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The Inca Trail Machu Picchu tour part of the 23,000 kilometers (approx.14,000 miles) of roads built by the Incas in South America, are on the most famous trekking route in Peru, and possibly one of the most spectacular in America. Every year, approximately 25,000 hikers from all over the world travel their extraordinary 43 kilometers along a stone paved road built by the Incas, which leads to the impregnable citadel of Machu Picchu located deep in the high jungle of Cusco. The Inca trail trip begins in the town of Qorihuayrachina, at kilometer 88 of the Quillabamba railway – Cusco and takes 3 to 4 days of strenuous hiking, it is the road that takes tourists to Machu Picchu. The route consists of an impressive variety of altitudes, climates and ecosystems ranging from the Andean plain to the cloud forest. Travelers trek the Inca Trail through two high-altitude areas (the highest being Warmiwañuska at 4,200 m.s.) to complete the walk with a magical entrance to Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku or Sun Gate.

One of the major attractions along the route is the network of ancient settlements built on the granite rock by the Incas such as Wiñay Wayna and Phuyupatamarca immersed in an overwhelming scenario. Hundreds of species of orchids, multicolored birds and dream landscapes ideal for a route that every traveler should experiment at least once.

But, what is the price for this incredible adventure through the Incas history? Here we tell you everything abour Inca trail cost.

Inca trail cost

Prices of the Inca Trail 4 days to the year 2019 are:

  • Adult: US $ 700
  • Child up to 14 years old: US $ 660

Price for a private trek

  • 2 people: US $ 1,280
  • 3 people: US $ 1,180
  • 4 people: US $ 1,080
  • 5 people: US $ 980
  • 6 people: US $ 850
  • 7 people: US $ 810
  • from 8 to 10 people: US $ 780

Trek options

Return by train Vistadome: 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. US $ 60

Carrier: You can load up to 15 kg. $ 130

Feather sleeping bag: US $ 20

Walking sticks: US $ 20

Admission to Wayna Picchu:

  • Adult: US $ 80
  • Child: US $ 70

Additional day

You can add 1 day (additional 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.


Admission to Machu Picchu

  • Adults: US $ 70
  • Child: US $ 41

Entrance to Machu Picchu + Wayna Picchu

  • Adult: US $ 86
  • Child: US $ 57

Entrance to Machu Picchu + Machu Mountain

  • Adult: US $ 86
  • Child: US $ 57

Bus to Machu Picchu

US $ 24

Inca Trail cheap

Inca Trail Cheap is designed for those trekkers, who prefer to get to budget travel such as the Classic Inca Trail.

Inca Trail cheap cost:

  • Adult: US $ 550
  • Child up to 14 years old: US $ 510

2 day Inca trail cost

The 2 day Inca Trail cost to the year 2019 are:

  • Adult: US $ 450
  • Child up to 14 years old: US $ 410

2 day Inca trail prices for a private trek

  • 1 people: US $ 650
  • 2 people: US $ 570
  • 3 people: US $ 530
  • From 4 people to more: US $ 510

Alternative Treks to Inca Trail

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

Inca Jungle 4d/3n

The Inca Jungle tour is a trail that combines adventure sports such as mountain biking, canoeing, zip-line and trekking for 4 days until you reach Machupicchu and some of the additional mountains Montaña Vieja or Huayna Picchu. The Inca Jungle 4d/3n is the favorite tour for young people from all over the world who come to Cusco in search of adventure and extreme sports.

It is an alternative to the road, but with the same final destination: Machupicchu. The excursion allows you to enjoy a varied fauna, colorful flora, variety of landscapes and climates such as coffee, coca, corn, fruits, among others. In this tour there are no camps, neither accommodation nor food are made in the lodging houses.

Inca Jungle trek cost

  • Adult: US $300
  • Child up to 14 years: US $260.

Salkantay Trek

This trek called Salkantay Trek is an alternative route to the classic Inca Trail, considered among the 25 best in the world according to the National Geographic magazine.

The snow-capped mountains, lush rainforests and a variety of flora and fauna offer a perfect blend of hiking, culture and nature. Away from the crowds, this is a cutting-edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity, and that for now is not a crowded route like the Inca Trail.

Salkantay trek cost

  • Adult: US $ 500
  • Child up to 14 years old: US $ 460.

Lares trek

It is an adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas Passing through the rich pastoral regions of the Urubamba mountain range we cross snowy peaks and subtropical valleys, along the trip we enjoy scenic lagoons, natural thermal baths, Inca remains. Because it is a remote place, the area has allowed its people to preserve the traditions of the wool of llama and alpaca wool, the cultivation of potatoes, and the weaving of handmade garments with Inca motifs. This tour is experiential because it can be seen close to the customs and experiences of the Andean people

Lares Trek price

  • Adult: US $550
  • Child up to 14 years old: US $510.

When is the best time to hike to Machu Picchu?

The best season is to do it in the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.

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