Machu Picchu Treks

Peru Trek 8 days – Machupicchu – Inca Trail

  • Enjoy the Majesty of our country, visit Peru passing by the most impressive Inca trails of the Inca Territory, get to Machupicchu for sunrise and get the best value for your trip to Peru.

    • Peru Path Deluxe Tour package & Machu Picchu tour.
    • We offer the best price guarantee to your Peru vacation package.
    • The best testimonials, safety, and comfort for a great 8 days Peru tours.
    • Daily departures and fully customizable Peru and Machupicchu tours.
    • Follow the legendary Inca Trail to Machupicchu in this adventure, through the spectacular scenery of the Andes in the territory of Peru, past centuries-old Inca sites, toward the mythical holly city of Machu Picchu.
    • Offering all the best of Peru with our package Peru Trek Machupicchu 8 days, including the classic Inca trail passing by diverse areas of Peru, we are offering to enjoy the trek to Machupicchu and the sacred valley of the Incas.
    • We take care of you from the beginning from your arrival at the airport transferring to the hotel in lima and Cusco, we are going to take you in an experience in the city of Cusco visiting the most interesting places as is the temple of koricancha, it is consider as the most important temple during the Inca times, we also have the opportunity to visit the local market of San Pedro, we will go to the Inca sites to enjoy the history and the location of the Sites.
    • Finally we enjoy a hike to Machupicchu by the Inca trail, this route is consider the best hike because it show you interesting places, biodiversity of forest and great landscape.
    • We invite you to visit the best of Peru; here you will have the chance to get a great view of the Inca civilization and the colonial time of our country by showing you the best to enjoy with a great and unique experience with Peru path.
    • We are an official tour operator so it will be easier to offer this trip in a shorter period of time or we can make it longer so just let us know and we will be very happy to help

    • Days: 8
    • Price Per Person: 999.00 USD
    • Difficulty: Moderate – Challenging
    • Groups Depart: Every Day
    • Open Groups (Specific Dates): Check Confirm Groups(link)
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    DELUXE PREMIUM STANDARD Group of friends, family, school personalize your price
    2899.00 USD 1399.00 USD 999.00 USD Contact us, we are happy to help, how big is your party? We guarantee the best experience for the best value.

    We need 2 people minimum to run the tour (Any Date): Check Inca Trail Availability (link)

    The prices are per person, IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELLER let us know so we will send you a customizable price for you and if you wish you can join our groups.

    Note: Prices may vary according to the season, availability, and client preferences, if your trip is coming soon, Please contact us for more information and make the booking immediately, if you make your booking 60 days prior the trip we can guarantee the prices below.

    Before you see all the prices we have to show and make clear about the type of service you wish to take, we are offering 3 types of Services:

    STANDARD: we do consider the standard service to all those who prefer to go with other people and do not mind to stay in a basic hotel instead of a fancy hotel; we do consider also the budget of travelers. Please ask for the list of Hotels accommodation that we use for this type of Experience.

    PREMIUN: we recommend to take this trip because is the most complete, great hotels and normally private service in all our packages, it is 100% operated by Peru path, normally we use 3* hotels with very accessible prices. Get a list of recommended hotels if you wish all those of 3*.

    DELUXE : Honeymoon?, anniversary?, birthday?, we know your trip is very special, you are very special for us, so we want to make sure you get the best for your trip, so this option offer to you the best hotels, best meals and finally the best experience all operated by Peru path, actually we include one of our representative that will work with you all your need the 24 hours while your trip, please ask the list of the Recommended hotels of 4* and 5* that we will use in Aguas Calientes and Cusco while your trip with us. If you want to see the details of our trip package in the deluxe option go to: www.machupicchutoursperupath.com

    • Day 1: Arrival to Lima City
    • Day 2: Arrival to Cusco City
    • Day 3: Sacred Valley Tour
    • Day 4: Inca Trail to Machupicchu
    • Day 5: Inca Trail to Machupicchu.
    • Day 6: Inca Trail to Machupicchu
    • Day 7: Machu Picchu Tour & Cusco
    • Day 8:Cusco – Lima.

  • DAY 01: Arrival in Lima

    Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your hotel by one representative from Peru path.

    Free to roam the city.

    • Meals Included: –

    DAY 02: Arrival in Cusco , free afternoon.

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

    Assistance at your arrival to Cusco Airport and transfer to your hotel

    Free afternoon to rest and optional free walking tour in the city visiting the most tipical in Cusco such as the Market San Pedro, San Blas the bohemian neighborhood and more.

    • Meals Included: Breakfast

    DAY 03: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

    We leave Cusco at 08.00 am in a private transportation and start a scenic morning to the Sacred Valley of the Inca (Less visited area with less people it means more enjoyable).

    First we get to chinchero after 45 minutes driving, we get to a Family group house, there you will have the chance to see how the Local make their DIES OF THEIR TEXTILES, and they use just natural plants and detergents.

    After plenty time to see the area we drive to the Community of Maras, after 30 minutes driving we will get to the Inca Sector of Moray, one Green house of the Incas. After we have a small walk we go the Salt Mines to enjoy the place.

