TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO – PISCACUCHO (KM 82) - WAYLLABAMBA

The first day of the Inca Trail is relatively easy, providing a gentle introduction to the trek. The trek starts early in the morning, with a pick-up from your hotel in Cusco from 5:30 to 6:00 am The drive to the starting point of the trek, Piscacucho, takes about two hours. From there, you will cross the Urubamba River and enter the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

After passing through the checkpoint, the trail will take you through beautiful Andean scenery, with snow-capped peaks and lush vegetation. You’ll also pass by some small Inca ruins, including Llactapata, which is a good warm-up for the ruins you’ll encounter later on in the trek.

The trail will continue through the valley until you reach Wayllabamba, where you’ll set up camp for the night. This is a good time to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings before continuing the trek the next day.

Early morning pick-up from your hotel in Cusco 5:30 to 6:00 am and drive to the starting point of the trek, km 82.
Begin the hike with a gentle walk along the Urubamba River, passing small villages and archaeological sites along the way.
Hike through lush vegetation and up to the first campsite at Wayllabamba, which is located at 10,830 feet above sea level.
  • Total hiking distance: 8.7 miles / 14 km (6-7 hours).
  • Campsite altitude: 3000 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate day (getting used to the Inca Trail)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents
  • Weather: Warm and windy

Day two of the Inca Trail is the most challenging, with a steep ascent to Dead Woman’s Pass, which sits at an elevation of 4,215 meters. The trail is quite steep and can be a bit of a challenge for some, but the views from the top are absolutely stunning.

After reaching the pass, you’ll begin the descent to Pacaymayo, passing through beautiful landscapes and cloud forests. This part of the trail is particularly interesting, as it passes by several Inca ruins, including Runkurakay and Sayacmarca.

You’ll arrive at Pacaymayo in the late afternoon, where you’ll set up camp for the night. This is a good time to rest and recover before continuing the trek the next day.

Today is considered the most challenging day of the trek, as you will climb up to the highest point of the trail, Warmiwañusca Pass, which stands at 13,780 feet above sea level.
Take breaks along the way to rest and enjoy the stunning views of the Andean mountains and valleys.
Descend into the Pacaymayo valley and set up camp for the night.
  • Total hiking distance: 6.2 miles/10km (6-7 hours).
  • Campsite altitude: 3700 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)
  • Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents.
  • Weather: Cold and rainy

Day three of the Inca Trail is a bit easier than day two, with a mostly downhill trek to Wiñay Wayna. This part of the trail is particularly interesting, as it passes by several Inca ruins, including Phuyupatamarca, which is known as the “Town in the Clouds.”

You’ll also pass by some beautiful waterfalls and streams, providing plenty of opportunities to rest and take in the scenery. You’ll arrive at Wiñay Wayna in the late afternoon, where you’ll set up camp for the night.

Today’s hike is a mix of steep climbs and descents, passing through several Inca sites along the way, including Runkuracay and Sayacmarca.
Reach the second highest point of the trail at 12,630 feet above sea level before descending into the cloud forest and arriving at the final campsite of Wiñay Wayna.
  • Walking distance: 9.94 miles/16 km (7-8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate day, short uphill, then – all downhill!
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Weather: Warm and very humid (chilly weather)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents

The final day of the Inca Trail is the most exciting, as you’ll finally reach Machu Picchu. You’ll start the day early, with a short trek to the Sun Gate, which provides stunning views of Machu Picchu from above. From there, you’ll descend to the ruins themselves, where you’ll have a guided tour.

Machu Picchu is truly awe-inspiring, with its stunning architecture and breathtaking views. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to explore the ruins on your own before taking the train back to Cusco.

