The 4 day Inca Trail prices to Machu Picchu depends in large part on your style of travel. For most travelers this trip is difficult to do cheaply and as you have read the way you choose how to go to Machu Picchu greatly influences the cost of this trip.
From this moment the rest of the article shows the 4 day Inca trail prices classified by category, they contain a brief description of my style of travel and tips that will help you plan the trip.
If after seeing how much it costs to travel to Machu Picchu you feel that your travel style is similar then you will have a very clear idea of the total cost. On the other hand, your travel style may be different and you prefer to stay in cheaper hotels, travel just one day or eat at cheaper restaurants. This is completely valid, I remind you that this article is just to give you an idea of what it costs to travel to Machu Picchu in the end will depend entirely on you as you make the planning of your trip.
The 4 day Inca Trail prices 2020:
Note: The seasons go from January 1st to December 31st. Children must present a copy of the passport.
February: It is closed for the maintenance
Return by train Vistadome: US $ 60. On the last day, the return from Aguas Calientes is done by Expedition category train. As an option, it can be done in the Vistadome category
You can add 1 day if you wish to your 4-day trek, that is, make a 5-day excursion in total. This 5th day is free, although most of the walkers are dedicated to visit Machu Picchu for the second time. Adding an additional 5th day is free and can be added at the time of booking or later, at any time. For that day you can choose our prayers with payment or reserve them on your own.
Both in Cusco and in Machu Picchu you will find hotels for all tastes and budgets. In this occasion the expense that here contemplates 2 nights in Cusco and one night in Aguas Calientes. The price is for private rooms. If you're looking to save money you do not need to stay in Aguas Calientes, you can take the train early in the morning, get to Machu Picchu and return by train in the afternoon. It is a bit hasty and tired to do this but it will save you a hotel night. It should be noted that the town of Aguas Calientes is quite small and very touristy so the prices can be more expensive than you would find in Cusco. For 2 nights the cost is $ 103 Lodging.
Normally I like to eat in street stalls or small restaurants near the markets but this time it was not quite so, on my trip to Machu Picchu I ate mainly in established restaurants and even some of them quite tourist.
This does not mean they are bad but I was aware that I was paying a high price for food.
In Cusco you have more opportunity to find different restaurants with varied prices but in Aguas Calientes this does not happen. As I mentioned at the beginning, the town is quite touristy and most restaurants are expensive. I have to say that I never complained about the taste or quality of a meal, although they were somewhat expensive the food was delicious.
In this article I will not delve into the subject of Peruvian gastronomy, which is delicious, I only show you what I spent on food so you have an idea of how much it costs to travel to Machu Picchu.
As an additional tip for your trip to Machu Picchu, it is forbidden to enter the ruins with food, you are only allowed to enter with a bottle of water, so if you were planning to bring food to eat inside, it will not be possible. You can leave your backpack in some lockers at the entrance and eat there, which is what many do, or you can choose to eat at the restaurant that is there. So, your expenses for 2 days in Machu Picchu will be $ 135 for food and drink.
The cost of this section includes 4 things traveling to Machu Picchu:
This is perhaps the most comfortable but not entirely cheap option to make your trip to Machu Picchu. If you want to reduce your transportation costs but still experience all the options you can make a combination of transportation. For example, you can take the Alternative Path to get to Aguas Calientes, but take the train back, so you can also enjoy the scenery. You can get to Machu Picchu on the bus from Aguas Calientes but walk down the stairs. In total, the price of transportation in Machu Picchu is $ 355.