Permits are AVAILABLE from : 2024

Availability information shown here corresponds to the four days trek.

If permits for your desired date are Sold Out, you can always make a reservation for next year or consider the Shorter version of the Inca Trail or the Salkantay Trek as the best alternatives to get to Machu Picchu.

The maximum number of Inca Trail permits is 500. Support staff is included within the five hundred, meaning that about 200 pemits are allocated for tourists and about 300 for cooks, porters and guides each day. Inca trail permit availability shown herein is directly provided by the Peruvian Government. Inca Trail Reservations tries to provide information that is true and accurate, however, we give no assurance or warranty regarding the accuracy of information provided by a third party. Inca Trail Reservations accepts no responsibility for and excludes all liability for errors or inaccuracies. Inca Trail Reservations makes its best effort to secure permits for our customers, however, permits are sold by the Government on a first come, first serve basis.

"...During the high season of July and August from 1996 to 2001 as many as 1600 people were starting the Inca Trail trek everyday (about 1000 tourists and 600 porters). There were no regulations and many trekkers camped wherever they wanted, using the ruins as latrines and disposing rubbish along the trail. The Inca Trail was starting to get a lot of negative press and UNESCO threatened to remove its status as a World Heritage Site...."

In 2002, Inca Trail Regulations were introduced in order to protect the monument. These regulations restrict the number of visitors and prevent hiking the Inca trail without a permit.

Conservation projects are held during February of every year. The Inca Trail remains closed and no Inca Trail Permits are issued to visitors during this whole month.

book salkantay trek if no Inca Trail Permits are available

The following hiking tours arrive to Machu Picchu and include the necessary trekking permit: Inca Trail Tours

Machu Picch Full Day

Machu Picchu Full Day

The enigmatic Inca city of Machu Picchu can be visited in one day from Cusco via train. This option is perfect for travelers with very limited time who want to explore the best tourist destination in Peru.
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the inca trail

Inca Trail 4 days Trek

The stunning combination of Inca ruins, magnificent mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety makes the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu the most immpressive trekking route in the world. *
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Nasca Hummingbird

Inca Trail Andean Adventure

This 15 Days Adventure takes you to remote places of interest in Peru, such us the amazing Colca Canyon and the enigmatic Nazca Lines. Finish your adventure on top of Machu Picchu after following the Inca Trail. *
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Machu Picchu Travel

10 Days – A special package including assistance at your arrival in Lima, all accommodation and transportation required…and of course our world famous Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. *
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Inca Trail Express Tour

5 Days – Unforgetable journey to the lost city of the Incas; you will be hiking the Inca Trail towards the ruins of Wiñay Wayna and exploring one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.*
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Salkantay Trek

The scenery changes daily during the Salkantay Trek. Hike through cloud forests, small villages and grasslands, from a flattish valley floor to almost bare mountain peaks to your last destination, Machu Picchu.
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Winay Wayna Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2 Days

The Inca city of Machu Picchu, spectacularly poised on a rock among vertiginous green peaks, was not rediscovered until 1911 by American historian and explorer Hiram Bingham. *
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* Inca Trail Permit Required