Deluxe 8 Day Inca Trail Trek*

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Per Person
$2,150
Solo Traveler
$2,345

Tour Price

Pricing: $2150.00/person (US$)

  • (Supplement of $195.00 for solo traveler)

What’s Included

  • Expert English/Spanish speaking indigenous guides.
  • Guiding Peru “welcome package”
  • Private transfers to and from the Cusco airport
  • 3 Nights in Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Cusco
  • 1 in night Casa Andina Hotel, Urubamba
  • 3 Nights deluxe camping on Inca trail
  • Personal Porter for Inca Trail trek
  • Tents for trail (2 person shared 4 man tent)
  • Dining tent and private toilet tent for Inca Trail
  • Hot water daily for washing
  • Sleeping bag, blanket, pillow and deluxe foam mattress
  • Trekking poles
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily purified drinking water
  • Private van transportation 
  • 4 Day Inca Trail Trek permits
  • Cusco Visitors Ticket 
  • Inca Museum entry and guided tour
  • 21 Entrance tickets for all the Inca sites and touristic places.
  • Entry permit and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Cusco City guided Tour with chef prepared picnic lunch
  • Sacred Valley guided tour with chef prepared picnic lunch
  • Expedition Train tickets
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Additional Charges (Optional):

• Travel insurance
• Huayna Picchu Ticket (US$75)
• Solo supplement charge $195.00 (Hotel and tent included)

Deluxe 8 Day Inca Trail Trek*

This inclusive and specially designed, 8 day Inca Trail trek, is exclusive and includes guided tours into the most important areas of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Our experienced multilingual guides will lead you through this region of Peru explaining its unique mixture of Inca and Colonial buildings with special focus on the many famous and not so well known archaeological sites. The first 3 days of guided tours will give your body a chance to acclimatize, avoiding problems with elevation, during the following 4 days on the Inca Trail trek into Machu Picchu.

 

Day 1: Arrival To Cusco Peru

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Cusco
Meals: Welcome reception

You will be greeted by a Guiding Peru representative at the Cusco airport and enjoy a private van transfer to the 4* Hilton Hotel in Cusco. While you rest and acclimatize, our team will be finalizing preparations for your upcoming week’s experience. In the late afternoon, your guide will come to your hotel and lead you on a private walking tour of the wonderful Cusco Inca Museum. After returning to the hotel you will enjoy an evening reception in the hotel’s courtyard, where your guide will provide you with the details of your itinerary.

 

Day 2: Guided City Tour Of Cusco And Sacsayhuaman Park

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Cusco
Meals: Breakfast and deluxe picnic lunch buffet

Your 8-Day Machu Picchu Deluxe Package Tour will kick start when our guide will pick you up in the hotel lobby at 8:00 am to begin the tour of Cusco. This morning you will enjoy walking through and discussing the most traditional and important streets of the city. Your tour will begin in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas where your guide will describe the ancient Inca-built buildings and streets of the city and explore Saint Christopher Church that offers one of the best views of the city. You will then continue walking down to San Blas Incan urbanization, where you will visit Cusco’s first church and enjoy one of South America’s finest pulpits carved out of cedar wood. After touring this sacred church, you will continue on foot to the Temple of the Sun, Qoricancha. Upon entering this Temple you will experience an intriguing blend of Inca culture and Catholicism and their variations in building techniques. From Qoricancha you will then walk along some of the side streets of Cusco to the Main Cathedral, where your guide will discuss the history and the Andean art within (including the choir and the Andean last supper). Around noon, you will be driven to Quenko, The Temple of Fertility, where you will enjoy a 30-minute private guided tour. In these amazing highlands, you will have a delicious, chef-prepared buffet picnic lunch with drinks. This location is near a sections of the ancient Inca trail, on the grounds of a newly built mountain village school. After lunch, we will visit with the children in the schoolhouse and then start a 2-hour private tour walking down an ancient Inca trail to the Sacsayhuaman Incan archaeological site, exploring the complete site. Once Day 1 of your Machu Picchu Deluxe Package Tour is over, we will drive you back to your hotel via a private van. This evening will be yours to enjoy on your own. Upon request, our guide can recommend the finest restaurants for dinner, overlooking the Plaza de Armas Square in Cusco.

