- Availability: Available now
- Group size: 2-10
- Tour Type: Hiking /Adventure /History
- Max. Elevation: 3300 meters above sea level
Classic Inca Trail to Machupicchu 4D/3N
680 USD Per person
Classic Inca Trail to Machupicchu 4D/3N
The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous trail ever made by the Inca civilization. A spectacular hike that will make you contemplate the best of Inca engineering and architecture, beautiful Andean landscapes of the mountains and the cloud forest, in addition to the enormous effort made by the Inca trail porters. This Inca trail is one of the 5 most famous in the world according to the National Geographic Traveler magazine. The Inca Trail reaches the lost city of the Incas through the Sun Gate, which gives you a unique chance to enjoy this world wonder from different perspectives.
The first day, you enter the Inca Trail through kilometer 82, you can see the Veronica snow-capped mountain, you cross through remote communities and the beautiful Inca sites of Kanabamba and Llactapata. During the second day, you enter the most remote area of the Inca trail and reach the highest area, the landscapes of dwarf forests and steep Andean mountains are amazing. On the 3rd day, the most impressive archaeological sites of the Inca Trail are visited, entering the cloud forest of Machu Picchu from the Andean mountains and observing the giants the snow-capped mountains of Salkantay (the second highest in Cusco) and Pumasillo.
Finally, on the fourth day, you hike to the Sun Gate, from where you can see Machu Picchu one of the 7 wonders of the world, from a distance of 2 kilometers like a crow flies, you visit the viewpoints of Machu Picchu from where you will take the famous postcard photos and you will also have a 3-hour guided tour of the Inca citadel from corner to corner. The 4-day tour on the Inca trail is one of the most famous and beautiful treks on the planet.
Highlights of our 4 days Inca Trail
- We wish to give you the best experience on this Classic Inca Trail.
- Our campsites, are off the beaten path; 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.
- Be part of our social and environmental projects.
- In addition to all the above, we prepare food for our hikers and team with 100% organic veggies purchased from local producers.
- Our Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has a fair and cheap price compared to other operators.
Classic Inca Trail Trip Overview
- Trek Type: Hiking on an inca trail; paved 500 years ago, scenic beauty, history, archaeology and informative
- Good for: Those in moderate shape or better
- Difficulty: Challenging
- Season: From March 1st to January 31th
- Consideration: Inca Trail permits required
Day 1. Cusco – Piscacucho – Llactapata – Hatunchaca – Ayapata.
- Hiking distance: 8.8 miles/14 km (7 to 8 hours).
- Campsite altitude: 3300 meters above sea level.
- Considered: Moderate.
- Meals: Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet.
- Area: Highlands.
- Weather: Chilly and warm.
This unforgettable adventure along the Inca Trail begins with the pick-up from your respective hotels at 4 in the morning. You will be driven for 2 hours through the sacred valley of the Incas to the agricultural community of Piscacucho. This place is also known as kilometer 82, the place from which the 4-day Inca trail trek begins. Here our expert trek cook will prepare a delicious and nutritious breakfast. After all the participants in the Inca trail tour are ready, the first day of the trek will begin. In Piscacucho there is a checkpoint, where all tourists have to show their passports and the entry tickets of the Inca trail reserved by the official operators.
The first section of the hike is 5 hours through a relatively flat path with 4 small steep ascents of 10 minutes each. Along this first section you going to see some rural farmhouses and their potato, pumpkin, tare and corn crops, medicinal plants and bushes as well as psychedelics, beautiful views of the Urubamba River crossing the lower part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the snowy La Veronica, in addition to the visit to the beautiful Inca ruins of Kanabamba and Llactapata. Your tour guide will make stops at specific sites to share interesting facts about the flora, fauna and history of everything you will be observing. Once you arrive at the Hutunchaca farmhouse, your porters and cook will be waiting for you with a cold apple juice and a delicious buffet lunch.
After about 30 minutes of rest, the second section of the first day on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will begin. You will hike for 2 hours through a steep path surrounded by beautiful bushes to the first base camp of the Inca trail, called Ayapata. Upon arrival, your tents are already set up for you to rest; In addition, our team of super porters will provide you with a bucket of warm water, a small towel and soap for you to wash. Then your guide will introduce you one by one to all our staff of workers and then you will get ready to celebrate the first successful day with hot chocolate, popcorn and crackers and finally a delicious buffet dinner.
** The highlight of the first day on the Inca Trail is the beginning of this unique and unforgettable 4-day adventure to Machu Picchu.
Day 2. Ayapata – Dead Woma’s Pass – Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha
- Hiking distance: 10 miles/16 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.
