Hiking the Inca Trail, Peru

“If you're relatively fit and healthy but short on time, this affordable week on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is sure to tempt you off the couch.”

Highlights

A night in Cusco | Acclimatise in the Sacred Valley and spend a night in Ollantaytambo | 3 day trek on the Inca Trail via Warmiwañusca Pass (13780ft) | Camp at Wiñay-Wayna before witnessing sunrise through the Sun Gate | Full day at Machu Picchu | Scenic train back to Sacred Valley |

Description of Hiking the Inca Trail, Peru

If you’ve always wanted to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but didn’t know where to find the time, look no further than this week-long small group tour.

Acclimatise in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley for a couple of days before putting your best foot forward on one South America’s most legendary hiking routes.

Approaching Machu Picchu's Sun Gate after a night at Wiñay-Wayna camp allows for an uncrowded vision at dawn, before a full day appreciating the industry of the ancient Incas on a guided tour and in your own time. A scenic train ride back down into the Sacred Valley conjures further Andean images to treasure and keep for many more years to follow.

Please note: this hiking trip will still run even if trekking permits are not available on your desired departure date. The Lares Trek will be chosen instead of the Inca Trail Trek.

Travel Team

If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. The Travel Team.

01273 823 700 Calling from outside the UK?

Map

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
10 Dec 2019
£1129
£825
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 10 Dec 2019 departure
17 Dec 2019
£1129
£712
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 17 Dec 2019 departure
31 Dec 2019
£1129
£667
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 31 Dec 2019 departure
07 Jan 2020
£1149
£805
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Jan 2020 departure
21 Jan 2020
£1149
£747
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Jan 2020 departure
24 Jan 2020
£1149
£713
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 24 Jan 2020 departure
10 Mar 2020
£1149
£690
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 10 Mar 2020 departure
24 Mar 2020
£1149
£759
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 24 Mar 2020 departure
07 Apr 2020
£1149
£793
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Apr 2020 departure
14 Apr 2020
£1149
£851
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Apr 2020 departure
21 Apr 2020
£1149
£690
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Apr 2020 departure
12 May 2020
£1149
£839
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 12 May 2020 departure
16 Jun 2020
£1149
£736
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 16 Jun 2020 departure
25 Aug 2020
£1149
£759
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 25 Aug 2020 departure
08 Sep 2020
£1149
£759
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 08 Sep 2020 departure
15 Sep 2020
£1149
£782
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 15 Sep 2020 departure
29 Sep 2020
£1149
£793
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 29 Sep 2020 departure
05 Jan 2021
£1169
£795
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Jan 2021 departure
15 Jan 2021
£1169
£807
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 15 Jan 2021 departure
19 Jan 2021
£1169
£807
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 19 Jan 2021 departure
26 Jan 2021
£1169
£807
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 26 Jan 2021 departure
02 Mar 2021
£1169
£819
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 02 Mar 2021 departure
09 Mar 2021
£1169
£819
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 09 Mar 2021 departure
16 Mar 2021
£1169
£830
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 16 Mar 2021 departure
23 Mar 2021
£1169
£830
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Mar 2021 departure
30 Mar 2021
£1169
£830
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 30 Mar 2021 departure
06 Apr 2021
£1169
£830
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Apr 2021 departure
13 Apr 2021
£1169
£830
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 13 Apr 2021 departure
20 Apr 2021
£1169
£842
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 20 Apr 2021 departure
27 Apr 2021
£1169
£842
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 27 Apr 2021 departure
04 May 2021
£1169
£842
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 04 May 2021 departure
11 May 2021
£1169
£842
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 11 May 2021 departure
18 May 2021
£1169
£854
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 18 May 2021 departure
25 May 2021
£1169
£854
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 25 May 2021 departure
01 Jun 2021
£1169
£854
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 01 Jun 2021 departure
08 Jun 2021
£1169
£854
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 08 Jun 2021 departure
15 Jun 2021
£1169
£866
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 15 Jun 2021 departure
22 Jun 2021
£1169
£866
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 22 Jun 2021 departure
29 Jun 2021
£1169
£866
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 29 Jun 2021 departure
06 Jul 2021
£1169
£866
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Jul 2021 departure
13 Jul 2021
£1169
£866
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 13 Jul 2021 departure
20 Jul 2021
£1169
£877
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 20 Jul 2021 departure
27 Jul 2021
£1169
£877
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 27 Jul 2021 departure
03 Aug 2021
£1169
£877
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 03 Aug 2021 departure
10 Aug 2021
£1169
£877
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 10 Aug 2021 departure
17 Aug 2021
£1169
£889
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 17 Aug 2021 departure
24 Aug 2021
£1169
£889
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 24 Aug 2021 departure
31 Aug 2021
£1169
£889
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 31 Aug 2021 departure
07 Sep 2021
£1169
£889
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Sep 2021 departure
14 Sep 2021
£1169
£901
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Sep 2021 departure
21 Sep 2021
£1169
£901
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Sep 2021 departure
28 Sep 2021
£1169
£901
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 28 Sep 2021 departure
05 Oct 2021
£1169
£901
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Oct 2021 departure
12 Oct 2021
£1169
£912
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 12 Oct 2021 departure
19 Oct 2021
£1169
£912
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 19 Oct 2021 departure
26 Oct 2021
£1169
£912
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 26 Oct 2021 departure
02 Nov 2021
£1169
£912
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 02 Nov 2021 departure
09 Nov 2021
£1169
£912
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 09 Nov 2021 departure
16 Nov 2021
£1169
£924
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 16 Nov 2021 departure
23 Nov 2021
£1169
£924
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 23 Nov 2021 departure
07 Dec 2021
£1169
£924
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Dec 2021 departure
14 Dec 2021
£1169
£936
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Dec 2021 departure
21 Dec 2021
£1169
£936
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 21 Dec 2021 departure
28 Dec 2021
£1169
£936
excluding flights
Available
Click here to enquire about or book the 28 Dec 2021 departure
Top tip:
Arrive in Cusco a good few days before the start to iclimitise to the altitude
Trip type:
Trekking Tour
Activity level:
Challenging
Accomm:
3 night(s) in hotels, 3 night(s) in campsites on the Inca Trek
Meals:
6 Breakfast(s), 3 Lunch(es), 3 Dinner(s)
Included:
Accommodation, transport on tour, tour leader, listed activities, some meals.
solo travellers:
Solo travellers welcome. No supplement for solo travellers. Solo travellers will share a room with a group member of the same sex. Single rooms for a surcharge are available to book in advance.
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type

