Classic Inca Trail 4 Days

Where Ancient Trails and Modern Adventures Meet!

Group Size

Max 8 persons


Camp & hotel


Max 13,828 ft




4 Days & 3 nights

Traveleez invites you to experience the legendary Inca Trail with our meticulously crafted “Classic Inca Trail 4 Days” tour. As a premier local agency and tour operator, we specialize in customized and small-group tours, ensuring an intimate and profound journey through the heart of the Incan empire. This adventure offers not just a trek but an immersion into the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of Peru.

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Our 4-day trek spans 26 miles of the iconic Inca Trail, leading to the world-renowned Machu Picchu. This journey will take you through diverse environments, from mystical cloud forests to rugged mountain terrains, all while uncovering the archaeological wonders of the Incan civilization. Your journey promises unforgettable sights, a deep connection with nature, and insights into the ancient Inca culture.


Day 1: Cusco to Wayllabamba
Begin with a scenic drive from Cusco to Km 82, the starting point of the trail. Trek through picturesque villages and along the Urubamba River to reach the campsite at Wayllabamba.

  • Morning: Departure from Cusco at 5:30 AM, scenic drive through the Sacred Valley, reaching Km 82 by 9:00 AM.
  • Trek Start: Commence the trek at Km 82, crossing the Urubamba River. Gentle hike through native woodlands and past the Llactapata ruins.
  • Lunch: A wholesome and energizing lunch at Tarayoc.
  • Afternoon Trek: Continue along the Cusichaca Valley to Wayllabamba, the first campsite. A blend of Incan history and natural beauty.
  • Evening: Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner under the stars and brief about the next day’s challenging ascent.

Day 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo
Tackle the trail’s most challenging part, ascending to the highest point, Warmiwañusca, or Dead Woman’s Pass. Descend to Pacaymayo for the night.

  • Early Morning Ascent: Trek from Wayllabamba through lush forests and streams to reach the treeline.
  • Challenge of Dead Woman’s Pass: Ascend to Warmiwañusca, at 4,215 meters, the highest point of the trail. Revel in the panoramic views.
  • Lunch and Descent: After lunch, a steep descent to Pacaymayo, our second campsite. Here, the natural beauty of the Andean highlands unfolds.
  • Evening Relaxation: Rest and recover with a hearty dinner, stargazing, and perhaps a glimpse of local wildlife.

Day 3: Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna
Journey through ancient archaeological sites like Runkurakay and Sayacmarca. Traverse through a cloud forest to reach Wiñay Wayna, your final campsite.

  • Diverse Landscapes: Depart Pacaymayo towards Runkurakay, an ancient Incan checkpoint. Ascend to the second pass with breathtaking vistas.
  • Incan Sites Exploration: Visit the ruins of Sayacmarca, an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, and the Phuyupatamarca, the ‘City above the Clouds’.
  • Lunch with a View: Enjoy lunch with views overlooking the Urubamba River.
  • Final Campsite: Trek through cloud forests rich in orchids, ferns and unique bird life, arriving at Wiñay Wayna, the last campsite. Explore the nearby ruins.
  • Celebratory Dinner: Share stories and experiences over the final dinner on the trail, reflecting on the journey thus far.

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu
Embark on an early morning hike to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, to witness a breathtaking sunrise over Machu Picchu. Explore the iconic citadel with a guided tour before returning to Cusco.

  • Machu Picchu at Sunrise: An early start to reach Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, in time for sunrise. The first magical glimpse of Machu Picchu.
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu: Explore the enigmatic city with a 2-hour guided tour, learning about its history, architecture, and the mysteries it holds.
  • Free Time: Enjoy some free time to wander the ruins, hike to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge, or simply soak in the views.
  • Return to Cusco: Descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Afternoon train and bus back to Cusco, arriving in the evening.


