The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is not an easy trip; with each step you discover what your body is capable of while marvelling at the wonders created by nature and by our own ancestors. This route, which once linked Cusco and Machu Picchu, can be traversed in four days and three nights or three days and two nights, but is much better if you choose one of the luxury options in which all you have to do is walk and enjoy the flowers and wildlife.
The trail’s 40 kilometres contain significant climbs and descents, as well as stairs and bridges. You walk by day and at spend the night at specially prepared camp sites in insulated tents provided with comfortable sleeping bags. But the luxury doesn’t stop there. The food is gourmet too, prepared by a private chef, and there is a masseur to help walkers relax before or after a hot shower at the end of the day. To drink there is everything from water to champagne for a toast at the end of a good walk.
In the 1990’s, at the request of a Virtuoso Adventure Specialist, LimaTours operated the first luxury Inca Trail hiking programme to Machu Picchu, including gourmet cooking, massages, hot-water showers, chilled champagne and personal coca leaf reading sessions with a master Andean shaman. Today, under our PureQuest active travel brand, we continue to provide life-changing experiences for those avid adventurers who wish to go over the top, when hiking to the top.
Transportation, accommodation, meals and guide.