• Availability: Available now
  • Group size: 2-10
  • Tour Type: Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Elevation: 4230 meters above sea level

Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon

825 USD Per person

Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon

This 5-day trek to Machu Picchu through the classic Inca Trail, gives you the opportunity to prepare you physically, emotionally and spiritually for your Ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian Amazon jungle of Cusco. Experience the best of the classic Inca Trail with meditation and yoga sessions. We will also make sure to provide you with the right food and diet for a satisfactory Ayahuasca retreat.

This Classic Inca trail of preparation for mother Ayahuasca, can be combined with our Ayahuasca retreats of 3, 5 and 7 days.  Our group tours to the Inca trail with sessions of meditation, yoga and proper diet for Ayahuasca leave every Tuesday and Wednesday; and are automatically connected with our Ayahuasca retreats that start every Monday. In the case of people who want to take a private tour on the Inca trail and Ayahuasca retreat, these can depart any day of the year.

The 5-day classic Inca trail of preparation for an Ayahuasca retreat has a cost of 825 USD per person.
Our 3-day Ayahuasca retreat has a cost of 490 USD per person.
Our 5-day Ayahuasca retreat has a cost of 770 USD per person.
Our 7-day Ayahuasca retreat has a cost of 1090 USD per person.
For more information about our Ayahuasca retreats, go to our website specialized in Ayahuasca retreats: Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat. To see videos about the place where we do our Ayahuasca ceremonies, the facilities we have and the testimonials of our previous patients, go to: Ikaro Ayahuasca Retreat Videos.

Highlights of our Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon

  • Our unique itinerary gives you the possibility to enjoy the best of the classic Inca trail with sessions of meditation, yoga, contemplation and proper diet for a satisfactory Ayahuasca retreat.
  • Our campsites are the less crowded; Thus tranquility and direct contact with nature are assured.
  • We have the best and most passionate team of workers.
  • We have new, high quality and spacious, camping equipment.
  • We treat our porters as if they were our tourists; come see for yourself.
  • We provide a meditation cushion and a mat to perform yoga.
  • Be part of our social and environmental projects.
  • With our unique itinerary; have the wonderful opportunity to see the citadel of Machu Picchu twice; at sunset and also at sunrise.
  • One day before visiting the citadel of Machu Picchu, take a shower and rest in a suitable bed to fully enjoy the lost city of the Incas.
  • In addition to all the above, we prepare food for our hikers and team with 100% organic veggies purchased from local producers.

 

Trip Overview of our Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon

  • Trek Type:Hiking, scenic, cultural, alternative healing therapy with Ayahuasca
  • Good for: those in moderate shape or better
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
  • Season: From March 1st to January 31th
  • Consideration: Inca Trail permits required.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hikers who travel to the Inca trail on Wednesday; will connect immediately the next day with any of our Ayahuasca retreats of 3, 5 or 7 days in the Amazon jungle of Cusco. And those who travel on Tuesday, will have 1 free day in Cusco before connecting with any of our Ayahuasca retreats.

Day 1: Cusco – Piscacucho or Km 82 – Tarayoc – Hatunchaca.

  • Driving hours:  4 hours by car and 2 hours by bike.
  • Family house altitude: 689 meters above sea level.
  • Considered: 50 % of the car route is not paved track and there are some switchbacks. All of our Ayahuasca lovers have free access at any time to the estate facilities and its natural wealth; to take a break, do meditation, yoga, horseback riding, or bathe in the river. You also have unlimited access to the organic fruit we grow in our farm/ drinking water and tea.
  • Weather: Warm, humid and with mosquitoes.
  • Hiking distance:5 miles/9 km (6 hours)
  • Campsite altitude:3000 meters above sea level
  • Considered:Moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Area:Highland
  • Weather: Warm and dusty

We will pick you up at 5 am. From your accommodation in Cusco and we will be driven in our van for around 2 hours to kilometer 82. In this place our expert trekking cook will prepare a delicious, nutritious and adequate breakfast for an Ayahuasca retreat; After breakfast we will show our passports at the checkpoint and we will get ready for this incredible adventure in Inca territory. We will hike for 3 hours uphill to the archaeological complex of Llactapata; this ascent is gradual and moderate. Throughout this section we will make several stops to share interesting information about the plants, the local population and the Inca site of Kanabamba.

