Discover Your Adventure Here
Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu
Discover Your Adventure Here
Why this tour is
Perfect for You!
Your safety is our primary concern, from start to finish. We invest in our equipment, staff and food, transportation to bring you simply the best the historical Capital of the Incas has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide.
Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.
Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!
Cusco – Cloud Forest – Pilcopata
Most of today will be spent in the car. Departing early from Cusco, we will ascend into the mountainous region of Paucartambo, slowly transitioning from high sierra to lush cloud forest. Along the way, we will visit the Chullpas of Ninamarca, ancient Aymara funeral towers once constructed for noble persons. As we descend from the mountains, we will begin to see more flora and fauna. Keep on the look-out for the Amazonian Umbrellabird,
→ Meals L, D → Distance 10km → Time 3 Hours → Highest Altitude 3,200m / 10,499ft
Pilocopata – Atalaya – Lodge
We will eat a delicious breakfast and then take a minibus to the nearby small port of Atalaya. Along the way, we will stop and take a small hike to look for monkeys and birds. Upon arriving in Atalaya, we will board a motorized boat that will take us 8 hours down the Alto Madre de Dios River to reach the lowland rainforest. Get ready to see herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the notorious king vulture with a wingspan of 1.2- 2m/ 4- 7ft. By mid-afternoon,
→ Meals B, L, D → Distance 16km → Time 3-4 Hours → Highest Altitude 3,800M / 12,500ft
Maquisapayo – Lodge
We will take a 1.5-hour walk through the primary rainforest to learn more about the flora and fauna. We’ll then, unfortunately, need to begin heading back. We’ll pass Red Howler monkeys along the way as we head back up the Alto Madre de Dios River. We will stay at lodging near to the port of Atalaya. Showers and Toilets will be available. We will take a 1.5-hour walk through the primary rainforest to learn more about the flora and fauna. We’ll then, unfortunately, need to begin
→ Meals B, L, D → Distance 18km → Time 6-8 Hours → Highest Altitude 4,215m /13,828ft
Lodge – Atalaya – Cloud Forest – Cusco
Today we will wake up early to reach Atalaya where our bus will be awaiting us. We will return to Cusco through the cloud forest of Paucartambo. Our estimated time of arrival in Cusco is 6pm. Today we will wake up early to reach Atalaya where our bus will be awaiting us. We will return to Cusco through the cloud forest of Paucartambo. Our estimated time of arrival in Cusco is 6pm.Today we will wake up early to reach Atalaya where our bus will be awaiting
→ Meals B → Distance 16km → Time 5 Hours → Highest Altitude 3,600m / 11,811ft
INFO & INCLUSIONS
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