Cusco, Peru

Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

The historic Inca Trail is commonly referred to as one of the best hiking trails the world has to offer. It's also a route that you need no prior experience to do - just a comfortable pair of boots and Alpaca Expeditions as your trusted guide. You will cover 43KM (26 miles) in 3.5 days of hiking - climbing passed two mountain peaks and stopping by numerous ruins along the way. This is the only hike that allows you to go directly through the Sun Gate into Machu Picchu - seeing the amazing ruins from above for the first time. But please book early, because permits sell out months in advance.

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4 Days / 3 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion, Connect with Nature and Historical Sites


English and Spanish
You will have local, English-speaking guides with you for the entire trek!

Physical Activity

Challenging workout


Mountains and Small Towns/Villages


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Alpaca Expeditions

Locally Owned Tour Operator
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Speaks: English and Spanish


  • Hike the incredible Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas!
  • Go with a 100% Peruvian team, with highly trained bilingual guides who are all from villages in the Sacred Valley
  • High quality, reliable camping gear provided and delicious meals prepared along the way
  • Support from a team of porters (that Alpaca Expeditions calls "the Green Army") who will help to carry gear and food.
  • Trip supports Alpaca Expeditions commitment to fair wages and many community and environmental projects in the region



Book well in advance as permits are required to enter Machu Picchu. Tours depart early in the morning on Day 1 - expect full days!


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


3 Nights Camping


Bilingual guide and Local guide (not bilingual)


All meals included
There will be porters and chefs who accompany your group on the trek and they will prepare delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of the trek, along with a happy hour of tea and snacks. All food restrictions will be honored.


Private van, Train and Hike

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Alpaca Expeditions

Locally Owned Tour Operator

Hike the Inca Trail or alternative treks to Machu Picchu with this 100% Peruvian company who is leading the way in providing quality and sustainable experiences to travelers. Their entire team grew up in villages around the city with tales of the greatness of the Incas. They pride themselves on both the care and quality of their tours as well as their unparalleled commitment to supporting their community and leaving no negative impact on the planet. They are excited to show you their homeland and help you fall in love with Peru.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You will depart from Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo on Day 1 to begin the trek. Pick up can be arranged from most hotels and you will coordinate this in advance. The location on the map shows the Alpaca Expeditions office.
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