Inca Trail Private Tour To Machu Picchu is an exclusive trip designed according to your preferences; hike the Classic Inca Trail route at your speed with a private team of porters, chefs, and tour guides. It’s a perfect option for couples, families with children, or a group of friends who would love a more personalized and private service.

Inca Trail Private Machu Picchu Trek 4 Days & 3 Nights

The Inca Trail Private Tour to Machu Picchu is the perfect way to experience the Classic Inca Trail hike, explicitly tailored to your preferences. With a private team of porters, chefs, and tour guides, you can hike at your own pace and enjoy the stunning scenery at your leisure. This exclusive tour offers an intimate and unique experience of one of the world's most popular hiking trails.

A Private Trek to Machu Picchu is the most pleasant way to experience the Inca Trail and enjoy this fantastic hike in Peru. Customize the trip for your needs, preferences, and speed. You will hike with an elite team of porters, chefs, and tour guides just for the people at your party. This Private Machu Picchu trek is available every day.

Tour Highlights

  • Embark on an all-inclusive private experience at the Inca Trail.
  • Hike one of the best and most acclaimed treks in the world.
  • Be accompanied by an expert team of porters and guides.
  • Enjoy on-site meals prepared by a talented chef.
  • Travel in the panoramic Vistadome or 360° trains on your way back from Machu Picchu.

Private Inca Trail Tour at a Glance:

  • Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – LLactapata – Ayapata (14km, 8hrs)

Depart from your hotel around 4:30 am and drive to Km 82 to start your Private Inca Trail trek! The hike on the first day takes around 6 hours along meandering streams, ancient Inca sites, and the Andes' stunning views until Ayapata, the first campsite at 3,300 m (10,826 ft).

  • Day 2: Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Chaquicocha (16km, 10 hrs)

Wake up with a hot cup of coffee or coca tea in your tent and prepare for the most challenging day of the Inca Trail: the 4-hour hike to Dead Women's Pass at 4,215m (13,828 ft) and the 2-hour hike to Runkuraqay Pass at 4,000m (13,123 ft). Camp at Chaquicocha, located at 3,600m (11,811 ft).

  • Day 3: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna (10km, 6hrs)

The third day is undoubtedly the most beautiful, with spectacular views of mountains and different landscapes. You will visit several archeological sites such as Phuyupatmarca, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna, the last campsite at 2,600m (8,530 ft).

  • Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco (6km, 2 hrs)

Start early for the final day; the first part is a 1-hour hike to the Sun Gate before sunrise to enjoy the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. Next, it's another hour to Machu Picchu; go back to Cusco on the Exclusive Panoramic Vistadome train.

Campsite locations might change depending on availability and the final campsite assignment. We can also customize the itinerary according to your preferences.


Included:

  • Safety briefing the day before the tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (door to door)
  • Professional Tour Guide (2 guides for groups of 9+)
  • All transportation during the tour
  • Return on the panoramic Vistadome Train or 360°
  • Entry tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • All camping equipment carried by the porters
  • Personal porter to carry up to 7 kg (15 lb) of your gear
  • 3-night camping with the best equipment
  • Eureka tents for every 2 trekkers
  • Eureka single tent (if requested)
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • All meals on the trail, except the last-day lunch
  • Drinkable water and daily snacks
  • Sleeping bag, air mattress, trekking poles
  • Satellite phones, first-aid kit, oxygen supply
  • Private portable toilets
  • Pillow, sleeping pad, rain poncho, hand towels
  • All taxes and booking fees 

Not Included:

  • Last day lunch after the Machu Picchu tour
  • Entry to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Entry to Montaña Machu Picchu 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

At your speed!

The Inca Trail Private Tour to Machu Picchu is designed to let you hike at your own pace, with a private team of porters, chefs, and tour guides to support you. This means you can take your time to enjoy the stunning views and take plenty of rest breaks without worrying about keeping up with a group. You'll have plenty of time to explore the ruins along the way and learn about the Inca culture from your expert guides. And, of course, you'll be able to savor some delicious meals prepared by our private chef.

If you would like a Group Tour, We can offer you the Classic Inca Trail Group Tour.


Why book with TreXperience?

