Inca Trail (4 days)

Return by train

Trekking along the Inca Trail. It combines unique landscapes with mountains, jungle and ruins. Includes shared transportation and accommodation.

This is a high demand program, with limited spaces and availability for climbing the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains, having dates that run out of spots with months in advance. We recommend you planning your trip as far in advance as possible.


  • Price per person, for the Inca Trail (4 days): US$ 719.

*If you are travelling with people under 18 years old, write us at reservas@denomades.com so we send you the prices.


  • Drop off at Cusco’s downtown.
  • Transportation:
  • Shared transportation by vehicle from Cusco to Piscacucho.
  • Shared transportation by bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Shared transportation by train in Expedition category from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Shared transportation by vehicle from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Accommodation:
  • 1st night in Ayapata camp (shared double tent).
  • 2nd night in Runkurakay camp (shared double tent).
  • 3rd night in Wiñay Wayna camp (shared double tent).
  • Meals:
  • Breakfast (every day, except for the first day).
  • Lunch (every day, except for the last day).
  • Dinner (every day, except for the last day).
  • Camp equipment:
  • Tent.
  • Sleeping pad.
  • Dinner tent with tables and chairs.
  • Water (from the afternoon of the first day).
  • Porters (for food and camping equipment).
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Entry ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. 

Not included

  • Breakfast the first day.
  • Lunch and dinner the last day.
  • Sleeping bag (US$ 35 per person).
  • Inflatable sleeping pad (US$ 25 per person)
  • Trek poles.
  • Extra porter for luggage (US$ 70 per person for 7 kg or US$ 140 per person for 14 kg)
  • 5th additional night in the Hotel Santuario in Aguas Calientes (US$ 120 per double room).
  • Health insurance.
  • Tips (optional).

Optional services

  • Train upgrade to Vistadome category: $ 40 per person.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain: $ 61 per person.
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain: $ 61 per person.

*It is not possible to climb both mountains, Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu, in the same tour.

How to book

  1. Select the departure date from the calendar.
  2. Select the number of people.
  3. Click on "Add to cart".
  4. Pay the full price of the tour online.

What you should bring

  • A 40 liters (maximum) backpack, to carry only what is necessary, since you must carry it during the whole trip.
  • Waterproof backpack cover.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking poles (recommended).
  • First layer (synthetic T-shirts and pants).
  • Short sleeves and long sleeves shirts.
  • Jacket.
  • Waterproof clothing (jacket and trousers, or rain coat).
  • Synthetic underwear.
  • Towel.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Flip flops.
  • Cap and gloves for the cold.
  • Cap for the sun.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Toiletries.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Headlamp.
  • External battery.
  • Water (1 liter per person for the first morning).
  • Snacks.
  • At least S/. 200 per person for not included expenses in the trekking.


  • Minimum age required of 12 years old to make the activity.
  • Not allowed for pregnant women.
  • All passengers must have a full vaccination scheme document.


Beginning: Day 1 at 4:00 am at Regocijo Square.

End: Day 4 around midnight in Cusco's downtown.

Day 1: Cusco - Piscacucho - Ayapata (12 km, 6 hours). We will pick you up early in the morning, samething that with the normal service of the Inca Trail, at Regocijo Square to start a trip to Ollantaytambo, where we will stop for breakfast (not included). Then, we will return to our vehicle to head to Piscacucho, place better known as km 82, where the trek begins. After the last preparations and organization, we will begin to walk to pass through the first checkpoint, to show the entrance ticket and our identifications. We will cross the Vilcanota River, following a relatively easy route, since we are at low altitude. We will start to see part of the landscape and the first ruins of the journey. We will have a great panoramic view of the Quechua fortress of Huilca Raccay, the Llactapata Ruins, the Urubamba Mountain Range and Verónica Mountain, of 5860 m altitude. After walking for 6 hours, depending on the pace of the group, we will arrive at our first camp, Ayapata, which is near the village Wayllabamba, to have dinner and rest in our tents the first night.

Day 2: Ayapata - Runkuraqay (16 km, 8 hours). We will get up early in the morning to have breakfast and then begin the ascent to the highest part of the trekking, the Abra Warmihuañusca or the path of the Dead Woman, at 4200 m altitude. From this last place, after resting and taking the photographs, we will begin the descent to Pacaymayu, at 3550 m altitude, where we will have our lunch. After lunch, we will start a 2 hours ascent to the Runkurakay path, at 4000 m altitude, where our second camp is located. We will rest after the demanding day and we will get ready for dinner, and then we will go to sleep in our tents.

Day 3: Runkurakay - Puyupatamarca - Wiñay Wayna (10 km, 5 hours). We will get up to have breakfast and then start the trek of the day to visit the archeological site of Puyupatamarca, at 3680 m altitude. It should be noted that as we go forward we will have privileged views of the mountains and canyons that surround the area. Also, we can see Intipata, an agricultural site with very well maintained terraces. After 5 hours of walking, we will arrive at our next camp, Wiñay Wayna, at 2680 m altitude, just at lunch time. During the afternoon, we can walk a few meters to the archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna, impressive ruins where we can look around and take photographs. Then we will return to the camp to have dinner and to rest.

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco (5 km, 2 hours). After breakfast we will leave the camp very early in the morning to start the walk that will take us to the Machu Picchu citadel. The trip is relatively short compared to what we have been doing the previous days, but we must consider that the idea is to reach Inti Punku or Sun Gate (2730 m altitude) before dawn, in order to see the first sun rays over Machu Picchu. After this experience, we will continue to walk the last part of the route to reach the citadel itself, where we will have a guided tour of approximately 1 and a half hours, in which we will learn more about the mysterious history of this archaeological site. Then we will have time to walk on our own and take pictures of the places that caught our attention. If you included the ascent to a mountain, Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu, in your ticket, you must coordinate with your guide so that he gives you the last instructions before doing this activity and to make the most of your time during your corresponding turn. Once we finish our turn, we will go to Aguas Calientes, where we will meet again with our guide during lunch, who will give us our train tickets. Those who decide to stay in Aguas Calientes for the night (not included), can enjoy the hot springs and be more rested before returning to Cusco, while the rest of the group will only have free time until it is time to be at the station, half an hour before the departure of the train that will take us to Ollantaytambo. There will be a vehicle that will take us to Cusco’s downtown.

Cancellation policy

  • The cancellation of this tour does not have a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel the tour with more than 48 hours in advance, you will only be refunded US$ X of the deposit per person.
  • If you want to cancel the tour with less than 48 hours in advance, you will not be refunded with part of the deposit.

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