Incas Legacy & Short inca Trail

8 Days & 7 Nightsstarting from US $1430 per person


Cusco, sacred Valley, and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Explore the highlights of the city of Cusco city and surrounding Inca sites, the South Valley of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with our Cusco & Short Inca Trail 8 Days package. You will have the chance to indulge in a unique and lifetime experience.

Cusco is a magical city dotted with countless stories dated from pre-Inca, Inca, and colonial times, three periods in time that framed the Cusco city as the historical capital of Peru and the cultural world heritage; its streets, squares, and archaeological monuments, are unique and impressive and how not to mention the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, one of the most 10 top trekking activities worldwide recognized.

Our 8-day Cusco and Inca Trail package is designed to provide an in-depth and authentic experience at every site that Cusco offers. Come with us and get the chance to discover the highlights of Cusco city, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, its villages, markets, the astounding archaeological remains that dazzle those who visit it, and a four-day adventure trip on the famous Inca Trail that will take you to the lost citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Immerse in the history and traditions of the Andean Culture through these eight days of adventure, a unique and lifetime experience. Contact us at and customize your trip with us

Trip Details


  • Cusco city center, plazas, and important streets.
  • Qoricancha temple (Sun temple)
  • Megalithic constructions of Saqsayhuaman and surrounding sites.
  • The Southern Valley of Cusco City.
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas and archeological sites.
  • Sun temple at Ollantaytambo sites.
  • A short hike at Pisaq Inca site.
  • Hike the Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu citadel.
  • Experience the train ride.


Route Map

Inca Legacy and Short Inca Trail 8 Days

Cusco Capital of the Incan Empire and Short Inca Trail

Cusco city and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will take you to the Peruvian highland, exploring the andes and stunning landscapes, remote villages, local farmlands, formidable Inca sites, exuverant vegetation. explore de Vilcanota mountain range hearing stories of the Incas, culture and discover Machu Picchu, ¨The lost Inca city¨. Don't miss the chance to explore and live a life time experience with Kuntur Peru Travel.

Trip Overview

The city of Cusco offers some of the most impressive destinations in Peru. Cusco city itself is already a historical and cultural center by excellence, as it was the capital of the largest empire in the Americas; its most outstanding archaeological sites, such as Saqsayhuaman, Quenqo, Pukapucara, and Tambomachay, are just a welcome sample for all visitors and along with the Sacred Valley of the Incas are the best destinations that every traveler should not miss, however, if to all this we add an adventure experience as the famous Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it becomes a unique and lifetime adventure experience. Come with us, and do not miss the opportunity to explore the best that only Cusco and the Inca Trail have to offer you. Book with us now and live an unforgettable experience.

All our Cusco tour packages have as a final destination Machu Picchu citadel, either by train or hiking the Inca Trail. But if you want to add some tour destinations after the program, we will help you find the best option. Cusco has unbeatable destinations such as Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake, which are some of the most popular day tours.

A glimpse of our Itinerary

Day 1 Airport Pick Up – City Center walking tour

Welcome to Cusco city! The capital of the Incan Empire. Check in at the hotel and explore Cusco city on a short walk in downtown. Main Square, streets, and local market

Day 2 Introducing the best of Cusco City

Explore the center and surrounding sites of Cusco city, a five hours tour where you will know the highlights of the imperial city. The Sun temple, Cathedral (optional), and 4 Inca sites.

Day 3 Cusco South Valley tour

Explore the Cusco’s southern Valley and discover picturesque Villages, beautiful landscapes, and astounding archeological sites. Explore Pikillaqta, a pre-Incan archeological site, and a Colonial church considered as the Sistine Chapel of America.

Day 4 Exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas

A journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the most important sites in the valley. Llama farm, Experience a short hike at the Pisaq site, visiting the handicraft market in town, the tour ends at Ollantaytambo.

Day 5  Chinchero, Maras Moray – Salineras

Explore the other side of the sacred valley. You will find unique places and sites from pre-Inca, Inca, and colonial times, get the chance to visit one of the alpaca weaving centers at Chinchero town.

Day 6  Short Inca Trail Expedition Day 1 

Embark on a train ride from Ollantaytambo station towards Chachabamba at km 104 for a hiking adventure on the famous short version Inca trail that will take you to Machu Picchu citadel, a 6 to 7 hours trek, which will connect you with nature, mountains, and unbelievable archeological remains, take the bus ride down to Aguas Calientes town to stay in a 3 * hotel.

