Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trip Highlights

  • New Trip Offering
  • Most Iconic Trek to Machu Picchu
  • Premier Camping Accommodations
  • Fantastic Peruvian Cuisine
  • Tremendously Diverse Ecosystems
  • Tour of Machu Picchu
  • Top Elevation of Nearly 14,000 Feet


This classic Peruvian trek to Machu Picchu combines snow-capped mountains, lush cloud forests, subtropical jungle, and a magnificent mix of Inca ruins to justify its status as one of the world’s most famous adventures! Wildland Trekking’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek gives you the ability to enjoy our premier camping accommodations; to hike with light day packs as porters transport the bulk of gear and food; to enjoy wonderful Peruvian cuisine prepared by a professional outdoor chef; to access safe drinking water for the duration of the trip; and most importantly to fully maximize your Peruvian adventure.

This trip does not include pre-trek and post-trek amenities, airport pick-up and drop-off, and acclimatization activities. If these additions interest you, we recommend our Inca Trail Extended Package.

Inca Trail Registration Process

Peru begins offering permits for the Inca Trail (does not include the Short Inca Trail Lodge-based Tour) at different times each year, but normally between October 1 and December 15 for the following year. We secure Inca Trail permits for our registered guests the first day they become available and cannot guarantee specific dates until they are secured.

To secure spots on a permit, we must have verified, registered guests, so we strongly recommending registering before October 1 of the year prior to your intended trip. We have a high success rate with securing permits, but if unsuccessful, we offer a full transfer or refund of your deposit.

Feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions about the Inca Trail permit process.

Required Acclimatization Days

For guest safety, due to the high elevations of this trek (13,828′), it is required that you acclimatize (at 10,000 feet or greater) for a minimum of 2 nights prior to the trip start date. This can be accomplished simply by arriving in Cusco (11,200′) 2 days prior. Acclimatizing, being well rested, staying hydrated, and eating well are important steps to helping your body adjust to the higher elevations of this trip. Being well adjusted will give you the best opportunity to have a safe and enjoyable trek. If your looking for acclimatization activities, check out our Cusco and Sacred Valley Acclimatization Day Tours.

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$2760 Per Person
$65 Single Supplement  

$65 Single Supplement

The single supplement on this trip applies to 1 night of lodging at Tierra Viva Machu Picchu before our day at Machu Picchu. If traveling solo, you will have a tent to yourself the other nights.

Trip Type: Portered Trek
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 2-12 Guests
Trip Length: 5-6 Days
Distance: 26.9MI / 43.4KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This trip requires significant elevation gains and losses on dirt and rock trails, and tops out at nearly 14,000 feet. The higher elevations make the trekking more difficult and necessitate training for most guests to be well prepared.

Hiking Distances:

Up to 8 mi

Backpack Weight:

10-20 lbs


Lightly Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 4,000 ft

Heights Exposure:


Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Hiking at elevations of 13,800 feet
  • Hiking with occasional, light heights exposure
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Peru hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking.

Group of hikers in Peru

Make the most of your time in Peru with an add-on day hike around Cusco! Explore a stunning alpine lake with amazing turquoise water (Lake Humantay); or one of the most unique and breathtaking mountains in the world with rainbow-colored soils that make for spectacular photography (Rainbow Mountain).

Private Trips

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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.

Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations. 

Private Rates FOr This Trip

  • 2 People: Rate x 2.5
  • 3 People: Rate x 2
  • 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
  • 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
  • 11-12 People: Rate x 1
  • 13+ people: contact us for availability and pricing

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Day 1

  • Hiking Mileage: 7.5 miles (12.1 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,476 feet (450 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 492 feet (150 m)
  • Highest Elevation: 10,168 feet (3,100 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 7-8 hours

To start our iconic Peru hike we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco for transport to the trailhead and the start of our trip. We will travel roughly 3 hours to Piscacucho (also known as Km 82), our starting point on the Inca trail. Our hike starts in a high desert forest with views of Waqayhillca (Nevada Veronica), the highest mountain in the Urubamba mountain range. After a couple of hours of hiking and a stop for lunch, we will enter the Cusichaca valley where the flora transitions to jungle. In addition, we will travel to the Incan ruins of Patallaqta and view the ruins of Q’anabamba and Willkarakay from a far, which our in-country guide will explain the significance. We can expect to arrive at our first camp (10,168′) by 4 pm, allowing time to rehydrate and rest until our delicious dinner is served by our chefs at 7pm.

