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Vilcabamba Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days

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Short description Vilcabamba and Machu Picchu Tour

Day 01


After the conquest by the Spaniards, Manco Inca and his successors dominated the Vilcabamba region. It included several centers and settlements built in honor of the last dynasty of the Incas: Manco Inca, Sayri Tupac, Titu Cusi Yupanqui and Tupac Amaru I. According to the customs and traditions of other pre-Inca cultures, a neo-imperial state was created to preserve all knowledge in religion and astronomy. Vilcabamba is located northwest of Cusco, in the province of La Convención, in the eastern cordillera of the Andes.
This tour to the ruins of Machu Picchu beginning with Vilcabamba has a chain of snow-capped peaks and high jungle mountains with constant climatic changes. The region is bounded by two very deep canyons, the Apurímac Canyon on the left and the Willcamayu Canyon on the right. The running of the rivers still cultivates one of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes of fast current.

Tour A Vilcabamba Y Machu Picchu 5 Dias

Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Departures: Every day, all the year
Information: Altitud: 1850 - 4500 m/14764f .
High Season: May – November
Level of difficulty: Medium.

Itinerary Vilcabamba and Machu Picchu Tour


Our trip starts early in the morning by bus. First, we will go to the northwestern opening of Cusco and pass the ancestral villages of Chinchero (3760m / 12336f) and Ollantaytambo (2850m / 9350f), located in one of the most fertile regions to grow corn. Then, the road will take us to the highest point of the trip: the Malaga Pass (4315m / 14157f). During the descent through the Amaybamba Valley we will enjoy the exceptional view of snowy peaks and cloud forests. Then we will pass Chaullay (1200m / 3937f) and we will go to Huancacalle (3000m / 9843f). Here we will spend the night in an indoor hotel.

Transport duration: 7 hours.


On this day we will visit the archaeological sites of Vitcos Rosaspata (3080m / 10105f) Ñustahispana (3050m / 10007f). In addition, our hike leads through beautiful vegetation through the mountain pass of Azutina (3900m / 12795f) Pumachaca (4000m / 13123f). Our camp will be in the community of Racachaca (3700m / 12139f).

Climate: Temperate, cold weather.
Walking time: 8 Hours.


During this day some curious Andeans will welcome us cordially, tell us about their customs and traditions. Later we will cross three abras (high points) known as Yanacocha (4420m / 14501f), Tullu Tacana (4500m / 14436f) and Mojon (4500m / 14763f), where an exceptional view of the snowy peaks of Salkantay (6264m / 20551f) could be obtained. . After lunch we will descend to Laccococha (3600m / 11811f), the place where we will spend the night in a camp.

Weather: Cold
Highking Time: 7 Hours.


Our day will start early in the morning with a good breakfast and an exceptional view of the mountains. While passing the forest of Mutuypata (3250m / 10663f) we can enjoy a rich flora of the region (variety of orchids and other beautiful plants, we will also see coffee and fruit plantations). In the small town of Yanatile (2000m / 6562f) we will take a transport and go to the Hidroelectrica Station, where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes. There we will have accommodation in a hotel.

Climate: Cold and warm with mosquitoes.
Highking Time: 7 Hours.


We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and we will go to Machu Picchu (2400m / 7874f) by tourist bus. We're going to get to the citadel around 6:00 in the morning. After a guided tour of the archaeological zone, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu (2750m / 9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train, either at 2:55 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. Until then you will have time to have lunch in one of the restaurants. You can also take a relaxing bath in the hot springs in Aguas Calientes, ending this Machu Picchu ruins tour- Vilcabamba.

Climate: Moderately warm.
Hiking time: 2 hours.

It includes:

  • Private transportation from the hotel to Huancacalle.
  • Transportation from Yanatile to Santa Teresa.
  • Transportation from Santa Teresa to Hidroelectrica Station. Tourist train from the Hidroelectrica Station to Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (2 ways).
  • Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and to Cusco by bus.
  • Hostal in Huancacalle Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu, Continental or similar).
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • High quality camping equipment (we use professional tents, Doite, Model Kailas 3, light / 4.5kgs extra and Doite, Himalaya Model, light / additional 4.5kgs, both for 2 people) Mattresses, dining tent with table and chairs, tent of hygienic service).
  • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks vegetarian option).
  • Cook and assistant. Muleteers and mules, throughout our camp passenger personal equipment (up to 9 kg)
  • Emergency horse.
  • First aid kit and oxygen balloon.

No Included:

  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes.
  • Sleeping bag (If you do not have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one from us).


  • Backpack with rain coat.
  • Sleeping bag. Warm and cold weather clothing like a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants light pants. Trekking shoes
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and thermal baths).
  • Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater. T-shirts with short and long sleeves.
  • Rain poncho and a hat. Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcoholic disinfectant gel, water bottle and sterilization tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag).
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Some snacks such as chocolate bars and nuts.
  • Original passport and the ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and humid, your clothes - once wet - will not dry out at night. So bring some clothes to change.


We have two options based on the type of train, the price is per person. Ask for our seasonal offers and promotions for last minute reservations. If the hotel of your preference is not in our offer request a quote and we will respond very quickly; if you have questions regarding prices, destinations or tour, we will gladly assist you. Write to us at info@cuscoperu.com , you can also contact us by phone:
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  • For reservations made 3 months in advance, ask for a special discount.
  • For groups larger than 4 people, please contact us for a special price..


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  • TRAINS: Our service includes the EXPEDITION or VOYAGER Train for the round trip; you can upgrade to the VISTADOME Train category for an additional 30 USD per person, only for the return trip.
  • We can also offer you the VISTADOME OBSERVATORY TRAIN, with an additional 90 USD per person round trip.
  • HOTELS: You can choose packages based on the type of Hotel, you can also opt for Hotels that are not listed in our offer, before confirming you must inform us of the hotel you prefer and we will add it to the package.
  • PRIVATE: Consult with one of our advisors if you want any of the services in private.
The route is the same, only the wagons vary.
The traveler on the Expedition will be comfortable and relaxed, and will also be informed about the most important points of this ancient route that every adventurer should know. The Expedition has wagons fully covered by large windows so that the traveler can immerse himself in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make your experience to Machu Picchu begins on the train.
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Surrounded entirely by glass, with cars with large panoramic windows that offer unparalleled scenic views and countless opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler on the Vistadome connects with and feels part of Peru's breathtaking landscape. Perurail provides a personalized and first class service in which the traveler on board will live an unforgettable experience. The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating system, leather seats that mold to the body providing comfort and relaxation throughout the trip. Snacks and beverages are also available.
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The Vistadome Observatory train by Peru Rail takes you on a breathtaking journey from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Andean landscapes through its expansive windows and a space specially designed for observation. Every moment on this train is a celebration of Peru's rich heritage, expressed through traditional melodies and dances. During the journey, travelers have the freedom to move between the panoramic view carriage and the sophisticated observation space, ensuring an immersive and unique experience.
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Luxurious and exclusive train with all inclusive service decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s, each of them is decorated with polished wood and bronze details and have been equipped with large comfortable armchairs. It is the finest way to travel to Machu Picchu, with a personalized service that takes care of even the smallest detail in the trip. In the Hiram Bingham you can enjoy the sophisticated dining car, the bar car and the observatory car, from where you can enjoy the open air, the wonderful route, in the company of a Peruvian cocktail and local live music shows; it will be an experience you will never forget.
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To confirm reservations, 40% of the payment is required in advance and the other 60% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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