 

Day 3: Guided Sacred Valley Tour, Pisac Market, Amaru, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba

Accommodation: Casa Andina Hotel, Urubamba
Meals: Breakfast, traditional Andean lunch, dinner

On the third day of your Machu Picchu Deluxe Package Tour, you will enjoy the beautiful Sacred Valley, a Guiding Peru exclusive. On this tour, you will explore many of the must-visit sites in Peru. Our guide will arrive at your hotel lobby at 8:00 am and drive to the village of Pisac. During the trip, you can stop along the way in Awanacancha, a cultural social project. Here you will have the first surprise of the day and then continue to drive to the Pisac archaeological site to enjoy a tour of this Inca city. Our guide will lead you through the houses of priests, cemetery and the sector of terraces ending with an amazing view of the whole complex. Our van will take you to the next destination- Amaru community, where you will enjoy a traditional Andean lunch. Before having your meal, the community will greet you with traditional music, played with ancient instruments, and an offering of flowers to our group and to the Pachamama (Mother Earth) to cleanse our spirits. After the offering ceremony, we will join the craftspeople in collecting items, such as flowers, in the surrounding lands that are used to dye the wool textiles. While gathering the necessary materials, you will learn to use ancient techniques of color dying the weaving fibers. After this experience, ladies of the community will serve a traditional lunch of fresh, organic produce from the area. This will give you a unique cultural experience that includes a display of beautiful tapestries, scarves and other textiles. If interested,  you may purchase, which will give you the best opportunity to contribute directly to the people that created the fine products. From Amaru you will be driven to Ollantaytambo to enter the ancient historic Inca Fortress and enjoy a 1.5-hour tour. Here you will see the best example of an intact, charming Inca village, with waterways running through the quaint streets of the town. After exploring this archaeological site, you will driven to the neighboring village, Urubamba, which is located deep in the fertile Sacred Valley. Here you will get some free time on your own to shop for last minute hiking items and relax prior to this evening’s fine dinner at your hotel in Urubamba.

 

Day 4: Inca Trail Trek: Ollantaytambo To Km 82 To

LLACTAPALA - WAYLLABAMBA

Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
Walking Distance: 12km
Campsite elevation 3300m
High Altitude 3300m
Accommodation: Deluxe Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
Level of difficulty: Easy-moderate

After an early breakfast, on the fourth day of your Machu Picchu Deluxe Tour you, along with the guide, will leave the hotel in Urubamba, at 7:00 am and drive to Km 82. Here you’ll  meet our team of professional chefs and porters as they arrange our gear for the upcoming 3-days of hiking on the popular Inca Trail. The initial two hours of trekking are considered easy, as you will see the first Inca site, Patallacta, that was a magnificent regulatory point of the Sacred Valley.  Near Patallacta you will enjoy a delicious lunch. We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about 4 hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), where we set our first camp. Your chef-prepared dinner will be around 7:00 pm and, following that, our guide will explain the next day’s itinerary and answer questions regarding today’s Inca sites that you visited along the way.

 

Day 5: Inca Trail Trek:

Wayllabamba– Dead Woman’s Pass – Pacaymayu – Runcuraccay Pass – Chaquiccocha

Walking Hours: 8-9 hours
Walking Distance: 17km
Campsite Altitude: 3600m
High Altitude: 4215m
Accommodation: Deluxe Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner and snacks
Level of difficulty: Challenging

Today after an early morning wake-up and tent service of hot tea or coffee, followed by a nourishing breakfast, we begin the most difficult and longest part of the trek, which consists of a steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna, a dry and high area with little vegetation. On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), the highest elevation of the trail, we will take a break at a local village to enjoy a cold drink. Then continuing our hike through Pacaymayu Valley. From the peak you  hike another 1 hour to our lunch site where our faithful porters will have our dining camp arranged and our expert chef will have an exceptional lunch waiting for you. Following the appetizing lunch we start hiking once more to the 2nd pass of the day, Runcu Raccay, enjoying the best viewpoint of the gorge. Half-way up we stop to visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site (3800m/12464ft), consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. We then descend to Sayacmarca where we’ll relish the best sunset of the tour. This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Lastly, we’ll have a short hike to our 2nd campground of Chaquicocha. After a superb dinner & rejuvenating drink you can enjoy a sleep and view the beauty of the Milky Way from the comforts of your tent set high in the Andes of Peru.