2025 Update: beginning in 2025, this trip will originate one day earlier at your hotel in Cusco with a drive to the historic Inca town of Ollantaytambo. The trip will be one day longer, so the above description is for Day 2 of the 2025 itinerary, and today’s drive will be substantially reduced.

Start of the Inca Trail

Day 2

  • Hiking Mileage: 7 miles (11.3 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3,937 feet (1,200 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2,133 feet (650 m)
  • Highest Elevation: 13,779 feet (4,200 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 7-8 hours

Waking up in the mountains of Peru with Wildland Trekking means getting a hot drink of your choice delivered to your tent and a warm bowl of water to wash your hands and face; what a way to start the day! Next we’ll enjoy a traditional Peruvian breakfast, prepared by our chef, before setting out for our day’s hike. For many of our guests, this portion of the trek is considered the most challenging of the trip, so we will begin a little earlier at around 7 am. The first two hours of today’s trek wind through high altitude jungle, a cloud forest and grasslands before reaching Dead Woman’s Pass at Wamiwanusqa (13,779′). We will then descend for roughly 2 hours to our camp at Paqaymayo (11,646′) where we’ll have time to rest before another delicious dinner. This is a stunning camp and we can witness clouds creeping up the valley as we relax over a wonderful, Peruvian dinner.

Hikers on the Inca Trail in Peru

Day 3

  • Hiking Mileage: 6.2 miles (10 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,444 feet (440 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1,148 feet (350 m)
  • Highest Elevation: 12,959 feet (3,950 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 7-9 hours

Today is the most beautiful day on the Inca Trail, which encompasses a wide variety of flora, especially orchids. We will have views of beautiful mountain vistas and an assortment of Incan ruins. We begin the day by ascending to our second pass on the Inca Trail called Runkuraqay. Runkuraqay is located at roughly 12,959 feet, and we will stop at this high perch to soak up the amazing scenery while having a snack and water. We will have the opportunity to see and take photographs of two spectacular peaks in the distance, Huaqaywillka (19,028′) and Pumasillo (19,685′). Afterwards we will begin our descent to explore the Inca ruins at Sayaqmarca.

After lunch, we will hike roughly four more hours to the most beautiful campsite on the Inca Trail, Phuyupatamarka (11,942′)! Again, we will have views of Mount Huaqaywillka and Mount Pumasillo, as well as the mountain of Machu Picchu!!

Please Note: tonight’s campsite is absolutely amazing so naturally people want to camp here. There are usually more people at this campsite than others and many of the groups will ‘try’ to reach Machu Picchu by sunrise the next morning. Many groups will wake up during the night and pack up camp. This can be very noisy. We HIGHLY recommend bringing ear plugs to avoid waking up to the noise.

People Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Day 4

  • Hiking Mileage: 6.2 miles (10 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 294 feet (90 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 4,264 feet (1,300 m)
  • Highest Elevation: 11,942 feet (3,640 m)
  • Trekking Duration: 6-8 hours

This morning we depart Phuyupatamarka (11,942′) after an early mountain sunrise and stout breakfast. Shortly after departure, we will visit the beautiful Incan site of Intipata. We then hike downhill for about three hours to the most magnificent ruins along the Inca Trail of Winayhuayna! Here we will tour the site, say goodbye to our porters and chef and begin our two-hour hike to the sun gate at Machu Picchu. Once at Machu Picchu (7,972′) we will have a chance to take great pictures because most crowds have left the city. We will then take a bus down to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night at a hotel and enjoy dinner together at our favorite local restaurant, Indio Felice! Your guide will facilitate the conversation regarding our plan for the next day.

Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Day 5

  • Hiking Mileage: varies
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: minimal
  • Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours

This morning, we’ll have an early wake up call for our sunrise arrival to Machu Picchu! At Machu Picchu, (7,972 ft.) our guide will lead us on a thorough and fascinating tour of the ancient Inca city for the next 3-4 hours. We will learn about the amazing cultural history of the Inca and Machu Picchu and delve into some of the mysteries that surround the remote mountain city. After our Machu Picchu tour we will head back to Aguas Calientes for lunch. We will then board a train to the historic town of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, we board our private van to the town of Urubamba. Depending on the time, we may have dinner in Urubamba or continue on to Cusco (11,200 ft.) where we will have a celebratory dinner and then say our good-byes as we drop you off at your hotel.

