The Inca Trail Experience 8D7N

Start: Cusco, Peru

Finish: Cusco

Visiting:

Cusco

,

Sacred Valley

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Pisac

,

Ollantaytambo

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KM 82

,

Warmi Wañusqa

,

Winay Wayna

,

Machu Picchu

,

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain


Tour operator:

Alpaca Expeditions

Duration:

7 Nights

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal, All dietary needs

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TBC

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

10-70

Tour operated in:

English

,Spanish

Interests:


From:

$1255

$1097

Operator discount: $100

tourhub discount: $58

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 2 days before departure

Tour Overview

Cusco is the archaeological and historical capital of Peru. A city full of wonders and many attractions for every taste. With this itinerary you won't need to choose what to do. We will take you in this amazing journey covering all the must-do activities in the city. We wil go from the magic Sacred Valley to Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and finally the mountain of colors, the rainbow Mountain peru.

Highlights

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    Travelling through all the must-do spots in Cusco

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    Hiking the magical Inca Trail

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    Satellite phones to be contacted along the trek

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    Visit to the wonderful Rainbow Mountain

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    Small group experience guaranteed

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    Full guided tour through Machu Picchu

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    The best equipment and best staff

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    Guided visit to the Sacred Valley

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    Personal porter included for the Inca Trail

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Welcome to Cusco

Location: Cusco

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: No Meals

You will be welcomed at the Cusco airport by our friendly representative and transferred to the hotel. Remember, landing at 3,300 meters can be hard on the body. Do not feel concerned if you have shortness of breath or a small headache. This is common and should go away quickly. You can reduce the symptoms by staying hydrated with water and tea. You will have a free day to acclimatize and visit the impressive main square of Cusco.

(Provide us your flight details to pick you up and transfer to your hotel)

icon Day 2 : Sacred Valley tour

Location: Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

At 8 a.m. we will pick you up to begin your full day tour of the Sacred Valley. On our way to Pisaq, we will stop at some beautiful lookout points for photos. Eventually, we will arrive at the traditional market in Pisaq, which offers great souvenir shopping. We will also visit the Pisaq ruins and begin your history of the Incan empire. Following, you will make the one-hour trip to Urubamba, where you can get lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will drive an hour to Ollantaytambo fortress, where you will explore the famous Ollantaytambo Inca site. After that you will stay at hotel in that nice village. Briefing and duffel bags for the extra porter will be given by your guide.

icon Day 3 : Inca Trail - Day 1

Location: KM 82

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your guide will pick you up from the hotel at 6,30am. You will have breakfast our porters house. After that it will be an hour drive to the start of the trail. Upon arrival at Kilometre 82, you will have some time to organise and get ready for the hike(using restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellents and more). Along the way the first 3 hours hiking you'll pass ancient Inca sites such as Llactapata, Qhanabamba and take in some incredible views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Our chef will be ready with lunch then is another 2 hours more to the camping located at 3300 m.a.s.l.,
Our porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. We included an extra porter per person, they carry the majority of the gear so you’ll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

icon Day 4 : Inca Trail - Day 2

Location: Warmi Wañusqa

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a well-deserved breakfast, start the 4-hour ascent to the highest point on the Inca Trail — Dead Woman's Pass (4200m / 13779ft), also known as Warmiwañuska or Dead Woman's pass. Throughout the day, you'll experience fantastic views of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges. In the evening you'll stay at your campsite in Chaquiccocha — a perfect place for stargazing.

icon Day 5 : Inca Trail - Day 3

Location: Winay Wayna

Accommodation: Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake in your tent with a cup of freshly brewed coffee and get ready for the most beautiful day of hiking along the Classic Inca Trail. We will have amazing views of the Salkantay snowed peak and also from the Vilcabamba Mountain. We will start our last ascent towards Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters) from this place we can witness the Urubamba River and also have a glance of Machu Picchu at the distance. A 3-hour walk down will be needed to reach our last campsite. On the way we will discover beautiful sites such as Phuyupatamarka (Town in the Clouds) and Intipata (Terraces of the Sun). Our lunch will be served at the last campsite.
Once you are done and rested we will continue and will go to the biggest site in the Inca Trail. The beautiful Wiñay Wayna (Forever young) site.
This day is the easiest day of the Inca Trail, and it’s in order to save energy to the last day. Machu Picchu.

icon Day 6 : Inca Trail - Machu Picchu

Location: Machu Picchu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

After early breakfast you will say good-bye to the team and will start your way towards Machu Picchu. We will hike for about 2 hours until we get to the Sungate (Intipunku). This site will provide a different view from Machu Picchu. Pictures will be amazing, and then we will make our way towards the ancient site. 1-hour down will be more than enough to reach the site. You will enter and your guide will provide a full guided tour all along the great Machu Picchu Citadel. The guided tour will last for about 2 hours, if you have purchased Huayna Picchu tickets($75 each, needs to book in advance) you will have this extra hike after the guided tour.
Your guide will give finish the tour and will wait for you at Aguas Calientes. After lunch, you will go to the train station to catch on your train back to Ollantaytambo. Where our driver will pick you up and drive you back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.

