Private Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu is our luxury private tour service. This Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu can depart at any time as long as there are permits available.
An expedition with Happy Gringo Tours is an amazing way to get to Machu Picchu. Our guides would share many insights which would immerse you in the Incan history and culture.
Our tour guides will make sure that you will be aware of the history and facts before reaching the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The whole Happy Gringo team works very hard to offer an unforgettable and an authentic experience.
The Private Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu is breathtaking, not only because you are at altitude, but because you’re smack right in the middle of the Andes.
Happy Gringo Tours will take care of everything from start to finish. From the pre-trek briefing to logistics, our experienced crew will demonstrate the Peruvian hospitality. You will learn a lot about the Inca sites on this four day hike through cloud forest.
Our Private Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu is ideal for families with young children, groups of friends and/or honeymooners. You will be getting complete attention and details about the sites from our expert local guides. Each hiker will be having a personal porter to carry 8 kgs of hiking gear. So you can simply relax and enjoy your Private Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu, lost city of the Incas.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you through the Sacred Valley of Incas to Ollantaytambo train station.
Here, you will be boarding the Aguas Calientes bound train and will be getting down at Km.82. This is the trailhead of the Inca Trail Tour. The local authorities will be verifying your passport and your Inca Trail permit.
The first two hours of the trail will be on a flat surface to Llactapata archaeological site. After a guided tour of the complex, we will be hiking for another two hours to our lunch camp. Here we will be serving you an exquisite Organic and nutritious meal.
After lunch comes the first uphill but you’ll get some time for breaks and continue for another couple hours to reach our first campsite Ayapata- Base camp.
We will begin the day with an organic breakfast. Then we will be hiking up the hill for five hours to the highest point of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Dead Woman’s pass locally known as Warmi Wanusca at (4215 meters/13779 feet).
This is the most challenging part of the Inca Trail. We will have a short break here so you can rest and rejuvenate.
We will then start hiking for two hours down the hill through original Inca steps. These are quite steep steps. We will then reach our campsite for lunch.
After lunch, we will be hiking for another two hours up the hill. On our way, we will be stopping at different Inca sites.
The popular ones are Runkurakay and Sayamarca. From Sayamarca it’s a 30 minutes hike to our exclusive campsite in Chaquicocha.
After relishing a typical breakfast, we will begin the third day of this 4 Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu by hiking to the last mountain pass, Phuyupatamarca. This is the best area to witness the highland flora and fauna.
In Quechua, Phuyupatamarca means “City in the Clouds” and IntiPata ” Sun above the terraces” .
We will then stop for lunch at our campsite. After lunch we will hike to the iconic site, Winay Wayña “Forever Young”. This is one of the interesting sites on the Inca Trail. After a guided tour of the ruins we will walk back to our campsite for dinner.
After dinner, we will be bidding goodbye to our porters.
The highlight while you hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We will be leaving the campsite early in the morning to Inti Punku or Sun gate. You will get the first sight of Machu Picchu citadel from here.
We will then hike down to the citadel. We will be giving you a two hours guided tour. After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains, our guide will be directing you to the trail head.
After a half day tour of Machu Picchu, you will be taking a bus to Aguas Calientes. Here we will be serving lunch at a local restaurant. At around 04:00 PM, we will be taking a train back to Ollantaytambo.
Our representative will be meeting you on arrival and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be returning to Cusco by 09:30 PM.
Very pleased with the tour and our guide, Mike. He is excellent in trekking and knows a lot. Highly recommend Happy Gringo Tours.