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Inca Trail 4 Days

4 Days

Classic Route to Machu Picchu

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The iconic 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most sought out trek in South America. Find out why!.

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  • Begin your day early with a pick up from your hotel and a scenic 2-hour drive through the picturesque Sacred Valley to the town Ollantaytambo. Here you will meet your trek team and continue by bus to Piscacucho (Km 82) where the Inca Trail starts.
  • At control point, you will present your Inca Trail permit. This is also where the weight each porter carries is regulated.
  • Once you cross the Piscacucho Bridge over the Urubamba River, you will start the trek. Walk on flat terrain along the shore of the river until you reach the small community of Miskay.
  • Continuing on a steeper path toward a high plateau, your efforts will be rewarded by the spectacular view of the Inca ruins of Patallacta. Situated at the foot of a mountain on the left bank of the river Cusicancha, a tributary of the Urubamba River, this archaeological complex has an urban sector with more than 100 structures and an Inca altar called Pulpituyoc.
  • After lunch, trek for another two hours or so until you reach the first campsite of Wayllabamba.

Trek Distance: 7.5 mi (12 km) | moderate
Approximate Time: 4 to 6 hrs

* You will receive a pre-trek briefing from your trekking guide before starting the trek to review the day-by-day itinerary and discuss any questions that you have about hiking the Inca Trail.

* Our team highly recommends that you spending a few days in Cusco before starting the Inca Trail to adjust to the altitude and be prepared for the physical demands of the trek.

* Ask your travel advisor about the option to hire a porter to carry your personal belongings along the trail.

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We had a wonderful experience with your company. The transport, tour guides, hotels and trains were wonderful. Diana was a great guide for us on the first day. Our Machu Picchu guide was great as well. I would definitely recommend them again. Your team did a wonderful job in all areas.

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El MaPi


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8.8 |Excellent
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Prolongacion Imperio de Los Incas E - 34, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

8.6 |Excellent
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Alameda los Artesanos 1508, Machu Picchu

8.8 |Excellent
5 |Excellent

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