Wake up early to arrive at the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) in time for sunrise over Machu Picchu.
Descend into the citadel and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Inca city.
In the afternoon, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and a train ride back to Cusco.
  • Considered: The most exciting and magical day
  • Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, included
  • Bus: Tickets for the bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes included
  • Train: Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo included; train at 14:30 or 14:55
  • Transfer: From Ollantaytambo to Cusco included 1.5-2 hour’s car ride
  • Back in Cusco: You will be back in Cusco around 6:30 pm

Inclusions

Included

The Inca Trail is a popular multi-day trek that leads to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. In our 4-day/3-night Inca trail trekking package includes the following: ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICE
  • Transportation: Include transportation from Cusco to the trailhead and back again after the trek is complete.
  • Permits: A permit is required to hike the Inca Trail, and this is included by Machu Picchu Reservations as part of the package.
  • Entrance fees: The cost of the Inca Trail trek includes entrance fees to Machu Picchu and other archaeological sites along the way.
  • Briefing – to get all the trek details, duffle bags, printed tickets, etc. Presented by the tour guide in our office in Cusco located downtown at 6:00 pm a day before the trek. Briefing provided by the tour guide to give you with all the necessary information about the hike, the route, and safety.
  • Porters: A team of porters will carry the bulk of your gear, leaving you with only a day pack to carry. They will carry the duffle bags with 7 kilos of each hiker and set up your tents, cook your meals, and carry all camping equipment.
  • Professional guide: A licensed and experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trek, providing information about the history and culture of the Inca civilization. Our guias are fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua
  • Meals: All meals are included in the trek, from breakfast on the first day to lunch on the final day. The food is typically enough and nourishing, with plenty of carbohydrates to sustain you during the long hikes.
  • 04 breakfasts
  • 04 lunches
  • 03 dinners
  • Camping equipment: For 03 nights You will have a tent and sleeping mat. 01 Tent for every 02 people (Eureka Timberline 4-person tents shared by only 2. + 01 Sleeping Mat for each participant: We provide you with inflatable Thermarest mattresses which guarantee a warm, comfortable night’s sleep on camps of the trail.
  • Machu Picchu guided tour.
  • Bus ticket: From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
  • Train tickets: Expedition or Voyager Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 14:30 or 14:55 to be back In cusco around 7:00
  • Transfer service: From Ollantaytam to Cusco back to the hotel
  • Safety equipment: Oxygen and first-aid kits are provided in case of emergencies.
  • Private portable toilets
  • Vegetarian food: Available on request with no extra charge.

Not Included

  • Sleeping Bags, If you do not have one, You can rent from The company.
  • Trekking poles, If you do not have one, You can rent from The company.
  • Travel insurance

Tips: 

  • Tipping is a way to show appreciation for the services provided by the staff, and it is considered an important part of the trekking experience on the Inca Trail. The amount of the tip varies depending on the level of service provided and the size of the trekking group, but a typical tip for a porter is around 20-30 soles per day, and for a guide is around 50-100 soles per day.
  • Tipping also encourages good service and can help to build positive relationships between trekkers and the staff who support them on the Inca Trail.
  • It’s important to note that tipping is voluntary and not mandatory, but it’s a common practice and an excellent way to recognize and thank the hard-working staff who make the Inca Trail experience possible.

What to Pack

If you’re planning on doing the Inca Trail, you’ll need to pack accordingly for the 4-day trek. Here are some essential items to consider bringing

CLOTHING:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes/boots
  • Moisture-wicking hiking socks
  • Quick-drying pants
  • Lightweight t-shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Hat or cap
  • Gloves

SLEEPING GEAR:

  • Sleeping bag (rated for cold weather) if you do not have you can rent one from the company
  • Pillow (optional)

TREKKING GEAR:

  • Samall backpack of 20 to 30 liters
  • Hiking poles, if you do not have you can rent from the company
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Snacks (energy bars, trail mix, etc.)
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, etc.)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Passport and necessary documents
  • Original student card if you apply for the student price
  • Cash for tipping your guides and porters
  • Camera or phone with a good camera for capturing memories
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Lightweight towel

It’s important to note that there are strict regulations on what you can bring on the Inca Trail, so be sure to check with your tour operator or guide to ensure that you are not bringing any prohibited items. You’ll likely have porters carrying most of your gear, so pack everything in a durable and waterproof bag or duffel.

