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Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour)

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu Private Service

3 Days desde $ USD 1100.00

Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour)

Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour)

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu Private Service

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3 Days desde $ USD 1100.00

Price
$ USD 1 100.00
Duration
3 Days
Physical Level
Demanding
Altitude
4200 mnsn
Accomodation
Glamping, Hiking
Departures
Daiy Departures
Cusco

Overview

Inca Trail Private tour 4 days to Machu Picchu

The best Private experience to Visit Machu Picchu tour package is the Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service

The best option to do the Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service is to travel in private service, in short, you will travel at your own pace, you will take photos where you want and at the time you want. You will have personalized assistance throughout the trip

You can personalize your Inca Trail Private tour 4 days as you wish. If you travel to take photos, for academic reasons, to observe birds or the great fauna of Peru, we have a specialized professional for you; Just make your inquiry and our travel specialist will attend to all your requests.

This great walk in our private service is the best way to share pleasant moments with your friends and family, a unique and unrepeatable experience.

Take your time to talk to our specialist, we will call you by phone, just write to us

To get a glimpse of the unforgettable experience that awaits you, please take a look at the reviews from our satisfied customers.

Price From
$ 1100.00
Food

3B, 3L, 3D

Travel Asistants

Loal Guide
Private Conductor

Transport

Bus, Hike, Train

Group Size

Accomodation

Glamping, Hiking

Physical Level

Demanding

Travel Map

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1: Cusco – Piskacucho – Km 82 – Huayllabamba
  • DAY 2: Huayllabamba – Warmiwanusca – Pacaymayu
  • DAY 3: Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha – Winayhuayna
  • DAY 4: Winaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco

Highlights

  • Hike the Best Inca Trail Classi  and Get to Machupicchu by the “Inti Punto” “Sungate”
  • Sleep in Comfort under the stars
  • Enjoy the views of Inca Trail Inca sites
  • We will perform Inca rituals and you will learn more about the Incas
  • Enjoy the differentiated and friendly treatment of our guides and porters, everyone works happily
  • Enjoy the rich and nutritious gastronomy of the Andes
  • Walk through different types of landscapes and settings, such as cloud forests, highlands, grassy hills and Andean valleys.
  • Reaches an altitude of 4,200 meters (12,000 feet) along the Inca Trail Pass
  • Explore Machu Picchu and its surroundings with expert and knowledgeable guides.
  • Our group outings are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people and any day of the year.
  • Please note that assignments and itinerary are subject to change depending on the time of booking and the camps provided by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.
  • The first 250 spaces are reserved for the Wiñayhuayna camp, which is just a two-hour walk from Machu Picchu, while the remaining spaces are for Phuyupatamarca, a five-hour walk from Machu Picchu. Therefore, we highly recommend booking well in advance to secure camping in Wiñayhuayna.

Trip Details

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu Private Service Summary:

  • TOUR NAME: Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu Private Service
  • 100% LOCAL COMPANY: fully licensed Inca Trail Operator, Highly Recommended! Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor & Youtube what our Passengers say about us
  • GROUP SIZE: 02 People Minimum (04 – 06 Average) and 08 People Maximum
  • STARTING POINT: Pick-up from Cusco & Sacred Valley Hotel/Airbnb. From 4:30 am to 5:00 am
  • ENDING POINT: Drop-off in Cusco at Hotel/Airbnb 10:30 pm
  • DEPARTURE: Daily (Based on Availability). If you are a group of 02 we depart (No matter if you have paid as a large group service). We NEVER pass our people onto another operator as most agencies do here in Cusco.
  • HIKING DISTANCE: 46km /26miles
  • PHYSICAL LEVEL: Level 3. Inca Trail Requires some physical preparation and we also recommend to Aclimatize 2 days before we begin the Inca trail
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 4,200 m / 12,000 ft
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private Van/Bus to Km 82 (for our Passengers and staff) Tourist Expedition Train Back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 3 Nights in Camping in 4 Season Tents/02 ppl per Tent (Sleeping bag and Self-Inflating air Mat are included)
  • PORTERING SERVICE: 7 Kilos/14 Pounds Extra Portering service is included. We will provide you a duffel bag for your personal Stuff and (This will be carried by the porter), Water Bottle, Rain Poncho & Inca Trail T-shirt at the briefing time
  • MEALS: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 2 tea times + wake-up teas (Vegetarian, Vegan and Free Gluten with NO extra Charge, Upon Request)
  • INCA TRAIL AND MACHUPICCHU: Inca Trail Permits & Machupicchu (See Availability https://www.machupicchu.gob.pe) entrance fee Included.

