Trek Llactapata + Machupicchu 3 Days

Tour Type





3 Days


Español, English, Portuguese

Best Time

Marzo - Nov

Group Size

08 persons

The famous Inca Trails to Machu Picchu 4 and 3 days are the most famous treks in the world and the number one in Peru. There are several alternative routes along the Inca Empire, which today are the amazement of our visitors, these are networks of Inca roads that in their time were thousands and thousands of kilometers from Pasto Colombia in the South American north to the Maule River south of the capital of Santiago de Chile, all these roads will serve to connect with the great Inca citadel Machu Picchu, do not forget to book this beautiful experience and book many months in advance that can only be purchased through a local travel agency in Cusco, and Lorenzo Expeditions has such authorization.

Day 1: Cusco > Santa Teresa > Lucmabamba > Llactapata.

5 am: We will leave Cusco in our private transportation to the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) where we will have breakfast, from here we will have 5 hours of travel with several stops passing through the Abra Malaga towards the town of Santa Teresa and Lucmabamba where we will have lunch. After a rest, we will begin the walk of 3 hours approx. until we reach the viewpoint of Llactapata where we will spend the night in a beautiful lodge in front of the wonder of Machu Picchu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Llactapata > Hidroeletrica > Aguas Calientes

After an early breakfast we will start the hike only downhill to Hidroeletrica, here will be our lunch, and then continue the walk along the rail to the town of Aguas Calientes, here we will have a comfortable hotel with hot water, Wi-Fi, private bathroom, in the evening we will have an à la carte dinner in a tourist restaurant (Inka wasi).

Hotel Andino *** in Aguas Calientes

Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Machu Picchu

After early breakfast at the hotel, our ascent to the citadel of Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes will be by bus for about 30 minutes, our guide will provide us with tickets to Machu Picchu together with these bus tickets, the guide we will visit the Inca city in the circuit that we are assigned, knowing the temples and palaces together with their Inca terraces, after visiting the wonder we will return to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and a bus to Cusco.

  • Transportation, Cusco > Santa Teresa > Lucmabamba.
  • 01 night accommodation in Llactapata Lodge.
  • 01 night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • 02 breakfasts, 02 lunches, 02 dinners in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu – Private service.
  • Train to back to Cusco
  • Bus in Machu Picchu
  • Personal insurance (compulsory)
  • Drinks
  • Tips

We recommend carrying only the luggage necessary for the three days of the tour. Large backpacks with equipment that are not necessary for the expedition should be left in the city of Cusco (at your hotel or our main office).

These are the main things you should bring on your 3-day Inca Trail adventure:

  • A small backpack of 30 to 40 liters capacity.
  • 03 T-shirts.
  • 02 trekking pants (quick drying).
  • A light jacket.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Trekking boots.
  • Sandals.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water bottle.
  • Mosquito repellent (30% DEET or more).
  • Personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Personal hygiene items: wet wipes, toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Original passport.

These are the different options for how you can improve your experience in Machu Picchu after the Inca Trail.

1. Huayna Picchu

The cost of the ticket is 60 dollars per person.

Huayna Picchu is a mountain inside the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu, it is a 45-minute hike to the top.

To purchase this additional, you must let us know at least 2 months in advance due to high demand, or you can also book on the official website of the Ministry of Culture 3 months in advance at: Please note that sometimes the website does not work, and sometimes it may be complicated to buy your ticket online. The schedules and details of your visit to this site will be confirmed in the previous meeting we will have.

2. Machu Picchu Mountain

The cost of the ticket is 60 dollars per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain is another place that many travelers want to climb to have a spectacular view of Machu Picchu, and of course, we help you with the reservation in advance.

About strikes

Strikes and road blockades are common in Peru and may disrupt our trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and train service to and from Machu Picchu. We will make every effort to ensure that your trip to Machu Picchu continues as planned, with some changes.

If the strike occurs on the first day of your 3-day Machu Picchu tour, we will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes the night before your departure date.
If the strike occurs on the last day of your 3-day Inca Trail tour. Hidroelectrica is a good option. This means you will have to walk 2 hours more from Aguas Calientes to Hidroelectrica. It will be a 6-hour bus ride to Cuzco (extra charge).

Return from Machu Picchu to Cusco

The estimated travel time by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is 2 hours.
From Aguas Calientes to Poroy is 4 hours.
Once at the station, our transportation will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco.

The estimated time from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is 2 hours.
The estimated time from Poroy to Cusco is 40 minutes.

The Weather on the 3-day Llactapa Trail

The weather is unpredictable in the Andes. The dry season on the Inca Trail runs from April to October and the rainy season from November to April, but this does not mean no rain in the dry season or no sun in the rainy season, so be prepared. Whichever season you do the 3-day trek to Machu Picchu, be sure to bring waterproof clothing and a rain cape.

The best time to do the trek

The best time to hike is from March to November, with clear skies that allow us to see the stars at night.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that you take out travel insurance because, if you become ill or injured while away from home, you may be reimbursed for treatment provided as a result of a covered medical emergency during your trip.

Physical Demands

This is a demanding hike, so good physical condition is strongly recommended.

What kind of backpack is necessary for the trip?

For this trip, we recommend a backpack of 30–40 liters with the necessary clothes for the only 3 days of the trip. The rest of your luggage will be stored at your hotel in Cusco or Lorenzo Expeditions office.

How can I access Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain?

To climb one of the two mountains, you must buy the entrance ticket in advance, both have an extra cost of USD 60 per person, and it is recommended to book the tickets at least 3 months in advance. If you wish to reserve them, please contact our reservations team.

Will there be lodging or camping?

The two nights will be in accommodations (Lodge in Llactapata and Hotel Aguas Calientes).

Is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu difficult?

The altitude is the most difficult aspect of the Inca Trail for many people. If you have spent two or three days acclimatizing in Cusco, it will make the tour easier.

Does the Inca Trail lead to Machu Picchu?

Yes, the Incas used Inca trails to connect all their territories with Cusco, we can also find Inca trails all over Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Today it is called Qapaq Ñan, which translates as Imperial Road.

How to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

To book, you must contact an authorized tour operator (required by the Peruvian Government). Lorenzo Expeditions is one of the best options with high quality and personalized service.

Where is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

Your journey to Machu Picchu will start in the city of Cusco, and this impressive three-day tour begins in a place called Lucmabamba.

How difficult is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

Speaking in days, it would be

Day 01: Moderate climb up to Llactapata.
Day 2: Easy downhill only, just be careful not to slip.
Day 3: Easy, on this day you visit Machu Picchu.
How to walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

Firstly, look for an authorized agency, Lorenzo Expeditions is an official operator. Book in advance, especially in high season (May–November).

Price from $369 / person

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