Peru’s Inca Trail is rated by National Geographic as the best destination trek in the world, combining beautiful mountain scenery, original Inca trails, archaeological sites, and lush cloud forest rich in flora and fauna.
We will pick you up from your hotel to travel by private transportation to Km 82, the starting point of the trek. The trail follows the Urubamba river valley with beautiful views of the Urubamba mountain range. On the way we will see the archaeological site Q’anabamba and pass by Willkaraqay, with its impressive view of Patallacta. Lunch is at Tarayoq and the first campsite is Wayllabamba. Team porters will set up the tents at each camping site.
Trekking distance: 11 km / 6.84 miles
Campsite altitude: 3000 m / 9843 ft
The most strenuous day on the route, ascending through beautiful native vegetation to Warmiwañusca Pass (Dead Woman Pass) at 4200 m /13,780 ft, the highest pass on the trail. The magnificent stone trail descends to the camping site Pacaymayu.
Total distance trekking: 9 km / 5.60 miles
Campsite altitude: 3600 m / 11,811 ft
Considered the best day of the entire hike, and the longest. After a healthy breakfast we will hike over the second highest point of the trail, Runkurakay Pass (3900 m / 12,800 ft) then descend to our lunch stop. We will visit the archaeological sites Runkuraqay, Sayaqmarca and Puyupatamarka. We will hike through beautiful cloud forests and over original stone paved Inca trails, which show the craftsmanship of our ancestors. We descend to our last campsite Wiñay Wayna, with impressive views of the Urubamba Valley.
Total distance trekking: 13 km / 8 miles
Campsite altitude: 2650 m / 8694 ft
On the last day we will hike along the Inca trail of flat stones to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we can enjoy the first site of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu. From there, we will hike down to the main entrance to leave our packs and start our full walking tour of the amazing Inca city. Later, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From there, our private transportation will take us back to the hotel in Cusco.
Trekking distance: 6 km / 3.73 miles
Machu Picchu altitude: 2400 m / 7874 ft
Aguas Calientes altitude: 2050 m / 6725 ft
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Private tours are available and priced by party size
WHAT WE RECOMMEND BRINGING:
Our guides are, personable, flexible, adaptable, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about sharing their world with you. Travel with us and you will have the pleasure of their company throughout your trip.
We can customize any trip or tours to suit your travel, fitness, budget, and time preferences. You can add or remove days, upgrade lodging. We directly coordinate all aspect of your trip before, during, and after your trip.
At Juve Travel Peru, we practice ethical, sustainable, responsible tourism. We are strong ties to various local communities and offer good jobs with fair salaries. We source food locally and support local owned businesses.
All our employees are passionate about what they do. We appreciate the hard work that our support staff provides and we are proud to offer our staff competitive wages in Peru.
Simple the best to travel, travel in a small group averaging only 12 guests and are mix couples and friends travelling together with different ages and nationalities. For private services you can decide how many people you will bring with you.
Our meals are prepared by our chefs with quality ingredients from local farmers and we can accommodate vegetarian, gluten free, vegan or allergy diets and more
An excellent option with a relaxed schedule, allowing trekkers to avoid the crowds at times found on the classic four-day hike.
The best option for those who are short on time or who don’t like camping and difficult hikes. We hike through tropical vegetation to the beautiful Inca site Wiñaywayna, where we join the classic Inca Trail and continue to the famous Sun Gate.
A trek which combines the original Inca trail, flora and fauna, impressive archaeological sites, and magnificent snow-capped mountains, glacial peaks, and colorful striated mountains.