The Inca Trail is the ultimate route that takes you to Machu Picchu. Experience the most famous trekking route in the Americas with a luxurious twist. With yoga sessions and massages along the way, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won't want to miss. Acclimate to the altitude by staying in the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a 5-star hotel in the Sacred Valley. Then, embark on the four day Inca Trail, where at the end you will be handsomely rewarded with the first exciting views of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku. End your trip with a rewarding night at the Palacio del Inka 5-star hotel in Cusco.
This luxury guided tour is a unique experience that will remain engraved in your heart forever.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Departure: Cusco
- Experience the Inca Trail and Cusco in this luxury adventure
- Perfect for couples or friends seeking a perfect mix of adventure and pampering
- Private services and tours
- Price advertised: Minimum two people
- GUIDE: English-speaking guide.
- ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights in Urubamba, 3 nights Inca Trail campsite, 1 night in Cusco
- TRANSFERS: Private transfers, train tickets
- TOURS: Private tours and admission fees to places mentioned in itinerary
- MEALS: Daily breakfasts at hotels; breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Inca Trail
- 24/7 Help and support service
- AIRFARE: International and domestic flights not included. Domestic flights available upon request
DAY 1 | Cusco to Sacred Valley
A private vehicle and a representative will pick you up from the Cusco airport and transfer you to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
DAY 2 | Sacred Valley
Your day will start with a visit to Moray terraces and the Maras salt mines. Moray´s archaeological vestiges are composed of mysterious concentric circular terraces which, according to some scholars, would be an agricultural research center. The higher external terraces would be at a higher temperature than the inner terraces and could simulate the conditions of the different ecological strata of the empire. Maras is a surreal view. It is near Moray and it is an impressive salt exploitation complex. Its huge salt deposits were used to trade them for other products with other parts of the empire. You will return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley at the end of the tour.
DAY 3 | Inca Trail Day 1
You will be picked up very early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco to be transferred to Piscacucho (Km. 82), from where the trek to the Inca Trail begins. On the way, you will make a stop in the Tarayoc sector for lunch. Then, you will restart the walk until you reach the camp in Wayllabamba at a height of 3000 meters above sea level.
At the camp, you will have tea service available, yoga and massage services, and dinner will be served.
DAY 4 | Inca Trail Day 2
After breakfast, you will start with one of the most demanding and exciting sections of the trek, which consists of ascending to the highest point of the trail, the Warmi Wañusca pass (4,200mts / 13,776ft). Then you will descend towards the second camp in Pacaymayo, where lunch and dinner will be served. A yoga session and coffee break will be part of your trip.
DAY 5 | Inca Trail Day 3
The third day of hiking is impressive and interesting, due to the number of archaeological complexes and cloud forest that you will find on the way. From Pacaymayo, you will ascend to the Runquracay pass, and then descend towards Chaquicocha, to enjoy a delicious and restorative lunch. Yoga and massage sessions will be available, and a coffee break along the way.
Upon completion, you will continue ascending until you reach the Phuyupatamarca pass (3,700mts / 12,073ft), you will walk in the cloud forest until you reach the last camp: Wiñayhuayna (2,679mts / 8,792ft). At the camp, dinner will be served and you will spend the night.
DAY 6 | Machu Picchu
Very early you will restart the walk until you reach the Intipunku (Sun Gate), the gateway to Machu Picchu. With the first rays of the sun, you will appreciate in all its magnitude the historical sanctuary and then you will descend until you reach the citadel. For two hours, the guide will explain everything about this Inca wonder, and then you will have free time to explore and enjoy Machu Picchu. Then you will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon, we will board the train that will transport you back to the city of Cusco.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Cafe Inkaterra
Transfer from the station of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) at 16:43 pm. aboard the train Vistadome (32), to Poroy Station with arrival time at 20:23 pm.
Private transfer from the Poroy train station to your selected hotel in the city of Cusco (11 km). 20 minutes approximately. A representative will accompany you during the ride.
DAY 7 | Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour begins with a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built over the Inca temple of Coricancha, one of the most important precincts dedicated to the cult of the sun. Ancient chronicles say that its walls were covered with gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Next, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Then head to the hills of Cusco where the fortress of Sacsayhuaman is located, whose imposing walls offer an impressive panoramic view of Cusco. Continue to Qenqo, an archaeological complex of religious use where it is believed that the Incas practiced rituals related to agriculture. Continue the tour to Puka Pukara, the "red fort" in Quechua; an architectural complex of supposed military use, with multiple environments, plazas, baths, aqueducts and towers. It is believed to have been used by the Inca entourage while the leader rested in Tambomachay, which is the last archaeological stop on the tour. It is believed that it was an enclosure of water worship, which had an extraordinary hydraulic system. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel.
DAY 8 | Cusco
Enjoy a pleasant transfer from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative will assist you along the way.