Panoramic view of tourists arriving at Machu Picchu by the classic Inca trail

The Classic Inca Trail

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Duration
4 Days / 3 Nights
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Price
from US$650
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Max. Altitude
4215 m / 13829 ft
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Group Size
Up to 12 people
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Camps
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Difficulty
Moderate to Challenging
  • Dead Woman's Pass
  • Runkurakay
  • Phuyupatamarca
  • Wiñay Wayna
  • Sun Gate
  • Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is truly an experience like no other!

Hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the best trekking route in all of South America

The Inca Trail is one of the most famous routes in the world. Dare to discover this astounding experience and receive the greatest reward of all: visiting the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail is where the most daring travellers choose to reach Machu Picchu, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Follow the Inca Nobility steps that used the same path that thousands of tourists from worldwide travel today and discover archaeological sites that can only be accessed on foot.

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Dead Woman’s Pass - Runkurakay - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñay Wayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
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The Inca Trail is one of the most famous routes in Peru, South America, and the whole world.
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Follow the Inca Nobility steps that used the same path that thousands of tourists from worldwide travel today and discover archaeological sites that can only be accessed on foot.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Additional Items
  • Before You Go
  • Pricing
  • Enquire Now
  Overview

Our 4-day tour of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the best alternative for small groups who want to experience a real adventure. Join travelers from all over the world who are looking for the same as you! Our package is perfect if you travel alone, with your partner, or with a small group of friends. We invite you to dream of the wonderful, join Salkantay Trekking, and live this unique and exciting experience.

We'll start in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the community of Piscacucho, which is 2 hours from the city of Cusco. After a few hours, we'll visit some archaeological sites such as Patallaqta. We'll ascend to the Dead Woman's pass that sits at 4,200 masl / 13,779 fasl, and then we'll descend to the tropical jungle where the Machu Picchu Nature Reserve is located, home to more than 250 types of orchids, 450 types of birds, and the charming spectacled bear. We will also visit other impressive archaeological sites such as Pacaymayu, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, Wiñay Wayna, Inti Punku, and finally, Machu Picchu, which is considered one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1

    Cusco | Piscacucho (KM 82) - Canabamba - Llactapata – Huayllabamba - Ayapata

    The Adventure Begins on the Ancient Paths

    • On your first day, you will be collected from your hotel in Cusco at around 4:30 am for private transportation to Piscacucho, km 82, located along the Machu Picchu rail route and the Inca Trail's starting point.
    • During the first few hours of walking, we follow the famous Urubamba River's course before stopping to admire the archaeological site of Patallaqta.
    • The hike on the first day takes around 7-hours along meandering streams, ancient Inca sites, and the Andes' stunning views until Ayapata, the first campsite at 3300 m.
  • Day 2

    Ayapata | Dead Woman’s Pass – Pacaymayu - Runkurakay Pass – Sayacmarca - Chaquicocha

    The Amazing Views of the Andean Mountain Range

    • After a nutritious breakfast, climb a challenging ascending trail with increasingly fantastic views and an evident change of vegetation as you gain altitude.
    • This day we will be hiking towards the Inca Trail's highest point, Dead Woman's Pass (4,215 meters).
    • In the afternoon, as you descend to your campsite at Chaquicocha, enjoy spectacular views and different microclimates, with amazing views of the mountains.
  • Day 3

    Chaquicocha | Phuyupatamarca - Intipata - Wiñay Wayna

    Travel Back in Time at Inca Archaeological Sites

    • Today is the most impressive and exciting because of the number of archaeological complexes and cloud forest we will find as we walk.
    • We walk down along an incredibly well-preserved section of the Inca Trail with great white granite slab walls and staircases all impressively set in the high jungle to our final campsite at Wiñay Wayna
    • Explore the Magic site of Wiñay Wayna, an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, water sources, a religious sector, an urban sector, and all close to where the camp will set up that evening.
  • Day 4

    Wiñay Wayna | Inti Punku (Sun Gate) - Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

    Enter the Wold Marvel: Machu Picchu

    • Wake around 03:30 to reach the Sun Gate as early as possible. It takes around an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones that traverse these cliffs of the highland jungle,
    • Inti Punku, or Sun Gate. From this point, you will get your first glimpse of the spectacular city of Machu Picchu below you.
    • Uncover the mystical secrets of Machu Picchu. Here, you will have a complete guided tour around the site, taking approximately two hours, after which you can enjoy some free time to rest and stroll around the Inca Town.

Why Take the Inca Trail?

