Adventure Tours

Classic Inca Trail 4-days

The Classic 4 day / 3 night Inca Trail allows you to enjoy trekking this magical route and gives you the chance to get a nice view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate (Inti Punku),  which will be a prelude to visiting this unique archaeological site the next day.

During the trek you will see magnificent snow-capped peaks and visit spectacular Inca ruins. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience on this unmatched 25 mile-long trek through a variety of landscapes that are home to both natural and archaeological wonders.

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1

Cusco / Piscacucho (KM 82) / Huayllabamba

We will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning for the journey in private bus to Piscacucho, a community located at Km 82 of the Cusco – Machup Picchu railroad. After crossing the Urubamba River, we will begin our trek.

Along the way, we will be met with fine views of snow-capped Mount Veronica (5850 m/ 19193 ft.). After hiking along the banks of the Vilcanota River, we will arrive at the beautiful Inca ruins of Llactapata, from where we will continue to the community of Huayllabamba and arrive at our first campsite.

Meals: lunch, dinner

2

Huayllabamba / Pacaymayo

Be prepared to cross the highest point on the Inca Trail today! After a good breakfast, we will begin the day by hiking up to Warmihuañusca (4205 m/ 13795 ft), the Quechua name for “Dead Woman’s Pass”. Along the way, the landscape will change to the sparse vegetation of the high plains, or “puna”.

It is possible to spot alpacas and llamas on this section of the trail. Arriving at the pass, we will have time to enjoy the fine views our efforts are rewarded by, before descending to our second campsite at Pacaymayo in time our evening meal.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

3

Pacaymayo / Wiñay Wayna

We begin the day by hiking up to the second pass (12,959 ft. / 3,950m). Arriving at the ruins of Runkuraqay, our guide will explain the significance of the site.

After our visit we will descend as far as Sayacmarca before continuing to the third pass at Phuyupatamarca (3640 m/ 11942 ft.), where the best-preserved archaeological site on the Inca Trail is located. Afterwards we will descend to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, where we will make our final camp.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

4

Wiñay Wayna / Machu Picchu

The much-anticipated day has finally come. We will leave Wiñay Wayna very early, and after two hours we will arrive at the Sun Gate, or Inti Punku, from where there is a wonderful view of Machu Picchu.

After descending to the lost city of the Incas, there will be plenty of time to enjoy our guided tour, after which you will have free time to take pictures. Leaving the ruins, we will go to the village of Aguas Calientes in the afternoon for the return trip to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast

What to bring

  • Passport (bring additional photocopies of your passport)
  • A small backpack for daily personal items (to be carried by Passenger)
  • Warm clothing for Andean region
  • Rain jacket
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton)
  • Shorts for walking (optional)
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Sun block cream
  • Digital camera
  • Binoculars for bird watching enthusiasts
  • Well hiking boots
  • Walking poles (if you are used to walking with poles) ensure they are not metal tipped
  • Bathing suit and sandals (if you wish to visit thermal baths in Aguas Calientes)
  • Flashlight

Important detail : To be in good health and shape to be part of this adventure (Try to train by walking each day for at least two weeks before departure).

Included

Transportation and tickets

Transport (in private vehicle) from your hotel in Cusco to the trailhead
Return train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy station). Expedition Class train (we can provide upgrades to Vistadome upon request)
Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco
Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Camping equipment

Personal tent
Air mattresses
Kitchenware, tableware, chairs and tables
Dining tent and kitchen tent
Latrine tent
First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle

Team

English-speaking guide
Cook
Porters to carry equipment, food and up to 8 kg of participant’s personal gear

Food

Delicious meals as described in the itinerary
Drinking water to fill your water bottle (from natural sources, filtered and boiled)
Snacks in the morning and afternoon (fruit, biscuits, chocolate and energy bars, candies)
Hot drinks such as tea and coffee

Not included:

Sleeping bags (we can provide sleeping bags at additional price of US$25 per person)
Entrance fee to visit Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (subject to availability)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature including personal medical supplies
What to bring?
  • Passport (bring additional photocopies of your passport)
  • A small backpack for daily personal items (to be carried by Passenger)
  • Warm clothing for Andean region
  • Rain jacket Long sleeved shirts (cotton)
  • Shorts for walking (optional)
  • Cap and sunglasses Sun block cream
  • Digital camera
  • Binoculars for bird watching enthusiasts
  • Well hiking boots
  • Walking poles (if you are used to walking with poles) ensure they are not metal tipped
  • Bathing suit and sandals (if you wish to visit thermal baths in Aguas Calientes)
  • Flashlight
What do I need to carry?
You will need to carry your daypack with all the items needed during that specific day the rest of your luggage will be transported by porters / van.
What do I need to sss?
You will need to carry your daypack with all the items needed during that specific day the rest of your luggage will be transported by porters / van.

