Inca Trail
太陽の道を通る冒険
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The Inca Trail hike can be done in 2 or 4 days, departure and arrival in Cuzco. It includes the transfer from/to your hotel, the entrance and the guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel, guides, train, etc. (see the full list of inclusions for the 2-day Inca Trail and the 4-day Inca Trail). You can also see the prices of the 2-day Inca Trail and the 4-day Inca Trail. You can also check the details of the 2-day and 4-day treks.

The Inca trail is unquestionably the most known of the hikes in Peru to get to Machu Picchu. But there is an alternative, slightly different and above all without the limitation of availability and open all year long (except in February), the Salcantay trek. It must not be considered as a last resort solution because it is only an alternative. Differences of this trek are: less expensive, higher, less crowded, more "immense" landscapes, less archaeological ruins. For its growing success and because we know that it meets the wishes of the most demanding ones, we have created a website dedicated to it: salcantay.info, where you will find all the necessary information and the possibility to book online.

Finally, it is worth mentioning the 4th possibility to go to Machu Picchu from Cuzco, it is the classic tour, i.e. round trip by train. We have a dedicated website: machupicchu-tour.com where you will find all the necessary information and the possibility to book online.

Services comparative

  2-day Inca Trail 4-day Inca Trail 4-day Salcantay Trek 5-day Salcantay Trek Classic Tour
Duration 2 days 4 days 4 days 5 days 1 or 2 days
Availability Every day of the year except in February, subject to availability Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the year except in February, without limit. All year round

Price

US$ 609 all included except accommodation US$ 699 all included US$ 499 all included US$ 519 all included 1st day: US$ 389 all included
Deposit to book US$ 150 US$ 150 US$ 100 US$ 110 US$ 110
Departure point Cuzco Cuzco Cuzco Cuzco Cuzco
Trek departure point Km 104 Km 82 Challacancha Challacancha -
Trek arrival point Aguas Calientes (Day 1) Machu Picchu (Day 4) Aguas Calientes (Day 3) Aguas Calientes (Day 4) Aguas Calientes (Day 1)
Total walking distance
Total walking duration
Maximal altitude
Day 1 7 mi
12 km
6 h 8694 ft
Total 3 mi
5 km
2 h 8694 ft
Day 1 8 mi
13 km
6 h ‪10171 ft
3100 m
Day 2 7 mi
11 km
7 h 13858 ft
4224 m
Day 3 10 mi
16 km
10 h ‪12221 ft
3725 m
Day 4 3 mi
5 km
2 h 8694 ft
2650 m
Total 28 mi
45 km
25 h 13858 ft
4224 m
Day 1 9 mi
14 km
4 h 7874 ft
2400 m
Day 2 13 mi
20 km
7 h 16174 ft
4930 m
Day 3 10 mi
26 km
8 h 6560 ft
2000 m
Total 36 mi
60 km
19 h 16174 ft
4930 m
Day 1 9 mi
14 km
4 h 7874 ft
2400 m
Day 2 13 mi
20 km
7 h 16174 ft
4930 m
Day 3 10 mi
16 km
5 h 9022 ft
2750 m
Day 4 11 mi
18 km
6 h 6560 ft
2000 m
Total 36 mi
58 km
22 h 16174 ft
4930 m
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Difficulty
Equipment porters - Porters Horses Horses -
Accommodation 1 campsite or hotel (Aguas Calientes) 3 campsites 2 campsites
1 hotel (Aguas Calientes)
1 or 2 luxury domes
1 or 2 campsites
1 hotel (Aguas Calientes)
1 hotel (Aguas Calientes) for the 2-day tour
Visit of Machu Picchu
Return to Cuzco by train
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