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Explore the best Inca Trail hiking tour. You will discover the wonder of the world “Machu Picchu”.
This trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most unforgettable experiences you will have in your lifetime. This ancient Inca Road takes you through a variety of terrains, from tropical cloud forests to heights of more than 4,000 meters in elevation passing by impressive Inca archaeological sites and ancient monuments. Read more

Our include guided Inca Trail hiking tour, so you don’t miss any of the most important sights and so you can learn all about the history and culture of the Andean region. In addition, we also offer alternative hiking trails that will allow you to explore unique and lesser-known destinations, while all the time, you enjoy the pristine nature of the Andes.

Along the trail you will have the chance to camp under the stars and meet other travelers from all different parts of the world. There is no need to worry about the planning and trek logistics, our tours include everything you need for a care-free experience. From transportation to food, we are here to make sure your trek is a memorable adventure.

If you are looking for a unique and exciting experience in South America, don’t miss out on the opportunity to hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Micchu. Book now and get ready for hiking an epic trail!

Best Inca Trail Hiking tours

Short Inca Trail 2 Days - Cusco Peru
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Short Inca Trail 2 days

Cusco
Moderate difficulty
Total distance 12 Km
Maximum altitude 2,720 m
Up to 16 people
Consult availability

FromUS$ 485
short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 3 days
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Sacred Valley + Short Inca Trail 3 days

Cusco and Sacred Valley
Moderate difficulty
Total distance 12 Km
Maximum altitude 2,720 m
Up to 16 people
Consult availability

FromUS$ 540
Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days
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Short Inca Trail Combined 4 days

Cusco + City tour
Moderate difficulty
Total distance 12 Km
Maximum altitude 2,720 m
Up to 16 people
Consult availability

Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days
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Classic Inca Trail 4 days

Cusco
Moderate difficulty
Total distance 43 Km
Maximum altitude 4.215 m
Up to 16 people
Consult availability

FromUS$ 695
Classic Inca Trail Combined 6 days
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Classic Inca Trail Combined 6 days

Cusco
Moderate difficulty
Total distance 43 Km
Maximum altitude 4.215 m
Up to 16 people
Consult availability

Why hike the inca trail with us?

Our Experience

We have years of experience in the tourism industry and have perfected our skills to offer you the best possible travel experience. Our team of expert guides will ensure that you have a safe and memorable trek along the epic Inca Trail.

Personalized Service

We strive to provide a completely personalized experience to completely meet your needs. We understand that each traveller is unique, so we will work with you to design a journey that suits your specific needs and budget.

Quality accommodation

We offer the best quality accommodation so that you can rest comfortably after an exciting day on the Inca Trail. Our campsites are located in strategic sites that will allow you to enjoy the spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

High-quality equipment

We provide high-quality equipment for your Inca Trail trek, including quality tents, sleeping bags and air mattresses, as well as other necessary equipment for your safety and comfort.

Environmental awareness

We are conscious about the environment and promote sustainable tourism practices all along the Inca Trail trek. We work closely with local communities to minimize the impact on the environment and preserve the natural beauty of the Inca Trail.

Competitive prices

We offer competitive prices for our Inca Trail trips, without compromising the quality of our service.

Frequently asked questions about the Inca Trail

Here is some important information about the Inca Trail and some of our most frequently asked questions.

How long is the Inca Trail and how many kilometres are covered?

The duration of the Inca Trail trek depends on the type of trek you choose, the classic trek is 4 days and 3 nights. This hike covers approximately 42 kilometres and finishes at the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku) in Machu Picchu.

There are other trekking options available, such as the 2-day, 1-night trek, a shorter version of the Inca Trail that covers approximately 12 kilometres.  All treks require a decent physical condition and adequate preparation to fully enjoy this spectacular trekking experience.

When is the best time to do the Inca Trail and what is the weather like during the trek?

