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Classic 4 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

4 Days & 3 Nights | Starting From: $ 1 300.00 per person

KM 82 - Dea Woman's Pass - RunkuraKay - Sayacmarca - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
Classic 4 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Classic 4 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days & 3 Nights

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Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural
Max Altitude
4,215 m / 13,829 ft
Activity Level
Active / Moderate to challenging
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Best Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu

Experience the trek of a lifetime to Machu Picchu!

Inca Trail 4 Days Hike or the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Embark on an unforgettable 4-day, 3-night iconic adventure trip along the world-famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with the best Inca Trail tour operator in Peru, and live a fascinating hiking experience to the sacred city of Machu Picchu on a fully supported trek, with a private team of porters, chefs, and a private guide at your side.

The Classic 4 day Inca Trail trek is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all travelers and is perfect for all those adventurous who want to hike one of the most famous trekking routes in South America and one of the top 5 best treks around the world and experience a true and authentic hike along the Inca Trail, with a final destination — Machu Picchu itself — that ranks among the world’s most impressive archaeological sites.

This Inca Trail 4 day Trek to Machu Picchu is only about 42 km (26 miles) long, but it goes up and down and along mountains, and ranges in altitude from 2,400 meters (7,874 feet) above sea level to 4,215 meters (13,829 feet), rising up through three mountain passes, where each day brings something new as you travel through various Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra.

During this impressive Inca Trail tour in Peru, you will discover fascinating Inca archeological sites, walking along the original Inca paths the Incas had built nearly 500 years ago, admiring majestic mountain views, and ending the Inca Trail hike at the Inti Punku or the “Sun Gate,” the entrance to the mysterious Lost City of the Incas.

Book your Inca Trail Permit well in advance if you plan to hike the Inca Trail this 2023. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a popular trek, 100% bucket list worthy, and spaces fill up quickly! For travelers with schedule or budget restrictions, we are glad to offer the amazing Short Inca Trail (2 days and 1 night). It includes hiking on day 1 and the great Machu Picchu tour on day 2!

Trip Details For Classic 4 Day Inca Trail Trek

Tour Location: The world-famous Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is located within Urubamba Province in the Cusco region of Southern Peru, on the right bank of the Urubamba River in the Vilcanota mountain range.

Tour Type: Hiking, Camping, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures, iconic 4-day, 3-night hike from the high Andes to the jungle, passing gorgeous scenery and unforgettable wonder to Machu Picchu via its exclusive Sun Gate

Adventure Rating: ★★★★★ The difficulty of the 4-day Inca Trail is considered to be a Moderate to Challenging level hiking and camping adventure, and rewarding experience. high altitude trek designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking – Hikers should be reasonably fit and healthy.

Group Sizes: (Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl). Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Couple travelers, friend travelers, family groups are welcome to experience the path of the original Inca Trail to the World Wonder of Machu Picchu

Acclimatization: We recommend spending at least 2 days acclimatizing in Cusco before embarking on the 4-day trek to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the trek

Limited Spaces: YES, to protect the historical trail, the number of people allowed to hike the Inca Trail 4 days is just 500 people per day (approximately 200 visitors and 300 trekking staff). Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and are in very high demand: they can sell out as much as 5-4 months in advance! That is why, you should reserve your space as soon as possible.

What's it like

If you’re planning to hike or trek one of the most sought after trek in Peru and experience an authentic Incan path on a trek to Machu Picchu. Then, our 4-day Inca Trail trek is perfect to hike one of the world’s oldest pilgrimage routes and visit Machu Picchu.

Venture into the heart of the ancient Inca Empire as you go out of your comfort zone and explore the Iconic Inca Trail; enjoy the natural wonders, visit the ancient Inca sites, interact with our local porters, and experience the best of Peruvian food while you meet new friends and arrive in Machu Picchu through the mountains.

Hike the classic Inca Trail Route with the Company Peru Spirit Adventure, experts in tailormade travel to Peru; is discovering a new hiking and camping experience where simplicity becomes an experience of a lifetime as you challenge yourself to complete the epic and world-famous Inca Trail.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek package is superb option for those most daring choose to trek to Machu Picchu — whether you’re traveling by yourself, with a partner, or with a small group of friends looking for inspiring and life-changing trekking experiences.

Join us and take a private Machu Picchu hiking tour or hike the classic Inca Trail in a private service or small group with like-minded trekkers from all over the world, of different ages and genders on the trip of a lifetime.