Small group adventure holiday

Whether you are travelling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

Hiking the Inca Trail, Peru

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

As this tour is the Inca Trek our Inca Trail Porters policy protects the rights and conditions of porters and is strictly enforced. When we visit the Sacred Valley of the Inca we choose only the best trained guides, who will help you to appreciate the importance of respecting the environment of these heritage sites and understand the conservation efforts being undertaken in.

The entrance fees will help to conserve and preserve the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. When we camp on the Inca Trek we also make sure we leave only our footprint behind, any litter is taken with us.

Community

We have developed a policy on porters in Peru, pledging that all porters hired on the Inca Trail will have the same meals as clients hiking the trail; they will have access to tents; should they fall sick while hiking they will be evacuated; all gear must be weighed prior to trekking to ensure it is not too heavy; and an enforced weight limit of 5kg for each passenger is set.

Additionally we encourage our travellers to tip porters that they feel have provided excellent service as a way of supplementing their income. When we are in Aguas Calientes after Machu Picchu there is time to wander the markets found there where we encourage buying local handicrafts and gifts supporting

Popular similar holidays

Small group overland holiday, Lima to La Paz

Small group overland holiday, Lima to La Paz

Discover the Andean landscapes and culture in Peru & Bolivia

From £1304 - £1749 21 days excluding flights

Hiking the Inca trail holiday

Hiking the Inca trail holiday

An unrivalled combination of history and spectacular scenery

From £2079 - £2479 11 days including UK flights

Highlights of Peru holiday

Highlights of Peru holiday

Join a cultural exploration of Peru

From £2065 - £2549 21 days excluding flights

Inca Trail walking tour, Peru

Inca Trail walking tour, Peru

Customisable holiday including comfort service Inca Trail

From £1285 8 days excluding flights

Convert currencies