    In the afternoon we go to Aparquilla. Small village to get some local experience where our foundation is working with the Local families.

    We also have the chance to see the other section of the Sacred Valley that is more popular, it depends on the interest of the group.

    We can camp at the area if you wish for an additional 70.00 USd per person, no extra charge if you are taking the Premium or deluxe service.

    By night we have the Pre – briefing for your hike into the Inca Trail.

    • Meals Included: B- (if we camp we get our lunch and dinner included.)

    DAY 04: INCA TRAIL

    Day 1 OF TREKKING: Cusco to Wayllabamba

    Between 05.00-05.30am our private transport and staff will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Piskacuchu (2700m/8856ft), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco – Machu picchu railroad, which is the starting point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley.

    Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692ft).

    We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), where we set our first camp. All along the way we enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

    if we are pretty early at the camp  we will get the option to visit another Inca place located just 20 minutes far from the camp,

    • Total distance: 12 km (7,47 miles).
    • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
    • Maximum altitude point: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
    • Campsite altitude: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)

    Meals: B, L, D

    DAY 05: INCA TRAIL

    Day 2 OF TREKKING: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

    We wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast, we begin the most challenging part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km.

    Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4215m/13776ft), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude.

    We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear, which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus).

    We advise that on this day specially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness.

    Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600m/11808ft), where we camp after approximately 7h of hiking.

    Ask for more details of the 2nd day if you need to your travel consultant, we will be ready to help you.

    • Total distance: 11 km (6,84 miles)
    • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
    • Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m (13,776 ft)
    • Campsite altitude: 3,500 m (11,480 ft)

    Meals: B, L, D

    DAY 06: INCA TRAIL

    Day 3 OF TREKKING: Pacaymayo to Wiñaywayna

    This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so rich in Andean flora and fauna.

    From Pacaymayo we climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Halfway up, we stop to visit the archaeological complex with the same name “runcuracay”.

    This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower or look out.

    After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft).

    Sayacmarca, this is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals.

    Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography.

    We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, and is located on the highest point of a mountain.

    Curiously, Phuyupatamarca the Inca place means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley.

    We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located.

    After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp an time to say bye to our super porters.

    • Total distance: 16 km (9,94 miles)
    • Estimated walking time: 8 hours
    • Maximum altitude point: 3,900 m (12,792 ft)
    • Campsite altitude: 2,650 m (8,692 ft)

    Meals: B, L, D

    DAY 7: Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes – Cusco

    Day 4 OF TREKKING: Wiñaywayna to Machupicchu

    On this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to the Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle.

    From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machupicchu. From Intipunku we descend into Machupicchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨.

    We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours.

    You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain not included and please book in advance, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it or visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge.

    In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take the train back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive after nightfall.

    • Total distance: 4 km (2,49 miles)
    • Estimated walking time: 2 hours
    • Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (8,829 ft)
    • Machupicchu altitude: 2,400 m (7,872 ft)

    Meals: B

    Trek conditions vary according to the season. ie in the dry season the trail can be dusty, in the wet season it can be slippery and muddy. During the shoulder seasons the conditions depend on prior weather. Perupath takes no responsibility for trail conditions, as it is directly related to the weather.

    This is an adventurous trip. You should be sure to bring an open mind, flexibility and a sense of humor. Most of all you should be prepared to go with the flow. Also, we do not recommend this trek for “first time” trekkers or campers.

    DAY 8: Cusco – lima.

    We pick you up early in the morning after your breakfast and we transfer to the Airport of Cusco and you take the flight to Lima

    • Meals: Breakfast

  • INCLUDED IN THE PRICE TRIP:

    • 4 nights hotel in Peru Hotels based on US standards & 3 nights camping on the Inca trail trek
    • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
    • Ground transportation and entrance fees to all the inca places
    • Breakfast at all hotels
    • All meals on the Inca Trail
    • Train Machu Picchu – Cusco
    • Airfare (domestic flights as is necesarry) Lima – Cusco – Lima

    NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:

    • Lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified)
    • Airport taxes
    • Tips and extra expenses.

    With the Inca Trail package you will receive:

    Transportation and tickets

    • Private transportation from Cusco to Head trail
    • Round trip bus tickets Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
    • Transfer from Cusco train station back to your Cusco hotel
    • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu if you wish to climb up to huaynapicchu (75.00 USD per person).

    Equipment

    • Sleeping mat
    • Dining & bathroom equipment + shower
    • Tents for two people
    • Porters to carry your personal belongings max. 7 kilos including your sleeping bag
    • First-aid kit
    • Emergency oxygen bottle

    Team

    • Professional, knowledgeable bilingual guide
    • A cook to prepare your meals
    • Porters to carry the heavy gear.

    Food

    • High quality meals to provide the necessary energy for this challenging trek (including vegetarian options upon request)
    • In addition to three meals daily, you will be given revitalizing snacks (fruts or cookies)
    • Hot drinks such as tea and coffee, as well as enough water for your canteens, water bottles, or hydration packs (collected from local streams and boiled while on the trek).

    Not Included

    • walking poles
    • Sleeping bag
    • Tips
    • extra expenses