Private Inca Trail 4Day/3Nights - 2022 Departures !! special Service. This special Luxury Expedition Inca Trail can depart any date as long as there are Permits available. This permits are required and is important to reserve in advance, You need to book 3-6 months before due to the Permits. Many people consider this trek is the best
adventure ever - why not do it with just your loved ones. Our private trek can be done with any size and we will go out of our way to make it the most special vacation.
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BRIEFING: The day before the trek, you will meet with your guide and meet all the members of your group. Your guide will explain to you about the trek, route, and all necessary recommendations will be provided to you depending on the season you choose. The briefing will take approximately 40 minutes, where you will receive your duffel bags that will be carried by the porters along the trail.
Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca sites and the beautiful scenery of the Machu Picchu national park the Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life. Be you young or old, in good shape or bad, the Inca Trail is for everyone and is a must do if you plan to visit Machu Picchu.
- Tour Type: Hiking, Camping, Adventure, History, Culture.
Starting Altitude - 2720m / 8920ft.
Highest Altitude - 4217m / 13,780ft.
Total Distance: 45KM/26 Miles
Good For: Special Occassions or Groups of Friends
Coldest Night - Day 2 around 0º celsius
Overall Difficulty - Moderate
Consideration: PERMIT REQUIRED
Day 1: Cusco – Piscacucho km 82 –Ayapata
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 a.m. Immediately afterwards, we will travel to KM82 from the railroad to the surroundings of the place named Piskacucho (2,700 meters above sea level or m.a.s.l.) where we will begin our trek that will be approximately 08 hours to our first camping point located in Ayapata (3,300 m.a.s.l.). The trek will start on the side of the sacred river named Willkamayu or Vilcanota and branch off towards a river called Kusichaca that will lead us to explore the important places of Miskay, Llactapata, Inka Wasi, Willkaraqay and Wayllabamba communities. From this place, our trek will be more demanding, but we will be rewarded with beautiful, panoramic views, where we will cross a forest of dense vegetation that will allow us to pass through places such as Tres piedras (3,300 m.a.s.l.) and Ayapata (3,300 m.a.s.l.). Upon finishing our first day, our porters will have the camp site set up, where we will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 2: Ayapata - Pacaymayo – Chaquicocha
It is considered the most attractive yet most difficult journey of the trip, since we will cross the highest point at 4,200 m.a.s.l./13,780 ft, named WARMIWAÑUSKA or Dead woman pass. The day will involve approximately 12 hours of trekking. After breakfast, we will start the ascent towards the highest point of the Inca Trail, offering breathtaking views all along the trek. After breathing in the views and a short break, we will then continue an intense but worthwhile descend towards Pacaymayo Valley (3,600 m.a.s.l.), then on towards the second highest point at Runkuraqay (3,900 m.a.s.l.). From that point, we will be able to observe the snow-capped mountains of Veronica and Pumasillo in their fullness. Throughout the day, we will explore important archaeological centers such as: RUNKURAQAY, SAYACMARCA, QONCHAMARCA, CHAQUIQOCHA.
Day 3: Winay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco
Today, we start hiking passing through lovely subtropical vegetation and many important archaeological sites. Before we reach the first site, we get over Phuyupatamarca Pass (3,670 m) and just behind it, we can see the Phuyupatamarca Inka complex (3,600 m), one of the best preserved and most completed sites of this 4 day Inca Trail hike. The complex is located on the top of a mountain and it corresponds with its Quechuan name that means the "Town above the Clouds". After a guided tour, we have lunch there. Then, we start a steep descent via a cloud forest offering an opportunity to see beautiful orchids and different bird species on the way to our last campsite at Wiñay Wayna (2,700 m). There, we have a guided tour of the same-named impressive archaeological complex consisting of a religious sector, urban sector and an agricultural centre with lots of stepped terraces. Afterwards, we are served dinner and then we go to sleep to get ready for the exciting Machu Picchu hike!!
Estimated trekking time: 5-6 hour
Trekking distance: 10 km
Max. elevation: 3,670 m (12,040 ft)
Min. elevation: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
Day 04: Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
This is the last day of the Machu Picchu 4 day hike so we get ready early in the morning and after breakfast, we start climbing antique steps to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) to see the sunrise above the long-expected citadel of Machu Picchu!! Then, you enjoy a 2 and half an hour guided visit of the so called "Lost City of the Incas"!! Afterwards, you have an opportunity to climb either the peak of Huayna Picchu (45 minutes up and the same time back) or Machu Picchu Mountain (1 hour, 30 minutes up and down) on your own to take some panoramic pictures of Machu Picchu!! This 4 day trek to Machu Picchu finishes by afternoon's descend to the town of Aguas Calientes where we take a train back to Cusco. Arrival in the evening.
