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Inca Trail 4 Days/3 Nights – Private Service

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Type Tours Trek
Distance 34 km
Difficulty Moderado
Best Time Abril - Mayo
Group Size Max - 12 Personas
Accomodation Camping

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Enjoy an exclusive tour designed according to your preferences: Our Private Tour to Machu Picchu will allow you to hike the Classic Inca Trail at your own speed with a private team of porters, chefs and tour guides. It's perfect for couples, families with children, or a group of friends who would love more personalized service. Daily departures with personal porter included and panoramic Vistadome trains on the way back to Cusco.

Overview

Private Tour 4 days 3 nights Machu Picchu

The Private Inca Trail Tour 4 days and 3 nights to Machu Picchu is the most pleasant way to experience this trek and enjoy the most fantastic experience in Peru to the fullest. Customize your trip to your needs, preferences, and speed. You’ll walk with an elite team of porters, chefs, and tour guides just for your group. This private trek to Machu Picchu is available daily with a minimum of 2 people per booking.

During the Private Inca Trail, we provide:

Food: From the first breakfast to the last breakfast, your trekking chef will prepare special meals for you every day. We use fresh produce from the area to prepare the best Peruvian food. We also offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free meals.

Camping equipment: We offer kitchen tents, dining tents, bath tents, tables, chairs, portable solar showers, EUREKA tents for 4 people for every 2 people and Eureka tents for 2 people for single travelers.

Transportation: We provide door-to-door service. We will start the Inca Trail from your hotel anywhere in Cusco or Sacred Valley. After the tour, we will also take you back to your hotel. We are the only company that offers scenic trains on the way back to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Safety: All of our staff receive training in first aid, mountain rescue, and COVID 19 protocols. We offer oxygen balloons, first aid kits, satellite phones.

Sacred Expeditions Peru: For us, the Inca Trail is more than just a hike. It’s about creating unique and unforgettable experiences.

Porters: The porters of Sacred Expeditions Peru have adequate equipment and fair wages; they are the most valuable workers of the Inca Trail; without them it is impossible to reach Machu Picchu.

Details of the Inca Trail:

  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Departure: Km 82 – Piscacucho
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Season: March to January
  • Destination: Machu Picchu
  • Walking distance: 43 km – 26 miles
  • Type: Private Adventure – Camp.

Why Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu with Sacred Expeditions Peru

  • Book with confidence and flexibility, change travel dates free of charge
  • Best local tour operator of the Inca Trail.
  • Hike with an exclusive team of chefs, tour guide and personal porter included.
  • Board the Panoramic Vistadome train on the way back to Cusco.
  • Support our Social Projects by booking with us.
  • Portable toilets and hot showers available.
  • No booking fees! no credit card fees

Price per person

To book the private hiking tour to Machu Picchu, you must make a down payment of 140 USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or in Cusco with any credit card without any reservation fee.

Number of participants Price Per person
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Student Discount:

Student Discount: All travelers under the age of 17 will be discounted at $40. If you are 25 or younger when you travel, you can get the $40 discount . Please notify by email to give you a code for the discount.

Additional hikes.– Tickets must be booked for the last day on the second shift from 10 am to 11 am, this takes 2 hours round trip, and the cost is 75 USD per person.

Machupicchu– You must book tickets in advance (only recommended if you stay an additional day in Aguas Calientes).

Private Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights – day-to-day summary

Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – LLactapata – Ayapata (14km, 8hrs)

The pick up from your hotel will be around 4.30 am and we will transfer you by minibus to KM. 82 to start your Private Inca Trail! The first day hike takes around 6 hours along meandering streams, ancient Inca sites and stunning views of the Andes to Ayapata, the first camp at 3300 m.

Day 2: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Chaquicocha (16km, 10 hrs)

Wake up to a coffee or coca tea, get ready for the most challenging day of the Inca Trail, climb the Warmiwañuska Pass at 4215 m (13828 ft) and the Runcuraccay Pass at 4000 m (13123 ft). Camp in Chaquicocha, located at 3600m.

Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna (10km, 6hrs)

The third day is undoubtedly the most beautiful day with spectacular views of mountains, different landscapes, visiting several archaeological sites such as Phuyupatamarca, IntiPata and Wiñaywayna at 2600m.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco (6km, 2 hrs)

Start early for the last day; the first part is a 1-hour hike to the Inti Punku before sunrise and enjoy the stunning views of Machu Picchu. Then it’s another time for Machu Picchu; return to Cusco on the exclusive Vistadome or 360° panoramic trains.