Highlights of the Inca Trail Hike

  • Embark on a classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu and hike the Peru´s most famous treks and one of the most well-known and popular hikes in the world.
  • Walk along an ancient and sacred Inca path that is packed with history, flora, and fauna; and visit incredible archaeological sites that’ll take you back in time.
  • During this four-day, three-night adventure trekking tour to Machu Picchu, witness the sheer beauty of the Andes with its towering mountains and luscious, rolling, green hills.
  • Retrace the original paved Inca pathway as Ancient Incas as you hike through the Sun Gate into Machu Picchu and discover the secrets of the Incas
  • Experience an epic adventure in the Peruvian Andes and enter Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Intipunku), a unique experience only for hikers on the Inca Trail.
  • Take an epic hike to Machu Picchu and spend your nights in the protective arms of Mother Nature in our comfortable campsites and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Machu Picchu

Itinerary At a Glance

  • DAY
    Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Piscacucho (KM 82) - Llactapata - Ayapata

    Depart your hotel at 4:30 am and drive in prívate van to Km 82, where starts the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. Hike along ancient paths and explore Inca archaeological sites while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery of towering mountains and snowy glaciers. Training day! 8.7 miles/14 km, (about 6-7hrs hiking) / The first campsite is at 3300m (10826ft)

  • DAY
    Ayapata - Dead Woman´s Pass - Runkurakay Pass - Chaquiqocha

    The most challenging and longest day of the 4-day Machu Picchu Trek. Conquer the challenging hike up, passing through 2 mountains in 10 hours of hiking: The first mountain is Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the Inca Trail at 4215m (13829ft). The second mountain is Runqurakay Pass at 4000m (13123ft); and enjoy wonderful views all around and visit archaeological sites. The Challenge! 9-94 miles/16 km (about 10hrs hiking) / The second campsite is at 3600m (11811ft)

  • DAY
    Chaquiqocha - Phuyupatamarka - Intipata - Wiñay Wayna

    On the most beautiful and relaxing day, hiking is only 6 hours through different ecological zones. Witness your surroundings change as you enter the thick jungle and visit Wiñay Wayna archaeological site, which is 2600m (8530ft) above sea level. The easy day! 6.2 miles/10km (about 5hrs hiking) / The tird campsite is at 2650m (8694ft)

  • DAY
    Wiñay Wayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

    Wake up early and hike for 2 hours to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, from where you will have your first glimpse of the Inca citadel. Explore Machu Picchu and learn all its mysteries and secrets from your expert local guide. Then, take train and bus back to Cusco. The grand day! 3.7 miles/6km (about 2.5hrs hiking) / Return to your hotel in Cusco around 7:30pm

Why you'll love the Inca Trail 4 days hike?

  • As you set out on your 4-day adventure in the mountains and lush jungle, you’ll feel a thrill knowing that you’re going to witness some incredible sights.
  • Your Inca trek will start in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the quaint community of Piscacucho, around two and a half hours from Cusco.
  • You’ll witness some interesting archaeological sites like Llactapata.
  • You’ll head up to the highest part of the trek, Dead Woman’s Pass, before descending into the tropical jungle where the marvel that is Machu Picchu is located.
  • Along the rest of the route, you’ll be able to observe some truly stunning local flora and fauna, including over 250 types of orchids, 450 species of birds, and
  • perhaps the spectacled bear, who Paddington was based on!
  • You’ll also stop off at other fascinating archaeological sites, which include Runkurakay, Sayaqmarka, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Wiñay Wayna, and Inti Punku or Sun Gate.
  • On the last day, you’ll be entering Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, something that only those who opt to hike the Inca Trail get the chance to do.
  • You’ll explore the ancient Inca citadel with your guide and learn about its history and secrets.
  • Take your time and relax as you soak up the magic of the Incas in this wonderful site before heading back to Cusco.

Full Itinerary of the 4 days Inca Trail Trek

Pre-trek briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel lobby in Cusco the night before the “Hike the 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” to go over the itinerary and you’ll able to take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trek begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Day 1: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Piscacucho (KM 82) - Llactapata - Ayapata

We start the Inca Trail adventure 4 days of your lifetime by picking you up from your hotel in Cusco around 4:30 a.m. If you stay in the Sacred Valley, like Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, the pick-up will be after 6:00 a.m. (exact time will be confirmed in the briefing time).

We will then drive to the Inca Trail trailhead, Piscacucho, also known as Km 82, where the 4-day/3-night Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins. Along the way, we’ll enjoy amazing views of the Urubamba Mountain with the Chicon glacier clearly visible in the background as well as Mount Veronica and the Urubamba River.

After driving around two hours through the Sacred Valley in a private transport, we’ll stop at Ollantaytambo, where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast with amazing views of the Inca site and the mountains; you will also have the opportunity to buy some last-minute things for the trek.

Following breakfast, we’ll continue driving to Km 82 and arrive at the trailhead around 8:00 a.m. Upon we arrive to Piscacucho, we will have a free time to organize and pack our last staff, use the bathroom, applying sunscreen, insect repellent and check everything before to begin the hike.