icon Day 7 : Rainbow Mountain

Location: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Your guides will pick you up from the hotel, then it will be around 3 hours a half driving to the start of the trail. Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast, before heading off on the hike.
Hiking slowly through the Rainbow Mountain Range, you will start to reach higher altitudes, passing llamas, alpacas and local villages along the way. Upon arrival at Rainbow Mountain, you'll spend some time exploring the spectacular views, and gain some understanding as to why the mountain is so colourful. You'll then head back down a different route, through the Red Valley. Your chefs will be waiting for you at the bottom with a nice lunch before you make the journey back to Cusco.

icon Day 8 : Good bye to Cusco

Location: Cusco

Meals Included: Breakfast

You will have one last chance for souvenir shopping in Cusco. There will be optional time to visit the Webbing Center Museum on El Sol Avenue. We will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Lima.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    includes 4 night hotel and 2 night camping based in double room

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    it includes airport pick up and drop off in Cusco

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    Drinks with Meals

    listed according the itinerary

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    Entrance Fees

    It includes all entrance fees to the sites, Inca trail and Machu Picchu

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Hotels include free wi-fi

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    Fully Guided

    You will be escorted by local English speaking tour guide

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    Local Taxes

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    Train Tickets

    it includes all transportation and train tickets

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    Porter

    For the Inca trail we included 7k extra porter per person, for that we will provide a duffel bag and our porters will carry it for you, you only hike with small day pack and enjoy well the hike.

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    Satellite phone

    we are the only operator that take satellite phone in all our group, safety if our priority

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What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

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    International Travel

    We do not include International and domestic flights

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Game Drives on Safari

Optional Extras

  • Walking sticks

    Black Diamond walking sticks. Adjustable size

  • Huayna Picchu

    Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45-minute hike to the top. Going back down is quite steep if you are scared of heights. You would do this after your tour of Machu Picchu. The cost is $75. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance due to popularity. Please understand that the weather is out of our control.

  • Air Mattress

    Size 180 cm x 60 cm and 2.5 inches thick for extra comfort

  • Sleeping bag

    Mummy style 850+ sleeping bags. 80'' long x 60'' wide. Temperatures: -15ºC or 2ºF

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Check out our Q&As

What currencies are required for this tour?

Peru works with soles. One USD is equal to 3.5 soles more or less

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Normally this is a private experience but in the case of being a group one. You will have the chacne to meet people from other countries

Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

We will provide a duffel bag where you can bring 7 kg weight. This will be carried by a porter along the Inca Trail

Are flights included in this tour?

No, we don't include any airfare in the price

What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

Medium. We recommend our clients to

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    We need at least 2 people to organise this itinerary

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, we will introduce you whole team before the trekking

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    It depends on the requirements you need to enter Peru. Check you embassy for more details

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    The hotels that are included in the price will provide free Wi-fi

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Medium. We recommend our clients to train before the experience.

    What should I pack for this experience?

    We will provide a complete packing list to you when the booking process starts in order for you to get ready for this experience.

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No, you need to check your embassy about the requirements to enter Peru

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, this trek can be done with children from 10-year-old to more. Always with supervision of their parents or guardian

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Any airfare is included in the price

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, the trekking part will be supported by our porters

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    You will have a free afternoon during the first day and also spaces of time during every day

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, this trek can be done with children from 10 year old to more. Always with suppervision of their parents or guardian

    What is the maximum group size?

    We work with an average of 8 people but will never be more than 12

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No need to get any vaccine for this experience

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    We need at least 2 people to organize this itinerary

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, all of the needed entrance fees are covered

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    2-stars hotel

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, we can help you with recommendations and even booking a hotel through us

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    We will provide a duffel bag where you can bring 7 kgs weight. This will be carried by a porter along the Inca Trail

    What is the tipping policy?

    Customary but not mandatory

    Can you cater to different diets?

    Yes, our trekking chef can cater to any dietary need or allergy

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, the trekking part will be supported by our porteres

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Our vehicles have air-conditioned

    How hard is the Inca Trail?

    We can consider the Inca Trail to have a medium level of difficulty. We advise you to train cardio and step climbing before the experience

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our guides are fluent English speakers

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Normally this is a private experience but in the case of being a group one. You will have the chance to meet people from other countries

Reviews

Amazing, life changing experience

I will start this by saying that I don’t like camping, and have never hiked more than one day before. But this company, and the guides and porters who ran ....more

I will start this by saying that I don’t like camping, and have never hiked more than one day before.

But this company, and the guides and porters who ran our tour made it easy and even enjoyable! Hiking the Inca Trail is a once in a lifetime experience, and I recommend using this company because they pay their employees well and even employ women as porters.

I can’t recommend them enough! less....