2025 Itinerary Variation

Beginning in 2025, this trip will originate at your hotel in Cusco with a drive to the historic Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where you will meet up with your guide and the rest of the group. We will conduct an orientation and enjoy our first delicious Peruvian dinner together.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: lodging/campground availability, extreme weather, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more. Normal terms and conditions apply to trips with itinerary changes.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A detailed trip packet that takes the guesswork out of your travel, training, packing, and preparing for the trip
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • 1 night of 3-star lodging in Aguas Calientes before our day at Machu Picchu
  • Transportation for the duration of the tour starting in Cusco on Day 1 and ending in Cusco Day 5
  • Luxury Vistadome train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • All camping gear and supplies (including a dining tent and kitchen tent)
  • Porters to transport all gear, food, and most personal items
  • Professional camp chef
  • Drinking water and hot water for washing face, hands…etc.
  • Use of a backpack and trekking poles
  • Gratuity for in-country crew: Porters, Chefs, Waiters, and Drivers. *Please Note: Gratuities for Guide(s) are not included in trip rate.
  • All meals for the duration of the tour
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and communication device

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Cusco, Peru
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off
  • Acclimatization activities (2 days of pre-trek acclimatization required) If your looking for acclimatization activities, check out our Cusco and Sacred Valley Acclimatization Day Tours.
  • Lodging before and after the trekking portion of the trip
  • Trip insurance that includes medical coverage and at least $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (strongly encouraged)
  • Bar bills, drink bills, extra snacks, telephone bills, Wi-Fi bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strikes, etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Clothes, rain gear, and footwear (see recommendations)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight (disposable plastic water bottles are prohibited; please have refillable water bottles or hydration bladders)
  • Guide gratuities are optional and at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 10-15% of the total trip cost.  Local currency is preferred, or USD is also appreciated. *Please Note: Gratuities for Porters, Chefs, Waiters, and Drivers are included in the trip rate.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed information about what to pack.

Meals: What to Expect

This Peru hiking tour features mostly meals prepared on the trail by a professional camp chef. Some staples you may find are potatoes (papas), quinoa, rice, beans, meat, fish, various grains and vegetables.

For optimal taste and energy, we supplement all our meals with spices, herbs, oils, cheeses, butter, sugar, and fruits and vegetables. In addition, we provide you with with an assortment of trail snacks* (nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, & cookies) to eat at your own discretion.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some countries may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you’re interested in.

*Common trail snack brands and items found easily in the US are not readily available in this destination. (i.e. protein bars, trail bars, beef jerky, etc…) We recommend guests that prefer these types of trail snacks to bring a few of their own choice items from home.

Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Trekking poles
  • Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device(s)

Guest Clothing List

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with a detailed packing list specific to this trip (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, a recommended clothing system, a headlamp or flashlight, a hydration system (water bottles and/or bladder) and other items specific to each trip.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

How Do I Register?

Reserve your spot today! In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

Unless we tell you otherwise, you will meet your guide and group at the Tierra Viva Centro Hotel in Cusco, Peru for an orientation meeting at 5:30 PM the evening before the trip begins. Your guide will pick you up at any hotel in Cusco the next morning for transport to the trailhead. For Private Tours your guide will meet you at your hotel in Cusco at an agreed upon time. Our Peru communications team will be in contact approximately 45 days before your trip to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed information about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Travel to Cusco, Peru

For guest safety, due to the high elevations of this trek (13,779′), it is required that you acclimatize (at 10,000 feet or greater) for a minimum of 2 nights prior to the trip start date. This can be accomplished simply by arriving in Cusco (11,200′) 2 days prior. Acclimatizing, being well rested, staying hydrated, and eating well are important steps to helping your body adjust to the higher elevations of this trip. Being well adjusted will give you the best opportunity to have a safe and enjoyable trek.

Flights to and from Cusco are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Cusco, and nearly all connect through Lima. You can reach Lima from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The duration of nonstop flights to Lima is 5-9 hours. The duration of flights from Lima to Cusco is 80 minutes.

We do not recommend planning departure flights on the final day of this tour due to time constraints and the inability to guarantee when we will arrive back to Cusco.

Pre and Post-trip On Request Lodging

We secure limited amounts of pre and post trip lodging in Cusco, Peru as an optional add-on for guests of this trip. This lodging is on request, and is available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested, please reach out directly to our team to check availability.