  • Airport Pickup: Complimentary airport pickup upon arrival in Cusco, ensuring a hassle-free start to your adventure.
  • Professional Bilingual Guides: Expert guides fluent in English and Spanish, with extensive knowledge of the Inca Trail, local culture, and natural history.
  • Meals on the Trek: All meals are included from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4. Our chefs prepare delicious and nutritious meals suitable for trekking, including options for specific dietary requirements.
  • Camping Equipment: High-quality tents, sleeping bags, and inflatable sleeping pads. We also provide dining tents with tables and chairs, and a sanitary toilet tent.
  • Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Entry Fees: All necessary permits and entry fees for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation: All transportation during the tour, including to and from the trailhead and the return journey to Cusco.
  • Traveleez Adventure Kit: A specially curated kit to enhance your trekking experience, including items like a water bottle, map, and commemorative t-shirt.
  • Porter Service: Porters to carry camping equipment, food, and up to 7 kg of your personal items.

Not Included

  • International and Domestic Flights: Flights to and from Cusco are not included in the tour price.
  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory for all participants. Insurance should cover trekking, medical emergencies, and trip cancellations.
  • Personal Gear: While major camping equipment is provided, personal gear such as trekking poles, backpacks, and hiking boots are not included.
  • Meals in Cusco: Meals before the start of the trek and after the conclusion on Day 4 are not included.
  • Extra Activities: Additional excursions like the Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lake trek are not included in the standard package price.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, cooks, and porters are not included and are at your discretion.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses such as snacks, souvenirs, beverages, and other similar expenditures are not included.
  • Durable hiking boots and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Thermal and waterproof clothing layers for varying weather conditions.
  • Sun protection gear: hat, sunglasses, and high SPF sunscreen.
  • Personal medications and basic first aid supplies.
  • Photographic equipment with extra batteries/memory cards.
  • Reusable water bottle and hydration packs.
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries.

Standard Package

  • Price Per Person: $740 USD
  • Inclusions: Airport transfers, professional bilingual guides, meals on the trek, camping equipment, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entry fees, transportation to and from the trail, Traveleez Adventure Kit.
  • Group Size: Maximum of 8 trekkers.
  • Single Supplement: Additional charge applies for solo travelers requiring private accommodation (inquire for details).

Premium Package

  • Price: Upon request (custom quote based on preferences and additional inclusions).
  • Additional Inclusions: May include upgraded accommodations in Cusco, private tent during the trek, personal porter service, upgraded meals, hot showers on the trail, and exclusive cultural experiences in Cusco.
  • Group Size: Customizable based on the premium package selected.

Upgrade Options

  • Rainbow Mountain Excursion: Additional $60 USD per person.
  • Humantay Lake Trek: Additional $60 USD per person.
  • Other Customizations: Available upon request; contact us for more details and pricing.

Discounts and Special Rates

  • Group Bookings: Special rates for groups of 4 or more (contact for details).
  • Student Discount: Available with a valid student ID (inquire for discount percentage).
  • Children’s Rates: Available for children of certain age groups (please inquire for specific rates).

Additional Costs (Not Included in the Package)

  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory for all trekkers.
  • Personal Gear: Rental options available for trekking poles and additional gear.
  • Extra Activities: Optional activities in Cusco or along the trail.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides and support staff (optional but customary).

Booking and Payment Terms

  • Deposit: A non-refundable deposit required to secure your booking (amount to be specified upon booking).
  • Final Payment: On Cusco City or Website.
  • Payment Methods: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
  • Cancellation Policy: Detailed information available upon request. Cancellations typically involve a tiered refund system based on the proximity to the trek start date.

Experience comfort in the wilderness with our premium camping setup, including high-quality tents, warm sleeping bags, and inflatable mattresses. In Cusco, we offer a selection of handpicked hotels for a comfortable pre and post-trek stay.


  • Booking Window: The Inca Trail is a highly sought-after experience with limited permits. We recommend booking at least 6-8 months in advance.
  • Permit Availability: Only 500 permits per day are issued by the government, including guides and porters. Early booking is crucial, especially during peak season.

