INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS: Trek at your own pace
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Inca Trail is a perfect trekking trip for people without experience in trekking on high altitudes and for families with children; in this tour, you will trek through the picturesque mountains and explore the Inca ruins along the trail. The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is 45kms with wonderful views; the last day, you will explore the stunning Machu Picchu. Book this trek in advance to avoid the disappointments. The famous «Inca Trail» which connects the city of Cusco with the Sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, is only a small part and tangential huge network of Inca roads.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu offer many peaks and mountaineering expeditions in Peru. Among them, few peaks and mountains are open for foreign trekkers in Peru. The Inca Trail is the world’s best hiking route and it’s considered to be from moderate to challenging trek so a few days of acclimatization is required.
All departures of 5-Day Inca Trail Trek, are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
All About 5-Day Inca Trail Trek
At a glance:
- Style: Guided
- Grade: Moderate to challenge
- Maximum elevation: 4,200 meters
- Camping tents
- Transport: Bus, train and trekking
- Meals included: As mentioned in the itinerary
- Timing: 5 days and 4 nights
- Starting and Ending point: Cusco hotel
Short Trek Itinerary:
DAY 1: Cusco – Huayllabamba
- 3 hour-travel by tourist bus to Pisqhakucho or km 82.
- Inca Trail Hike for 6-7 hours (11km)
- Visit the Patallacta Inca ruins.
- Lunch will be served on the way.
DAY 2: Pacaymayo
- Early breakfast in the Campsite.
- Start the Incas Trail trek at 07:00 a.m
- Trek for 7-8 hours from Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo.
- Conquer the highest pass named “Warmiwañusqha” or Dead women pass at 4,200 masl.
- Lunch will be served on the way.
DAY 3: Phuyupatamarca.
- Start the trek at 07:00 a.m.
- Trek for 7-8 hours from Pacaymayo to Phuyupatamarka.
- Explore the Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca Ruins.
- Trek though the Cloud forest.
- Lunch will be served on the way.
DAY 4: «Aguas Calientes»
- Enjoy the sunrise over the highest mountain of the region: Salkantay at 6,271 masl.
- Trek for 7-8 hours from Phuyupatamarka to Machu Pichu; then bus to the town of «Aguas Calientes».
- Trek through the original Inca trail and pass through the Inca tunnels.
- The Inca trail runs through the cloud forest.
- Explore the Inca ruins of Phuyupatamarka, Intipata and Wiñayhuayna.
- Arrival in the afternoon for the sunset to Intipunku or Sungate.
DAY 5: Machu Picchu Tour.
- Early breakfast in the hotel.
- Take the bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu.
- 2-3 hour guided tour to Machu Picchu.
- Free time for further exploration.
- Optional climb to Huayna Picchu Moutain.
- In the afternoon, we will return to Cusco by train.
- Transfer to your hotel.
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Inca Trail information
The Inca Trail to Machu picchu is one of world’s best known tours visited by thousands of tourists every year. This trek of 45 km combines the visit of the archaeological sites, wonderful mountain scenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds and the majestic Andean Condor. This 5 day-programme is excellent for families with children and people with short experience in trekking as it allows a better acclimatization to altitude and the daily walking distance is less than in the 4 days trek.
Every year, some 25,000 trekkers from all over the world hike the 45 km stone-paved trail, built by the Incas to get to the impregnable Citadel of Machu Picchu. The Inca trail is usually covered in 4 days arriving at the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for sunrise on the fourth day. The trek is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4,200 masl are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important. If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least 2 full days in Cusco prior to starting the trek.
- The price of the tour does not include flights. You must buy your flight ticket.So, you’ll need to arrive to Cusco for the tour.
- The Confirmation for 5-Day Inca Trail Trekking, will be received when the tour booking is made.
Passport name, number, date of birth, gender and country is required at time of booking for all participants.
- Valid passport required on day of travel. (Expiration dates older than 6 months are valid).
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
- Not wheelchair accessible
Child seats or chairs available
- Most travelers can participate in the experience.
- Airport pickup and drop-off will be provided by arrangement with your flight information.
- There will be a maximum of 12 travelers on the tour or activity Operated by: SPT Travel & Tours.
If our scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer not to travel with a group, then we can also run this tour privately for you. Please contact us for more information and prices.
Departure and returning Times for the excursion differs; it will be coordinated with your guide at the briefing time. However, the excursions include from hotel to hotel.
Important note.- FOR AIRPORT TRANSFERS WE ARE FLEXIBLE, WE CAN PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AT ANY TIME.
