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Embark on the Legendary Adventure: Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Camino Inca Trek to Machu Picchu

4 days and 3 nights Tour: Hiking and Adventure Min: 2 persons
Carol B
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
Amazing time at Machu Picchu!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏 Had amazing time with some amazing people from rap travel the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and attentive of everything that he was showing us had great insight and information and made it to where we can understand and enjoy what we were looking at in the history of the site!!!!!👏👏👏📣📣📣📣
Adriano M
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Yoselin A
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
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Description Inca Trail Machupicchu Tour

With the Machupicchu Inca Trail Machupicchu Tour, you can enjoy an excellent hike to know the Inca sanctuary of Machupicchu. The Inca Trail is considered the best hike in South America, it is a route of 43 kilometers by ancient Inca trails to Machu Picchu and along the route many archaeological sites that left us to see its grandeur. The duration of the tour is 4 days and 3 nights come and join us in this exciting adventure.

The Incas covered a large part of the South American continent. To maintain communication in such a vast territory it was necessary to build a network of roads. Thus, the Inca ordered the construction of a network of roads called Qhapac Ñan (Inca Trail). These roads covered up to 30 thousand kilometers of the current countries of Peru, Ecuador and part of Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Colombia. The trekking route of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is only a small part of the extensive network of Qhapac Ñan trails.

THE INCA TRAIL was revealed to the world in 1915 while excavating in the Inca City. Three decades later, the route was traced by the Viking expedition in 1942. Today, thousands of visitors choose to walk the 43 kilometers to the Sun Gate in Machu Picchu. However, Machu Picchu is not the only archaeological site we will see on the Inca Trail. In the tour we will also appreciate the archaeological centers of Llactapata, the archaeological site of Runkurakay, Saycamarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna.

THE ROYAL INKA ROAD TO MACHU PICCHU, was a royal route to Machu Picchu used by the Inka or emperor in the fifteenth century. It existed and was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham when he realized his cleaning work between 1913 and 1915. There are different sites between the Inka city of Ollantaytambo and the Inka city of Machupicchu, where you can observe the variety of architectural resources that give rationality, importance and mysticism to this road.

It did not have a commercial use; there were other simpler paths to transport products, llamas and people to Machu Picchu. The purpose of the Inka Trail to Machupicchu was religious and ceremonial, which included rituals to honor the mountains and peaks along the route, such as La Veronica or Wakaywilka.

At the end of the hike we will be able to observe petroglyphs made by the Wari culture more than a thousand years ago. Before returning to the city we will observe the Apachetas, stone formations placed one on top of the other that are a symbol of gratitude towards nature.


  • Cusco (3,399 masl)
  • Piscacucho (2,709 masl)
  • W’akay Willca (5,860 masl / 16,860 fasl)
  • Wayllabamba (3,000 masl)
  • Pacaymayu (3,550 masl)
  • Runkuraqay (4,000 masl)
  • Wiñaywayna (2,680 masl)
  • Inti Punku (2,745 masl / 9,745 fasl)
  • Machupicchu (2,400 masl)
  • Aguas Calientes (2,040 masl)


  • Day 1: 11 Km – 6 Hrs: Km 82 – Piscacucho – Wayllabamba
  • Day 2: 12 Km – 9 Hrs: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayu – Runkuraqay
  • Day 3: 16 Km – 5 Hrs: Pacaymayu – Wiñayhuayna
  • Day 4: 4 Km – 6 Hrs: Wiñayhuayna – Inti Punku – Machupicchu


Day 1: Cusco KM 82 – Piscacucho – Wayllabamba

  • 05.30 hrs Today begins the adventure of your life, very early we will pick you up at your respective hotel in our private transportation and we will move through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • 06.30 hrs On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo to recharge our energy (breakfast is not included), then we will start the tour of our trail.
  •  09.30 hrs We will arrive at Piscacucho or kilometer 82, which is the first check point of the Inca Trail, we will show the entrance tickets, passports and if you are a student; your valid student card.
  • At the beginning of the trail (2,720 masl) we will cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along flat Inca terrain with hiking on steep, open trails.
  • There are excellent views of the Huillca Raccay Inca Fortress, the vast and incredible Inca site of Llactapata (officially called Patallacta) and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5,860 masl) known as Veronica.
  • Our first camp is in Wayllabamba (3,000 masl) a temperate green valley with the same name. Night temperatures are around 5ºC depending on the month.
  • During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, the lush green valley surrounding us and a myriad of flora and fauna.

