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7 days / $ 2119
Kim MacQuarry

The short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu gives hikers like you exclusive access to enter the famous citadel through the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), just like the Incas did centuries ago.

Get a taste of the Inca Trail on this package that combines comfort and adventure. Acclimate for your trek while visiting the scenic villages and ruins around the Sacred Valley. On the 4th day, travel by train to the trailhead at Kilometer 104. This portion of the Inca Trail takes you past the stunning ruins of Wiñay Wayna and ends at the Sun Gate entrance to Machu Picchu. Sleep at a comfortable hotel in town and then return the next to get a full tour of the majestic ruins. Finally, return to Cusco and immerse yourself in the charms of this historic city.

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Upon arrival at the Lima airport, meet our Inca Expert Travel representative for a transfer to your Lima hotel.

If arriving early, you can also take in scenic Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima's gorgeous coastline.

Meet your guide at the Cusco airport for a scenic trip to the Sacred Valley. Your private tour visits the town of Pisac and the Inca ruins perched on the hillside above the valley. After your tour, relax in the peaceful surroundings of your hotel as you acclimate to the altitude.

Meet your guide to explore more of the Sacred Valley. Your private tour visits the concentric circle terraces of Moray which descend nearly 500 feet into the earth, the multi-hued salt pans of Maras, and the monolithic fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel and get some rest before your trek the next day.

Transfer to the train station and board the train in Ollantaytambo. Disembark at the trailhead at KM 104 where your hiking journey begins. Pass archeological sites and admire stunning Andean landscapes all the way to the mystic Sun Gate into Machu Picchu.

Enjoy your first views of the Inca citadel before taking the short bus ride to Aguas Calientes for the night.

Rise early, eat breakfast at your hotel, and walk to the nearby bus station for the drive up to Machu Picchu.

Enjoy a two-hour tour of this majestic Inca citadel, take some time to take in the views and enjoy your accomplishment. Then head down to the train station in Aguas Calientes pueblo to begin the journey back to Cusco.

Begin your day with a private guided tour of Cusco’s most important sites. Start with a visit to the Cusco Cathedral and Qoricancha. Later, see the impressive ruins of Sacsayhuaman.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure. Shop with locals at San Pedro Market or wander the streets of bohemian San Blas.

Enjoy a final breakfast at your Cusco hotel. Then meet our representative for a transfer to the airport to begin your journey back home.

You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s wonders.

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