The Inca Trail
• Trekking to Machu Picchu • Porters and all meals • Incredible scenery • Ancient ruins • Aguas Calientes Market
On this four day hike along the famous Inca Highway you'll enjoy stunning mountain and cloud forest scenery and explore ruins dating back to Inca times. Surrounded by such beauty and mystery, you will soon see why this is South Americas' most popular trek!
Day 1: Cuzco > Huayllambamba Bus from Cuzco to the start the trek. Porters will carry heavier equipment and you enjoy the stunning scenery with a light day-pack on this 12 km day.
Day 2: Huayllambamba > Pacamayo Walk 11km to the highest point on the trail at 4,200 metres. You'll see spectacular mountain vistas and ancient Incan ruins.
Day 3: Pacamayo > Winaywayna Descent into cloud forest so rich in biodiversity and end at a beautiful campsite with superb Inca terracing.
Day 4: Winaywayna > Machu Picchu > Cuzco Take a two hour walk to the Sun Gate and enjoy a breathtaking view of Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour before returning to Cuzco by train.
• Inca Trail Trek permit • Specialist English speaking guide • Porters who carry up to 7 kg or your equipment • Return transportation from Cuzco aboard Peru Rail's Expedition Train • Sleeping bag, tent • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Booking conditions Small group guaranteed departures operate with a 2 person minimum, maximum group size is 16. Privately guided treks are available (2 to 5 days). We recommend 2 nights in Cuzco prior to the trek to acclimatise to altitude. Other trekking options are available. Please enquire for details.
Small group guaranteed departures operate with a 2 person minimum, maximum group size is 16. Privately guided treks are available (2 to 5 days). We recommend 2 nights in Cuzco prior to the trek to acclimatise to altitude. Other trekking options are available. Please enquire for details.
Oh my god it was absolutely epic! Everything you planned was completely perfect! The timing, the locations, the hotels, and so incredibly helpful to have a condor person hold our hands every step of the way. Massively took the pressure off. It was wonderful to not have to think. I wasn't well when I arrived so it was fabulous having those few days to rest and climatise. The Inka trail was beyond amazing. Hard but so so worth it. All of our guides were amazing and went the extra mile. Olmer (our Cusco/Inka Trail guide) even went as far as getting the cook to bake a cake with perfectly set jelly and piped cream happy birthday in Spanish for Andrew at the highest point nearly 4000ft/m whatever it was high! "It was the best birthday he's ever had" he was so surprised! It was brilliant! The Amazon was out of this world. I've never seen so many giant creatures in one place that want to kill you. It was absolutely fascinating! Our guide in the Amazon was a Peruvian version of David Attenborough and Steve Irwin. A fountain of knowledge. It was absolutely mind blowing. The view on the pier was majestic in Lima it was so nice to chill out there after such an epic adventure and watch the waves roll in and spot giant crabs. We weren't able to get into that restaurant as there was a 6 month waiting list, but that's ok, Thank you so much for trying.... But we did however find an open top restaurant called Mangos recommended by our Lima guide. It was a warm still night, no wind, with an incredible view. Perfect for our last night together/anniversary. The whole trip was magic. An epic adventure. It was perfect!!!!
Mandii & Andrew