We provide you with a duffle bag to pack 7 kilos of your personal stuff. The porter will carry the duffle bags during the whole trek

Pricing

PRICES: INCA TRAIL 4-DAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU – GROUP SERVICE – SEASONS 2023 AND 2024

Fair and Reasonable Pricing: At Machu Picchu Reservations, we pride ourselves on offering reasonable and fair prices for the Inca Trail 4-day trek. We ensure that each service provided is priced accurately without unnecessary markups. Our goal is to optimize your trip budget so that the majority of what you pay goes directly to support the local individuals who contribute to making your tour experience exceptional.

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Pricing Details for 2023 and 2024:

  • Adult: $660 USD per person
  • Student: $630 USD per person (A valid student ID is required)
  • Child (Minor): $630 USD per person – Applicable for all visitors aged 3 to 17 years

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  • Our pricing reflects our commitment to providing you with a high-quality experience, which includes skilled guides, logistical support, and the necessary permits to ensure a smooth and enriching journey on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Flexible Departure Dates: We offer the flexibility to commence the tour on any day of the week, subject to the availability of permits from the government. It’s crucial to remember that permits are only required for the start date of your trek

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STUDENT PRICE

HOW TO ACCESS THE STUDENT PRICE FOR A TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU?

The Peruvian government offers discounts for students on entrance tickets to Machu Picchu. Consequently, in our tours to Machu Picchu, we provide a reduced rate for students. To qualify for this special rate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Student Age: You must be under 25 years old at the time of your visit to Machu Picchu. This age limit is aimed at benefiting undergraduate students.
  • Material and Format of the Student Card: The card must be a physical plastic document, similar to a credit card, with all the required information printed on it. Cards made of other materials or with information added via stickers or not printed are not accepted.
  • Required Information on the Card: The card must include the following printed information: details of the university, personal information of the student, the student’s photograph, and a validity date not exceeding one year from the date of your visit. For example, if you plan to visit in 2024, the card should not expire before 2025 and must be valid during the visit.
  • Note on the ISIC Card: Although the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is recognized in many countries, it is not accepted by the Peruvian government for student discounts at Machu Picchu. Just as a passport cannot be replaced by any other type of identification in international procedures, the student card cannot be substituted by an ISIC or any other document for discounts in Peru.

The policy of the Peruvian government is stringent regarding the accreditation of students. It is imperative to present a card that fulfills these criteria to be eligible for student-priced tickets because, upon entering Machu Picchu, you will be required to show the physical student card. If you do not meet these requirements upon arrival at Machu Picchu, there is a significant risk of being denied entry and having to pay the full ticket price, depending on availability. Therefore, ensuring that your student card adheres to Peruvian regulations is crucial before booking your tour to as student Machu Picchu.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

Making Your Reservation: Booking the 4-day Inca Trail is straightforward. You can use any debit or credit card, with an additional 2.9% fee borne by the customer. For clients in the United States, we offer the option to pay from a bank account without extra charges.

Before Booking Please Read the Details Carefully

  • To Book: The 4-day Inca Trail is priced at $660 per adult and $630 per student or child. We require a non-refundable prepayment of $200 per person to confirm your reservation. This amount is used to purchase the Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets immediately. As per Peruvian government regulations, these permits and tickets are strictly personal, non-refundable, and cannot be rescheduled. Although the $200 prepayment is non-refundable, it ensures your visit to Machu Picchu on your reserved date.
  • Remaining Balance Payment: If you opt to pay only the prepayment, the remaining balance must be paid upon arrival in Cusco at our Machu Picchu Reservations office, at least 24 hours before the tour starts. The balance can be paid in soles or dollars in cash or by card (with an additional 3.9% charge). You also have the option to pay online on our website with a 2.9% fee.
  • Full Payment Option: You can choose to pay the entire tour cost online at the time of booking. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will be refunded the total amount minus the non-refundable $200 deposit.
  • Recommendations: We strongly advise you to fully understand all booking and cancellation policies before making your payment to ensure that your investment is protected and that you have a seamless booking experience for your adventure on the Inca Trail.