Onward, we’ll next go to the Inca Trail checkpoint, where we will have to show the original passport and the Inca Trail permit, and begin our spectacular adventure to the Legendary Lost city of the Incas. Just make sure to carry your passport and (we take care of all the necessary paperwork at the time of booking and all these documents will be carried by your tour guide)

After passing the Inca Trail checkpoint, we’ll follow the old Inca Trail, which was used by Inca emperors and their entourage to get to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail begins at 2,720 m (8,923 ft) above sea level, and we’ll begin by crossing the Vilcanota River.

The first section of the trail is a relatively easy hike, and as we ascend, we’ll start to have beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, as well as Inca ruins. We’ll be able to see the Inca fortress called Huillca Raccay, as well as the vast and incredible Inca site of Patallacta, which means “high town” or “town on the hill” in Quechua.

After over the history, we’ll back on the trail to continue hiking for 2 hours to Hatunchaca (2,598 m/ 8,525 ft.) which is the lunch spot. As we venture onwards, we will be surrounded by the pure nature and amazing views of the Urubamba mountain range and the beautiful snow-capped peak of Wakaywillca (5,860 m/ 19,225ft.) also known a Veronica.

After a delightful meal, we’ll continue hiking up for 2.5hrs through the small village of Wayllabamba to reach the first campsite, known Ayapata (3,300 m/ 10,829 ft.).

Once we get to the campsite the staff of Peru Spirit Adventure will welcome you to your camp and show you to your tent. Then you will have time to take rest and dress with a warm jacket before happy hour. After we will have a happy hour with hot chocolate, milk, coffee, a variety of tea and followed by dinner, and briefing for the second day.

Day 2: Ayapata - Dead Woman´s Pass - Runkurakay Pass - Chaquiqocha

After waking up early and delicious breakfast, we will start our hike up following the ancient path towards the famous Dead Woman´s Pass!
The first two hours, we will hike up through the cloud forest to Llulluchapampa (3,800 m/ 12,460 ft.), which is a small camp and last place to buy supplies. After a short break, we will continue our hiking another two hours to the highest pass of the Inca trail, Known in Quechua Abra Warmi wañusca or Dead Women´s Pass in English (4,215 m/ 13,825 ft.). At the highest point normally many hikers reach this altitude and this is the best award for celebrating. Besides, we will admire the majesty of the highest pass of the Inca Trail.

Afterwards, we will start to descend to the Pacaymayu camp for lunch. After Lunch, we continue to ascend 1 hr to the Inca site of Runkuracay (pile of ruins) this is a circular complex is located on the top of the mountain. After guiding tour of the Runkuracay, we follow the trail leads us to the second highest point of the Inca Trail, Called Runkuracay´s Pass (3,950 m/ 12,959 ft.). Along the way, we will have spectacular views of the snow-capped mountain range of Urubamba and Vilcabamba in a distance. Also a beautiful lagoon.

Afterward, we descend towards the next Inca ruin as known Sayaqmarca “Dominant town or inaccessible town” (3,650 m/ 12,000 ft.). At the place, we will have a chance to observe one of the most amazing sunsets over the Vilcabamba mountain range and Aobamba valley! After Sayaqmarca Inca ruins, we hike down for 30 minutes through the jungle with orchids and bromeliads to our campsite for the night at Chaquicocha (3,600 m/ 11,800ft.).

We choose this campsite because it is less crowded and will allow us a more peaceful encounter with nature! If the weather allows, you will get to enjoy the blue sky and see the Inca constellation, eventually, we will go to take a rest and have sweet dreams in the quiet spot.

Day 3: Chaquiqocha - Phuyupatamarka - Intipata - Wiñay Wayna

This day is the most impressive day with many views of the Vilcabamba mountain range and the sacred mountain of Salkantay. After waking up with a steamy cup of coca tea followed breakfast, we begin to hike for two hours until we reach Phuyupatamarca (3,680 m/ 12,073ft.).

On the way, we will pass through the tunnel and hike way above Urubamba valley with stunning views of peaks of Salkantay, Veronica, and Pumasillo that spread out on either side of the trail. From Phuyutamaraca archeological site, we head into the rainforest! Where we will hike downhill for 3 hr through steep staircase towards our third campsite, known Wiñay Wayna (forever young).

But before to get to the lunch place we stop at Intipata archeological site that is on an elevated perch overlooking the Urubamba rive! To take a rest and take some pictures. Then, we continue hiking down for 30 minutes to reach the lunch spot and stay there.

Following lunch, we will have time to take rest and then go to explore the archeological site of Wiñaywayna where we receive a comprehensive guided tour of your trekking guide. Later on, you will enjoy the afternoon tea followed by the last dinner prepared by your chef of the tour. Eventually, we go to sleep because the next day is the big day for everyone.

