BEST TREKKING PACKAGE TO MACHU PICCHU TRIP DETAILS!
ITINERARY FOR OUR MACHU PICCHU PACKAGE.
DAY 1: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS (Pisac + Moray + Maras + Ollantaytambo)
We start this wonderful day at 7:30 am the point at which your guide gets you your Cusco hotel in our private van. Our course to the Sacred Valley of the Incas leads us toward Pisac. We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to partake in far-reaching views of the Urubamba valley and its customary cultivating towns. You will perceive the way farming in the Consecrated Valley has changed minimally in the beyond 500 years.
Ahead, we drive to the archeological site of Pisac, where you can see an amazing Inca burial ground with in excess of 2,000 burial places. We can respect the carefully designed cultivating patios cut into the mountain, and explore the Inca burrow and the religious region of this significant stronghold. Here, we will spend around 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then, at that point, we head down to the vivid market of Pisac, go through around 20 minutes visiting it, and afterward drive to Urubamba for lunch.
Visit to Moray: The Greenhouse of the Incas
Our next stop is the archeological site of Moray otherwise as “The Greenhouse of the Incas” a profound basin of compositional marvel. The Incas, cautiously, cut level porches into enormous dishes. Archeologists accept that the Incas involved them to find the ideal developing circumstances for their yields and trial with hybridization.
Visit The Pre-Inca Salt Mines of Maras
Forging ahead with our excursion to the pioneer town of Maras, we peer down onto the pre-Inca salt “mines,” called salinas in Spanish. Endless ages have passed down a huge number of salt dishes, which they utilized for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring at the highest point of the valley releases a little stream of intensely salt-loaded water, which is towards into a salt container and vanishes to deliver salt. This is one of a handful of spots in existence where you can see it as normally pink salt!
Visit Ollantaytambo: A Living Inca Village and Massive Ruins
At last, we drive to Ollantaytambo, finding an opportunity to investigate the Inca town that has stayed in salvageable shape since Inca times and the monstrous Inca Remains, with a visit given by our aide. Visit the gigantic engineering of the Sun Temple at the highest point of the impressive patios and find out about the significance of this site for the Inca during the start of the Spanish success. Here you go through the night at your inn in Ollantaytambo, prepared to begin the Inca Trail the following day.
- 2* Accommodation: Veronica View Hotel or Tunupa Lodge
- 3* Accommodation: Pakaritampu Hotel or El Alberge
- There are no 4* hotels in Ollantaytambo
DAY 2: OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM104 – WIÑAY WAYNA – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU
We start this interesting day early; your guide will leave the hotel with you at 5:30 am. At the point when you reach the train station, your guide will give you your lunch to add to your daypack. Your train withdraws from Ollantaytambo at 6:10 am and you will have a little more than an hour on the train to partake in the view prior to showing up at your trip start point. The lodging can furnish you with a crate breakfast to take with you or you can pack your breakfast.
Meet you at Km104: A Trekker’s Paradise of Inca Sites, Scenic Views, and Waterfall Treasures
You get off the train at the famous Km104, where your trek begins! (2,000m/6,560 ft. above sea level). After crossing the Urubamba River on a picturesque footbridge, you will show your passport at the checkpoint and visit your first Inca site nearby. The first hour and a half are a gentle upward climb. Along the way, you will stop at several outlooks where you have an expansive view of the Urubamba River. You also pass through several microclimates, including cloud forests, so be ready for dampness or even rain in any season of the year. The next hour and a half are a slightly steeper uphill with a beautiful waterfall as your reward at the end of the hike!
Exploring Wiñay Wayna: A Fascinating Inca Ruin Amidst Lush Jungle Hike
As you stroll underneath the waterfall, make certain to look up at the marvelous Wiñay Wayna as you pass! (2,600m/8,500ft above ocean level) These astounding Inca ruins have an interesting history and a few sections are as yet secret by the thick wilderness. This near Machu Picchu, you are climbing through a rich sub-tropical wilderness. Your aide will fill you in regarding the remnants, in addition to the fantastic vegetation of this microclimate, and answer any inquiries you have before the short 5-minute stroll to your lunch spot.
You will eat lunch at the Wiñay Wayna campsite, which is the last camping area for those climbing the
Exemplary Inca Trail. Take as much time as necessary partaking in your good, connoisseur lunch and respecting the tropical blossoms around the campsite. Make certain to inform us of any food sensitivities or dietary limitations when you book!
