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Royal Inca Trail Tour - 5 Days

Royal Inca Trail Tours

Royal Inca Trail Tour 5D4N – Luxury Service

The Royal Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu is our private service can depart any time as long as there are permits available. Special for friends and families with young children. Highly recommend for private Machu Picchu trek groups.

A trek with Gringo Tours is the spectacular way to get to Machu Picchu, because it allows you to truly immerse yourself in the Incan history and culture, so you really appreciate MachuPicchu when you finally get and all the Happy Gringo staff will work very hard to make your Inca trek unforgettable.

Inca Trail is breathtaking, not only because you are at altitude, but because you’re smack right in the middle of the Andes. Happy Gringo will do everything possible effort from start to finish with this expedition, from the pre-trek talk to all of the transportation to and from, and everything in between. Gaining weight on this adventure hike is likely with the amazing and abundant amount of Organic Food available at every meal.

Our Inca Trail Royal group is ideal for families with young children, group of friends and/or honeymooners. With smaller groups you get the full attention to detail of our expert guides and with each trekker having a personal porter to carry 8kg of your hiking gear to enjoy the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu vacation.

Inca Trail Permits and Availability

Happy Gringo offer daily departures on the Inka Trail trek «excluding February when the Inca trail is closed».
It is highly recommended to book your Inca hike at least 4 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. Therefore, the Inca Trail Peru is available to book from March 01st to January 31st every year.

Inca Trail Campsites, 2020

→ The Inca Trail Tours 4, 5, 6 and 7 days – The campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment. for more details let us know.

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Inca Trail hike is Peru’s number one trail and one of the most well-known and popular treks in the World.

Overview on the 5 Day Royal Inca Trail Tour

The Inca Trail is Peru’s number one trail and one of the most well-known and popular treks in the World. Offering 5 days of trekking along original paved Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca sites and the beautiful landscapes. Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their lifetime. Our Inca Trail Luxury Service is special and perfect for individuals, families, group of friends and honeymooners. We offer daily departures on the Inca Trail. It is highly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 4 or 5 months in advance as permits can be sold out very quickly.

The perfect team to conquer the last capital of the Incas. The boss is the Chef, then come the porters who carry all camping equipments including organic food for the whole hike.

Helpful Information

Trip Type: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture

Hiking Distance: 45 km – 27 miles

Good For: Families with children or those who wish to take their time

Starting Altitude: 2720m – 8920 ft.

Highest Altitude: 4217 m – 13,780ft.

Longest Day: Day 2, approximately 16 km – 9.9 miles

Coldest Night: Day 2 and 3 around 0º celsius

Overall Difficulty: Moderate.

Recommendation: Permit required.

Day 1
Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 – Llactapata

We pick you up from your Hotel to take you to km-82 the starting point of the hike today is a very relaxed day for the Inca Trail. We slowly make our way along the banks of the Willka Mayu River with great views of the snow-capped peak Wacay Willka (5700m / 18500 ft). We’ll have a visit to a small Inca site Willka Raqay that is off a side spur of the main Inca Trail before heading to our main destination, the extensive Inca site of Llactapata, which is also the campsite.

Day 2
Day 2: Llactapata – Llulluchapampa - Pacaymayo

The porters will wake you up with a nice hot cup of Organic Coca tea very early in the morning, most groups would be powering ahead along the Inca Trail today and would be heading over Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point on the trail, one of the hardest and longest climbs on the Inca Trail. As we climb up to Llulluchapampa we’ll pass through various microclimates including the low sierra, cloud forest and the high puna. Then we get our second campsite which has spectacular view of the sharp Andes Mountains.

Day 3
Day 3: Pacaymayo - Ayapata - Phuyupatamarca

The second longest day of the trek crosses the last high Summits; the walking is easy with very little ups and downs to contend with. Today you get to see some of the best views and scenery of the whole Inca Trail. Including visiting two Inca sites «Runkurakay and Sayacmarca» with fantastic views of the high snow-capped peaks for most of the day and the cloud forest all around us, today is by far the most enjoyable day!

Day 4
Day 4: Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu

Today is all about the Incas; we visit 3 major sites «Phuyupatamarca, Intipata and Wiñaywayna» before we arrive to Machu Picchu itself late in the day with only a short distance left to cover, you’ll really have the opportunity to see these sites in detail, learn more about the Inca culture and Machu Picchu in preparation for your visit the following morning. Our last stretch of the Inca Trail is completely deserted this time of the day, so our arrival to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate «Inti Punku» is perfect. After we arrive to Machu Picchu we’ll head down to Puente Ruinas last night camping place.

Day 5
Day 5: Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Your team will wake you up very early in the morning, today is the highlight of the trek we head straight to the Bus Station to take the first bus to Machu Picchu. Once the Citadel opens your Tour Guide will finalize the trek with the Walking Tour, you’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during this tour you’ll visit the most important sacred temples of the citadel. After your walking tour you’ll have free time to explore the Citadel by yourself and if you have extra ticket to climb up either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

Inclusions on the 5 Day Royal Inca Trail Tour

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • ChefPorters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Personal Porter to carry 7kg of personal items
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to Km 82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Afternoon Snacks and 4 Dinners.
  • If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Machu Picchu Pueblo

Exclusions on the 5 Day Royal Inca Trail Tour

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 5
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your HIKE.

Royal Inca Trail Tour - Faqs

What you need to take?

➔Original Passport
➔ Student card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
➔ Walking boots
➔ Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
➔ Warm jacket
➔ Hat and gloves
➔ T-shirts
➔ Comfortable Trousers
➔ Sun hat
➔ Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
➔ Insect repellent
➔ Toiletries and hand sanitiser
➔ Personal medication
➔ Camera and film
➔ Torch with spare batteries

Inca Trail Tour Map to Machu Picchu 5Days/4Nights

The Inca Trail Map elevations and images, shows you the course of the classic four day – three night Inca trail treks. The hike follows all the way down the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Normally the classic Inca trail tours starts in km 82. However some Inca trail hikes begin at Km 104 and Km 88 (Here is our detailed Inca trail itinerary day-by-day breakdown of the tour).

Royal Inca Trail Map
Inca Trail Tours

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Price From USD 1,005 USD $ 930/person
Total $ 930 USD