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4 Days Classic Inca Trail

Classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu

4 Days Classic Inca Trail

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4 Days Classic Inca Trail

The classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous treks in South America, and for good reason. Mixing history and wildlife and spectacular scenery, this four-day, three-night adventure is an unforgettable experience, with a final destination - Machu Picchu itself - that ranks among the world’s most impressive archaeological sites.

The classic Inca Trail is only about 42 km (26 miles) long, but it goes up and down and along mountains, rising up through three mountain passes, and generally takes a circuitous route through the tricky terrain in this part of Peru. That makes it a more strenuous 42 km than most, but also one with spectacular scenery, passing through various Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra.

Along the trail, you’ll be trekking through an area of great biodiversity. At any moment you could come across orchids, foxes, cocks-of -the-rock (Peru’s national bird), spectacled bears, deer and many more species of flora and fauna. As you trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you’ll also pass by other impressive Inca ruins, such as Wiñay Wayña and Phuyupatamarca. It’s an incredibly rich trekking experience, and that’s before you even reach your destination: the sublime mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

It’s impossible to overstate the beauty of Machu Picchu, from its incredible architecture to the surrounding mountains and mist-filled gorges. But we won’t describe it all here. Far better if you come with us on the classic Inca Trail, with our professional guides, porters and talented cooks, and discover this magical trek for yourself.rek to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous treks in South America, and for good reason. Mixing history and wildlife and spectacular scenery, this four-day, three-night adventure is an unforgettable experience, with a final destination - Machu Picchu itself - that ranks among the world’s most impressive archaeological sites.

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Highlights

Trekking one of the most famous trails in the world
PinTrekking one of the most famous trails in the world

Complete a fantastic 45-km (28-mile) long trek on the Inca Trail, a must for every hiker in the world

Breathtaking views
PinBreathtaking views

Admire otherworldly mountainous landscapes and the wildlife

Typical Peruvian cuisine
PinTypical Peruvian cuisine

Savour the delicious flavors of Peru thanks to hearty meals prepared by our professional trekking cook

UNESCO World Heritage Site landmarks
PinUNESCO World Heritage Site landmarks

Wander around the beautiful historical and charming streets of Cusco, the capital city of the Inca Empire

Itinerary

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4 Days Classic Inca Trail

Tour Info

MontemarFitness/Experience level needed : 3 out of 5
MontemarMinimum age : 7 years old
MontemarStarting & Ending points : Cusco Airport
MontemarStarting & Ending times : depending on your flights schedule
MontemarEquipment rental options : Sleeping bag - $35 / Inflatable mattress - $25 / Walking sticks - $20 / Personal porter for belongings up to 7 kg - $160 / Personal porter for belongings up to 14 kg - $300
MontemarRecommendations for accommodation before & after the trip : Hotel Jose Antonio (twin, double, single rooms) for $95 per room per night
MontemarLuggage storage : Hotel Jose Antonia offers a luggage room at an additional cost
MontemarLuggage during the trek : only carry the necessary luggage for the 4-day trek, the rest can be left at the hotel
MontemarEmergency contact : Valencia Travel emergency phone number +51 979 706 646. / Rene Hurtado - CEO of Valencia Travel Cusco
MontemarBest time to visit Peru : Dry season, between May and October

Included

MontemarBriefing of the tour one day before the trek at 19:00
MontemarShared transportation from Cusco to Km 82
MontemarProfessional bilingual guide
MontemarAssistant guide for groups of more than 9 passengers
MontemarChef trained for cooking on trekking routes & assistant cook
MontemarEntrance fees for the Inca Trail & for Machu Picchu
MontemarCamping equipment: a. Complete set of kitchen equipment & utensils b. Dining room equipment (tables, chairs, dining tent) c. One tent for every 2 people (additional charge for own personal tent)
MontemarPurified water during the trek
MontemarMeals as mentioned in the itinerary
MontemarBus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
MontemarTrain ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition Train ticket - departing Aguas Calientes station at 15:20)
MontemarShared transportation from Poroy train station to your hotel in Cusco
MontemarFirst aid kit
Montemar24/7 support & emergency line available throughout the program

Not Included

MontemarMeals & drinks not mentioned in the itinerary (please let us know if you would like to include extra meals)
MontemarOptional excursion: hiking Wayna Picchu on Day 4
MontemarPersonal equipment, such as trekking equipment (see additional information for prices)
MontemarPersonal expenses
MontemarEvacuation in the event of a serious medical injury - we will coordinate with your travel insurance company to arrange the evacuation
MontemarTravel insurance
MontemarTips & gratuities

What to bring

Passport & Student ID card (if you used you ISIC card to make the purchase)

Airplane tickets

Travel insurance documents

Cash (many places visited do not accept debit or credit cards)

Waterproof backpack

Waterproof clothes & preferably light weight clothes

Long pants, long sleeves sweaters and shirts

Change of clothes

Warm gloves, wide brimmed hat, bathing suit, small towel

Comfortable hiking shoes & sandals

Sunscreen, sunglasses, head mounted flashlight, belt pouch

Insect repellent cream, antibacterial towels/gel & personal hygiene items

Reusable water bottle, water for the first morning

Small first aid kit & your doctor’s prescriptions if you are taking any medication

Walking sticks to make the hike easier

Camera with spare cards & batteries

Testimonials

Victoria S

Victoria S

Working with this company has been a pleasure. Christina was responsive, helpful, thoughtful, accommodating and extremely pleasant to work with. Waita Lodge is THE PLACE TO STAY in the Amazon. Owned and operated by local Ecuadorians, you get their true experience, and with passion, of the Amazon from people with an authentic love and care for the local community and environment of the Amazon. The food was amazing, meals prepared beautifully, service attentive and the environment homey. Portion of the profits go to advocacy efforts in the local communities of the Amazon.

Marisol S

Marisol S

We had a great experience with our tour guide Stui! He told us so much about the volcanos, the history and people of the region! We enjoyed the tour because we got to taste Bizcochos at the place where they are made, we went to Lago de San Pablo, the Otavalo market, Cotacachi and hiked a bit in Cuicocha to see the beautiful lake! This experience was amazing,many thanks to our guide Stui, you are going a great job!!!

NSTRPADVSR

NSTRPADVSR

Very good organization; always fast communication/response by Pablo/EcuaTraveling. The program took us to places and people we would not have selected/visited and that made it unique. The acclimatization tour @ Iliniza Norte was a great choice!