Hiking towards the glorious Sun Gate
After lunch, you have a for the most part level stroll to the Sun Gate, from which you have your most memorable view of Machu Picchu! However the drawn-out walk is a delicate moving all over, it closes with a bunch of steep steps cut straightforwardly into the bedrock by the Inca. When you arrive at the steps you will know that you’re nearly at the Sun Gate! As you divert the corner from the Sun Door, you will partake in your most memorable amazing perspective on Machu Picchu. In this way, get some margin to relish the experience and take photographs.
The last hour down from the Sun Gate give numerous chances to take more photographs of Machu Picchu from this special vantage point. There are likewise a couple more significant Inca destinations between the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu, so make a point to go gradually, partake in your time strolling in the strides of the Inca on the Inca Trail, and ask your aide inquiries about these verifiable puts on the last piece of your climb to Machu Picchu.
Opportunity to take beautiful photos
When you arrive at Machu Picchu, you have the opportunity and energy to take more photographs from the survey stages over the site, the “House of the Guardians” where you can take well-known postcard pictures of Machu Picchu. You will show up in the early evening, as the archeological region begins to purge travelers, which permits you to take wonderful photographs in the early evening light with fewer individuals in your shots. Take as much time as necessary to partake in this supernatural experience before you bring the transport down to Aguas Calientes to look into your inn. You will have a tasty supper, have the opportunity to stroll around this beautiful little town, visit the underground aquifers or simply go to your lodging to rest after such an interesting day.
- Meals included: Breakfast at your hotel, box lunch, dinner at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes
- Distance: 12 km/7.5 miles
- Time: 6hrs approximately
- 3* Accommodations: Ferre´ Hotel Machu Picchu
- 4* Accommodation: El Mapi or Tierra Viva Machu Picchu (superior room)
- Difficulty: Moderate
You will leave an overnight bag at the OLLANTAYTAMBO train station to be sent by train directly to Aguas Calientes.
DAY 3: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
On the day you’ve been anticipating, you’ll start with an early breakfast at your hotel before boarding one of the first buses to Machu Picchu, ensuring you’ll be there in time for the sunrise. This is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss as it’s an incredible sight to behold! A two-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu by your guide follows, where you’ll get to see many of its significant areas.
Exploring Huayna Picchu and Other Activities After Your Machu Picchu Tour
After the Machu Picchu tour, those who have pre-booked a hike up Huayna Picchu will have the opportunity to relish the breathtaking views at their own pace. You’ll then take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, which is not included. If time permits before your train departure, you may do some shopping, sightseeing, or visit the museum or hot springs.
Riding the Expedition Train: A Scenic Journey Back to Ollantaytambo and Beyond
For the journey back, you’ll board the Expedition train at either 2:55 pm or 3:20 pm, which runs along the stunning Urubamba River. As you near Aguas Calientes, the canyon narrows and the river has numerous beautiful sections of whitewater. If you gaze up high on the steep canyon wall, you’ll also spot Wiñay Wayna from the train. Your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station upon arrival at Ollantaytambo to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in a private vehicle, arriving at approximately 7:00 pm.
- Meals included: Breakfast at your hotel
- Difficulty: Easy
- 3* Accommodation: Waman Qorikancha or Maytaq Wasin
- 4* Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada or Casa Andina Private Collection
- You can upgrade to the Vistadome Train for the same times, 2:55 pm or 3:20 pm, 4:22 pm, or 4:43 pm. The cost is $67 USD.
- Early trains can be organized as requested and it has to be done by booking time.
- The Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike depends on the availability, let us know about it at the booking time.
DAY 4: CUSCO – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – CUSCO
Our Rainbow Mountain Trek Adventure starts with a 4 am pick-up from your hotel. We will then drive for 3 hours through the South Valley, enjoying breathtaking views of Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys, and high Andean peaks until we reach the trailhead at Llacto (4,638m / 15,216 ft).
At the trailhead, the herds of alpacas and llamas will entertain you as we begin our hike following a lovely stream. Along the way, you can interact with the locals and learn about their traditional Quechua culture, including their clothing and the significance of different hats worn by men. Your guide can even teach you a few words of Quechua!