Itinerary

DAY 1

Cusco – Piskacucho – Km 82 – Huayllabamba

We will arrange for your hotel pickup between 4:30am to 5:00am to start the Inca Trail adventure. Our journey begins from Cusco and passes through Urubamba. We will make a brief stop at Ollaytaytambo for any last-minute gear or personal essentials.

Our next stop is Piskacuchu (Km 82 – Trailhead) Inca Trail Control Point, from where we will start our hike to Huayllabamba, our first campsite. Along the Inca Trail, we will halt for lunch at Miskay, the first Inca Trail Village, and take a breather before continuing to the first Inca Trail archaeological site, Patallacta or Llactapata, which is the biggest Inca Trail Inca Site.

Your guide will explain the significance of Llactapata before we continue hiking for two more hours to reach Huayllabamba, our first Inca Trail camping spot located at an altitude of 2900 meters above sea level.

  • First day: Total distance: 10 km (aprox.)
  • Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 3,000 m (aprox.)
  • Campsite altitude (Huayllabamba): 3,000 m (aprox.)
  • Places to see: Ollantaytambo, Piscakucho, km 82, Kanabamba, Llactapata Incan Site, Tarayoc lunch spot, Hatunchaka, Huayllabamba.
Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service
Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service
DAY 2

Huayllabamba – Warmiwanusca – Pacaymayu

The Inca Trail begins early in the morning to take advantage of the shade of the mountains.

This allows us to walk to the first pass of the Inca Trail, Warmihuañusca (also known as the Dead Woman’s Pass), which is located at 4200 meters above sea level, the highest area of the Inca Trail.

From above we can appreciate the various ecological zones and microclimates that make up the area. After crossing the pass and taking our group photo with the surrounding snow-capped mountains, we descend to our second camp, Pacaymayo, at 3600 meters above sea level.

We will have lunch and have a free afternoon to explore the area.

This day we will walk for a total distance of approximately 12 km and we will climb only one pass: the Dead Woman Pass.

It should be noted that some operators use Chaquicocha as a camping site, forcing their passengers to climb the second pass at 3950 meters high, resulting in two passes in one day.

  • Estimated walking time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Highest altitude point: 4,200 m (approx.)
  • Camp altitude (Pacaymayu): 3,650 m (approx.)
  • Places to see: Huayllabamba, Yunkachimpa, Tres Perse, Llulluchapampa, Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman Pass), Pacaymayu
Inca Trail Private tour 4 days
Inca Trail Private tour 4 days
DAY 3

Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha – Winayhuayna

Este tercer día comienza con un delicioso desayuno antes de embarcarnos en una exploración de algunos sitios incas.

Haremos una caminata hasta la zona de Runcurakay, que es el segundo punto más alto de la caminata, situándose a 3.850 m.s.n.m.

La caminata nos tomará 45 minutos, visitaremos el sitio arqueológico de Runcuracay. También visitaremos los sitios arqueológicos incas de Sayacmarca y Phuyupatamarca durante la caminata.

Luego de disfrutar del almuerzo visitaremos el sitio Inca de Wiñaywayna, donde pasaremos nuestra última noche en el Camino Inca. Para despedirnos haremos una celebración para despedirnos de nuestros porteadores con una cena especial.

  • Distancia de caminata: 16 km (aprox.) Exploramos el sitio inca por el camino inca
  • Tiempo estimado de caminata: 7 – 8 horas
  • Punto de altitud máxima: 3.900 m (aprox.)
  • Altitud del campamento (Wiñayhuayna) 2.650 m (aprox.)
  • Lugares para ver: Pacaymayu, Sitio Inca Runkurachay, Paso Runkurakay (3900 metros de altura), Sitio Inca Sayacmarca, Sitio Inca Conchamarca, Lugar de almuerzo Chaquicocha, Sitio Inca
  • Phuyupatamarca, Sitio Inca Intipata, Sitio Inca Wiñayhuayna.
Inca Trail Private tour 4 days
Inca Trail Private tour 4 days
DAY 4

Winaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco

This last day of the Inca Trail, we start with an early breakfast and walk towards the lost city of Machu Picchu.

We will make a stop at the Inti Punku “Sungate”, also known as the “Puerta del Sol”, which is the entrance to the Inca Trail.

Here we can see a panoramic view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. After a brief descent, we will check in and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu.

We will have free time to explore the Inca site on your own during the rest of the day. Later we will return to “Machu Picchu Pueblo” to take the train on the schedule previously discussed with your travel agent, and it will take you from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.

