Classic Inca Trail - AdventureTripr
The birds eyeview of Machu Picchu
A girl in a hat looking out of a window in the ruins at Machu Picchu
A lama at MAchu picchu
Machu Picchu picture

Classic Inca Trail

Max 10 people Strenuous difficulty Beginner experience


The government has sanctioned a small portion of the thousands of miles of Inca Trail preserved for this trek. This popular classic route is 26 miles and takes 4 days.  

The cancellation policy for this trip varies from our standard cancellation policy. Please see FAQ 8 for the cancellation policy specific to this trip.  

This trip only includes the trek itself. Due to the altitude of this trek, it is highly recommended that you spend at least 2 days for acclimatization at higher altitudes. We also propose an itinerary where you spend more days visiting places around Cusco to acclimatize. We can also take care of the hotels and end-to-end planning while in Peru. Please contact us to plan something for you.  

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Day 1: Cusco - KM 82 - Ayapata

On the night before your Machu Picchu hike, there will be a briefing with your trekking tour guide, at 6:30 p.m. at your hotel. This can be arranged at a different time if needed.  

In the morning of the first day, you will picked you up from your hotel with our private transportation (time depending on your location). You will take a stunning drive to the trailhead KM 82, and see a great view of the Andes along the way.  

Then, you will start the first two and a half hours of the hike. It will be pretty flat until you arrive at the Inca site of Llactapata. You will have the first taste of Incan culture, and learn about the history of Peru. After your first Inca lesson, it will be another hour and a half until we arrive at the lunch stop. After lunch, we will have some time to rest and then continue for another two and a half hours until we reach our first camp at Ayapata.  

Meals: Lunch, Dinner  

Distance: 8.7 mi  

Elevation camp Ayapata: 10,300 ft  

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The birds eyeview of Machu Picchu
A girl in a hat looking out of a window in the ruins at Machu Picchu
A lama at MAchu picchu
Machu Picchu picture


On day 1, for 3 days

Tent Camping. One tent for every 2 people.  



Admission fees
Guide fees
Local guide
Some meals


Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers
Airport transfer

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

* You will receive a full refund minus $100 cancellation fee. For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions




Great Service

Sunil Shah

We used AdventureTripr to book classic Inca Trail adventure for our entire family during Sept 2022. Booking process was smooth, AdventureTripr folks were available to answer any questions. Trek was - if anything - even smoother. The outfitter took care of everything for us, we didn't have to worry about a thing while on the trek. I would use AdventureTripr again.


Definitely Recommend!!

Manjula Shoroff

Just went to Classic Inca Trail. Had a great experience hiking 3 nights and 4day trail to Machu Picchu. Preeti took care of all the reservations and provided all the necessary information to make our trip successful. I would definitely recommend others to go with adventuretripr for future trips.

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