After a 1.5-hour hike, we will finally reach our destination: Rainbow Mountain (5,020m /16,466ft). Take your time admiring the unique beauty and feel free to explore the area, take pictures, or simply soak up the view. We will spend around 30 minutes at the top before hiking back down the same way we came. If you want, you can also take an optional 45-minute hike across to the top of the Red Valley before heading back to the trailhead.
After the hike, we will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our cook before embarking on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel in Cusco around 6:00 pm.
- Meals included: hot breakfast & lunch
- Difficulty: moderate to challenging
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 2-DAY INCA TRAIL & RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREK?
- Sacred Valley Tour
- 2 Day Inca Trail
- Rainbow Hike 1 day
- Entrances to the Inca cities and archeological sites
- Professional guide fluent in English
- Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to KM 104 and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Three nights hotel accommodation with a private room, bathroom, and breakfast included if an option with the hotel is chosen (This applies ONLY if you are chosen the price which includes hotels)
- Meals a indicated on the itinerary
- 2 hot meals at Rainbow Mountain
- 3 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu -Aguas Calientes.
- Personal assistance
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR THE 2 DAY INCA TRAIL & RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREK?
- Hotel – optional upgrades
- Huayna Picchu Tickets: $75 USD per person
- Upgrade to Vista Dome: $67 USD per person (Only return Aguas Calientes to Poroy at 4:43 pm)
- Tips for your guide
**Huayna Picchu Mountain is an optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after you tour Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request it in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
ADDED VALUES FOR FREE
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel: (Cusco only)
- SMALL GROUPS: up to 8 hikers
- EARLY TRAIN: for the return to Cusco from Aguas Caliente
Price & Availability
BEST PRICE FOR THE SACRED VALLEY + SHORT INCA TRAIL AND RAINBOW MT.
***The Best Trekking Package to Machu Picchu is almost always available, except in February when the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance. Join our group and get the best deals!
- $727 USD per person without hotels
- $837 USD per person with 3 nights 3* hotels
- $1022 USD per person with 3 nights 4* hotels
***Private Service is available for $100 USD more per person.
***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 people with a maximum of 8!
- 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD. Information required on student card: name of the university, student name, photo of the student, expiration date, etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for a discount.
- Under 18 years old: $30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Under 11 years old: $40 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Huayna Picchu Mountain: $75 USD per person
- Upgrade Hotel in Ollantaytambo: $55 USD to 3* (4* not available in Ollantaytambo)
- Upgrade to Vista Dome: $67 USD per person
- Hotel single supplement: $40 USD 3* & $60 USD 3* (depends on hotel selection)
**Huayna Picchu Mountain is an optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. After touring Machu Picchu Citadel, you usually climb on your own. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request it in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
Why Apple Travel?
As a family-owned travel agency, APPLE Travel Peru works closely with local tour operators based in Cusco who have extensive personal experience in trekking over the years. We are proud to be a 100% Cusqueñian Company, with no shareholders.
Our owner’s dream was to provide small, personalized tours and treks exclusively operated by local, professional staff who offer high-quality service. We take great pride in our reputation as a responsible and sustainable tour operator, and our staff is like an extended family to us. We ensure that they receive good wages and financial support, which is essential to us.
Our team is the backbone of our success, and we’re immensely proud of them. We couldn’t offer the best service and amazing experiences to our clients without their dedication and hard work.
Apple Travel Peru knows how important it is to trust in a reliable honest operator to create your adventure of a lifetime while in Peru. Check out our reviews and certificates of excellence on, TRIPADVISOR for yourself.
At APPLE Travel Peru, we believe in providing a more personalized service for our guests, which is why we have a policy that limits our groups to a maximum of 8 people. This sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES
We take great pride in our highly professional guides who speak fluent English, are very knowledgeable, and are passionate about Inca heritage and history. We have guides who are continuously developing themselves, and conducting research to provide you with accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. Our fun-loving and well-educated crew holds degrees in Archeology, Tourism, Botany, History, or Anthropology.
OUR SERVICE PROJECTS
As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we believe in giving back to the communities we pass through on our treks. We support employees from these communities and aim to bring things back to the grassroots level, share in their homes and families, and make life richer and more meaningful for all involved. We take great pride in supporting these beautiful people, not only by hiring them for work but also by socially supporting them. This approach demonstrates our attitude toward everything we do, and we strive to create a positive impact on the people and communities we interact with.
