Private Inca Trail

  • PROGRAM DETAIL
  • ITINERARY
  • TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • PRICE & HOTELS

Price From US$ 380.00
Price includes all credit card transaction fees and taxes
Starting point CUSCO
Ending point CUSCO
Duration 02 Days / 01 Night
Trip style Archeological, Cultural and Ecological, hiking and active.
Place to visit Wiñay Wayna Intipunku and Machupicchu.









You’ll take the train through the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley to the station at kilometer 104. Here you will begin your hike following the original path of the Incas through the beautiful Andean mountains.
The first Inca ruins you will encounter are those of Chachabamba, a small archaeological complex believed to have once been a guard house to Machu Picchu. From here the trail ascends at a gradual incline for three hours until you reach 8,690 feet (2,650 meters). You will visit the site of Wiñay Wayna, which means “Eternal Youth” in the indigenous Quechua language. The name comes from the perennial orchids that speckle the landscape, making Wiñay Wayna perhaps the most beautiful place on the Inca Trail. It is also the last urban center before arriving to Machu Picchu.

Minimum Altitude: 6,660 ft (2,2030 m)
Maximum Altitude: 8,690 ft (2,650 m)
Approximate Time: 6 to 7 hrs
Gradient: Moderate

Day 1: Inca Trail - KM. 104 to the Sun Gate

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Cusco hotel and transferred to the train station. You’ll take the train through the stunning landscapes of the Sacred Valley to the station at kilometer 104. Here you will begin your hike following the original path of the Incas through the beautiful Andean mountains.
The first Inca ruins you will encounter are those of Chachabamba, a small archaeological complex believed to have once been a guard house to Machu Picchu. From here the trail ascends at a gradual incline for three hours until you reach 8,690 feet (2,650 meters). You will visit the site of Wiñay Wayna, which means “Eternal Youth” in the indigenous Quechua language. The name comes from the perennial orchids that speckle the landscape, making Wiñay Wayna perhaps the most beautiful place on the Inca Trail. It is also the last urban center before arriving to Machu Picchu.
Wiñay Wayna consists of 4 main sectors: the urban sector, located in the lower part and containing more than 20 buildings; the ritual sector; the terraced sector for crops; and the tower sector, which boasts the site’s finest architecture and was probably a place of religious or social importance.
After touring the site and lunching, you will continue on to the Inti Punku or the “Sun Gate,” from where you can see Machu Picchu in all its majesty and grandeur. From Inti Punku you will hike downhill for roughly 30 minutes toward the citadel’s principal ruins, taking in magnificent panoramic views along the way. You will then take a bus into the mountain town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have dinner and spend the night in a comfortable Machu Picchu hotel.

Day 2: Machu Picchu Tour

Rise early and head to the bus station for the 20-minute drive up to the entrance of Machu Picchu, where you will embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the citadel. If you choose to breakfast at 5 a.m. or pack a breakfast box, you can reach the citadel in time to see the sun rise over the Inca ruins.
The magnificent handiwork of the Incas is abundantly evident even centuries after it was first set into place by genius engineers. The precision of the carved walls contrasts sharply with the wild, verdant mountains and steep highlands. The city itself can be divided into 3 areas: the urban, agricultural, and adjacent zones. In the urban sector you can find the Temple of the Sun, Royal Tomb, ceremonial fountains, Royal Palace, Temple of the Three Windows, Main Temple, Intiwatana and more. The agricultural sector includes the cemetery and the Funeral Rock. Finally, the adjacent zones include Intipunku, the Temple of the Moon, Huayna Picchu, and the Drawbridge.
You may want to take advantage of Machu Picchu’s spiritual setting to meditate and relax. But the more adventurous can take a 90-minute climb up the nearby peak of Huayna Picchu. On the way down from Huayna Picchu, take the trek past the Temple of the Moon, once a retreat for Inca nobles and priests. The extra trek is not for the faint of heart and must be done with extreme caution. However, the opportunity to see Machu Picchu from another angle is often enough to draw the more adventurous visitor. Note that park officials limit the number of visitors to Huayna Picchu to 400 per day and tickets need to be purchased in advance.
After your day in Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to collect your belongings from your hotel and return to Cusco by train, where you will be met for a transfer to your hotel.

INCLUDES:

  • Transportation by train to head of trail (104 Km.)
  • Expedition Train ticket back to Cusco
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes / Machupicchu / Aguas Calientes
  • 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (inc. breakfast)
  • Transfer train station / Hotel
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca Trail
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bag

PRICE

ACCOMODATION 02 PAX 04 PAX 06 PAX 08 PAX
HOSTAL MACHUPICCHU USD$ 490.00 USD$ 430.00 USD$ 390.00 USD$ 380.00
VISTA MACHUPICCHU USD$ 499.00 USD$ 425.00 USD$ 399.00 USD$ 390.00
HOTEL LA CABANA USD$ 529.00 USD$ 459.00 USD$ 409.00 USD$ 399.00
HOTEL TAYPIKALA USD$ 550.00 USD$ 490.00 USD$ 450.00 USD$ 430.00

Note: Prices are per person and in US dollars.