Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

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5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Easy
  • Tour Code BM-26205
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
  • +7
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Hike the original & legendary Inca Trail
  • See ancient Inca ruins along the trek
  • Reach Machu Picchu in the early morning
  • Enjoy delicious Peruvian food
The tour "Inca Trail Trek To Machu Picchu 4D/3N" starts and ends in Cusco. It is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 4 days taking you through Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes and 5 other destinations in Peru. "Inca Trail Trek To Machu Picchu 4D/3N" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A spectacularly rich experience in the Andean Mountains awaits you! Immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you hike 43 kilometers through the heart of the beautiful Andes. This 4-day trek is the only one to take you along the original Inca Trail, arriving in the early morning light to Machu Picchu.
  • Day 1: Cuzco - Wayllabamba Camp, Peru
  • Day 2: Wayllabamba Camp - Pacaymayo Camp, Peru
  • Day 3: Pacaymayo Camp - Wiñayhuayna Camp, Peru
  • Day 4: Wiñayhuayna Camp - Machu Picchu - Cuzco, Peru
  • 3N Camping during trek (including tent for 2 people and basic sleeping pad)
  • 3 Breakfast(s), 3 Lunch(es), 3 Dinner(s),
  • Mixed transport
  • Accommodation pick-up
  • Roundtrip bus to/from start and end point of tour
  • Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Professional bilingual guide on trek and Machu Picchu tour
Included Activities
  • 4-day trek to Machu Picchu
  • Inca Trail Trek
  • Machu Picchu Visit
  • Fees and extra support
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Inca Trail permits
  • Machu Picchu entrance fees
  • Porters and cook to carry all shared camping equipment
  • Snacks
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • First Aid Kit
  • The COMPLETE service INCLUDES a thermal sleeping bag, foam sleeping mat, duffel bag & porter to carry a total of 7kgs of personal gear for each trekker (3kgs sleeping bag & mat + 4kgs personal items).
  • The reduced BASIC (LIGHT) service ONLY INCLUDES a basic foam sleeping mat and EXCLUDES the thermal sleeping bag, duffel bag and porter to carry personal gear. You will carry your own backpack, sleeping bag, mattress and personal gear
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Accommodation in Cuzco
  • Day 1 breakfast, Day 4 lunch and dinner, bottled water
  • Guide for bus and train transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • All the tips to the guides are optional and not included
  • Optional gratuities
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Nov 13 2019
5 - Excellent
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was just incredible! The hike isn't too easy because of the altitude and it's 3 days of solid uphill, so we'd recommend this to people who are relatively fit and who love walking, history and... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Oct 02 2019
5 - Excellent
One of the best tours I've ever signed myself up for! The trek was quite challenging but once you get to the Sun Gate and see MP for the first time, you forget every aching muscle! The views are just magical. Our porters were so... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From United States
  • On Jun 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Just awesome. We cant praise the guides, the porters, or the amazing cook enough! They looked after us so well and they knew everything there was to know about the site, and Incan culture and thanks to them, we learned so much.... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From United Kingdom
  • On Mar 06 2019
5 - Excellent
If you're wondering whether to book this, please do yourself a favour and DO IT! We're so glad we did this and would happily book with this tour operator again - seeing Machu Picchu this way was the trip of a lifetime.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 January 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 January 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.


The COMPLETE service INCLUDES a thermal sleeping bag, foam sleeping mat, duffel bag & porter to carry a total of 7kgs of personal gear for each trekker (3kgs sleeping bag & mat + 4kgs personal items).

The reduced BASIC (LIGHT) service ONLY INCLUDES a basic foam sleeping mat and EXCLUDES the thermal sleeping bag, duffel bag & porter to carry personal gear. You will carry your own backpack, sleeping bag, mattress & personal gear.

EXTRA ITEMS FOR RENT IN CUZCO: Inflatable Sleeping Mattress, Professional Trekking Poles.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: During the trek single travelers will share a tent with another traveler of the same sex & couples will have a tent to themselves.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This hike is demanding, it’s important to be in good physical condition. The Inca Trail elevation changes make the hike strenuous as there are three passes during the hike and you will have 1950 meters of uphill and 2250 meters of descent.

SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Bring or Rent in Cuzco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle.  Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail.

DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications.


Typical Meals on the Trek

On all of our Treks to Machu Picchu we search for great cooks who provide you with the best tasting meals on the mountain, with specialty menus and the freshest local ingredients available. Here is an idea of what you will be eating during your trek.

*Vegetarian Option Available Upon Request (please advise at least 2 days in advance).

BREAKFASTS: Hot porridge, quinoa or oats, fried eggs, omelet or pancakes with fresh bread, fried bananas and boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk.

LUNCH & DINNER: First Course: Quinoa, corn, noodle, asparagus, mushroom or vegetable soup, stuffed avocado or potatoes. Second Course: Chicken breast, beef stew, quinoa, fried rice, hamburgers, fried chicken, spaghetti bolognese, typical dishes: aji de gallina (chilli pepper chicken), escabeche de pollo (marinated chicken) or ajiaco de olluco (spicy potato stew). Desserts: Fried plantains, chocolate pudding, chocolate or vanilla cake and boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk.

SNACKS: Boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk with popcorn, cookies, crackers.

Optional Extras:

- Inflatable Sleeping Mattress ($15 USD for the trek)
- Professional Trekking Poles ($15 USD for the trek)
- Huayna Picchu Trek (200 Soles) 
- Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (200 Soles) 
Tips (Tipping is 100% optional depending on the service you received. Although tipping is customary in Latin America, it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, we recommend $40-50 USD per trekker for the entire team of porters, cooks and guides.) 

*Optional extras are subject to availability and prices may change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm pricing and availability at least 2 weeks prior to departure. 


Inca Trail Trek permits sell fast so we recommend booking in advance.  If there are no more permits we will suggest you an alternative hike or you can get a full refund.


Pre departure mandatory briefing for Inca Trail Trek: 18:00 the day before departure.

1. Check-in

Check-in with your passport a few days to a few hours before your briefing to let us know you’ve

arrived safely and get some individualized attention. We’ll confirm your pick-up info and answer any

questions you may have, like booking extras, rental equipment, etc.

2. Pre-departure briefing 

Return to our office for a mandatory pre-departure briefing the day before your trek. Meet your group

and local Bamba guide, receive detailed information on your excursion and a list of what to bring, and

ask any last-minute questions at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at

5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. 

You can find directions to the offices  

Bamba Experience is located at: 
Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru 
Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily 
Tel:  +51 84 205234

Emergency Contact: Ruth: 984008440


Single travelers will share a tent with another traveler of the same sex & couples will have a tent to themselves.


Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications. Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip. 

Your passport is used to get into Machu Picchu, without it you will not be allowed in. If you had to renew or replace your passport since booking please bring your old passport, or a photocopy of it with you for access. You must bring your passport to the briefing too!


You will have a guide during the trek and on the Machu Picchu tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.

If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes town can be arranged. (Please let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.)

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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