Upon arrival in Llactapata our tour guide will provide us with information about the functionality of the archaeological complex. Later we will carry out our first session of meditation and yoga on the classic Inca trail (breath-based meditation). Then we will walk downhill for 30 minutes to the Tarayoc farmhouse, where we will taste a delicious vegetarian lunch. After a 30-minute stretching and digestion time, we will hike for 1 hour to our first campsite, located in the Hatunchaca village.

When we arrive at the camp, our porters will have the tents ready for us and a container with warm water, a towel and soap to clean us up a bit. After having some free time to rest, we will have tea time and a delicious vegetarian dinner.

** A mild and moderate first day on the Inca trail to adapt to the altitude and we will also have our first session of yoga and meditation.

Day 2: Hatunchaca – Llulluchapampa – Dead Woman´s Pass – Pacaymayu.

  • Hiking distance:1 miles/13 km (9 to 10 hours)
  • Campsite altitude:3600 meters above sea level
  • Considered:Challenging
  • Meals:Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Area:Highlands and beginning of the amazon jungle
  • Weather: Cold and windy

Today we will get you up very early, since it will be the most challenging day on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. We will hike uphill for 5 hours to Llulluchapampa, where we will have lunch. This Inca section is paved in stone and within a beautiful Andean microclimate, known as the dwarf forest of the Andes. Once in our place for lunch, our cook will wait for us with a fresh fruit juice and a nutritious lunch to recover our energy for the second section of the trek.

After digesting for 30 minutes, we will ascend for 2 more hours to the highest point of our 5-day trek to Machu Picchu. This section is surrounded by the microclimate known as the subalpine montane grassland and by rugged mountains. Once we reach the highest point, our guide will indicate the best angles to take beautiful photos and we will make a quick meeting of gratitude to mother earth. Then we will hike downhill for 2 hours to Pacaymayu, where we will camp the second night.

** Challenging day on the Classic Inca trail to the lost city of the Incas; that is why we will focus on hiking, taking pics and successfully reaching our camp.

Day 3: Pacaymayu – Sayacmarca – Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca.

  • Hiking distance:8 miles/13 km (7 hours)
  • Campsite altitude:750 meters above sea level
  • Considered:Beautiful landscapes and varied activities of connection with nature
  • Meals:Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Area: Cloud forest
  • Weather: Warm and very humid

After a delicious breakfast, we will walk uphill for 2 hours to the second highest mountain pass on the Inca trail; Along the way we will see amazing landscapes and visit the archaeological site of Runcurakay. Once at the top, we will have a spectacular view of the beginning of the Amazon jungle, or better known as the cloud forest. From this point we will observe how the magnificent path of the Incas enters from the Andean foothills towards the cloud forest of Machu Picchu. Then we will descend for 1 hour and 20 minutes to the archaeological complex of Sayacmarca; a place that we will explore from corner to corner with our tour guide. Here we will also have a session of guided relaxation meditation with the sounds of birds and the forest (natural sound recordings).

Then we will walk for 30 minutes on a section with small descents and small ascents to Chaquicocha, where we will have lunch. Once we have digested our food for 30 minutes, we will continue hiking on a fascinating section of the Inca trail surrounded by orchids and beautiful landscapes of the subalpine cloud forest. During this 1 hour and 30-minute stretch our tour guide will share interesting information about orchids, mosses, ferns and the endemic dwarf palm tree of this region. Our camp is located on a small plateau from where we will observe the Urubamba and Vilcabamba mountain range, and also the Machu Picchu mountain.

