Inca Trail, Machupicchu


DAY 01: Cusco - Km 104 - Wiñayhuayna - Aguas Calientes

Our journey starts early in the morning. After our arrival at km 104 by train, the Royal Inca Trail begins with a hike to Chachabamba (2270m/7448f), where our guide will inform us about the previous function of this archeological site. Thereafter, we will reach Wiñayhuayna (2650m/8694f), the most important archeological site besides Machu Picchu. After that, our trail continues towards the Sun Gate “Inti Punku”, a nice viewpoint from which we can enjoy the nightfall on Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f). Since we have to continue our walk to our hotel in Aguas Calientes, we will only spend little time in the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu on the first day.

Hiking time: 06 hours
Total distance: 12 km.


DAY 02: Aguas Calientes - Sanctuary of Machu Picchu - Cusco

We will leave our hotel towards Machu Picchu after breakfast at about 5:30 am by bus. We are leaving that early because at this time the setting is less crowded and the morning is a good time to enjoy the calmness and the ancient spirit of the best-known archaeological site on the continent. After our arrival at the citadel around 6:00 am, our guide will give us detailed information about Machu Picchu and the history and culture of the Inca. Thereafter, you will have enough free time to enjoy and explore the site on your own (f.ex. go to the Inka Bridge, explore the variety of buildings or climb Waynapicchu for an amazing panorama picture). A bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes. Here you have the possibility to join the town’s hot springs (S/ 10.00 Nuevos soles). We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon.

Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 02 hours
Total distance: 4 km.                                 Level of difficulty: normal


Tour Includes:

  • Transport
  • Transfer between hotel and train station in Cusco
  • Tourist train to km 104
  • Tourist train from the village of Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy)/to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco
  • Tourist bus Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes (3 ways)
  • Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Meals during the excursion (1 breakfast, 1 box lunch, 1 dinner/optional vegetarian).
  • Hotel with private room in the village of Aguas Calientes
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle.


Tour Not included:

  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes town (it costs $ 4.00)
  • What do I need to bring?

    • Small backpack with rain shelter (30 or 40 litters is well enough).
    • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
    • Trekking shoes.
    • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
    • Woolen or synthetic socks and a sweater.
    • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
    • Rainponcho and a hat.
    • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
    • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel and toilet paper.
    • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
    • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
    • Original passport, original ISIC student card (In case you are student) and extra money in soles.


    (1) Visit to Huayna Picchu: For Huayna Picchu mountain requires to be booked long time in advance however we charge additional $ 65.00  and then we’ll guarantee your entrance for Huayna Picchu as well (This new State law  began since the 18th of July, 2011).

    (2) Extra porter: According to the law (26702) and supervised by the Ministry of Employment, the collaboration of an extra porter is given under the conditions the customer requires. However, the customer’ luggage musn’t exceed 12 kg, since the porter is only allowed to carry 15 kg. The Service costs $ 100.00 and includes transport, entrance fee to the Inca Trail, food and camping equipment.

    (3) Tips for porters, cooks and guides are always welcome. The porters are also very grateful for a small donation, for example clothes or school equipment for their children.

    (4) Stay: we work together with Machu Picchu hotel, Continental hotel or something similar 

    Conditions & Terms:

    • Please note that the program deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is used to purchase the  ticket entrance to the Inca Trail, Machupicchu and also the entrance for the porters (they will carry just camping equipment and the food for the trek), and once a space is purchased it cannot be resold.
    • MACAW ADVENTURE will not give any refunds if a participant decides to cancel the trip prior to departure or during the trip (except from the entrances to the archaeological sites and the bus/train tickets)
    • If MACAW ADVENTURE confirm the reservation, your payment will be refunded totally.
    • All participants have to carry their own back packs, including sleeping bag and mattresses unless they booked an extra porter or the service includes porters, horsemen or mules.
    • A participant must declare if he/she has any sickness or medical disorder and must bring his/her own medicines.
    • All participants must bring their original passport and, if available, their original student card ´ISIC´.
    • It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accident, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. MACAW ADVENTURE cannot be accounted for any accident or loss of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her own.
    • In case force majeure occurs, like impossibility to operate the program or trek due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside MACAW ADVENTURE control like: extreme weather conditions, landslides, strikes not allowing operation or putting it at risk, sudden inaccessibility of route, etc. MACAW ADVENTURE will propose viable solutions to operate the program within the available dates, or if impossible, will then propose an alternative program. If the alternative program chosen by the client is of lower value than that originally booked then the client is entitled to a refund of the price difference. All costs derived will be at the expense of the client. In case none of these would be feasible MACAW ADVENTURE would refund all the money paid except all the incurred expenses so far.                                                              


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