  • Food: We use fresh local products to prepare the best Peruvian food. We also provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
  • Equipment: We provide kitchen tents, dining tents, toilet tents, sleeping bags, air mattresses, and trekking poles.
  • Transportation: We provide door-to-door service. We are the only company that offers Panoramic Vistadome trains to return.
  • Safety: We provide oxygen tanks, first aid kits, and satellite phones.
  • Porters: TreXperience porters have the proper equipment and fair wages
  • Book with Confidence and Flexibility

Full Itinerary of the 4-Day Private Machu Picchu Trek

Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Llactapata – Ayapata

We'll start with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco around 4:30 am. From there, we will drive to Ollantaytambo for breakfast and visit our Social Project, where we support local children’s education. After that, we will go for a 1-hour to Km 82 (Piscakucho Village) to start our Private Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at km 82, we have to go through the checkpoint where you will be requested to show the original passports; once we pass the controls, we will begin your TreXperience! to the great “Lost City of the Incas.”

The first part of the Inca Trail Private Trek is a 4-hour hike along meandering streams, local villages, ancient Inca sites, and stunning views of the Andes mountains until we arrive at Hatunchaca village to have a well-earned lunch. Our trekking chef will prepare tasty meals using local products and offer a buffet style with different options.

After lunch, the second part of the day it’s a 2-hour hike up to Ayapata, the first campsite on the trail. Upon arrival, you will find your tents already set up with comfortable beds for the night. We will also provide warm water to wash. In the afternoon, you will have an Inca-style tea time before dinner, where the tour guide will explain the plan for the next day and entertain you with great history. 

  • Hiking Distance: 14 km / 8.7 mi
  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Campsite Altitude: 3,300 m / 10,826 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 3,300 m / 10,826 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2: Ayapata – Warmiwañusca – Runkuraqay – Chaquicocha

You will wake up early with a hot cup of coffee or coca tea in your tent. After a nutritious breakfast, you will begin a 4-hour hike to the highest point of the Private Inca Trail, Warmiwañusca, or Dead Women’s Pass at 4,215 m (13,828 ft). At the top, your trekking team will have ready for you a coca tea to help with the altitude. Next, you will continue for 2 hours to the lunch place at Pacaymayu Valley.

After lunch, we will climb the second mountain for 2 hours to Runkuraqay Pass at 4,000 m (13,123 ft), traversing different microclimates and 2 Inca sites (Runkuraqay and Sayacmarca) and admiring the magnificent views of the mountains and lakes. The second campsite is Chaquicocha at 3,600m (11,811 ft). At this campsite at night, having a clear sky is perfect for stargazing!

  • Hiking Distance: 16 km / 10 mi
  • Duration: 10 Hours
  • Campsite Altitude: 3,600 m / 11,811 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 4,215 m / 13,828 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time dinner
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna

With the two mountains over, we will start the third day of the Machu Picchu private Trek descending from the Andes into the Cloud Forest, enjoying the Vilcanota and Salkantay Mountain range’s spectacular views until we arrive at the third and last campsite, Wiñaywayna, at 2,600 m (8,530 ft).

The first part is a relatively easy hike for 2 hours to Phuyupatmarca Inca Site (City in the Clouds, 3,650m – 11,972 ft), where we will rest and see Machu Picchu Mountain (Montaña) from a distance. The second part starts with a sudden drop from the high mountains into the lush cloud forest. Along the way, we will visit Intipata (Terraces of the Sun), where we will enjoy the fantastic views before reaching the lunch place. After lunch, we have the afternoon free to chase llamas, visit the Wiñaywayna Inca sites, and take a refreshing shower.

  • Hiking Distance: 10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Duration: 6 Hours
  • Campsite Altitude: 2,600 m / 8,530 ft
  • Highest Altitude: 3,650 m / 11,972 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time dinner
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu

On the final day, we pre-dawn to arrive early at the Sun Gate (Intipunku) before sunrise and enjoy the breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. The wake-up is earlier, around 4:00 am, breakfast at 4:30 am, and wait at the checkpoint until 5:30 am to start hiking, with the first 1 hour to Sungate and then another hour to Machu Picchu.

Upon arrival at the Lost Inca citadel, we will have a coffee break, leave some hiking gear in the lockers, and start the Private guided tour of Machu Picchu. Your tour guide will take you through the most remarkable places and show you the best of Machu Picchu. Later, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (not included), and board the exclusive panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°) to Ollantaytambo and a comfortable van back to Cusco. The arrival approximate arrival time to your hotel is 7:30 pm.

