Explore the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and hike the Inca Trail with our exclusive private premium Tour.

Price

From: USD 2480.00 per person

Private Premium Inca Trail Tour - 8 Days

Premium Inca Trail tours are designed for those who have a little extra time and want to get the most out of their Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This option allows you more time to explore and enjoy each magical location and the premium service to provide you with the best equipment and quality service.

Tour Highlights:

  • Stay in the best 4-start hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley
  • Private Exclusive tour to enjoy a personalized service
  • Explore Cusco City and Sacred Valley
  • Hike the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Modern and comfortable camping equipment
  • Hot showers and portable toilets during the Inca Trail
  • Book with Confidence and Flexibility

Private Premium Inca Trail Tour at a Glance:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Cusco:

Meet your tour guide at the Cusco airport, visit Cusco’s center, and travel to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

  • Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour:

After breakfast, get ready to visit Maras, Salineras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo for a peaceful day as you acclimatize for the fantastic Inca Trail.

  • Day 3: Inca Trail:

Start The Inca Trail at km 82, visit Patallaqta, and stay near the village of Huayllabamba.

  • Day 4: Inca Trail:

Conquer the second mountain pass in the Inca Trail, Dead Women’s Pass (4215 m / 13829 ft).

  • Day 5: Inca Trail:

Conquer the second mountain of Runcuraccay (4000m – 13123ft).

  • Day 6: Inca Trail:

Arrive at Machu Picchu in the afternoon through the Sungate and enjoy this spectacular site with fewer people.

  • Day 7: Explore Machu Picchu:

Get early to Machu Picchu before sunrise, and explore with your tour guide the most important temples, palaces, and streets. In the afternoon, take the Panoramic Vistadome Train back to Cusco.

  • Day 8: Fly out of Cusco or continue for more days:

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

You can customize this itinerary and add more beautiful places like Rainbow Mountain.


Included:

  • Transfer in and out of Cusco airport
  • 6 nights of accommodation (camping & 4-star hotels Casa Andina Premium or Similar)
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Breakfast at all hotels
  • Entrance fees to all places in the itinerary
  • Inca Trails Porters, chefs
  • Duffle bags for the trek where you can put up to 8 kilos
  • Personal porters included
  • All meals included during the tour except last-day lunch and dinner
  • Panoramic Vistadome train back to Cusco
  • All taxes Included

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance

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Full Itinerary of the Private Premium Inca Trail Tour 8 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco

Upon arrival at the airport of Cusco, your tour guide will meet you and transfer you to the center of Cusco. You’ll have time to shop, relax, and enjoy meals in the local restaurants. Later in the afternoon, you’ll drive for 2 hours into the Sacred Valley to check in at your hotel and rest for the next day.

  • Hotel: Casa Andina Premium or Similar
  • Transportation: Included
  • Tour guide. Included
  • Meals: Not Included

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour

After enjoying breakfast in your hotel, your tour guide will pick you up in our modern transportation and drive to visit the land of the most outstanding weavers of Chinchero. You’ll see the archeological site, the colonial church, and learn the ancient techniques that local women are still using to produce the region’s best textiles. Then visit Moray’s mysterious circular terraces, the salt producers of Maras, Salineras, and finally finish with Ollantaytambo fortress. Spend the night in the same hotel.

  • Hotel: Casa Andina Premium or Similar
  • Transportation: Included
  • Tour guide. Included
  • Entrance fees included
  • Meals: Not Included

Day 3: Cusco – Km 82 – Llactapata – Huayllabamba

Pick-up will be from your hotel in the Sacred Valley at 8:30 am to drive one hour to KM 82, the beginning of the Inca Trail. Here you’ll need to show your original passport. The first day is relatively easy. We call it the “training day,” which will help you acclimate and get used to the Inca Trail.

Start with a four-hour hike to Patallacta, the first Inca site along the trail. Learn the highlights of the diversity of the Inca lifestyle while you enjoy stunning views from a unique, secluded location. Your trekking chef will be waiting with freshly prepared meals nearby the Inca Site. After a delicious lunch, you’ll continue for another two hours to the first campsite located in Huayllambamba. Here you’ll be able to experience the Andean communities’ culture and lifestyle and take time to appreciate the beautiful landscapes, camp in comfortable tents, and hot showers available.

