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Challenging 1-Day Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

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Full Day
Availability : All Year (subject to availability)
From Cusco
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 7 per group
The Experience

If you are an avid hiker, this is the perfect 1-day challenge worth every step! Walk the original Inca Trail with an expert Guide plus the benefit of seeing Wiñaywayna and Inti Punku along with spectacular nature sightseeing and endemic flora all the way out to the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Return by train along the Sacred Valley and take advantage of full-private transfers from Cusco.

Departure & Return Location

  • Activity Type: Private Tour, Outdoor, Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Group Size: 1-7

Departure & Return Location

Your hotel in Cusco (pick-up & drop-off)

Departure Time

Between 5:00 – 5:30 am

Price Includes

  • A private fully personalized Tour from start to finish
  • Expert English-speaking Guide with knowledge of all attractions
  • All transfers and private transporation
  • Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Round trip train (Usual train stations: Ollantaytambo – Km 104, Aguas Calientes – Poroy)
  • Lunch, water, snacks, dining table and charis
  • First aid kit and oxygen supply
  • All the required Peruvian taxes (IGV)

Price Excludes

  • Walking sticks (optional, can be provided for free)
  • Extra transportation required along the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Meals not indicated
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
Practical Info & Recommnedations
  • The Hike on the Inca Trail requires a good physical condition (as it needs to be accomplished on the established time)
  • Train schedules are subject to availability, also due to rainy season Poroy train station is closed from January to April of each year.
  • The walking sticks are completely optional (can be provided on request)
  • To take full advante of the Huayna Picchu Mountain, spend 01 night at Aguas Calientes and continue on the second day. Enquire for more details
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Itinerary

CUSCO - KM 104 - CHACHABAMBA

This adventure is way far from the ordinary as you’ll combine a train journey plus added hike. Rising up early, you’ll depart Cusco with the Guide in private transport to the ancient Ollantaytambo in time to board one of the wagons of the Expedition train. Taking around 1.30 hours, this ride ensures spectacular scenery alongside the Vilcanota River until the drop-off location of Km 104. Here a wood bridge will mark the beginning of the trail, crossing over the Urubamba River you’ll follow a quick check-in along with a brief instruction on the route ahead.

The first site on the list is Chachabamba, which remained hidden until its discovery in 1940. The fun fact of this place is that it means “the place of bitting mosquitoes”, at least one of the many fun theories often heard. From this point, the hike turns a bit harder but is rewarded by the verdant forests that overlook the valley, and the eye-catching beautiful Orchids found along the way.

WYÑAYWAYNA - INTI PUNKU - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

After a 3-hour uphill walk, the Wiñaywayna site raises in an impressive mountain slope, which terraces blend harmoniously with the mountains. Forever young! that’s the meaning of this place that will stir your curiosity for Inca History all day. You’ll have a break close by to enjoy lunch at an open spot with incomparable views. 

Following the original Inca path, the last stretch is to The Sun Gate or Inti Punku. This is the spot from where everyone drops their jaws with the majestic views over Machu Picchu. The hike continues this time to the Citadel for up-to-date historical records and insights from the Guide. Along with all theories, you’ll have a tour around the most important corners featuring the famous 3 windows Temple, the Condor temple, including a visit to the Guardian House for legendary photos taken with the backdrop of Huayna Picchu. To end, you’ll follow a 30-min return ride to the town of Aguas Calientes taking the outbound train journey, this time to Ollantaytambo or Poroy leaving behind the magical atmosphere of Machu Picchu. Meet and assist by a Peru&U member at the station and transfer back to the hotel in Cusco.

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FAQ

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Peruvian Currency – Sol – PEN
– Currency of the United States of North America – Dollar – USD
– Credit Cards – In some stores or businesses accept cards during the purchase.

Should I book pre tour accommodation?

Yes, you have to book your hotel in advance. Your hotel must be located within the center of the city of Cusco.

What is cancellation policy?

Our executives in charge, will be able to inform you with many details about our reservation and cancellation policies, please do not hesitate to write us or contact us by phone.