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The Classic and amazing Trek to Machu Picchu

Tourists from all over the world are attracted by the great adventure of the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, adventurous travelers who come to explore the fantastic nature, beauty of the landscape and the archeological sites surrounding the Inca Trail, known as the most famous trekking South America. This tour is ideal for those who are loaded with energy to make a trek to Machu Picchu.

$ 680 / per person

Tour Type

Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture


Those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate level of fitness

Distance - Difficulty

43 KM /26 Miles Challenging

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Day 1: Cusco - Km82 – Hatunchaca – Ayapata

Travelers are picked up early from their hotels (4:30 am and travel by bus, until km82). Duration of our trip will be 2:30 to 3:00 am passing through the traditional pore villages, Chincheros, with a panoramic view where we will see the snowy sawasiray and pitusiray, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, The buses usually stop in Ollantaytambo for about an hour to take first breakfast of our trip in one of the local restaurants and we also have the opportunity to buy some things that will make us much needed in our walk as plasti repellent ponchos sunblocks, camera batteries After a delicious breakfast we will continue with our trip passing the villages Rumira, Chillca and Piscacucho until we reach the beginning of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu at km 82 When we reach km 82, we will meet with our full team and fellow adventurers the porters will receive us with loud bustle or applause and we will also have time to prepare and receive a brief report from the government before starting our walk to then go to the first pass control entrance to Inka mandatory passport, where hikers cross the Vilcanota River and follow the path to the right until you reach the village, Miskay and the ruins of Patallacta that appear in sight The Incas, when they conquered the area, built a fortress here since the site had an excellent view up and down and controlled the entrance to the historical inka road sanctuary , From parts of this trail there are excellent views of the Cordillera Verónica snow peak 5860m.


You will also get a good view of the extensive Inca ruins of Llactapata (also known as Patallacta meaning “high city” mainly an agricultural station used to supply Machu Picchu with products the settlement comprised houses for workers and soldiers, after knowing and learn from this Patallacta archaeological center we will continue until Hatunchaca where our first camp and lunch will be approximately one hour after lunch we will continue to the small village of Wayllabamba (3.000 m) .The name in Quechua means “grassy plain”. also here this second inka road control we will arrive at our camp Ayapata or Yuncachimpa here we spend the first night of our adventure approximate time of arrival 5:00 pm after settling in our camping tents.Wings 7:00 pm your dinner is already ready and then You can get a well-deserved rest.


Walking distance 8.7 miles / 14 km (7-8 hours)


Altitude of the camp: 3300 meters (high) above sea level.


Considered: moderate day (get used to the Inka trail) Warm weather.

Day 2: Ayapata – Warmi Wañusqa - Paqaymayo – Chaquiccocha

This morning we will wake up early with a cup of hot coca tea for the porters to prepare for the day, we will take a delicious energizarte breakfast because today is our longest and hardest day of the Inka road, we will start early. We will walk approximately 3.30 hours to the highest step of the walk, Dead Woman's Pass (4210 meters / 13829 feet). Arriving at the pass, we will stop to take a short break and take photos to enjoy the views and then descend to the next camp for an hour and come to arrive (paccaymayo) here will be our second camp where we will have lunch after lunch and fill our waters with water. bottles begin to ascend again until you reach inka site (Runcu Raccay) which means in Quechua egg wall we will receive information from our guide about this archaeological center we will also have a short rest before going up to the second pass (RUNQU RAQAY) After the second pass, it is another one hour downhill walk to reach the magnificent Inca site, Sayacmarca (a village standing here we will know how the Incas built their surveillance points and their warehouses will stop here for a quick tour of the site and then 20 minutes to reach our second night camp chaquicocha where we will spend the night (3600 meter s) After dinner, we can interact with our porters.