  • Campsite Altitude: 3000 m / 9843 ft.
  • Highest altitude: 3000 m / 9843 ft.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles
  • Meals: Snacks, lunch, dinner (Breakfast in the hotel)
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Hatunchaca – Dead Women’s Pass – Pacaymayu

Wake you up bright and early with a hot cup of coffee or coca tea provided in your tent by your trekking team and get ready for the day. Today will be the most challenging of the Inca Trail. After breakfast, start with a slow 4-hour trek uphill to Llulluchapampa, where you’ll enjoy a well-earned lunch and admire the beautiful flowers and wildlife. Then, continue uphill for a further 2 hours to Dead Woman’s Pass (4215m / 13829ft). This is the highest point along the Inca trail. At the summit, take time to appreciate this location’s serenity while your guide completes a traditional offering ceremony to the Apus (local Gods). It’s then just a 2 hour downhill trek to Pacaymayu Valley, where we spent the second-night camping with our comfortable camping equipment.

  • Campsite Altitude: 3600m / 11811ft
  • Highest altitude: 421700m / 13835ft
  • Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

Day 5: Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarca

After an early breakfast with your trekking team while enjoying the fantastic views between two majestic mountains where echoes of nearby waterfalls and the river can be heard – you’ll begin a 2-hours climb to the second mountain, Runcuraccay Pass (4000m / 13123ft). On the way, explore the Inca site of Runcuraccay and enjoy the fantastic views of the waterfalls and lakes. Once you reach the top of the second mountain, you’ll take time to regroup and start descending into the other site on the Andes that leads to the Cloud Forest region. On the way, you’ll visit the fortress of Sayacmarca, with magnificent views of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range. Lunch is near the Inca Site at Chaquicocha (dry lake, 3600m / 11811 ft.). Once fed and energized, continue for two more hours to Phuyupatamarka (City in the Clouds), a spectacular Inca site located on top of the mountains. This campsite offers the best views of the Inca Trail, and the Urubamba River, and you’ll be able to see Machu Picchu Mountain from a distance. Before dinner, prepare to admire a beautiful sunset over the Vilcabamba mountain range. 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, dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 6: Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu.

Today is worth getting up early and waiting for the sunrise over Veronica Mountain. After breakfast, explore the Inca Site of Phuyupatamarca, and start descending into the Could forest region where Machu Picchu is located. As you descend quickly from the cold weather of the Andes to the lush sub-tropical cloud forest, you’ll experience a profound change in temperature as it gets warmer and warmer in the jungle. After 3 hours hike downhill, you’ll arrive at Intipata (Terraces of the Sun). Here, take time to relax, explore, and take in your magical surroundings. Then continue to visit Wiñaywayna Inca Site for one more hour, the last and yet the largest and most important Inca site from the Inca Trail.

After lunch, you’ll say goodbye to the trekking team, show your appreciation, and continue the Inca Trail’s last stretch. First, hike for one hour to the Sungate to enjoy the first glimpse of Machu Picchu. Continue for another hour with breathtaking views until you arrive at the upper part of Machu Picchu. As you’ll arrive late in the day, you’ll have the opportunity to take photos of the sacred Inca city while it’s almost empty. Then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, dinner, and spend the night in a hotel.

  • Aguas Calientes Altitude: 2000 m / 6562 ft.
  • Highest altitude: 3600m – 11811ft
  • Distance: 10km / 6 miles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Tierra Viva or Similar)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 7: Explore Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco

Finally and most importantly, get up early, enjoy breakfast in your hotel, and take the first bus to Machu Picchu – the Lost City of the Incas. The guided tour starts with a short walk to the Inca bridge, then follow your expert tour guide along with the most important stone temples, places, and altars, and learn the history of Machu Picchu. After the guided tour, take time to explore by yourself or climb either Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain (tickets must be booked as far as possible and are not included in the tour).

Once you finish with Machu Picchu, enjoy the last lunch with your tour at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, and take the Exclusive Panoramic Train to Ollantaytambo, where TreXperience Team will meet you off the train and return you safely to your hotel in Cusco City. Arrival time is around 6:30 pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast (hotel), Lunch in Machu Picchu
  • Train back to Cusco: Vistadome panoramic trains
  • Hotel In Cusco: Casa Andina Premium or Similar

Day 8: Fly out of Cusco or continue for more days

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to the airport, depending on your flight schedule. You can extend your stay and enjoy more wonderful places in Cusco. Contact us to learn more about places to visit in Cusco.

Price for the Private Premium Inca Trail Tour 8 Days

Price per person:

  • From US$ 2480 (min 2)

To book the Premium Inca Trail Tour, you need to make an initial payment of US$ 800 per person; the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco.

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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