  • The Inca Trail is considered as one of the five best walking routes in the world.
  • The famous Inca Trail will head you to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Explore the Inca Trail and discover the secrets of the Inca civilization. This path was the backbone of the Andes for almost a century.
  • We will reach Machu Picchu on foot through the Inti Punku, the gateway of the Sun. As you step through the old stone gateway, Machu Picchu appears, laid out before your eyes.
  • You will immerse yourself in Peru's culture, both in the past and in the present.
  • You will discover one of the most famous hikes in South America, an unforgettable experience.!
  • Machu Picchu! Of course! This is the biggest highlight of the whole trip. Yes, you can take the train to this new wonder of the world, but trekking is so much more rewarding. Machu Picchu takes on a whole new meaning when you have to sweat to get there.
  Itinerary
Day 1

Cusco | Piscacucho (Km 82) - Canabamba - Llactapata – Huayllabamba - Ayapata

Our tour leader and hiking team will pick you up early in the morning from your accommodation. If you're in Cusco, we will stop by you between 4:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m .; if you're in Urubamba, between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., and if you're in Ollantaytambo, you can sleep a little more because we'll pick you up between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. You'll board private transportation that will take you to the place known as km 82, which is the route's first control point. After enjoying a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef, you'll meet the entire team that will accompany you on this exciting adventure and will guarantee you some unforgettable memories in the middle of the sacred mountains of Cusco. From there, we'll start hiking; please be sure to take your original passport with you to enter the Inca Trail.

The first 2 hours of walking are relatively easy; the first break will be in front of the little Inca site, Canabamba, where we will talk about the water canals and enjoy the view of the glacier, la Verónica. Then we will go to Wilkaracay and see the archeological site of Patallaqta, which shows its stone walls amid the vegetation on the other side of the Urubamba River. We will continue walking for 30 minutes until we get to Tarayoc, our lunch spot. You'll be surprised by the delicacies we've prepared for you.

We only have 3 hours more walking to arrive at our first campsite located in Ayapata (3,300 masl / 10,826 fasl). If you need to buy something to eat or drink, or maybe you forgot your camera batteries, don't worry; in this last part, we'll go through 2 small communities where you can make your purchases. Now relax while eating a snack or sipping a hot drink. Dinner will be ready at 7:30 p.m., and then a night of rest awaits you.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Moderate
  • Walking Distance:  8.7 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  2600 m / 8530 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  3300 m / 10926 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  3300 m / 10926 ft
Day 2

Ayapata | Dead Woman’s Pass - Pacaymayu – Runkurakay Pass – Sayacmarca - Chaquicocha

We'll wake you up very early with a hot cup of coca tea that will help you start the day in the best way possible. Today the longest and most exhausting day on the route, awaits us. We'll go uphill for 4 hours to the highest point of the trek to the Warmiwañusca Pass - the Dead Woman's Pass (4,215 masl / 13,829 fasl). Open all your senses and connect you with those immense mountains that you see all around. Feel the spirit of those thousands of ancient Peruvians who walked these roads in complete harmony with nature. We'll then descend for one hour and a half to the other side of the valley until Pacaymayu (3600 m / 11.811 fasl), where our lunch place is located. Remember that here you can refill your water bottles. After having eaten, we'll ascend for 2 hours to Runkurakay pass. We'll visit a little Inca site and see two immense waterfalls (mostly in the rainy season). Later we'll descend for 1 hour to the archaeological site of Sayacmarca, a place worth visiting that is almost inaccessible.

We'll stop here to discover the secrets of this ancient place in the company of our guide. The mysteries of the Incas will be revealed, little by little, as the sun descends and reddens the Vilcabamba mountain range. It's only 25 more minutes until we reach our second campsite in Chaquicocha (3,600 masl / 11,811 fasl). After dinner, if you still have strength, we'll be able to observe the stars and learn a little more about the fascinating dark constellations of the Incas. The night skies in the Andes, far from the cities' artificial lighting, deserve to be seen.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Challenging
  • Walking Distance:  9.9 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  3300 m / 10827 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  4215 m / 13829 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  3600 m / 11829 ft
Day 3

Chaquicocha | Phuyupatamarca - Intipata - Wiñay Wayna

Well done, you have overcome the most challenging day! Today a beautiful reward awaits you. After having rested in our comfortable tents, we’ll begin our day at 6:30 a.m. You’ll walk for one hour and a half while receiving the immense green embrace of the earth. From here, the jungle begins to thicken. You’ll also have the privilege of observing the impressive perpetual snows of the Salkantay glacier in the distance, the second most important glacier in the Cusco region.

