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Explore the Inca Trail path 8D/7N

Cusco, Perú


Embark on a legendary expedition through the heart of Peru with our comprehensive Cusco package. Immerse yourself in the mystique of the Sacred Valley, trace the iconic footsteps of the Inca on the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and stand in awe of the kaleidoscope of colors at Rainbow Mountain. This remarkable adventure is a tapestry of history, culture, and natural splendor that promises an unforgettable journey through the Andean wonders of Peru.

Why Travel with Qoricancha Expeditions?

  • Expertise and Excellence: Qoricancha Expeditions is renowned for its commitment to excellence in guiding and customer service. With their experienced team, you're in the hands of professionals who will ensure a memorable and hassle-free experience.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Peru. Qoricancha Expeditions provides expert guides who will share their deep knowledge of the region, offering insights into the ancient Inca civilization and local traditions.
  • Small Group Advantage: Smaller tour group sizes allow for a more intimate experience, increased interaction with guides, and the opportunity to form connections with fellow travelers.
  • Memories for a Lifetime: Traveling with Qoricancha Expeditions guarantees not only an unforgettable adventure but also memories that will stay with you forever. It's a journey that promises to leave you with a profound appreciation for the wonders of Peru.

Here is our tour package summury:

Day 1: Welcome to Cusco.

  • We will be at Cusco airport waiting for you,  we will transfer you to the downtown of Cusco city where is the hotel.
  • you will have free to to relax and walk around the city, it gives you chance to adjust to the altitude
  • At 6pm your tour guide will meet with you at the hotel for the briefing

Day 2: Cusco to Pisac and Ollantaytambo

  • Start your day with breakfast at your hotel, and then embark on a scenic drive to the Sacred Valley.
  • First stop: Pisac. Visit the Pisac Market, famous for its handicrafts, textiles, and traditional goods.
  • Explore the Pisac Archaeological Park, featuring impressive Inca ruins overlooking the valley.
  • Continue your journey to Ollantaytambo, a charming town with well-preserved Inca ruins and a fascinating history.
  • Spend the night in Ollantaytambo to prepare for your upcoming Inca Trail trek.

Day 3: Begin the Inca Trail

  • Have breakfast at the hotel, pick ip at 7.30am and drive about 30m to the starting point of the Inca Trail at Kilometer 82.
  • Begin your 4-day trek, passing through beautiful Andean landscapes, including lush forests and small villages.
  • Reach your first campsite at Huayllabamba and enjoy a hearty meal prepared by your trekking team.

Day 4: Inca Trail to Pacaymayo

  • This is one of the most challenging days of the trek. You'll ascend to the highest point of the trail, known as Warmiwañusca or "Dead Woman's Pass," at approximately 13,800 feet (4,215 meters) above sea level.
  • Descend to the Pacaymayo campsite, where you can rest and recover after a physically demanding day.

Day 5: Pacaymayo to Winay Wayna

  • Continue your journey along the Inca Trail, passing through beautiful cloud forests and visiting the archaeological sites of Runkurakay and Sayacmarca.
  • Reach the stunning ruins of Phuyupatamarca, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  • Finally, arrive at the Winay Wayna campsite, located near the terraces of the same name. This is your last night on the trail.

Day 6: Machu Picchu

  • Wake up early 3.30am and start your trek to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), where you'll have your first breathtaking view of Machu Picchu as the sun rises over the ancient citadel.
  • Descend to Machu Picchu and explore the site with a knowledgeable guide who can provide insights into its history and significance.
  • After our guided tour, take a bus to Aguas Calientes, where you can relax, enjoy a meal.
  • In the afternoon, return to Ollantaytambo by train, where our driver will pick you up and drive back to Cusco your hotel, completing your memorable journey.

