TRIP ITINERARY

Inclusions

Included

  • All transfers in Cusco
  • 3 nights in a 4 star hotel in Cusco
  • 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist transportation at the beginning of the trek
  • 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 Machupicchu the cost is US $ 50.00 with student card and US $ 95.00 for adults.

Pricing

Prices with 4 stars hotel

2 Persons
$ USD 1 660.00

Minimo

From 3 to 5 Passengers
$ USD 1 490.00

Minimo

From 6 to 9 Passengers
$ USD 1 380.00

Minimo

From 10 to 16 Passengers
$ USD 1 290.00

Minimo

Prices with 3 stars hotel

2 Persons
$ USD 1 420.00

Minimo

From 3 to 5 Passengers
$ USD 1 350.00

Minimo

From 6 to 9 Passengers
$ USD 1 270.00

Minimo

From 10 to 16 Passengers
$ USD 1 120.00

Minimo

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What to Pack

  • Mask and face shield
  • Passport (Requires entrance to Machu Picchu)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Clothes for rain, to keep you warm and various t-shirts.
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen
  • Plastic poncho for rain
  • Sunglasses, hat or hat for the sun
  • Personal medication kit
  • Walking poles and flashlight.
  • Water bottle
  • Student card (ISIC) if applicable
  • Extra money in soles and dollars

Frequently Asked Questions Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 8 Days

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 to Machu Picchu 8 Days

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 to Machu Picchu 8 Days

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.
Courtney P
Courtney P
2022-05-14
HIGHLY RECOMMEND -- AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! SO MUCH FUN!!! Cannot recommend this experience enough! Everyone was very informative, approachable, patient, and tons of fun to work with! As first-time rafters, we had no idea what to expect. After an ~1:40h drive to the lodge we received information regarding what to expect and safety measures. Everyone was given gear and then we headed out to the river, where we spent ~2h (which was the perfect amount!). Our guide Willy was absolutely awesome -- he made sure everyone had a GREAT time all the while ensuring everyone felt safe. Views were spectacular. After rafting we had time to spend relaxing in the sauna (!!) and showers before a tasty, traditional Peruvian lunch in the lodge. Zip line was a fun "bonus" activity at the end!
Dave
Dave
2022-04-29
Brilliant 2 day rafting and rainbow mountain experience We did the 2day/1night whitewater rafting and rainbow mountain tour. The rafting was great fun and had bilingual safety talks and guiding. The rainbow mountain tour was beautiful. Our guide, Juan Carlos was exceptional, being both our rafting leader and our guide for rainbow mountain. Cusipata river lodge was very comfortable and the food was very good.
Diego Aviles Sanchez
Diego Aviles Sanchez
2021-09-20
Rafting y Montaña de Colores Estuvimos dos dias, rafting y el tour de la montaña de colores, el raftin seguro y con todas las charlas de seguridad, llegamos a la montaña de colores bien temprano cuando todavia no habia ucha gente, la combinacion perfecta
Diomer B
Diomer B
2021-06-01
RAFTING CON AMERICO Hicimos Rafting por dos horas. Americo fue nuestro guía y la pasamos de ptmr. 5 estrellas buen servicio demasiado recomendable

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