Tierra Biru Expeditions – Tours in Peru

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Inca trail to machupicchu: 5 days

Price from: $ 960.00 USD


Extended Trek Option

Experience the 5-Day Inca Trail Hike, following the same route as the 4-day version. This extended adventure allows more time each day, providing an enriching journey toward the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in the exploration of remarkable ruins along the intricate network of Inca Trails, all while reveling in the breathtaking landscapes spanning from the Andes to the cloud forest.

Embark on an excellent Inca Trail 5-Day Trek to Machu Picchu, delving into the cultural history of the Inca civilization through the expansive and awe-inspiring ruins of the region.

Indulge in the comfort of double tents, fully-equipped campsites with kitchens and dining tents, ensuring that your 5-day Inca Trail adventure is both enjoyable and memorable on your upcoming vacation in Peru.

  • 5-Day Inca Trail Expedition: History, culture, adventure.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Book early for permit assurance.

Tour Price

Inca Trail Expediton: 5 Days 

$ 960 USD
per person

Group Size:

Up to 16

Activity Level:


Trip Length:

5 Days


Embark on an extraordinary 5-day journey through the majestic Andes, unraveling the mysteries of the ancient Inca civilization. This unique trek unfolds across awe-inspiring landscapes—snow-capped peaks, verdant forests, and high-altitude plateaus—for an adventure like no other.

Itinerary Overview

  • DAY 1: Cusco to Inca Trail, Wayllabamba
  • DAY 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo
  • DAY 3: Pacaymayo to Phuyupatamarca
  • DAY 4: Phuyupatamarca to Puente Ruinas
  • DAY 5: Puente Ruinas, Machu Picchu – Cusco

Inca Trail Availability

Permits and Guidelines: The Inca Trail Tour takes place within the confines of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a restricted number of daily tickets are allocated. It is essential to plan in advance and acquire permits from the Tierra Biru Expeditions tour operator to guarantee your participation. Strict adherence to these guidelines is imperative to safeguard the integrity of this historical trail for the well-being of forthcoming generations.


Day 1: Start the Trek from KM 82 to Wayllabamba

Begin your journey at KM 82, embarking on a relatively easy hike of about 12km. Pass through small villages, relishing the stunning Andes Mountain views. Visit the Llactapata archaeological site before settling at the Wayllabamba campsite to acclimate and bond with fellow trekkers.

Day 2: Trek from Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

Rise early for an ascent to Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass) at 4,215m, the most challenging day covering about 11km. Enjoy stunning Andes Mountain views and a sense of accomplishment. Descend to the Pacaymayo campsite, passing through beautiful cloud forests and Inca ruins.

Day 3: Trek from Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna

Commence the day with an early hike to the second-highest pass, Runkuracay (3,970m). Descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca and continue to the beautiful Phuyupatamarca ruins. After lunch, trek through the cloud forest to the final campsite at Wiñay Wayna, offering stunning mountain views and proximity to impressive ruins.

Day 4: Trek from Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu

Wake early to hike to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) for the first view of Machu Picchu. Descend to explore the iconic ruins, guided by insightful commentary. Take a bus to Machu Picchu Pueblo, where you'll spend the night in a comfortable hotel.

Day 5: Explore Machu Picchu and Return to Cusco

Dedicate the final day to exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Wander through intricate stone structures, absorbing the history. In the evening, take the train back to Cusco, concluding the unforgettable 5-day journey through the Andes Mountains and the Inca Empire.


  • Comfortable 4-person capacity tents for 2 people.
  • Bathroom tent with Inca foam mattress.
  • One night stay in Aguas Calientes at a 3-star hotel with a private bathroom and WiFi.
  • Dining tent with folding tables and chairs, along with a kitchen tent for meal preparation.
  • Skilled Andean cooks and kitchen equipment provided.
  • Inclusive meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes and lunch on the last day.
  • Boiled water provided and cooled for drinking during the trek.
  • Hotel pickup on the first day.
  • Private transportation from Cusco to the starting point of the Inca Trail at kilometer 82.
  • Bus transport between Machu Picchu Pueblo and Machu Picchu Ruins (round trip).
  • Train ticket: Expedition by Peru Rail or Inca Rail from Machu Picchu Pueblo to Ollantaytambo.
  • Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • English-speaking tour guide and an assistant guide for larger groups.
  • Porters to carry camping equipment, food, and kitchen utensils.
  • Duffel bags provided for personal items (up to 8 kg/17 lb per person) during the trek.
  • First aid kit and an emergency portable oxygen bottle for added safety during the 5-Day Inca Trail Trek.

Not Included:

  • Flights to and from Cusco are not part of the package.
  • Travel insurance is not provided.
  • The first morning's breakfast is not included.
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day are excluded.
  • A sleeping bag is not supplied.
  • Entrance to the hot springs is not covered.
  • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain entrance fees are not included.
  • Tips for the guide, cook, and porters are not incorporated.
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Packing List:

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants for sun protection
  • Insulating layer (fleece or down jacket) for cold nights
  • Waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, and comfortable trekking boots
  • 35–45 liters backpack
  • Sleeping bag for low temperatures
  • Headlamp, trekking poles, and compact umbrella
  • Passport, travel documents, cash, credit cards, travel insurance, and camera
  • Personal first aid kit and toiletries
  • 2-liter water bottles or hydration system
  • Water filter or purification tablets
  • High-energy snacks
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, and a quick-drying towel
  • Optional: Portable charger, insect repellent, Buff or neck gaiter, and a travel pillow


Travel Highlights

Duration:5 Days
Adventure Type:Adventure (hiking), Archaeological Discovery, Cultural Immersion, and Ecological Exploration
Ideal Group Size:1 to 16 explorers
Physical Intensity:Difficult
Available Departures:March to December
Recommended age for the tour:Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.

Why Choose Tierra Biru Expeditions?

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star ratingExperiencia inolvidable – Excelente agencia, se adecua a tu plan y presupuesto, la atención incomparable, una agradable experiencia.

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    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingExcelente – Estube 17 días en el Perú, visite los lugares más emblemáticos con la agencia, Tierra Virus
    Todo fue excepcional, la atención fue de primera, les agradezco la colaboración para el… read more

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    23 August, 2023
  • star ratingÓtima experiência – A tierra Biru me recepcionou muito bem no aeroporto. Em todos os momentos me tratou muito bem. Os guias falavam espanhol bem devagar, então era possível entender tudo, mesmo para… read more

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    28 August, 2023
  • star ratingTodo excelente – Todo excelente! Buenos servicios, buenas ubicaciones de los hoteles y personal muy amable y responsable.

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    3 September, 2023
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