Enjoy the true highlights of Cusco, Sacred Valley, Rainbow Mountain, and the Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu in a 7-day adventure. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to dive deep into our culture and history while reconnecting with the most incredible nature. As you go on the way, you will experience surreal mountain settings, step in the Incas' footprints, and crown with a visit to Macchu Picchu through the mythical SunGate.

Discover the best that Cusco offers with its most unique landmarks that you will make to fly right away.

Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu – 7 Days

If you're up for cultural immersion and stunning nature, then you'll come to the right place. This 7-day Inca Trail Express starts in the charming Cusco, where you'll get to explore the city's best attractions, including spectacular Inca palaces and the modern monuments built during the Spanish colonization. At the Sacred Valley, you're in for a full-day adventure through its colorful markets and exploration of stunning archeological sites like Ollantaytambo and Pisaq.

After two days, why not spice things up by taking the short version of the Inca Trail? The highlight of this hike is arriving through the Sun Gate, which offers surreal views of Machu Picchu in the distance. On the last day, you'll tour the fantastic Rainbow Mountain, where you'll test your endurance while getting rewarded by alpacas and the beautiful Andean scenery.

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore Cusco, Sacred Valley’s Inca Sites, and Local markets.
  • Hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley with picnic meals.
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Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

Upon your arrival at Cusco Airport, you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

  • Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour – Ollantaytambo

After breakfast in your hotel, you'll have a full-day exploration of the Sacred Valley. Visit Pisaq, Chinchero, Moray, and the Maras Salt Mines. At the end of the trip, stay in a hotel near the town of Ollantaytambo.

  • Day 3: Short Inca Trail – Aguas Calientes

Start with an early train trip from Ollantaytambo to Chachabamba (km 104), the starting point of the Inca Trail. Then, Hike for 7 hours to Machu Picchu, enjoying the stunning views from the Sun Gate. Stay in a hotel in Aguas Calientes for the night.

  • Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour – Return to Cusco

Explore the 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu with your tour guide. In the afternoon, board the Vistadome Panoramic train and our transport back to Cusco. Arrive around 7:30 pm.

  • Day 5: Cusco City Tour

Today, you'll explore the best of Cusco City with your guide. Walk through the Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, and Qoricancha. Then, visit the Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara. 

  • Day 6: Rainbow Mountain Tour

Rise early for a full-day trip to Rainbow Mountain. You will hike for about 3-hours and take in the breathtaking views of the Red Valley. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Cusco.

  • Day 7: Transfer Out

Last day in Cusco. We'll bid farewell by taking you to the airport or bus station.


Included:

  • Airport transfers in Cusco
  • 6 nights of exclusive hotels
  • All Transportation during 7 days.
  • Entrance ticket to all places we visit
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Bus up and down from Machu Pichu
  • Train tickets to Inca Trail (Expedition or Voyager)
  • Panoramic Trains to return (Vistadome or 360)
  • First Aid, Satellite Phone, Oxygen tank
  • All taxes Included

Not Included:

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hayna Picchu Mountain or Montaña
  • Tips (Optional)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

Optional hikes after the Machu Picchu tour:

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain – This ticket costs $75 per person. You climb after the Machu Picchu tour, which takes 2 hours roundtrip; you need to book far in Advance.
  • Machu Picchu Montaña – Also called Machu Picchu Mountain, it is the highest mountain, and climbing takes almost 3 hours; the cost is $75 per person.

Full Itinerary of the Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu 7 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

Upon arrival at Cusco Airport, you will meet your tour guide and transfer to your centrally located hotel. You will have the afternoon free to acclimatize to the altitude. make sure you rest up, because adventure is on the cards all day tomorrow.

  • Transfers included
  • Meals not included
  • Hotel: Hilton Garden or similar

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour – Ollantaytambo

After breakfast in your hotel, your tour guide will pick you up at 8:00 am and take you on a full-day tour to explore the best of the Sacred Valley. You will visit the Awanacancha alpaca center, Pisac Market, Pisaq Inca Site, Moray, Maras salt mines, and Ollantaytambo, and spend the night in a hotel near the town Ollantaytambo.

  • Exclusive Transportation included
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included
  • Entrance tickets included
  • Hotel: Casa Andina Valle or similar

Day 3: Short Inca Trail – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and drive to Ollantaytambo’s train station; here, you will take the first train to Chachabamba (km 104), where the Inca Trail Express begins. After the checkpoint, you will hike for 7 hours to Machu Picchu. You will visit Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, and Sun Gate on the way. Stay in a hotel in Aguas Calientes for the night.

  • All Transportation Included
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Tickets Machu Picchu and Inca Trail Included
  • Hotel: Tierra Viva or similar

Day 4: Machu Picchu Tour – Return to Cusco

Wake up early and explore the 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu with your tour guide. The guided tour takes around 3 to 4 hours. In the afternoon, take the Vistadome Panoramic train back to Cusco. Arrive around 7:30 pm.

  • All Transportation included
  • Breakfast in the hotel Included, others not included.
  • Entrance tickets included
  • Hotel: Hilton Garden or similar

Day 5: Cusco City Tour

Early in the morning, start exploring the best of Cusco with your tour guide; you will visit the San Pedro Market, Cathedral, Koricancha, and Important streets. Later in the afternoon, explore Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

  • All Transportation included
  • Breakfast in the hotel Included, others not included.
  • Entrance tickets included
  • Hotel: Hilton Garden or similar

Day 6: Rainbow Mountain Tour

Start at 5:am in Cusco and drive for 3 hours to the trailhead. After a delicious picnic breakfast with the mountains, start a 2 hours hike to the top of the fantastic Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley. Rainbow Mountain has become one of the most famous day hikes; we have hundreds of visitors daily.

  • Comfortable Transportation included
  • Entrance tickets included
  • Breakfast and lunch are included.
  • Hotel: Hilton Garden or similar

Day 7: Transfer Out

After breakfast in your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport or bus terminal, depending on your schedule.

 

Price for the Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu 7 Days

Price is based on the number of people in your group:

Number of Trekkers Price Per person
1 US$ 1990
2 US$ 1480
3 US$ 1380
4US$ 1280
5 US$ 1180
6 US$ 1080
7US$ 990
8+US$ 890

To book the Inca Trail Express, 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 will 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 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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