Keep watch for elusive wildlife along the trail.
Finish an incredible journey at the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Trek to one of the world's most mythical sites, the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Hike in the shadow of giants, with towering Andean mountains looming large along the trail.
Hike in atmospheric cloud forests along the Inca Trail.
Explore the fascinating town of Cuzco, rich in history and heritage.
Take on one of the most renowned hiking trails on the planet, the Inca Trail, leading to the lost city of Machu Picchu. Deep in the Andes mountain range, start from the town of Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Incan empire, before hiking through spectacular mountains and cloud forests, navigating high-altitude mountain passes, before arriving at the Sun Gate, and the lost city itself.
Journey to the lost city of the Incan empire, Machu Picchu.
Extract the most from your trip, under the leadership of experienced guides.
Climb to the dizzying heights of 4200m, negotiating mountain passes.
Alejandro Velasco Astete Cusco International Airport (CUZ)
Av. Velasco Astete
Fly to Cuzco International Airport. Take a transfer to the hotel.
Spend the day in Cuzco to assist with acclimatisation. Take a half-day walking tour of the city in the morning with the afternoon free to relax or explore independently. Pre-trek briefing in the evening.
Leave early in the morning by private bus to arrive at the Inca Trail start point at KM82 Meet with the crew for registration. Embark on the trail, a gentle day of hiking to get used to altitude trekking, passing the archaeological site of Llactapata before reaching Tarayoc. From here, continue to Wayllabamba to camp for the night.
Departing early in the morning, passing through the Valley of Llulluchapampa, steep climbing on the path to arrive at the Warmihuañusca Pass, the highest point of the trek at 4200m, which involves the most challenging ascent of the trip. Continue down a steep descent to the Pacamayo River to camp overnight.
A morning climb to the ruins of Runkurakay, continuing to the Runkurakey Pass at 3900m to discover superb views of the Vilcabamba range. A strenuous climb to Phuyupatamarka, the 'Town in the clouds' before descending into the cloud forest to visit Intipata, the Terraces of the Sun, before finding the Wiñay Wayna campsite to overnight.
An early start, taking breakfast around 0430, before hitting the trail. Hike along the final section of the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate, Inti Punku, which offers the first views of the lost city of Machu Picchu. take a guided tour of the site, with an option to climb Huayna Picchu, the famous mountain behind the ruins. In the afternoon, take a train from Agua Calientes to Ollantaytambo to catch a transfer to the hotel in Cuzco.
Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.
This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.
All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.
This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.
Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.
All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.
Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.
This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.
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We had such a wonderful experience even though it was, hands down, the hardest thing we’ve ever attempted. There were 3 of us that joined others to form a group of 9. I absolutely loved having the big group because it allowed for many dynamics to be created, day to day or moment to moment! The guides were beyond top notch! They were so supportive and with 4 of them, a lead and 3 assistants, it allowed for a couple of individuals to have 1 on 1 support when needed. They were so knowledgeable about the mountain which was super helpful whether it was how our bodies were feeling, best way to traverse a particular area, what foods would be good to focus on as we climbed, educating us about the details and specifics of different plant life, etc etc! | Maureen
The trip to Machu Picchu with this company was more than great experience. There are no words how to express my huge satisfaction. Despite the aching legs the expedition was GORGEOUS! Fantastic team were taking care of as every minute with great diligence. Amazing tour guide Jose who become our friend was more than perfect. His great knowledge, interesting stories and a sense of humor made the expedition very pleasant. | Marcela