This will be the most challenging day of the Inca trail due to the 2 high mountain passes you will conquer. Your second day epic adventure in the Inca trail will start with your tour guide coming to your tent at 4:30 in the morning with a hot coffee mug and a bucket of warm water, for you to wake up in a better mood and wash up a bit. After a delicious breakfast you’ll hike uphill for 4 hours to the highest point of the Inca Trail. Along this stretch you will observe dozens of dwarf trees, a small waterfall, some llamas and if you are lucky some sword-billed hummingbirds. Once at Dead Woman’s Pass, your tour guide will make a gratitude offering to Pachamama (mother earth). The scenery observed from this point is just stunning, you will see huge and rugged mountains in 360 degrees. Also your guide will take memorable photos of you and your loved ones.
Then you will hike for 2 hours through a winding stone Inca trail surrounded by beautiful bushes and flowers to Pacaymayu, place where you will have a nutritious buffet lunch. After digesting for 30 minutes you will start climbing up for 2 hours to Runcuracay, the second mountain pass of the day. In half of the way you will stop to visit the circular building of Runcuracay. According Inca trail archaeologists, this place, may have been a trail-lodge for runner messengers due it has a privileged position in between three ancient trails. Also from this Inca ruin you will have pretty views of the Pacaymayu valley and the back part of dead woman’s pass. Upon arrival to the Runcuracay pass, you will be astonished by the incredible green lush of the cloud forest.
From here you going to hike for 1 hour to Sayacmarca; which is an Inca settlement built on the top of a hill. In this Inca place there exist an amazing Inca balcony from where you can comtemplate in the afternoon a surreal sunset over the Pumasillo snowy and the cloud forest. Following, you’ll hike 30 more minutes to reach the second official Inca trail campsite. Upon arrival your IncaGo porter crew will provide you a bucket of lukewarm water, a small towel and a soap for you to wash up, get comfortable and rest inside your already pitched tent. At night our expert cook will surprise you with a delicious celebrating appetizer and a varied dinner.
** ! No pain, No gain¡ A wonderful day full of challenge.
Day 3. Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñay Wayna
- Hiking distance: 6 miles/10 km (5.5-6 hours).
- Campsite altitude: 2.650 meters above sea level.
- Considered: ¡Easy day – almost all is downhill!
- Meals: Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet.
- Area: Cloud Forest.
- Weather: Warm and very humid.
According to most previous Inca Trail trekkers, the 3rd day is the most beautiful of the Inca Trail. After a nutritious buffet breakfast, you will start hiking uphill for 2 hours through a path surrounded by yellow Andean grass, colorful bushes and dwarf trees. This ascent is much easier than the 2 you did on the second day. This section is so unique that it gives you the possibility to observe beautiful endemic species of giant grasses, sponge mosses, dwarf palm trees, tiny orchids, waterfalls and the beautiful snow-capped mountains of Pumasillo and Salkantay (considered the second highest in Cusco with 6,271 meters). Once you reach the third mountain pass known as Phuyupatamarca you will be surprised with amazing views of the lower sacred valley of the Incas and the Machu Picchu mountain. Only 10 minutes from this Pass, the Inca shrine of Puyupatamarca is perched. Place where your guide will share interesting historical and archaeological information.
Later you hike downhill for 3 hours to Intipata. Along this stretch of the Inca trail, we can see a great variety of colorful birds such as: the cock-of-the-rock, the gray Andean toucan, the Andean motmot, the masked trogon, the Andean guan and tanagers. This section is one of the most coveted by ornithology lovers on the Inca Trail. Intipata is a 600-year-old Inca agricultural complex, where some of the best photos of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu are currently taken and where there are terraces where Yoga can be performed. Afterwards, you will hike 40 more minutes to reach the Wiñaywayna camp, where you will have lunch. Upon arrival, a parade of colorful, varied and nutritious dishes will be waiting for you. After lunch there will be a free time of 2 hours so you can take a nap and if you want to take a refreshing cold shower.
Around 4 in the afternoon you will take a 10-minute hike to the Inca citadel of Wiñaywayna, also known as Mini Machu Picchu, a beautiful Inca site perched on the side of a mountain and next to a 10-meter waterfall. In this place your tour guide will share detailed and interesting information about the functionality and importance of the place in relation to Machu Picchu. At night, after enjoying their last dinner, they will say goodbye to the super porter staff.
** Without a doubt, this whole third day of the Inca Trail is a highlight in itself.
Day 4. Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
- Considered: We’ll have an early wake up; to get on time to the cherry on the cake.
- Area: Cloud and Subtropical Forest.
- Meals: Only Breakfast.
- Weather: Hot and humid.
