Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

With an extra day to enjoy this world-famous hike and much quieter camp grounds, our 5 day Inca trail to Machu Picchu trip is a truly unforgettable experience.

Highlights

  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu at a more relaxed pace
  • Enjoy extra time exploring Machu Picchu in your own time
  • Fully supported, comfortable camping and expert, professional guides
Day 1 Lima
Day 2 Cusco
Day 3 Cusco City Tour
Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Inca
Day 5 Begin Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Day 6 Trek to Llulluchapampa
Day 7 Trek to Puyupatamarca
Day 8 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Day 9 Machu Picchu Tour
Day 10 Lima
Full Itinerary

Included

  • Accommodation with breakfasts.
  • Flights within Peru
  • All tours, land transportation and entry fees
  • Fully supported 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek with 3 meals a day, equipment and professional guide services.

Not included

  • International flights to and from Latin America. The price and schedule vary, we can quote a flight inclusive price according to your travel dates.

Itinerary - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Day 1. Lima

Arrive into the capital city of Lima, private transport to your hotel.

Day 2. Cusco

Fly to Cusco and transfer to your hotel. We suggest you take it easy today to get used to the high altitude. If you do feel like a stroll there are shops, restaurants and museums within a short walk of your hotel.

Day 3. Cusco City Tour

Half day tour of Cusco and the outlying Inca sites with the option of a gentle hike in the countryside. In the evening you will have a full Inca Trail briefing.

Day 4. Sacred Valley of the Inca

Full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca including Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo before returning to Cusco to spend the night.

Day 5. Begin Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Transfer to the trailhead and begin hiking. Today’s trek is mainly at a gentle gradient alongside the rushing Urubamba river. Tonight we camp alongside the impressive ruins of Llactapata.

Day 6. Trek to Llulluchapampa

Begin the ascent towards the infamous Dead Woman’s pass passing through peaceful cloud forest with superb views across to the snow capped Wakay Wilka or Veronica Mountain. Camp at Llulluchapampa and enjoy stunning views into the valley below.

Day 7. Trek to Puyupatamarca

The most challenging day of the Inca Trail begins with a steady trek up to Dead Woman’s Pass or Warmiwanusca (4200 meters above sea level). Descending again you can enjoy a rest before carrying on to the Runcuracay pass that leads into dense cloud forest. In the afternoon, enjoy a gently undulating trail through a huge array of vegetation and wildlife before arriving at your campsite, Puyupatamarca.

Day 8. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

From your vantage point high above the clouds, enjoy a spectactular sunrise over Salkantay mountain. Descend to the Inca site of Winay Wayna with opportunities to explore the site. We continue on around the mountain with stunning views of the Urubamba Valley to reach the Sun Gate and your first view of Machu Picchu. You will walk down through the site then take a bus to your hotel and enjoy a well earned shower!

Day 9. Machu Picchu Tour

Return to Machu Picchu for your tour of the site with our expert guide. You have plenty of free time to explore before returning to Cusco.

Day 10. Lima

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima.
Ask us for a quote including national and international flights to Peru!

Accommodation - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.

El Tambo Lima

The hotel is in Miraflores, a modern, safe area on the coast with shops, excellent restaurants and all amenities close by.

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A stylish, modern hotel with a fabulous restaurant, café bar and cocktail bar.

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Miraflores Park is in a privileged location on the cliffs above the ocean.

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This beautiful independent hotel with 18 rooms is quiet yet central in the arty San Blas area.

El Mercado Cusco

A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.

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The most famous of Cusco’s hotels and deservedly so.

Expert Lowdown - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Upgrade to the beautiful 5 star Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel in Aguas Calientes and enjoy a tour of the orchid gardens after the trek

Spend more time exploring the Sacred Valley either before or after your trek to get off the beaten track on foot, bike or horse. This is our 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for those who want to get away from the crowds- we can also offer you the regular 4 Day Inca Trail.

 

Flight Information - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Domestic flights are included in the price and we can also arrange your international flights.

Lima is Peru’s international airport and is well served by European and North American airlines. From May 2016 BA start direct flights from London Gatwick to Lima.

10 days from $3150 pp

plus international flights

Stephanie

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