After resting a bit in our tents, we will hike for 30 minutes to an Inca observatory; place where we will do a MUNAY meditation with the sunset. From this place we will have a 360-degree view of the entire region and the Salcantay mountain, which is the second highest in the Cusco region. Upon returning from that stunning place, we will clean up a bit ourselves with the warm water, towel and soap provided by our porters. After a delicious vegetarian dinner, we will observe the constellations of this hemisphere and also we will learn about the Inca constellations on the Classic Inca Trail.

** This section of hike along the Inca trail gives us the opportunity to carry out deep connection activities with nature and the cosmos.

Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – Intipata – Wiñaywayna – Intipunku – Aguas Calientes.

  • Hiking distance:5 miles/9 km (6 hours)
  • Hotel altitude:2000 meters above sea level
  • Considered:We will glimpse Machu Picchu in the sunset from the sungate
  • Meals:Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Area: Cloud forest
  • Weather: Warm and very humid

In the morning we will wake you up with a coca tea and fasting will do a mindfulness meditation under sunrise. After breakfast we will hike 10 minutes downhill to the Inca ruin of Phuyupatamarca. Place from where we will observe the Machu Picchu mountain in all its splendor and our guide will share important information about the functionality of the enclosure. Later we will hike for 2 hours and 30 minutes to the agricultural terraces of Intipata; this section will completely introduce us to the cloud forest. The possibilities of observing many medicinal species of plants and birds are endless. Once we get to Intipata we will have one of the best views of the entire classic Inca trail. In this magical place we will also have a guided session of Kundalini yoga.

From Intipata we will descend for 40 minutes to the Wiñaywayna citadel, where we will have a guided tour and we will also taste a delicious vegetarian buffet lunch. After digesting our food, we will hike for 1 hour and 20 minutes to the sungate; spot from where we will glimpse the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for the first time. Here we will carry out a contemplation session in front of Machu Picchu. This activity will allow us to connect with the place and its sounds as it is; in addition to receiving energy from the sacred citadel. We will descend for 40 minutes to the Machu Picchu checkpoint, from where we will board a bus that will take us for 30 minutes to the town of Aguas Calientes.

Upon our arrival our guide will drop us off at our hotels and indicate the time to meet us at night and enjoy a delicious organic and vegetarian dinner. Our guide will also inform us about the visit plan to Machu Picchu the next day.

** Yoga, contemplation and Meditation sessions in highly energetic places of the Classic Inca Trail.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

  • Meals included: Breakfast Only

In order to get well rested and have plenty of time to enjoy the views, pictures and guided tour at Machu Picchu; we suggest you to wake up by 5:00 in the morning, get ready, pack the essentials and take the bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu citadel. This will be a ride of 30 minutes until reaching the Inca citadel at 6:15 am. more or less. Thus, you will have the chance to see the sunrise on this magnificent location. Your guide will give enough time to take pictures into the most beautiful spots of the Inca citadel, share information about this amazing Incan masterpiece and display you the most impressive details of Machu Picchu.

Then we take the bus back at more or less 12:00 pm. Down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy without rush our lunch. This lunch is optional and not included. At lunch, your guide will deliver out train tickets, so if you opt to skip this; please arrange to get these train tickets before leaving your tour guide at Machu Picchu citadel. Unless you requested for an upgraded train, we will book the Expedition class train departing Aguas Calientes at 3:20 p.m. or 4:22 p.m. This will be a 2-hour drive to Ollantaytambo or 4 hours to Poroy (this is based on which train you board). At Ollantaytambo or Poroy, an INCAS PATH driver will meet you and drive you back to Cusco, then we drop you off at the door of your hotel or the closest possible if there is not car access until your accommodation.

** These 5 days of hiking and preparation on the Inca trail for the Ayahuasca ceremony; it will be of great help for an experience of complete satisfaction and fulfillment.

Included on the Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian Amazon

Professional local English speaker Guides: All our super leaders grew up in Cusco region and studied tourism for five years at Cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable and professional. In addition to these qualities, our guides who carry out the tours of the Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca retreats; also have participated in Ayahuasca ceremonies. And they have been properly trained for meditation and yoga sessions.

