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Crown your experience with the outstanding citadel of Machu Picchu

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Conquer one of the most famous treks in the world

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Walk along the same paths as the Incas

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Feel the energy of the Andes

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Crown your experience with the outstanding citadel of Machu Picchu

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Conquer one of the most famous treks in the world

Suggested Program: Trek along the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

The classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous treks in South America, and for good reason. Mixing history, wildlife and spectacular scenery, this four-day, three-night adventure is an unforgettable experience, with a final destination -- Machu Picchu itself -- that ranks among the world’s most impressive archaeological sites.  

The classic Inca Trail is only about 42 km (26 miles) long, but it goes up and down and along mountains, rising up through three mountain passes, and generally takes a circular route through the tricky terrain of the region in this part of Peru. That makes it a more strenuous 42 km than most, but also one with spectacular scenery, passing through various Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. 

While trekking the Inca trail, you’ll go through an area of great biodiversity. At any moment you could come across orchids, foxes, cocks-of -the-rock (Peru’s national bird), spectacled bears, deer and many more species of flora and fauna. As you trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you’ll also pass by other impressive Inca ruins, such as Wiñay Wayña and Phuyupatamarca. It’s an incredibly rich trekking experience, and that’s before you even reach your destination; the sublime mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.  

It’s impossible to overstate the beauty of Machu Picchu, from its incredible architecture to the surrounding mountains and mist-filled gorges. But we won’t describe it all here. Far better if you come with us on the classic Inca Trail, with our professional guides, porters and talented cooks, and discover this magical trek for yourself. 

Highlights

Special features of our Trek along the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu: 

Type of Tourism:  Trekking, Hiking and Cultural 

Places To Visit: Cusco, Inca Trail, & Machu Picchu 

Duration:  7 Days and 6 Nights 

Type of Service:  some tours are small group service tours and other tours are private 

Accommodation: 4 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and pampered

7 Day Trek along the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

What´s Included

Accommodation             

  • 3 Nights: Cusco – Jose Antonio Hotel or similar.  Standard Room with private bath.
  • 3 Nights: Inca Trail Camp - Tent per 2 people

Meals  

  • Day 1: Not Included
  • Day 2: Breakfast
  • Day 3: Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Breakfast
  • Day 7: Breakfast

* If you would like vegetarian food or a special diet, please let us know in advance. Our included meals have a focus on locally owned restaurants that use local farmers and suppliers for their products. 

 

Services

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
  • Briefing to the tour one day before the trek at 19h 00.
  • Shared transportation from Cusco to Km 81.
  • Professional English-speaking guide service.
  • An assistant guide for groups of more than 9 people.
  • A chef trained for cooking on trekking routes and an assistant cook.
  • Complete set of kitchen equipment and utensils.
  • Dining room equipment which includes tables, chairs, and a dining tent.
  • Water (you need to bring water for the first morning then we will provide you with drinking - previously boiled - water).
  • As soon as we receive your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits (pending availability). These permits are for a specific date and in your name. They can’t be changed once they are confirmed. Only your passport number is allowed to be updated. The permit includes your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. This train ticket is Expedition Train; the train leaves Aguas Calientes station at 15h20.
  • First aid kit
  • Shared transportation from Poroy train station to your hotel in Cusco
  • 24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary.
  • Camping equipment such as tents.

 

Price
From USD 929.00 per passenger
Total Days
7

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7 Day Trek along the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu


7 DAY TREK ALONG THE INCA TRAIL & MACHU PICCHU

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airplane
Day 1

Arrival to Cusco

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camp
Day 2

Cusco Open Day

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camp
Day 3

Our Inca Trail Adventure Begins

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Day 4

Into the Sacred Mountains

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Day 5

The Inca Trail to Wiñay Wayna

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Day 6

The End of the Inca Trail and Arrival at Machu Picchu

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Day 7

Cusco Airport

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FAQs

Most clients ask about tipping at the end of their trek on the Inca Trail with Valencia. Tipping is 100% voluntary and should only be done if you feel your guide porters and chefs have done a fantastic job. We hope every trip is a lifetime experience. If you give a tip, we have some general guidelines on how much to offer.  

 

Generally, on the Inca Trail, groups give pooled tips shared between the cook and all porters, including the head porter, and are usually given on the last night of the trek.  If the group pools money together and each porter receives 60 soles at the end, and your cook receives double that, 120 soles, they will end with a great tip! Often, the tip for your guide is done personally and is generally 50 soles per traveler.  

 

Money for unforeseen matters: We suggest bringing 300 to 400 Peruvian soles per hiker for any situation along the Inca trail.

