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4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail provided by Bamba

4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail

4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail
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Tour snapshot
Guarantee a spot on the often sold-out Inca Trail
Duration:
4 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
The Inca Trail is the most popular way to discover Machu Picchu, and often books up months in advance. Guarantee your spot by pre-booking a 4-day trek from Cusco, which includes all meals, entrance fees, and transfers. On this tour, you are one of the first to see the ancient world wonder in the morning, before the site becomes overrun by crowds.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Opt for a seamless experience that includes food, transfers, and camping 
  • Be one of the first to enter Machu Picchu on the final morning 
  • See a plethora of Inca ruins and archaeological sites 
What to expect
Day 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo to KM 82 and Trek to Wayllabamba Camp (7 miles/11 kilometers; L, D) Your 4-day trek begins with pickup from your Cusco hotel. Travel to Ollantaytambo for breakfast before you head to Piscacucho, the official start of the Inca Trail. Pass several archaeological sites as you hike through Vilcanota River Valley, then have lunch and relax at Wayllabamba camp. Day 2: Trek to Pacaymayo Camp (6 m/10 kms; B, L, D) After breakfast, you’ll embark on a challenging uphill hike to Dead Woman’s Pass followed by a downhill trek to Pacaymayo Camp. On arrival at the camp, you’ll have the rest of the day to eat and rest. Day 3: Trek to Winayhuayna High Jungle Camp (9 m/15 kms; B, L, D) Spend the day ascending and descending ancient Inca stairways during the journey to Winayhuayna High Jungle Camp. Explore the archaeological sites of Sayacmarca, Pacaymayo, and Phuyupatamarca. At the end of the day, you’ll reach a camp overlooking a river valley. Day 4: Machu Picchu and Return to Cusco (4 m/7 kms; B) Following an early morning, you’ll hike to the gate of Machu Picchu and be one of the first to enter the UNESCO-listed archaeological site. Enjoy both a guided tour and free time to explore independently before heading to Aguas Calientes to browse the shops.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Opt for a seamless experience that includes food, transfers, and camping 
  • Be one of the first to enter Machu Picchu on the final morning 
  • See a plethora of Inca ruins and archaeological sites 
What to expect
Day 1: Cusco to Ollantaytambo to KM 82 and Trek to Wayllabamba Camp (7 miles/11 kilometers; L, D) Your 4-day trek begins with pickup from your Cusco hotel. Travel to Ollantaytambo for breakfast before you head to Piscacucho, the official start of the Inca Trail. Pass several archaeological sites as you hike through Vilcanota River Valley, then have lunch and relax at Wayllabamba camp. Day 2: Trek to Pacaymayo Camp (6 m/10 kms; B, L, D) After breakfast, you’ll embark on a challenging uphill hike to Dead Woman’s Pass followed by a downhill trek to Pacaymayo Camp. On arrival at the camp, you’ll have the rest of the day to eat and rest. Day 3: Trek to Winayhuayna High Jungle Camp (9 m/15 kms; B, L, D) Spend the day ascending and descending ancient Inca stairways during the journey to Winayhuayna High Jungle Camp. Explore the archaeological sites of Sayacmarca, Pacaymayo, and Phuyupatamarca. At the end of the day, you’ll reach a camp overlooking a river valley. Day 4: Machu Picchu and Return to Cusco (4 m/7 kms; B) Following an early morning, you’ll hike to the gate of Machu Picchu and be one of the first to enter the UNESCO-listed archaeological site. Enjoy both a guided tour and free time to explore independently before heading to Aguas Calientes to browse the shops.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11413P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation Pick-Up on Day 1
  • Bus Cuzco - KM 82 Piscacucho (starting point of trek)
  • Tourist Bus Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (2 hours)
  • Bus Ollantaytambo to Cuzco (1.5 hours)
  • Professional Bilingual Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
  • Camping Accommodation during trek (including tent for 2 people & Basic sleeping pad)
  • Porters and cook to carry all shared camping equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 6
