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Inca Trail Cost: 2023 and 2024

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Inca Trail Cost: 2023 and 2024

The Inca Trail is a popular hiking route in Peru that leads to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. The cost of the trip can vary depending on several factors such as the duration of the trip, accommodation options, tour packages, and transportation expenses. This blog discusses the cost of the Inca Trail could be helpful to people who are planning to visit the trail and want to budget.


The Inca Trail is widely considered to be one of the best hikes in South America, and even the world. It is an experience that can change your life. This 4-day trek is one of the most challenging and impressive hiking trails that exist. Along the way, you will face fatigue and very low temperatures. But all of that will be forgotten when you witness the mist clear to reveal the jewel of the Inca empire, nestled in the middle of an impressive labyrinth of mountains. Few places in the world can match the scenic beauty of the Inca Trail, with its location between the Andes mountain range and the Amazonian forests. And there are few places in the world that combine this natural beauty with the vestiges of one of the greatest empires to have ever existed.


The Inca road was first discovered by archaeologists in 1915 during excavations of the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Three decades later, in 1942, the route was mapped by the Viking expedition. Today, tens of thousands of visitors are drawn to the Inca Trail, following their nomadic instincts as they journey 40 kilometers to the "Sun Gate" in Machu Picchu. Along the way, hikers will encounter many other impressive archaeological sites, including some of the best Inca buildings found throughout the Sacred Valley. These sites are comparable to the ruins of Pisac, and rival the majesty of Machu Picchu itself. The journey is shared with people from all over the world, offering a unique opportunity to experience history and nature in a special way. Hikers will traverse a path that is more than 500 years old, taking in the natural beauty of the scenery along the way.


Inca Trail cost

Once you have determined the dates for your trip, you will need to book your hotels, guides, and any additional tours that you want to take. Cusco is the ideal destination in South America for anyone heading to Machu Picchu, and we can help you plan your itinerary and provide you with the cost of the Inca Trail.


Inca Trail Cost: 2023 and 2024


4 Day Inca Trail Prices

The 4-day Inca Trail prices for the years 2023 and 2024 are:


Inca Trail Private Tour Cost

2 Trekkers U$ 1150
3 Trekkers U$ 950
4 Trekkers U$ 850
5 Trekkers U$ 750
6 Trekkers U$ 750
7 Trekkers U$ 730
8 Trekkers U$ 720


Inca Trail Group Tour Cost

Adult Student  Children
U$ 730 U$ 710 U$ 700


Important Note:

  • Children up to 14 years old
  • The seasons go from January 1st to December 31st. Children must present a copy of their passport. 
  • As a student, it's important to bring a valid student card with an expiration date. With this information, our booking department can obtain authorization from the Ministry of Culture for your student status.


3 Day Inca Trail Prices

The 3-day Inca Trail prices for the years 2023 and 2024 are:


Inca Trail Private Tour Cost

2 Trekkers U$ 1280
3 Trekkers U$ 1180
4 Trekkers U$ 1080
5 Trekkers U$ 980
6 Trekkers U$ 850
7 Trekkers U$ 810
8 Trekkers U$ 780


Inca Trail Group Tour Cost

Adult Student  Children
U$ 780 U$ 750 U$ 740


If you want to know more information about the itinerary, what is included, Inca Trail cost, please click on Machu Picchu hike


Short Inca trail Cost

If you're planning to hike the 2 days Inca Trail in 2023 and 2024, you may want to know the prices for this popular tour. As of now, the prices range from $480 to $550, depending on the tour operator, the group size, and the season. Some operators may offer discounts for students or locals.


2 Day Inca Trail price

  • The adult US $ 480 
  • Children up to 14 years old US $ 450  

2 Day Inca trail private tour cost

  • 1 person: US $ 650 
  • 2 people: US $ 570 
  • 3 people: the US $ 530 
  • From 4 people to more: US $ 510

2 Day Inca Trail with Camping price

  • The adult US $ 580 
  • Children up to 14 years old US $ 550

Travel Agency & Travel Agent.

