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One of the most popular treks in the world, almost always sold out during high season! Hike the original trail of the Incas to get to Machu Picchu while encountering beautiful landscapes along the way. Become one with nature on this majestic and unforgettable experience. Constantly raved as our travelers favorite activity while in Peru!  

Hikers paradise. Enjoy this carefully crafted itinerary and enjoy the splendor of the Andes mountains as you embark on an adventure to one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime? Browse for our available dates below!

$1095 / P

One of the most incredible and magnificent trips I've ever done!

Andrea Vallejos

Hotel Management Student

Small group travel done differently. We take pride in creating meaningful travel experiences for members of our tours – “I can’t believe we did that” – moments.

Each tour has the option to do the Lares, Salkantay, or Inca trail. Plus, we operate our own treks to ensure quality camping gear and fair treatment of porters and guides.

Email us with any questions. We’re here to help.


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Private/Custom Tours Available

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, and adrenaline filled adventures made for nature and outdoor lovers.

Service Level: Basic

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport along with camping.

Age Requirement: 18-39

Tour available for all age ranges. Call us for group prices!

Physical Rating:  4 – Demanding

High altitude passes and/or strenuous activities – fit for more active lifestyles.

Trip Type: Small Group

Avg. 4; Max 8

Included Activities

  • Sacred Valley & Ollantaytambo (Park Entrance Tickets Included)

  • Guided tour of Inca Trail with porters & cooks.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu (Park Entrance Ticket Included)
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu gate to Aguas Calientes.
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaymbo.
  • All transport and transfers to and from A & B locations.



  • Hotel (3 Nights), Camping  (3 Nights)


  • 6 breakfasts,  4 lunches, 3 dinners (Allow for ~ $150 ~ 250 for additional foods)


  • Hiking, Private Van, Train


Arrive to Cusco at anytime.

Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Colonial/Inca city. But remember to be back in time for the group briefing. Time to meet your fellow travel mates!


* Niños Meloc Hotel (or similar)

Sacred Valley tour visiting Chinchero, Pisac, Urubamba, & Ollantaytambo. In Chinchero we learn the old Inca traditions in how certain textiles are made and colored. In Pisac we learn about the ancient Inca agricultural techniques and have time to explore the area. Amazing views of the valley and Andes in every direction. After Pisac, we stop in Urubamba for delicious Peruvian buffet lunch.


Once in Ollantaytambo, opt in for a guided tour of the mega structure ruins before dinner followed by free time to explore soon after. We recommend getting a good nights rest so we are full of energy in the morning!



* Hotel Miranda (or similar)

Duration: Full Day, 4-5 hrs hiking

Distance: 10km/ 6miles

Elevation: 4450m (14,600 ) – 5035m (16,520 )

Difficulty: moderate/difficult


After breakfast we transfer you from your hotel in Ollaytantambo to Piscaycucho ( first check point and the start of the trail). Here you start hiking through the roaring and beautiful Urubamba river valley. After two hours, you will reach the fist archaeological site called Patallacta, where you can appreciate the impressive landscapes and see the importance of this valley in the context of Incan history. Later we stop at Tarachayoq for lunch and then continue up the Cusichaca Valley, passing houses of settlers, to finally reach the first campsite in the Andean community of Huayllabamba.


Note Our team of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the logistics over the course of the hike. The team carries most of the gear so all you will need is a small daypack with water, rain poncho, camera, and small snacks.



* Camping

Duration: Full Day, 6- 8hrs hiking

Distance: 12km/ 7.5miles

Elevation: 4,200m (13,692m)

Difficulty: Difficult


We start hiking early morning after breakfast and tea. The trail ascends steeply to a large Pampa below the first pass. Here there is a breathtaking view of the valley and Mt. Huayanay. The trail skirts a narrow hanging valley and begins to open up to a cloud forest below with abundant vegetation of various types of trees including the Queuña tree (polilepis), a rare forest to be found in the Andes. From here you continue on a steady ascent to the Warmiwañusqa pass (Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4,200m (13,692ft) which affords a magnificent cent view of your ascent and the trail ahead. Here you have a well-deserved break and observe the beauty of the deep valleys. After the break the group descends on a restored Inca Trail down to the Pacaymayo River, the 2nd campsite.




* Camping


Duration: Full Day. 9 – 10hrs hiking

Distance: 18km/ 11miles

Elevation: 3,850m (12,551 ) – 4,050m (13,200 )

Difficulty: Moderate/ Difficult


Today we ascend again to a second pass, about halfway up lies an Inca ruin of Runkuraqay (small, round, roofless stone building and thought to have been an astrological site and a sort of checkpoint for couriers following the trail to Machu Picchu), afer a short tour, we continue up the pass at 4,050m (13,200 ). From here the group walks down on the original Inca Trail, passing a small lake and the rst signs of the cloud forest. Soon after we will arrive at a second, larger Inca site called Sayacmarca, “Town in a Steep Place” at 3,850m (12,551 ). Thiis Incan ruin was built on a rock overlooking the trail and is accessible only via a single narrow stone staircase- a beautiful location overlooking the Aobamba Valley. After touring we continue along the ridge through amazing landscapes, viewing Mt. Salkantay from the western side and Mt. Pumasillo, a silhouette to the north on the horizon. Time for lunch. After lunch we continue walking through a rolling flag stoned trail and a tunnel before arriving to yet another Incan site called Phuyupatamarca “the village on the edge of the clouds.” From here the flag stoned trail winds sharply down into the cloud forest to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna “Forever Young”- a well restored Inca Ruin.




* Camping


Duration: Full Day, 2hrs hiking

Distance: 6.5km/ 4miles

Elevation: 3,850m

Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult


On the last day of the trek, we wake up early and follow a relatively flat path. After about an hour walk through a cloud forest covered Inca Trail, we arrive to Intipunku “The Sun Gate”. Here we have a break watching the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, our final destination. From here we continue hiking for one more hour to finally arrive to Machu Picchu, just as the Incas used to do. Upon arriving, we have a 2hr guided tour as well as time to explore the city on your own, take pictures, or if you’re feeling adventurous, take on any of the extra hikes. In the afternoon we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and lastly private van transfer to your hotel. Congrats on making it through!




* Hotel Niños Meloc (or similar)

Depart anytime.


Planning to stay longer? There are many optional activities to enjoy. Feel free to ask our team for assistance.

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