Breakfast – Passenger/ Snack, Lunch & Dinner – Agency

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayu – Runkuraqay

  • 05.30 hrs After waking up very early and enjoying a hot breakfast, we will begin a steep ascent to the highest pass, Warmihuañusca pass or Paso de la mujer muerta at 4,200 masl. This day, you will feel a real sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit, after a well-deserved rest, we will begin the descent to Pacaymayu where we will stop for lunch (3,550 masl).
  • On our way to the pass, we will be able to see a variety of hummingbirds and a combination of other bird species. We will have plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and ‘Polylepis’ or Q’ueuña trees that grow in the amazing cloud forest located at 3,650 masl.
  • After lunch, we begin the second steep 2-hour climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4,000 masl). We will arrive at our campsite at 17.00 hrs. Temperatures in this camp are 4ºC during the night.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – Agency

Day 3: Pacaymayu – Wiñayhuayna

  • 06.00 hrs This is the most impressive day, keep this in mind when ascending on day three. We will rise for breakfast and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca (meaning City in the Clouds).
  • Here we reach the third highest point of the Inca Trail (3,680 masl). The views of the mountains, canyons and surroundings are spectacular, the Inca site of Phuyupatamarca is a few minutes walk from the third pass.
  •  After visiting this site, we continue down 3,000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive Inca agricultural site of Intipata. After taking some time to visit the site, we will continue until we reach our third camp Wiñay Wayna (2,680 masl).
  • Today, we will only walk for about 4 to 5 hours. We will arrive at the camp at lunch time. Temperatures during the night are approximately 12º C.
  • A few steps from our camp is the famous Inca site of Wiñay Wayna or Forever Young. Even if you feel tired after the hike, it is a moment not to be missed, as it is the most impressive site on the Inca Trail.


Breakfast – Passenger / Lunch & Dinner – Agency

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna – Inti Punku – Machupichu – Cusco

  • 04.00 hrs It is time to get up, have breakfast and start the 4th day on the Inca Trail to arrive on time to Machu Picchu. This is the final part of our trip.
  • 06.00 hrs We will arrive at Inti Punku or the Sun Gate. At that point, the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu is in front of us with its intense beauty, an incredible sight for everyone. The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their exhausting journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu.
  • At this point, we walk downhill to the citadel of Machu Picchu (2,400 m.a.s.l.). After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the House of the Guardians. From there we proceed to the checkpoint where we register and leave our belongings.
  • The guide will lead us through the amazing ruins and its main streets. We will stroll through the city squares and climb the intricately carved staircases made of stone.
  • Machu Picchu is considered the spiritual center of the world for esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.
  • We will also have time to enjoy climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there some of the following activities on your own if you wish, also in Aguas Calientes visit the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs (not included in the price).
  • At the end of the tour, we will descend to Aguas Calientes and then board the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo train station. At the station we will meet our transportation and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

Breakfast – Agency / Lunch & Dinner- Passenger



WAYLLABAMBA – Noche 1, Campamento

PACAYMAYU – Noche 2, Campamento

WIÑAY HUAYNA – Noche 3, Campamento

  • Private tourist transportation to Piscacucho
  • Tourist guide with experience on the Royal Inca Trail
  • Experienced cultural tour guide in Machupicchu
  • Private camping sites
  • Camping equipment
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca site of Machu Picchu
  • Professional trekking chef with an assistant
  • Medical kit and oxygen bottle
  • 1 duffel bag for personal luggage; to be carried by the passengers. Porters can carry their own equipment, but it will be an additional cost.
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (vegetarian, vegan or special menus available at no additional cost).
  • Boiled water: from your first lunch to your last breakfast, we recommend bringing about 3L.
  • Wake up with tea: Every morning in camp, you will wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent to warm up before you start your day.
  • Tea time every day during the trek: Every evening before dinner, the cooks will serve you popcorn, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot water, etc.
  • Hygiene products: A small towel before each meal to wash your hands and every morning there will also be a bucket with warm water for washing.
  • Train tickets: Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo (departure time is confirmed on the day of the meeting and is subject to availability).
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private tourist transportation to your hotel in Cusco.