For 5-Day Inca Trail Trek, is Included «Expedition calss Train». The traveler in the Expedition class train, will be comfortable and relaxed, and will also be informed about the most important points that we pass along the route. The Expedition has wagons completely covered by wide windows so that the traveler immerses himself in the beauty of the natural landscape, and makes his experience to Machu Picchu begin on the train.
The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assists service in Cusco airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.
Private vehicles are used for all sightseeing tours and most of the journeys throughout the tour. A variety of transport including vans, bus and train is used when you visit Machu Picchu.
We are committed to being a small group operator, as we feel this gives everyone in the group the best chance to get to know their fellow travellers and to hear and make the most of their guide. There’s no point in us providing great guides if you’ve got to peer over 30-40 shoulders to see them! So, we won’t ever put you in a 50-seater coach with 49 other people and just one guide. Instead, we set this Inca Trail Trek group departure to have a maximum of 10 travellers. Average group sizes are around 6 people, lower during the low season (December- March.
Fully trained English-speaking Local guides are provided for Inca Trail Trekking and many of our travellers consider them a highlight of their tour. We also provide a fully trained English-speaking guide for any sightseeing tours.
It is important when considering and preparing to travel anywhere in the world that you have a good understanding of the country you are visiting, its laws and customs, and the possible risks and situations that may occur. This includes specific risks related to your itinerary (eg. does it involve water & can you swim, are you fit enough for the activities included), as well as more general risks such as natural disasters.
General details and links to more information about health risks, visa requirements, money, and travel insurance are given in these tour notes. We recommend that you re-read all these before your departure as well as the small print of your travel insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered and what is not.
You should take copies of your important travel documents with you and ideally also store them online securely as a backup. Make sure that you have given us your emergency contact details and told that person where and when you are travelling. Ensure you take enough money with you and that you have access to emergency funds.
While an accepted part of the culture and customs in Peru, tipping is always optional, and any amounts paid should reflect excellent service.
It is normal and accepted for people to tip differently, and you should not feel under any pressure to tip any particular amount. We are often asked for advice on common amounts however, and suggest that you consider around US$ 5-10 per person per day for guides, US$ 3-7 p/p/day for assistant guides or tour leaders, and US$ 2-5 p/p/day for porters and drivers.
5-Day Inca Trek experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel it or request a modification, the amount paid will not be refunded. More information see at term & Condition.
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Yes! You must bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport that you sent us to reserve your Machu Picchu Permits. Your passport will be checked at the Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.
UPDATE PASSPORT NUMBERS:
If you are renewing your passport, feel free to email us a copy of your old passport to reserve your Machu Picchu Permits. If you no longer have your old passport, any government-issued ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you have received your new passport. Email us a copy of your new passport as soon as possible to change your ticket information.
This will depend on the availability of trains. Our reservations are generally from 5:05 p.m. from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes on day 1 and the return train ticket is at 2:55 p.m., you will arrive in Cusco at 6:30 p.m.
To book 5-Day Inca Trail Trek, we will require a deposit of $200 per person. Upon receipt the pre-payment, we will send you an email with the confirmation of your trip. Here are all the details you need to send us.
- Personal information: (your full name, exactly as in your passport):
- Passport number
- Date of birthday (dd/mm/yyyy)
***We need copies of each participant’s passport, as they are required when purchasing The permits and Tickets.
You can make the pre-payment by clicking on the PAYPAL symbols on our page or you need to log in to your PayPal account and send the money to firstname.lastname@example.org
About remining balance?
The remining balance you’ll pay in cash once you arrive to Cusco in USD or soles (Peruvian currency), to the change of the day; or if you prefer PayPal (7% service charge applies) for the bank commission. Also, you can pay us by Visa credit card only (5% service charge applies). Please let us know which one you prefer.
Our 5-Day Inca Trail Trek packages is designed for travelers who wish to experience Peru to the fullest, in comfort and style. Individual travellers, groups of friends, families and seniors have been our main clients over the years, and we are proud to say that our experiences are suitable for all ages and tastes.
Our guides are professionals specialized in tourism. This group of local experts includes Spanish, Portuguese and English-speaking guides, eager to provide you with a great experience during your trip.
Yes, As travelers, we know how important it is to spend quality time with family. For this reason, we want to offer a unique experience in Peru where even the little ones will be amazed by the incredible beauty of our country. If you want more information, do not hesitate to contact our team.
Yes, our main objective as a travel agency is to offer an authentic adventure in our country. So, if you are looking to travel off the beaten track or get the best travel itinerary through Peru, be sure to contact our team.