If you are a travel agency or travel agent with groups of travelers planning to visit Peru or hike the Inca Trail, please don't hesitate to contact us. Inca Trail Machu is a tour operator with a qualified staff that can help you prepare your trips to Peru and offer the best prices for your groups. We provide quality camping equipment and can offer confidential rates for our trips. Please reach out to us for more information. Send us an email to travel@incatrailmachu.com


Machu Picchu hike cost

What else do you need to add to the Inca Trail cost?

Usually, in the Inca Trail private tours, all personal camping equipment such as sleeping bag, air mattress, air pillow, blanket, a pair of hiking poles, a duffel bag for your personal belongings, and other items are included.


If you book the Inca Trail group tours, please note that certain equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, air mattresses, and duffel bags are not included in the cost and will need to be brought or rented. Please check with our booking department for a complete list of required equipment.

  • Sleeping bag (5 grade) = U$ 25
  • Walking sticks = U$ 20
  • Personal extra porter = U$ 160 (The porter will carry 14 kg for your personal belongings)
  • A shuttle bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes = U$ 12
  • Huayna Picchu tickets: If you want to climb up to this mountian, the extra price is U$ 85 per person.


Is there anything else you need to add to the Inca Trail cost?

If you want to hike the Inca Trail, we recommend spending 1 to 3 days for acclimatization before the trek. Alternatively, you can stay an additional 4 days in Cusco. There are different activities available in Cusco, making it the perfect destination to add to your trip. The most popular activities include visiting the Sacred Valley and Rainbow Mountain.


This is the travel budget for your holidays in Inca Trail Peru. Below find the additional cost:



Flight from Lima to Cusco (U$ 130 approx round trip)

Bus (U$ 50). This last option is 21 hrs from Lima - Ayacucho - Cusco


Accomodations in Cusco:

Cusco offers different styles of hotels and Airbnbs. We recommend you choose the best option for your accommodation:


Hotel: From U$ 35 - U$ 120 per night.

Airbnb: From U$ 80 to U$ 150 per night.

Hostel: From U$ 10 to U$ 30 per night.



If you want to visit Lima and Cusco, we recommend that you eat at tourist restaurants, as they are generally considered safer for travelers. The budget for meals can range from U$ 10 to U$ 30 per day.



In Cusco, Peru, you will find laundry services advertised on almost every corner. These services are generally safe and cost-effective, with prices starting at around U$ 1 per kilogram of laundry. Some hotels may charge a commission for arranging laundry services through their staff.


Extra activities

  • City tour
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • Humantay Lake
  • Maras, Moray and Salineras

There are a lot of excursions in Cusco, where you can choose the best option for you.


4 day Inca Trail prices

Additional day Machu Picchu Tour Price

You can add one day to your four-day Inca Trail, making it a five-day excursion in total. The fifth day is optional and at extra cost, but most hikers choose to use it to visit Machu Picchu again. You can add the extra day at the time of booking or later. For this additional day, you can choose to join our guided tour for a fee or explore on your own.

Machu Picchu Ticket 

  • Adult: US $ 62 
  • Child: US $ 48 

Huayna Picchu Tickets + Circuit 4 

  • Adult: US $ 85 
  • Child: US $ 65 

Machu Picchu Mountain Tickets + Circuit 3 

  • Adult: US $ 85 
  • Child: US $ 65 

Hotel in Machu Picchu: You will find the best hotel from US$ 20 to US$ 350

Shuttle bus tickets (round trip): US$ 24
The professional tour guide: US$ 15


How much does it cost to hike Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Travel Budget

Planning a trip to Machu Picchu but wondering about the cost? Don't worry, we've got you covered. The cost of visiting Machu Picchu varies depending on several factors such as the type of ticket you purchase, the season you visit, and the tour package you choose. For example, entrance fees range from U$ 62 to U$ 80 for a standard ticket, while a ticket with access to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain can cost up to U$ 150. Additionally, tour packages can range from U$ 200 to U$ 1000 depending on the length of the trip and level of luxury. It's important to consider all these factors when planning your trip to ensure a memorable and affordable experience at this incredible wonder of the world.


We recommend that you choose the best train to Machu Picchu:

  • Train Expedition / "Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo", will cost around US $ 120. 
  • Train Vistadome / "Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo" will cost you around US $ 150.
  • Hiram Bingham train (luxury service) / "Poroy - Aguas Calientes - Poroy" will cost you around the US $ 850. 


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