Please Follow These Steps to Make a Reservation

  • Starting Your Reservation: To book your 4-day Inca Trail experience to Machu Picchu, click on the yellow button that says “BOOK ONLINE.” Doing so will redirect you to our reservation platform.
  •  Date, Number, and Type of Visitor Selection: On the platform, you can select the date you wish to start the tour. You can also make reservations for adults, students, and children as required.
  • Additional Options: You’ll have the opportunity to add extras to your booking, such as tickets for Waynapicchu, Machu Picchu Mountain, or the option to enhance your experience with a Vistadome train journey. You can add these services according to your preferences.
  • Personal Information Form: Next, you will be asked to complete a form with your personal details. It’s important that each participant provides detailed and accurate information.
  • Payment Process: Finally, you will be directed to a secure payment form where you can make your payment online with any type of debit or credit card.
  • Important Note: We recommend reviewing all details and carefully selecting your options to ensure that your reservation perfectly matches your expectations and needs for this unique adventure on the Inca Trail.

After booking and completing your payment

  • Upon completing your booking and payment, you will immediately receive an email confirming the transaction. This email will also contain a link allowing you to modify specific details of your reservation if needed. Within the next 24 hours, our reservations team will follow up with a comprehensive email. This email will provide detailed information about your booking, including your Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu tickets.

Addons

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS TO ADD TO YOUR 4-DAY INCA TRAIL PACKAGE 

PRICES:

  • Access to Waynapicchu: $60 US
  • Access to Montaña Machupicchu: $60 US
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade for Return Journey: $35 US
  • Trekking Pole Rental (One Pair): $15 US
  • Sleeping bag Rental: $15 US

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WAYNAPICCHU: THE MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN OF MACHU PICCHU: Waynapicchu is the prominent mountain that forms the famous backdrop in the classic photographs of Machu Picchu. It offers a unique hiking experience and panoramic views, but it’s important to know some details before planning your ascent.

  • CHECK AVAILABILITY: Before scheduling your visit to Waynapicchu, it’s essential to verify ticket availability through the official website provided by the Peruvian government: www.machupicchu.gob.pe. With a daily limit of 400 spots, this link enables you to see the real-time ticket availability, helping you make a well-informed decision. While this link is only for checking availability, don’t worry about the purchase; at Machu Picchu Reservations, we handle the entire ticket acquisition process for you. It’s important to note that if the official government page shows that there’s no availability, this applies universally, as both agencies and individual visitors obtain tickets directly from this official source. Therefore, if the site indicates that there are no spots available, unfortunately, no one will have access to tickets for that particular day.
  • LIMITED ACCESS: Access to Waynapicchu is restricted to 400 daily visitors, divided into four groups of 100 people each, with entry times at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. This limitation helps preserve the site and ensures a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone.
  • RESERVATION ON THE INCA TRAIL: If you’re taking the Inca Trail, we typically book tickets for the 9 or 10 a.m. schedules, allowing you to visit Waynapicchu after your guided tour of Machu Picchu, but if there is not spaces for the later schudle provabli we Will buy the shedule wichi si avalible.
  • TIME FOR ASCENT AND STAY: The climb to Waynapicchu generally takes about an hour. Once at the top, we recommend spending about 30 minutes enjoying the views before starting the approximately 45-minute descent. In total, you will need between 2 to 2.5 hours for the complete experience.
  • VIEWS AND RUINS AT THE SUMMIT: The summit of Waynapicchu offers spectacular panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding landscape. In addition, you will find ancient Inca constructions, including platforms, houses, and enclosures whose purposes are still a subject of study and admiration.
  • SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: The trail to Waynapicchu can be steep and challenging in some sections. If you suffer from vertigo or fear of heights, be aware that some parts are abrupt and may require the use of your hands to stabilize yourself. In these cases, you might consider other less demanding routes.
  • UNACCOMPANIED BUT SAFE: Although the visit to Waynapicchu does not include a guide, the area is constantly monitored by cameras and park rangers to ensure the safety of all visitors.