Required Acclimatization Days

For guest safety, due to the high elevations of this trek (13,828′), it is required that you acclimatize (at 10,000 feet or greater) for a minimum of 2 nights prior to the trip start date. This can be accomplished simply by arriving in Cusco (11,200′) 2 days prior. Acclimatizing, being well rested, staying hydrated, and eating well are important steps to helping your body adjust to the higher elevations of this trip. Being well adjusted will give you the best opportunity to have a safe and enjoyable trek. If your looking for acclimatization activities, check out our Cusco and Sacred Valley Acclimatization Day Tours.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

In the interest of your safety, it’s important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Essential Eligibility Criteria (“EEC”) have been specifically identified to help you understand the skills and abilities necessary to participate on each Wildland trip, and they apply uniformly to all potential trip participants, irrespective of the presence or absence of any disability.

Once you identify a trip in which you may be interested, please carefully review the EEC and itinerary details. If after reviewing the EEC that apply to your desired trip, you determine you need an accommodation in order to meet the EEC, please contact us prior to registering to discuss your requested accommodation.

The EEC exist for your own safety and the safety and enjoyment of all participants. If you are unable to meet the EEC for the trip, with or without an accommodation, you are not eligible for that trip. If you register and arrive for a trip for which you do not meet the EEC, you will be disqualified from participation on the trip and will be dismissed or evacuated from the trip without a refund.


Our approach to international travel is to combine the best of two worlds: the dialed-in details, professionalism and consistency Wildland trips are known for; and the cultural immersion and intimate regional knowledge that only locals can provide. To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of familiarity and intimate detail only locals can.

Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time…etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.

Porter Team

Where are our Porters from?

Wildland works with a team of 15-25 porters, mainly from two different villages: Willoq and Cuyo Grande, both located in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The ages of our porter team ranges from 20 to 55 years old. Our porter team is made up of farmers, meaning their main job is farming and the porter work is to supplement income. They grow crops such as potatoes, lima beans, peas, corn and also raise livestock such as cows, sheep, llamas, and alpacas.

Why do they choose to be Porters?

Being a farmer in the mountains is difficult work, especially in the Cusco region. Each of the members of our porter team own a small plot of land that they use for farming. This work is physical, hard and in the end is often not enough to support their families, especially if they want their children to go to school.

Porters try to work 2-3 treks per month. Each trip lasts for 4 days, so they are away from their families and farm duties between 8 and 12 days each month. They prefer to visit with their families, rest, and catch up on farm duties between treks, usually for 4-5 days. They choose when they want to be available for any given trek or set of dates.

What do we provide Porter staff?

We believe that the main ingredient for any successful trip is keeping not only our guests safe and happy, but also our staff. Without one it is impossible for us to have the other. With that said, we have created a set of standards to ensure the safety and happiness of our porter team.

  • All porters are provided health insurance. It is purchased through a private company to ensure they are covered for any health-related issues while working for us. During a trek our lead guides are in close contact with all our staff to ensure safety and wellness of the entire team. Any illness or injury to our staff is treated equal to and as importantly as any illness or injury to our guests. All lead guides are trained in wilderness first aid and can properly assist any staff or guest in emergencies or in the case of illness or injury. First aid kits are carried and readily available for staff, the same as they are for guests.
  • We provide staff all the gear needed to keep them warm and safe during treks. This includes sleeping bags, sleeping pads, shelter/tent, warm fleece jackets, hiking pants, hiking shoes, hats, backpacks and a brace used for extra back support.
  • We understand that the quality work and effort provided by our porters during treks deserves to be matched by the quality of food we provide to them during treks. Porters are provided 3 warm meals a day on treks and the food is planned for them specifically. They are not fed guest leftovers; their food is planned, purchased, and cooked by our chef during a trek. Meals are always planned with physical and nutritional needs in mind.
  • Tipping rates are included in our rates to guests and the amounts given to porters are set, fair, and predictable each trip. Of course, our guests can give more if they wish, but tips are already included in their rates and we ensure our team is tipped fairly, in addition to their normal salary.
  • Also, we follow strict weight limits to not overburden our Porters. The maximum weight they can carry is 20 kilos/44 lbs.

School Project

Five years ago, Jose Condor, our partner and Peru Program Manager, started a small project called “Improving Education in the Mountains.”