Day 7  Discovering Machu Picchu citadel – back to Cusco.

Explore Machu Picchu citadel on 3 3-hour guided tour; temples, altars, and important residences are to be discovered. Experience the train ride back to Ollantaytambo station and return to your hotel in Cusco City.

Day 8  Transfer hotel to Cuscos airport.

Thanks for your visit! We will transfer you to the Airport. Adios Cusco!

What to expect

  • Pick up and transfer to Cusco airport
  • All private transportation is included in the program.
  • English / Spanish experienced tour guides
  • All entrance fees as described in the itinerary.
  • Expedition service train tickets.
  • All bus tickets to visit Machu Picchu citadel.
  • 3 hrs Machu Picchu guided tour on the last day.
  • 100% Customizable program

Degree of difficulty

The city tour in Cusco and the Sacred Valley doesn’t involve prolonged hiking activity; doing these tours will help you to acclimate and adapt before any camping tour in the mountains. Day tours in Cusco are considered an easy and relaxing activity. While the Short Inca trail is rated as a moderate or demanding activity, considering the high altitudes, length of walking, and 5th strenuous summits difficulty; it is suggested to acclimatize two days before the trekking. This hiking experience can be done year-round except in February because of trail maintenance and heavy rain season. However, you will have a better experience during the dry season. (March – November)

Why you should go with us

  • Kuntur Peru Travel is a fully locally owned tour operator and certified travel company with all licenses to operate Inca trail tours and alternative treks.
  • Experience is the key! Long tracking record tour guides, graduated from the university and recognized institutes of Cusco city.
  • We deliver our tour services with safety standards, ethics, and responsibility; we rely on the opinions of our travelers.
  • Book and travel! Your trip is confirmed once you book the tour service; we don’t transfer the service to other tour groups. So that you book with us, you go with us.
  • Quality of services is our personal motto, so we provide both as small groups, no more than 8 pp., and private tour services.
  • No hidden charges! You pay the cost of your trip with all services included as mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Tailor-made tours and customizable experiences to the needs of our travelers.
  • Our guides are natives of Cusco city, fluent English speaking, friendly, and great storytellers.
  • Our management center is located in Cusco city. Therefore, we have everything in control nearby.


The itinerary below has been designed according to technical criteria based on the experiences of expert trekking guides who have hiked the 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu for years; the timings are average to a regular trekker under favorable conditions. However, this may vary depending on physical preparation, health, age, weather conditions during the hike, and the number of participants in the group. In addition, lunch spots and campsites may change consequently to adapt to the circumstances and needs of the group.

Day 1 Airport pick up Cusco city

Cusco City is located on the east side of the Andes, southern Peru, at 3,450 m/ 11,318 ft. Today a Kuntur Peru representative or tour guide will pick you up from Belasco Astete airport in Cusco, You will be given a brief welcome introduction about the city while you will be driven to your hotel.

You will be invited to have a free walking tour in down town exploring the plaza, important streets, restaurants, shops, and markets. However, we understand about your long traverse flying across the ocean and the altitude in Cusco is strenuous, so that take a rest the rest of the day may help you to adapt and recover your energy to continue on the coming days of your Kuntur Peru Travel Package.

Arrival Date Cusco City:

Flight number: ……., time ….…

Hotel in Cusco: …….

Have a good time overnight in Cusco City!

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Hiking Distance
    11 km/ 6.83 miles.

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    6 hrs. approx.

  • Highest elevation
    4,450 m / 14,596 ft.

  • Camp elevation
    4,450 m / 14,596 ft.

Day 2 Cusco city tour & surrounding sites

Upon the first day of our program, we will visit the surrounding sites out of Cusco City. We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 am to drive towards Tambomachay ruins, where you will see a small Inca construction, walls, and sacred water fountains; near Tambomachay is Pukapukara, another Inca site made up of small enclosures and a Platform from where you will have a panoramic view of mountains and Cusco valley, carry on in a private transport you will get Qenqo, a mysterious site with stone altars and big niches built over a massive natural rock outcrop, where Inca priest took out ritual practices, the tour continues toward Saqsayhuaman to admire its megalithic constructions. From Saqsayhuaman, you will be driven down to Cusco’s main square, where we will have the chance to visit the Cathedral (optional), considered an art museum for its invaluable collection of paintings made by Andean people in the XVI century. You will end up on our city tour visiting Qoricancha, the Sun temple of the Incas.