What to bring

  • Passport (bring additional photocopies of your passport)
  • A small backpack for daily personal items (to be carried by Passenger)
  • Warm clothing for Andean region
  • Rain jacket
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton)
  • Shorts for walking (optional)
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Sun block cream
  • Digital camera
  • Binoculars for bird watching enthusiasts
  • Well hiking boots
  • Walking poles (if you are used to walking with poles) ensure they are not metal tipped
  • Bathing suit and sandals (if you wish to visit thermal baths in Aguas Calientes)
  • FlashlightImportant detail : To be in good health and shape to be part of this adventure (Try to train by walking each day for at least two weeks before departure).

What do I need to carry?

You will need to carry your daypack with all the items needed during that specific day the rest of your luggage will be transported by porters / van.


What type of camping gear do we use on the trek?

Camping gear:
We supply all the camping equipment for the group to enjoy the great outdoors safely and comfortably.

  • 4 person tents for every two participants,
  • Air mattress,
  • Complete table service; Mess tent, chairs and tables, kitchen tent and latrine tent.
  • Sleeping bags (on request)*

* Many travelers choose to bring their own sleeping bag; however, we offer sleeping bags for hire (at an additional cost)

Our sleeping tents:

EUREKA Timberline Outfitter 4
Weatherproof and spacious.
Sleeps: 4 (we use for every two clients)
Floor Size: 8′ 7″ x 7′ 1″ / 2.65 m. x 2.16 m.

  • A-frame.
  • Vertical doors
  • One large vertical D-style door with Hi/Low venting offers ease of access and enhanced ventilation.
  • Interior pockets,
  • Bathtub floor; wraps up sides of tent, protecting against splashing and standing water.
  • (We add an additional floor cover to all tents).

Our mess tents and toilet tents features

  • A-frame, specially made to order in Peru to an extra lightweight design for ease of transportation.
  • Spacious mess tent with one vertical door at each end. Tents can be combined to accommodate large groups.
  • Ecological, chemical toilet tents, ensure no human waste is left on the trail.

Dualis sleeping pad features

  • Self-inflating foam chamber provides cushioning and insulates from cold ground.
  • Air-filled tube chamber provides comfortable support.
  • Soft-touch fabric for comfort.
  • Durable anti-slip fabrics keep pad and sleeping bag in place.

Do you provide slepping bags?

Sleeping bags (on request)

  • Our flat rental price for 1 to 4 days including an inlet is US$ 30.00
  • MODEL: Casper Long Sleeping Bag
  • Minimum temperature 15F (-9.44ºC)
  • Lenght: 213 cm
  • Comfortable, warm-to-touch “peached” polyester lining fabric

Sleeping bags: Regular features

  • Shingle-style construction offers maximum warmth in a minimal package
  • Generous comfort-cut
  • Locking, 2-way zipper allows adjustments for ventilation
  • Full length, insulated zipper draft tube with anti-snag guard defends against cold air intrusion.
  • Insulated hood and chin baffles
  • Internal pocket
  • Compression stuff sac

What processes do we have in place to ensure this equipment is always in perfect condition?

Our full time logistics staff continuously maintain and/or replace all our equipment.

To ensure proper use of our equipment, all gear is handled by our field crew during the treks.


What processes do we have in place to ensure this equipment is always in perfect condition?

Our full time logistics staff continuously maintain and/or replace all our equipment.

To ensure proper use of our equipment, all gear is handled by our field crew during the treks.


How do you treat water on the trek?

Water is treated with purification tablets and also boiled.


What food safety processes do you have in place?

All foodstuffs are purchased immediately before departure to guarantee freshness and correctly packaged and handled by our trained staff to ensure food safety.

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