The location of the camps may vary depending on the final assignment.

Itinerary

Complete itinerary of the 4-day private trek to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Llactapata – Ayapata

On the first day, we will leave your hotel around 4.30 am and head to Ollantaytambo, where we will have breakfast and visit our Social Projects that support the education of local children. After breakfast, it’s another 1 hour drive to KM. 82 to begin our private Inca Trail trip to Machu Picchu.

First, we have to go through the checkpoint where you will be asked to show the original passport; once we pass the controls, we will start the Sacred Expeditions Peru! to the great “Lost City of the Incas”. The first part is a 4-hour hike along meandering streams, local villages, ancient Inca sites and breathtaking views of the Andes until you reach Hatunchaca for a good lunch. The second part of the day, is a 2-hour hike to Ayapata, is the first camp where they will prepare for dinner and sleep.

  • Campgrounds: 3300 m – 10826 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 3300 m – 10826 ft
  • Distance: 14 km / 8.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Considered: Moderate.

Day 2: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Runcuraccay – Chaquicocha

Start the day early with a cup of coffee or coca tea and then climb the long, steep road to warmiwañuska Pass and Runcuraccay Pass. The first mountain takes 4 hours to reach the highest point of the Inca Trail, Warmiwañusca or Dead Women’s Pass at 4215m (13828ft); then it is another 2 hours to have lunch in the Pacaymayu Valley. Then, we will climb the second mountain after lunch which takes 2 hours to the Runcuraccay pass at 4000 m (13123 ft). The last part of the day is 2 hours to the second and most beautiful camp, Chaquicocha, located at 3600m (11811ft). Throughout the day, you will explore the different Inca landscapes and sites such as RuncuRaccay and Sayacmarca. In this night camp if we have a clear sky it is perfect for stargazing!

  • Camp: 3600 m – 11811 ft.
  • Highest point: 4215m -13828ft.
  • Distance: 16 km / 9.9 miles.
  • Duration: 10 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Considered: challenging.

Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

After the two mountain passes, we will start the third day of the private Trek Machu Picchu, descending from the Andes towards the Cloud Forest, enjoying the spectacular views of the Cordillera de Vilcanota and Salkantay until we reach the third and last camp, Wiñaywayna, at 2600 m (8530 ft).

The first part is a relatively easy 2-hour hike to Phuyupatamarca (City in the Clouds, 3650m – 11,972 feet), where we will rest and see the Machu Picchu Mountain (Mountain) from a distance. The second part begins with a sudden descent from the high mountains into the lush cloud forest. On the way, we will meet Intipata (Terrazas del Sol), where we will take some time to enjoy the fantastic views before arriving at the lunch place. After lunch, we have the afternoon free to chase llamas, visit Inca sites or take a refreshing shower.

  • Campamento: 2600m – 8530ft.
  • Maximum altitude: 3650m – 11,972 ft.
  • Distance: 10km / 6.2 miles.
  • Duration: 6 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Considered: Easy.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu

On the last day, we start before dawn to arrive early in Inti Punku before sunrise and enjoy the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. Waking up is early, around 3.30 am, breakfast is at 4:00 am, and we wait at the checkpoint until 5.30 am to start walking first for 1 hour to the Inti Punku and then another hour to Machu Picchu.

Upon arrival at the citadel, we will have a coffee, leave some of the hiking equipment in the lockers and start the guided tour of Machu Picchu. Your tour guide will take you on a journey through the most remarkable places and show you the best ancient city. Later, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (not included) and take the exclusive Panoramic Vistadome or 360° trains back to Ollantaytambo and a comfortable van back to Cusco. The approximate arrival time back to your hotel is at 7:30 pm.

  • Distance: 6 km / 3 miles.
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Difficulty: Easy.

Includes/Does not include

Included in the Inca Trail.

  • Informative talk.
  • Professional local tour guide
  • Second tour guide for groups of 9+
  • Cook and porters to carry food and equipment.
  • Personal porter to carry 7 kilos of your equipment.
  • All transportation included
  • Return on the panoramic train (Vistadome or 360°)
  • All meals during the Inca Trail
  • Drinking water is provided daily.
  • Snacks available every day.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Eureka tents for four people for every two
  • Foam mattress for sleeping, pillows, towels.
  • Oxygen balloon, First aid kit, Satellite phones.
  • Portable bathrooms and hot shower.
  • Tickets to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • All taxes and booking fees included.