Let yourself be surprised by the panoramic view of the extensive Vilcabamba mountain range. Later, you’ll begin to ascend towards the last summit of the path in Phuyupatamarca ( 3.650 masl / 11.975 fasl), a mystical place above the clouds. Then we will descend for 2 hours and a half until Intipata, a prominent agricultural place that will see the panoramic view of the sacred valley of the Incas, and from where you’ll be able to appreciate the waters of the Urubamba. This sacred river runs through this territory as if it were an immense cosmic snake.

30 extra minutes await us until our lunch spot and campsite, Wiñay Wayna, whose name means forever young. Relax and become aware of where you are and the incredible effort you’ve made, at approximately 4:00 p.m. You’ll make a guided visit to the Wiñay Wayna archaeological site for 1 hour. The words from our guide will make this remote place come alive once again. Then, we’ll have a little celebration together with all the team that has accompanied you: guides, porters, and cooks. Remember that they have worked very hard to make you feel comfortable and calm during these challenging days of walking. By doing this, we thank them for all their care and affection. Of course, you can also thank them with a tip.

We recommend that you rest early as we’ll wake up together with the sun the next day. The idea is to see how Machu Picchu begins to light up at dawn, a magical spectacle that will captivate your heart.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation:  Camps
  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Walking Distance:  6.2 miles
  • Starting Elevation:  3600 m / 11811 ft
  • Highest Elevation:  3600 m / 11811 ft
  • Campsite Elevation:  2600 m / 8530 ft
Day 4

Wiñay Wayna | Inti Punku (the famous Sun Gate) - Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Every effort has its rewards. We’ll wake up at 3:30 a.m. and immediately will enjoy our delicious and healthy breakfast. At 4:00 a.m. we’ll go to the Wiñay Wayna entry control point to be one of the first groups to enter the path again. We’ll walk approximately 1 hour to Puerta del Sol(Sun Gate). Get ready because from there you’ll see this marvel of Inca architecture and engineering for the first time. Congrats, you made it! You are already in Machu Picchu! Bow down to this holy place that has quietly waited for your visit to change something that’s hidden deep within you. We have 1 more hour of walking to enter the Inca Town of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. At approximately 8:00 a.m. we’ll arrive at the last control point to take a short, but well-deserved rest, and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour.

The intimate connection between human beings and nature is revealed in a powerful way in Machu Picchu. Immense stones harmoniously linked together form temples, alleys, houses, and aqueducts that are still working after 5 centuries. Machu Picchu was built in an inaccessible place to resist the fierce attack of oppression and oblivion and to remind modern men that only in true communion with Pacha Mama or Mother Earth can we fully exist.

After the tour, we’ll give you the bus tickets so you can go to Aguas Calientes. In this way, you’ll have all the time available to explore this mythical citadel on your own. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes where you’ll enjoy your last lunch at the local restaurant of your choice. Remember that this food is not included in the package. Your guide will then deliver your train tickets to you. Generally, the Expedition class train departure time is 3:20 p.m. or 4:22 p.m. You’ll arrive in Ollantaytambo or Poroy depending on the type of train you choose. There, a representative of Salkantay Trekking will be waiting to take you to the door of your hotel in our private mobility.

Please make sure you are present on the platform at least 30 minutes before the departure of your train.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Distance traveled:  3 miles
  • Machu Picchu Elevation:  2430 m / 7972 ft

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The Ministry of Culture of Peru is the entity in charge of regulating the use of the Inca Trail and issuing entry permits. To access the Inca Trail it’s essential that you have a permit from the Ministry of Culture that matches the information in your passport exactly: name, passport number, nationality, and age. Only officially licensed tourism agencies can secure these permits, which are not transferable under any circumstances. If you want to change the date of your excursion you have to make sure that there are spaces available on the new date and buy a new permit. They are rules of the Government of Peru that we all must follow. If there are no permits available for the date you want, there are other incredible options to walk to Machu Picchu. We’ll be happy to find the perfect excursion for you.

  Inclusions

What Is Included?

  • High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure briefing

    You will meet your trekking guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags which will be carried by our porters. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.

  • Experienced Guide

    All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. Our guides are chosen for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and a desire to share in the experience. They’ll make sure you are safe and happy.

  • Camping Equipment

    Salkantay Trekking uses the best equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Every 2 people will share Eureka Timberline tents or Mountain Hard Wear with capacity for 4 people. In addition, you’ll have a spacious dining tent where you can enjoy your food without problems.

