Inca Trail Tours

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Inca Trail
South America's most famous trek is an unforgettable way to reach the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. Along the way, the four-day trek takes hikers past three Andean mountain passes, Inca ruins, and views of the snow-capped Andes, culminating in a stellar sunrise over Machu Picchu—a UNESCO World Heritage site—from the Sun Gate.

The Basics
For many travelers to Machu Picchu, hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley is as much a part of the bucket list experience as seeing the ruins themselves. It typically takes four days to cover the distance between Cusco and Aguas Calientes, with overnights at Huayllabamba, Pacamayo, and Huinay Huayna on the way. Shorter one- or two-day treks are also possible for more inexperienced walkers. To walk the trail, you need to join a group of fellow hikers led by a licensed guide. Trail permits are limited, with only 500 hikers permitted on the trail at any given time (including tour guides and porters), so you'll need to book ahead.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The trail is a must-see for adventure travelers.
  • Inca Trail permits are limited, so it's important to book ahead.
  • Everyone on the trail must be accompanied by a licensed tour guide.
  • Dress comfortably and in layers. Don't forget sturdy hiking shoes.
  • Bring a pair of trekking poles, even if you don't think you'll need them.
  • Before your hike, give yourself a couple of days in Cusco to get used to the high altitude levels.

How to Get There
The city of Cusco serves as a base for trekkers heading out on the Inca Trail and is serviced by Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Most tours include pickup from Cusco hotels and the bus ride to Km82 along the railway between Cusco and Aguas Calientes, where the hike begins.

When to Get There
The dry season (June to October) brings the best weather and the biggest crowds to the Inca Trail; if you plan to hike during this time, be sure to book months in advance. The spring and fall shoulder seasons—May in particular—see fewer tourists and occasional rain. The winter months are prohibitively wet for most trekkers, and the trail closes for maintenance during February.

Alternatives to the Classic Inca Trail Trek
With the growing popularity of the Inca Trail (and the permit limits placed on it), visitors are considering alternative treks to Machu Picchu. These include the Lares trek, beginning in the town of Lares and finishing at the ruins of Ollantaytambo (a short train ride from Machu Picchu), and the Salkantay route, famous for its diverse scenery.
Address: Peru
Hours: Open March - January
Admission: Adults: trek permit US$50
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Classic Inka Trail (4 days 3 nights)

Take the hassle out of planning your trip to Machu Picchu with this classic Inca Trail 4-day trek from Cusco. Pre-booking a tour ensures a spot on the often sold-out Inca Trail and a ticket to the UNESCO-listed Inca site, which limits daily visitors. Plus, you’ll be one of the first to enter Machu Picchu on the final day, and enjoy a guided tour with free time to explore on your own. Transfers, camping, and all meals are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Inka Trail 2 days 1 night

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu path takes us through different ecosystems, from high Andean plains to the cloud forest. This adventure allows us to explore mysterious archaeological sites, half covered with jungle overgrowth as if we were discovering them for the first time. The trek highlights with the inspiring sight of the sunrise from the peaks of the magestic Machu Picchu.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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4-Day Inca Trail Machu Picchu Trek

Hike along the famous Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu this 4-day all-inclusive tour from Cusco. Trek and camp through the Andean jungle and pass key sites such as Valley of Huayllabamba, Warmihuañusca, Runcuracay, and more. On the last day, hike to the famous Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, and take a guided tour of Machu Picchu to learn about the mystical Inca Empire.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - One Day! - Glamping Service

Have a great adventure  hiking half day to Machu Picchu with our  tourist service train and enjoying at the same time more Inca ruins through of the rain forest mountains and arrive to  Sun’s Gate (Inti Punku), prepare yourself to be amazed with the best  panoramic view of Machu Picchu. There are a lot of trekking routes which lead us to Inca Citadel   Machu Picchu, but only in this route you will have the opportunity to   visit Machu Picchu in a single day! It is ideal for those whom do not have much time but you are interested to do a little hike.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Inca Trail Group 4 days-3 nights

