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55 reviews
Inca Trail Express - Intrepid Travel
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Inca Trail Express

7 days
4.7
(55)
Start and end in Cusco
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4191
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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$1,330
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US $998
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Highlights

  • Discover the historic Cusco and sample local chocolate
  • Get familiar with the local lifestyle in the Sacred Valley
  • Follow the steps of the Incas to the famed Machu Picchu
  • Walk along the ruins of the Lost City of the Incas
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Itinerary

Start and end in Cusco! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Inca Trail Express, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Cusco, Peru and 3 other destinations in Peru. Inca Trail Express includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Cusco (3450m)
  2. Day 2: Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo (2792m)
  3. Day 3: Inca Trail (3100m) or Quarry Trail (3700m) or Cusco
  4. Day 4: Inca Trail (3650m) or Quarry Trail (3600m) or Cusco
  5. Day 5: Inca Trail (2650m) or Aguas Calientes (2040m)
  6. Day 6: Machu Picchu (2430) - Cusco
  7. Day 7: Cusco
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
4 nights
Camping
3 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.6
  • 4.6
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  • SB
    · January 4th, 2020
    Highly recommend it! Everything about it was amazing.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Swastik, Great to hear that you enjoyed your trip! We hope to see you on one again with us soon.
    Inca Trail Express customer review photo 1
    Trip date: December 2019
  • CM
    · September 22nd, 2019
    Fabricio was incredible. I actually got an gastrointestinal infection during the inca trail but he was so compassionate and sensitive to ensure that I was ok. He checked on me often and got me a doctor. He even gave me his number to contact him even... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The porters were great, the food was amazing and we were all kept safe. Lose one mark as the guide in Cusco did not communicate information well. I suggest he prints/writes down basic information for the next day and pin it up on a pin board.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Traveling alone for the first time, I was comfortable the entire time and felt that the tour guides were very knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Guides were very friendly and attentive. Every question or concern was addressed.
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    I think the effort made by the local guys and the porters made the experience unforgettable
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Ale was a great tour leader, as were Victor and Tony.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Despite a flight cancellation by the airline and a few other hiccups, it was a very well organized tour.
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • Inca Trail Express reviewer 9
    · August 4th, 2019
    Well organized, informative, exciting! Great value.
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Inca Trail Express reviewer 10
    · June 2nd, 2019
    Angela and Jose were great and took excellent care of us. We went at a pace that was accommodable for everyone.
    Trip date: May 2019

Dates & Availability

7 days
Inca Trail Express
From Cusco to Cusco
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  • Tuesday
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    3 Dec, 2022
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    10 Dec, 2022
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    16 Dec, 2022
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    13 Dec, 2022
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    19 Dec, 2022
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    17 Dec, 2022
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    23 Dec, 2022
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    18 Dec, 2022
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    24 Dec, 2022
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    20 Dec, 2022
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    26 Dec, 2022
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    25 Dec, 2022
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    31 Dec, 2022
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    27 Dec, 2022
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    2 Jan, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • When and where does the tour end?

      The last day of this tour is just a departure day as there are no activities planned, which means you are able to depart Hotel Awkis Dream in Cusco at any time you wish.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour starts in Cusco at Hotel Awkis Dream (hotel subject to change) with a welcome meeting at 2 pm. At the welcome meeting, you will meet your guide and fellow travellers and spend some time acclimatising to the high altitude (3,450 m) before heading out on an orientation walk.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the tour price but can be pre-booked for an additional cost. Once you have a confirmed booking please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      (If you wish to take part in any of the optional activities available in Cusco you will need to book additional accommodation before or after the tour as there won't be any spare time during the tour.)

      Cusco - Full Boleto Turistico Pass, which gives you access to 16 archaeological sites in/around Cusco (Transport & guides are not included). Price: PEN135
      Cusco - Half Tourist Ticket Pass, which gives you access to selected archaeological sites in/around Cusco (transport & guides are not included). Price: PEN75
      Cusco - Cathedral Entrance Fee. Price: PEN25
      Cusco - City tour. Price: USD15
      Cusco - Coricancha Temple entrance fee. Price: PEN15
      Cusco - Pisco Making - Urban Adventures. Price: USD36
      Cusco - Pre-Colombian Museum. Price: PEN20
      Cusco - Inca Museum. Price: PEN10
      Cusco - Machu Picchu Museum & Botanical Garden. Price: Free
      Ollantaytambo - Archeological site. Price: PEN70
      Cusco - Ruins & Market Walking Urban Adventure. Price: USD70
      Cusco - Pisco Making - Urban Adventures. Price: USD36
      Cusco - Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Price: USD75
      Sacred Valley - Via Ferrata & Zipline. Price: PEN265
      Sacred Valley - Mountain Biking. Price: USD120
      Cusco - Art Trail workshop. Price: USD59

      Please be advised that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      A single supplement is available on this tour at an additional cost if you would prefer your own room/tent on the tour. However, if you don't mind sharing, you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender in both the hotels and tents.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      Intrepid chooses not to provide hotel lists until day 1 of the tour however they have confirmed they use a combination of camping (with basic facilities) and hotels, depending on your choice on the tour of doing the hike or train ride. If you choose to do the camping for the hike you will be in twin-share tents, with foam camping mats provided.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • What day is the best time to arrive for this tour?

      Most travellers choose to arrive a day or so earlier than the tour start date so that they can get used to the altitude and explore the city more in their own time.

    • What is the closest airport to fly into?

      You can fly directly into Cusco to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      S/.
      Sol
      Peru
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F. As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F.

      Type A
      Peru
      Type B
      Peru
      Type C
      Peru
      Type E
      Peru
      Type F
      Peru
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before January 25th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after January 25th, 2023, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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