In Ollantaytambo our private transportation will take us back to Cusco, and we must arrive between 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

  • Total walking distance: 7 km (approx.)
  • Estimated walking time: 2 – 3 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (approx.)
  • Places to see: Wiñayhuayna, Intipunku (Puerto del Sol), Machupicchu City, Huaynapicchu or
  • Machupicchu Mountain (optional), Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu Town.
Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service
Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service

Please Note: Walking and journey times are approximate.

Inclusions

Included

Included in the Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service

  • PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION/ Private Tourist transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo and then KM 82 (The Trailhead) (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs) and Please, Note. we always use the same tourist transportation for our porters. we wont send them by an unconfortable truck as most do here.
  • EXPEDITIONS TRAIN BACK TICKET/ Tourist Expeditions train Back ticket (Between 2:30pm to 7:00pm) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and then bus back to cusco and we willdropp you off at the hotel.
  • PROFFESIONAL GUIDES/ English – Spanish speaking guide for 4 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only) All of them speak Fluent English & Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT/ Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress (While others agencies are using foam mat) Thats why many of them run away from us. Because they dont want their passengers to see the Quality of our Camping equipment)
  • Two person CAMPING TENTS (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite) 4 season tent Aluminium poles Tents
  • MASTER CHEFFS/Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas Expeditions every month)
  • Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months) Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • FOOD/Food service in the campsites (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu: Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • Portering Service. As detailed in the table authorised by the INC. (To carry our camping equipment and food) We Never overload our porters. Please, see a detailed page where you can see how we threat our porter Chaskis
  • Extra Portering Service of 7 Kilos/14 pounds for our personal stuff (We will provide you a duffel bag to put all your personal stuff as well as the sleeping bag & Mat)
  • INCA TRAIL PERMITS AND ADMISION TICKETS/Inca Trail and Machupicchu Permits & entrance fees as well as all the porters and cooks valid for 4 days as well as insurance policy of life for all our staff.
  • Visit to Machu Picchu on the 4th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
  • Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adecuate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only).
  • Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco (2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
  • First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks as well as Rain poncho
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time.
  • Water bottle for refilling with water along the inca trail (WE DONT WANT YOU TO USE PLASTIC BOTTLES) Get one once you are at our office!!!
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

No Included

No Included in 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 4
  • Tips (optional)
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.

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DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email at info@quechuasexpeditions.com)

  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years) : US$30. Please send us a a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$30 Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$30  Please send us a copy of passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$20 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.

UPGRADES:

  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • MachuPicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bed room, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$20 per person / Twin Bed room (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)

RENTALS

  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip

ADITIONAL INFO:

BRIEFING for all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet you guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)

STORAGE Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage with no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You are Going!!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go… 

What to Bring

For the five days of Salkantay treks, you need personal trekking gear and a sleeping bag. If you do not have a sleeping bag is possible to rent one from us also if you like trekking poles, you can rent them from us. The rest needed for this trek we provide.

Here is a general packing list for the Salkantay trek that you can use as a reference:

Clothing:

  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Hiking socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Long pants (hiking pants or leggings)
  • T-shirts or breathable shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Swimwear (for hot springs or swimming)
  • Sandals / Flip flops
  • A towel

Gear:

  • Backpack (20-30L)
  • Sleeping bag (rated to 0-5 degrees Celsius/32-41 degrees Fahrenheit). If you do not have one, you can rent one from the company
  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking poles (optional but recommended), if you do not have one pair you can rent from the company
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Water bottle or hydration system (at least 1.5 liters capacity)
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
  • Personal medication (if necessary)

Optional:

  • Camera or phone for taking pictures
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Book or Kindle for reading during downtime
  • Snacks (such as energy bars, trail mix, or dried fruit)
  • Cash in soles (for buying souvenirs or optional activities)
  • Also, keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable in the Andes, so it’s recommended to dress in layers and bring both warm and waterproof clothing or rain ponchos.

DOCUMENTS YOU MUST CARRY DURING THE TREK

  • Original Passport
  • Original student card if you have applied for a student discount.

NOTE: Salkantay Treks Peru provides a duffle bag in which you can pack up to 7 kilograms of your personal belongings, which will be carried by horses during the trek. During the trek, you will carry a small backpack with the necessary items for the day hike. The rest of your belongings can be packed in the duffle bag, which will be accessible at each campsite.

