With an International Student Card (GREEN ISIC). You get a USD 25.00 discount. You must send a copy of the card by email before getting the Inca Trail ticket. Payments by money order in Western Union – 50% Prepayment. We accept credit cards (VISA) + 8.5%. You can pay the rest of the amount before the date of the start of the tour. You can pay the rest of the amount in our office in Cusco.
We have groups for the Inca Trail every day, all year long. Besides February, when the Inca Trail is closed. In February you can visit Machu Picchu by train or by foot in one of the old hiking alternatives we have, but it will not be possible to hike in the Inca Trail.
Availability: 500 people a day are allowed in the Inca Trail. This number includes tourists, guides, carriers and cooks. This apply to everyone who wants to visit the Inca Trail. To hike the Inca Trail it is essential to book it months in advance. The availability of capacity is the same for every tourist agency. So if you do not have any organization you could get a quota for the Inca Trail.
Hiking Time: 5h00 approx.
Max. Altitude: 3000 meters above the sea level
Distance: 12 km
Hiking Time: 8h30 approx.
Max. Altitude: 4200 meters above the sea level
Distance: 18 km
Hiking Time: 7h30 approx.
Max. Altitude: 3900 meters above the sea level
Distance: 16 km
Hiking Time: 3h00 approx.
Max. Altitude: 2400 meters above the sea level
Distance: 8 km
1st Day: Cusco-82 Km-Wayllabamba:
Pick up from the hotel at 6:30am. We will go to the 82 Km of the Cusco-Quillabamba road to see the snow in Chicón, Verónica and Salkantay. When we arrive to the 82 km and start the Inca Trail, in this long journey we will see the Patallaqta ruins. We will have a lunch stop at the appropriate time. In the afternoon light in Wayllabamba we will ascend to our camp, to have dinner and sleep.
2nd Day: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo:
After our breakfast, we will start our second day of trekking, through Tres Piedras, Llulluchapampa and reaching the peak of the Warmiwañusca (dead woman) Inca Trail at 4200 meters above the sea level. We will stop for lunch at the appropriate time. Continuing with the descending road we will reach our camp site in Pacaymayo (3500 mt), we will camp, have dinner and sleep.
3rd Day: Pacaymayo – Runkurakay – Sayacmarca – Wiñayhuayna:
Before the sunrise, at about 4:30am, we will have breakfast. After it, we will start a short stroll to reach Inti Inti Punku (Sun’s Door), which has a fantastic view of Machu Picchu. Guided visit for around two hours to the main temples of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, then we will have free time to visit the Waynapicchu. In the afternoon we will go to the Aguas Calientes town to take the train to go back to Ollantaytambo and then take the bus to Cusco.
The availability of groups allowed to stay during the night in Wiñayhuayna is determined by the National Institute of Culture. In general, the groups allowed to stay in Wiñayhuayna are the ones that registered in advance for that date. Since the availability is very limited, the INC determines that the other groups must stay in Puyupatamarca during the night, which is two hours before reaching Wiñayhuayna. There is no way to choose to stay there. We recommend you to book it in advance.
Huayna Picchu is located behind the Machu Picchu Mountain so there you can take a top view of the Inca citadel. There is a control post in Machu Picchu. In order to ascend to Huayna Picchu you should sign in your name and you will receive a ticket to ascend to the Huayna Picchu. The guide will direct you on how to get the ticket, but you do not need to pay anything extra. Only 400 people per day, divided in two groups are able to visit it. Machu Picchu receives more than 1000 visitors a day and generally they do not get a quota to ascend to the Huayna Picchu. In general, the visitors that come from other roads get quotas because they arrive to Machu Picchu earlier. In order to get a better experience it is better to wake up early and see the sunrise.
-Arrival transfer from Cusco
-Transfer to the 82 Km
-Inca Trail ticket
-Machu Picchu ticket
-3 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 3 dinners
-Professional guide (English-Spanish)
-Bus ticket (Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes)
-Carriers (they carry only the camping equipment)
-Insulating cushions to sleep
-Tents and camping equipment
-Expedition Train ticket to return to Cusco
-1st day’s breakfast / last day’s lunch and dinner
-Carrier, cooks and guide arrangements.
The support team works hard to assure that everything goes right during the hike. Mostly the agency is the one who do the hardest job. You can give them a tip on the last day of the hike. Each traveler usually tip from 10 to 15 soles, Peruvian currency. It is not mandatory, but it is a nice way to thank them for their job.
-Personal carrier during the four days of hiking.
-Additional night in Aguas Calientes
-Return in Vistadome train (first class)
Aguas Calientes is a small town with restaurants and hotels, it is located at the end of the Machu Picchu Mountain. It is usual to want to stay the night in Aguas Calientes. Generally this option is taken, when you want to visit Machu Picchu for the second time. If the travelers want to visit it again they must pay for a new ticket to enter Machu Picchu and for a new bus ticket too.
What to bring?
-Medium and large sized backpacks.
-Appropriate shoes for hiking
-Sleeping bag (in case you do not have one, you can rent one from the agency in Cusco).
-Rain cape (you can buy one in Cusco)
-Appropriate clothing (for cold and warm weather)
-Bottle of water
-Flashlight (we suggest two sets of batteries)
-Sun block and mosquito repellent
-Chocolates, candy, etc.
-Camera, batteries, etc.
-The Inca Trail is not a simple stroll, it is an adventure to more than 3300 meters above the sea level. The first day could be stressful for some people. Before you have trouble with the altitude, you should be prepared for this contingencies: headaches, palpitations, lack of air, even vomit.
-If you have any health issue that needs a special assistance, we do not recommend you to take the Inca Trail, because you will be without any medical assistance you may require for at least two days.
-After signing in for the Inca Trail, it cannot be changed. The amount paid for the registration is not refundable.
– You should be in Cusco at least 2 days before the hiking date and go to our Cusco’s office, in order to confirm your stay in Cusco and get a basic acclimatization before starting the hike.
-During the trip the program could be modified due to weather, technical or political events. Otherwise, the program stays as it was organized.
– Everything you cannot take to the trip, you can leave at the hotel or in our office’s storage room.
-You do not need a Passport to travel to Peru, but we recommend you to bring it.
-By contracting this package, you understand the danger of travelling to the Andes countries and assume the risks of this adventure. You also accept that our agency is not responsible for any problem that may happen during the trip, like health issues, life loss, harm o any objects or goods loss.
If you have any question about this package, please contact us by phone or email.