This is the most important day of our 4-day tour to Machu Picchu. Your tour guide will wake you up at 4:30 in the morning to you get ready your hiking backpack to see Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. After breakfast, you will hike for 1 hour and 20 minutes through a path surrounded by huge trees of the cloud forest. Once you arrive at the gate of the sun you will get your first glimpse of the citadel of Machu Picchu, the Huayna Picchu mountain and a dramatic group of peaks around the lost city of the Incas. Then you will hike 30 minutes to the main viewpoints of Machu Picchu; from where you will take your precious postcard photos of you and your loved ones. You will leave the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for 20 minutes, to use the toilets, store your backpacks and recharge with a cup of coffee or a cappuccino.
Then you will re-enter the citadel of Machu Picchu, where you will have a two-hour guided visit. Your tour guide will teach you every interesting detail of Machu Picchu and its history. After the guided tour, you will take a bus that will take you to Aguas Calientes for 30 minutes, where you will have lunch and board the train back to Cusco. However, if you have the additional entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain, then you will have to enter the mountain at 10 in the morning and it will take you 2-hour round trip to conquer it. After having lunch, toasting and celebrating having conquered the Inca trail, you will board the return train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 2:55 pm. or 3.20 p.m. From this station you will board a private van for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the city of Cusco, where you will arrive around 7 at night.
** Finally you can say that you have conquered the ancient and sacred trail of the Incas.
Included on the Classic Inca Trail
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, professional and will care your safety into our short inca trail
Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits for the 4-day Inca trail that also includes an entrance to Machu Picchu
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 classic Inca Trail. This duffle bag should not exceed 7 kg / 14 pounds and should include 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: IncaGo Expeditions will be providing all transportation for this inca trail 4 days. You will be picked up from your hotel bewteen 4 to 4:30 am, (unless you are staying in the sacred valley ) and brought to KM 82 to begin your classic Inca Trail. 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 $40 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
Food: Our Inca Trail trek includes expert hiking chefs who will 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 us know . 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 advice 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 belongings while hiking 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 IncaGo Expeditions 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
Rentals: Due there you are hiking the remote Classic Inca Trail, 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: $20
- Inflatable Air Mattress: $15
- Trekking Poles (Pair): $15
Huayna Picchu 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 is the other mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu site. as Huayna Picchu it offers also spectacular views, this extra hike takes 3 hours round trip. This is an additional entrance ticket that we must secure for you in advance. This ticket is $75 per person.
Vistadome Train Our 4-day Inca Trail includes the ExpeditionTrain class. 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 an extra of $40 per person.
Extra day at Machu Picchu
You will have from 6 am to 12 pm to enjoy Machu Picchu (it is not possible to be all day in Machu Picchu due to the new protection regulations developed by the Peruvian state), arriving at the citadel around 6 a.m. and leaving no later than 12 p.m. to take your train at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. If you also want to have a guided tour again the next day in Machu Picchu, we can also organize it.
- The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is $ 55 per person.
- The round trip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is $ 25 per person.
We would love to tour the 4 day Inca trail with you and your loved ones and take care of immortalizing your visit to Machu Picchu. We can leave any day from March to January while Inca Trail permits are still available in the Inca Trail government booking system.
Group Price (2020):
- $650 per person
Private Tours are based on Group Size (2022):
Priced per person
- Two trekkers: $680 per person
- Three trekkers: $675 per person
- Four trekkers: $670 per person
- Five trekkers: $665 per person
- Six trekkers: $660 per person
- Seven trekkers: $655 per person
- Eight, or more, trekkers: $650 per person
– $ 25 discount per person
Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid International Student Card (ISIC) at the beginning of the hike or who is 17 years old or younger. For those who use an international student card or for children under 17, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount of the Inca Trail of the government.
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This classic Inca Trail includes porters who will carry all your duffle bag while you hike on the Inca Trail. We suggest you to carry lightweight backpack that the is key to feeling good during the Inca trail and at the lost city of the Incas; the great Machu Picchu.
- 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 Camelbaks 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 made of stones
- For Your Duffel: Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air mattress.
- 4 wicking t-shirts
- 2-3 hiking pants
- 4 sets of undergarments.
- 4 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
- Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might bring a towel a little larger.
- Battery Charger: There is no place to plug, on the classic Inca Trail!
- 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
- Face moisturizer
- Bug spray
- Wet wipes
- Toothbrush and paste
- 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. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25 litters will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside in the Machupicchu check point. Some items are listed below
- Rain gear
- Music (IPhone)
- Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
Where do we pick up the hikers for the 4 day Inca Trail trek?
Pick up will be from your hotel bewteen 4:00 to 4:30 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 classic Inca trail?
Most hikers arrive in Cusco 2 or 3 days before the short Inca trail 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 4 day Inca Trail .
Reserve for the classic Inca Trail?
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 $ 200 per person. Once we have all the deposits and details, we will reserve your permits. Once the classic Inca trail 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 trek?