  • The COMPLETE option INCLUDES a Thermal Sleeping Bag, Porter & Duffel Bag to carry a total of 7kgs of personal gear for each trekker (3kgs for your sleeping bag & mattress plus 4kgs of personal items)
  • The BASIC option EXCLUDES a Thermal Sleeping Bag, Porter & Duffel Bag for personal gear.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) and three snacks (veggie option available)
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Aguas Calientes
Exclusions
  • Airport Pick-Up (please make your own way)
  • Sleeping Bag for BASIC package (Rental $15 USD for the trek)
  • Day 1 Breakfast, Day 4 Lunch, Bottled Water
  • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
  • Optional Extras - Inflatable Sleeping Mattress ($15 USD for the trek) - Professional Trekking Poles ($15 USD for the trek) - Huayna Picchu Trek (200 Soles) - Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (200 Soles) Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Accommodation in Cuzco
  • Tips (Tipping is 100% optional depending on the service you received. Although tipping is customary in Latin America, it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, we recommend $40-50 USD per trekker for the entire team of porters, cooks and guides.
  • Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on the trek.
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please confirm your pick-up address with Bamba at least 1 week prior to departure. PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING: There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring, and confirm your departure details. Time schedule for meetings will be: - Inca Trail and Lares 6pm - Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao 7pm - Inca Trail Express, Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day 5pm Bamba Experience is located at: Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily Tel: +51 84 205234 Emergency Contact: Ruth: 984008440 Sekwanele: 957 625 445
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Typical Meals on the Trek: On all of our Treks to Machu Picchu we search for great cooks who provide you with the best tasting meals on the mountain, with specialty menus and the freshest local ingredients available. Here is an idea of what you will be eating during your trek. *Vegetarian Option Available Upon Request (please advise at least 2 days in advance). BREAKFASTS: Hot porridge, quinoa or oats, fried eggs, omelet or pancakes with fresh bread, fried bananas and boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk. LUNCH & DINNER: First Course: Quinoa, corn, noodle, asparagus, mushroom or vegetable soup, stuffed avocado or potatoes. Second Course: Chicken breast, beef stew, quinoa, fried rice, hamburgers, fried chicken, spaghetti bolognese, typical dishes: aji de gallina (chilli pepper chicken), escabeche de pollo (marinated chicken) or ajiaco de olluco (spicy potato stew). Desserts: Fried plantains, chocolate pudding, chocolate or vanilla cake and boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk. SNACKS: Boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk with popcorn, cookies, crackers.
  • Important: No more than 500 people per day are allowed to start the Inca Trail trek at km. 82; This number includes all support staff (ie. porters, cooks and guides) and is very tightly controlled; Once this limit of 500 people is reached, the Trail is effectively closed off for the day and no further bookings can be made; Reservations are not held on the Trail and all permits to trek must be bought as far as possible in advance with complete and correct passport information, to which no modifications can be made; Any attempts at modifications will result in a loss of the permit and any money paid
  • Accommodation options: During the trek single travelers will share a tent with another traveler of the same sex and couples will have a tent to themselves
  • Physical Requirements: This hike is demanding, it’s important to be in good physical condition; The Inca Trail elevation changes make the hike strenuous as there are three passes during the hike and you will have 1.2 miles (1,950 meters) of uphill and 1.4-miles (2,250 meters) of descent
  • Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of passport expiration, which must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel; Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking
  • You will have a guide during the trek and on the Machu Picchu tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.
  • Daily departures with a group of 4 or more
  • No departures in February due to unfavorable climatic conditions