Physical Requirements

  • Fitness Level: This trek is rated as moderate to challenging. A good level of physical fitness is required.
  • Preparation: We recommend a regular exercise regime leading up to the trek, including walking, hiking, or aerobic activities.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: Spend at least 2-3 days in Cusco or similar altitude to acclimatize and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Best Time to Visit

  • Peak Season: May to September, marked by dry weather and clearer skies. Ideal for trekking, but also the busiest.
  • Off-Peak Season: October to April offers fewer crowds but comes with the risk of rain and cloudier conditions.

Age and Health Restrictions

  • Minimum Age: Generally suitable for ages 12 and above. Younger participants may be considered based on fitness and experience.
  • Health Considerations: Not recommended for those with severe heart, lung, or muscular conditions. Medical clearance may be advised for certain health conditions.

Booking and Cancellations

  • Advance Booking: Essential to secure permits. Full payment is usually required at the time of booking.
  • Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of permits and preparations, cancellations often incur significant fees. Travel insurance that covers cancellations is strongly recommended.

Altitude Sickness

  • Prevention: Drink plenty of water, acclimatize properly, eat light but high-energy meals, and avoid alcohol before and during the trek.
  • Symptoms and Treatment: Our guides are trained to recognize and treat mild symptoms of altitude sickness. Severe cases may require descent and medical attention.

Environmental Impact and Regulations

  • Sustainability Commitment: We adhere to strict environmental guidelines to preserve the trail and its surroundings. All waste is carried out, and eco-friendly practices are implemented.
  • Trail Regulations: The Inca Trail is regulated to protect its historical and ecological significance. Participants must follow the guidelines set by the authorities and our tour leaders.

Essential Tips

  • Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance covering trekking activities, medical emergencies, and trip cancellations.
  • Packing: Pack light but efficiently. Porters will carry the bulk of your gear, but a daypack with essentials is necessary.
  • Local Economy: Engaging with and purchasing from local communities along the trail supports sustainable tourism.

Q: Do I need a visa to travel to Peru?

A: Visa requirements depend on your nationality. Most North American and European countries do not require a visa for short stays. Please check with your local embassy for the latest requirements.

Q: What is the best way to prepare physically for the trek?

A: We recommend a combination of cardiovascular exercises (like jogging, cycling, or swimming) and strength training, especially focusing on legs and core muscles. Hiking in hilly or mountainous terrain is also beneficial.

Q: How should I manage altitude sickness?

A: Acclimatizing in Cusco for 2-3 days before the trek is crucial. During the trek, keep hydrated, eat light but energy-rich foods, and walk at a steady pace. Our guides carry emergency first-aid and are trained to assist in case of altitude sickness.

Q: Are vegetarian or special dietary needs accommodated?

A: Yes, we can accommodate most dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergies. Please inform us well in advance.

Q: What should I pack for the trek?

A: Essential items include sturdy hiking boots, weather-appropriate clothing (layers for cold, rainproof gear), sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), personal medications, a headlamp, and a camera. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

Q: Can I charge my electronic devices during the trek?

A: Charging facilities are limited on the trail. We recommend bringing extra batteries or a portable charger. Solar chargers can also be effective.

Q: Is there a toilet on the trek?

A: Yes, we provide portable sanitary toilets at each campsite. They are set up and maintained by our staff for your comfort and hygiene.

Q: What is the policy on tipping?

A: Tipping is customary and greatly appreciated by our staff, but it is not obligatory. As a guideline, a group can collect $10-$15 USD per day for the guide, $5-$7 USD per day for the cook, and $3-$5 USD per day for each porter.

Q: What happens in case of an emergency during the trek?

A: Our guides are trained in first aid and emergency response. We have protocols for evacuations if necessary, and all treks are coordinated with local authorities for safety.

Q: Can I store luggage that I don’t take on the trek?

A: Yes, you can store your non-trekking luggage safely in your hotel in Cusco or with us at our office.

Q: How large are the trekking groups?

A: We maintain small group sizes for a more personalized experience, with a maximum of 8 trekkers per group.

Q: Are there any age restrictions for the trek?

A: The trek is generally suitable for ages 12 and above. However, if you are traveling with younger children, please contact us to discuss possible arrangements.

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