 

Day 6: Inca Trail Trek: Chaquiccocha To Winaywayna

Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
Walking Distance: 10km
Campsite Altitude: 2600m
High Altitude: 3600m
Accommodation: Deluxe Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks
Level of difficulty: Easy

The sixth day of your Machu Picchu Deluxe Tour starts early morning  once again. You need to wake up at 6:00 am to begin what most people consider the most beautiful day of the Inca Trail. On this day, you will get the chance to hike for about 1.25 hours in solitude as the other groups are well behind us. In this section of the Inca trail, there is the most fascinating of Incan pathways, which leads us to the cloud forest or, commonly known as, the high jungle. As we move on, there will be many opportunities to see the sacred and majestic Salcantay mountain, the second highest snow-capped mountain in the region. After seeing this incredible view we will reach Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters) the third pass that offers great views overlooking the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu Mountain, snow-capped mountains of the Urubamba mountain range and the archaeological site of Puyupatamarca. From Phuyupatamarka it will be a 3-hour hike down over 2700 steps to our last campsite of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young). This is the most spectacular Inca site on the trail, after Machu Picchu, and the closest campground to Machu Picchu City. We will arrive early to our campsite, about 1:00 pm for lunch and then have the whole afternoon to relax and recharge our energy for tomorrow’s entry into Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, we have plenty of time, before the other groups arrive, to explore many Inca sites in addition to the spectacular Wiñayhuayna. Your guide will give you information about the significance of the sites and combine all the information given to you along the trail to prepare you to understand the purpose of the majestic Machu Picchu. The last night of our celebration we practice the Inca Trail tradition of reciprocity, organizing a ceremony of goodbye in the evening to our team of porters and chefs. This evening, our chef will prepare for you with a spectacular dinner presentation. Going to bed early will be necessary, as you have to wake up early, to be first at the Sun Gate to enjoy a few minutes alone in the peace of the scenery of Machu Picchu.

 

Day 7: Inca Trail Trek: Winaywayna To Machu Picchu To Cusco

Meals: Breakfast, deluxe box lunch
Walking Hours: 2 hours + 2.5 hours Machu Picchu tour + Optional Huayna Picchu Climb
High Elevation: 2650m
Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn, Cusco

Your seventh day of the Machu Picchu Deluxe Tour will begin with a very early wake up of 4:00 am.  According to your wishes and previous day’s discussions with the guides (as we prefer to be first in line for the checkpoint), it will be worth it to wake up early in the morning to start the tour. Your porters will serve a freshly prepared hot cup of coffee or coca tea delivered to your tent as you pack your bags for the last day on the Inca Trail. At 5:30 am we will enter the last checkpoint and hike to the first destination of the day Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) to get the first spectacular view of Machu Picchu. We then descend to the citadel of Machu Picchu while enjoying the surrounding views of this incredible valley. At around 7:30 am we will reach Machu Picchu City to begin our 3-hour private guided tour to explore the most spectacular and important points of the complex. Following the guided tour you will be provided a box lunch and have plenty of free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own or consider the optional Huayna Picchu Mountain climb. Following your visit to Machu Picchu, a bus will be available to transport you back to Aguas Calientes where you will have time to shop, prior to your return train departing for at 4:30 pm. The train goes to Poroy where the Guiding Peru van and driver will be waiting to transport you back to your Cusco hotel, arriving at approximately 8:00 pm.

 

Day 8: Goodbye Peru- Last Day of Machu Picchu Deluxe Package Tour

Meals: Breakfast

On this eighth day of your Machu Picchu Deluxe Tour, you can simply relax in the morning or finish up some shopping or picture taking before getting a private transfer to the airport for your flight back home.