  • The COMPLETE service INCLUDES a thermal sleeping bag, foam sleeping mat, duffel bag & porter to carry a total of 7kgs of personal gear for each trekker (3kgs sleeping bag & mat + 4kgs personal items). The reduced BASIC (LIGHT) service ONLY INCLUDES a basic foam sleeping mat and EXCLUDES the thermal sleeping bag, duffel bag & porter to carry personal gear. You will carry your own backpack, sleeping bag, mattress & personal gear. EXTRA ITEMS FOR RENT IN CUZCO: Inflatable Sleeping Mattress, Professional Trekking Poles.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Bring or Rent in Cuzco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle. Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail.
  • DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications.
  • Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry their old passport or a photocopy with them on the trip.
  • *Please note that there is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 6 PM. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.
  • As of June 11, 2022, all travelers over 18 years old must have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. That means two regular doses plus a booster. Passengers from 12 to 17 years old must prove they are vaccinated with two doses. If they do not have a complete scheme, they must present the negative result of an RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding in their country of origin.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation Pick-Up on Day 1
  • Bus Cuzco - KM 82 Piscacucho (starting point of trek)
  • Tourist Bus Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (2 hours)
  • Bus Ollantaytambo to Cuzco (1.5 hours)
  • Professional Bilingual Guide on trek & Machu Picchu tour
  • Camping Accommodation during trek (including tent for 2 people & Basic sleeping pad)
  • Porters and cook to carry all shared camping equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 6
  • The COMPLETE option INCLUDES a Thermal Sleeping Bag, Porter & Duffel Bag to carry a total of 7kgs of personal gear for each trekker (3kgs for your sleeping bag & mattress plus 4kgs of personal items)
  • The BASIC option EXCLUDES a Thermal Sleeping Bag, Porter & Duffel Bag for personal gear.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) and three snacks (veggie option available)
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Aguas Calientes
Exclusions
  • Airport Pick-Up (please make your own way)
  • Sleeping Bag for BASIC package (Rental $15 USD for the trek)
  • Day 1 Breakfast, Day 4 Lunch, Bottled Water
  • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
  • Optional Extras - Inflatable Sleeping Mattress ($15 USD for the trek) - Professional Trekking Poles ($15 USD for the trek) - Huayna Picchu Trek (200 Soles) - Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (200 Soles) Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Accommodation in Cuzco
  • Tips (Tipping is 100% optional depending on the service you received. Although tipping is customary in Latin America, it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, we recommend $40-50 USD per trekker for the entire team of porters, cooks and guides.
  • Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on the trek.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please confirm your pick-up address with Bamba at least 1 week prior to departure. PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING: There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring, and confirm your departure details. Time schedule for meetings will be: - Inca Trail and Lares 6pm - Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao 7pm - Inca Trail Express, Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day 5pm Bamba Experience is located at: Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily Tel: +51 84 205234 Emergency Contact: Ruth: 984008440 Sekwanele: 957 625 445
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Typical Meals on the Trek: On all of our Treks to Machu Picchu we search for great cooks who provide you with the best tasting meals on the mountain, with specialty menus and the freshest local ingredients available. Here is an idea of what you will be eating during your trek. *Vegetarian Option Available Upon Request (please advise at least 2 days in advance). BREAKFASTS: Hot porridge, quinoa or oats, fried eggs, omelet or pancakes with fresh bread, fried bananas and boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk. LUNCH & DINNER: First Course: Quinoa, corn, noodle, asparagus, mushroom or vegetable soup, stuffed avocado or potatoes. Second Course: Chicken breast, beef stew, quinoa, fried rice, hamburgers, fried chicken, spaghetti bolognese, typical dishes: aji de gallina (chilli pepper chicken), escabeche de pollo (marinated chicken) or ajiaco de olluco (spicy potato stew). Desserts: Fried plantains, chocolate pudding, chocolate or vanilla cake and boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk. SNACKS: Boiled water for hot tea, coca tea, coffee, chocolate and milk with popcorn, cookies, crackers.