Enjoy the city tour the way only Kuntur Peru knows to do, avoiding the crowds; we are engaged in providing a memorable experience to all our travelers.

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.

  • Hiking Distance
    18 km/ 11.18 miles

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    6 hours approx.

  • Highest elevation
    4,632 m / 15,193 ft.

  • Camp elevation
    2,750m / 9,020ft.

Day 3 Cusco South Valley tour

We will pick you up at 08:00 AM from your hotel or place of stay in the city of Cusco; it is recommended to stay near the downtown of Cusco city.

On board a private transport with your guide, you will travel to the southern part of Cusco city; the first tourist attraction to visit will be Tipon, one hour from the city, an archaeological site known for its irrigation system and agricultural terraces from the Inca period. Tipon is also known as the temple of water since the water fountains have a unique interpretation of the origin of the culture.

We will continue the journey further south toward Pikillaqta, a pre-Inca urban center belonging to Wari culture, an ancient citadel made up of rectangular enclosures and extensive passages and walled urban centers. You will have views of the wetland of the Huacarpay Lagoon, located in the village of Lucre.

Finally, we will have a visit to the district of Andahuaylillas, where the Church of San Pedro Apostle of Andahuaylillas (Sistine Chapel of America) dated from the XVII century, keeps one of the most beautiful examples of Colonial Art, with gilded altars, murals, paintings, and polychrome ceilings.

After the tour in Aldahuaylillas, we will return to Cusco City, arriving around 15:00 hours.

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.

  • Hiking Distance
    15 km/ 9.32 miles

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    6 hours approx.

  • Highest elevation
    2,750 m / 9,020 ft.

  • Camp elevation
    2,050m/ 6,724 ft

Day 4 Cusco – Llama farm – Pisaq ruins – Ollantaytambo

Today, we explore the most outstanding sites of the Sacred Valley. From Cusco city, we will drive towards Pisaq village; on the way, we will stop at Ahuanacancha, where you will see the variety of South American camelids and distinguish a Llama between the Alpaca, their background history, their economic importance for the Incas, and more. Continuing ahead, you will witness the natural beauty of the Sacred Valley and massive farmlands from the lookout point; the tour continues to Pisaq town, then up to the mountain where it is located the first archeological site, also called Pisaq, your guide will give you introductory information about the site, then take a short hike around the archeological complex. On the way back to the town, get the chance to visit the Pisaq market, where you will find a wide variety of handicrafts perfect for gifts. The journey continues driving throughout the Sacred Valley toward Urubaba town, where you will stop to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, continue for half an hour more to Ollantaytambo, an astounding archeological site known for its Sun temple and its impressive stone walls built on a millimetric precision.

Stay at Ollantaytambo village in a 3* stars hotel, later get the chance to explore the traditional town set up over the foundation of Incan constructions.

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    Meals Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.

  • Hiking Distance
    17 km / 10.5 miles

  • Difficulty

  • Hike Duration
    7 – 8 Hrs. Approx

  • Highest elevation
    2,850 m / 9,348 ft.

  • Lodging
    3* Hotel

Day 5 Chinchero – Maras, Moray – Salineras – Ollantaytambo

On the third day of the program, you will explore the other side of the Valley. You will leave the hotel from Ollantaytambo toward Chinchero, an archeological site considered the residence of the Tupac Inca Yunpanqui ruler. You will have the chance to explore the enclosures, farming terraces, and colonial church if possible; at the end of the tour, visit the weaving center, where you will learn ancient techniques for weaving blankets and clothing; from Chinchero carry on driving 40 minutes to Maras town, then towards Moray, an archeological site made up primarily for circular terraces intended to improve some products for agriculture. After a walking tour around the farming terraces, go on board our transport onward to the last destination at the saltwater wells of Maras town, there you will witness how locals obtain the salt that comes out through the water spring, its artisanal extraction, get the chance to taste and know how the famous Maras salt is classified for its sell and consumption.