  • Medical Kit or First AID Kit

    All Salkantay Trekking guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.

  • Customer Service 24/7

    We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.

  • Meals

  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

    Our chef prepares the best dishes in the middle of the mountain. Our passengers love our food! We respect all diets, so let us know if you have any particular restrictions on your reservation form and remind your guide during the briefing. You’ll enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to hot drinks and snacks. Every morning we’ll give you your snack so you can enjoy it during the walk.

  • Water

    From the first lunch to the last breakfast, Salkantay Trekking will provide you with all the water you need. We will provide boiled water, filtered, and cooled. You need to bring a camel bag or an empty bottle. We recommend a capacity of 2 liters. You’ll be able to fill your bottles during each meal.

  • Wake up tea

    Every morning at the campsite, you will woken up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.

  • Tea time or Happy Hour

    Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm-up, and enjoy a bite to eat!

  • Snacks on the trail daily

    Before starting your trekking, our tour leader will provide you a Cloth bag with local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, caramels, etc. We will give this snack to you at the beginning of each day in your cloth bag.

  • One cloth snack bag per person

    To avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we will give you a cloth bag for your snacks.

  • Products for hygiene

    You will be provided with a small towel before each meal to clean your hands.

  • Transportation

  • Transport

    - Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will travel by private transportation to KM 82, the starting point of the trek.

    - Day 4: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Train tickets

    From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo

  • Porters Team or Kallpa Team

    The Porters or Kallpa Team carry all of the personal tents, clothing, and sleeping bags, to extra dining and kitchen tents, food, water, tables, chairs, and a gas bottle stove.

  • Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Permits for Inca Trail

    As soon as we receive your complete information and the deposit that secures your reservation, we’ll buy all the necessary permits (subject to availability). These permits are issued for a specific date and will be in your name. They cannot be changed under any circumstances. Change of passport number is only allowed for renewal reasons. In that case you must bring both your old and new passport.

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Archeological Site.

  • EXTRAS included in our service.

  • We believe that attention to small details is what sets us apart from other local companies. You’ll receive a small sleeping pillow, a foam mattress, a cover to protect your backpack on the road, and a rain poncho.

  • Satellite phones:

    Our main priority will always be the tranquillity of our clients. While all of our guides are prepared for emergencies in the mountains, being a phone call away from any doctor, hospital, or friend helps you feel more secure. Each Salkantay Trekking guide has a satellite phone that can be used anywhere on the mountain to call anywhere in the world. You can also use it even if it’s not an emergency.

  • Personal Porter:

    Is include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag and personal items (5kl per person). There is no additional fee for this.

What Is Not Included?

  • Extras and important equipment.

    All our travelers need a sleeping bag to camp. Inflatable mattresses and walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional but highly recommended. If you do not have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with Salkantay Trekking:

    • Sleeping bag: US $ 20.00

    • Inflatable mattress: US $ 20.00

    • Walking poles (pair): US $ 20.00

  • Huayna Picchu

    You can climb the famous mountain that’s always seen in the photos, behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It’s 45 minutes uphill. Going down can be scary if you fear heights. You can take this excursion once your guided tour to Machu Picchu ends. The additional cost is US $ 75.00. The permit must be issued at least 1 month in advance due to high demand. To protect your integrity, there may be changes due to weather conditions.

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips for our staff

    Tips are usual on any excursion to Machu Picchu. Although we pay good salaries to our entire team, something extra is always welcome, especially considering the hard work they do. Typically, group participants collect their tips to hand out to the porters and chefs together.

  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management

    Landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.

  • Day 4: Last Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes

  Additional Items

Additional Items

Here we leave you with a short list of extras that you can enjoy during this package. For more information, please go to our Additional Options section.

  • Huayna Picchu

  • Huayna Picchu is the mountain behind Machu Picchu and which can be climbed in 45 minutes. Although this excursion is up to you, our guide will take you to the place of entry. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can assure for you if we have enough time in advance.

    Obviously, your entry ticket will be purchased to coincide with the dates of your excursion on the Inca Trail. The entrance can be done in two shifts: from 7:00 a.m. at 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. at 11:00 a.m. We buy the tickets in the second shift so that our clients can fully enjoy their guided tour of Machu Picchu. Remember the shifts only indicate the time of entry. You can go up and down Huayna Picchu without haste.