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Malory Sants

08-May-2020

Inka Trail with Alpaca Expedition

I'm so lucky and grateful to have done this hik. It was not easy, on opposite, it was a really hard way to go, but it was worth every step ....more

I'm so lucky and grateful to have done this hik.

It was not easy, on opposite, it was a really hard way to go, but it was worth every step and every sight.

The guidance was amazing, friendly and full of care.

The food was excellent and tasty.

All together it was a fabulous trip.

Thanks to the crew and the organisators! less....


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Mario Smith

20-Feb-2020

4D/3N Inca Trail Hike

My wife and I had a fantastic time on our hike through Alpaca Expeditions. Everything about the planning process was smooth even when we had to reschedule last minute because ....more

My wife and I had a fantastic time on our hike through Alpaca Expeditions.

Everything about the planning process was smooth even when we had to reschedule last minute because of flight delays.

While on the hike, the porters and our guide, Javier, were very accommodating, educational, and hospitable, especially when my wife had gotten sick half way through the hike.

I would highly recommend Alpaca Expeditions to anyone planning on hiking the Inca Trail or other areas they also cover in Peru.

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Frank Emily

12-Feb-2020

Alpaca Expeditions Super Guide Robinzon

We chose Alpaca Expeditions based on Trip Advisor reviews. They were very organized on the details and all the pre-trip logistics went smoothly. But the most important aspect of the trip ....more

We chose Alpaca Expeditions based on Trip Advisor reviews.

They were very organized on the details and all the pre-trip logistics went smoothly.

But the most important aspect of the trip is the Alpaca Expedition guide that is responsible for safely getting you through the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Robinzon was our guide for hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

He was everything you’d expect from a great guide on the usual things.

He was knowledgeable, informative, funny, perfect English and a great conversationalist.

But where Robinzon went from great guide to super human guide was in getting me safely to the end of the trail when I ran into serious problems.

On Day 2, half way up Dead Woman’s Pass, I was feeling the effects of the altitude, driving rain and steep ascent so Robinson quickly altered the plan and called for an early lunch and had the porters set up my tent so I could sleep for an hour.

He then carried my backpack for me the rest of the way.

At the top of the pass, we started the descent and shortly after, I slipped on a rock and twisted my ankle.

With my arm around his neck, Robinzon half carried me all the way down to camp which took four hours.

The next day, we had to go up and down the second pass as the cold, driving rain continued.

The altitude, exhaustion, rain and cold took their toll and I went into shivering convulsions and collapsed.

Robinzon immediately went into action calling for four porters and carrying me to the nearest medic hut where he and the other porters got me into dry clothes, blankets and hot water bottles to restore my body temperature.

Robinzon said he needed to get me down the mountain to lower altitude and warmer temperatures so six of our porters loaded me on a stretcher and carried me 3 hours to a campsite at the bottom of the mountain.

The next day I had recovered enough to make it the rest of the way to Machu Picchu on my own.

Robinzon and the team of porters likely saved my life and I have Alpaca Expeditions to thank for hiring the best guides and porters.

Hiking the Inca Trail is not without risks and I would an absolutely only ever recommend using Alpaca Expeditions thanks to Robinzon! less....


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Light Packer

13-Mar-2020

LOOOOOVE it!!!

My Family did the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Alpaca Expedition in December of 2019. The entire experience from start to finish was awesome and I can’t speak ....more

My Family did the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Alpaca Expedition in December of 2019.

The entire experience from start to finish was awesome and I can’t speak highly enough of the whole crew at Alpaca Expedition - the guide, the food, the organization, the gears .

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Everything is top notch.

They made the 4 day tour (even in rain) an awesome experience! The company has over 1/3 of the share of Inca Trail tourists for a reason.

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Sheila Young

11-Mar-2020

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Monday

Jun 20, 2022

Monday

Jun 27, 2022
$1255

$1097

  • Operator discount: $100

  • tourhub discount: $58

$1255

$1097

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Jul 15, 2022

Friday

Jul 22, 2022
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  • Operator discount: $100

  • tourhub discount: $58

$1255

$1097

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Aug 20, 2022

Saturday

Aug 27, 2022
$1255

$1097

  • Operator discount: $100

  • tourhub discount: $58

$1255

$1097

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Thursday

Sep 08, 2022

Thursday

Sep 15, 2022
$1255

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  • Operator discount: $100

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$1255

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The Inca Trail Experience 8D7N

Start: Cusco, Peru

Finish: Cusco

Visiting:

Cusco

,

Sacred Valley

,

Pisac

,

Ollantaytambo

,

KM 82

,

Warmi Wañusqa

,

Winay Wayna

,

Machu Picchu

,

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain


Tour operator:

Alpaca Expeditions

Duration:

7 Nights

Physical rating:

Medium

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal, All dietary needs

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

TBC

Group size:

2 - 12

Age range:

10-70

Tour operated in:

English

,Spanish

Interests:


From:

$1255

$1097

Operator discount: $100

tourhub discount: $58

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 2 days before departure
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