  • Hiking Distance: 6 km / 3.7 mi
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Machu Picchu Site Altitude: 2,430 m / 7,972 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy

4-Day Private Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Packing List 

You must take all the essential equipment to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu since you will be traveling in the mountains without cellphone service or route access; you will travel with a daypack where you carry all the necessary equipment for the day and the rest you will put in the duffle bag provided to you during the safety briefing. 

Essential for the Inca Trail Private Trek:

Please make sure this equipment is with you during the Inca Trail.

  • Original Passport: You will need the original document; if you have renewed the passport after the booking, make sure you travel with a copy of the old passport.
  • Student ID: Only required for those booked as students; you must validate your student ID to get the 40$ discount. Please send us your ID to booking@trexperienceperu.com to confirm your eligibility for the discount.
  • Comfortable daypack
  • Light, comfortable Hiking boots
  • Comfortable hiking clothes for cold and warm weather
  • Trekking poles (you can rent from us)
  • Good Sleeping bags ( -10°C at least)

What to put in your Daypack?

Remember that backpacks should not be larger than 25 liters for Machu Picchu; however, if your bag is oversized, don’t worry; you will make it look small for the last day when we arrive at Machu Picchu citadel.

  • Hydration Bladder / Water Bottle: You must have a container of at least 2 liters. Disposable plastic water bottles are prohibited on the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. We provide boiled water after the first lunch until Machu Picchu.
  • Sun Hat: Light and easy to handle, preferably one that covers your neck
  • Rain gear: Rain jackets or a poncho ( we provide a reusable plastic poncho)
  • Neck Gaiters for hiking during the day
  • Fleece jacket: Light and must be inside your daypack
  • Beanie for the cold mountains and nights
  • Sunglasses are essential
  • Headlamp always in your daypack
  • Gloves: Light, breathable, and waterproof
  • Wet wipes, toilet paper
  • Personal medications, first aid kit
  • Sunscreen, bug spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Extra Money in Soles and small denominations

What to put in your duffle bag?

The duffle bags will be provided to you during the briefing the day before the tour. You can put all the stuff that is not needed during the day, remember that you can access this bag only at the campsites. A maximum of 7 kilos per person is allowed and carried by our porters until Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes town). The 7 kilos includes sleeping bags ( 2 kilos) and the Inflatable mattress (1 kilo). 

  • Hiking Trousers: 2 or 3 (convertible trousers, at least one)
  • Trekking shirts: 4 or 5 (long sleeves preferably)
  • 4 or 5 sets of undergarments
  • 5 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Warm jacket for the cold nights
  • Towels, quick-dry ones
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, wet wipes, toothbrush, paste, soap, moisturizers)
  • Personal medication (band-aids, moleskin, painkillers, etc.)
  • Sandals or comfortable shows for the campsites
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra Snacks

Private Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Price is based on how many people travel in your group.

Number of Trekkers Price per Person
1 US$ 2400
2US$ 1560
3 US$ 1380
4 US$ 1240
5US$ 1100
6US$ 980
7US$ 820
8+ US$ 790

To book the Inca Trail Private tour to Machu Picchu, you need to make an initial payment of US$ 200 per person; the remaining balance can be paid online or at our office in Cusco.


Student Discount:

  • US$ 40 off per person

All travelers under 17 will have a US$ 40 discount. If you are 25 years old or under when traveling, you can get the discount with a valid 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
Machu Picchu Valid student ID

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
Invalid student ID for Machu Picchu

Upgrade to a Private Luxury Inca Trail tour!


Other tours you might be interested in: 

Private Inca Trail Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Group Tours and Private Tours?

Both tours follow the same route, have the same campsites, and have the same number of days to complete the Inca Trail for 4 days. However, the Private Inca Trail Tour will allow you to hike at your speed with a private team of porters, chefs, and a Private Tour Guide. You will be able to customize the itinerary if needed.

How many people are required to book a Private Tour?

The minimum number of participants required for this tour is 1 person, and there is no maximum since we can split the group for the checkpoints but still hike and camp together. The price for the Private Inca Trail will depend on the number of travelers in your party.

What is the Inca Trail food like?

A trekking chef will prepare a fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our menu is prepared using fresh local products; every day, you will have more than one option; we provide buffet-style during the Inca Trail Tours.

We cater to special diets and restrictions, such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. Please contact about special diets.

How to book the Inca Trail Private Tours?

Scroll down on this page, find your preferred date, and press the BOOK NOW button in the lower part; if your travel date is not there, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at info@trexperienceperu.com.

