The Luxury Inca Trail 5 days to Machu Picchu is an unforgettable experience that combines adventure, history, and luxury for an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Andes.

Luxury Inca Trail of 5 days

The Luxury Inca Trail 5 Days offers a more upscale experience than the traditional Inca Trail, with luxurious accommodations and personalized service. Discover the iconic Inca Trail with our Exclusive Private Luxury tours to Machu Picchu and explore the ancient Inca Sites with an exclusive tour guide, enjoy the freshly prepared Peruvian gourmet meals, relax with our Inca massage sessions and Pachamama ceremony, camp in the mountains with our luxury camping equipment, and board the panoramic trains to return.

Tour Highlights:

  • Hike the Inca Trail with an exclusive team of Porters, Chefs, and Tour guides.
  • Luxury Camping (Queen/twin size camping cots, chairs, tables).
  • Enjoy our Inca Massage sessions and hot showers.
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu twice (For sunset and sunrise).
  • Taste the best of Peruvian cuisine prepared by your local chef.
  • Book with Confidence and Flexibility

Luxury Inca Trail 5 Days at a Glance!

Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Llactapata – Wayllabamba

Pick you up from your hotel at 6:30 am and drive to KM. 82, the beginning of the Inca Trail. After breakfast, pass the checkpoint, and you will start hiking for 6 hours to the campsite located at Wayllabamba Village (3000 m / 9843 ft.)

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañuska – Pacaymayu

Wake up with a cup of coffee or tea in your hotel and get ready for the most challenging day of the trek. You will start with a 4-hour ascend to Llulluchapampa for lunch (3800m /12467 ft). After lunch, it is another 2-hour uphill to Dead Woman’s Pass (4215m / 13829ft). Once on top, you will take some time to explore and enjoy the vistas before going down for 2-hours to the base camp.

Day 3: Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca

After breakfast, you will ascend to the second mountain called RuncuRaccay pass (4000m – 13123ft) for 2 hours and then another 4 hours to the 3rd campsite. Along the way, you will visit several archeological sites, RuncuRaccay, Sayacmarca., Conchamarca, and camp at Phuyupatamarca. Perfect place to stargaze!

Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu Pueblo

Phuyupatamarca offers the best views of the whole Inca Trail; you will witness a spectacular sunrise over the mountain. Next, you will begin a 6-hour hike to Machu Picchu. You will visit the Intipata Inca site, Wiñaywayna, and arrive at the Sungate, from where you will have a unique view of Machu Picchu. Spend in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5:  Machu Picchu (Lost City of The Incas) – Cusco

After breakfast at the hotel, catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu. The citadel’s guided tour takes about 3 to 4 hours, visiting Machu Picchu’s best climb, Huayna Picchu (optional). Lunch is in Machu Picchu hotel. Later, take the Exclusive Panoramic train back to Cusco.


Included:

  • Safety briefing the day before the tour at 6:00 pm in your hotel
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of the tour
  • All transportation during the duration of the trek
  • Duffle bags up to 20 kilos for your stuff to be carried by porters
  • Professional, highly trained mountain tour guides
  • Experience chefs, porters
  • 3 nights camping in the mountains with luxury equipment
  • Hot showers and private toilet tents
  • One night 4-star hotel in Agua Calientes (Tierra Viva or similar)
  • All meals during the trek with local ingredients
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes from Machu Picchu
  • Airbed, camping cots, and all camping equipment
  • Last day Lunch at Machu Picchu at Tinkuy restaurant
  • Panoramic Exclusive train on the last day to come back to Cusco

Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance
  • First Breakfast, Last day Dinner
  • Tips for your trekking staff

Important to know before booking:

  • Only available on a private tour
  • 4-star hotel included (Based on twin room occupied for 2 people)
  • Veg, Vegan, GF, and LF meals on request

Full Itinerary of the Deluxe Inca Trail

Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Llactapata – Hatunchaca

After breakfast in your hotel, meet your tour guide at 5:00 am and drive to KM. 82, the beginning of the Inca Trail. After meeting the trekking team, you will enter the checkpoint and start hiking for 6 hours to the campsite located at Hatunchaca Village (3000 m / 9843 ft.). The first part of the hike it’s a relatively easy two-hour walk to Patallacta Inca Site, the first Inca site along the Inca Trail. After a delicious lunch from a unique, secluded location, we will enjoy this ancient city's breathtaking views throughout. We will walk for another two hours to the first campsite located in Hatunchaca Village, arriving at approximately 4:00 pm. Your tent, a snack, and a hot drink will be waiting for you. There will be time to rest, shower, massage, and enjoy the view of the mountains before dinner.  

  • Campsite Altitude: 3000 m / 9843 ft.
  • Highest altitude: 3000 m / 9843 ft.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles
  • Meals: Lunch, tea time, dinner 
  • Accommodation: Camping, massage, and drinks available
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Day 2: Hatunchaca – Warmiwañuska – Pacaymayu

We will wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or coca tea. This day will be the most challenging, and after breakfast, it’s a 4-hour trek uphill to Llulluchapampa, where we will enjoy a well-earned lunch. Later, continue 2 hours uphill to Dead Woman’s Pass at 4215m / 13829ft; this is the highest point along the Inca trail. At the summit, we will take time to appreciate the serenity of this location while your guide completes a traditional offering ceremony to the Apus (local Gods); after a 2-hour downhill trek to Pacaymayu Valley, where we will eat dinner and spend the night.

  • Campsite Altitude: 3600m – 11811ft
  • Highest altitude: 4215m / 13829ft
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping, massage, and drinks available
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

Day 3: Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca

After breakfast, we will start the climb to the second mountain. The second pass is an easier 2-hour climb, and we will take time to explore two Inca sites along the way: RuncuRaccay and Sayacmarca. Both of them are located in the cloud forest – offering magnificent views – It’s then a 20-minute walk to the lunch place at Chaquicocha (dry lake, 3600m / 11811 ft.). Fed and energized, we will continue for two more hours until our campsite at Phuyupatamarka (City in the Clouds) with spectacular views of the Urubamba River and the Machu Picchu mountain Intipata (Terraces of the Sun). You can admire a beautiful sunset over the Vilcabamba mountain range before dinner, with an unobstructed view of the constellations. This is the perfect place to stargaze!

  • Campsite Altitude: 3600m – 11811ft
  • Highest altitude: 4000m – 13123ft
  • Distance: 13 km / 8 miles
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping, massage, and drinks available
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu Pueblo

With the hard part well and truly over, you can relax and enjoy the easiest and arguably most exciting day of the trek. Today’s route is extremely varied, and it is only a 5-hour walk to Machu Picchu. Along the way, you will pass through several different ecosystems. We will visit two Inca sites, Phuyupatamarca (City in the Clouds), with spectacular views of the Urubamba River and the Machu Picchu mountain and Intipata (Terraces of the Sun). At Intipata, there will be time to rest and take in your magical surroundings.

We will reach Wiñaywayna at approximately 11:00 am to have lunch. You can then enjoy some free time to relax and unwind in this important Inca site – where your guide will explain the history of this fantastic location. After lunch, we will walk for an hour to the Sungate, taking in the stunning views along the way. On a clear day, you can watch the spectacular sunset over Machu Picchu from the Sungate, which is truly an unforgettable sight. We will then start our one-hour descent towards Macchu Picchu. We will arrive late and take photos of the sacred Inca city while it is almost empty. Later, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, have dinner in a Local Restaurant, and spend the night in a hotel.

  • Campsite Altitude: 2000 m / 6562 ft.
  • Highest altitude: 3600m – 11811ft
  • Distance: 10km – 6 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: 4-star hotel (Tierra Viva or similar)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 5:  Machu Picchu (Lost City of The Incas) – Cusco

On our final day, we must get up very early to prepare for the highlight of your TreXperience, visiting Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. We will go straight to the line to wait for the first bus going up to Machu Picchu. Arriving at the sky brightening, you can watch the spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu on a clear day, which is truly an unforgettable sight. Your guide will take you on a 3 to 4-hour comprehensive tour of the city before leaving you in Machu Picchu to explore on your own or climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked as far in advance as possible). After finishing the tour, you will have lunch at Tinkuy Restaurant in Machu Picchu to take the Exclusive Panoramic train back to Cusco, where the Deluxe Inca Trail ends. 