 

Valencia Travel Cusco tries to distinguish itself from other companies by treating our porters well.  We believe they are the hardest workers on our treks and ensure they are equipped with proper hiking equipment and clothing. If you have any equipment you bought for your trip that you don't believe will ever use again. You can donate it to a porter, and he will be unbelievably grateful! Headlamps, sleeping bags, and even warm socks are great things to be presented to your porters. Remember that tipping is discretionary. If you don't think tipping is necessary for a particular circumstance, please don't tip.

Our chefs are the best, and they are happy to cook special dietary requests! Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, flexitarians. Comment your nutritional recommendations to your sales representative upon booking.

You can rent the items/services, for example, Walking sticks, a sleeping bag, an extra porter, an inflatable mattress, buy extra tours upon arrival, for example, Cusco City tour, Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain, etc.

Valencia Travel suggests that customers only carry essential things during their expedition. For example, a camera, a bottle of water, a small day pack in which you can take your snack, items you will use during the walk, for example, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. Sometimes some medicine. Hence, it depends on someone, etc.

 

Other things you want to take: we suggest hiring an extra Porter so that you are not carrying out an expedition with enough weight; it is about the client enjoying the route taking pictures, talking with colleagues, and with the guide. It should be an enjoyable experience.

As part of the Packing List, waterproof items are strongly suggested, preferably when the trip takes place during the rainy season.

 

If the trip is going to take place during the dry season, but in the mornings and the afternoons, it is pretty cold, it is necessary to suggest a down jacket of 500 to 800 Gr.

We thoroughly recommend you bring travel insurance for treks. Valencia Travel strongly suggests that all guests have travel insurance that protects his integrity and belongings such as luggage.

Yes, you may have only one day of acclimatization, but it is recommended that you have at least two days of acclimatization before your trip.

 

It is suggested that you have at least two days of acclimatization to avoid any eventuality with the passenger. You may suffer from altitude sickness; food might taste bad, etc. Etc.

Money for unforeseen matters: We suggest bringing 300 to 400 Peruvian soles per hiker for any situation along the Inca trail.

We suggest that guests have a backpack of 45 liters maximum. More than that is not recommended because of the physical effort required to meet the day's objective.

You can check our recommended Packing list for a trek here: Packing List For Trekking in Peru (valenciatravelcusco.com)

Dining tent: hand-made

Passenger tent: Eureka

Bathroom tent: Eureka

Kitchen tent: hand-made

Mat (Sponge and inflatable for Premium programs)

Canes: Black Diamond

Kitchenware (Stainless steel)

Radios: Motorola

Passenger Duffels: hand-made

Porters Duffels:hand-made

Lamps: Quechua

Backless chairs, plastics, regular.

The company supplies toilet paper; rolls for each day; for example, if there are 16 passengers, a minimum of 10 rolls of paper are taken and placed in the portable toilet, but if the client requires more, they should take additional rolls for personal use.

The bathrooms are implemented from noon at lunchtime. At the entry point, there is a bathroom, so it is not necessary to install it. (generally, the bathroom is installed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day after the start of the adventure)

Every day when guests wake up, the team gives guests tea, coffee, and hot water so they can clean up.

Guests are given hot water in the morning for personal hygiene and also at night for that purpose.

In the case of the Inca trail, breakfast is made in a restaurant close to Ollantaytambo, whose cost the client has to cover.

 

At this same stop, customers can stock up on essential things they may have forgotten, such as cleaning supplies, plastic ponchos, etc.

For Trekking and Hiking, we suggest waterproof shoes. If guests don’t bring waterproof shoes, we recommend bringing another pair of shoes. If clothes get wet, they might dry in the kitchen, but it is not usual, and the guide has to approve this. Waterproof articles and suitable objects to carry out the adventure.

The sleeping bag specifically recommended is -20 ° below zero; that is the type of sleeping bag that Valencia Travel also rents and is more than enough to rest and keep warm at night.

The temperature may drop to 23F.

The procedure is simple. The client has to return in the event of an upset stomach, altitude sickness, or any discomfort that they present, but that allows them to walk with a Porter to the starting point in the case of the Inca Trail. (Up to km82)

 

If you have any physical injury, four porters accompanied by a park ranger will evacuate to the closest point where there is First Aid and vehicular access. They would have to return from Day 2 to kilometer 82.

 

From the third day, the injured guest must be evacuated to kilometer 108 via Wiñayhuayna.

During the Inca Trail, if you cross rivers, you will see waterfalls and a small lagoon, you will be walking within flora and fauna, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see different species such as foxes, deer, etc.

Most clients ask about tipping at the end of their trek on the Inca Trail with Valencia. Tipping is 100% voluntary and should only be done if you feel your guide porters and chefs have done a fantastic job. We hope every trip is a lifetime experience. If you give a tip, we have some general guidelines on how much to offer.  

 

Generally, on the Inca Trail, groups give pooled tips shared between the cook and all porters, including the head porter, and are usually given on the last night of the trek.  If the group pools money together and each porter receives 60 soles at the end, and your cook receives double that, 120 soles, they will end with a great tip! Often, the tip for your guide is done personally and is generally 50 soles per traveler.  