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MONTAÑA MACHU PICCHU: THE ALTERNATIVE PEAK AVAILABLE FOR CLIMBING: Montaña Machupicchu, which rises to 3080 meters above sea level, is located to the south of the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. To better understand its geographical position, note that the iconic photographs of the Inca citadel are taken from the base of Montaña Machupicchu. It’s essential to distinguish between Montaña Machupicchu and the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the renowned archaeological site visible in most photographs and serves as the area’s central attraction, while Montaña Machupicchu is a separate, accessible peak. If you wish to climb Montaña Machupicchu, you must purchase a ticket. This peak offers unique views and a different perspective of the landscape surrounding the historic citadel.

  • CHECK AVAILABILITY: Before scheduling your visit to Montaña Machupicchu, it’s essential to confirm the availability of tickets. You can do this through the official Peruvian government website: www.machupicchu.gob.pe. Each day, only 400 tickets are available: 200 for entry to Montaña Machupicchu between 7 and 8 a.m., and another 200 for entry between 8 and 9 a.m. For those planning to climb this mountain during their Inca Trail tour, we usually purchase tickets for the latter schedule, allowing you to ascend Montaña Machupicchu following your guided tour of the citadel. Booking in advance is highly recommended due to the limited number of spaces. If you’re interested in including this mountain in your Inca Trail tour, it’s advisable to arrange this when you book your Inca Trail to ensure availability.
  • CLIMB AND STAY TIME: The total time for a visit to Machu Picchu Mountain is estimated to be between 3 to 3.5 hours. This includes around 1.5 hours for the ascent, 30 minutes to take in the breathtaking views at the summit, and approximately 1 hour for the descent. The path is broader and not as steep compared to other trails but is predominantly made up of stone steps, showcasing an authentic Inca trail. At the peak, you’re rewarded with stunning vistas of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, and the encompassing landscape of valleys, rivers, and mountains. On clear days, you can also spot the final segment of the Inca Trail.

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UPGRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN

  • On the Inca Trail tour, we include train tickets, usually for standard services such as the Expedition or Voyager trains. These are typical tourist trains, offering comfort, cleanliness, and stunning views of the scenery. However, if you wish to enhance your journey, you can upgrade to the Vistadome train for the trip between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo. The Vistadome features larger windows and a glass dome on the roof, providing an even more panoramic viewing experience. Additionally, the Vistadome offers entertainment shows, such as music and dance. If you’re interested in upgrading to the Vistadome train, there is an additional cost of $35 per person on top of the Inca Trail tour price, offering a more immersive and luxurious journey.

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TREKKING POLES RENTAL:

  • Trekking Poles for the 4-Day Hike: Trekking poles are highly recommended for the 4-day Inca Trail as it encompasses a variety of terrains, including stone steps, uphill and downhill sections, and some sandy areas. These poles will provide substantial support and stability throughout your four-day journey to Machu Picchu. If you don’t own a pair, you can rent them from Machu Picchu Reservations for $15 per pair for the entire hike. Please note, however, that trekking poles are not allowed within the Machu Picchu site or for mountain treks. If you’re interested in adding trekking poles to your equipment, you can do so when making your reservation or you can also rent them upon arrival in Cusco at our office. Utilizing this technical aid can significantly enhance your hiking experience, offering support and reducing strain on your legs and knees.