The Inca civilization, were great builders with the ability to integrate the most astonishing network in the old World, almost 22,000 kilometres Inca roads, many of which are still in use today Our adventure will take us into the mountains and valleys past villages Until we reach Machupicchu.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2 Days 1 night

With forest pathways leading to UNESCO–listed Macchu Pichu, the Inca Trail ranks among the world’s most famous trekking routes—but tackling the full course takes a number of days. On this 2-day tour, ideal for travellers short on time, follow in the footsteps of the Incas along part of the trail and explore Machu Picchu with your guide. Some meals, overnight accommodation, entry fees, plus round-trip travel from your Cusco hotel are included.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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7 Day Luxury Inca Trail To Machu Picchu - Private Service

There’s an only place in the world that has it all, magic, history, nature and culture composed of the four elements that forges the spirit of the earth, and sun. A land where the gods are hidden in mountains and stones; where the sons and daughters of the sun are dressed with gold and mortals with scissor hands dance all day...A ancient and mysterious culture chosen by gods.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu 2 days

Discover the shorter version of the famous Inca Trail during this 2-day excursion. Visit the archeological sites of Chachabamba, Winay Huayna, the Sungate, and Machu Picchu both in the afternoon and the early morning to see the citadel in two different lights. Learn about the history of the Incas on a comprehensive tour and explore the site on your own before heading back to Cusco.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Best of Inca Culture Immersion Travel 7 Days

Safe outdoor adventures with experienced guides & the best experiences in Peruvian Andes culture guaranteed!
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu: 3-Night Tour

Avoid the crowded Inca Trail without sacrificing any of the spectacular views of the Peruvian countryside on this Lares trekking tour to Machu Picchu. Hike across beautiful mountain scenery like the Pumahuanca pass, taking in views of the Maras Salt Mines and stopping to visit local villages along the way—pack mules make for more pleasant hiking. On the last day of the hike, catch the sunrise over Machu Picchu before touring the iconic ruins with a guide and returning to Cusco.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Salkantay Inka Trail (7 days 6 nights)

The 7 Day Inca Trail offers tourists the chance to enjoy a magic combination Salkantay Trek and the Inca Trail. Starting on the Salkantay Trek the route diverges just before Salkantay Pass and instead goes over the Incachiriaska Pass (Frozen Inca Pass) which leads you down to the village of Wayllabamba, there, we join the Inca Trail and continue on to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.Before the trek, your guide will meet you at your hotel for an in-depth briefing. This provides an opportunity to ask questions and do any last-minute shopping before leaving Cusco.The itinerary below is an  example. Hiking times are an average and will vary depending on the group. Additionally, lunch and camp sites may change to meet the needs of the group and conditions.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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ANCASCOCHA TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS

The Ancascocha Trail in the Peruvian Andes is a remarkable trail that, unlike other more popular trails, remains off the beaten track and away from crowds. Yet don’t be put off by its lesser known status.Named by National Geographic as one of 20 dream hikes on their World Best Hikes list, this stunning trek takes you past ancient Inca ruins and through traditional Andean villages such as Chillipahua and the trail’s namesake Ancascocha (3,700 m/12,136 ft). Here you may briefly share the trail with farmers, shepherds and their livestock tending to their daily lives, so far removed from the tourist crowds of Cusco.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Salkantay Trek via Inca Trail 7-Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Hike the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu on a 7-day trip through the soaring Vilcabamba range. After four days of hiking past snow-capped peaks, colorful lakes, and mountain communities, you’ll link up with an Inca trail leading to the high-altitude citadel; it’s a beautiful, remote, and longer alternative to ‘classic’ Inca Trail which is often booked many months in advance.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Private Overnight Tour: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Enjoy a short-but-sweet trek along the world-famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu during this 2-day, 1-night trip with a private guide. Spend your first day hiking to the beautiful Inca site at Wiñay Wayna before continuing to the magical Machu Picchu in the afternoon. You’ll have time to wander this amazing Inca city before spending the night in nearby Aguas Calientes. Rise early on your second day for a guided tour of this archaeological site’s incredible temples, aqueducts and terraces before heading back to Cusco. This 2-day, 1-night private trip to Machu Picchu also covers one night of accommodation at a three-star hotel, one day of meals, bus and train transfers and site entrance fees.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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2 days inca trail to machu picchu

