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Classic Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights (CIT4/3)

Inca Trail Cusco


The Inca Trail follows in the ancient footsteps of the Inca´s towards the world famous “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu.  It was once used by the Incas to communicate with the “Antis” (the jungle people), and today the 45 kilometer hike is perhaps the most famed and popular hike in South America.

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The Inca Trail links a range of stunningly preserved Inca ruins.  Along the way the natural scenery is breathtaking, with views of snow capped mountains and the cloud forest. The four day tour includes a guided visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu. A truly unforgettable experience!


Day 1.

Inca Trail day 1
Inca Trail day 2 Inca Trail (4 days, 3 nights)

Between 7:00 - 8:00 am we pick you up at your hotel and we go to km 82 by bus. From here on it will take us about 7 hours of hiking (13 km) to reach the first campsite in Huayllabamba.

Day 2.

Physically a tough day: 16 km and climbing 2 high passes. Warmi Wanusca, with its 4200 mts, is the hightest point of the trek.
Breathtaking and stunning! Included is a visit to the ruins of Runkurakay and Sayacmarca. We will be camping in Pacaymayu.

Day 3.

Today is a relatively easy one: we walk only 11 km and most of the route is flat and descending, meanwhile visiting the archaeological sites of Phuyupatamarca, Intipata and Wiñaywayna, the latter being our last campsite of the trek.

Day 4.

After breakfast, we depart to Inti Punku, the entrance of the old Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This will take us about an hour and a half and it is an unforgettable experience observing the ruins from that point. In Machu Picchu we have a guided tour of approx. 2 hours and in the afternoon we travel back to Cusco by train. Arrival time in Cusco is estimated around 9.00pm.

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Practical Information

Leaving: Daily (discount on special departure dates)
Transport: Bus and train
Length: 4 days
Price 2017:

Bring With You

  • A Backpack
  • a Daypack
  • Rain jacket or Poncho
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece, sweaters and 4 pairs of socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, films and batteries
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or cold
  • Sun Block
  • Insect Repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets
  • Towel
  • Swimsuit (recommended for the hot springs).


  • Pick Up from your hotel and transfer in bus to km.82 (starting point of the trail);
  • Inca Trail and Machupicchu entrance fees;
  • camping equipment (tents, kitchen tent, dinning tent, chairs, tables, mattresses);
  • English speaking professional guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people);
  • Cook and Cooking Equipment;
  • Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment);
  • Accommodation for the guides;
  • cook and porters;
  • Meals (+ snack and tea time service every day);
  • First-aid Kit;
  • Busticket from Machu PIcchu to Aguas Calientes: Train ticket (Backpacker) from Aguas Calientes to Cusco;
  • Transfer train station - hotel Cusco.

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day;
  • Lunch and dinner on the last;
  • Visit to the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (entrance fee is US$ 1,50, towels and swimsuits can be rented in Aguas Calientes.

Additional Options

  • Carriers of an ISIC card receive a discount.
  • A porter can be booked to carry your things on the trail.
  • Sleeping bags can be rented from Dos Manos.
  • An extra hotel night in Aguas Calientes can be booked for those who want to stay an extra day. If you wish to go back to the ruins the following day, you will have to pay your entrance fee again (the first one was included in the Inca Trail Excursion).
  • Dos Manos offers special prices on fixed departure dates, check and get a great discount.

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