4 Day - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Private services

On the private Inca Trail 4 day trek, you will travel on a small group, or a minimum between pairs.  The advantage doing it privately is about the quality time you will get all the way meanwhile doing your trek.  You can have an amazing time with your close friends, family or simple join a small group and become members of this Royal trip to the past.  

The private Inca Trail 4 day trek, all your requirements will be taking care off and we will ensure you get a personalised attention from your guide.  We are flattered on your choice about our service so we understand how important for you is to achieve this full experience in exploring the beautiful Inca trail and Machu Picchu ancient citadele.  This is your time to join our trek and to be part of the Inca royal crown.  Enjoy the Inca 4 day trek private.


Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1

    The Start of the Adventure – Piskacucho

  • DAY 2

    The Trail Trial! We go over 2 passes

  • DAY 3

    Back in the past! Beautiful scenery and a short walk to camp

  • DAY 4

    Machu Picchu in its Glory!

  • Itineraries

    The Start of the Adventure – Piskacucho

    Our meeting point will be in the city centre where our bus will be waiting for us at the Regocijo Plaza. Unless times has changed during the day before your briefing, we will be aiming to leave the city at 4:30 am max.  There is not looking back now, you have embarking on Inca Trail 4 day trek and with it all its challenges.  


    Distance length to cover on this Inca trail day  12 km ( between 5 to 6 hours approx.)


    We are aiming 'Piskacucho' and this word is nothing to with pistachios..this is name location in which it will finish the road to start the trail ahead of us.  During our bus journey, we will captivated for the beautiful scenery of the Inca Valley.


    Our first stop during our journey, will be in Ollantaytambo between 6:30-7am.  At this town we will be having our local breakfast because once in route during the Inca trail 4 day hike,  there will no any food available until lunch time and you need all the energy possible, bring with you some energy bars.   


    At 'Piskacucho' (8:30 am) control point, we will be showing our tickets, passports or student card to enter into the Inca Valley.  Before embarking into our  Inca trail 4 day hike, here we will have some time to organize ourselves (use of the restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellent, etc).

    As soon as we are hiking we will have in front of us a marvellous landscape and retrace the Inca steps to the glory of the Apus! (Andean sacred mountains).   The trail starts at 2,720m / 8,923 ft and we will be crossing the Vilcanota River by following its route to the right side.  The river waters will welcome us with all its force, and walking for while on the side until we begins to climb steeply through cloud forest, on the flat stones of the original Inca track.


    At some point we will get the views of an Inca Fortress called 'Huillca Raccay', as well as the vast and incredible Inca site of 'Patallacta'.  On the other side, the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of 'W'akay Willca' at 5, 860m /19,225 ft, known as Veronica.

    There is so much beauty around us over this incredible encounter with the Andean nature.  We will be ready to set up our first campsite near the small village of Wayllabamba 3, 000m / 9, 842ft in the temperate green valley of the same name.


    Temperatures at night are around 5ºC (depending on the month).  Breakfast: is not included on this day.

    DAY 1
    The Trail Trial! We go over 2 passes

    The Inca Trail was a pilgrimage route to the glory, so you and the group will start having a better understanding of such feeling. The grandiosity of the scenery which was part of the former Inca Empire will make you feel special. During the Inca trail 4 day trek private service, there will plenty time to answer as many questions you will have during your journey.
    Our breakfast will be ready in time, and as you notice our cook take care of us on a daily basis. We do appreciate the cook input during this trekking, so we can get ready quickly when the times comes to leave the campsite, in the early hours of the morning.
    The total distance to be cover on the second day of the Inca trail 4 day trek: 16 km (8 to 9 hours more or less).
    There is a high steep ascent which it will take us some hours to achieve. For the Inca and its royal crown, it was a time to feel the blessings of the highland because as a pilgrimage route, a sacred one, this will be a time to get closer to the Apus (mountains) or Gods protecting the Andes. Our highest pass will be at Abra de Warrmihuañusca or 'Dead Woman's Pass' at 4,200 m / 13,779 ft.
    You will realise, you need to have a degree of physical fitness to do the The Inca Trail, it is challenging because you are hiking on a high altitude level. The good news, is that our team of guides, are an experience ones and they do understand that in order to achieve the end of the Inca trail, you need to have a strong mind set. Thus. we will be there to encourage you to finish this Inca trail 4 day hike.
    It was hard, it was fantastic and out this world to see such beautiful views. It is not an easy task to get this far here. We will have a rest and enjoy the view from the top.
    Our lunch stop will be at Pacaymayu at 3, 550m /11,646 ft and we will be able to see lots of hummingbirds as well as other birds species. Also we will appreciate an incredible variety of native plants, trees such as the ´Polylepis´ which grow in the cloud forest located at 3,650m /11,972ft.
    After lunch, we will encounter another begins two hour steep climb to Runkuraqay pass at almost 4,000m and set up our campsite by 5 pm.
    Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the nights

