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  • Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is without a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas and therefore an unforgettable experience, not to be missed.

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Price: from 506 €

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The Inca Trail is without a doubt one of the most beautiful trails in the Americas and therefore an unforgettable experience, not to be missed. The trail leads through the protected wild nature of the Peruvian jungle and forest steppe, passes several archeological Inca sights and offers impressive views. The Incas used this route for the pilgrimage to the sacred citadel Machu Picchu.


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Day 1: Cusco - KM 82 - Wayllabamba - Yuncachimpa

We will leave Cusco (3350m/10990f) at 5:30am by tourist bus and head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Before we reach our starting point, KM 82, we will have a short break in Ollantaytambo and have the option to get breakfast. The official beginning of the Inca Trail is called KM 82. Here we will meet the rest of the group and take care of the registration formalities. After crossing the Rio Urubamba (2200m) we will start the legendary Inca Trail. The first day the trail is easy to walk and a good warm up for the following days. In Miskay we’ll have lunch at a small river bank while getting some information about the archaeological complex of Llactapata. After that, we will continue our hike to Wayllabamba (3100m/10170f) and ascend to Yuncachimpa (3300m/10826f), the camping site we will spend the night on. From here, we have a great view of the mysterious Nevado de Verónica.

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Hiking time: 6-7 hours

Total distance: 11km approx.

Day 2: Yuncachimpa - Chaquicocha

The second day is the ‘Free-Hike-Day’, this means that everybody should walk in his/her own pace. Of course you will meet during the small breaks or see each other while beating the stairs. Early in the morning the trail first leads through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m/12631f). The first 3km are steps - enjoy the humid woodland and the water sounds. From Llulluchapampa follow the way for 2-3 hours until you reach the highest point of this section, the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman Pass) (4200m/113780f). This climb is known as the most difficult part of the Inca Trail. After a short break at the summit, you continue your hike down with a long and steep descent to the river Pacaymayu (Sunrise River) towards the Runkurakay pass (3050m/10007f) until you reach our camp site called Chaquicocha at (3650m/11975f). Here you can relax from the tough day while enjoying an amazing view over the mountains.

Level of difficulty: challenging

Hiking time: 8-9 hours

Total distance: 15 km approx.

Day 3: Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna

The third day is the most beautiful one. You can notice a change in the eco-system while walking to the tropical forest of Wiñayhuayna. We will pass two small lakes at the top of the second pass (3950m). It’s a gentle climb through beautiful cloud forest and a small Inca tunnel before the third pass (3700m) offers a grand view over the Rio Urubamba Valley. The nearest settlement is named Phuyupatamarca/"Town above the clouds" (3600m/11811f). A well preserved site with long chain Inca baths where one can enjoy impressive ancient engineering. We pass another Inca tunnel before visiting the ruins of Wiñayhuayna/"Forever young"

(2650m/8694f). The Inca stairs change into a zigzag trail until you reach a red-roofed white building, our last camping site, and also a location with hot water (S5) and bottled drinks.

Level of difficulty: normal

Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Total distance: 10 km Approx.

Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco

After our breakfast at 4:30am we will head, equipped with our flashlights, to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) to get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu and watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu. The last triumphal descent will take almost one hour before visiting the citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m//7874f) around 8.00am. You can enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour (about two hours) that helps you to understand the meaning and ancient use of the different buildings. After this tour you will have enough time to explore the archaeological site on your own (f.ex. go to the Inca Bridge, explore the variety of buildings or climb Huayna Picchu for an amazing panorama picture). From Machu Picchu there will be a bus awaiting you to take you down to Aguas Calientes. Here you can soak away your aches and pain in the town’s hot springs (S10). We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon.

Level of difficulty: normal

Hiking time: 2-3 hours

Total distance: 7 km approx.

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Services included

-Pre-briefing time at 19hrs in our office 1 or 2 days before your date departure (It has to be confirmed at the booking time)

- Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.

- Collective tourist transfers from the train station in Ollantaytambo to the centre of Cusco (Plaza Regocijo / Few meters of Plaza de Armas or Marriott Hotel / Calle Ruinas, beginning of San Blas neighbourhood)

- Bus going downhill from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes where the train station is situated

- Entrance fees to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu

- Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)

- Camping equipment (professional two-persons tents: Doite, model Kailas 3, extra light/4.5kg, Doite, model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kg and Eureka Tents; sleeping mats, dining tent equipped with a table and chairs)

- Cook, cooking equipment, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners). Food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit and spaghetti, chicken, fish, meat and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and very suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leafs tea which is excellent for the altitude

- Tea and snack time every day (tea, coffee, wantan, popcorn and cracker)

- Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock).

- First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

Services excluded

- Frühstück an Tag 1 und Abendessen an Tag 4

- Schlafsack

- Träger für das persönliche Gepäck

- Trinkgelder

- Alle nicht angegebenen Leistungen

Optional services

Porter for perosnal luggage (up tp 12 kg)150 € Per person
Visit of Huyana Picchu81 € Per person


We are happy to offer you the flights as well. However you often find cheaper prices on different flights web pages. As a service we will look up some of them also for you and tell you if we find cheaper prices as we get from the airlines.

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01/03/2018 - 31/12/2018506 €-
01/01/2019 - 31/01/2019541 €-

Country Information


Here you will find an overview of the most important facts about your destination countries. More information, e.g. on important attractions and important links can be found under Country Info Peru.



During the winter season (June to September) the weather is mostly clear in the mountains, however often foggy in the coastal areas. The summer season is in coastal areas and around Lima from December to April, whereas the rainy season starts in November and ends in March.


Entry requirements for German citizens:

Germans do not need to apply for a visa for stays up to 90 days. They will require a passport valid for a minimum period of six months and a return ticket or onward-travel ticket.



No vaccinations are required.

Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis A, yellow fever (regional), also typhoid for independent travelers.

Malaria: Level of risk depends on the region. We recommend that you take medication for prevention as well as for treatment of malaria CT with you. There is no risk of infection in Lima and in the coastal areas south of Lima, as well as in the highlands over 1500m (Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Titicaca Lake). Generally, there is a moderate risk of infection throughout the year in rural areas below 1500m, especially along


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