After having enjoyed the day exploring the sites up on the sides of the Sacred Valley, we will drive back to Ollantaytambo to get the second overnight in the village; you will have enough time to pack your backpack for the coming days’ adventure on the 5 Days Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

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    Meals Included
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  • Tour Duration 
    3 hrs Guided.

  • Activity
    Site Exploration.

  • Transportation
    Train / Private Bus.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Cusco.

Day 6 Ollantaytambo town – Chachabamba – Machu Picchu

We will board the expedition train service bound Chachabamba (Km 104) 2,150 m / 7,053 ft. The trailhead of our adventure; once we pass the checkpoint, we will go to explore Chachabamba, a lesser-known yet archeological remain made up of enclosures and stone altars, as most Inca sites were built primarily for both military and religious purposes; our expert guide will give you detailed information about the Inca site.

After touring the Chachabamba, the trail goes on a gradual uphill hike for about 3 hours to Wiñayhuayna ruins (2,650 m / 8,694 ft.) Arguably this is the most beautiful Inca site along the Inca Trail. After a guided tour, we will enjoy our box lunch at the campsite near Wiñayhuayna.

In the afternoon, it takes about an hour and a half to Inti Punku (The Sun gate). You will get the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu from a long distance; this is undoubtedly the highlight of our Short Inca Trail Journey. After contemplating the views of the citadel, we will continue for 30 more minutes to the entrance to take a bus ride down to Aguas Calientes town; Our 2-day short Inca Trail excursion includes an overnight stay at a 3* hotel accommodating in town.

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    Meals Included
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  • Tour Duration 
    3 hrs Guided.

  • Activity
    Site Exploration.

  • Transportation
    Train / Private Bus.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Cusco.

Day 7 Machu Picchu Discovery – Back to Cusco 

Upon the seventh day of the program Cusco & Short Inca Trail 8 Days, we will be exclusively dedicated to exploring, interpreting, and discovering the most iconic archeological remain in Peru, the Machu Picchu Inca citadel, get first-hand information from someone who has visited Machu Picchu hundreds of times, Machu Picchu is not a simple site, but a whole complex full of stories, mysteries, and enigmas. To us, it is the core of all our adventures.

For today, your trekking guide will pick you up early from the hotel, and together you will take the 25 minutes bus ride up to the citadel; please note it is crucial to carry your passport, as it must be shown before you enter the citadel, once is done your guide will take you upwards the lookout point to get the panoramic views of Machu Picchu citadel with the enclosures, Huaynapicchu mountain, you will see the entire site surrounded by Vilcanota river, if you go in the early mornings, you will witness seeing the mist rises as the sun’s rays hit the cold and wet environment a unique phenomenon that can only be seen in the mornings, once you have done taking your amazing photos, the guide will start with a background introduction, and a two-plus hours guided tour, within the citadel exploring the residences, enclosures, temples, altars, and more. After the tour, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town, where you will have enough time for lunch; in the afternoon, board the expedition train service back to Ollantaytambo town then, carry on in our private transport back to your hotel in Cusco city.

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    Meals Included
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  • Tour Duration 
    3 hrs Guided.

  • Activity
    Site Exploration.

  • Transportation
    Train / Private Bus.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Cusco.

Day 8 Transfer to the airport Cusco city

We will pick you up from your hotel at the corresponding time and transfer you to Cusco airport. The airport is about 20 minutes from downtown. Please note you must be at least two hours before your flight departure at the airport to prevent car traffic or any inconvenience.

We thank you for choosing us to make your epic adventure in the Cusquenian Andes, we hope you had a great experience traveling with Kuntur Peru Travel.

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    Meals Included
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  • Tour Duration 
    3 hrs Guided.

  • Activity
    Site Exploration.

  • Transportation
    Train / Private Bus.

  • Accommodation
    Hotel in Cusco.


