One of the world’s most spectacular treks, spellbinding mountain scenery and unforgettable Inca sites.  Spend four full days hiking the trail in a small group with your experienced guide and porters covering approximately 46km starting at 2750m with two high passes to a maximum of 4200m.

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Trekking the Inca Trail

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Day 1

Cusco – Wayllabamba

This morning you will travel by bus, crossing the Sacred Valley until you reach Ollantaytambo. After visiting the surroundings of the town you will head to kilometre 82, where your trek commences. Starting with a very light trek to help you get acclimatised, you will head to the first archaeological complex, Llactapata. After visiting this site, you will continue with the hike up to Hatunchaca, where you will camp for the night. Distanced walked: 12 km (5-6 hours) (L) (D)

Day 2

Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo

After breakfast you will start the hike through the Huayllabamba Valley. On the way you will observe the ecological changes, until you reach Yunca Chimpa in Llulluchapampa (3,750m). From here you will appreciate the Huayanay Valley before heading up to the first pass, Warmiwanusca, also known as the Dead Woman. Tonight you will camp in Pacaymayo. Distance walked: 11km (6-7 hours) (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Pacaymayo – Winaywayna

This morning you will ascend to the second pass, Runkurakay, which is located at 3,680m. Today's hike will be more demanding than the previous days, but even more gratifying. You will have the opportunity to visit the small complex of Sayacmarca and appreciate the valleys and snowy mountains that surround the area. Continue to the Phuyupatamarca complex, where you will take a short tour before descending 3 kilometres down to Winaywayna. Here you will visit the complex of the same name and camp for the night. Distanced walked: 16 km (8 hours) (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Winaywayna – Machu Picchu

After breakfast you will head to the Inti Punku area, known also as the Sun Gate, where you will have an impressive view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. You will visit the citadel accompanied by a guide, who will explain the history and structure of this wonderful place. Descend by bus to the village of Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night. Dinner will be served at your hotel. Distanced walked: 4 km (2 hours). (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Machu Picchu – Cusco

Return by train to Cusco (B)

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