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

After early wake-up and breakfast, we wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first to begin to hike when they open the gate at 5:30 am. We will complete the final stretch of the Inca trail for 2hr until Machu Picchu. After passing the last checkpoint of the Inca trail, we hike about 1hr through fairly easy going trail and cloud forest to reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate).

From where we can see the sunrise over the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the Andes. Then we hike down for 1 hr to approach Machu Picchu. Along the way down, the views of the Inca city just get better and better. Upon your arrival, you will have a free time to take pictures of the Machu Picchu! Before overcrowding.

At 8 am we´ll reach the final checkpoint and enter Machu Picchu to start the guiding private tour for 2 hr. After guiding tour, you will have a free time to explore the Machu Picchu ruin on your own or climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain (must be arranged in advance the Huayna Picchu ticket).

When you are finished exploring the Machu Picchu Inca citadel you will catch a shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes for 30 minutes to enjoy your lunch (Not Included). Later on, you will take a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where our private van will be waiting for you to transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. Our Classic Inca Trail 4 days Trek to Machu Picchu will end at your hotel.

What Is Included For The Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu?

  • Pre-Trek briefing the night before the trek to go over the itinerary
  • Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco on the morning of the Inca Trail 4 days trek
  • Private transportation from your hotel to the starting point of the Inca Trail hike Km 82
  • Personal porter up to 7 kg/14 pounds to carry your overnight gear
  • English speaking professional guide who is highly experienced in trekking
  • 3 person, 4 season tents (2 people in large and comfortable Eureka Timberline Tents)
  • Air mattress to put under your sleeping bag for 3 nights camping
  • Meals: Breakfast (3), lunch (3), dinner (3), and tea time every afternoon, and snacks on the trail
  • One duffle bag, where you put your personal belongings up to a maximum weight of 7 kg / 15.4 lb (this weight includes your sleeping bag).
  • Dietary needs: able to cater to any dietary preference/need
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Dining tent (with table, stools, chairs, etc.).
  • Hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
  • Chef and cooking equipment and cooking tent
  • Permit to the Classic Inca Trail and entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
  • Bus tickets from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes town
  • Private toilet tent, with a normal toilet seat – this is only for our group
  • Porters to carry tents, food and cooking equipment
  • Boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and afternoon
  • Expedition Tourist Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu

What Is Not Included For The Inca Trail 4 Days Trek?

  • Flights
  • Hotel before/after the trek
  • Breakfast on day 1
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Extra hikes within Machu Picchu like Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain: $75 USD per person – please note if you choose this option, you need to booked in advance
  • Sleeping bags and walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Tip for your guides, cook and porters of Peru Spirit
  • Items of a personal nature and souvenirs
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes

Packing List For The 4 day 3 night INCA TRAIL Trek

  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Headlamp.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Deep or mosquito repellent.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day. Note: Maximum allowed in Machu Picchu is 25 liters, but the smaller the better.
  • Rain gear (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain anytime of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit. We recommend you bring
    anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.

Price of the tour of Classic Inca Trail 4 Days trek to Machu Picchu


  • Price for 2 trekkers $1450 USD per person
  • Price for 3 trekkers $1400 USD per person
  • Price for 4 trekkers $1350 USD per person
  • Price for 5 trekkers $1300 USD per person
  • Price for 6 trekkers (We have special rates for groups, which are over 6ppl. Contact us)

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    Machu Picchu new Regulations 2022 – INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU

    In 1983 Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the international organization that preserves and protects natural and cultural heritages around the world. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu in the last few years and worries that these crowds are damaging the ruins. They recommended new regulations to decrease the foot traffic in the ruins, which Peru’s Ministry of Tourism and External Commerce (Mincetur) has agreed to.

    These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4-hour stays. Tickets to Machu Picchu will now be separated into three daily shifts: early morning (6 AM – 9 AM), late morning (9 AM – 12 PM) and early afternoon (12 PM – 3 PM). Within these shifts, visitors must designate a specific hour to visit.

    This is to regulate foot traffic into the ruins – each hour will be limited to 600 visitors so no more than 2400 visitors will be in the citadel at any time.

    The new regulations will have a direct impact on hiking the two mountains next to Machu PicchuHuaynapicchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. In order to enjoy your tour of the ruins and hike Huaynapicchu without rushing, you will need an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huaynapicchu tickets will go from $ 35 per person to $ 75 per person.

    All tours include entrance to Machu Picchu, but in order to hike Huaynapicchu safely, we will need to purchase a second Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huaynapicchu permit which will cost a total of $ 75 pp. These new rules will start on January 1, 2019, and will apply to all tours.

    If you have booked Huaynapicchu with Peru Spirit Adventure and do not want to pay this higher fee, please write us to

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    Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

    • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


    We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees. The deposit amount depends on the type of itinerary you will book, as follows;

    • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

    FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
    • All banking fees will be covered by the client



    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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