The best time to do the Inca Trail is during the dry season in the Peruvian Andes, which runs from May to September. During these months, there is less chance of rain and the weather is warmer during the day and cooler at night. The high season to visit Machu Picchu is from June to August, so we recommend that you make your reservations well in advance to guarantee you get a permit for the trek. During the trek, the weather conditions can vary drastically depending on the altitude and geographic location. In general, appropriate all-weather hiking gear is recommended, as well as sun protection and insect repellent. Despite the fact that the the dry season is considered the best time to do the Inca Trail, the weather can still be unpredictable in The Andes, and you should be prepared for rain at any time.

How difficult is the Inca Trail and what level of fitness is required?

The Inca Trail is considered a moderate to challenging trek and requires a decent level of fitness. The trail has steep sections and ascends to a maximum altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level, so hikers can experience the effect of the high-altitude, such as shortness of breath and headaches. Also, the trail is long and the terrain is uneven, which can make the hike difficult. It is recommended that hikers prepare themselves physically before the hike by doing cardio vascular exercises and regular walks. It is also recommended that you take time to acclimatize to the altitude before you start your trek. This will help reduce the effects of the high altitude along the trail.  Although the Inca Trail trek can be challenging, with good physical preparation and a positive attitude, most trekkers can successfully complete the hike and enjoy the breath-taking views of The Andes and the unique trekking experience of hiking n original Inca Trail.

Do you have to hire a guide to do the Inca Trail and how recommendable is it?

The short answer is Yes, you have to hire an official guide to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Peruvian government requires that all hikers be accompanied by an authorized guide for this excursion for safety reasons. Also, having a knowledgeable guide can make the experience much more fulfilling and much safer. The guides know the route well, provide detailed information on the history and culture of the region, and can offer advice on the best way to approach the trek. They can also help hikers with any challenges long the trail, like altitude and uneven terrain. In summary, although it is mandatory to hire a guide to do the Inca Trail, it is also highly recommended to make the most of this unique experience and ensure the safety and well-being of hikers during the trek.

What type of accommodation is available along the Inca Trail?

During the Inca Trail treks, trekkers will usually stay in tents. The accommodation during the 4-day Inca Trail is basic and consists of camping in tents at the Wayllabamba, Pacaymayo, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñayhuayna campsites. These tents are shared by two people and are equipped with comfortable mattresses and sleeping bags. In some campsites there are toilets and cold showers available for hikers. Although the accommodation is basic, the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside and the excitement of the trek, make the experience unique and unforgettable.

If you prefer, the shorter 2-day Inca Trail generally does not include camping, since the trek is done in a single day with a visit to Machu Picchu on the second day. This option includes a stay in Aguas Calientes, the town near Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes, has a wide range of accommodation options for all budgets, ranging from luxury hotels to cheap hostels.

Is it safe to do the Inca Trail and what precautions should be taken?

Yes, it is safe to do the Inca Trail trek, as long as the necessary precautions are taken. It is important to choose an experienced, trustworthy and licensed travel agency to ensure that safety regulations are met and the necessary equipment is in place. In addition, you should follow the guide’s recommendations and respect the rules of the national park, such as not leaving garbage and not damaging archaeological sites. You must also be physically and mentally prepared for the trek, including wearing the proper equipment, keeping yourself hydrated, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding alcohol and drug use. It is important to bear in mind that the trail can be exhausting and may present some dangers, such as slipping and falling, so caution must be exercised at all times and you should follow the guide’s recommendations. As long as you follow these precautions, the Inca Trail trek will be a safe and memorable experience.

Do I need to reserve in advance to hike the Inca Trail?

Yes, it is necessary to make an advance reservation to hike the Inca Trail trek. The number of visitors allowed to hike the Classic Inca Trail is limited to 500 people per day and for the Short Inca Trail the trail is limited to 250 people. We highly recommend that you make your reservation several months in advance, especially if you plan to do the trek during the high season, which runs from May to September. The Inca Trail reservation is made through an authorized travel agency that has permission to operate on the Inca Trail Network. You will also require a permit issued by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, which has to be obtained in advance. It is therefore important to plan and book in advance to secure a permit for the trail and also a smoother, less-stressful experience.

What is the experience like on the Inca Trail and what should I expect during the trek?

