Hike a section of the Inca Trail from a point known as Kilometre 104, because of its location on the road between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Ollie and Kate B are here to help give you the inside track.

Key Stats

Flight from London London

12:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

There will be a dawn start from your hotel in Cusco to take the train from San Pedro station to KM104, arriving at around 10am.

After visiting the Chachabamba archaeological complex, begin to walk uphill for 5 miles, through magnificent scenery and accompanied by sweeping views of the Urubamba Valley. After approximately four hours' hiking, the trail arrives at the site of WiƱaywayna, at 2700m. This is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural centre with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, and has a beautiful waterfall close by.

WiƱaywayna is where those who choose the 4 day/3 night trail will camp for their last night; it is about an hour's onward walking along steep jungle paths to Intipunku, or The Sun Gate, for your first - and a very famous - view of Machu Picchu.

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Best of both worlds, this option is ideal for those not keen on camping, but looking to arrive at the citadel on foot.

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Where to stay

Sol y Luna, Premium Casita

Sol y Luna

Set in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa is surrounded by tall eucalyptus trees, beautiful rural valleys and mountainous scenery and offers the perfect base for exploring one of the most intriguing parts of the Andes.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Originally built in 1592 on the site of the Inca Amaru Kuala Palace, the building was a monastery up until 1995, when it was converted into a hotel.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Set in the middle of tropical vegetation, The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is a mini village of luxurious whitewashed and terracotta casitas nestling into terraced hills.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Housed in a former palace and convent, Palacio Nazarenas exudes the history and culture of Cusco with original features such as Inca stones still very much in tact.

Mountain Lodges of Peru

Mountain Lodges of Peru

The idea behind these lodges is to offer trekkers the opportunity to experience the essence of adventure without compromising on creature comforts.

Urubamba Villas

Urubamba Villas

An Andean home from home, these villas are beautifully decorated in keeping with their rural location.

La Casona

La Casona

Surrounded by the stunning Andes mountains, La Casona is a small luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Cusco.

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