Day 7: Hike to rainbow Mountain

  • Pick up at 4am from your hotel , drive almost 2h until cusipata where we will have breakfast.
  • Hike to Rainbow Mountain: Upon reaching the trailhead, you'll start the hike to Rainbow Mountain. The hike typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on your pace and fitness level. The trail can be challenging due to the high altitude (over 14,000 feet or 4,300 meters) and the steep terrain.
  • Arrival at Rainbow Mountain: You'll arrive at the viewpoint overlooking Rainbow Mountain, where you can marvel at the incredible geological formations and vibrant colors of the mountain. This is the highlight of the tour, and you'll have time to take photos, explore the area, and soak in the stunning views.
  • Return Hike: After your time at the summit, you'll begin the hike back to the trailhead, which usually takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. have lunch then journey back to Cusco, arriving by 5 to 6pm.

Day 8: Goodbye, transfer back to the airport.

  • 2 hours brefore of your flight departure, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport and say you good bye, thank you for traveling with us.

What you need to take for this tour:

  • Original passport.
  • Small day pack.
  • Insect repellent (Machu picchu is located in the cloud forest area)
  • Sun hat. Sunscreen.
  • Rain gear just in case for any month of the year.
  • Camera.
  • water
  • Sandwich.
  • trekking cloth
  • Walking shoes. For more details information about packing list check HERE.


  • Experienced english speaking tour guide
  • a 3*** Hotel according the itinerary
  • Aiport pick up and drop off
  • All entry fees for Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu picchu and Raimbow Mountain
  • Meals according the itinerary
  • Fully Guided tour


  • rentals ( sleeping bag, air matt and trekking poles)
  • Huayna Picchu, it cost $75 each,. but is optional
  • Vistadome upgrade , it $60 each, its optional.
  • Travel Insurance- no mandatory but is advisible
  • Tipping for the crew


Day 1: Welcome to Cusco

We Will be waiting for your at Cusco airport – waiting area. Then we Will transfer you to your hotel which is located in the downtown of Cusco city, you Will have free afternoon to enjoy the main plaza and adjust to the altitude.

No further activites will be arranged on this day. We highly recommend  exploring the city of Cusco. Take a stroll along the city´s charming cobblestone streets and discover the mix of Inca and colonial arquitecture. Visit the colourful market of San Pedro for a peak of the vast variety of products from local handicrafts to fruits and vegetables.

  • Accomodation: Tierra Viva Hotel
  • Meals: No include
  • Entry Fees: No include

Day 2: Sacred Valley tour

Your day will start with a pick-up from your hotel at 8 am. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a remarkable place, characterized by its stunning Quechua-speaking communities, towering mountain ranges, and fertile valleys. Your visit to the Sacred Valley will encompass several fascinating destinations.

Your first stop will be at an Alpaca farm, where you'll have the unique opportunity to see four of South America's camelids: Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, and Guanacos. Your guide will provide insights into how these animals were of great importance during the time of the Incas and continue to be significant today.

Next, you'll visit the impressive archaeological site of Pisaq. Here, you'll encounter a complex system of terraces and other intriguing features that showcase the advanced engineering skills of the Incas.

Following your exploration of Pisaq, you'll head to Ollantaytambo, a captivating site known for its remarkable rock formations that represent the Inca god Wirachocha. This archaeological site is a testament to the ingenuity of the Incas and their mastery of stonework.

Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Sacred Valley while enjoying the breathtaking natural scenery. Your guide will provide you with valuable insights and information to enhance your experience.

  • Accomodation: Sol Natura Ollantaytambo
  • Meals: Only breakfast at hotel
  • Entry Fees: Include

Day 3: Inca Trail 4D - start the adventure

Today marks the beginning of your Inca Trail adventure. You'll embark on an unforgettable journey that will take you through the heart of the Andes along the original Inca Trail, which was once used by Inca rulers and their entourages to reach Machu Picchu.

The day's hike will cover approximately 14 kilometers, providing you with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. The terrain is mostly gradual, allowing you to acclimate to the altitude as you walk. Along the trail, you'll encounter various Inca archaeological sites, and your guide will share their historical and cultural significance.

A delicious lunch will be served at the halfway point, providing you with the energy needed to continue your trek. By around 4:30 pm, you'll arrive at the designated campsite, where you'll set up for the night. This first day on the Inca Trail will be both exhilarating and educational, offering you a taste of the beauty and history that lies ahead on your journey to Machu Picchu.