Permits:  As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits for the Inca trail that also includes an entrance to Machu Picchu.

Hotel: This Classic Inca Trail 5 day 4 night includes one night in a three-star hotel in Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu. The hotel you book will be listed on your invoice, and upgrades are always available.

Briefing: The night before your trip, you will come to our office for your informative meeting. You will receive your duffle bag that will stay with your porters while you hike on the Inca Trail. This duffle bag should not exceed 7 kg / 14 pounds and includes your sleeping bag and air mattress.

Porters: We include a personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffle bag and also our camping equipment and food to our basecamp. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffle bag until you arrive at your camp in the afternoon.

Transportation: Incas Path will be providing all transportation for this Inca trail journey. You will be picked up from your hotel between around 5:00 am. (unless you are staying in the sacred valley) and brought to KM 82 to begin the trek. The train back from Aguas Calientes will be on the train called Expedition Class and will be included in your trip. You also have the option to upgrade to the Vistadome class train for $75 per person. Once you arrive at the train station, our van will take you back to your hotel in Cusco. In addition, included is your bus ticket to go down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and the round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu on the 5th day.

Food: Our 5 day Inca Trail includes expert hiking chefs who will cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let know it to your guide in the briefing meeting. Food is typically all served as buffet.

Water: Starting from your first lunch until your last breakfast, we will provide you boiled, filtered, and then cooled water before distributing. You must bring personal water bottles and or a camelback. We advise you to bring a bottle or camelback of 1.5 litters, as being well hydrated is the key to feeling great in the mountains.

Details: We profess that it is the attention to small details that separates us from other travel agencies. Each hiker receives a small sleeping pillow, a foam mattress to insulate, a backpack cover to protect their daypack while hiking, an extra blanket, a bladder to refill with hot water for the cold nights and a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best holiday.

First Aid: Every guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February on the Inca Trail, which every Incas Path tour guide must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems.

Not Included on the Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian Amazon

Rentals: Because we are hiking for 5 days to the lost city of the Incas, each trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips). They are optional but encouraged for a better comfort. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

  • Sleeping Bag: $25
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $20
  • Trekking Poles (Pair): $20

Additional options

Huayna Picchu

It is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 1-hour hike to the top. While this hike is on your own, your guide will show you the entry. Huayna Picchu is an additional entrance ticket that we must secure for you with advance. The ticket is $75 per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain 

It is the other mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu site. As Huayna Picchu it offers also spectacular views, this extra hike takes 3-hour round trip. This is an additional entrance ticket that we must secure for you in advance. This ticket is $75 per person.

Vistadome Train 

This hike to Machu Picchu includes, the Expedition Train class to come back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. This train is always booked at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. Departing from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. There is also the vistadome train class, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats and windows, some entertainment and snack. Usually, the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and goes to Poroy, a train station 30 minutes close to Cusco. As this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel. The ticket is $75 per person.

Extra day at Machu Picchu

You will have 3 hours to explore the citadel of Machu Picchu on your own (it is not possible to stay longer due to the new conservation regulations). You have the hours of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 am. to enter the citadel. Your return train will be at 2:55 pm or 3:20 pm. If you want to have a guided tour the next day in Machu Picchu, we can also organize it.

  • The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is USD 50 per person.
  • The round trip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is USD 25 per person.

We would love to tour the Classic Inca Trail and share the Ayahuasca journey with you and your loved ones. We start this trek with yoga and meditation sessions on the classic Inca trail every Tuesday and Wednesday and the Ayahuasca retreats start every Monday.

Group Price (2022):

  • $825 per person

Private Tour:

Private tours are available and priced by party size.