This project was set up to support the schools and children in the villages around the region where our porters come from.  These small communities and villages have schools, but they are basic, and often do not have sufficient supplies.  Every year, we provide supplies for the schools to use for the school year.  We also supply some hygiene items and other gifts.  A portion of each reservation in Peru goes towards this project. The supplies are utilized by hundreds of children between the ages of 3 and 11.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis

Trip Insurance

For your protection, we strongly recommend the purchase of field evacuation, repatriation, and medical trip insurance. International travel is expensive, and the modest cost of trip insurance is a sound investment in an uncertain world.

If you wish to purchase trip insurance, we recommend IMG/iTravelinsured. They are one of the world’s leading providers of travel insurance.

For information on recommended IMG/iTravelinsured policies please click here.

For even greater information, or if you simply prefer communicating with a real, live person, feel free to contact our exclusive agent Michael Bennett. Michael will help you identify the best product for your needs, and there is no cost associated with his assistance. You may contact him at:

Email: [email protected]
US by Phone: 877-305-9083
Direct/International by Phone: 702-448-3664

If you already have insurance or wish to purchase from anyone other than IMG/iTravelinsured, we recommend careful consultation with the provider to ensure appropriate coverage. This is because many providers have a number of policy exclusions.

Weather in Peru

Peru is home to part of the Amazon Rainforest as well as the towering Andes Mountains. Machu Picchu is at an elevation of 7,972 feet (2,430 meters), but most of our treks in the region reach elevations well above 10,000 feet, some reaching nearly 17,000 feet. Because of the significant elevation changes and alpine hiking, the temperatures and weather can also vary widely. At elevations above 10,000 feet you can expect cold temperatures.

The average temperatures and precipitation in the Machu Picchu region are:

Month Hi Low Precip
March 70° F 45° F 11 days
April 72° F 40° F 8 days
May 70° F 36° F 3 days
June 70° F 34° F 2 days
July 70° F 30° F 2 days
August 70° F 34° F 2 days
September 72° F 40° F 7 days
October 72° F 43° F 8 days



Hotel Tikawasi in Ollantaytambo, Peru

Hotel Tikawasi

Hotel Tikawasi in Ollantaytambo, Peru

Less than 200 feet from the Ollantaytambo’s charming town square, and less than 300 feet from a famous archeological site, this lovely lodge features clean, comfortable rooms with peaceful views of the garden, free wi-fi, and original Inca walls in some of the rooms. Each room has a private bathroom and shower.

Tents on the Inca Trail in Peru


Tents on the Inca Trail in Peru

Our Peru Treks feature premier camping with comfortable sleeping tents, kitchen tents, dedicated chefs, and a team of porters to carry and set up/break down camp each day. We provide all top-of-the-line gear. Our guests regularly rave about the camping accommodations on our Peru adventures!

Tierra Viva Cusco Centro Hotel in Cusco, Peru


Tierra Viva Cusco Centro Hotel in Cusco, Peru

This hotel is in the quietest area of Aguas Calientes, facing the Urubamba River and surrounded by the Forest of Clouds. Modern and stylish, it features spacious and comfortable rooms, a lounge with a fireplace, and wonderful local art hung on the walls of the lobby and rooms.

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 4.8 (5 reviews)
Kevin F


12 months ago

The Inca Trail lived up to the hype. Jose is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable, and an excellent group leader. The food was outstanding and the porters are incredible.

Phoebe R

Amazing experience!

12 months ago

Our tour guide was José and not Edgar. Our trip to Perú was epic! Our tour guide was incredible! It was all amazing!! We LOVED him and LOVED our porters!! We had the most amazing chef!! He’s a true artist, and we felt spoiled! It was an amazing experience!

Wes L


2 years ago

I wish rather than a "5" I could give you a "100"! Edgard was AMAZING! his care and involving all 6 of us was masterful! His concern and pace was perfect! You all put together such an amazing MEMORY for us that we will book through you again but thinking that NO ONE will ever reach the level of service that Edgard provided for us. It was just AMAZING. The food was plenty and incredible. We never grew tied of the diversity or flavors that they surprised with us. Edgard's knowledge of the trail and Machu Picchu was so perfect! We had our own personal and professional tour guide for just the SIX of us. I wish I could put into words what this meant to us..... THANK YOU FOR HIRING PEOPLE LIKE EDGARD. Also - You realize that Edgard and Jose pulled off a perfect experience for us in the middle of a TRANSPORTATION STRIKE IN PERU! Are you serious... That level of extra work and concern was not lost and so much very appreciated! They never stopped working to make sure this experience was the best it could be and IT WAS! Sincerely Wes & Carla

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