Pricing List

Inca Trail 4 Days Private Service (2023 & 2024 Prices)

(PRIVATE SERVICE) Prices are based on Number of people/ We will leave with Minimum of 02 Ppl
This Service Includes: First Class Vistadome Train Back, Private bus back from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, Walking Poles, Bus & Down to Machu Picchu as well as a 3 stars Hotel

01 Person Group / US$2200 per person
02 People Group / US$1350 per person
03 People Group / US$1300 per person
04 People Group / US$1250 per person
05 People Group / US$1200 per person
06 People Group / US$1150 per person
07 – or More People Group / US$1100 per person


Booking Note

DISCOUNTS (to apply discounts. Please send us an email)
  • UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD (Students must be below 25 years): US$20. Please send us a scanned copy of the student card at the time of booking.
  • Under 17 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 12 years old: US$20 Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 or more: US$10 per person. All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
UPGRADES:
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (Based on Availability): US$90 Based on Availability (Let us at the time of booking)
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train (First Class Train) (Includes Private Transportation From Ollantaytambo to Cusco) USUS$70
  • Extra Night in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person (Twin Bedroomdon’t, 3 Beds room & 4 Beds Room with Private shower & Bathroom)
  • A night in Cusco at our Quechuas Guesthouse: from US$30 per person / Twin Bedroom (Before we do the tour/trek or after the tour/trek)
RENTALS
  • Goose Down sleeping bag (Mummy style): US$30 for the entire trip
  • (Black Dimond) Walking Poles Rubber Tips Included: US$20 for the entire trip
  • Day Pack 20 – 30 liters (Rain cover included): US$15 for the entire trip
ADDITIONAL INFO:
  • BRIEFING: all our treks is a Night before we do the trek at 6:30 pm in our office, But if you want us to come to your Hotel let us know in advance.(You will get a chance to meet your guide and as well as to give you your duffel bags)
  • STORAGE: Most Hotels have storage where you can leave the rest of your stuff while you hike to Machupicchu, But if they dont have a place you can leave your stuff in our storage at no extra cost. (Let us know at the time of briefing)

We need at least 02 of you and Leave any day you suit. All Departures are 100% Guaranteed If You’re Booked, You Are Going !!! To Confirm and Secure the Inca Trail Permits. Send us the filled-out booking form as well as a deposit of 30% and you are ready to go…


Recommendations

Here are some recommendations to help you prepare for the Inca Trail Private tour 4 days

  1. Train beforehand: The Inca Trail involves a lot of walking and hiking, so it’s essential to train beforehand to ensure that you are physically prepared. Cardiovascular exercises, such as running or cycling, and strength training exercises, such as squats and lunges, can help you build endurance and strength.
  2. Acclimatize: The Inca Trail reaches high altitudes, so it’s crucial to spend some time acclimatizing to the altitude before starting the trek. Spend a few days in Cusco, which is situated at 3,400 meters above sea level, before embarking on the Inca Trail.
  3. Pack appropriately: Make sure you pack appropriately for the trek. You will need comfortable hiking shoes, lightweight clothing, a waterproof jacket, and warm layers for the cold nights. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.
  4. Stay hydrated: It’s essential to stay hydrated while hiking, especially at high altitudes. Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it at the water stations along the trail. You can also bring water purification tablets to ensure that the water is safe to drink.
  5. Respect the environment: The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s important to respect the environment by following the rules and regulations set by the park authorities. Don’t litter, stay on the designated trails, and avoid damaging the ancient ruins.
  6. Hire a reputable tour operator: The Inca Trail can only be hiked with a licensed tour operator. Do your research and choose a reputable tour operator with experienced guides, comfortable camping equipment, and quality food.
  7. Be prepared for the weather: The weather on the Inca Trail can be unpredictable, with rain and cold temperatures common. Bring rain gear and warm layers, and be prepared for the possibility of rain, fog, and wind.

Valid Student ID for Machu Picchu

To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:

  • 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
  • The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
  • The ID must have a valid expiration date

Invalid Student IDs

Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:

  • Traveler is older than 25
  • Expired ID
  • Student Id without expiration date
  • ISIC cards are not valid.

Travel Guide

The Inca Trail Private tour 4 days is a popular trekking route in Peru that leads to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. If you’re planning to hike the Inca Trail, here’s a travel guide to help you prepare for the journey:

  1. Book in advance: The Inca Trail permits are limited and sell out quickly, so it’s best to book your tour several months in advance to secure your spot.
  2. Physical preparation: The Inca Trail is a challenging hike that involves steep climbs, high altitude, and long hours of walking. It’s recommended to prepare yourself physically by doing regular exercise and building up your stamina.
  3. What to pack: Pack light but don’t forget the essentials like a good pair of hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a headlamp. Your tour operator will provide camping equipment and food, so you don’t need to bring those.
  4. Altitude sickness: The Inca Trail reaches a maximum altitude of 4,215 meters, so it’s important to acclimatize yourself before starting the trek. It’s recommended to spend a few days in Cusco or other high-altitude areas before the hike.
  5. Respect the trail: The Inca Trail is a UNESCO World Heritage site and should be treated with respect. Don’t litter, damage the trail or the ruins, and be mindful of the local communities and their customs.
  6. Enjoy the experience: The Inca Trail 4 Days Private Tour is not just about reaching Machu Picchu, but also about the journey itself. Take the time to appreciate the stunning landscapes, learn about the Incan culture and history, and bond with your fellow hikers and guides.