Two trekkers: $860 per person
Three trekkers: $855
Four trekkers: $850
Five trekkers: $845
Six trekkers: $840
Seven trekkers: $835
Eight, or more, trekkers: $825

Hotel:

We include a three (3) star hotel in Aguas Calientes and we rent, Retama Machu Picchu, Inti Punku Machu Picchu Hotel & Suites, or Waman Hotel Machu Picchu (based on availability at booking). Rooms are based on double or triple occupation, and there is a single room surcharge of $50 US per person, if you wish a private room. Rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers, breakfast and wifi. We could also upgrade your hotel if you like better something more luxurious. Please remind the service in Aguas Calientes is not as good as in Cusco. Below there is a list of potential upgrade choices, if you want any other hotel, just let us know

  • El Mapi: +$80 US pp shared (+$160 for a single)
  • Sumaq: +$220 US pp shared (+$380 for a single)

Solo travelers:

  • + $ 50 US per person

For those who want a single room in Aguas Calientes or travel alone, there is a $ 50 room charge to cover the total cost of the room. We do not join hikers alone in a double room. This covers three star hotels and will be more expensive for improved hotels.

In the case of the rooms in the Ayahuasca retreat, these are shared by 2 participants.

Student Discount:

  • – $ 25 discount per person

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid International Student Card (ISIC) at the start of the trek or who is 17 years old or younger. For those using an international student card or for children under 17, we need to see a copy of your card or passport at the time of booking to receive the Machu Picchu discount.

Please send everything to [email protected]

Packing list

The Classic Inca Trail with meditation sessions, includes porters who will carry all your duffle bag while you hike. We suggest you to carry lightweight backpack that the is key to feeling good during this hike.

Essentials:

  • Original Passport.
  • STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbacks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles) remember that the Classic Inca Trail hike is entirely stone surface.

For Your Duffel:

Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

  • 5 wicking t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 5 sets of undergarments.
  • 5 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece and 1 down jacket; it gets cold at night
  • 1 rain jacket and rain pants /rain poncho
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Hiking boots
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quick dry towel. We provide small ones; you might bring a towel a little larger.
  • Battery Charger: ¡There is no place to plug
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep away clean clothes from dirty clothes.
  • Earplugs in case someone from the group snores
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

Toiletries:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

Inside Your Daypacks:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Some items you need to pack, are listed below:

  • Passport.
  • Sunhat.
  • Sun cream.
  • Sunglass.
  • Headlamp.
  • Rain gear.
  • Fleece.
  • Snacks, which contain a quick source of sugar or caffeine.
  • Electrolytes, which are very useful to replace mineral salts lost when hiking.
  • Camera.
  • Music (IPhone).
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.

Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips.

Where do we pick up the hikers for the Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat?

Pick up will be from your hotel at 5:00 a.m. Please provide clear contact information of your place of accommodation when approaching our office in Cusco.

Where to pay the remaining amount for the Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat?

Most hikers arrive in Cusco 2 or 3 days before the hike for proper acclimatization. Once you are in Cusco it is imperative that you come to our office to review the last details of your excursion and also pay the remaining amount of your trek.

Reserve for the Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon?

We try to make the booking as easy as possible in INCAS PATH. We prepare a reservation form where you will complete and include all the details for the excursion, and then a deposit of USD 400 per person. Once we have all the deposits and details, we will reserve your permits. Once the Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu permits are in our hands, we will send you, your invoice and confirmation that everything is 100% organized. All excursions once confirmed, are guaranteed.

Permissions for the Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon?

Only tour operators licensed by the government, such as INCAS PATH, can obtain the corresponding permits from the government. Once we have obtained your permits, the name and start date cannot be changed under any circumstances. The only information that the government allows us to change are passport numbers.

Passport Number Update?

The government will only allow us to change passport numbers if we have a copy of the new passport and the old passport. If you no longer have your old passport, any identification document that you have in your hands will be accepted while the name is the same as in your passport.

Where to stay in Cusco?

You can stay in a hotel that you consider convenient, however you must take into account the location of the hotel, as traffic within the city has become stressful in the last 5 years. Many roads are up to 100 years old; Especially near the main square, the roads are for pedestrians only. We will notify you if it is not possible to pick you up by car from your hotel and we will arrange another nearby pickup point. For a list of recommended hotels, consult your INCAS PATH sales representative.

