Our Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days 3 nights is the best adventure ever. It's a trip that combines hiking, history, food, and comfort. Hike along the Incas' old paths, lined with beautiful scenery and history, while enjoying the best places to stay and luxurious experiences. This one-of-a-kind experience guarantees a lifetime's journey to the famous Machu Picchu. It's not just a hike; it's a trip through time and luxury in the Andes. 

The Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu includes comfortable beds for a good night's sleep, massages to help you relax after a day of hiking, spiritual ceremonies led by an Andean shaman to add to the cultural experience, and gourmet meals made by professional chefs to demonstrate the Andes' rich culinary traditions. Now is the time to book your spot on a trip that will change how you think about hiking!

Trek details

4 days 3 nights
Glamping - Hiking - Adventure
Maximum Altitude
4,200m - 13,779ft
Machu Picchu
Group Size
From 2 to 16

The Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the finest trek in Peru. Travel to the most amazing places in the Classic Inca Trail for 4 days with our luxury camping equipment, top-qualified Tour Guides, best trekking chefs, massages in the mountains, hot showers, porters, and all the necessary equipment to offer you the best experience on this spectacular trek to Machu Picchu.


  • Luxury Camping Equipment (luxury tents, cots, chairs)
  • Inca massage sessions and hot showers at every campsite
  • Enjoy the best of Peruvian Cuisine prepared by our trekking chefs
  • Board the exclusive panoramic trains to return
  • Travel with a private elite trekking team
  • Support our Social projects while traveling

Luxury Inca Trail at a Glance

Day 1: Cusco to Huayllabamba

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco (5 AM) or the Sacred Valley (7 AM). 
  • Drive to Ollantaytambo to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant.
  • Continue to Km 82 trailhead, Inca Trail Checkpoint, and start the Luxury Inca Trail. 
  • Hike for 4 hours to Lunch in Tarayoc. Fresh Picnic lunch with cold drinks
  • After Lunch, Continue for 2 hours to Wayllabamba Campsite (3,000 m - 9,842 ft)
  • Places we visit:  visiting local villages, Patallacta, Willkarakay, and Wayllabamba Inca sites.
  • Hiking distance: 12 km / 7.5 mi
  • Campsite amenities: Welcome drinks, tea time, hot showers, and massages.
  • Experiences: Visit local villages and meet our porters.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner, snacks, and water.
  • Equipment: Personal duffle bags, walk-in tents, camping cots, air mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, and sheets.

Day 2: Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo

  • Wake up with hot drinks served in your tent, gearing up for the day's trek.
  • After breakfast, embark on a 4-hour hike to Lluluchapampa, followed by a lunch break.
  • Next, 2-hour up to Dead Woman's Pass, the highest point of the Luxury Inca Trail (4,200m - 13,779ft)
  • Conclude with a 2-hour descent to Pacaymayo (3,600m/11,811ft).
  • Places we visit: Dead Woman's Pass
  • Hiking distance: 10 km / 6.2 m
  • Campsite Amenities: Welcome drinks, tea time, hot showers, and massages.
  • Experiences: Celebrate the summit of the Inca Trail with a special drink.
  • Meal: Breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner, snacks, and water.
  • Equipment: Personal duffle bags, walk-in tents, camping cots, air mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, and sheets.

Day 3: Pacaymayo to Phuyupatamarca

  • Wake up with hot coffee or tea delivered to your tent and enjoy breakfast.
  • Hike 2 hours uphill to the Runkuraccay pass (4000 m -  3,950m (13,113 ft).
  • Next, start a 1 hour downhill to the Sayacmarca & Conchamarca Inca Site.
  • Fresh Lunch is served at Chaquicocha, just 25 minutes away.
  • After lunch, continue for 2 hours to the Phuyupatamarca campsite (3,600 m / 12,073 ft.).
  • Places we visit: Runkuraccay, Sayacmarca, and Conchamarca Inca sites.
  • Hiking distance: 13 km / 8 mi 
  • Campsite amenities: Welcome drinks, tea time, hot showers, and massages.
  • Experiences: Participate in a Pachamama & Coca leaf reading ceremony.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, tea time, dinner, snacks, and water.
  • Equipment: Personal duffle bags, walk-in tents, camping cots, air mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, and sheets.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu to Cusco

  • Start with breakfast at camp and say farewell to the Porter team and chefs.
  • Hike for 3 hours downhill, visiting Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna.
  • Arrive at Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for the first iconic view of Machu Picchu Citadel.
  • Take a 2 to 3-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu, exploring its main landmarks.
  • Enjoy lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge after the Machu Picchu tour.
  • Bus down to Aguas Calientes to prepare for the return journey.
  • Board the Luxurious Observatory Vistadome train to return.
  • Hiking distance: 11 km / 6.8 mi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Machu Picchu hotel, Snacks & Water
  • Places Visited: Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Wayna, Sun Gate, Machu Picchu
Full Itinerary
Day 1: Cusco — Km 82 — Huayllabamba

The Luxury Inca Trail begins with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cusco at 5 AM, or if you're staying in the Sacred Valley, the pick-up will be after 7 AM. The adventure starts with a scenic drive to Ollantaytambo for 2 hours, where a delightful breakfast at a local restaurant awaits with great views of the beautiful town. After breakfast, you will continue to Km 82, the official checkpoint and starting point of the Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Here, you embark on a captivating 4-hour hike to Tarayoc, where a fresh picnic lunch with cold drinks will be waiting.

After lunch, the journey continues for another 2 hours until you reach the Wayllabamba Campsite, a small village at 3,000 meters (9,842 feet). Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to explore local villages and significant Inca sites such as Patallacta, Willkarakay, and Wayllabamba, immersing yourself in the region's rich cultural heritage. At the campsite at Wayllabamba, the hiking team will be waiting for you with welcome drinks, tea time, hot showers, and rejuvenating massages, ensuring your utmost comfort in the heart of the Andes. Dinner is served under the stars, concluding the first day of your expedition with a cozy night's rest in high-quality camping gear, including walk-in tents, camping cots, air mattresses, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, and sheets.

  • Type: Glamping
  • Campsite Altitude: 3,000 m (9,842 ft)
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km (7.5 mi)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea Time, Dinner
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Day 2: Huayllabamba - Dead Women's Pass - Pacaymayo

You'll wake up to hot drinks served in your tent on day two of your Luxury Inca Trail adventure. This will get you ready for the hardest day of the hike. After breakfast, you'll start the 4-hour ascend to Lluluchapampa, where you can enjoy a well-earned lunch while enjoying the beautiful Andean scenery. After lunch, you'll face the next challenge: a two-hour ascent to Dead Woman's Pass, which is at the highest point of the trail at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) and gives you stunning views and a strong sense of accomplishment. After a special drink to celebrate reaching the summit, you'll descend for two hours to reach the Pacaymayo campsite at 3,600 meters (11,811 feet).

At Pacaymayo, you'll be rewarded with drinks, tea time, and dinner. To relax after a hard day's work, you can enjoy hot showers and massages. The campsite has nice amenities and facilities like walk-in tents, camping cots, air mattresses, and everything you need for a good night's sleep. Today, on the Luxury Inca Trail, it is both physically challenging and luxurious and relaxing. It will be an experience you will never forget.

  • Type: Glamping
  • Campsite Altitude: 3,600 m (11,811 ft)
  • Hiking Distance: 10 km (6.2 mi)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea Time, Dinner
  • Difficulty: Challenging
Day 3: Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna

You will start the third day of the Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with a cup of steaming coffee or tea in your tent, followed by a delicious breakfast. Then, begin a 2-hour ascent to reach the Runkuraccay pass (3,950 meters/13,113 feet) and another 2 hours downhill to reach the Chaquicocha campsite, where a fresh lunch prepared by our expert trekking chefs will be waiting. After lunch, hike for 2 more hours to the Phuyupatamarca campsite, which is located at an elevation of 3,600 meters (12,073 feet). This place offers the most amazing sunsets along the Inca Trail.

Throughout the day, you will visit several Inca sites such as Runkuraccay, Sayacmarca, Concharmarca, and Phuyupatamarca. At the campsite, you will be welcomed with drinks, tea time, hot showers, and massages. In addition, you will participate in a one-of-a-kind ceremony that involves reading coca leaves and honoring Pachamama, which will connect you to the spiritual world of the Andes. This day on the Inca Trail is filled with opportunities for rest, cultural activities, and hiking, each contributing to an enriching adventure.

  • Type: Glamping
  • Campsite Altitude: 3,600 m (12,073 ft)
  • Hiking Distance: 13 km (8 mi)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea Time, Dinner
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Day 4: Wiñaywayna - Sungate - Machu Picchu - Cusco

The day starts with breakfast at the campsite, where you'll say goodbye to the hardworking Porter team and chefs who have been so important to the success of your journey. Next, you will begin a 3-hour walk downhill, visiting the ancient sites of Phuyupatamarca, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna. Each one gives you a different look into the Incan culture and stunning views of the Andes.