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag, inflatable mattress, canes
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Huayna Picch Mountain
  • Machupicchu Mountain
  • Travel insurance: highly recommended

Tuition fees (optional)

What should I bring?

What to take to Inca Trail?

To hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, where there is no cell phone service or access route, you need to take all the essential equipment with you. You will travel with a backpack where you will carry all the necessary equipment for the day, and the rest you will put in the canvas bag that will be given to you during the briefing. In the canvas bag, you will place all the equipment you need only in the camps.

Essential for the Inca Trail :

  • Make sure this team is with you during the Inca Trail.
  • Original passport: you will need the original document. If you have renewed your passport after booking, be sure to travel with a copy of the previous passport.
  • Student ID: Only required for those who have booked as students; you must validate your student ID to get the $35 discount. Send us your ID to booking@sacredexpeditionsperu.com to confirm if you are eligible for the discount.
  • Comfortable backpack, remember that you will carry it for days.
  • Light and comfortable mountain boots.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes for hot and cold climates.
  • Trekking poles, good quality (you can rent with us).
  • Good warm sleeping bags (-10C at least).

What to put in your backpack?

  • Remember that backpacks should not be more than 25 liters for Machu Picchu; however, if your backpack is bigger, don’t worry, we make it look small for the last day of our visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Water bottle: It must have a container of at least 2 liters. Please note that disposable plastic water bottles are not allowed on the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • We provide boiled water after the first lunch to Machu Picchu. Make sure the water containers fit perfectly in your backpack.
  • Sun hat: Light and easy to handle, preferably one that covers your neck.
  • Rain equipment: rain jackets or a poncho.
  • Neck leggings for hiking during the day.
  • Fleece jacket: light and should be inside the backpack.
  • Cap for the cold mountains and nights.
  • Sunglasses are essential.
  • Headlamp always in your backpack.
  • Gloves: Lightweight, breathable and waterproof.
  • Wet wipes, toilet paper.
  • Personal medications +.
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Extra money in soles and small denominations.

What to put in your suitcase?

Duffel bags will be provided to you during the briefing held the day before the trip. You can put everything you do not need during the day, remember that you can access this bag only in the camps. A maximum of 7 kilos per person is allowed and they are transported by our porters to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

  • Hiking pants: 2 or 3 (convertible pants at least one)
  • Trekking shirts: 4 or 5 (preferably long-sleeved).
  • 4 or 5 sets of underwear.
  • 5 sets of hiking socks.
  • 1 warm jacket for cold nights.
  • Quick drying towels.
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, insect repellent, wet wipes, toothbrush, paste, soap, moisturizers).
  • Personal medication (Band-Aids, painkillers, etc.)
  • Comfortable sandals for the camps.
  • Batteries to recharge
  • Additional snacks

Covid-19 measures

Covid-19 measures to keep you safe during traveling

  • Mandatory temperature controls
  • Face masks required in public areas.
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • High-traffic places and equipment are disinfected
  • Maximum 12 people per group with a guide
  • Printed material such as maps or vouchers will be avoided.
  • Payments 100% online with no booking fees at all.
  • Flexible bookings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important

Why book with Sacred Expeditions Peru

  • Sacred Expeditions Peru is a 100% Peruvian Local Tour Operator
  • Personal porter including up to 7 kilos of your luggage.
  • Panoramic trains included in the last one (Visatdome or 360 °).
  • Small-group tours for personalized service
  • Fair treatment of porters with good pay, we include women.
  • You help us support social projects in Cusco
  • Portable toilets and hot showers
  • No booking fees! no credit card fee.

Why book the private Inca Trail with Sacred Expeditions peru?

Sacred Expeditions Peru has the best rating on Google, Trip Advisor, TourRadar, Expedia, GetYourGuide, Bookatrekking with 99% five-star reviews.

We started Sacred Expeditions Peru  in 20166 and in a short time we became one of the best trekking tour operators in Peru. Our treks to Machu Picchu are organized with the best food, the best trekking equipment and panoramic trains.

We care about our team and our customers; they are the most important part of our business. Our satisfied customers are the best presentation of our excellent service.