Only tour operators licensed by the Inca Trail, such as Incas Path, can obtain the corresponding permits from the government. Once we have obtained your Inca Trail 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 have the account of the location of the hotel because the 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 only for pedestrians. We will notify you if it is not possible to pick you up by car from your hotel and coordinate another nearby pick-up point. For a list of recommended hotels, consult your Incas Path sales representative.
Can I stay in the sacred valley?
The second most convenient place to stay after Cusco will be Ollantaytambo. When you stay in Ollantaytambo, you will have the chance to sleep for longer because we will pick you up at 5:30 am from your hotel.
Can I stay an additional night in Machu Picchu town or Aguas Calientes?
Of course, if you agree to take the same train from Aguas Calientes that is part of your original itinerary, which is usually at 3.20 or 4:22 pm, then there is no additional charge for the train to be booked one day. after. If you need us to insure your hotel or another visit to Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain this will have an additional cost. If you decide to spend another night in Aguas Calientes, be sure to inform the Incas Path office at least one month in advance, so that your train ticket is purchased for the correct day.
Can I book my hotel on my own in Aguas Calientes?
You can choose any hotel to stay in Aguas Calientes. It is a small and very safe town. If you decide to book your hotel, be sure to tell us where you plan to stay so we can take you there safely.
During the trip, how challenging is the classic Inca trail?
Remember that this classic Inca trail, it is challenging because you will climb two very high mountain passes, if rains the stone steps could be a little slipery ( don´t worry if you have good hiking boots) also on the last two day the inca trail is a bit humid and hot all the time, so it will be exhausting but it will be worth it when you arrive at to the sungate from where you will observe Machu Picchu for the first time and then once you arrive to Machu Picchu itself you will enjoy of the place in all its splendor where you will take your so awaited posdcard pictures and will learn all the mos interesting details about Machu Picchu.
Will I need extra money on the 4 day Inca trail?
Of course, if you want to buy some type of drinks, snacks, reminders in the citadel of Machu Picchu or go to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes, take about 200 soles or if you do not want to take cash with you there are ATMs in Aguas Calientes and You can also make almost any payment using your credit or debit card.
How many people will be in my group on the 4 day 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 each day. We can have up to 8 hikers with a guide and if our groups are between 9 and 16 people, we have 2 accredited guides with a lot of experience in the classic Inca trail. 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 4 day Inca trail can become a bit slippery. Please make sure they have good soles.
Are trekking poles really necessary on the 4 day Inca trail?
For the classic Inca trail We recommend the use of trekking poles for everyone, especially for those passengers 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 steps made by the Incas 500 years ago. the park rangers of the Inca trail and Machu Picchu only allow the use of hiking sticks with rubber tips so as not to damage the paved stone section many years ago.
Are there any toilets along the classic Inca Trail?
Along the classic inca trail there are 3 places that has toilet. Firstly at the hiking start, then at lunch spot and at basecamp. Please carry a roll of toilet paper in your daypack.
Can I use plastic botles during the classic Inca Trail ?
Due to New goverment regulations for the Inca Trail it will be 100% BANNED to BRING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We kindly suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any dissapointment at the check points along the Inca Trail and in the Machu Picchu citadel.
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 Inca trail 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, or 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 the 4 day Inca trail?
Please understand that this is a very difficult question to answer. Historically, from April to October it is the dry season, from November to March it is the rainy season, but in recent years our weather has been affected by climate change and today it is very difficult to predict. Remember that in the mountains the radiation and heat are very high during the day and the evenings and nights always cold. We always recommend a short sleeve shirt for the classic Inca trail and Machu Picchu, long pants to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, rain jacket and a fleece jacket and for the night a down jacket.
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 intolerant or any type of allergies, we have a team of chefs with a lot of experience in the preparation of all types of diets on the 4 day Inca trail. Also remember that we want to pamper you during your trip to Machu Picchu and for that reason we use 100% organic vegetables for the elaboration of our buffets.
What type of outlet is used in Cusco and Machupicchu?
Most hotels and even homes in Peru now have the standard US output. UU. And also that of South America.
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.
Is there a possibility to cancel my 4 day Inca trail?
There is no possibility to cancel the classic Inca trail. Even in extreme weather conditions or even in case of a strike there will be no cancellation. The Peruvian government does not have any type of refund or change of date, because if there is any weather problem or strike that prevents us from entering the Inca Trail; We will do our best to provide you with an alternate hike or take you to Machu Picchu in some way. We will keep you very informed in case there is a strike or weather inconvenience in Peru, Cusco or Machupicchu. In the event that a passenger decides to cancel their trip to Peru, they will lose the total amount deposited because the entrance tickets to the 4 day Inca trail, Machu Picchu, train and bus tickets have already been purchased.