  • Accomodation: Camping (tent)
  • Meals: breakfast – lunch and dinner
  • Entry Fees: Include

Day 4: Inca Trail - challenge day

Continuing along the Inca Trail, you'll encounter the most challenging day of your journey. Today, your path will lead you to the highest point of the trail, which stands at an elevation of 4,215 meters above sea level. While this ascent may be demanding, the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Warmiwañusca's (Dead Woman's) mountain pass will make it all worthwhile. This challenging day will test your stamina and determination, but the sense of accomplishment and the stunning vistas will make the effort truly rewarding.

  • Accomodation: Camping (tent)
  • Meals: breakfast – lunch and dinner
  • Entry Fees: Include

Day 5: Inca Trail - the most amazing day.

As you near Machu Picchu, excitement is sure to be building within you. Today's hike will take you through one of the most beautiful sections of the entire Inca Trail. You'll pass through a lush cloud forest, catch glimpses of the sacred Apu Salkantay, and explore the impressive archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca, which translates to "Town in the Clouds." you'll also encounter Intipata, another fascinating Inca site. This part of the trail not only offers stunning natural beauty but also a rich cultural experience as you delve into the history and significance of the sites you encounter along the way.

Finally, you'll arrive at the Wiñaywayna campsite and have the opportunity to visit the renowned Inca site of Wiñaywayna. This site is famous for its terraces and historical significance, making it a must-see along the trail.

In the evening, you'll share your last dinner with the trekking porters and have the chance to express your appreciation with tips. It's a time to reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken together before resting up for the final day of hiking to Machu Picchu.

  • Accomodation: Camping (tent)
  • Meals: breakfast – lunch and dinner
  • Entry Fees: Include

Day 6: Machu picchu and back to Cusco

The most anticipated day of your Inca Trail adventure has finally arrived! Today, you will reach the magnificent site of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of your journey. Before you arrive at Machu Picchu, you will have the opportunity to enjoy your last views of the surrounding mountain ranges, adding a final touch of natural beauty to your adventure.

As you approach Machu Picchu, you will first catch sight of it from the Sun Gate, which offers a stunning panoramic view of the ancient citadel. This moment will mark the culmination of your incredible journey along the Inca Trail.

After your guided visit to Machu Picchu and a chance to explore its awe-inspiring architecture and history, it will be time to begin your return journey. You'll leave this iconic site with unforgettable memories and head back to Cusco, marking the end of your most memorable adventure in Peru.

  • Accomodation: Tierra Viva Hotel
  • Meals: only breakfast
  • Entry Fees: Include

Day 7: Raimbow Mountain tour

Your adventure continues today with a visit to the famous Rainbow Mountain. Your day will start early, with a pick-up from your hotel at 4:30 AM. You'll embark on a roughly 2.5-hour drive to the trailhead, where you will have a chance to enjoy breakfast before beginning your hike.

The hike to Rainbow Mountain will take approximately 2 hours as you ascend the mountain. If you find the hike challenging, there's also the option to hire a horse – simply let your guide know if you need this assistance.

Upon reaching the summit of Rainbow Mountain, you will have ample time to soak in the breathtaking scenery, take photographs, and capture videos of this incredible natural wonder.

After thoroughly enjoying Rainbow Mountain, you will retrace your steps, hiking back down to the trailhead, where our driver will be waiting for you. From there, it will be about a 30-minute drive to enjoy a well-deserved lunch. Afterward, you'll embark on a 2-hour drive back to Cusco, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel, concluding your exciting day of adventure.

  • Accomodation: Tierra Viva Hotel
  • Meals: only breakfast
  • Entry Fees: Include

Day 8: Good Bye

Transfers from your hotel in Cusco to the airport will happen today.  2 hours before of your flight departure we pick you up and take you back to airport, you may still squeeze in some walking around Cusco and its charming streets.

  • Accomodation: No include
  • Meals: breakfast at hotel
  • Entry Fees: No include


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