  • Important: No more than 500 people per day are allowed to start the Inca Trail trek at km. 82; This number includes all support staff (ie. porters, cooks and guides) and is very tightly controlled; Once this limit of 500 people is reached, the Trail is effectively closed off for the day and no further bookings can be made; Reservations are not held on the Trail and all permits to trek must be bought as far as possible in advance with complete and correct passport information, to which no modifications can be made; Any attempts at modifications will result in a loss of the permit and any money paid
  • Accommodation options: During the trek single travelers will share a tent with another traveler of the same sex and couples will have a tent to themselves
  • Physical Requirements: This hike is demanding, it’s important to be in good physical condition; The Inca Trail elevation changes make the hike strenuous as there are three passes during the hike and you will have 1.2 miles (1,950 meters) of uphill and 1.4-miles (2,250 meters) of descent
  • Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of passport expiration, which must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel; Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking
  • You will have a guide during the trek and on the Machu Picchu tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.
  • Daily departures with a group of 4 or more
  • No departures in February due to unfavorable climatic conditions
  • The COMPLETE service INCLUDES a thermal sleeping bag, foam sleeping mat, duffel bag & porter to carry a total of 7kgs of personal gear for each trekker (3kgs sleeping bag & mat + 4kgs personal items). The reduced BASIC (LIGHT) service ONLY INCLUDES a basic foam sleeping mat and EXCLUDES the thermal sleeping bag, duffel bag & porter to carry personal gear. You will carry your own backpack, sleeping bag, mattress & personal gear. EXTRA ITEMS FOR RENT IN CUZCO: Inflatable Sleeping Mattress, Professional Trekking Poles.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Bring or Rent in Cuzco: hiking poles, rain pants, rain poncho, trekking boots, sandals, warm socks, sweater, thermals, hat, gloves, sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit, water bottle. Bring extra cash for snacks, water, gatorade which doubles or triples in price along the trail.
  • DON'T FORGET THE ESSENTIALS: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications.
  • Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry their old passport or a photocopy with them on the trip.
  • *Please note that there is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 6 PM. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.
  • As of June 11, 2022, all travelers over 18 years old must have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. That means two regular doses plus a booster. Passengers from 12 to 17 years old must prove they are vaccinated with two doses. If they do not have a complete scheme, they must present the negative result of an RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding in their country of origin.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Jun 2022
A note from 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through the Inca Trail
Please check the new requirements to enter the country as of June 11, 2022.
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
5 stops
Day 1
Cuzco - Ollantaytambo - KM 82...
Day 2
Trek to Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m)...
Day 3
Trek to Wiñayhuayna Camp...
Day 4
Trek to Sun Gate (2,720m) -...
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jereview
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Bambas is a complete scam. They don’t have Inca trail available despite what their calendar says. They will put you on a much cheaper trek after you pay and keep your money. I met several people in Cusco who were scammed by this company. They keep doing it because trip advisor is no help at all in getting your money back.

Please, please, do not do business with this company for any reason at all. Any other activity they have is far overpriced. If you’re unable to book the Inca Trail, look up KB Adventures or Salkantay Trekking. You’ll have an amazing time on the Salkantay at a fraction of the price.

You can also book all of the tours, aside from The Inca Trail, when you arrive at Cusco from many of the local tour operators, again at a fraction of the cost.

Don’t make the same mistake I did!!
Written 15 June 2022
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Alenius91
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Unforgettable experience! Everything was perfectly planned, really good food, perfect guide and group and we was very lucky with the weather.

Fransisco was the best guide! The way he explained everything about inca trail made you wanna hear it all. Easy to speak to, very kind and simply the best guide, couldn't ask for someone else!
Written 14 June 2022
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Kim H
2 contributions
Jun 2022
I think that the posting from Bamba company is a scam. It says that it guarantees 4D Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But it's not the case. I booked it, the support people contacted me that the trek has sold out and offered me a cheaper Salkantay Trek 5D/4N. I literally have the booking confirmation from other people who also joined the trek and only paid $329. When I confronted Bamba about this issue, they stopped responding to my Whatsapp. Please don't make the same mistake as me. I suggest the TripAdvisor removed this company.
Written 13 June 2022
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bambaexp
Hello, I understand your frustration that the permits for the Inca Trail are not available, but it's not a fake posting as you are saying, and it's not really our fault. The situation is that sometimes the Inca Trail Trek is not available because permits sell out very quickly, and we can't control that. We let you know the same exact date that you book so you can make alternative plans. If the trek is not available we offer alternative hikes to Machu Picchu which are amazing, such as Lares 4 day trek, or Salkantay 5 day trek, and we issue a refund on the difference in price. If you don't want to do an alternative hike, we offer a full refund. It's up to the client to decide what to do in case the permits are no longer available.
Written 14 June 2022
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Trip conneiseur
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The best experience I’ve ever had. Very challenging but so rewarding. Weather was glorious, views were unbelievable and an experience I’ll never forget. Our guide Fransisco was simply incredible, so passionate, enthusiastic, funny and all round kind and caring person. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better. He was joined by his team of Porters who always had a smile on their faces no matter the arduous physical challenge they put themselves through everyday. They treat you like royalty and the food was delicious. If you are in Peru, you MUST do this. Myself and the group by the end of the four days felt like family, it was sad to say bye to Fransisco and the others!!!
Written 12 June 2022
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nruiz06
Miami, Florida2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
This was a challenging hike, with early days and lots of incredible sights to see. I am a mid-level hiker and found this to be difficult at times, but obviously well worth it.
Everything was extremely well organized and the porters + guide were incredibly professional, accommodating, and great company.

Francisco was an incredible guide! His passion and energy made the trip unforgettable. My group and I regularly reflected on how lucky we were to have had him. :)
Chef George made some delicious food. (Ask for the spaghetti cake!)
#wayragroup
Written 12 June 2022
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Kyle S
3 contributions
This trek was incredible! Francisco was THE MAN, I cannot recommend him enough. He was super knowledgeable and you could tell how passionate he was about Incan history and how much it meant to him to share his knowledge, which isn’t always the case with guides.

The trek itself was amazing and challenging, with great views and a fantastic team of Porters + our Chef who made camp each day for us, along with delicious meals every day.

Our group was small, 8 in size, and I much preferred that to some of the mega groups we saw on the trail where it seemed much less personalized.

Thanks again Francisco for a once in a life time experience!
Written 12 June 2022
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Jeremy R
10 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
My fiancé and I did the 4 day Inca trail trek and had an absolutely spectacular time!! Our tour guide Diego was a seasoned vet and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the Inca’s, the trail, and the plants and animals along it. He was great about keeping pace, not making us go too fast but not having us drag behind either. The food along the trek was next level as well. Our cook George and his helper/porter Antonio would go above and beyond with meals, snacks, and tea during the trek. We were shocked how fantastic the food was, and they even did vegan/veggie upon request during booking. I would HIGHLY recommend you request Diego for your guide. I don’t think the trip would have been as enjoyable without him!!
Written 22 May 2022
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Julian Hoeding
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
Our guide Percy was amazing and took good care of us on this not so easy hike (especially day 2). However the effort is totally worth it when reaching the jungle on day 3 and Machu Picchu on day 4. Also the porters and the team work very hard to make the Inka Trail a seamless experience.
Written 24 April 2022
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James P
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We did the 4 day Inca trail with Francisco as our guide along with Cesar who was the supporting guide. We had the most amazing time and couldn’t have asked anymore of either guide! They provided great support throughout the trek as well as great banter. Would thoroughly recommend this tour/these guides to friends looking to do the trek in future.
Written 28 March 2022
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Holly P
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We booked this tour with Bamba in January for March 2022. We received confirmation within a few days but had no further communication which we didn’t really expect anyway. We arrived at the office, as requested, to inform them of our arrival in Cusco. The office was closed and looked like a building site, no signs up to tell us the situation (this was within their opening hours.) We tried every number on the confirmation emails and none worked. We waited an hour to no avail so I emailed every address, WhatsApp and Facebook as we were very worried! We returned 2 hours later and there were now people there! They apologised and explained they were updating the office to include a cafe. Needless to say we were relieved that we hadn’t been conned!

