was an incredible experience with class 1-3. This was ideal for our family with teens. The teens had never been rafting before so it was a fun experience for them without much danger. We were followed by a safety raft in case any went overboard. Américo was a great river guide and gave great instructions on what needed to be done. After rafting there were showers and bathrooms available as well as a sauna. We were then treated to a nice lunch followed by ziplining. I had never ziplined across a river so it was a great experience even though the climb up to the first line was not very safe. If you are doing this activity with children I highly recommend skipping the ziplining. Unlike other eating trips we have done there was no one trailing along to take pictures although there was a GoPro mounted on the raft. There was also no one to take pictures during the ziplining.

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