4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu
Interested in trekking to Machu Picchu but not sure you want to go at it alone? No problem! There are plenty of trekking companies based in Cusco that can help you arrange your multi-day trip. I had considered signing up with a company before arriving in Peru, and am glad I waited until I arrived to scope out companies on the ground. It might feel a bit overwhelming, but if you leave yourself a day to wander/meet with people, you will be able to arrange something rather quickly. I ended up booking a 4D/3N trip with Lorenzo Expeditions, and have no regrets! They are highly reviewed on TripAdvisor and elsewhere, and I felt their staff was very helpful in answering my every question. I booked the Inka Jungle Trail trip, which includes mountain biking, (optional) rafting and trekking. A breakdown of the trip is below:
Day 1: Mountain biking: 34 miles (55km) of riding from Cusco-Santa Maria
Day 2: Trekking: 14 miles (23km) from Santa Maria-Santa Teresa
Day 3: Trekking: 10 miles (16km) Santa Teresa-Aguas Calientes
Day 4: Arrive at Machu Picchu!
For a total price of $250, I felt the experience was well worth the money. There were optional add-on activities available, including zip lining and white water rafting. I wasn’t interested in spending the extra cash, but I heard good things from those who did!
Altogether, a highly recommended experience that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend for those looking for a memorable, adventure-packed trip to Machu Picchu.