    • The ticket for Huayna Picchu costs US $ 75.00 per person.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain

  • Machu Picchu Mountain is another of the mountains that surround the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It offers even more incredible views than Huayna Picchu, but it takes 1.5 hours to reach the top. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can assure for you if we have time in advance.

    The entrance for the excursion to Machu Picchu Mountain is open only from 9:00 a.m. at 10:00 a.m.

    • The ticket for Machu Picchu Mountain costs US $ 75.00 per person.
  • Vistadome Train

  • All our tours include the Expedition train. This train leaves Aguas Calientes at 4:22 p.m. The Vistadome train is a higher category service that offers more comfortable seats, a panoramic design that will allow you to see through the roof, as well as an entertainment show on board. Generally, the Vistadome train leaves Aguas Calientes at 4:43 p.m. and goes to the Poroy station that is closest to Cusco. From there, we’ll take you to your hotel in Cusco.

    • You can access this service for US $ 75.00 extra dollars.
  • Rental Equipment for Inca Trail

  • All our travellers need a sleeping bag to camp(Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner.).

    All our Traveller need an Inflatable mattresses and walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional, but highly recommended. If you do not have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with Salkantay Trekking:

    • Sleeping bag: US $ 20.00
    • Inflatable mattress: US $ 20.00
    • Walking poles (pair): US $ 20.00
  Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about trekking Salkantay in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!

Briefing or informative meeting

All information meetings are held in your hotel at 5:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the Salkantay Trekking offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and there you will be given a small duffel bag, in which you’ll put all the belongings you intend to bring on the trek that won’t be in your day pack.

Duffel bag or canvas case:

ou’ll receive a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will take them on the way and will deliver them to you when you get to each camp. They measure 66 cm / 2 ft. Long x 36 cm / 1 ft. Wide.

A maximum of 5 kg is allowed for each duffel bag that includes the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothes and other personal items.

Payment of Trek Balance (in Cusco)

The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7:30 pm on Monday.

It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.

Storing your luggage at our Office.

Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pickups:

Salkantay Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Return to Cusco:

Returning from Machu Picchu requires quite a bit of logistics, but don't worry. Everything is included in your tour!

  • In Machu Picchu you’ll board a bus that will take you for 25 minutes to the small city of Aguas Calientes. The buses are boarded according to your arrival.
  • In Aguas Calientes you’ll board a train to Ollantaytambo or Cusco. Your guide will give you the train tickets where the boarding time will be shown. Make sure you’re on the platform 30 minutes early. The train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo takes 2 hours.
  • Once you arrive at the station, our representative, identified with the Salkantay Trekking clothing, will be waiting to transfer you to Plaza San Francisco, in Cusco. The trip from Ollantaytambo to Plaza San Francisco takes 2 hours.
  • In San Francisco, depending on your hotel's location, we will take you to a smaller car from our company (Hyundai H1) to transfer you faster to your hotel in Cusco.

Group tours:

Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.

Strikes and demonstrations:

Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects:

You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.

  Pricing

The Inca Trail can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We do not run this trek in February because rainy season & maintenance.

  • Group Price

  • Inca Trail Group
  • 2020 Land Cost
    US$650
    per person
  • Pre-payment
    US$400
    (Required)
  • Balance
    US$250
  • This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

Online Payment Classic Inca Trail 4 Days

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Additional Items

There are additional items you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices.

  • Huayna Picchu:  $75
  • Machu Picchu Mountain:  $75

Extensions & Offers

There are several extensions you can include to your Adventure:

  • Rainbow Mountain:  $100  $80
  • Sacred Valley:  $60  $50
  • City Tour:  $30  $20

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information

Student Discount

$20 off person

Student discounts apply to anyone who is 17-years-old or younger. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to sales@salkantaytrekking.com.

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Inca Trail Classic 4D
14 years and above
Below 14 years
7 + 3 =
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Feel free to reach us via email at sales@salkantaytrekking.com or by calling us directly at +51 958 191 179

Triunfo Street 392, office 212, 2nd floor - Main Square of Cusco, Peru

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Due to the rainy season and trail maintenance, we don't offer this trek during the whole month of february. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, we are working to provide you a better service!

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Our Focus

Guarantee you the adventure of a Lifetime

Your Safety is our priority

Salkantay Trekking organized a first aid and rescue course in which all its guides actively participated.

Expert Local Guides

Our Destination Experts aren't just trip designers, they're true explorers with experience in Peru you won't find anywhere else.

Fantastic Meals

The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance and nutritive food along the trail.

Small Groups

Travelling with us will always feel like travelling among friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

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