Estimated trekking time: 3 hours
Trekking distance: 5 km
Max. elevation: 2,700 m (8,860 ft)
Min. elevation: 2,400 m (7,875 ft)
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
With Inca Trail package you will receive:
Cultural Immersion Experience
- Visit to Patabamba village
- Home stay at the community
- Explore the community with your guide share the day in the lives of QUECHUAS.
Transportation and Tickets
- Private transport from your Cusco hotel or home stay to the trailhead
- Bus ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
- Train ticket back to Cusco Expeditions service
- Transfer from Cusco the train station back to your hotel
- Entrance fees for Inca Trail
- Entrance fees for Machu Picchu
- Our service includes a porter 8kgs
- High quality double-occupancy tents and camping equipment
- Sleeping rest mattress 'foam mattresses'
- Hot water in the morning for washing
- Food and drink utensils
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, tables, seats
- Toilet tent with biodegradable chemical toilet
- First Aid Kit: includes alcohol, bandages, pills for the altitude, oxygenated water, cotton balls, Imodium, Panadol, rehydration sachets, rescue ropes, etc.
- An oxygen bottle is available at all times.
- Radio communication: Guides are equipped with radios used by workers in the Machu Picchu National Park. we have constant communication with our staff and rangers in case of emergencies.
- Professional, knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- A cook to prepare your meals
- Porters to carry camping equipment and food (hikers must carry their own bags; porters only carry 8kgs)
- Plentiful, nutritious meals (vegetarian option available) 02B, 02L, 02D
- Hot drinks such as tea and coffee, as well as enough water for your canteens, water bottles or hydration packs
- Sleeping bag
- Breakfast on Day 1
- Tips for guide and camp staff
Price per Person: US$895 ( Min 1 person - Departures all year except February)
- $ 895.00 Per person, when booking with 2 people
- $ 845.00 Per person, when booking with 3 people
- $ 795.00 Per person, when booking with 4 people or more
We include a porter that will carry your personal belongings in all of our treks at no additional cost.
- Student Discount (with valid ISIC card) – $25
- Under 15 Discount – $25
- Under 7 Discount – $35
- Walking poles – US$15 (pair)
- Sleeping bag – 4 season – US$25
- Private Tent – US$30
- Air mattress – $15
Porters - Our service includes 8kg carried by our porters per person, but if you would like an upgrade: you can hire an additional porter to carry up to
- 8 Kg. (18 pounds) for USD85.00
- 15 Kg. (33 pounds) for USD150.00.
The Cost includes porter’s salary, porter’s entrance to Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and food.
Train upgrade to Vistadome: US$50 one way (departing from Aguas Calientes). Train will be according to availability and Peru Rail schedules, if train route ends at Ollantaytambo, we will be there waiting for you in order to go to Cusco City. (Our service ends once you are at your accommodation at Cusco City)
Would you also like to hike Huayna Picchu? Sure, you can make it! Its price is US$85 per person and there are 2 times (at 7am and 10am). We usually recommend people to take the 10am one (this activity is on the 4th day of the Inca Trail 4 days) because that way you won’t be running with the time to take your tour. Other option would be on the 5th day in the morning if you want to stay for an extra night at Aguas Calientes. (accommodation is on your own on the 4th night)
1. Because of the strict regulations of the Machu Picchu Park, once you have made your reservation, you cannot cancel the space that you have reserved. You also may not alter the name or date of the reservation. If you are unable to come on the date you have reserved, we cannot reimburse you.
2. The $200 deposit is non-refundable. We cannot reimburse the entrance fee to the Inca Trail because the permits are non-refundable and EXPLORE ADVENTURES purchases the tickets from Machu Picchu Park when you reserve your spot.
3. If you cancel between 30 and 10 days before your trek, you must pay 50% of the total cost.
4. If you cancel between 10 and 3 days before your trek, you must pay 80% of the total cost.
5. If you cancel one or two days before your trek, you must pay 100% of the total cost.
6. In the exceptional case that you decide to head back once you have started the trail, you must pay extra expenses such as food and transportation. You may join the group in Machu Picchu for the walking tour and use all of the services onward.