    DAY 2
    Back in the past! Beautiful scenery and a short walk to camp

    There is few things you want to do in life and keep it with you closer in your memories. This is one of them.
    Another day full of adventure, it seems you want more, and more days like the one you achieve the day before. There is a feeling that nothing can not stop you now. This Inca trail 4 day trek does make you feel like this, an amazing moment and unique on its kind.
    Cover distance: At the end of this third day 10 km or 6 hours.
    Our hero in the morning time: our cook, who will be very attentive in serving your daily breakfast and with it to gain lots of needed energy. We set ready to leave at 06:00 am will start with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of 'Phuyupatamarca' meaning 'Town in the Clouds' and reach the third highest point on the trail 3, 680 m.
    The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! As we are walking to our third pass out of this Inca trail 4 day trek. The Inca site of 'Phuyupatamarca' will show up to please our curiosity and after visiting this site, we continue walking 3,000 steps through the cloud forest at the impressive agricultural Inca site of 'Intipata'. Later on during our trail we will arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna at 2, 680m/8, 792 ft.
    We have walked so far between up to 5 hours approx and we will arrive to camp by lunch time. A short distance from our campsite is located the Inca site of the same name 'Wiñay Wayna' or 'Forever Young' which is a must to visit now we are close to the ruins.
    Temperatures during the night are about 12º C.

    DAY 3
    Machu Picchu in its Glory!

    You can imagine when the Inca and its crown was reaching his royal settlements. First living the meaning of it on this journey, than entering to the temple and to be welcome by a selected group of servants more less 750 people. The Inca, was considered son of 'Inti' (The Sun) and only him and its crown was allow to use this part of the trail. This final part of the trail represents the glory and enjoyment of his royal house, Machu Picchu.
    Distance to be covered on day fourth 5km (2 hours more or less).
    It is 5:30 am and after your final breakfast, we are ready to leave the campsite. On this early start, we have need to get to 'Inti Punku' ('Sun gate') (2,730 m / 8,792 ft) before sunrise. A this spot, you will have your first fantastic view of Machu Picchu (2,400m / 7,873 ft with the sun rising over it. We will spend some time here to take in the impressive views of the ancient city. Once we feel is time to move on, we will walk down the last part of the Inca trail 4 day trek to a location where you can take a picture of Machu Picchu behind you. This is a classic picture that you will share among your friends, as a postcard shot of this ancient city. Finally, we visit Machu Picchu.
    Our guide will provide you with a couple of hours tour and show you the most important parts of this ancient city. Afterwards, you will have some time to explore this mystic city by yourselves and meet your guide in Aguas Calientes once you finish exploring Machu Picchu.
    We will have a lunch in Aguas Calientes, and organise your train tickets back to Cusco. Train included in all tours is until Ollantaytambo and then by bus to Cusco.
    You can stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes. This option is very popular because allows an extra time to visit Machu Picchu. You can also take advantage of the thermal springs in the town and treat yourself after finishing the Inca trail 4 day trek.
    Please note: allocations or Itineraries are subject to change depending on time of bookings and campsites provided by INC (National Culture Institute that runs the Inca Trail.

    Now you have explored the Inca trail 4 day trek it will worthy also to explore a 3 day Manu short tour.

    DAY 4


    Price Includes

    • Professional bilingual tour guide
    • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
    • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
    • Transportation - bus to kilometer 82 and train back (train service to Ollantaytambo)
    • Collection from Ollantaytambo train station (on day 4)
    • Bus trip from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes
    • Water (you need to bring water for the first morning then we will provide you with drinking - previously boiled - water)
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day (breakfast on day 1 + lunch in Aguas Calientes are not included)
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs. Cook
    • 3-man tent (per 2 people)
    • Foam sleeping mattress
    • Porters: They carry cooking and camping equipment (FOAM MATTRESS AND CAMPING TENT)
    • First Aid kit

    Price Not Includes

    • Single supplement fee
    • Walking sticks
    • Personal porter
    • For the Inca trail – first breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day are not included
    • Entrace to Huayna Picchu
    • Gratitude
    • Meals that are not stated otherwise
    • Travel insurance - You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip

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