Please read carefully the following information; it will help you answer all of your questions about our services and the Best Trekking Package to Machu Picchu.
WELCOME TO CUSCO
You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your full flight details at least 14 days before arrival. Look out for our representative holding an orange board Apple Travel Peru at the exit from the arrival terminal. It can be done on any date that is best suited to you!
Your briefing will take place the night before your trek. It will be held at our office at 6 or 6:30 pm, depending on your confirmation email details. The office is located at Calle Garcilaso 2010 Office 2012.
CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?
Of course! During the Best Trekking Package to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, whichever is more convenient for you.
HOW TO BOOK?
FIRST, to book your Best Trekking Package to Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here on the link BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an Inca trail permit, entrance to Machu Picchu, or the train without the following information:
- Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
- Passport number
- D.OB. (dd/mm/yyyy)
To purchase your Inca Trail permit, entrance to Machu Picchu, and train ticket, a deposit of US$211.00 per person is required. There are several options to make your deposit. You can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols at the top of our home page, on our booking page, or simply click on the payment method of your choice, either VISA or PAYPAL
WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?
As for the balance, you can pay in cash at our office in Cusco (in US dollars or Peruvian soles) to avoid high credit card fees in Peru. There are many ATMs located within the historical center that you can use to withdraw money. Alternatively, you can also pay online through VISA or PAYPAL, but please note that there is a 5.5% service fee charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you simply need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?
The response is NO. When the tickets for the Inca Trail have been purchased the government allows no changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the tickets have been purchased. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable.
*** If you cancel your Best Trekking Package to Machu Picchu, the deposit is not refundable at all!
DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT?
To enter Machu Picchu and board the train, you must bring your original passport with you. It is crucial that the passport number you sent us while booking your entrance, train tickets, and reservations is the same as that on your passport. The rangers and the train company will check your passport before allowing you to enter Machu Picchu or board the train.
In case you renew your passport or change your name, please send us your old passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it for a fee of $25 per person when you get your new passport number or updated name. To make the change, we require copies of both your old and new passports. We recommend that you keep a copy of your old passport before changing it.
Alternatively, you can avoid the fee by bringing both passports to Peru with you. You can use your new passport to enter Peru, but you must show both passports (old and new) to enter Machu Picchu or board the train. If you fail to produce both passports, you will not be allowed to enter Machu Picchu or board the train. Please note that officials in Peru are strict about this matter.
Please be aware that it is essential to check the expiration date of your passport before traveling to Peru. The Peruvian government enforces a law that requires all foreign travelers to hold a valid passport for at least six months beyond the date of their entry into Peru. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in denial of entry into the country. Therefore, it is recommended that you check your passport validity well in advance of your planned travel dates to ensure that you have ample time to renew your passport if necessary.
If you’re content with the services we provide, a tip – however not necessary – but is valued. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of extraordinary importance for individuals who will take care of you during the journey. It moves them to give brilliant help and is a dug-in element of the travel industry across numerous Apple Travel Peru destinations. Obviously, you are allowed to tip however much you feel is suitable.
ARE YOU SUSTAINABLE?
Indeed, we are a local, sustainable, and dependable tour operator for that we integrate the universal standards of the travel industry which is to safeguard the climate and advantage the local communities by respecting their way of life and religion. Considering this, we have prepared all our local staff to be aware and comprehend, and regard the places and the nearby individuals.
The Best Trekking Package to Machu Picchu does not include an extra porter. Please try to pack as light as possible which is the key to enjoying this amazing trek.
WHAT TO BRING IN YOUR DAYPACK ON THE INCA TRAIL
- Original Passport (it has to be the same one you have used for booking your trek)
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
- Water storage: 2-3 liter reusable bottles (please do not bring disposable bottles)
- Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
- Fleece liner if the cold season
- Toilet paper
- Hand Sanitizer
- Personal medications
- First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.
- Sun hat
- Wool hat in the cold season
- Rain jacket
- Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars, or dried fruit
- Rain plastic poncho
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
****WHAT TO PUT IN THE DUFFEL THAT WILL BE SENT TO AGUAS CALIENTES
- Change of clothes for visiting Machu Picchu the next morning
- Personal toiletries
- Personal medications
- Battery chargers
4 Days$ 727 USD per person Book Now