Inca Trail Trekking
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular trek in South America, perhaps the world. It is a spectacular and challenging trek through the high Andes on original Inca highway with a chance to visit extraordinary ruins, enjoy beautiful mountain views, walk through strikingly different climatic zones and finally experience the unique feeling of arriving at Machu Picchu by foot.
A trekking permit is required to do the actual Inca Trail trek. These are in high demand, and we recommend booking at least 90 days before hand.
There are 4 ways to enjoy the actual Inca Trail, but there are other fantastic trekking opportunities within Peru (which don’t require permits), like the Mountain Lodges to Machu Picchu.
The one and only. Porters help carry your heavy bags, tents and handle all camp duties. Tents and sleeping bags are provided. The 4th night is in a hotel, returning for a second visit to the ruins the following day.
A shorter version of the above – with one visit to the ruins at the end of the trek.
Trekkers short on time, leave the train just before Aguas Calientes, and intersect the Inca trail for the final 16kms, arriving at Machu Picchu mid afternoon. Overnight in a hotel and explore the ruins the next day before returning to Cusco.
Trek in style! Reward yourself each night with oversized tents with beds, portable toilets and hot-water showers, gourmet chef-prepared meals with champagne, crystal glasses and silverware, and the most well-earned massage service on earth. A once in a life-time trek.
Baby Inca Trail: Tues, Thurs and Sat. Other days on request, surcharges may apply
Traditional 4 Day Inca Trail: Wed, Fri and Sun. Other days on request, surcharges may apply
Traditional 5 Day Inca Trail: Daily on Request
• INCA TRAIL MANUAL (PDF 1.1Mb)
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