Daily departures available.
Follow in the footsteps of the Incas! Machu Picchu is an awe-inspiring Inca citadel perched high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Known as the "Lost City of the Incas," it boasts remarkable stone architecture, stunning terraces, and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding terrain. This UNESCO World Heritage site is not only an archaeological marvel, but also the greatest surviving legacy of the Inca Empire. Our tour gives an extra night in the city of Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, to enjoy at leisure. Renowned for its hot springs, this city makes for the perfect, relaxing finale to your overnight trek. *Prices in your Cart are listed in CAD.
- Visit Wiñay Wayna, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites that can be found along the Inca Trail.
- Have your first glimpse of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, or Intipunku, well above the Inca city.
- Explore the Inca city of Machu Picchu, one of the seven World Wonders on your own, private guided tour.
- Spend a night relaxing in the city of Aguas Calientes, known for its proximity to machu Picchu as well as its therapeutic hot springs.
3-Day Itinerary (add-on extensions available)
Wiñay Wayna | Aguas Calientes
We will pick you up from your Cusco hotel in the early morning and take you to the train station. Your fully guided hike will begin at Km 104 of the Cusco-Machu Picchu railroad - a 3.5 hour train ride away. During this beautiful, short trek, you will experience spectacular high forest scenery dominated by snow-capped peaks. There will be plenty of time to visit the picturesque Wiñay Wayna archaeological site - one of the most beautiful sites along the entire Inca Trail. Here, you will have your first glimpse of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, or Intipunku, high above the Inca city. Forty minutes later, we will arrive at Machu Picchu, from where we will continue the descent to the small town of Aguas Calientes. A box lunch will be included on this day. Total trekking distance: 9.3 kilometres (5-6 hours) at peak altitude of 2693 meters.
Today we will get up early to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, which was only rediscovered in 1911. Standing at the top of a steep, forested hill overlooking the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu was hidden by dense vegetation for centuries until the American historian Hiram Bingham began to clear the site. Your guided tour will include the temples, plazas, palaces, watercourses, and residential areas of the Inca city. Optional; after the tour you will have the option of climbing Huayna Picchu Mountain (2-3 hours, subject to availability - if interested, please make your booking as soon as possible). In the afternoon we will return to Aguas Calientes to commence our period of rest and relaxation. Lunch will be included on this day. Peak altitude of 2460 meters.
We’ll spend this final day relaxing in the city of Aguas Calientes after completing our rewarding trek. Aguas Calientes is a small town nestled in the lush Urubamba Valley, serving as the gateway to the renowned Machu Picchu. It is famous for its hot springs, making it a relaxing stop for travellers before or after their visit to the ancient Inca citadel. We’ll soak in Andean luxury until we are ready to board our 3.5-hour train back to Cusco. Peak altitude of 2070 meters.
Pricing: $1460 CAD / $1070 USD per double occupancy.*
Price reduction for groups larger than 2 person - $ 170 CAD / $ 125 USD
Single supplement for private room: $ 335 CAD / $ 247 USD
- Private transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the train station
- Vistadome Train ticket from Cusco to Km 104
- Return Vistadome Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- All bus tickets around Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes
- 3-Star Hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- English-speaking tour and trail guide
- First-aid Kit
- Travel insurance
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tips to guides and to the staff
WHAT TO BRING:
- Passport (bring additional photocopies)
- A daypack for personal items
- Rain jacket
- Cap and sunglasses
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Binoculars for birdwatching enthusiasts
- Hiking boots
- Walking poles (make sure they are not metal tipped, to protect the Inca Trail’s original stone steps)
- Swimming gear and sandals (if you would like to visit the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes)