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.

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 permits before booking the Inca Trail hiking tour.

Very important to reserve early for 2018

Distribution of Machu Picchu trekking permits for 2018 will begin early October. It is known that tickets for the months of April, May and June can sell out in hours of going on sale.

If thinking about the 4 days hiking trip to Machu Picchu in 2018, it is very important to book well in advance. We guarantee your Inca Trail ticket or you get a full refund.

  • 4 Days Inca Trail

    Our Top Seller Hike will take you to Machu Picchu 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. Join us for The Inca Trail...

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 trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is 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.

Machu Picchu Full Day

“Machu Picchu Day Tour” Tour Highlights Machu Picchu Tour Tour starts and ends in Cusco Departs any day Train tickets included Lunch at Machu Picchu pueblo

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


If planning on booking a Machu Picchu tour and need assistance, please call us toll free and one of our expert advisors will get in touch as soon as possible. You can always secure a trekking permit 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 2017 - 2018: CI0088.

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+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • Holy Altitude Batman

    Peru trip June 29 2017-1

    I was unfortunate enough to get a sever case of altitude sickness in Cusco so I unfortunately had to miss most of the hike. The company was great at working with me to help me find other options, but naturally … Continue reading

  • #blessed

    Peru vacation September 11 2016

    Thank you all so much for this amazing experience! .I loved every minute of it, although it was really hard sometimes, especially on day two. First of all, the guides were really good. They really helped us get through it … Continue reading

  • Salkantayyy

    Machu Picchu vacation August 02 2015-1

    The Salkantay trek was amazing, we walked really close to glaciers (although we didn´t climb them), lakes and inside the peruvian selva. Though quite tireing the views were really breathtakling, so I would suggest everybody to do this trek to … Continue reading

  • No worries!

    Peru travel May 28 2015-6

    No worries, is Rogers favorite saying as well as a perfect theme for this Trek. From beginning to end the guides and crew have you covered.Reservations, flights, transportation, hikes, and meals,were all easy to coordínate through Salkantay.org . Roger and … Continue reading

  • Lamas and 1000 steps

    Peru travel April 27 2016

    It was a very amazing, excellent and well organized tour with two perfect tourguides and also to mention the amazing porters and amazing chef. He made me a birthday cake in the middle of now where 😊🎂It was almost like … Continue reading

  • Amazing Experience

    Peru vacation November 01 2016

    Rony was fantastic ! We had the best Time. Hé did great explaining everything and guiding us. Hé was patient and Kept the group moving. The food was fantastic and we loved the camping spots. Everything was great and we … Continue reading

  • Kitty and 3m tour south america

    Peru trip July 06 2014

    We set out to conquer the Inca Trail with many expectations as a highlight of our South America adventure coming from Chile via Bolivia to Peru. We got what we wanted fully… breathtaking views with cacti, waterfalls, friendly people, great … Continue reading

  • Great trip

    Machu Picchu vacation August 06 2016-3

    This is a great trip that we get to go up to 4600m, and enjoy hot spring after the tough trek, what\’s the most fun is the zip line, which you will never wanna miss. Tour is well organized and … Continue reading

  • Carlos King of the Mountains

    Peru travel July 20 2014-8

    We did the Salkantay hike. Hopefully you will be guided by the King! Carlos is the man. Very well run trek. The guides were excellent – very professional and experienced. Beautiful scenery which changed daily. The trek is physically tough … Continue reading

  • Sí se peu de!

    Machu Picchu travel May 27 2016-8

    Words can\’t describe how incredibly challenging and amazing the Inca Trail was. This was definitely one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and I don\’t think I could have done it without our world renown tour guide Juan Carlos. … Continue reading