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Inca Trail Hike

Duration:

7 Days / 6 Nights

early signup:

$1,595

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,795

Never any hidden fees!

Is This Trip For You?

Perú is one of the most unique countries in the world. Aside from being home to 30 of the world’s 32 distinct climates, it boasts an extremely rich cultural heritage that has been passed down from communities and civilizations dating to long before the famous Inca Empire.

We take you on the Inca trail, Perú’s best-known hike visited by thousands of travelers every year. The classic 26.5 mile trek leading to the Sacred Inca City of Machu Picchu combines the visit of mysterious archaeological sites, amazing mountain scenery and lush cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna. 

We’ll reach Machu Picchu - one of the Seven New Wonders of the world - at sunrise on the fourth day of the trek.

Start

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 PM

Finish

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) 
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to depart Day 7 after 9:00 AM

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Cusco, Peru

Arrive in Cusco (CUZ) before 11:00 AM and take included transportation to your hotel in the historical center of Cusco.

Meet your small group of travelers who will be hiking the Inca Trail with you!

Begin to acclimate at 11,200 feet and take a warm-up hike to San Cristobal neighborhood and enjoy a great view of the city.

See Cusco's incredible Plaza de Armas at night and feel like you've gone back in time.

Day 2

Sacred Valley Cultural Day

Drive through the Sacred Valley and see the Urubamba River on our way to visit a small indigenous community in Chinchero.

Learn how the Quechua people live on a sustainable reserve in the Andes and what their spiritual connection to the earth means to them during our community outreach project.

Have the option to try traditional Peruvian style delicacies such as alpaca, guinea pig, or ceviche before our hike.

Day 3

Begin the Inca Trail

Be shuttled to Ollantaytambo and begin the Inca Trail at the famous kilometer 82 marker.

Meet your porters, cooks, and guides and begin your trek as you get a taste of the journey ahead.

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary explorer Hiram Bingham and settle into your campsite on the first night.

Not sure what to pack? Check out our Inca Trail Packing Guide.

Day 4

Dead Woman's Pass

Begin your second day of hiking early in the morning with incredible views of the snow-capped Veronica Mountain.

Ascend to the top of Warmiwañusca or "Dead Woman's Pass" at 13,779 feet on the journey's most challenging stretch of trail.

Settle into your tent, set up for you ahead of time, and enjoy a well-earned Peruvian meal with your fellow hikers.

Day 5

Pacaymayo Valley

Continue along the Inca Trail, picturing the Incas making pilgrimages to Machu Picchu hundreds of years before you.

Today you will pass the glaciers of the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range and see the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, "The Town Above the Clouds."

Two hours downhill at the Winay Wayna Archeological Site, you will find your third and final campground. Relax with your tour group and take in all you've accomplished thus far.

Day 6

Arrive at Machu Picchu

Breakfast on your final day will begin early before you walk through Intipunku, the famous Sun Gate.

As you stand to overlook Machu Picchu, soak in the journey you've worked so hard to complete.

Descend upon this breathtaking piece of history as you wind through the paths at this amazing protected site.  

That evening take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and reflect on the experience with your fellow hikers and tour group.

Day 7

Relax & Departure

Enjoy your final breakfast and say goodbye to the amazing new hiking buddies you've made.

As our Under30Experiences trip comes to a close, we hope you keep in touch with our awesome community and your new friends. 

Camping not your thing? See our other Machu Picchu trip and arrive by train!

Day 8

Day 9

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-7 days / 6 nights with Under30Experiences
-3 nights boutique hotel stay in double accommodations
-3 nights camping along the Inca Trail (2 person tent)
-Pickup at Cusco (CUZ) Airport
-Train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
-Inca Trail Permits, booked 6 months in advance
-6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 5 dinners
-Guides, porters, and cooks along the Inca Trail
-Tents and camping equipment set up by professional guides
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-The chance to meet kick-ass people
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to and from Peru

*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality

*Because this trip requires permits from the Peruvian Government, it is non-transferable

When should I book my flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 PM and to depart Day 7 after 9:00 AM local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details

Duration:

7 Days / 6 Nights

early signup:

$1,595

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,795

Never any hidden fees!

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My Hike the Inca Trail trip was beyond amazing, and I couldn't have asked for anything more from a trip. Our leaders made us all feel instantly comfortable, and the group was fantastic. The trip was well planned and the hike was unforgettable. Memories to last a lifetime.

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