World famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu, South America's best hiking experience

Machu Picchu was connected with the Inca city of Cusco and the rest of the Inca Empire by trails of excellent design in strict and perfect harmony with the natural Andean environment. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, crossing the Andes mountain range and sections of the Peruvian jungle and rainforest. Our amazing Inca Trail adventure passes several well-preserved Inca ruins and settlements before ending at the "Gate of the Sun" on Machu Picchu Mountain.

Book your Machu Picchu hike and Inca Trail Permit 2023 in advance to avoid disappointment

If you have decided to hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, please keep in mind that the daily number of people accessing the trail is restricted and a government-issued inca trail trekking permit is required. Please check availability of inca trail permits before booking any hiking tour that requires it.

If thinking about a Machu Picchu tour, it is very important to book as early as possible. By doing so, be confident you will be the first in line and most likely get the Machu Picchu hiking permit needed for your awesome Peru adventure.

  • 4 Days Inca Trail

    Our Top Seller Machu Picchu hike will take you to the Inca's empire capital along one of the most beautiful paths on the planet. Our expert guides and support stuff will make sure you enjoy your trip to the fullest. Book the Best Inca Trail today!

In order to control access to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Area, inca trail regulations need to be followed by all people hiking to the location; all permits are non-transferable and change of dates are not accepted by the government office in charge. The inka trail is closed throughout February for conservation projects.

Peru is a country of friendly people, beautiful scenery, and a great variety of cultural traditions. Hiking the Inca Trail creates lasting memories and instills a great sense of accomplishment once it is completed. This blend of outdoor adventure and historical exploration is a great way to experience Machu Picchu!

The Inca Trail is the best-known and most popular hike on the South American continent, complemented only by the iconic Inca site of Machu Picchu. Together they have become one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Our fully supported 4-day tour along the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu is the best alternative for a small group adventure where you will be sharing your experiences with a variety of like-minded travelers from all over the world. This is perfect for individuals, couples or small groups of friends. We invite you to come and enjoy this truly unique and memorable experience. Spaces are limited each day, please review Inca Trail booking information before making the reservation.

" In 1983, UNESCO named Machu Picchu, Peru´s World Heritage Site. UNESCO cited the city´s magnificent site, its architecture and its significance as an almost perfectly preserved example of Incan technology and social organization.

While trekking the Inca Trail, you will enjoy first-class personal service from our professional, bilingual, licensed and certified guides."

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Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu

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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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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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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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

Booking a Machu Picchu tour? Need assistance?

Please contact us and one of our expert advisors will get in touch as soon as possible. You can always secure a trekking permit in advance for the 4 days trek here.


Salkantay Trek Alternative

The Peruvian government organization known as the INC (National Institute of Culture Cusco) is the entity that regulates maintenance, prices and availability of Inca trail permits and in conjunction with INRENA (National Institute of Natural Resources), authorizes companies to operate along the Inca roads to Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Reservations is authorized to operate along the Incan Roads, authorization code for 2023: AUT00092.

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • Inca trail adventure 2014

    Peru vacation May 05 2014-2

    We loved our adventure on the Inca Trail with Gerson. He was the best guide I have ever had. He was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He truly was the best, most skilled guide I’ve had. Anna Maria and Juan … Continue reading

  • The food is awesome

    Machu Picchu travel March 17 2017

    Through rainy and foggy weather we were kept distracted by our struggle to process the massive amounts of delicious food we ate at every meal. The weather Luckily got clearer on the third and fourth day and we got to … Continue reading

  • Stair master trail

    Machu Picchu travel September 16 2016-3

    I came into this hike with minimal hiking experience. I have done some day hikes and live In the Rockie mountains. This was my first over night hiking trip i have completed. The first day was 12.5km and we saw … Continue reading

  • Too epic for words

    Peru vacation July 08 2015

    Trying to write a decent description of the last 5 days is about as difficult as the hike we just did for the last 5 days. It was epic, to say the least. Day one we were picked up in … Continue reading

  • Must go in you life

    Peru vacation April 01 2017

    Really amazing experience!. From the beginning, we\’ve got a good info speech. Inca Trail reservation provides well service during the whole trekking. The guide is professional, who provides very detailed introduction at each spot/sight seeing. That makes us to understand … Continue reading

  • Follow in the footsteps of the incas!

    Peru travel November 10 2015-1

    Great unforgettable experience! Exercise, friendship, culture and nature come together in an amazing mix. It was one of my dreams to walk the Inca Trail since I was a boy. It completely excited my expectations. The Inca (Andean) culture is … Continue reading

  • INCA TRAIL THOUGHTS

    Peru vacation Jan 10 2013-2

    MY EXPERIENCE ON THE Inca Trail WAS VERY VERY REWARDING, THE GUIDES WERE EXTREMELY HELPFUL WITH EVERYTHING WE DID. THEY HELPED US ALONG THE WAY, GAVE US TALKS ON PLANTS AND WILDLIFE WE SAW ALONG THE WAY AND ON THE … Continue reading

  • Superando a trilha

    Machu Picchu vacation June 27 2015

    Antes eu achava que o povo Inca era somente um simples povo, que Machu Picchu era somente uma cidade antiga, mas durante a trilha descobri o quão estava errado. Logo no primeiro día fiquei surpreso ao ver uma linda cidade … Continue reading