Cusco and Short Inca Trail 8D Includes

Cusco, South Valley & Sacred Valley

  • Airport pick up to the hotel in Cusco
  • All private transportation.
  • All entrance tickets for sites.
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfer to the airport from the hotel

Short Inca Trail 2 days

  • Pick up from the hotel
  • English-speaking local Tour Guide.
  • Private Transportation to Ollantaytambo station.
  • Expedition train service to km 104, the trailhead.
  • Inca Trail entrance tickets.
  • Rain Poncho if trekking during the rainy season.
  • Box Lunch to carry.
  • Extra water bottle for the trek.
  • Snacks consist of a pack of fruit, cookies, and some candies.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Small oxygen bottle.
  • Bus ticket to Aguas Calientes town on day 1
  • 3* Hotel accommodation at Machu Picchu town.
  • Dinner at Aguas Calientes town.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu citadel on day 2.
  • Expedition train service back to Ollantaytambo station.
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco or Sacred Valley


  • 4 nights hotel In Cusco city
  • 2 nights at Ollantaytambo town
  • 1 night at Aguas Calientes town

The Package does not include

  • Meals on the City Tour
  • Meals on South Valley tour
  • Meals on Sacred Valley tour
  • Last lunch on Short Inca Trail
  • Personal hiking gear (available for rent)
  • Domestic flights
  • Any personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratitude


The pricing below is subject to a new Peruvian law governing the employment of porters on the Inca Trail. These changes are expected to substantially raise the cost of operating Inca Trail tours for all accredited tour companies. 

$1530.00 per person Price based on 2 people in the group

  • Price for 2 trekkers: 1530.00 USD per person
  • Price for 3-4 trekkers: 1490.00 USD per person
  • Price for 5-6 trekkers: 1430.00 USD per person


Students have benefits traveling in Peru! Museums, tourist tickets, archaeological sites, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, and more. Get discounts by presenting your International Student Identity Card (ISIC); students under the age of 17 and children do not need the ISIC. To apply for a discount, email us with a copy of the ISIC and passport at the time of booking for a trek or tour to

We will be glad to help you.

  • Student discount (only with active green ISIC card): US$ 30.00
  • Students from 12 to 17 years. US$ 30.00 Discount
  • Children from 5 to 12 years. US$ 30.00 Discount


Good offer! The prices of items set in the following list are adjusted for the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. However, for a group booking from 8+ up to 12 hikers, we will consider a discount on the price of an item or a free walking tour in Cusco city.

  • Set of pro trekking poles – US$10.00
  • Sleeping bag – US$15.00 (if apply for camping option)
  • Inflatable mattress  – US$ 15.00 (if apply for camping option)
  • Single Tent – US$50.00 (if apply for camping option)
  • Foam mattress – included in the tour service (if apply for camping option)


The Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu mountains are additional hikes within the Machu Picchu citadel; these admission tickets are subject to availability, as they are usually sold out quickly.

  • Huaynapicchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.
  • Machu Picchu Mt. entrance fee: USD 75.00 extra per person.

Back and forth Expedition train service is included on the 8 days package. Peru rail train services and rates are subject to its schedules and availability; if the train ride ends at Ollantaytambo or any other train station, we will be there waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. All our services end once you are at your accommodation in Cusco City.

Train upgrade to Vistadome service one way (Departing from Aguas Calientes town)

  • Vistadome Train service (one-way trip): USD 75.00 additional per person
  • 4 Stars Hotel at Macchu Picchu town: USD 70.00 additional per person

Groups booking


From USD 1390.00 per person. 8+ up to 12 participants in the group.  Please note advance booking is required.

We reward your preference! More details will be available if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, such as walking tours in Cusco City, discounts on items for camping activities, and personal discounts. Contact us at

Details on Equipment

CAMPING OPTION We care about the safety and satisfaction of our adventurers during the trekking tours, Kuntur Peru provides the best quality items for outdoor adventures, igloo-type tents resistant to snow and heavy rain are perfect for camping in the mountains, branded inflatable mattresses and trekking poles, first aid kid and oxygen bottle to prevent high altitude sickness. Safety is our main priority in every trekking activity.

  • Thermarest inflatable mattresses 1.5 inches thick.
  • Four-season tent (Eureka K-2 tx) for two people.
  • Adjustable Black Diamond, Leky, or Branded Trekking Poles.
  • Expeditions train service. Standard windows at the sides and ceiling, additional front table.
  • Vistadome train service. With panoramic windows and ceilings, snack service, and a dance show on board included.
  • We provide 3* hotel rooms in Machu Picchu town if you want a private bedroom, select single accommodation when booking for an additional cost.