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SLEEPING BAG RENTAL:

  • If you don’t have your own sleeping bag for the trek, we offer the option to rent one through Machu Picchu Reservations. You can add it to your package when making your reservation or choose to rent it upon arrival in Cusco. The rental cost is $15 for the entire duration of the trek. The sleeping bags we provide are specially designed for the low temperatures encountered on the Inca Trail, capable of withstanding temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius and come equipped with an additional liner. This service ensures comfort and warmth, guaranteeing a more pleasant experience during the nights of your adventure.

Recommendations

If you are planning to hike the Inca Trail, here are some recommendations to help you prepare:
  1. Book your trip well in advance: The Inca Trail is a popular destination, and permits to hike it can sell out quickly. Book your trip at least 3 to 6 months in advance to secure a spot.
  2. Get in shape: The Inca Trail is a challenging hike that requires a good level of physical fitness. Make sure you prepare by doing some cardio and strength training exercises in the months leading up to your trip.
  1. Acclimatize to the altitude: The Inca Trail reaches an altitude of over 4,200 meters (13,800 feet), which can cause altitude sickness. Spend a few days in Cusco or other high-altitude destinations to acclimatize before starting the hike.
  1. Pack appropriately: Make sure you pack comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing for cold nights, a waterproof jacket, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and plenty of water.
  1. Hire a reputable tour operator: The Inca Trail can only be hiked with a licensed tour operator. Make sure you choose a reputable operator with experienced guides, good equipment, and a commitment to responsible tourism.
  1. Respect the environment and local communities: The Inca Trail passes through the Sacred Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and local communities. Respect the environment by not leaving any trash behind, and respect local communities by asking for permission before taking photographs and purchasing goods only from authorized vendors.
  1. Best time to do the Classic Inca Trail: We tell you that Peru has a diversity of geographies and therefore different climates, determining an ideal time to travel is very difficult. But if we focus on this classic Inca Trail of 4 days we consider that the best time to travel the Inca Trail is from April to October, a season without rain, this time is the most pleasant with sunny and cold days in days where the rain is persistent.
  1. February the Inca Trail is closed: Also, you should know that in the month of February this route is closed for maintenance work, but if we only talk about the entrance to Machu Picchu this is open every month of the year.  
  1. What to bring for the Inca Trail: It is recommended to take only what is necessary, remember that you will walk several kilometers to Machu Picchu and a gram more will affect your performance, so here is a list of items to consider in your journey along the Inca Trail.
  • Passport
  • Cash, preferably in small denominations 10, 20, 50, 100 soles.
  • Camera and video camera
  • Backpack cover
  • Windproof waterproof jacket.
  • Small towel and bathing suit
  • 4 shirts / t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long pants
  • Hiking boots / strong and comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Bottle of water
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit.
  1. Enjoy the trek: Enjoy the hike to the fullest, it is not a competition to reach Machu Picchu, but take your time and live it to the fullest, because on the hike you will appreciate beautiful landscapes, and adrenaline, and have a lot of fun; besides visiting archaeological sites and new experiences; something that other hikes will not give you.

TripAdvisor Reviews

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Helena G
Helena G
2024-03-26
Bucket list experience This was an experience of a lifetime! I wouldn’t have done it with any other company. They really look after you and ensure you have the best experience as possible. We were served delicious freshly made traditional Peruvian food everyday and served an array of different hot drinks. Along the way we were welcomed by the amazing views of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon rainforest. Juel was an incredible tour guide, very passionate about his Inca ancestors and about the nature around us.
Charlotte T
Charlotte T
2024-03-26
Great, rewarding experience This tour was a great experience, not only seeing Machu Picchu itself but also beautiful lakes, viewpoints and Inca sites. The food was absolutely incredible and there was more than enough for each of us. Joel was a great guide, very passionate and knowledgable about the Incan empire. I would definitely recommend hiring the walking poles and sleeping bag. The whole experience was very rewarding and Joel made sure the morale of the group was high. The only downside was the return bus company from Hidroelectrica to Cusco. We booked via bus and had to leave Machu Picchu early to catch this bus. The organisers made us wait for over an hour for our bus, which meant we could have had more time at the site.
Stefan G
Stefan G
2024-03-25
4-Days Salkantay Trek with superb guide Aurelio I did the 4-days Salkantay Trek with Machu Picchu Reservations together with a friend. Our guide Aurelio was really good and you felt that he completely identifies with the Anden culture! He always made sure that everybody in the group was able to follow. Also he gave us a lot of interesting insights into the Anden culture and nature. In general the organisation of the tour was good (briefing one day ahead of the tour, information flyer etc.). It could have been better, if we would have been better prepared for the rainy weather. Drying wet clothes was challenging in the accommodations which we had.
Kelan J
Kelan J
2024-03-24
5 day trek review with Juan Oros (guide) The salkantay trek under the expert guidance of Juan Oros was a life highlight of mine. We completed the hike across 5 days and were blessed with plenty of breaks in the weather given it was wet season. If you're completing the hike in March, do NOT forget a poncho, plastic bags/dry bags, and extra pairs of socks/clothes for when your stuff gets wet (it's very hard to dry stuff after it's wet). Juan was optimistic, knowledgeable, understanding and went out of his way constantly to ensure our experience was a good one. Additionally, he was transparent and gave us options when the conditions affected the normal route. Machu Picchu reservations are accommodating for dietary requirements and provide comfortable accommodation along the hike. All-in-all, some incredible views, plenty of laughing, great and varied hiking, good food, and an incredible guide. Thank you Juan and Machu Picchu Reservations for an unforgettable experience!
Hélio J
Hélio J
2024-03-24
Tour Vale Sagrado e Salkantay 2D1N Viajamos a Cusco na segunda semana de março. Reservamos dois passeios com a agência, o tour do Vale Sagrado e o passeio Salkantay de dois dias e uma noite. Na agência fomos atendidos por Jimmy, que foi bastante solícito e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas. Nos dois passeios ocorreu tudo bem. Eles foram pontuais e seguiram exatamente conforme programado. Gostaria de deixar um elogio especial ao guia Nestor, que nos acompanhou no Tour Salkantay. Nestor foi muito atencioso e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas, desde o briefing até o retorno a Cusco. Nos ajudou bastante durante nossa estadia no acampamento e na volta. Só temos elogios e agradecimentos, muito obrigado Nestor e todos os funcionários da agência!
Alex Proskurnya
Alex Proskurnya
2024-03-24
Marco’s Muchachos - A Tale of Adventure, Laughter, and Friendship Words cannot even begin to describe the experience Marco provided for myself, my mate from work, and our Aussie, British, and English friends. Aside from the natural beauty of Humantay Lake, rich culture of the Incas, majesty of Salkantay Peak, and, of course, the grandiose beauty of Machu Picchu itself, the experience was truly made unforgettable because of Marco’s guiding service. Incredibly knowledgeable, considerate, and fun, Marco guided us through the 4 day, 3 night trek stopping to elaborate on the fascinating history of the trail and of the Incan people culminating in a well-earned view of the historic ruins themselves. As an avid traveller and hiker, I would strongly recommend THIS particular company with specifically Marco as the leading guide.
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claireK6420PL
2024-03-24
ChoquequirWOW I can't recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide Renzo was organised, professional and incredibly intelligent. I felt like I was in safe hands and benefitted so much from his vast local knowledge and prefect English. The food was a great opportunity to try local Peruvian cuisine and as a vegan I was very grateful for the effort our hosts, Renzo and horseman Jon went to to make sure I had delicious meals. The hike was challenging but the constant stunning views made it worthwhile and I felt so accomplished afterwards. Plus Renzon provided us with lots of encouragement and support. Choquequirao itself was like nothing I have ever seen before. We only saw 13 people not in our group there (including the ricket collector). The site is impressive and feels special, especially with everything Renzo told us about it. Having a whole day to explore the site was brilliant as we could take our time ot enjoy and appreciate it rather than rushing off, like others we saw did. It meant we had a lovely lunch there, kindly delivered by Jon, and had the site to ourselves for the afternoon. If you are in Peru you must visit Choquequirao and I strongly recommend ypu use Machu Pichu adventures for the perfectly curated experience.
Sarah C
Sarah C
2024-03-23
Incredible Trip! Incredible trip!! Our guide, Bruno, was phenomenal and a crucial part of why our experience was so great. He let us set our own pace and had meeting points each 1-1.5hrs of hiking. He taught us so much about local culture and history and made us appreciate the scenery we were walking through even more. The views are truly stunning. Each camp was comfortable and the meals were great! Tons of food and always felt fueled up for long days. I would recommend Machu Picchu Reservations again! We had nightly briefings about each day of the trek and they ensured we had everything we needed for a safe and enjoyable trek. I have been to Machu Picchu before but going via Salkantay Trek was a far better experience and I would recommend this trek over and over--truly an unforgettable experience!
Sam H
Sam H
2024-03-23
4 day Salkantay trek with Angel Me and my friend Conor did the 4-day Salkantay trek with our guide Angel. Angel was a fun and attentive guide who taught us a lot about the surrounding area and showed us some breath taking scenery. He always gave us a lot of information about the day ahead, made sure we were comfortable and helped make the trek a really memorable experience. Reaching the 4600m peak of Salkantay was incredible and finally getting to see Machu Pichu were definitely highlights of the journey. Would recommend.
Sarah-Jane D
Sarah-Jane D
2024-03-21
Marco’s Salkantay Tour Marco took us on the 4 day Salkantay Trek. He was so enthusiastic and friendly so it didn’t take long for the whole group to bond very well. Marco was very supportive of all abilities and very knowledgeable. The food and the organisation was incredible and the whole team kept us safe. We loved every second and each challenge was met with a reward of the beautiful views. A highlight of South America

