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Inca Trail

The best hiking route in South America

2 days
4.2 (1 reviews)

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Inca Trail tour information

timer 2 days
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3:30 AM at your accommodation in Cusco


8:00 to 10:00 PM in the city center of Cusco (depending on your train schedule)

You will get to visit the most legendary hiking trail in Latin America - a 500-year-old path to Machu Picchu. During the hike you will enjoy an unique environment and our steps will take you, among other places, to the Archaeological Zone of Wiñaywayna and Puerta del Sol, the entrance to the sacred area of the Inca citadel. The next morning, one of the most magical moments on the planet awaits you: watching the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Then you will take a guided tour of the archaeological ruins.

Tour itinerary

todayDAY 1 Cusco - Km. 104 - Aguas Calientes

access_time3:30 am
We will be picked up quite early in the morning from our accommodation in Cusco. From here we will be transferred to the train station and take the train to the famous KM. 104. Here, the famous Inca Trail begins and this is where we begin our march as well. We will start with a three-hour hike to the archaeological zone of Wiñaywayna, which is roughly 2600 meters above sea level and is believed to have been the home of the ancient priests of Machu Picchu.
We will eat and rest a little before we continue walking along the Inca Trail until we reach the Puerta del Sol, the access to the sacred enclosure of Machu Picchu. Then we will descend by bus to our accomodation in Aguas Calientes, where we will stay for the night. We will have dinner and have time to rest, walk around Aguas Calientes or optionally visit the famous thermal baths in the city.

todayDAY 2 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

access_time4:00 am
We will get up very early and have breakfast at the hostel. Then, we can choose between going up to Machu Picchu on foot or by bus. Once in Machu Picchu we can appreciate the impressive scene of the sunrise above the ancient ruins. Afterwards, we will enjoy a two hour-long guided tour of the archaeological zone, where we will learn about the secrets and history of this fascinating place. After the guided tour of Machu Picchu, we will have enough time to enjoy it on our own until we take the bus back to Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes we can also eat lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. The train ride that will take us to Ollantaytambo lasts roughly an hour and a half. Once we arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo, a minibus will be waiting for us to bring us safely back to the center of Cusco.

Tour details


  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Informative talk by the guide the night before the trip
  • Transfers from your accomodation in Cusco to Ollantaytambo Train Station
  • Round trip train ticket (Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo)
  • Transfers Ollantaytambo station - Cusco
  • Professional guide (Spanish / English)
  • First day meals and accommodation in Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)
  • Bus roundtrip to Machu Picchu on the second day of the tour
  • Accomodation in hostel (private room with bathroom)

error_outlineImportant information

The train schedule may vary depending on availability. Once your reservation is made we will be able to confirm the exact timetables of the trains. If you are traveling alone, write us an email to and we will inform you if there is a group departing on your desired date.
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

You will receive a 10% refund of your booking if you cancel at least 15 days before the tour start date. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

What to bring to Inca Trail

Aguas Calientes is 1000 meters lower than Cusco, and the weather varies depending on the time of year, especially during the rainy season. As it is a variable climate we recommend to take:
  • Passport
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable footwear (if possible waterproof sneakers)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Raincoat
  • Swimwear and towel (for the thermal waters of Aguas Calientes)
  • Personal hygiene products and medications
  • Flashlight
  • Medication to avoid altitude sickness (in case you consider it necessary)

Where does the tour Inca Trail start

Cusco is the main tourist city of Peru and is very well connected. If you plan to arrive from Lima, you can get to Cusco by bus (24 hour trip) or take a one hour flight. You can choose between low cost airlines like Peruvian Airlines, LCP or StarPeru or full-service airlines like Latam and Avianca. If you plan to arrive from Arequipa the bus ride to Cusco will roughly takes ten hours. Alternatively you can also arrive by plane, in this case, however, the only airline that offers direct flights is Latam Airlines. If you plan to arrive from Puno, the best option is to take a bus on a a six hour trip. We also offer the possibility to take a tourist bus route that stops in the most important places and landmarks along the way, leaving Puno at 7:00 am and arriving at Cusco at 5:30 pm.

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