Walking distance: 9.94 miles / 16 km (7-8 hours)


Altitude of the campsite: 3600 meters (high) above sea level (cold weather)


Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)


Area: Andes and Cloud Forest


Climate: Cold and rainy

Day 3: Chaquiccocha - Fuyupatamarca –Wiñay Wayna

Today our awake will be 6:00 a.m. to start our relaxed walk since today is considered the most beautiful day of the entire Inca Trail. We walk for 2 hours with (gradual slopes) with a view to the snow-covered salkantay with an orchid vegetation we will have the opportunity to see the Vilcabamba mountain range. Until the last high peak Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters) from where we will have excellent views of mountains and we can also see how the cloud rises to the chasm since all the time is cloudy this part after taking photos we will continue for a 2 hours stretches until arriving at another beautiful archaeological center inti pata (Terrazas del Sol) is a 30-minute walk along a flight of stairs, advisable to use canes to avoid damaging the knees and the spine. We will continue until we reach our last camp, Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young). Wiñay Wayna means eternally young is the most spectacular Inca site on the Inka trail after Machu Picchu with a vegetation We arrived at our camp around 1:00 PM for lunch and then relaxed throughout the afternoon and get ready to meet 3:00 pm the Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna, spending about an hour and if we feel physically well with energy we can go to see a small waterfall that is nearby and we also recommend participating in the last farewell party ceremony with our porters and chefs. Since it will be our last night in Inca Trail with them advisable to rest reasonable hour to get up early 4:00 am in the morning and arrive at the dawn of Machu Picchu.


Walking distance: 6.2 miles / 10km (5 hours)


Altitude of the campsite: 2,600 meters)


Considered: Easy day, everything downhill!


Area: High Cloud Forest

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate -Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

Awake will be 3:30 am and breakfast will be at 4:00 a.m. And we will also say goodbye to our group of porters and cooks and then we will go to the checkpoint.5: 30am duration of the walk will be 1 hour until Sun Gate arrives 6:30 am to arrive here it is very exciting to see Machupicchu from so close and do not forget to take pictures Once you have finished, you will walk to the Machu Picchu checkpoint, about 1 hour to seal your passports and here you can leave your backpacks if you wish and then prepare to know the great sanctuary llaqta de -Machu Picchu recognized one of the 7 wonders of the world you will have 2 hours of tour with your guide to know about this wonder, then you will receive your bus tickets to go down to Aguas Calientes, Here you do not finish. You can explore on your own you will have a lot of time and if you have organized in advance you will receive your tickets to get to know waynapicchu mountain you can do the tour coordinating with your guide 1:00 pm You will depart from Machu Picchu and take the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet your guide and lunch at one of the local restaurants and then take your train back to Ollantaytambo Cusco


  • Professional tour guide in English or Spanish.
  • Assistant guide for groups of more than 9 people
  • The tour starts and ends at your hotel in Cusco
  • Train Travel: Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Travel in Van: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
  • Entrance tickets for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Food (D = Breakfast, A = Lunch, C = Dinner).
  • Does not include lunch on day 4
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit.
  • Vegetarian food at the request of the tourist and without additional cost
  • Camping and kitchen equipment (carried by porters)


  • International or domestic flights Sleeping bags
  • Not Additional fees or expenses


  • Original Passport.
  • International Student Card (ISIC) if applicable at the discount of 20 dollars.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Hiking shoes or shoes.
  • Raincoats.
  • Polo shirts.
  • Trousers.
  • Rain poncho (Nov-Mar)
  • Sun hat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Cosmetics and hand sanitizer.
  • Mineral water and personal medicines.
  • Shorts.
  • Plasters.
  • Bandages.
  • Extra money.
  • Swimwear Cameras.
  • Flashlights It is recommended to have travel insurance

Price (Group service for 2019 - 2020)

Group service


$ 680 USD per person.


Student Discount


$ 25 USD off  per student.


Price (Private Service)

Price for booking 2019 – 2020

  • Two passengers: $ 1230 USD per person.
  • Three passengers: $ 1180 USD per person.
  • Four passengers: $ 1080 USD per person.
  • Five passengers: $ 930 USD per person.
  • Six passengers: $ 765 USD per person.
  • Seven passengers: $ 715 USD per person.
  • eEight to morepassengers: $ 680 USD per person.

Student discount


$ 35 USD off per student.

Booking Form

Go to the booking page and fill out our booking form.You make a person fill out the form for the group, so be sure to book all together. Have your passport ready, that is important for us that you enter all your information details.



About Us

Mario Expeditions is a young agency, offers adventure tours throughout Peru and also adventure tour to Machu Picchu through different routes and ways


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