We met our guide Percy…what a guide!! He explained the whole 4day tour and more details about what we could expect.

We were collected promptly at 5.45am. Although there are normally 8 tourists per guide, it was just my husband and I on this tour, maybe due to lack of tourism at the time…however this was amazing for us as it was, in effect, a private tour!

Firstly, using trekking poles is an absolute MUST, it’s worth every 15 of those American dollars!!

The hike itself is something everyone should do!! The views along the way were breathtakingly priceless…however, it’s no easy task. The altitude effected my breathing so I just took it slow…something that Percy was happy to keep reminding me. He had a knack of knowing when to stay close to offer advice and mentoring and when to go ahead/ease off into the background to give us some time alone.

The tents were clean and large enough for the 2 of us to manoeuvre about in easily. We took the package with a blow up mattress and sleeping bags. Another must!! We also took our own blow up pillows which made all the difference.

Each time you get to camp/stop for lunch, the porters greet you with a bowl of warm water for washing your hands.

The food is way more than I expected! The Chef (ours was Benny) was incredible…I have no idea how he managed to cook the food he did in a tent. Thanks Benny! You will never be hungry on this trip, we actually had to ask for less food at dinner one night as there was so much!!

The porters - WOW!!!! Bacilio, Modesta & Damien (sorry if I’ve spelt names wrong) these guys (and Benny) are super human. I honestly do not know how they do it! They each carry 27kg and practically run the trail in order to get to camp before you, erect your tent and cook your food for when you arrive. Anyone on here that moans about having to tip them are crazy…!!!! They suggest 100soles per porter, this works out about £20…for 4days of carrying your stuff, cooking your food, putting up and taking down your tent and all as well as doing the hike twice as fast as you with 27kg weight on their back….machines!!! THANKS GUYS.

If I were to suggest any tips:
- Train before hand! (I didn’t train and got it done but it was hard! I would suggest doing steps, and hundreds of them, both up and downhill)

- take toilet paper (toilets start off as regular toilets, as the trail continues it’s more of a hole in the ground - get used to it, back to nature!)
- singular soles for the toilets
- soles for water/snacks along the way (drinks ranged from 10 soles to 20 per bottle which seems expensive but they do have to lug it all up the hills…)
- sun cream (even if you don’t think it’s sunny)
- clean clothing each day - you get very sweaty
- insect repellent (we got bitten even though we had it on)
- trekking poles (my husband was very reluctant but was so pleased he hired them)
- battery pack for your phone
- camel pack type water container - we got one from decathlon. So much easier to sip along the way without having to stop to get a bottle out

Lastly, a MASSIVE SHOUT TO PERCY!!!! This company should be so grateful to you. Your knowledge and experience is bountiful. By the end of the trip you were like a lifelong buddy! You taught us to enjoy the hike, not just to look forward to Machu Picchu, you showed us wildlife along the way, took photos and videos of us when we didn’t even know and you laughed and joked with us along the way. There were other tour company’s along the way, but these guides weren’t explaining things along the way to their tourists. Percy took us around ruins along the way and pointed things out and took the time to explain them to us - so much so, other tourists ended up asking him questions rather than their own guides! We finished our tour with Percy having lunch in Machu Picchu town and was sad to say goodbye. If you get Percy for your guide or can request him, then your trip will be A*!!

Thanks for our lifelong memories!
Written 22 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fabulous Guide
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Best tour ever!
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Family trip
I did this tour with my husband and 4 kids aged 15-25. Francisco was our guide and he was amazing. On the hiking po
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Really enjoyable trek to Machu Picchu!
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Amazing experience!
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Unforgettable trek
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Excellent
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Unforgettable Experience
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Must-Do Experience in Cusco!
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Spectacular scenery and the best guide EVER!
Our trek was amazing!! Our guide, Jr., was the best ever!! He was kind, knowledgeable, and encouraging all the time
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Junior was an excellent guide!
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Great hike through the highlands and a day at Machu Picchu at the end
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