  • Sleeping bags -18ºC
  • Concettur bus to the Inca city of Machupicchu
  • Walking sticks
  • 1st breakfast and last lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, our agency staff is well paid, so feel free to tip “Recommendation 06.00 – 08.00 USD per day per traveler for all staff according to your satisfaction.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond management’s control (bad weather, itinerary modification due to security issue, illness, government policy change, political instability/strike, etc.)
  • Mineral water
  • Snacks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities


  • Original passport
  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Gloves (warm)
  • Complete rain gear or poncho
  • Trekking pants
  • Breathable long sleeve polo shirts
  • Sweater or sweater for the cold weather
  • Swimwear and sandals
  • Sun hat and bandana
  • Casual mountain clothing
  • Camera and video camera with extra battery
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration pouches recommended)
  • Snack: Chocolates, dried fruit, cereal bars
  • Cash: coins and small bills
  • A good positive mental attitude and a willingness to de-stress


  • No large suitcases or wheeled bags.
  • Additional luggage you will not need to leave at your hotel in Cusco or at our office.



Inca Trail


Minimum 02 people


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Frequently Asked Questions about the Inca Trail

On the Inca Trail, it’s unlikely to find places to buy crafts, as the hike takes place in natural and remote areas. However, in Aguas Calientes, the town near Machu Picchu, you will find a variety of shops and craft stalls where you can buy local products like textiles, jewelry, and souvenirs. There are also some shops in Machu Picchu, but be aware that prices are usually higher than in Aguas Calientes.

When visiting Machu Picchu, it’s important to follow certain rules to preserve and respect this historic and natural site. Some of the rules include not touching or climbing the structures, not smoking, not bringing food or drinks, and not littering. It’s also essential to follow the guidance of the guides and not leave designated areas. The goal is to keep the site in its original state and protect it for future generations.

The best time to avoid crowds at Machu Picchu is during the low season, which generally runs from November to March. During these months, there are fewer visitors compared to the high season (June to August). However, keep in mind that it’s also the rainy season, so it’s important to be prepared for wet weather. Additionally, visiting Machu Picchu early in the morning or late in the afternoon can help you avoid crowds.

You won’t find hot springs on the Inca Trail itself, as the hike mainly goes through natural and mountainous areas. However, in Aguas Calientes, the town near Machu Picchu, there are hot springs available for relaxation after the hike. The hot springs in Aguas Calientes are a popular choice for travelers who want to rest and enjoy a relaxing soak in warm waters.

Nighttime temperatures in Wayllabamba usually hover around 5°C, depending on the season. To be prepared, it’s advisable to bring warm clothing, such as a jacket or coat, long pants, and a scarf or hat. It’s also a good idea to have waterproof clothing in case of rain, as the weather can change quickly in the mountains. An appropriate sleeping bag is essential to stay warm during the night at the campsite.

The Inca Trail is situated at altitudes ranging from 2,400 to 4,200 meters above sea level. During the hike, visitors experience significant changes in altitude as they progress along the trail, requiring proper acclimatization to avoid altitude-related health issues like altitude sickness.

No, the Inca Trail is not available year-round. It remains closed throughout the month of February for maintenance and conservation work. It’s essential to plan your visit with this restriction in mind to enjoy this unique experience in the available months.

The difficulty level of the Inca Trail varies from moderate to challenging. The route includes steep terrain, stone steps, rocky paths, and altitude changes. Hikers should be in good physical shape and have hiking experience. While advanced technical skills are not required, preparation and gradual acclimatization to the altitude are essential to fully enjoy the journey.

Yes, it is highly recommended to acclimatize before embarking on the Inca Trail. Since the route traverses different altitudes, it’s important for your body to gradually adapt to altitude changes to prevent altitude-related health issues like altitude sickness. It’s suggested to arrive in Cusco at least two days before starting the hike and take medical precautions if necessary to minimize risks and fully enjoy the Inca Trail experience.









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