To make a booking, you must make an initial payment of 200.USD per person; the remaining balance can be paid online with any credit card or in our office up to 48 hours before trip departure.

Which Inca Trail Tour is the Best?

  • Group Inca Trail: Perfect for solo travelers, couples, or good friends who want to join other travelers to interact and make new friends.
  • Private Inca Trail Tours: perfect for couples, families with children, and groups of friends who would like to enjoy the Inca Trail only with their party, and no other travelers will be allowed.

What size daypack should I use for the Inca Trail?

Your backpack should be small, light, comfortable, and carry water appropriately. For Machu Picchu, you are not allowed to enter with a bag bigger than 25 liters; however, it is more about the size of your back during the last day; if your backpack is bigger than 25 liters, you must take only essentials for that day to make it look small.

When is the time to hike the Private Machu Picchu Trek?

Inca Trail is open all year round except February, when it is closed for maintenance; the best time to hike is during the dry season, from April to October. Find more information about the best time to visit Machu Picchu.

Why Book the Private Inca Trail Trek with TreXperience?

TreXperience is Top rated on Google, Trip Advisor, TourRadar, Expedia, GetYourGuide, and Bookatrekking with 99% five-star reviews

We started TreXperience in 2017, and in a short time, we became one of Peru's best trekking tour operators. Our Trekking tours to Machu Picchu are organized with the best food, equipment, trekking team, and panoramic trains.

We care about our team and customers; they are essential to our business. Our happy customers are the best presentation of our excellent service.

TreXperience is ranked among the top 10 tour operators on Trip Advisor and other platforms. Also, our Inca Trail tours were voted as the “Tour Of The Year 2019.

TreXperience supports social projects

TreXperience is the only Local company that supports local children’s education. We support a library with computers and an internet connection in the village of Cachiccata. During the Inca Trail, you will be able to visit this project.

Fair treatment to porters

Inca Trail Porters are the backbone of the whole Inca Trail Tours. We provide homestay in Cusco and Ollantaytambo to our porters who need to travel from distant villages to work on the Inca Trail.

We provide all necessary equipment such as shoes, knee braces, a full uniform, porter tents, plenty of food, insurance, and constant training during the Trek.

Fair prices and excellent service

Our tour prices are fair, and you get what you paid for. TreXperience’s tour has no hidden costs; as a local tour operator, we spend all your money here in Cusco on your trip and staff. We are the only company that offers our private Inca Trail Tours with Panoramic Trains.

Fair wages to all our staff

We work with the best Inca Trail team; our tour guides are highly rated and fluent in English. Our chefs are experts in preparing meals in the mountains, and our porters will take care of your equipment very well.

Women Empowerment

Although many tour companies will say they hire female porters, this is not entirely true; once you are on the Inca Trail, you will see primarily male porters.

TreXperience always includes female staff in our trips; 70% of our office staff are female, 5% of our porters are women, and 10% of our chefs and Tour Guides are women.

Easy bookings

Book your tours with us; you can pay online with any credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer. You only need to pay an initial deposit for your tour, and the remaining balance can be paid up to 48 hours before the tour departure.

We accommodate special diets

We can accommodate any food diet or restriction, such as Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Pescatarian, meat lovers, and many more. Please get in touch with us if you have questions.

Best hiking equipment

TreXperience provides Eureka camping tents, thick foam mattresses, dining tents, kitchen tents, porta-potty, and duffle bags to take your stuff.

Panoramic Train included

We are the only company that offers the Vistadome panoramic trains on the last day of the Inca Trail Private Tour.

Monday Jun 24, 2024
->
Saturday Jun 29, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Tuesday Jun 25, 2024
->
Sunday Jun 30, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Wednesday Jun 26, 2024
->
Monday Jul 01, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Thursday Jun 27, 2024
->
Tuesday Jul 02, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Friday Jun 28, 2024
->
Wednesday Jul 03, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Saturday Jun 29, 2024
->
Thursday Jul 04, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Sunday Jun 30, 2024
->
Friday Jul 05, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Monday Jul 01, 2024
->
Saturday Jul 06, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Tuesday Jul 02, 2024
->
Sunday Jul 07, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD
Wednesday Jul 03, 2024
->
Monday Jul 08, 2024
USD$ 1350.00
From$1100.00USD

Inquire about this Tour

Select a departure month

Upcoming departures