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Cusco & the Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu


Hike the best and last stretch to Machu Picchu
5 days starting at $1,299/Person

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Hike the last stretch of the world famous Inca Trail to the World Wonder of Machu Picchu as you take in the authentic highlights of Peru on this once in a lifetime adventure. If you’re short on time but still want the experience of hiking part of the Inca Trail this is one of the most rewarding challenges where you will get to witness sunrise at the other-worldly site of Machu Picchu. You’ll take in the beauty of the Sacred Valley and the Inca Capital of Cusco which is an equally rewarding experience for both history buffs and casual visitors.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:

  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations

What you will experience in a day of travel


Sunrise at Machu Picchu

Tour of Machu Picchu

Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Mountains

Vistadome Train

Dinner in Cusco

5 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Days 1-3

Cusco & the Sacred Valley

  • Private tour of Cusco’s highlights including aerial city views from Sacsayhuaman.
  • Inca past meets Peru’s present in the Sacred Valley: explore the land of Inca.
  • Peruvian Paso horse demonstration groomed and bred at Wayra Ranch.

From the Temple of the Sun and Cathedral to the Inca Citadel of Sacsayhuaman and all the secret stops in between, Cusco is just ripe with historical stops and archaeological sites. Explore the mystical Sacred Valley surrounded by the peaks of the Andes and marvel at its unfathomable scenery, history and archaeology. The days are filled to the brim with unforgettable views and cultural strongholds, but you can take everything at a leisurely pace!

Days 3-4

Express Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Walk in the historic footsteps of the Inca on the famous trail to Machu Picchu.
  • The big event: See the sunrise & stay overnight at Machu Picchu!
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu and gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge.

8 miles, Inca complexes and a maximum altitude of over 8,690 ft. lie between you and the ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu as you depart on what is one of the most unforgettable travel adventures. If you’re short on time but want to experience hiking in the footsteps of the Incas, this is the perfect experience. Staying overnight in a hotel at the foot of Machu Picchu, you’ll be rewarded the following morning with watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu in one of the quietest hours of the day. You’ll have this profound experience almost entirely to yourself, as you soak in the fruits of your labor. Throughout the express Inca Trail and at Machu Picchu, your guide will provide you with all the facts, figures and legends while making sure you avoid the crowds to get the most from this once in a lifetime experience.

Days 4-5

Cusco

  • Scenic 1st Class Vistadome train ride through the Sacred Valley to Cusco.
  • Free evening to explore Cusco’s main plaza, cobbled streets and surroundings.
  • Taste the best Peruvian ‘fusion’ cuisine in the heart of the Inca Capital.

Having explored Cusco in more detail earlier on in the tour, you’ll now be able to enjoy the city’s beauty and vibrancy on your own. The Inca capital is also home to a number of incredible restaurants and romantic bars that will keep you entertained all night. Many visitors even like to add an extra day in Cusco to give them more time to soak up the atmosphere, shop for high-quality alpaca garments and taste some of the local delicacies in Cusco’s top restaurants.

Cusco & the Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

(price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$1,649 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$1,819 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$2,479 /person
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Save Money by Traveling in Group Excursions
Your tour can depart on any day of the year, the group tours are more economical and based on a price estimate below including simple “Classic” bed & breakfast accommodations, these hotels can be upgraded upon request. Each day you will join to meet new travelers at each destination, and a highly specialized guide for every excursion. Individuals traveling alone will not be sharing accommodation or transfers, and should expect a 30-40% increase in the per person price.

All prices online are based on 2 people traveling together, discounts available if you are more than 2 traveling together.

$1299 /person
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