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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Trek

Peru, Peru

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icon4 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Embark on an adventurous 4-day trek along Peru's classic Inca Trail, from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Set out from the Pisacucho trail head, hiking along river-fed valley surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks and scampering through cloud forests. Engage with local villagers, tour ancient archaeological sites and camp beside Inca ruins along the way. After three days of moderate to challenging trekking you'll arrive at the UNESCO-listed citadel in the early morning. Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour before returning to Cusco via train.
  • Small-group tour
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small group ensures personal service
Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
Transfer by private vehicle to the initial point of the Inca Trail at Km 82;
Accommodation: camping (3 nights)
Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner, 3x afternoon´s hot beverages (If you are a vegetarian, please advise us in advance. A vegetarian meal option is for NO extra cost!
Experienced bilingual Tour Guide
A professional Cook;
Porters to carry food, camping and cooking equipment;
Camping equipment: Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks)
Sleeping roll mattress;
A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C)
A blanket per person
A pillow
Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
Tables and chairs, cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
DayPack (In case you need for your personal belongings)
Tourist train (Expedition Class) from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;
Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco;
First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in Aguas Calientes
Shuttle bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (USD $12 one way, USD$24 - round trip)
Travel insurance
Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu (USD $80)
Extra Porter to help you carrying up to 15 kg of your personal belonging (USD $130 - the Extra Porter can be shared between 2 people)
Other extras not mentioned
Local flights

Departure Point

Hotels in Cusco

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
10/10/2020 - 1/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 05:30 AM
10/10/2021 - 1/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:05:00 AM - 05:30 AM

Return Details

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • If you are a vegetarian, please advise at time of booking
  • Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness, please bring any necessary medicine and/or consult with your doctor before the day of your tour
  • Note: In early 2001, the Peruvian government proposed to reduce number of trekkers on the trail to 500 per day. An extra 200 people are allowed during July and August. It is highly recommended that you make your reservation weeks or months in advance to guarantee you will get a spot
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tierras Vivas

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: 4-Day Trek?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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My son 14 and I did this trek...
, Feb 2018
My son 14 and I did this trek through Viator in Aug2017, and it was an amazing adventure. The trekking guides were so great! I highly recommend doing this, be sure to check this box!!!
This was a great tip. It was a very...
Frances C
, Sep 2016
This was a great tip. It was a very challenging and physically demanding trip, but it was sooo worth it. We had a great guide Auriol that was very patient and informative. As people who have lived all our lives at sea level this trip was very hard and our guide never rushed us and always took the time explain everything. We are very grateful for his understanding and all the knowledge he imparted on us. Our porters and cook were wonderful. They carried all our equipment, from tents, small air mattress, chairs, sleeping bags, food, cooing tent and everything that we needed to survive and enjoy the trip. Our cook Agapito was very good and was able to create great meals in the middle of nowhere with limited resources. Tierras Vivas provided everything that was advertised and went beyond all our expectations of the trip. The trip is very hard and physicaly demanding but our staff made the trip one will never forget. This is a must do on your bucket list and Tierras Vivas is a great company to do so.

Product code: 10556P1

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