By following these tips, you can ensure a safe and memorable experience on the Inca Trail.

Inca Trail Avaialability, (Oficial Inca Trail Permits 2024)

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Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend leaving any luggage that you don’t need during the trek at your hotel. Most hotels in Cusco offer a complimentary safety deposit service, but if your hotel doesn’t, we can provide a storage facility for you. Please let us know.

The sleeping mat weighs 1 kg and the sleeping bag weighs 2 kg.

Our guides are trained in basic medical care and carry a first aid kit. In rare cases where a traveler is unable to complete the hike due to medical reasons, they are escorted back to Cusco and can rejoin the group in Machu Picchu a few days later via train. For serious medical emergencies, Cusco has modern medical facilities and our guides and porters have evacuation strategies in place.

We provide high-quality camping equipment, including 4-season aluminum pole tents (3-people-capacity for 2 people), dining tents, tables, chairs, toilet tents, cooking equipment, water purifiers, air Thermarest mattresses, and other camping gear.

We recommend carrying your daily essentials such as water, snacks, camera, and film. Porters will carry all your other supplies, including camping equipment and clothing. We advise limiting personal belongings to 12 lbs to prevent overloading the porters. If you have an extra porter, they can carry up to 12kg as a Full Porter, 6kg as a Half Porter, or 4kg for carrying a sleeping bag and pad.

Our guides are highly experienced, fluent in English, Spanish, and Quechua, and have in-depth knowledge of the history, culture, and ecology of the area. Most of them have 5-10 years of experience leading Inca trail hikes, and they receive annual Red Cross First Aid and emergency training.

A cook accompanies every group and provides delicious and hearty meals that include a mix of local specialties and international favorites. Vegetarian meals are available upon request, and we can usually accommodate other special dietary needs with advance notice.

We recommend bringing your own refillable water bottles to limit plastic waste. Water is boiled, treated with iodine, and filtered with one of our portable filters (Katadyn and PUR commonly used). It is available in the morning and at every meal.

Trek permits are non-refundable and non-transferable, and we cannot replace cancelled passengers with new ones due to current regulations.

We usually purchase permits within a few days of receiving your deposit. If you need us to act immediately, you can send your deposit via Western Union, which is the fastest and safest way in Cusco, Peru. We can receive the money and confirm your trip in minutes.

The Inca Trail is a 26-mile trek through the Andes Mountains in Peru that leads to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail is approximately 26 miles long and takes about 4 days to complete.

Yes, all hikers need a permit to hike the Inca Trail. Permits are limited and sell out quickly, so it’s important to book in advance.

The cost of hiking the Inca Trail varies depending on the tour company and the time of year. Expect to pay around $500-$1000 per person.

The best time to hike the Inca Trail is during the dry season, which runs from May to September.

The Inca Trail is a challenging trek that requires a moderate level of fitness. It’s a good idea to train for the hike by doing regular cardio and strength training.

You should pack comfortable hiking clothes, a good pair of hiking shoes, a warm jacket, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and plenty of snacks and water.

There are limited bathroom facilities on the Inca Trail, but most campsites have basic toilets.

Yes, many tour companies offer porter services for an additional fee. This can be a great option if you don’t want to carry a heavy backpack.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern on the Inca Trail, as much of the trek takes place at high elevations. It’s important to acclimate properly and stay hydrated.

Most tour companies provide meals on the Inca Trail, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is typically simple but filling, and may include local specialties like quinoa soup and roasted guinea pig.

Yes, all hikers must have a licensed guide to hike the Inca Trail. This is to help protect the trail and ensure the safety of hikers.

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to hike the Inca Trail due to safety concerns. However, there are other family-friendly treks in the area.

Cancellation policies vary depending on the tour company, but many require a non-refundable deposit and have strict cancellation deadlines.

Yes, hiking the Inca Trail is an incredible experience that offers stunning views and a glimpse into ancient Inca culture. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that is well worth the effort.

How to Book

TO BOOK THE Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour), FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour), provide a $180 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour) experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour) online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour), a $180 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour) and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $180 deposit per person for the Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu (Private Tour) tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

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