Private Inca Trail 5D/4N
Essentially the Inca Trail is a mountainous jungle hike leading to the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu. The 45km trek is usually covered in 4 days, arriving at Machu Picchu at daybreak on the final day. Our five-day pilgrimage is a spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul. With your expert mountain guide and Andean Shaman you will have a variety of rituals and ceremonies throughout the tour including offerings to Pachamama, Coca Readings and cermonies at the sacred sites along the Inca Trail. The 5 day version of the Inca Trail allows the traveler time to explore and enjoy the amazing archaeological sites, landscapes and nature along the way. There's no need to speed through the stunning high-altitude Inca trail, we take the time to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. With different campsites along the route you can enjoy the Inca Trail away from the crowds.
The hikes average six to seven hours each day including time to explore the sites we pass through and to take in the unparalleled scenery. On the fifth morning we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and enter Machu Picchu for our guided tour of the site.
During this tour, you will have more time to 'take it easy' and explore the trail at your own pace (Inca Sites, flora, fauna, bird-watching etc.). You camp in places behind the normal campsites, where fewer people camp and as you are camping at higher altitudes, the views of mountains and sunrises are amazing. (Please note that due to the higher altitudes, these campsites are a little colder than those on the 4 day Inca Trail.) This tour is suitable for older people or for anyone who wants to walk at a more leisurely pace.
Day 1: Cusco - Patallacta
Early in the morning you will be met by their guide at the lobby of your hotel at the arranged time to take the private vehicle that will transfer you to Km 82 of the Rail Road to Machu Picchu, from where you will be met by your field stuff (Porters and Cooks) with all our equipment. From here we will start our hike to km 88, using a little visited portion of the Inca Trail following the right margin of the Urubamba River to then reach the bridge that will take us to Q’ente, located at Km 88 of the railroad to Machu Picchu. We will cross the bridge and hike for about 30 minutes to the first camp in Q’ente. Lunch will be served at campsite. After lunch, we will visit Machu Q’ente (one ½ hour hike) and Patallacta ruins,Patallacta Inca site. After time to enjoy landscape, we will pass Cusichaka river then we will arrive at Patallacta to camp. Camp. (L / D)
Day 2: Llactapata - Llulluchapampa.
Today is another relatively easy day. Most groups would be powering ahead along the Inca Trail today and would be heading over Dead Woman's Pass, the highest point on the trek and one of the hardest and longest climbs on the Inca Trail. We're going to take things at a more leisurely pace and our goal for today is a campsite just before the pass, Llulluchapampa, this breaks the hardest stretch over two days making the climb significantly easier.
On the way to Llulluchapampa we'll once again go off the beaten track to visit the least visited of all the sites on the Inca Trail, the Inca fort of Paucarcancha. As we climb up to Llulluchapampa we'll pass through various biozones including the low sierra, cloud forest and the high puna. There are many opportunities to see a variety of plant and birdlife and if we are lucky we may also spot White Tailed Deer. Our campsite for the night is at 3800m / 12460ft. and just like before it is tranquil and quiet with most trekkers either camping in the valley below or on the other side of the pass.
Day 3: Llulluchapampa - Phuyupatamarca.
Today is our longest day and crosses two high passes; luckily for us we're nearly at the first pass and once we've passed the second the walking is easy with very little ups and downs to contend with. Today sees some of the best views and scenery of the whole Inca Trail and includes visits to two Inca sites (Runcuraccay and Sayacmarca); with fantastic views of the high snow-capped peaks for most of the day and the cloud forest all around us today is by far the most visually stunning.
Our campsite for tonight is at Phuyupatamarca (3680m / 12073ft) from where we'll get our first views of Machu Picchu mountain far in the distance (the site itself is hidden from view). The views of the sunset from here are fantastic and once again the campsite is quiet with the majority of trekkers camping closer to Machu Picchu.
Day 4: Phuyupatamarca - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
We will arise very early so that we may catch the sunrise from Intipunku (Sun Gate), with the anticipation of continuing on the trail your hearts may begin to pound from the excitement of what awaits your every step and breath as you approach the fabled citadel. Just as you are to make your final turn and approach the trail entry, you'll let out a sigh of relief to know the reward is only a few steps further. As you enter Intipunku you will get your first breathtaking view of Machu Picchu.
As you proceed down into Machu Picchu you will find rock structures or temples along the path, which the guide will point out as you make your way into the sacred city. As soon as you arrive your guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder. Camp. (B / L / D)
the night hotel at link bellow
Day 5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
We will wake early with different views not any more on the mountains now we will be on the Urubamba river side. After breakfast we will go once again to one of the sacred city of the Incas your guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder from this corner of the world, you will have plenty of time in Machu Picchu to explore, or to hike up Huayna Picchu, giving you a total two days to enjoy this wonder of the world. (B)
* People who want to visit Huayna Picchu must let us know as soon as they can, because according to new rules, there is a limit of people (400) per day that can climb it.
- Round trip transfer from the airport hotel airport
- Private service
- Professional English/Spanish speaking guide.
- Private transportation round trip to PISCACUCHO (km 82)
- Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Transportation by bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Round-trip Transfers
- Vistadome train
- Chemical toilet
- Dinner at Indio Feliz Restaurant
- Last lunch at Sanctuary Lodge
- Double Occupancy Tents
- Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattresses
- Porters to carry food, tents and cooking gear
- Coffee breaks in the afternoons
- All meals (not including lunch the 5th day)
- Gatorade powder
- First aid kit/Oxygen
- Train ticket back to Cusco (Backpacker Service)
What is not included?
- Sleeping bag (can be hired from us)
- Travel insurance
- Hot springs entrance
- Personal Sleeping Bag (If you don't have one, you can hire from us)
- Backpack and Daypack
- Hiking shoes or boots
- Raincoat or poncho
- Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
- Warm clothes, Light clothes, 4 pairs of socks
- Insect repellent
- Chocolates, candies or other snacks
- Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)
Aguas Calientes Extra Day Upgrade Package (optional)
With hikes that trek the traditional Inca Trail, the standard package has clients returning to Cusco at the end of the trek, and they don't spend a night in Aguas Calientes. This package provides clients the opportunity to stay in Aguas Calientes for an extra night, visit Machu Picchu for a second day and then return to Cusco by the comfortable Vistadome train.
- Cost: $195 per person on twin share basis. This price doesn’t change depending on the number of people in the group.
- Second day's entry to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, valued at $75
- Bus up and down to ruins on extra day, valued at $24
- 1 night in a 3 star hotel, like Killa Inn Plaza Andina. These are nice hotels, well decorated, and clean.
- With limited eating choices at Machu Picchu hunger tends to send clients to Aguas Calientes; by including the buffet lunch we find that clients can visit Machu Picchu early, then go to the buffet to try lots of different Peruvian (and Western) dishes, rest and go back for a second look at Machu Picchu.
- Return in Vistadome train rather than Expedition train, which gives you the opportunity for a more varied timetable and to return in a nicer train, with big windows in the roof.
** Please contact us for a price for the same package but with 2 star accomodation and return in Expedition Train Service **Pricing Per Person
- 1 people US$1870 per person
- 2 people US$1150 per person
- 3 people US$1050 per person
- 4 people US$950 per person
- 5 people US$850 per person
- 6 people US$800 per person
- 7+ people US$775 per person
- Under 15 years will pay as student: US$35.00
- Under 7 years Discount: US$50.00
Huaynapicchu: $75 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way): $70 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way): $80 per person
Sacred Valley Tour:
City Tour: $
Maras Moray Tour: