TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO TRAIN STATION – KM 104 – INCA TRAIL HIKING TO MACHU PICCHU

  • Early Morning Pickup in Cusco: Your adventure starts with an early hotel pickup in Cusco between 3:45 and 4:15 a.m. Our driver will be ready to transport you to the starting point of your journey. Additionally, we offer a pickup option in the Sacred Valley.
  • Drive to Ollantaytambo Station: You will have a 1 hour and 45-minute drive to the Ollantaytambo train station. This scenic drive will take you through some beautiful landscapes as the dawn breaks.
  • Train to Km 104: Upon arrival at the Ollantaytambo station, you’ll board a train, usually departing at 6:40 a.m., towards Km 104. This train journey is the start of your adventure towards Machu Picchu.
  • Meeting the Guide & Starting the Hike: At Km 104, you’ll meet your guide who will lead you on your hike. Before beginning, you’ll go to the Inca Trail control point to show your permits and tickets provide by Machu Picchu Reservations company
  • Hiking to Wiñaywayna: After passing the Inca Trail checkpoint, you’ll start your hike with a steady climb from 2000m to 2700m over approximately 3 hours. This route takes you to the remarkable archaeological site of Wiñaywayna
  • Exploration and Lunch at Wiñaywayna: You will have enough time to explore this impressive Inca site. Your guide will provide detailed explanations about its history and significance. Lunch will be enjoyed here as well.
  • Hike to Intipunku (Sun Gate): After lunch, continue your trek with a 2-hour hike along a flat path towards Intipunku, or the Sun Gate. This renowned spot provides stunning views of Machu Picchu and the encompassing landscape.
  • Descent to Machu Picchu: After taking in the views from the Sun Gate, you’ll embark on a 45-minute descent hike to reach the main site of Machu Picchu.
  • Exploring Machu Picchu: Upon reaching Machu Picchu, head to the upper part of the site for those iconic photo opportunities, including the classic shot with the Waynapicchu mountain in the background. Your guide will provide insights about the Guardian’s House and agricultural terraces. You’ll spend about 1 hour in this area, and it’s important to note that this will be your only visit here, as you will need to depart from Machu Picchu on the second day.
  • Departure to Aguas Calientes: After spending about one hour in the upper area of Machu Picchu, you’ll leave the site to take a bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes. This is a 30-minute journey and is included in your tour and once in Aguas Calientes we take you to the hotel.
  • Evening in Aguas Calientes: You’ll check into a hotel provided by Machu Picchu Reservas in Aguas Calientes, where you can rest and freshen up. Around 7 p.m., a special dinner will be organized in a local restaurant, allowing you to enjoy various Peruvian dishes. This is also a good time to discuss plans for the following day with your guide.
Important Notice:
  • On the first day of the tour, both lunch and dinner are provided. For lunch, you will receive a packed meal from your guide at km 104, just before you commence your trek. Please note that you will need to carry this lunch with you to Wiñaywayna, where you can enjoy it. This arrangement is necessary to comply with the regulations of the Machu Picchu park, which prohibit cooking activities along this specific section of the Inca Trail.
  • Please be aware that the scheduled train times are subject to change, potentially 30 minutes earlier or later than initially planned. This variance is due to our reliance on the availability provided by the train companies. Rest assured, we will notify you well in advance of any changes to ensure you have ample time to plan accordingly.
  • You will arrive at Machu Picchu between 3 to 4 in the afternoon and enter through the Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol), an exclusive privilege for Inca Trail trekkers. Upon arrival, explore the site’s upper area to capture classic photographs of the ancient city. With favorable weather, you may even witness a stunning sunset over Machu Picchu. You’ll have about 1 hour to enjoy this area, known for its breathtaking panoramic views.
      • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7 miles
      • Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner
      • Weather: Hot and humid
      • Accommodation: Hotel night in Aguas Calientes
      • Tickets: All tickets required for the journey are included

We will get up at 4:30 AM and then have breakfast at 5:00 AM. Later, we will go to the bus station to take one of the first buses at 5:30 AM from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. The approximately 30-minute trip will take us to the main gate of Machu Picchu, which opens at 6 in the morning.

Upon arriving at Machu Picchu at 6 AM, we will enter the lower area of the archaeological site. The guide will take you on a guided tour of approximately 2.5 hours. During this time, we will visit the most important sites of Machu Picchu, where we will have the opportunity to learn everything about this wonder of the world. After the 2.5-hour guided tour, the guide will leave us so we can explore on our own for about 30 more minutes. Let us remember that the maximum time allowed inside Machu Picchu is 3 hours, in accordance with the regulations of the archaeological park.

For those who have booked an additional ticket for Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, the guide will assist you to go to the entrance of these mountains at the assigned time. It is important to remember that it is only possible to visit one of these mountains, Waynapicchu being the most recommended. The reservation for Waynapicchu must be made well in advance. The hike to Waynapicchu lasts between 2 and 2.5 hours, including the time up and down. Although no guide service is provided for these mountains, they are safe places, monitored by cameras and park rangers.

  • After visiting Machu Picchu, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, with a 30-minute trip. Once in Aguas Calientes, you will have free time to tour the town, rest and, if you wish, have lunch. Then, you must go to the train station to take the train that usually leaves at 2:30 PM or 2:55 PM to Ollantaytambo station. The train ride takes approximately 1.5 hours. At the Ollantaytambo station, a transfer will be waiting for you with a sign with your names to take you back to Cusco on a 2-hour trip, dropping you directly at your hotel.

Inclusions

Included

  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off: Transfer service to and from your hotel in Cusco, or, if you prefer, in the Sacred Valley.
  • Transfer to the Train Station: Round-trip transportation between your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley and the Ollantaytambo train station, including return after the tour.
  • Train Ticket to Km 104: Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Km 104, the starting point of the hike. Train departure times can be at 6:10 AM or 6:40 AM.
  • Permits and Entry Tickets: Includes all necessary permits and entry tickets for both the Inca Trail.
  • Access to Machu Picchu: Entry tickets to Machu Picchu for both days of the tour.
  • Bus Ticket to Aguas Calientes: Includes the bus ticket for the descent from Machu Picchu to the town of Aguas Calientes on the first day.
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes: One night of hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes, usually at the Andino Machu Picchu Hotel or similar.
  • Included Meals: One packed lunch for the first day of the hike, one dinner at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes, and one breakfast at the hotel.
  • Bus Tickets in Machu Picchu: Tickets for the bus service up and down between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu on the second day of the tour.
  • Return Train Ticket: Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, generally scheduled to depart at 14:20 or 14:55.
  • Professional Guide: Service of a professional guide throughout the tour for an enriching experience.
  • Emergency Provisions: In anticipation of urgent scenarios, the facility ensures that during tours, the tour guide is equipped with an essential oxygen bottle and a comprehensively stocked first aid kit for immediate assistance.

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first day: The package does not cover the cost of breakfast for the first day.
  • Lunch on the second day: Similar to breakfast on the first day, the cost of lunch on the second day is not included in the package.
  • Gratuities and tips: Any additional payments typically given as a gesture of appreciation for services, such as tips for guides, drivers, or hospitality staff, are not included. These are optional and should be paid by the participants directly to the service providers if they wish to do so.

 

What to Pack

This trek does not include porters; you’ll carry your belongings. Therefore, packing light is crucial. For the 2-day Inca Trail, bring only essentials for the brief journey. We recommend the following:


2-DAY INCA TRAIL TREK PACKING LIST

  • Essential Documents: Carry your passport and, if you booked as a student, your valid STUDENT ID CARD.
  • Backpack: Choose a small and functional backpack.
  • Water: Start the trek with at least 1.5 liters of water, as there will be no places to purchase until you reach Machu Picchu.
  • Footwear: Wear comfortable, lightweight hiking boots with good soles.
  • Trekking Clothes: Include 1 moisture-wicking hiking shirt and hiking pants.
  • Outfit for Machu Picchu: Select a nice shirt and pants for your day at Machu Picchu, considering the memorable photos.
  • Undergarments and Socks: Pack 2 sets of undergarments, including walking socks.
  • Rain Gear: Don’t forget a waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
  • Sun Protection: Include a sun hat and sunscreen.
  • Optional: Bathing suits for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes (optional).
  • Insect Repellent: Carry insect repellent to protect yourself on the trail.
  • Health: Remember your personal medication and a personal first aid kit.
  • Electronics and Extras: A camera, iPhone/iPod for music, and extra money for souvenirs, drinks, and tips.
  • Snacks: Bring along some snacks like nuts or energy bars

Pricing

PRICES: INCA TRAIL 2-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 2-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 2024 and 2025:
  • ADULT: $450 USD per person
  • STUDENT: $420 USD per person (A valid student ID is required)
  • CHILD (Minor): $420 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 2-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 2-day Inca Trail is priced at $450 per adult and $420 per student or child. We require a non-refundable prepayment of $250 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 $250 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 $250 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 2-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 2-INCA TRAIL PACKAGE 

PRICES:

  • Access to Waynapicchu: $60 USD
  • Access to Montaña Machupicchu: $60 USD
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade for Return Journey: $35 USD
  • Trekking Pole Rental (One Pair): $10 USD

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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 UPGRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN: 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:

  • If you wish, you can rent a pair of trekking poles, which can enhance your performance on the Inca Trail, especially if you have any ankle or knee issues. Trekking poles can be a great help in providing stability and support during your hike. While these poles are available for rent upon your arrival in Cusco at our offices, you can also add them to your reservation in advance to avoid any inconvenience. However, it’s important to note that trekking poles are not essential for this shorter hike. Please be aware that the use of trekking poles is not permitted within the Machu Picchu citadel, Waynapicchu, or Machu Picchu Mountain, in order to preserve these delicate historical sites.

CONCLUSION: For your 2-day Inca Trail tour, you have the choice to include a visit to either Waynapicchu or Montaña Machupicchu. Due to timetable constraints, only one of these mountains can be visited. Furthermore, at the time of booking, you have the opportunity to upgrade your train journey by selecting the Vistadome train. Additionally, you have the option to rent trekking poles if you find it necessary. Please note that these services are optional and are offered for your consideration to align with your personal preferences and needs.

Recommendations

Maximizing Your Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Experience: Essential Preparation Tips”

  • Acclimatization: Cusco’s high altitude requires acclimatization. Arrive a few days early and take those initial days to adapt and rest.
  • Packing Strategy: Since you’ll be carrying your backpack, pack light but efficiently. Include warm clothing but avoid excess. Every item should be essential.
  • Footwear: The trail has steep sections and can be rocky. Choose hiking shoes that are both comfortable and durable, with a strong grip for safety.
  • Hydration: Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated. Refill points are available at campsites and along the trail.
  • Cash on Hand: Small expenses like restroom fees or snacks require cash in Peruvian Soles. Ensure you have enough for these essentials.
  • Sun Protection: At high altitudes, the sun’s rays are more intense. Protect yourself with sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Rain Gear: Weather on the trail can change rapidly. Pack a rain jacket or poncho to keep dry during unexpected showers.
  • Warm Clothing: Evenings can be chilly. Equip yourself with warm layers, a hat, gloves, and thermal underwear to ensure comfort.
  • Pace Yourself: It’s a physically demanding trek but also immensely rewarding. Take time to absorb the breathtaking views, capture photos, and rest as needed.
  • Environmental Respect: The Inca Trail is a treasured and protected area. Maintain its beauty by sticking to designated paths, not littering, and respecting the local wildlife and plants.

By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared to enjoy and respect this spectacular journey to one of the world’s most iconic destinations.

Accomodation

The hotel accommodation we provide in Aguas Calientes offers enhanced comfort and convenience, featuring:

  • A private room
  • An en-suite bathroom
  • Access to a hot shower
  • Internet Wi-Fi connectivity
  • A complimentary breakfast

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.
claireK6420PL
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!"

Cusco City Tour
Cusco City Tour
HALF DAY
Moderate

Cusco city tour is perfect for those who have recently arrived in Cusco or wish to explore the Inca city more intimately

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS TREK TO MACHU PICCHU
INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS TREK TO MACHU PICCHU
2 DAYS - 1 NIGHT TRIP
Moderate

Inca trail 2 days trek to Machu Picchu: An Unforgettable Journey Embark on a thrilling 12 km trek starting from Kilomete

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
INCA JUNGLE TRAIL 3 DAYS TO MACHU PICCHU
INCA JUNGLE TRAIL 3 DAYS TO MACHU PICCHU
3 DAYS - 02 NIGHTS TRIP
Moderate

Inca Jungle Trail 3 Days to Machu Picchu is a Thrilling 3-Day Adventure Tour. Embark on an exhilarating 4-day adventure

Physical Level: Easy
Prce Group Service: Easy
Group Size: 10 Persons
Hiking Distance: Easy
CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 DAYS
CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 DAYS
4 DAYS - 03 NIGHTS TRIP
Moderate

Choquequirao Trek 4 days, a journey that takes you deep into the heart of the Andean mountains and to the hidden gem of

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
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 Days
4 DIAS
Moderate

La mayoría de las caminatas que terminan en aguas calientes se llenan de gente, especialmente en la temporada alta, por

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