 

Money for unforeseen matters: We suggest bringing 300 to 400 Peruvian soles per hiker for any situation along the Inca trail.

 

Valencia Travel Cusco tries to distinguish itself from other companies by treating our porters well.  We believe they are the hardest workers on our treks and ensure they are equipped with proper hiking equipment and clothing. If you have any equipment you bought for your trip that you don't believe will ever use again. You can donate it to a porter, and he will be unbelievably grateful! Headlamps, sleeping bags, and even warm socks are great things to be presented to your porters. Remember that tipping is discretionary. If you don't think tipping is necessary for a particular circumstance, please don't tip.

Our chefs are the best, and they are happy to cook special dietary requests! Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, flexitarians. Comment your nutritional recommendations to your sales representative upon booking.

You can rent the items/services, for example, Walking sticks, a sleeping bag, an extra porter, an inflatable mattress, buy extra tours upon arrival, for example, Cusco City tour, Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain, etc.

Valencia Travel suggests that customers only carry essential things during their expedition. For example, a camera, a bottle of water, a small day pack in which you can take your snack, items you will use during the walk, for example, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. Sometimes some medicine. Hence, it depends on someone, etc.

 

Other things you want to take: we suggest hiring an extra Porter so that you are not carrying out an expedition with enough weight; it is about the client enjoying the route taking pictures, talking with colleagues, and with the guide. It should be an enjoyable experience.

As part of the Packing List, waterproof items are strongly suggested, preferably when the trip takes place during the rainy season.

 

If the trip is going to take place during the dry season, but in the mornings and the afternoons, it is pretty cold, it is necessary to suggest a down jacket of 500 to 800 Gr.

We thoroughly recommend you bring travel insurance for treks. Valencia Travel strongly suggests that all guests have travel insurance that protects his integrity and belongings such as luggage.

Yes, you may have only one day of acclimatization, but it is recommended that you have at least two days of acclimatization before your trip.

 

It is suggested that you have at least two days of acclimatization to avoid any eventuality with the passenger. You may suffer from altitude sickness; food might taste bad, etc. Etc.

Money for unforeseen matters: We suggest bringing 300 to 400 Peruvian soles per hiker for any situation along the Inca trail.

We suggest that guests have a backpack of 45 liters maximum. More than that is not recommended because of the physical effort required to meet the day's objective.

You can check our recommended Packing list for a trek here: Packing List For Trekking in Peru (valenciatravelcusco.com)

Dining tent: hand-made

Passenger tent: Eureka

Bathroom tent: Eureka

Kitchen tent: hand-made

Mat (Sponge and inflatable for Premium programs)

Canes: Black Diamond

Kitchenware (Stainless steel)

Radios: Motorola

Passenger Duffels: hand-made

Porters Duffels:hand-made

Lamps: Quechua

Backless chairs, plastics, regular.

The company supplies toilet paper; rolls for each day; for example, if there are 16 passengers, a minimum of 10 rolls of paper are taken and placed in the portable toilet, but if the client requires more, they should take additional rolls for personal use.

The bathrooms are implemented from noon at lunchtime. At the entry point, there is a bathroom, so it is not necessary to install it. (generally, the bathroom is installed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day after the start of the adventure)

Every day when guests wake up, the team gives guests tea, coffee, and hot water so they can clean up.

Guests are given hot water in the morning for personal hygiene and also at night for that purpose.

In the case of the Inca trail, breakfast is made in a restaurant close to Ollantaytambo, whose cost the client has to cover.

 

At this same stop, customers can stock up on essential things they may have forgotten, such as cleaning supplies, plastic ponchos, etc.

For Trekking and Hiking, we suggest waterproof shoes. If guests don’t bring waterproof shoes, we recommend bringing another pair of shoes. If clothes get wet, they might dry in the kitchen, but it is not usual, and the guide has to approve this. Waterproof articles and suitable objects to carry out the adventure.

The sleeping bag specifically recommended is -20 ° below zero; that is the type of sleeping bag that Valencia Travel also rents and is more than enough to rest and keep warm at night.

The temperature may drop to 23F.

The procedure is simple. The client has to return in the event of an upset stomach, altitude sickness, or any discomfort that they present, but that allows them to walk with a Porter to the starting point in the case of the Inca Trail. (Up to km82)

 

If you have any physical injury, four porters accompanied by a park ranger will evacuate to the closest point where there is First Aid and vehicular access. They would have to return from Day 2 to kilometer 82.

 

From the third day, the injured guest must be evacuated to kilometer 108 via Wiñayhuayna.

During the Inca Trail, if you cross rivers, you will see waterfalls and a small lagoon, you will be walking within flora and fauna, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see different species such as foxes, deer, etc.


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