Classic Inca Trail

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16316
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Acclimatise to the altitude with walks through impressive Inca sites of the Sacred Valley before the Inca Trail trek
  • Extra visit to Machu Picchu to fully appreciate this new world wonder
  • Take in the splendour of Cusco with its plazas, markets, cultural wonders and excellent restaurants
  • Enjoy strolling through the narrow Inca streets and temple/fortress site of Ollantaytambo
  • Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes allowing time to recharge after the hike
  • Visit the visual spectacle of thousands of ancient salt pools carved into the mountainside at the historic Maras salt mines
  • Enjoy the memorable and scenic tourist train journey from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
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Start in Lima and end in Cusco, the "Classic Inca Trail" trip is a guided trekking and hiking tour that takes 11 days. You will travel through Lima, Cusco and Ollantaytambo in Peru. "Classic Inca Trail" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Experience the historic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, considered by many to be one of the greatest short treks in the world.. The historic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is a classic hike, considered by many to be one of the greatest short treks in the world. Importantly, our trek along the Inca Trail spends ample time in Cusco and exploring some of the impressive Inca sites in the Sacred Valley. This not only allows for us to acclimatise to the altitude, but also provides a fascinating introduction to Incan culture and history before heading out onto the infamous Inca Trail. During the trek we ascend the passes, jungle trails and cloud forest to appreciate the panorama of Andean peaks that would have inspired the Inca people as we make our way to Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the exhilaration of the first sighting of the enigmatic ruins and we allow plenty of time to visit the massive sanctuary. Rather than heading straight back to Cusco we spend a night in Aguas Calientes which vitally gives us a second visit to the ruins and an opportunity to visit the majestic site at its best, early the following morning.
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  • Day 1 : Arrive in Lima
  • Day 2 : Fly to Cusco - afternoon at leisure
  • Day 3 : Tour of Cusco city and nearby ruins
  • Day 4 : Drive and walk down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 5 : Second day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 6 : Inca Trail trek commences
  • Day 7 : Trek towards first pass
  • Day 8 : Trek over second and third pass to Wiñay Wayna
  • Day 9 : Final day of trek to Machu Picchu, guided tour of Machu Picchu, to Aguas Calientes
  • Day 10 : Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
  • Day 11 : Drive to Cusco airport, trip concludes
  • Comfortable and central hotels
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers if arriving/departing on days 1 and 11 only
  • Private internal transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide for each section
  • Inca Trail Permit (please check availability with us at the time of booking)
  • The use of a gear pack for the trek including sleeping bag, fibre filled jacket, thermarest and head torch
  • Porters to carry personal gear on the trek
  • Group camping equipment
  • Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed (including Machu Picchu entrance fee)
  • Group medical kit
  • International and domestic flights and taxes
  • Cost of laundry and alcoholic beverages
  • Excess baggage costs
  • Medical treatment
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 16 2019
5 - Excellent
Fantastic trip, really worthwhile spending time in the Sacred Valley area as well as the Inca Trail, some great sites I was not even aware of. The trek crew were amazing. They managed to secure the best camp sites, the set up for... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 02 2019
5 - Excellent
We had a group with varying degrees of capability on the Inca Trail and I particularly liked the way Ever built a caring and strong team dynamic to ensure everyone supported and encouraged each other along the way. He also... Read more
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Inca Trail tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 07 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 May 2024, a deposit of 317 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Classic Inca Trail 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 Classic Inca Trail 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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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