Optional Trips

We offer additional tour options that maintain the same high quality you've come to expect. Explore new possibilities with us without compromising on excellence!"

PALCOYO DAY HIKE EXPERINCE
PALCOYO DAY HIKE EXPERINCE
FULL DAY TOUR
Moderate

Palcoyo Day Hike Experience is a scenic Adventure Through a Trio of Rainbow Mountains, embark on an unforgettable journe

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
SACRED VALLEY TOUR FULL DAY
SACRED VALLEY TOUR FULL DAY
Full Day
Moderate

Sacred Valley tour full day is in the region in Peru that stretches along the Urubamba River, between the towns of Pisac

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
AUSANGATE FULL DAY TOUR 7 LAKES
AUSANGATE FULL DAY TOUR 7 LAKES
FULL DAY TOUR
Moderate

Ausangate full day tour 7 lakes, featuring an unforgettable exploration of the Seven Lakes. This one-of-a-kind adventure

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
Amazon Manu Cultural Zone 4 Days / 3 Nights
Amazon Manu Cultural Zone 4 Days / 3 Nights
4 DAYS - 03 NIGHTS TRIP
Moderate

Amazon tour Manu Cultural Zone 4-Day Embark on a 4-day adventure through the Manu Cultural Zone, beginning in Cusco and

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
INCA JUNGLE TRAIL 4 DAYS TO MACHU PICCHU
INCA JUNGLE TRAIL 4 DAYS TO MACHU PICCHU
4 DAYS - 03 NIGHTS TRIP
Moderate

Inca Jungle Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days adventure that embark on an exhilarating 4-day, 3-night journey through the hea

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
Choquequirao Trek 3 Days / 2 Nights
Choquequirao Trek 3 Days / 2 Nights
3 DAYS
Moderate

Choquequirao trek 3 days is one of the top trek in cusco which allow you to know the lost city of the Incas. Choquequira

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy