An excellent option with a relaxed schedule, allowing trekkers to avoid the crowds at times found on the classic four-day hike.
We will pick you up from your hotel at the prearranged time to travel by private transportation to Km 82, the starting point of the trek. The trail follows the Urubamba river valley with magnificent views of snowcapped mountains. On the way we pass by Wilkarakay Inca site with impressive views of the beautiful Inca site Llaptapata. Then we leave the Urubamba valley to follow the Cusichaca valley to reach our first campsite Hatunchaca. Team porters will set up the tents at each camping site.
Total distance trekking: 9 km / 5.60 miles
Campsite altitude: 2850 m / 9350 ft
This is the most strenuous day on the route, ascending through the Wayllabamba valley, passing houses inhabited by local people. We climb steeply 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 at Pacaymayu.
Total distance trekking: 11 km / 6.84 miles
Campsite altitude: 3600 m / 11,811 ft
Considered the best day of the entire hike, and the shortest. After a healthy breakfast, we will hike over the second-highest point of the trail, Runkurakay Pass (3900 m / 12,800 ft) and descend to explore the Inca site Sayacmarka. Our hike will be through beautiful cloud forest and over the original stone-paved Inca trail, which shows the master craftsmanship of our ancestors. We continue along the ridge with beautiful landscapes and views of Mt. Salkantay and Mt. Pumasillo to our campsite at Phuyupatamarka, situated above the clouds and with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Total distance trekking: 7 km / 4.35 miles
Campsite altitude: 3650 m / 11,975 ft
The day we have been waiting for, when we reach the Sun Gate for the first view of Machu Picchu. We wake up early with the spectacular sunrise, then descend through the cloud forest to explore the impressive Inca site Wiñay Wayna. After lunch, we continue on the Inca trail to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for one of the best panoramic views of Machu Picchu and some time to enjoy the magical Inca city at sunset. Then we go by bus to Aguas Calientes, where our hotel and dinner will be waiting for us.
Total distance trekking: 12 km / 7.45 miles
Aguas Calientes altitude: 2050 m / 6726 ft
After an early breakfast at the hotel and a half-hour bus ride to the entrance of Machu Picchu, we start our walking tour of the amazing Inca citadel. 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.
Total distance by bus: 6 km / 3.73 miles
Machu Picchu altitude: 2400 m / 7874 ft
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
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.
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.