Sacred Expeditions Peru is not only among the top 10 tour operators on Trip Advisor and other platforms. In addition, our Inca Trail tours were voted the “Tour of the Year 2019”.

Sacred Expeditions Peru supports social projects.

Sacred Expeditions Peru is the only local company that provides constant support to the education of local children. We support with a library with computers and internet connection in the community of Cachiccata. During the Inca Trail, you will be able to visit this project.

Fair treatment of porters

Inca Trail porters are the backbone of all Inca Trail operations. We provide homestay accommodation in Cusco and Ollantaytambo to our porters who need to travel from distant villages to work on the Inca Trail.

We provide all the necessary equipment such as shoes, knee pads, full uniform, porter tents, plentiful food, insurance and constant training along the way.

Fair prices and excellent service.

The prices of our trips are fair and you get what you paid. TheSacred Expeditions Peru  tour  has no hidden costs; plus, as a local tour operator, we spend all your money here in Cusco on your trip and staff. We are the only company that offers our private Tours to the Inca Trail with Vistadome Panoramic Trains.

Fair wages for all our staff

We work with the best Inca Trail team; our tour guides are highly qualified, fluent in English, our chefs are experts in preparing meals in the mountains and our porters will take care of their equipment very well.

To get the best equipment, you must offer the best work environment; our secret is to work with the best team.

Women’s empowerment

Although many tour companies will say they hire women porters, this is not entirely true; once you are on the Inca Trail, you will see mostly male porters.

Sacred Expeditions Peru always includes female staff on our trips; 70% of our office staff are women, 5% of our porters are women, 10% of chefs and tour guides are women.

Easy bookings

Book your tours with us with simple steps; you can pay online with any credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. You only need to pay an initial deposit for your tour, and the remaining balance can be paid up to 24 hours before the departure of the tour.

No booking fees

Most pages will charge 5% for using PayPal or a credit card. Sacred Expeditions Peru does not charge any booking fees at all.

We accommodate special diets.

We can adapt to any diet or food restriction, such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, pescatarian, meat lovers and many more. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The best hiking equipment

Sacred Expeditions Peru offers Eureka tents, thick foam mattresses, dining tents, kitchen tents, portable potty, showers and canvas bags to carry your personal belongings.

Panoramic train included

We are the only company that offers Vistadome panoramic trains on the last day of the Private Inca Trail Tour.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Private Inca Trail

What is the difference between group tours and private tours?

Both tours follow the same route, the same camps and the same number of days to complete the Inca Trail for 4 days. However, the Private Inca Trail Tour will allow you to walk at your own speed, with a private team of porters, chefs, and a private tour guide. You will be able to customize the itinerary if necessary.

How many people are required to book a Private Tour?

The minimum number of participants required for this tour is 2 people, and there is no maximum as we will be able to divide the group for the checkpoints but still walk and camp together.

If you are traveling alone and want a private tour, please contact us at info@sacredexpeditionsperu.com and we will send you the best quote.

How is the food on the Inca Trail?

You will have a trekking chef; he will prepare fresh meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our menu is based on fresh local produce, and every day you will have more than one option; as we provide buffet style during the Inca Trail Tours.

We cater for special diets and restrictions, such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. Please contact about special diets.

How to book Private Inca Trail Tours?

Scroll down this page, find your preferred date and hit the BOOK NOW button; If your travel date is not there, please contact us at infosacredexpeditionsperu@gamil.com

To make a reservation, it is necessary to make a down payment of 140.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online with any credit card or at our office up to 24 hours before the departure of the trip.

Which Inca Trail Tour is the best?

Group Inca Trail: Perfect for solo travelers, couples, or good friends who wish to join other travelers to interact and make new friends.

Private Inca Trail Tours: Perfect for couples, families with children, groups of friends who wish to enjoy the Inca Trail only with their group, and no other travelers will be allowed.

What size backpack should I use for the Inca Trail?

Your backpack should be small, lightweight, comfortable and appropriate for carrying water. For Machu Picchu, you are not allowed to enter with a backpack larger than 35 liters; however, it is more about the size of your back during the last day; If your backpack weighs more than 25 liters, you should carry only the essentials for that day to make it look small.

When is it time to hike the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu?

The Inca Trail is open all year round except February which is closed for maintenance; the best time to walk is during the dry season from April to October. Find more information about the best time to visit Machu Picchu.