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Llactapata Trek to Inca Trail

Llactapata Trek to Inca Trail

Llactapata Trek to Inca Trail is a new hiking to Machu Picchu. This hike involve 2 important Inca Path. Llactapata and Inca Trail.

On first day you will take the small van to Lucmabamba. Where you will start the hike to Llactapata archaeological site. The Quechua word “Llactapata” means "High City". Llactapata shows us her incredible condition. This archaeological site is in the Inca Trail. This citadel have revealed an extensive complex of structures and features related to and connected with Machu Picchu by a continuation of the Inca Trail leading onward into the Vilcabamba. Llaqtapata may have been a member of the network of interrelated administrative and ceremonial sites which supported at Machu Picchu. It probably played an important astronomical function during the solstices and equinoxes. Guided tour in Llactapata and walk down to Hydrolect. Lunch included. Then we continue the hike to Puente Ruinas, where you will spend a night in the camping.

On second day you will wake early and you will go to Inca Trail checking point and start hiking through lush vegetation of a cloud forest while greeeted by local exotic birds such as Andean guan, grey-breasted mountain tucan, etc. and since we can see various wild orchids and bromelias along the path too. Our Tour Guide explains us about the Chachabamba ruins. Lunch. Our next stop is in Wiñay Wayna, an Inca complex neighboring to Machu Picchu. 

Last day, you wake early and guided tour to Machu Picchu. In the afternoon you will take the train to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco. Our driver will drop off in your hotel.

The Llactapata and Short Inca Trail is the second important Inca route apart of the Classic Inca Trail.

Quick itinerary:


Day 01: Wake up early and Hike to Llactapata

Day 02: Short Inca Trail

Day 03: Hiking to Machu Picchu


Highlights of the Llactapata Trek to Inca Trail:

  • Visit of a Peruvian cloud forest
  • 3 day hike with a professional Tour Guide
  • Guided tour of the Incan complex of Llactapata
  • Guided tour of the Inca Trail
  • Guided tour of Patacancha, Wiñaywayna and Intipata
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Climb to Huayna Picchu (Optional)

Crew: A Tierras Vivas Representative in Cusco and a professional Tour Guide of the trek.

Accommodation: Camping (2 night).

Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner.

Transportation: Transportation by private van, 1x train.


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Day 01: Cusco - Llactapata - Puente Ruinas

Day 02: Puente Ruinas - Inca Trail - Aguas Calientes

Day 03: Hiking to Machu Picchu


What is included?

  • Pre-trek briefing with your Tour Guide
  • Transfer by private vehicle to the Lucmabamba (Head Trail)
  • Accommodation: Camping (1 night), Hotel (1 night)
  • Entrance fee to LLactapata
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner (please advice us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost)
  • Snack on the first and second day
  • Water on the first and second day (Excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 Guide, a group over 8 persons receives 2 Guides);
  • Professional Cook;
  • Porters will carry your camping equipment and your duffel bag 5 kg. per person
  • Sleeping bag (feather) 
  • Inflatable sleeping therma-rest mattress
  • Inflatable pillow
  • A blanket
  • A duffel bag for your personal clothes, this duffel bag, our porter will carry
  • Camping equipment Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks);
  • A shuttle bus round trip to Machu Picchu
  • A Expedition Train service between Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on the first day and last lunch on the third day
  • A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ($12)
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80)
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory)
  • Travel Insurance

Meal budget: Please allow USD 10 for meals not included on the last day Aguas Calientes town.

Solo Traveller: If you like a single room for this trek, please choose the "Solo Traveller" option during your booking.

Local flights: No local flight is included in the trek´s price!

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per person
$ 600.00
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