THE 4-DAY INCA TRAIL EXPERIENCE: The 4-day trek is a unique and unforgettable experience for many visitors traveling to Peru. During this multi-day tour, you will hike along ancient and well-preserved trails that traverse mountains, forests, and valleys of the Andean region. You will appreciate impressive natural and archaeological landscapes, as well as learn about the rich history and culture of the Incas.

As you hike, you will pass a series of impressive archaeological sites, such as Patallacta, Runkuracay, Wiñayhuayna, and the Intipunku (Puerta del Sol), which offer breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. You can also enjoy the panoramic views from the highest points along the way, such as the Warmiwañusca pass, at over 4,200 metres elevation.

During the trek, you will camp in especially prepared campsites, where you can relax and enjoy your meals, in the company of other trekkers. The local guides are very knowledgeable and will provide interesting information about the culture and history of the region. In general, the Classic Inca Trail trek is a challenging yet very rewarding experience, which will leave a lasting impression in the minds of those who venture to take part.

THE 2-DAY INCA TRAIL EXPERIENCE: During this tour, hikers can expect to see spectacular Andean landscapes, crystal clear rivers, impressive Inca ruins and enjoy the native flora and fauna of the region. On the first day, hikers will trek a distance of 12 kilometres, passing through the archaeological sites of Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna, finally arriving at Machu Picchu Pueblo to spend the night in accommodation in the town. On the second day, hikers will wake early to arrive at entrance of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary for the sunrise and tour of the archaeological sites of Machu Picchu with their local guide. This trekking experience is challenging, but the panoramic views and sense of accomplishment of reaching Machu Picchu, are a truly unique and exciting experience.

It is important to note that the 2-day Inca Trail trek is not as demanding in terms of altitude compared to other trekking routes. We still recommend that trekkers be in good physical condition and do adequate preparation before the trip, so that you can enjoy the experience to its fullest. In addition, you must have an authorized guide to hike the trail and we recommend an advanced reservation due to the limited number of permits.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Inca Trail trek?

During the 4-day Inca Trail, you will reach a maximum altitude of approximately 4,200 metres above sea level on the second day of the trek. This is the highest point of the hike called the “Dead Woman´s Pass”. It is important to be prepared for the altitude and take the necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness, such as drinking enough water, getting enough rest, and carrying appropriate medication if necessary.

During the 2-day Inca Trail trek, the maximum altitude reached is approximately 2,700 metres above sea level on the first day, compared to other trekking routes in the region that reach much higher altitudes. However, trekkers are still advised to be in good physical condition and prepare adequately before the trip, in order to enjoy the experience to the fullest.

Are there any age or health restrictions to hike the Inca Trail?

Yes, there are some age and health restrictions to hike the Inca Trail trek. For the 4-day Inca Trail it is generally recommended that participants be at least 12 years old and in good physical condition. For the 2-day Inca Trail the age-limit is 8 years old as this trek is less challenging. The Inca Trail involves long daily walks along steep and rugged terrain, and participants must be prepared for a variety of weather conditions and different elevations. Trekkers with pre-existing health conditions, such as heart or respiratory problems, should consult their doctor before doing this trek. It is important to inform your tour guide of any pre-existing health conditions before starting the trek so that necessary precautions can be taken.

What is the food like during the Inca Trail and can special diets be accommodated?

During the Inca Trail, meals and snacks are provided for hikers. The meals often include traditional Peruvian dishes. Vegetarian options are available and special diets, such as gluten-free or dairy-free, are also available. It is important to inform the travel agency in advance to ensure that any specific dietary requirements can be met during the trek.

What is required to do the Inca Trail and what should I pack?

To hike the Inca Trail, you should be in a good physical condition, pack adequate clothing and equipment, and trek with an authorized company to operate the Inca Trail. Regarding your backpack, we recommend that you bring comfortable clothes for walking, sturdy hiking shoes or boots, a waterproof and windproof jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, reusable water bottle, snacks, camera, cash and a basic first aid kit with personal medicines. It is important to trek with a light backpack, weighing no more than 6 to 8 kilos and of an adequate size, so as not to carry excess weight during the hike. There is also the option to hire an extra porter to lighten the weight during the hike.

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