Hike the last portion of the Inca Trail on this 2-day tour from Cusco. On day one, start your trek at kilometer 104 and hike all the way to the village of Aguas Calientes, taking in the beautiful views along the way. Early the next morning, hike to Machu Picchu with your group and follow your guide on a tour of the ancient citadel before heading back to Cusco by train and bus.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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9 Day - Inca Trail + Titicaca Lake- Group Service

• There’s an only place in the world that has it all, magic, history, nature and culture composed of the four elements that forges the spirit of the earth, and sun. A land where the gods are hidden in mountains and stones; where the sons and daughters of the sun are dressed with gold and mortals with scissor hands dance all day . A ancient and mysterious culture chosen by gods.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Duration: 9 days
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Inca Trail Express in 2-Day

Join this Inca Trail Express which last only 2-Day! We will climb out and start the so-called Express Inca Trail, a light trek to explore the beautiful Wiñaywayna complex. This will be just the beginning of an amazing experience.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Inca Trail to MachuPicchu 4-Day

The Inca Trail is by far the most famous HIKE in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26.5 miles (43km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, Inca sites, and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious "Lost City of the Incas".
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Exclusive Private Classic 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is far from a rustic experience on this private 4-day tour that includes a professional chef, porters to carry equipment, and a private guide to lead you the whole way. Walk the ancient path through some of Peru's most stunning natural landscapes, culminating in an unforgettable approach to the iconic Machu Picchu ruins. Tour the ruins with a guide before heading back to Cusco with included transportation.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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4 Day Inca Trail Cachicata

This new route involves 2 day hike to Cachicata and 2 day short Inca Trail. Cachicata to Inca Trail is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Departure dates to Inca Trail and Cachicata Daily departures are available along the year. Exception: one-month closing period of all Inca Trail routes in February. During this hike you will enjoy the nature of the Andean highlands, the water fall, Incas ruins, Inca Mummies original, Andean Terraces, Intipunku (Sun gate), Inca Trail original, stone quarries, Wiñaywayna ruins and the last day you will visit and guided tour to Machu Picchu.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Inca Jungle Tour to Machupicchu 4 days All Inclusive

Experience the nature and culture of the Andes with this hiking, biking, and rafting adventure. Hike on original Inca trails with an informative local guide, soak in volcanic pools, raft in the Urubamba River, and explore the archaeological sites of Incatambo and Wamanmarca on your way to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu. Enjoy three nights of accommodations, delicious meals, and all the necessary gear included in tour price.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Camino Inca Mistico a Machu Picchu en 2 Dias

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?Find your life purpose with private and tailor-made sacred healing retreats and journeys to Peru. We provide profound shamanic healing experiences with Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Yoga retreats, and sacred treks to Machu Picchu and day trips with Fitness adventures and experience with local indigenous communities in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and learn in our school center shamanism with our healers teachers All healing activities blend the ancient traditional wisdom of the Andes, enabling your life transformation.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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7-Day Cusco Adventure Trekking Salkantay

Take an alternative trail to the famous Machu Picchu on this 7-day Salkantay trek. Discover the changing terrain of Peru, from snow-capped mountains to lush jungles, as you make your way from Soraypampa to Aguas Calientes. Hike the last stretch of the Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu and then explore the ancient Inca ruins before heading back to Cusco.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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8-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Go on this semi-private classic adventure to the Incan Empire. Visit Cusco City "The Capital of the Incas", The Sacred Valley of the Incas and go trekking through the world famous Inca Trail until you reach the Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu. At the end of the tour you will also visit the recently discovered spectacular Rainbow Mountain. While in Cusco you will participate in our Color your Journey Experience in order for you to get a more cultural experience in Cusco. While traveling with your tour guide, you will learn all about the Incan and Peruvian Culture, how it was in the past but also today.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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