Cultural Immersion, Travel is about meeting the local people and experiencing different ways of life. That is why EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU immerses you in the local communities. Visit the most interesting and off the beaten track locations to experience the real Peru! Have a unique cultural adventure at local communities, COMMUNITY STAY and CULTURAL IMMERSION before each trek and take part of our tours.
We are a 100% locally owned and operated company EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU offers an assortment of adventurous treks and exciting tour packages in Peru, specially designed to appeal to most visitors' budgets that doesn't have a negative impact on the environment or adversely affect local communities. EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU employees are local, Peruvian people. We work to invest in our own country and develop social work to offer our people a better lifestyle and provide opportunities to keep growing. This is the main difference between local companies and foreign companies and associated companies.
Our Group Services have a maximum group size of 8, most tour operators work with a maximum of 16 on the Inca Trail, since this is authorized by law, or even higher on other trekking routes.
We treat our staff, including chefs, porters and wranglers with the utmost respect and fairness. EXPLORE ADVENTURES not only complies with the Porter Law and Regulation, but our wages are over the minimum requested by law and above the average pay by most tour operators.
We have expert Tour Guides, for special requests (ornithology, history and archaeology, flora and fauna and also generalist guides). All our guides have been trained in advanced first aid by certified doctors in Peru. On all of our treks, not only on the Inca Trail, there will be a guide for every 8 guests. The head guide will ensure the utmost safety to our guests by providing them undivided attention.
We use innovative equipment ,such as an igloo, waterproof, spacious tents, camping equipment specialized for high mountain treks, such as Vaude, Eureka and Doite tents. Each tent has a capacity for 3 people, but are used only for 2 people.
We have one of the most outstanding meal services in the field: Our chefs have been highly trained by several institutes in Lima and Cusco. You should be prepared to not only have a superb trekking experience, but also a culinary one, including generous and delicious breakfasts, snacks, lunches, tea services and dinners. Our delectable menus include a variety of Peruvian and international food and also cater for vegetarian and other dietary needs at no extra cost. EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU is recognized for its buffet meals, the quantity and quality of food, and its freshness.
EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU performs responsibly, making sure to cause minimal impact on the environment of the natural protected areas where it operates.
We pay legal taxes (19% IGV or consumption tax)on all services contributing to the country’s growth and development. Further to this, we pay a 30% tax on all earnings.
Our superb treatment to our staff is not reduced in the low season: porter and chef wages are maintained, same as guide fees.
Finally, EXPLORE ADVENTURES PERU strives to provide top quality service to its clientele and will continue to listen to their comments on how to improve our services and take it to a higher level. Our clients are extremely satisfied as our numerous testimonials prove. Please read their trip reports on the Testimonials section of our website and also on Tripadvisor.
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CHECK LIST FOR YOU TREK TO MACHU PICCHU
PASSPORT: You MUST take your passport and a photocopy is not sufficient. (Keep it in a plastic bag in case of rain).
Bring a few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear when not trekking
- Midweight fleece or wool sweater
- Fleece pants or tights
- Midweight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool
- Hiking pants
- Hiking shorts
- Long-sleeve shirts
- Casual socks
- Hiking socks
- Liner socks, synthetic
- Sun hat
- Wool or fleece hat
- Wool or fleece gloves
- Rain jacket, waterproof and breathable
- Rain or wind pants, waterproof and breathable. Side-zip pants are highly recommended.
- Insulated jacket, down or synthetic
- Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread
- Camp shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear for use in town and/or campsites
- 2 one-quart water bottle(s) or hydration system
- Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries/bulb
- Watch with alarm or travel clock
- 1 roll of toilet paper
- Sunglasses and retainer strap
- Sunblock and lip balm
- Small washcloth and small towel
- Baby wipes
- Personal first-aid kit
- Hand sanitizer gel
- Insect repellent
- Several Ziploc plastic bags
- Large, heavy-duty plastic trash bags
Optional Field Gear
- Camera, spare media card and batteries
- Electrical adapter plug
- Spare contact lenses or glasses
- Reading and writing materials
- Sewing kit
- Knee supports
- Travel pillow
- Hiking stick or trekking poles (metal tips not allowed on Inca Trail; points must be rubber or covered with duct tape.)
- Favorite energy snacks and drinks.
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WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT RESERVATIONS BE MADE AT LEAST 3-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE AS PERMITS ARE LIMITED PER DAY AND SELL OUT QUICKLY. IF YOU DON'T FIND SPACE FOR INCA TRAIL LOOK INTO OUR ALTERNATIVE TREKS...