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Explore Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 Days

Explore Inca Trail is perfect tour itinerary that combines a wonderful approach trek though the Inca trail, Machu Picchu tour and the sacred valley of the Incas. Situated close to the Amazon border and surrounded by some of the region’s highest mountains: Salcantay Peak, La Veronica, Pumasillu, etc. enjoys a spectacular mountain setting that is generally found on much longer expeditions.

The two days of acclimatization in the city of Cusco and the sacred valley of the Incas helps you to manage the high altitude of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which is welcoming to trekkers to its beautiful landscapes. From the sacred Valley (Pisqhakucho or km82), and under the expert guidance of our local tour leader, we will make an ascent of this dead woman pass at 4,200m / 14,000 ft. Then continuing through the pristine forest too Machu Picchu. Explore Inca Trail is ideally suited to the fit and adventurous trekker who is looking to extend their skills and experience the thrill of trekking to Machu Picchu.

Explore Inca Trail

Explore Inca Trail Peru



Package Name : Explore Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Trek Duration : 7 Days / 6 Nights
Accommodations : 3stars hotel and tents
Type of Trek : Archaeological, Cultural, ecological and Adventure
Activities : Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing
Altitude : 2,000 m / 6,560 ft(Aguas Calientes) – 4, 200 m(Dead woman’s Pass)
Group Size : To suit group requirements
Difficulty degree of this hike : Challenging due to the altitude: we recommend a period of at least 2 days for acclimatization in Cusco or over 3000m/9840ft
Departures Day : Sour company organize daily departures


  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu Tour.


Price: US$ 850
Daily Departure


DAY 1:  Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time; we will meet you at the airport and transfer you the designated hotel.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Full-day tour; we will visit the traditional Market of Pisac and the Inca ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

DAYS 3, 4, 5, 6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; all included. It’s 45 km of distance along the trail you will have the opportunity to explore the Inca ruins whit our guide.

NOTE: The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the hike for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then travel by train to “Aguas Calientes”, next morning you’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and meet with the hikers at the ruins. If you decide to do not make the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we’ll need to know previous to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

DAY 7: Transfer to the airport

Departure from Cusco.



DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco

Explore Inca Trail begins once you arrive in Cusco at any time. However, we must know your flight details for the reception and transfer to your hotel. On this day, there is no planned activity, so you can enjoy the city (optional city tour in the afternoon) it starts at 01:30 p.m and ends at 06:30 p.m; tourists have the opportunity to visit 6 places: the Cathedral, the Qorikancha, Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Qenqo and Pucapucara.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Explore Inca Trail

Explore Inca Trail Peru

The Sacred Valley Tour begins at 08:30 a.m. After breakfast, we’ll head toward the green fertile valley where tourist have the option to visit traditional markets. The Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially corn. Visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, we will visit also the Ollantaytambo Inca ruins that are known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. Overnight at this small town.

DAYS 3, 4, 5, 6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Explore Inca Trail

Explore Inca Trail Peru

After an early breakfast, we’ll continue the trip travel by private bus to Pisqak’ucho (km. 82) the starting point of the Inca Trail. The local porters and the guides organize everything for you. We’ll carry your heavy gear. All you have to do is carry your daypack and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and the fascinating Inca sites. The first two days, we will trek for approximately 8 hours (including breaks).

On the third day, we will have a 5-hour trek. The last day, we will start trekking (for 2 hours) early escorted by an experienced guide to arrive for the sunrise at Machu Picchu, then you will have two-hour tour after what you will have free time to explore alone. Later in the afternoon, we will take the train through Urubamba Valley and return to Cusco, arriving there in the evening and you will be transferred to your hotel.

The Inca trail to Machu Picchu was discovered at 1915 by Mr. Hiram Bingham. It is 45 km of very well-preserved trail that runs through the eastern mountain range of Peru named Vilcanota Mountain range. In the Time of the Incas, it was the high way that connects with Cusco. Thousands of pilgrims walked in the past this trail in order to arrive to Machu Picchu and talk with the spirit of the nature who were considered gods.


The passengers who not able or nor interested in the trek for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then travel by train to “Aguas Calientes”, next morning you’ll take the bus up to Machu Picchu entrance and meet with the hikers at the ruins. If you decide to do not make the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we’ll need to know previous to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

Distances of the Inca trail:

Day 1: Km 82 to Llulluchapampa
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.

Day 2: Llulluchapampa-Chaquiccocha
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.

Day 3: Chaquiccocha-Wiñaywayna
Approximate distance: 10 km
Estimated hiking time: 5 hours.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu
Approximate distance: 5 km
Estimated hiking time: 2 hours.

DAY 7: Transfer to the airport

Departure from Cusco at any time.

If you require additional information, please do not have any doubts or want to make a reservation, please contact us; you request will be answered immediately.



  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred Valley tour, the same bus will transfer you from Ollantaytambo to Km 82 starting point of the Inca Trail, bus down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes”, tourist train expeditions class from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo, transfer to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fee: For the Sacred Valley Tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: All breakfasts in the hotels, delicious meals on the Inca trail prepared by professional chefs. Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, also hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude, teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3afternoon teas), we also offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we’ll provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people),
  • General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Extra Porter: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide. You must carry your daypack.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: Room based on double occupancy 2 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in Ollantaytambo ***Hotel, if you would like a private room there is an additional cost of US$20.00 per night; 3 nights in camping tents.
  • Other Items: Local guide for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.


  • Meals: Lunch and dinner on day 1, 2 and 6; you must consider a budget from US$15 to US$20 for each meal. We will assist you with these issues.
  • Sleeping Bag: Can be rented in our office for US $20 for the entire trek. Tips for the staff.



Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.


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Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek