Explore the best of Cusco City, the Sacred Valley, and the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on a complete 7-day tour. This journey is perfect for those who want to experience the highlights of Cusco and hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You can also extend the trip to more days if you wish to add some extra activities like Rainbow Mountain and Humantay Lake.

City Tour, Sacred Valley and Inca Trail 7 Days

The Inca Trail 7 days tour to Machu Picchu combines both the best of Cusco with the most popular hiking tour to Machu Picchu. Over 7 days and 6 nights, you'll be taken to explore the most iconic places of Cusco on a city tour, visit the local markets and Inca sites at the Sacred Valley, and hike the renowned 4-Day Classic Inca Trail

Cusco is the gateway to the Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail, boasting a rich history and culture with numerous places to see and activities to do. The Sacred Valley is a beautiful rural area with plenty of hiking and outdoor activities, while the Inca Trail is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world, with breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains and fascinating Inca Sites.

The journey will culminate in your visit to the majestic World Wonder of Machu Picchu, where our expert guides will accompany you to explore every nook of the site and unravel its mysteries. Come and join us to experience the best of what Cusco has to offer!

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a Cusco City + Sacred Valley + Inca Trail 7 Days tour.
  • Explore the most iconic sites of Cusco City.
  • Marvel at the Sacred Valley's towns, landfields, and colorful markets.
  • Hike the Inca Trail and explore stunning archeological sites on the way.
  • Return on the exclusive panoramic trains.
  • Book with Confidence and Flexibility

Inca Trail 7 Days at a Glance:

  • Day 1: Cusco City Tour:

Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Start your City Tour at 1:00 pm and explore its most important places: Plaza de Armas, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. Drop off at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour:

After breakfast, leave the city to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pisac Ruins, Pisac market, Moray, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo. Spend the night in a hotel in Ollantaytambo Village (Tunupa Lodge or Similar).

  • Day 3: Ollantaytambo – Ayapata:

Start your adventure with a transfer to km 82, the beginning of the trail. Hike through small villages and fascinating archeological sites for 6 hours until the first campsite, where you spend the night.

  • Day 4: Ayapata – Chaquicocha:

Start early with a cup of coffee or coca tea in your tent and prepare for the most challenging part of the Inca Trail. You will hike for about 10 hours and cross the two highest mountains: Dead Woman’s Pass and Runkurakay Pass.

  • Day 5: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna:

This is the most beautiful day as the most challenging part is over. After breakfast, start the 5-hour hike exploring stunning archeological sites along the way, such as Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna.

  • Day 6: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco:

Wake up early for the last part of the Inca Trail. Reach the Sun Gate to admire the beauty of Machu Picchu and spend the day exploring the best of the Citadel with your tour guide. In the afternoon, board the Vistadome panoramic train to Ollantaytambo and the bus back to Cusco. Drop off around 7:30 p.m. at your hotel.

  • Day 7: Depart Cusco

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport according to your departure flight.


Included:

  • Airport pick up and drop off in Cusco City
  • 2 nights hotel in Cusco (Casa Andina or similar)
  • 1-night hotel in Ollantaytambo (Tunupa Lodge or similar)
  • 3 nights camping in comfortable tents
  • All transportation from the beginning to the end
  • All entrance tickets to the places we visit
  • Personal porter for up to 7 kg
  • Porters to carry food and equipment
  • Local expert chefs prepare all meals during the trek
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • 4-person tents for every 2 people
  • Sleeping pad, personal tents, dining tent
  • Tables, chairs, and portable toilets when camping
  • First aid kit (AED, Pulse Oximeter, Oxygen tank, Satellite phones)
  • Hand towels, sheets, Pillows
  • Rain Ponchos and duffle bags
  • Vistadome panoramic train to return
  • All Taxes included

Not Included:

  • Sleeping bag, Inflatable mattresses, Trekking poles
  • Travel Insurance (Highly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • International or domestic flights

Extra hikes after the Machu Picchu tour:

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain: This mountain is optional. You will hike after the guided tour in Machu Picchu. There is an additional cost of US$75 per person to get the tickets.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: This is only recommended if you stay an extra day in Aguas Calientes town. The tickets cost US$75 per person.

Full Itinerary of the 7-day Machu Picchu hike

Day 1: Cusco City Tour

Upon arrival at the airport of Cusco, we will pick you up from the airport and drive you to your centrally located hotel in Cusco, where you can rest and enjoy the city. Later in the afternoon, at 1.00 pm, you will start a walking tour in the center of Cusco, visiting the most remarkable places like Plaza de Armas, 12-angled Stone Street, Coricancha, and the most important streets. Next, you will drive to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, and the statue of white Christ. The tour will finish back at your hotel.

  • Duration: Half-day
  • Meals: None Included
  • Tickets included
  • Hotel: Casa Andina or Similar

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour

After breakfast in your hotel, your tour guide will pick you up at 7.30 am to drive to Mirador Taray, where you will have the most amazing view of the Sacred Valley. Next, you will drive to Pisac ruins, Pisac Market, and Urubamba, where you will have lunch in a restaurant prepared with fresh local products.

After lunch, you will drive to the circular terraces of Moray, visit the Salineras of Maras, and finally see the fortress of Ollantaytambo. You will spend the night in a hotel near Ollantaytambo town.

  • Duration: Full day
  • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, buffet lunch in Urubamba
  • Entrance tickets included
  • Hotel: Tunupa Lodge or Similar

Day 3: Ollantaytambo – Km 82 – Llactapata - Ayapata 

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel around 8:00 am. Then, you will meet the Inca Trail group and drive in a van to KM 82, the beginning of the Inca Trail. On the first day, you will hike for 6 hours along meandering streams and visit local villages and beautiful archeological sites. The first campsite is Ayapata, located at 3300m – 10826ft.

  • Distance: 14 km / 8 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Runkuraqay – Chaquicocha

After a long night’s sleep, start at the campsite with a cup of coffee in your tent and prepare for the most challenging day of the Inca Trail 7 days to Machu Picchu. Today’s hike is about 10 hours, crossing two mountains. The first mountain takes 4 hours up to the Inca Trail’s highest point, Dead Woman’s Pass (4215m - 13829ft), then 2 more hours downhill to Pacaymayu for a well-earned lunch. After lunch, Climb for 2 hours to the second mountain, Runkuraqay Pass (4000 m / 13123 ft), then another 2 hours down to the second campsite at Chaquicocha.

  • Campsite Altitude: 3600m – 11811ft
  • Highest altitude: 4215m - 13829ft
  • Distance: 16km / 9 miles
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

Day 5: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

After the most demanding and challenging part, you can relax with a relatively easy 5 hours hike to the Inca Trail’s last campsite. The route is highly varied with different ecosystems, magnificent panoramic views of the Vilcabamba Mountain range, and beautiful Inca sites such as; Phuyupatamarca (City in the Clouds), Intipata (Terraces of the Sun), and Wiñay Wayna (Forever young). This last one is our lunch place and also the final campsite. After lunch, visit the fantastic Wiñaywayna Incas site and enjoy the last dinner with a special farewell surprise!

  • Campsite Altitude: 2600 m – 8530 ft
  • Distance: 10 km / 6 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 6: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

On the final and most important day, wake up early and prepare to discover the 15th-century Lost Inca Citadel. After a 1 hour hike, you will arrive at the Sun Gate, where you will have an incredible Machu Picchu first view. If the weather allows, you will experience the most fantastic sunrise over the Lost City of the Incas. Machu Picchu was abandoned for unknown reasons in the 16th century, and with this, the primary and most crucial access was the Classic Inca Trail. Your expert mountain guide will take you to explore the best of Machu Picchu, learn the citadel’s mysteries, and learn the history of the last days of the great Inca Civilization. Later in the afternoon, board the Panoramic Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo and a private van to Cusco. Arrive at your hotel around 7:30 pm.

  • Highest altitude: 2700m -8858ft
  • Distance: 6km / 3 miles
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Hotel: Casa Andina or Similar
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 7: Depart Cusco

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport according to your departure flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to the airport

You can stay longer and visit Humantay Lake or Rainbow Mountain; request a quote for extra nights in the hotel and a special offer for additional day tours!

Inca Trail 7 days 6 nights tour packing list

The Inca Trail Tour 7 days is a complete package that includes city tours in Cusco, Sacred Valley, and the Inca Trail hike. During the 7 days of the tour, you will stay in hotels in Cusco, The Sacred Valley, and Camping on the Inca Trail.

When you stay in a hotel, you will have all your luggage; TreXperience will transfer your bags when we change the hotel. During the Inca Trail trek, you will only travel with duffle bags provided by TreXperience; the rest of your luggage must stay in your hotel.

We will provide duffel bags for the 4-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, in which you can put 7 kg; this must include your sleeping bag and air mattress. You will also have a backpack. You must carry your bag during the day when hiking the Inca Trail. We recommend a maximum of about 5 to 8 kg.

What to Pack for the city tour in Cusco?

The city tour in Cusco takes around 4 hours; you will only take a small backpack with essentials for the afternoon tour. Your luggage will be at the hotel in Cusco: 

  • A small backpack for the tour; note that you will be hiking when visiting the different sites.
  • A comfortable pair of walking shoes: You'll be doing a lot of walking on your tour
  • A hat or sunglasses: The sun can be pretty strong in Cusco.
  • Sunscreen: Important to put on sunscreen if you don't want sunburning.
  • Rain gear, have a rain poncho or jacket with you always
  • Warm clothes; the weather can be chilly in the afternoons.
  • A bottle of water: Staying hydrated is always good and helps with the altitude.
  • Snacks: If you get hungry during the tour.
  • A camera: Of course, you'll want to take pictures.

What to pack for the Sacred Valley tour?

During the Sacred Valley when we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, you must travel with all your luggage to the Sacred Valley. The Hotel is in Ollantaytambo, near the Inca Trail.

Your big luggage will stay in the car, and during the Sacred Valley tour, you will explore with a small backpack. In the bag, you must take the following:

  • Warm clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Passport and important documents
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Extra money

What to pack for the Inca Trail Hike?

During the Inca Trail, you will be camping out in the mountains. You will only travel with essential equipment for the 4-day trek; your luggage must return to Cusco. We will transfer your luggage from the Sacred Valley and keep it in our office in Cusco; on the last day, we will deliver it to your hotel. 

What will you have on the daypack during the Inca Trail hike?

  • Original passport: You will need it to enter Machu Picchu.
  • Plastic Ponchos: TreXperience will provide you with a reusable plastic poncho.
  • Sunscreen: You will hike in open spaces exposed to direct sunlight; bring the correct sunscreen or buy it in Cusco before heading for the trek. Also, get some lip protectors.
  • Toilet paper: You will find the toilet from the locals; you must always carry toilet paper in your backpack.
  • Insect repellent: Apply insect repellent every day and wear long sleeves.
  • 1 rain jacket, 1 warm/winter jacket: The temperature will be icy in the first two nights; keep a jacket while hiking.
  • Snacks: We recommend bringing energy bars, granolas, chocolate, and candies.
  • Water Container: You need a container of at least 2 liters of water: camel bag, reusable bottle.
  • Flashlight or Headlamp: You must walk around the camp and use the restroom.
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Bring a sun hat with a neck cover, gloves, and a bennie for nighttime and early mornings.
  • Extra Money in Cash: Around 600 soles (200. USD) for the Inca Trail; make sure to have some small coins, this is emergency money, and you will not spend all of it.
  • Personal medication: Bring band-aids, Diamox, Pepto, Ibuprofen, Imodium, motion sickness pills, and feminine products.
  • Devices: Cameras, cellphones for photos.

What you will have on the duffle bag:

  • The sleeping bag: The first 2 nights during the Inca Trail can be below 0 degrees Celsius; you will need a suitable sleeping bag that can withstand -10 degrees Celsius. You can bring your own or rent it from us.
  • Hiking Boots: Lightweight and waterproof, we strongly recommend using hiking boots instead of sports shoes; in addition, please ensure you have used them before to avoid blisters.
  • Sandals: After a long day hike, you must wear light clothes and shoes at the campsite. For this reason, we recommend that you wear sneakers or sandals.
  • 6 pairs of wool hiking socks: To use them with trekking boots.
  • 3 pairs of light socks: You will wear them at night or walk around in sandals at the campsite.
  • 5+ pairs of underwear: Just in case, please bring more things in case they get wet
  • 2 or 3 hiking pants: Breathable. Ladies' leggings are also perfect.
  • 1 Sweatpant: For the evenings and early morning
  • 5 sets of t-shirts: Long-sleeved shirts are better
  • Trekking poles: We strongly recommend bringing your own or renting them from us.
  • Inflatable mattresses: We provide foam mattresses; however, you can bring or rent air mattresses for more comfort.

Price for the Inca Trail 7 days to Machu Picchu

Price per person: 

Price is based on room occupancy

  • From US$ 898 - Adults
  • From US$ 858 - Children and students

To book the Inca Trail 7-day tour, 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:

  • US$ 40 off per person

All travelers under 17 have a $40 discount. If you are 25 years old or under when traveling, you can get the discount with your Student ID. Please send us an email to receive a code for the discount.

Valid Student ID for the 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
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Invalid Student IDs:

Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:

  • Traveler is older than 25
  • Expired ID
  • Student ID without expiration date
  • ISIC cards are not valid. 
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Inca Trail 7 Days FAQs

What is the difference between the Classic Inca Trail 4 days and the Inca Trail 7 days?

  •  The Classic Inca Trail, 4 days to Machu Picchustarts at Km 82 (Piscacucho village) and takes you hiking and camping through the mountains until Machu Picchu.
  • The Inca Trail 7 days tour starts with a city tour in Cusco, a Sacred Valley tour. This is 7 days tour full of Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Where does the 7-day Inca Trail start?

You must book a domestic flight to Cusco to participate in this package. The Inca Trail 7 days start in Cusco city and takes you exploring the Sacred Valley, the Classic Inca Trail, and finally, Machu Picchu. 

Which places we visit during the Cusco city tour?

On the first day, you will have an afternoon City tour of the Cusco, and you will be visiting: 

  • The Plaza de Armas of Cusco
  • The twelve-angled stone street
  • Loreto street
  • Coricancha
  • Sacsayhuaman
  • Qenqo
  • Puka Pukara
  • Tambomachay
  • Statue of white christ

Which places we visit during the Sacred Valley Tour?

On the second day, you will have a full-day Sacred Valley tour. You will visit the following places. 

  • Mirador Taray
  • Pisac Ruins
  • Pisac Market
  • Lunch in Urubamba
  • Terraces of Moray
  • Salineras of Maras
  • Ollantaytambo

What type of accommodation is included?

We include 3-star hotels during our stay in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The hotel’s rooms are based on double occupancy. We don’t charge any single supplement for solo travelers (This policy only applies to direct bookings).

During the Inca Trail, you will be provided with comfortable 4-people tents for every 2 travelers. You can also request a single tent at no extra charge.

Is this package a private tour?

No, you will join a small group during the tours around the city and the Classic Inca Trail. 

Do I need to arrive 2 days before the tour date?

No, the Inca Trail 7 days package already includes the 2 days to acclimatize that we will spend exploring the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. 

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