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast (hotel), Lunch ( Machu Picchu)
  • Difficulty: Easy

Luxury Inca Trail 5 days packing list

If you plan to trek the Luxury Inca Trail for 5 days, it's important to pack wisely to ensure you have everything you need. Here is a suggested packing list for the Luxury Inca Trail:

Clothing:

  • Hiking boots (broken in and comfortable)
  • Hiking socks
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Fleece or down jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirts (for sun protection and warmth)
  • T-shirts or tank tops
  • Hiking pants or shorts
  • Hat or cap (for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses

Accessories:

  • Daypack (30-40L)
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Water bottles or hydration system (2L capacity)
  • Snacks (energy bars, trail mix, etc.)
  • Personal medication (if needed)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Lip balm

Optional items:

  • Camera or phone with a camera
  • Binoculars
  • Portable charger or power bank
  • Travel pillow
  • Swimsuit (if staying in a lodge with a pool)

Note: It's important to pack light and bring only the essentials, as the trek has weight restrictions (a maximum of 10 kg). Additionally, the luxury accommodations provide bedding, so you do not need to bring a sleeping bag or mattress.

Price of Luxury Inca Trail 5 days tour

The final price is based on your group size; we only organize private tours.

Number of Travelers Price per person
1US$ 4100
2US$ 2980
3US$ 2800
4US$ 2600
5US$ 2400
6US$ 2200
7US$ 2000
8+US$ 1900

To book the Luxury Trail to Machu Picchu, you need to make an initial payment of US$ 400 per person; the remaining balance can be paid online or at our office in Cusco with any card and without booking fees. 


Student Discount:

All travelers under 17 will have a US$ 40 discount. If you are 25 years old or under when traveling, you can get a US$ 40 discount with a valid student ID. Would you please advise by email to give you a code for the discount?

Valid Student ID for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu:

To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:

  • 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
  • The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
  • The ID must have a valid expiration date
Machu Picchu Valid student ID

Invalid Student IDs:

Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:

  • Traveler is older than 25 years old
  • Expired ID
  • Student ID without expiration date
  • ISIC cards are not valid. 
Invalid student ID for Machu Picchu

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Luxury Inca Trail 5 days  frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days:

What is the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days?

The Luxury Inca Trail 5 days is a trekking experience on the famous Inca Trail in Peru that offers luxury camping with comfortable beds, hot showers, and gourmet meals prepared by skilled chefs. The trek covers approximately 42 kilometers, starting from the km 82 point of the railroad to Machu Picchu and taking 5 days to complete.

What is the difference between the Luxury Inca Trail and the regular Inca Trail?

The Luxury Inca Trail 5 days offer a more comfortable and personalized experience than the regular Inca Trail. It provides luxury camping and 4-star hotel, gourmet meals, and personalized service. The regular Inca Trail offers more basic camping accommodations.

How do I book the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days?

You can book the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days through a reputable tour operator that offers this experience. It is recommended to book in advance, as permits are limited, and the trek is popular and can sell out quickly.

Do I need a permit to trek the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days?

Yes, a permit is required to trek the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days, just like the regular Inca Trail. The permit is issued by the Peruvian government and is limited to a certain number of trekkers per day.

What is the best time of year to trek the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days?

The best time to trek the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. However, it is possible to trek during the rainy season, which runs from November to March, but it may be more challenging due to the weather.

What kind of physical fitness is required for the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days?

The Luxury Inca Trail 5 days is a moderate to challenging trek requiring reasonable fitness and preparation. Engaging in regular exercise and practicing trekking with a backpack is recommended before embarking on the trek.

What should I pack for the Luxury Inca Trail 5 days?

It is recommended to pack light and bring only the essentials, as there are weight restrictions on the trek. A suggested packing list includes hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, and pants, warm clothing layers, a daypack, trekking poles, water bottles or hydration system, snacks, personal medication, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat or cap for sun protection. It is also recommended to bring a camera, binoculars, and a portable charger.

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