Latin American Journey

Inca Trail

8 Day/7 Night

  • Arrival in Lima

Our journey is managed by experienced guides that will make your trip most pleasant and safe. All of our luggage will be carried by native "quechua" porters. Besides the following Inca Trail package we have 22 different packages to Peru including the Amazon, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, The Nazca Lines, Chan Chan and the Lord of Sipan. Any of these tours can be easily added to the Inca Trail. Bulk fares are available on all airlines serving Peru.
Passengers can book either the 8-Day Package or just the 5-Day Inca Trail Package (from Day 3 to Day 7). All meals on the trail and all transfers are included.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. These include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rainforest. Following this ancient Inca trail we will be walking through mysterious archeological sites, half covered by jungle overgrowth, that looks like you are discovering them for the first time and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Day 1 - Arrival in Lima

Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering.

  • Tour of Cusco and its Ruins.

Day 2 - Lima / Cusco

Breakfast at your hotel. Flight to Cusco.Tour of Cusco and its Ruins - This afternoon's tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere includes important landmarks of enchanting Cusco and also the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-pucara, Tampumachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress. Once the center of the Inca civilization, modern Cusco is a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. During the tour, you will visit Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church and the Plaza de Armas. (B)

  • Visit the archeological site called Llactapata.

Day 3 - Cusco / Piskacucho / Yunkachimpa

We will depart from Cusco and go on to Urubamba where we have a brief stop, then on to Chillca to start the trekking. We will have lunch in Miskay with an additional rest of a half hour approximately, after which we start our trek to the first campsite. Along the way we will visit the archeological site called Llactapata. (B,L,D)

  • Trekking to the highest point of the Inca Trail.

Day 4 - Yunkachimpa / Warmiwañuska / Runkurakay

We will have breakfast early and start trekking to the highest point of the Inca Trail, where we can see different ecological zones and enjoy changing climates. We will cross the Warmiwañuska pass at 4200 meters above sea level. After lunch we will continue on to the campsite at Paqaymayo and enjoy dinner and a well deserved rest. (B,L,D).

  • Visit Runkurakay along the way.

Day 5 - Runkurakay / Chaq'icocha / Wiñaywayna

We will walk approximately 45 minutes up to reach the second pass at 3850 meters above sea level, and will visit Runkurakay along the way. We will also visit the Sayacmarka archeological group and then go on to the Phuyupatamarka ruins. After lunch we head to Wiñaywayna where we will spend our last night. (B,L,D).

  • Trek to Machupicchu.

Day 6 - Wiñaywayna / Machu Picchu

After an early breakfast, we start on the final leg of the trek to Machupicchu. We will arrive at Intipunku where we will have a panoramic view of the Machupicchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machupicchu, we register and start on our 3 hour guided visit. After enjoying the remains, we will be transfer back to the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes were we spend the night. (B).

  • Visit the lost city of Machu Picchu.

Day 7 - Machu Picchu / Huayna Picchu / Cusco

Early morning rise and after breakfast we'll take a bus up to visit the lost city of Machu Picchu. An optional hike for the more dynamic persons on the group would be to hike up to Huaynapicchu, the pyramid shape peak that overlooks Machupicchu. Late afternoon train back to Cusco (B).

  • Transfer from to airport for flight to Lima.

Day 8 - Cusco / Lima / Home

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from to airport for flight to Lima and your connecting flight home. (B).

Departures: Daily

Group Size: 6 to 15 (average 12 persons)

  • Not included:
  • Breakfast on the first day, usually included in your hotel.
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes, the last day of the trail.
  • Tips to tour guides and porters.
  • Sleeping bag. Available for rent at $15 per day.
  • Additional personal porter: If you want to carry more than 6.5 kilos of baggage, you can hire and additional extra porter to carry 18 kilos extra.

Prices available upon request

Hotels used
Tourist Class: Faraona Grand Hotel in Lima, Presidente in Machu Picchu, Sonesta Posada del Inca in Cusco.
First Class: Jose Antonio in Lima, Hatuchay Tower in Machu Picchu, Novotel in Cusco.
Deluxe: DoubleTree El Pardo in Lima, Inkaterra Machu Picchu in Machu Picchu, Libertador in Cusco.



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Prices available upon request

  • Our tour packages include:
  • All listed airport-hotel transfers with baggage handling at airports and hotels.
  • All listed tours and excursions.
  • Service of bilingual licensed tour guide.
  • All entrance fees during tours and excursions.
  • All transportation during the tours and excursions (bus, train, boat as applicable)
  • Hotel accommodation at indicated hotels
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Daily breakfast when indicated as B, CB, AB, BB, CBB, ABB (see below for codes)
  • Meals listed in the itinerary as L for lunch and D for dinner
  • 24-hour emergency phone numbers
  • The assistance of a Tour Company with 22 years experience as destination specialist
  • Not included:
  • Airport departure taxes*
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, bottled water, etc.
  • Tips to tour guides, driver, and bell boys
  • Services not listed in the itinerary
  • *USA airport departure taxes and fees are included on your airline ticket.

For customized packages the services included are specific to each passenger request. When taking cash to Latin America, take bills in good condition, old bills or broken bills are most likely not to be accepted.

Breakfast Codes:
B Breakfast, CB Continental Beakfast, AB American Breakfast, BB Buffet Breakfast, CBB Continental Buffet Breakfast, ABB American Buffet Breakfast.

Visa Information:
Please verify all visa requirements for your chosen destination. At the time this page and our useful information page were updated Brazil is the only Latin American country requesting visas to U.S. citizens. For crossing the border from Argentina to the Iguassu Falls in Brazil, a visa is also needed. Chile does not require a visa but they collect a $100 administration fee to enter the country, this must be paid in cash.

  • The Inca Trail includes:
  • Transportation from Cusco to Km 82, starting point of the trail
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and to Machu Picchu
  • Services of a bilingual tour guide
  • Service of cooks and porters
  • Camping equipment: Double occupancy tents and sleeping pads, dinner tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, tables, seats, first aids kit and utensils for your meals.
  • All meals during the hike.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Train Station
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco on the tourist class wagon
  • Maximum weight of luggage to be carried by porters: 6.5 Kilos per person, Extra porters are available at an additional cost.
  • Sleeping bags are available for rent, at about $3 to $5 per day.
  • What to bring for the Inca Trail:
  • A mid-size backpack, Thick cotton Socks , Sleeping Bag , Bandana , Rain wear (a large rain poncho), T- Shirts, Flash Light and batteries, Shorts and warm trousers , Water Bottle, Water Purifying Tablets, Sweater and Jacket , Sun block , Hiking boots , Insect Repellent Towel and bathing suit, Coramina (Glucose), Hat , One complete change of clothing
  • Suggested: Camera, binoculars, snacks, toilet paper, Peruvian currency and your own personal first aid kit and medicines.
  • Note: The guides will have basic medicines available included oxygen, but we recommend bringing your own ointment for swollen feet, sticking plasters, aspirin, etc.
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