This is one of the best-known hiking routes in all South America and the most important of Perú; walking around the Inca Trail will be the most unforgettable experience in your life.
You will walk by the same way that the ingenious Incas walked 5 centuries ago, this is something indescribable, find huge buildings in the high of the mountains, someone in the valleys and at the edge of cliffs will make you imagine the big effort they did to build the well-preserved stoned Trails.
Until now, these are the witnesses of the astonishment of the people who arrive from different places around the world to live this great experience.
This trail will let you arrive in the citadel of Machu Picchu, as it made them with the Incas.
You have two options to go in this hike, the traditional 4 days Inca trail that due to the restrictions of the Peruvian Government with the desire to preserve the trail only provides 500 spaces per day.
Into this quantity is included, tourists, porters (carriers), tour guides and cookers, for this reason, we recommend making your reservation 4 months in advance or 6 months in advance of your trip if this will be between May to September.
Also, you have this version, a short Inca Trail 2 days, this for those people who don’t have enough time, this option is easier, you have availability every day, but you must book weeks in advance.
The Trail can be done by any person and any age but for physical conditions, we suggest from 12 years old, you don’t have to be an athlete but in a good shape to walk (we make this trail with 65 and 70-year-old people).
The difficulty is more for the altitude, the hike is in a tourist rhythm (this is not a rush), we go slow and have breaks.
We recommend for all the travelers and groups who want to go on the Inca Trail, arrive in Cusco at least 1 or 2 days before the trek departure to acclimatize very well, where you can do other activities in our nice city.
Come and know this unforgettable experience crossing the original royal Inca trail to get to Machu Picchu, the magical lost city of the Incas.
This is a good option for the adventure travelers who dream to visit Machu Picchu differently, in this hike you’ll have the option to visit one of the biggest Inca sites (Wiñaywayna = Forever young) located on the original Inca Way.
All this route was well stoned by Incas, arriving in Inti Punku (the sun’s gate) you’ll have a really nice scenery of Machupicchu from this different angle, this is a shorter option for those people who can not walk the 4 days normal Inca Trail.
Day 1: Cusco – Km 104 – Wiñaywayna – Aguas Calientes.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.
*Every year on February the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance
*Every passenger have to carry their own equipment, these are your backpack, this for the passenger that book this tour in a group service (Groups from 6 to 12 people).
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We leave from Cusco around 5 am to go by bus to Ollantaytambo (1 and 1/2 hours), there, we will take a train to Chachabamba (Km. 104) once we arrive, we will get ready to start the hiking.
This will be as 3 hours uphill towards Wiñay Wayna. On the way, we will have beautiful views of the Urubamba river and the chance to see different kinds of the famous orchid family.
Once we turn around the last corner we will find the amazing Inca site of Wiñay Wayna (Forever young), we will visit this place, where agricultural products from other areas were collected to be brought to Machu Picchu.
We stop to make a visit to this interesting and important Inca site. In the afternoon we walk the last 2 hours towards Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we can see on a distance in the beautiful afternoon MACHU PICCHU.
Then, we start going down to Aguas Calientes. We spend the night in a nice hostel in town (A private room).
We leave early in the morning from Aguas Calientes by bus (25 minutes) to have the option to see the sunrise in Machupicchu,
we’ll be some of the first group up there, then we will start the guided tour information for about 2 hours, this will be around the most important areas of Machu Picchu.
You will learn about the religious and historical importance of this place, and we will be able to appreciate the fine architecture of the Incas.
After the guided tour you can go to the top of Wayna Picchu (Optional with an extra cost, ask) or you can explore the town on your own,
In the afternoon we meet in Aguas Calientes to take the train to return to Ollantaytambo then we will bring you back by bus to Cusco.
This service in a GROUP TOUR means that you will do the tour with other people, This standard service has 6 to 12 participants, that doesn’t mean you have to get that quantity of people to do the tour, we have confirmed departures every day, so, If you are only one or two people do not worry, you can join some of our groups.
“BEST PRICE PER PERSON: US$ 455.00”
This service is an exclusive way to make this trip, where the service is very much where the service is much more personalized, prices vary according to the number of people in your group:
2 PEOPLE: US$ 599 PER PERSON
3 PEOPLE: US$ 581 PER PERSON
4 PEOPLE: US$ 545 PER PERSON
5 PEOPLE: US$ 515 PER PERSON
6 PEOPLE: US$ 495 PER PERSON
7 PEOPLE and +: US$ 475 PER PERSON
STEP 1: SEND YOUR INFORMATION
Complete the booking form down here or send data of all the travelers to firstname.lastname@example.org as full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, or a copy of passports, indicating the exact date of travel; Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.
STEP 2: MAKE A DEPOSIT
You can book and pay for the tour from our website if you are booking via email, you must choose the best way to pay and make a deposit, for this hike the payment at least is 50%; There are 03 ways to pay: payments via “PayPal“, with debit or credit card Visa or Mastercard (these last two options have an 8% fee), or wire money by Western Union any extra commissions or fees charged must be assumed by the customer; when you send your information you have to specify the payment method you would like to use, then when we mail you back We will send you a request for payment through the platform you chose.
STEP 3: TOUR CONFIRMATION
If you make the reservation on our website the confirmation will be automatic, if you do via email, upon receipt of all passenger(S) data and once we received information of your payment, we will send you your receipt (VOUCHER OF RESERVATION), at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed 100%. (this will be sent at most in the next 8 hours, considering our business hours GMT – 5).
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1.- I am just one person, can I join some group tour?
Yes, you can, we have departures every day, feel free to decide when to go.
2.- We don’t like to go in a big group, can we arrange a private tour?
Yes you can, our group tours go with 10 or 15 people, but if you want, you can also arrange a private tour, we have different rates for it depending on how many people you are.
3.- I will travel with my family, we have two 65 YO people, do you think, can they make it?
We had people on this tour from 70 and 75 YO, the tour is not hard, but you have some small hikes into the Inca Sites where there are many steps to go up and down if you think they are not to fit to do it, we recommend taking a Private tour, that will be a perfect plan to do the tour quite easily and smoothly.
4.- We want to take the tour included Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, do we have enough time to do it in the same day tour of Machu Picchu?
Yes, On this tour you will sleep in Aguas Calientes (Town of Machu Picchu) so you can take some of the first busses, the park opens at 6:00 am. Suppose that you will get in at 7:00 am. First, you can climb the Mountain (2 or 3 and 1/2 hours hike) until 10:30 am. Then, you can go out to use the toilet or eat something and rest, then you can start the guided tour around the citadel (Around 2 hours) until 14:00 hrs. Then you will have free time to continue exploring on your own, the park is open until 5 pm. You will have like 10 hours to be there, the train departure to return is at 19:00 hrs.
5.- How about my luggage, can I take all my staff?, or where can I store it?
As this tour is only for 2 days, we recommend taking only small backpacks because there are restrictions to take on the train, and also all the streets in Aguas Calientes have only pedestrian access. The rest of your stuff you can be stored at your accommodation in Cusco, All the Hotels have storage if you book the night for your way back, you can leave your stuff there, another option is that you can leave your stuff in our office, in the two options you don’t need to pay anything extra.
6.- How about the altitude, are going to pass by other places higher than Cusco?
Cusco city is located in 3350 masl. (10990 Ft.) the only place higher than Cusco is Chinchero area 3750 masl. Then you will descend to Aguas Calientes 2050 masl. Machu Picchu is located in 2450 masl (8038 Ft.); we always recommend having at least one day in Cusco to acclimatize; altitude sickness is very different for everyone, sometimes you don’t have any problem.