Trip Info

Weather on trek
Hiking through the Quarry trek is a very high-altitude activity, therefore, the weather may be cold and unpredictable. The nights on this trek are usually around 14 F. / -10 C. And in the early mornings of the dry season, during the day, it can get quite warm if the sun is out, anywhere from 60-75F/15-24C. Keep in mind that if the weather is rainy or cloudy, it will be windy and colder, and it may change instantaneously, particularly when going up at the high-altitude passes; as with any high-altitude hike, you should bring plenty of layers to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures and conditions as well as appropriate sun/rain protection.

Pre-departure notes

It is highly recommended to spend at least two days before any trekking activity acclimating to the altitude in the Andes; drinking enough water and avoiding heavy meals also help you to adapt quickly to the environment. Cusco is an Andean city located at 3,399 m. / 11,151 ft. We suggest doing short day tours in and around the city.

It is imperative to attend the pre-trek briefing a day before the scheduled date of the trip, usually set at 17:00 hrs. See the itinerary instructions section of the tour and its details. For additional information, speak directly to your trekking guide.

Note on Itinerary

The current itinerary described accurately expresses the trekking activities we offer. However, please, notice that due to some circumstances occasionally turns beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, strikes, and others that may force us to deviate from our original plan, in which case, we will provide you with the best alternative option available, so then you won’t miss the wonderful experience.

Note on Price

Please note. All our trekking tours, and the Inca trail tours, include a duffle bag, which means you can take additional clothing with your sleeping bag and mattress for the trek; these must be 7 kg/14 pounds max weight.

All Inca trail trekking tours are run with a pack of a trekking team (our porters), who are appointed to carry all camping equipment during the hike; the number of porters in the group is accordingly to the number of travelers booked for the tour; for more details see Inca Trail FAQs.

Camping accommodation on the trek is based on double occupancy per tent.

Accommodation in towns is at 3* hotels; Twin-bed room (matrimonial if requested), triple occupancy in case of families or friends; the single rooms are subject to a single supplement fee.

Trip Payment Schedule
At the time of booking, you must be paid 30% of the total cost of the tour; this will allow us to make the corresponding reservation and purchase some tickets that may be sold out rapidly. A month before the departure date, the balance must be paid or upon your arrival in Cusco city, the 70% left of the final balance must be paid fully.

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule

  • Minimum fee (hike permit fee): $130 per person
  • 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost
  • 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
  • 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost.

Gratuities for the trekking crew

One of the greatest ways to express your gratitude to your trekking crew for everything they do to help you to make your adventure trip is by tipping. This is a tradition of years since the beginning of the tourism industry in our region, a personal appreciation based on the team’s effort during your adventure experience. Giving gratuities might not be customary in your country, however, it’s of the utmost importance to those who will be taking care of you during the trip. Tipping inspires excellent service and is an ingrained feature in the tourism industry on many Kuntur Peru Travel destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you wish, depending on your perception of the quality and length of your trip. Remember, tipping is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Usually, participants in a group gather the tipping money for the guides, porters, and cooks; you can either do it individually, or your trekking guide will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Tipping your tour guide is more personal and should be decided based on your relationship, quality, and length of service with them and is done separately from the group or could be done individually, this generally happens once you end the tour at Machu Picchu Citadel or Machu Picchu town.

Porters: Each porter $20 – $40 USD or the equivalent in Soles (from all the group or participants)

Trekking Chef: $35 – $70 USD or the equivalent in Soles (from all groups or participants)

Trekking guide: The amount is an entirely more personal preference, however, as a guideline, $40 -80 USD per person can be used.


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  • Come across and feel safe exploring the 8 Days Cusco & Short Inca Trail with us with suitable camping gear and experienced trekking guides.
  • Experience one of the ten top trekking worldwide recognized with Kuntur Peru Travel, a direct & official local tour operator in Cusco.
  • Enjoy the natural and scenic beauty of the inter-Andean valleys and highland landscapes.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Incas interpreted by your expert tour guide, and explore the most unbelievable archeological sites throughout the trail.
  • The 8 Days Cusco & Short Inca Trail package is a unique experience; ideally for adventurers and history lovers, a pathway with astounding views and landscapes, ideal for photography.
  • Three nights camp outdoors surrounded by mountains and starry sky views.
  • Spot Andean wildlife in its natural habitat and diverse ecosystems. As well as Llamas and Alpacas wandering at the Inca sites.
  • More than a hike, the 8-Day Cusco & Short Inca trail program is a self-motivating adventure and a cultural experience in connection with nature.
  • Explore Machu Picchu citadel, and get first-hand information from our expert local tour guides.

TRIP Checklist


For Short Inca Trail, you must carry at most a 25L capacity trekking day backpack to carry your items for a day hike on the adventure trip, as it’s not allowed to enter Machu Picchu citadel with larger capacity backpacks. Here we showcase a basic list of essential items you should carry in your day pack.

  • Valid Passport. Verify your passport won’t expire at the time of the trip.
  • Sunscreen; at least 35+ fps protection is recommended.
  • Sun hat.
  • Rain jacket. The weather in the mountains is unpredictable.
  • Extra water bottle.
  • Insect repellant
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Cameras.
  • Personal First Aid kid
  • Roll paper/ Toiletries
  • Personal Snacks
  • Torch or headlamp, and extra batteries
  • Power bank
  • Trekking poles


CAMPING OPTION ONLY! It will be given to you at the pre-trek briefing a day before the departure. Please, note that 7 Kg / 15 pounds is the maximum weight. Both the sleeping bag and the foam mattress are 3 kg / 6.5 pounds in weight, which means the 4 kg left must be your clothing and personal items. The duffel bags will go straight to the campsite, then they will be given back to you at the campsite. For the 4-day Inca trail to Machu Picchu, we have a checklist of items you should bring.

  • Sleeping back (available for rent)
  • Extra clothing (trekking pants)
  • At least 3 extra pairs of socks
  • Extra T-shirts at least 4
  • Thermal pant
  • Warm jacket
  • Extra wool socks
  • Small personal towel
  • Dry bag
  • Bathing suite
  • Sandals
  • Down jacket
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Warm clothes.
  • Sweater or flees

Trip Accommodation

Camping Equipment

CAMPING OPTION! Kuntur Peru guarantees comfort and safety in all our adventure trips, our camping equipments are suitable for hiking trips in the high Andean mountains.

Enjoy the nights in our exclusively designed camping gear along every route we offer, you will spend the night in spacious four-season camping tents for two people, branded camping gear such as North Face, Black diamond, Eureka, and others; our trekking poles are lightweight aluminum material, adjustable and suitable for hiking in the mountains, sleeping pads Therma Rest trek and travel series; each of our hikers get additionally a foam mattress and small pillow to enjoy the overnights in tent.

Have the ultimate adventure experience with Kuntur Peru Travel. Trek with us, and live the adventure now!


All our adventure experiences, other than the 4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, have as our destination Aguas Calientes town, where you will spend one night prior to visiting Machu Picchu citadel, for which we have selected standard 3 * hotels for your stay, these are hotels of prestige and quality that guarantee us comfort and good service to all our adventurers. However, we are also willing to provide superior quality hotels, as long as our travelers request it.

  • 3* Inti Punku Machu Picchu hotels & suites: standard room with private bath.
  • 4*hatun inti boutique: suite room with private bath.
  • 5* Machu Picchu Pueblo by Inca Terra: Superior
  • 3*
  • 4*
  • 5* Tambo Del Inca Urubamba: Superior room with private bath.
  • 3*Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel
  • 3* Los Portales Hotel
  • 4* Casa Andina Private Collection
  • 5* Palacio del Inka by Libertador
  • 5* Monasterio Hotel by Belmond
  • 3*Pakarytampu Hotel
  • 4*Casa Andina Private Collection
  • 5* Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection
  • 5* Rio Sagrado by Belmond
  • 3* Prisma hotel: standard room with private bath.
  • 4* Jose Antonio Hotel: standard room with private bath.
  • 5*Palacio Del Inca, luxury collection Hotel: Superior room with Private bath.



  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Meet our experienced local guides, English and Spanish speaking
  • Private transportation to all sites in and out of the Cusco city center.
  • Detailed guided tour in Qoricancha (the sun temple), about an hour of exploration.
  • Explore Sacsayhuaman, the megalithic constructions site
  • Guided tour at Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay.
  • 4 to 5 hours total tour, during which you’ll learn about the Origin and history of Incan culture.
  • Take advantage of taking photos at Inca sites, guides are also skillful at taking photos.
  • Door-to-door transportation service, unless you request drop-off at a specific point in the city.


  • Passport
  • Warm clothes. Cusco’s weather is cold and windy at evenings
  • Day pack / Tote bag
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Peruvian Soles in cash

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