When you reach Inti Punku, also known as the Sun Gate, you'll be rewarded with the first iconic view of the Machu Picchu Citadel. This amazing and meaningful moment makes you think about your trip. After this amazing experience, you'll learn more about Machu Picchu's history and beauty on a 2- to 3-hour guided tour that will show you its most famous sites and let you feel this ancient wonder's magic.

After seeing Machu Picchu, treat yourself to a gourmet lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Then, go down to Aguas Calientes to prepare for your return trip. Get on the fancy Observatory Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. The expected arrival time back to Cusco is around 8:30 pm

  • Hiking Distance: 11 km (6.8 mi)
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch at Machu Picchu
  • Places Visited: Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Wayna, Sun Gate, Machu Picchu
  • Difficulty: Moderate


  • Orientation meeting the day before the tour
  • Hotel pickup and private transport to Km 82
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Peruvian gourmet meals by your trekking chef
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages (wine, pisco, champagne, beer)
  • Towels, baths, pillows, amenities
  • Comfortable camping gear (tents, cots, private toilets)
  • Portable ecological solar showers
  • Warm massage tent and Inca Massage sessions
  • Cozy sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, sheets
  • Trekking chef and sous chef
  • Porters for food and equipment
  • Personal porter for up to 15 kilos of your belongings
  • Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance tickets
  • Duffle bag for your items, souvenir t-shirt
  • Drinkable and warm washing water
  • Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Observatory Vistadome Train to return
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank, satellite phones, shortwave radios

Not Included

  • International or domestic flights
  • Last day dinner
  • Travel Insurance

What is the diference between the luxury Inca Trail and the Classic Inca Trail?

The luxury Inca Trail offers more comfort and services than the standard trail. It includes nicer places to sleep, better food, more helpers like guides and porters, better equipment, special activities, and nicer transportation options.

Can special dietary restrictions be accommodated on luxury Inca Trail tours?

Yes, we can accommodate your special dietary needs, whether you're vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or have other specific requirements. Please make sure to request this in advance so we can ensure you receive the appropriate meals during your luxury Machu Picchu tour.

How do luxurious amenities make hiking the Inca Trail better?

Taking the Luxury Machu Picchu tour can make hiking much more enjoyable. With this tour, hikers can focus on enjoying the views instead of worrying about the logistics and physical challenges of the trip. You can sleep comfortably, eat healthy meals, relax with our massage service, and enjoy a hot shower daily.

What is the best time of year to hike the Luxury Inca Trail?

The best time to hike the Luxury Inca Trail is during the dry season, from April to October. The weather is usually stable during these months, with clear skies and warmer temperatures. However, it gets busier in June, July, and August. If you want a quieter experience, consider hiking in the shoulder months of April, May, September, and early October.

How difficult is the Luxury Inca Trail trek?

The Luxury Inca Trail trek is considered moderately difficult because of the high altitude, steep climbs and descents, and varied terrain. However, the luxury version of the trek may feel easier than the classic Inca Trail. This is because the upscale amenities and services offer extra comfort and support for hikers.

Do I need a permit for the Luxury Inca Trail?

Yes, everyone hiking the Inca Trail, including the luxury version, needs a permit. The Peruvian government limits the number of permits each day to protect the trail and its environment. It's important to book your trek well in advance, as permits can sell out months ahead, especially during peak season.

What should I pack for the Luxury Inca Trail trek?

When you pack for your luxury Inca Trail trek, make sure to include these items:

  • Hiking Boots: Pick boots that are strong and comfortable for walking a lot.
  • Comfortable Clothing: Choose clothes that keep you dry and are comfy. Bring extra layers because the weather can change.
  • Warm Jacket and Rain Gear: Take a jacket to keep warm and something waterproof to stay dry when it rains.
  • Sun Protection: Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Reusable Water Bottle and Water Purification: Take a water bottle with you. Also, bring some water purification tablets or a filter to ensure you can drink the water safely.
  • Personal Medications and First-Aid Kit: Pack any necessary medicines and a small first-aid kit for any small accidents.
  • Insect Repellent: Use insect repellent to keep bugs away.
  • Trekking Poles: These can help you walk more easily, especially on steep parts. They are not necessary but are very helpful.
  • Camera and Extra Batteries or Power Bank: Bring a camera to take pictures and remember extra batteries or a power bank to charge your devices.
  • Daypack: Use a small backpack to carry all your important things.

These items will help you have a more comfortable and enjoyable hike on the Inca Trail.

What exactly is the Inca Trail glamping experience like?