Can I stay in the sacred valley?

Yes, as the driven route to the beginning of the trek passes through the sacred valley of the Incas.

During the trip, how challenging is the Classic Inca Trail?

Remember that this trek, it is challenging because of the long hours of hiking; if rains, the stone path could be slippery (don´t worry if you have good hiking boots), also this hike is humid, hot and with mosquitoes on the 4th and 5th day. So it will be exhausting but it will be worth it, when you arrive at Machu Picchu, and so you will take your so awaited postcard pictures and will learn all the most interesting details about these incredible Inca ruin.

Will I need extra money on the Classic Inca Trail?

Of course, if you want to buy some type of drinks, reminders or for tipping, take about 500 soles with you; «also remember that along the days of hiking only cash is accepted».

How many people will be in my group on the Classic Inca Trail?

We require a minimum of 2 people for our tour, and if you are traveling alone, we invite you to join our groups that start every Tuesday and Wednesday; we can have up to 8 hikers with a guide and if our groups are between 9 to 16 people, we have 2 accredited guides with a lot of experience leading groups. During the low season it is most likely that the groups are small and during the high season the groups are probably much larger.

Do you need hiking boots for the Classic Inca Trail?

We always recommend hiking boots, since if it rains a little the Inca path can become a bit muddy and slippery; please make sure they have good soles.

Are trekking poles really necessary on the Classic Inca Trail?

For this trek we recommend the use of trekking poles for everyone, especially for those hikers with knee problems or older people; there are several sections during the tour where you will need to use the walking sticks, either climbing or descending the stone path.

Are there any toilets along the Classic Inca Trail?

Along this trek there are cement toilets built by the Peruvian government; they are located every 3 to 4 kilometers along the Inca trail. INCAS PATH also provides chemical toilets that are available to you at the lunch spot and at the camp. Please carry a roll of toilet paper in your daypack.

Can I use plastic bottles during the Classic Inca Trail?

Due to New government regulations for the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it will be 100% BANNED to BRING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We kindly suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any disappointment at the check points along the hiking path.

Aluminum water bottles can be bought in many different shops around the main square.

If you are still at home and ready to fly to Peru for your trek, we recommend you bringing aluminum water bottles or camel bags.

Where do I store my luggage?

All luggage not necessary for the hike must remain in Cusco. All hotels are very helpful and are quite accustomed to storing luggage of their guests. Also if you wish you can store it safely with our customer service team in our office storage

What should I expect from the weather on Classic Inca Trail and Ayahuasca Retreat?

Historically in the Peruvian highlands, we have the dry season that goes from April to October and the rainy season that goes from November to March. Unfortunately, this pattern is changing a bit due to climate change. Be ready with your cap/hat and your bottle of sunscreen, because the solar radiation in Cusco during the day fluctuates between 16 and 18 points. And do not forget to bring warm clothes for the cold at night, since the temperature can drop as low as 0 ° C degrees Celsius.

Can Incas Path please my dietary needs? What kind of food will there be?

For us it is an honor to please all kinds of dietary needs, just let us know at the time of booking. If you are vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, gluten free or any type of allergies. We have a team of cooks with a lot of experience in the preparation of all types of diets. Also remember that we want to pamper you during this Lost city of the Incas Hike and for that reason we use 100% organic vegetables for the elaboration of our buffets.

What type of outlet is used in Cusco?

Most hotels and even homes in Peru now have the standard US output; however, some local areas, still use that of South America (that is why, power banks for the hike are encouraged to be brought).

What is the standard procedure when it comes to tip?

Tipping is part of the tradition of any trip to Machu Picchu and, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, we always appreciate any extra appreciation. Keep in mind that this is not mandatory and that you should never feel pressured for this reason.

In general, participants in a group show their appreciation as a group for their porters and chef and a personal appreciation towards their tour guide, which will be according to their degree of satisfaction with the service provided.