Inca Trail To Machu Picchu




We consider very necessary, if arriving to Cusco straight from the coast, to have at least 3 days/ 2 nights adaptation to altitude, either in the Sacred Valley (the better) or in Cusco city. We suggest in this program with the better Sacred Valley option to protect you from altitude sickness.

Anyway, if you are arriving from Puno or Arequipa and have no altitude problems, you may start the Inca trail routes after an overnight in Cusco. Please ask for a tailor made program and quotation to meet your needs, we`ll do it with pleasure for you.

The short version (2 days trek, or 5 days program with acclimatization) starts at Km104 (railway distance from Cusco) and involves a four hour walk uphill to Wiñay Wayna and a couple of hours further to Machu Picchu, bus ride down to Aguas Calientes, hotel. Next day visit to the famous ruins and return to Cusco.


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This service is arranged just for you and your party has the advantage of adapting the pace to your physical condition, but also usually means enjoying all the archeological


Day 1

Cusco arrival and Sacred Valley tour,

We transfer you from the airport to chosen hotel in Ollantaytambo town, visiting on the way the Awanacancha American camelides, museum and first class textile exhibitions (no shopping is required) and then to the Pisac Indian market already in the valley. Arrival in hotel in Ollantaytambo, town which is 500 meters (or 1600 ft)  lower than Cusco. In Ollantaytambo, we suggest a very interesting walk on your own in the Inca sector of the town, the only inhabited Inca village in Peru, with houses, streets and water supply as in the old Inca times.

Day 2

Ollantaytambo, Chincheros, Maras/Moray

After breakfast, visit to the Ollantaytambo Inca fortress/ temple, climbing the three sections of a stone stairway up to the wall of the 10 windows (in fact niches) and to the magnificent but never finished Temple of the 6 Monolithes made  in huge pink granit boulders. The panoramic view from the Temple down to the valley and town is superb.  Return to the bus is usually done along a path leading to several storehouses (colcas) and terraces and a stairway down to the main square, with Inca water fountains and minor temples.

Day 3

Machu Picchu 2 days/ 1 night trek, to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.  

Transfer or walk to the train station. The trek starts at Km 104 (measured along the railway from Cusco) and involves a four hour walk uphill to Wiñayhuayna and a couple of hours further to Machu Picchu making it ideal for trekkers wanting to experience the last a part of the Inca Trail.

The trail heads down to the river where you’ll find a gate that guards the bridge over the River Vilcanota.

Day 4


You’ll return to Machu Picchu, taking the early morning bus up to the ruins which arrives just in time to enjoy the sun rising over the mountains. The guide will start a tour of the most important sectors of the ruins which takes about 2 hours. After the tour you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own, or to climb the mountain of  Waynapicchu (you need to buy the entrance ticket to this mountain several months ahead)  overlooking the ruins of Machu Picchu (allow about 2 hours to climb and descend). You can have lunch just outside the ruins or take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where there are many restaurants to choose. The train to Cusco departs  in the  afternoon. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco. (BB)

Day 5

Cusco city tour and nearby ruins. Transfer to airport

Morning private or seat-in bus city tour and nearby ruins.

We pick you up in the afternoon for your half day city tour of Cusco. Visit the Koricancha Sun Temple ruins below the Santo Domingo monastery, the spectacular Cathedral in the main Plaza, and the Inka ruins out of the city. Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Afternoon transfer to the airport. (BB)


  • Indicated hotels in double room basis and buffet breakfast
  • Meals as indicated: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Cook and cooking gear, boiled water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by private car or train to trailhead, return by train and bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Train and bus tickets
  • Porterage of up to 7 kg personal gear per person by porters from trailhead to Machu Picchu during the 4 days trek
  • Camp gear including tables and camp chairs, dining tent,
  • Spacious sleeping tents, sleeping pad
  • Entrance fees
  • Documentation regarding route and cultural info.

Not Included

  • Airline tickets, eventually airport taxes
  • Personal equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips
  • Other meals as stated
  • Personal health and trip insurance
  • Expenses due to mishaps to mishaps


  • If desired you may optionally add and overnight in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) as it allows a second visit to Machu Picchu citadel and include Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu (subject to space availability and must be requested in advance)


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We toured Peru by car for 2 weeks and were completely enthusiastic about the entire trip. Nora and Mario responded to all our wishes and put together a perfect and individual trip for us: the hotels were great, the excursions were great, the organization was perfect! We didn't have to worry about anything - everything was as described
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Andean Origins is a travel agency that is one of the few to offer Fly-and-Drive. We have decided on a two-week Rd trip through southern Peru. Already during the travel planning and preparation we were convinced of the attention and professionalism. We were able to change the suggestions and they were perfectly accepted and integrated. From the arrival at the airport in Lima, to the handing over of the car, to the deposit of entrance tickets in the hotels, everything was thought out and prepared for us. Even during an "incident" on site, Andean Origins was available and took care of us. We were also very enthusiastic about the selected hotels (standard, location, cleanliness,...). Andean Origins remains our contact for the next trip and is highly recommended. In summary: it was wonderful. Thank you for everything.
We have booked a three-week round trip with a car as a self-driver. All the hotels were excellently chosen the journey very well thought out. We received an exact map (using an app) and were able to navigate very well. Even before a road blockade (strike) we were informed and were able to avoid a traffic jam. The selected guides were exceptionally qualified and quickly responded to all special requests. The excursion to Rainbow Mountain suggested as an alternative was also sensational and very well described. We would book here again and again. Many thanks for everything
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