The Inca Trail is the most famous and popular route with tourists. The whole journey is 45 Km and the walk lasts approximately four days, including a visit to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu. The natural scenery is amazing, with a breathtaking view of mountains, glaciers and cloud forests. Along with the ability to view well-preserved archaeological remains, the Inca Trail is unforgettable.
Day 1 : Cusco and Huayllabamba
After an early morning pick up from your hotel, we will take an 82 km bus ride that will take around two hours. From there we will wait for the entire team of professionals that will accompany us. After a short briefing we will begin the walk. This first leg is easy, we will have a beautiful view of the mountain Veronica and will walk along the Vilcanota River until we reach the Llactapata Archaeological Complex. We will have lunch here and then continue on to our first camp in Huayllabamba, where we will spend the night and have dinner.
Day 2 : Huayllabamba Warmiwañusca and Pacaymayo
After breakfast we begin the most difficult part of the trail, in this section we will walk to the highest point of the Inca Trail, where you will have a panoramic view and can see the different altitude levels that exist in the area. After 3 hours of walking we will come to the Warmiwañiusca (Quechua for dead woman) Pass, which is about 4,200 meters above sea level. This is the highest point of the Inca Trail. We will have lunch here and continue the trek to reach Pacaymayo, where we will spend the night.
Day 3: Pacaymayo, Puyu Patamarka and Wiñay Huayna
After breakfast we started walking to ascend to the second most important pass of the trail which is at 3850 meters. From there we will reach the archaeological complex Runkarakay and the citadel of Sayacmarca, where we will have a guided tour. After the tour we continue walking until the archaeological complex of Puyupatamarca, another important monument. We will have lunch and a short break after which we continue the trek to arrive at the last camp of the day, Wiñay Huayna (Quechua for forever young.) where we will have another tour. After the tour we will spend the last night.
Day 4: Wiñay Huayna, Machu Picchu and Cusco
Today we begin the trek very early to arrive in time to appreciate the sunrise at Machu Picchu. After an hour of hiking we will go through the Inti Punku, or Sun Gate, which is the entrance to Machu Picchu. From here you will see the most impressive panoramic view of the citadel. We visit Machu Picchu for about 3 hours, seeing the main sites and having a tour. After the guided tour you will have free time to explore and take pictures. After this we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes and head to the train station to return to Cusco.
This tour is available in the service group and private service.