Glamping on the Inca Trail offers a luxurious take on traditional camping. It offers amenities like walk-in tents, comfortable beds, massage tents, hot showers, gourmet food, and private bathrooms. This camping style lets you enjoy the great outdoors without giving up comfort.

How far in advance should I book a luxury Inca Trail trek to ensure availability?

Due to the popularity of luxury Inca Trail treks and the limited number of permits, it's wise to book at least six months to one year in advance. Booking early helps secure your permit and gives you more time to plan your trip, consider the best season, and prepare for the trek.

What are the physical fitness requirements for a luxury hike to Machu Picchu?

Even though luxury treks offer more comfort, you still need to be in good physical shape. You should be able to walk for several hours each day on steep, uneven paths. It's a good idea to train for fitness before the trek. Also, getting used to the high altitude is important to complete the trek comfortably.

How do luxury treks promote environmental sustainability and support local communities?

At TreXperience, we are committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities where we operate our tours. We strictly adhere to "leave no trace" principles, use environmentally friendly products, hire local people fairly, and support local conservation projects. This approach ensures that our tours benefit both the environment and the local communities.

What types of accommodations are included in luxury hiking tours to Machu Picchu?

We provide luxury camping with comfortable sleeping options. For couples, we offer queen-size cots, and for individuals, twin-size cots are available. Each cot is equipped with duvets, linens, and pillows to ensure a cozy and comfortable stay.

What are the most scenic spots on the luxury Inca Trail trek that shouldn’t be missed?

Some of the most picturesque spots along the Inca Trail include the view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, the lush terraced ruins of Wiñay Wayna, and the Dead Woman’s Pass. These locations offer stunning scenery and are highlights for many hikers.

Can I include wellness and relaxation to my luxury Machu Picchu package?

Yes, you can add wellness and relaxation options to your luxury Machu Picchu package. This includes yoga, spa treatments, meditation, and healthy meals, which can help travelers relax and enjoy their visit more. Please contact us for a quotation.

Can families with children participate in the luxury Inca Trail, and what accommodations are available?

Yes, families with children can join our luxury hikes. We customize itineraries to be kid-friendly, with shorter hiking days and activities designed for younger travelers. We also offer accommodations like private family tents and child-friendly meals to make the experience comfortable for all ages.

What makes Ultimate Trekking’s luxury tours to Machu Picchu stand out?

Ultimate Trekking is renowned for its commitment to high service standards, sustainability, and social responsibility. Our luxury tours often feature exclusive routes, highly knowledgeable guides, premium gear, and strong support for local communities, including fair wages for porters and support for local conservation efforts.

What safety measures are in place during luxury hikes to Machu Picchu?

We provide satellite phones, oxygen tanks, and walkie-talkies for communication in remote areas. Our guides are experienced, trained in first aid, and use high-quality, well-maintained equipment. We also have emergency response plans in place to ensure safety.

Are there any age or health restrictions for joining a luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek?

Luxury trips to Machu Picchu are more comfortable and less strenuous, but because of the high altitude and the physical nature of the trek, good health is still important. We welcome travelers of any age on the Inca Trail, but it's important to remember that it is a challenging hike at a high altitude.

What training should I do before a luxury Inca Trail trek?

Training for the Luxury Machu Picchu trek should include cardiovascular workouts such as jogging or cycling, strength training for the legs and core, and hiking across various terrains. It's also important to acclimatize for a couple of days at altitude before starting the trek to Machu Picchu.

Are luxury tours available for couples seeking a romantic Machu Picchu experience?

Ultimate Trekking offers only private luxury tours that can be customized for a romantic experience. These tours include private guides, special meals, and exclusive accommodations, making the journey intimate and memorable.

Can I book the Inca Trail Luxury tour as a solo traveler?

We offer only private tours, and you can not join a group. Solo travelers can book our tours, and we will provide an exclusive tour guide, chef, porters, and massage therapist. We also tailor itineraries to meet your specific interests and preferences.

What is the cancellation policies for luxury Inca Trail tours?

We require an initial deposit of 400 USD to book the Luxury Machu Picchu tour. The remaining balance can be paid at our Cusco office. Please note that the initial deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel less than 72 hours before the tour departure, 100% of the cost is due.

What unique experiences does Ultimate Trekking offer on the Inca Trail Luxury tour?

At Ultimate Trekking, we offer unique experiences including:

  • Luxury bedroom tents with queen-size cots
  • Massage therapist services
  • Cold drinks available
  • Pachamama ceremony to thank Mother Earth
  • Coca leaf reading ceremony
  • Lunch at the Machu Picchu Hotel
  • Return journey on the Observatory Train.