Follow the trek of the ancient Incas and hike the classic four day Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Always accompanied by a stunning views of snowcapped mountains and the Sacred Valley, you will arrive to Machu Picchu to the Sun gate, the old entrance to the city. Explore the site with its buildings, temples and terraces, before returning to Cusco.
DAY 1 : INCA TRAIL - KM82 TO WAYLLABAMBA (PRIVATE)
Early in the morning your private Inca Trail Tour Guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you to KM82. From there you will make your way to the Wayllabamba Campsite. The first two hours of the trek is a lightly paced climb until you reach Miskay, a beautiful picnic area where your chef and porters will have lunch ready. After lunch, you will have 3-4 hours of steady uphill climbing. Along the way, you will visit the site of Llactapata, which is a site thought to have been used primarily for agricultural production. At the end of the day, you will arrive at the village of Wayllabamba and the team will have your tent set up and your dinner ready for you.
DAY 2 : INCA TRAIL - WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO (PRIVATE)
Today, you will start climbing for five hours to reach an altitude of 4200m at the Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the trail, where you will have a stunning panoramic view of the Andean mountains and its surroundings. Thereafter you have an hour descent before reaching the picnic area where your chef and porters will have lunch ready. After lunch, you have another hour descent before reaching Pacaymayo Campsite, where you have the rest of the day to relax.
DAY 3 : INCA TRAIL - PACAYMAYO TO WIÑAYWAYNA (PRIVATE)
After an early breakfast, you will continue trekking the Inca Trail past many archeological sites. The first part of today’s trek will take you from Pacaymayo (3600m) to the second pass, Runkuracay (3900m), where, along the way, you will enter the beautiful circular walled ruin that was thought to have been a stable resting place for couriers and their animals on the trial. After reaching this pass, the rest of the day’s trekking is mostly downhill, following the amazing original path and passing through tunnels. You will pass Saqaymarca, an inaccessible old Incan town that sits on top of a sheer cliff, before reaching a nice area for lunch. After Saqaymarca, you will visit the site of Phuyupatamarca, which was an important religious site that contained sacred baths for ceremonial purposes. After lunch, we will continue the trek until we reach the agricultural terraces and campsite of WiñayWayna.
DAY 4 : INCA TRAIL WIÑAYWAYNA TO MACHU PICCHU AND BACK TO CUSCO (PRIVATE) EXPEDITION
From WiñayWayna you will trek for two hours until you reach the Sun Gate, ‘IntiPunku’, where breathtaking views of Machu Picchu are available. From this spectacular view, you will overlook the entire site of Machu Picchu and the beautiful mountain of Wayna Picchu. You will then have a short downhill walk to the ruins and enjoy a guided tour to learn about the history of this truly fascinating sacred Incan site. You can then enjoy some free time to explore the site on your ownbefore returning to Aguas Calientes in time for an exquisite lunch and then take the train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel.