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 2019 before it is too late

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.

Distribution of Machu Picchu hiking tickets for 2019 season will begin early October. A few hours after they went on sale last year, permits for several dates in April, May and June were sold out.

If thinking about a Machu Picchu tour in 2019, 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.

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

Booking a Machu Picchu tour? 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 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 2017 - 2018: CI0088.

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+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • One of the best!

    Peru trip July 04 2015-2

    This Salkantay Trek was one of the best trips done while in Cusco, the people who go on the trip with you really make or break the trip. The people I stayed with made this trek from one of the … Continue reading

  • Supera expectativas

    Peru trip November 06 2017-1

    Nuestro guía Everth , nos comento todo referente a nuestra travesía . En todo momento se preocupo por el grupo y siempre comentamos cada lugar por donde pasamos , realmente me sorprendió la calidad y variedad de la comida , … Continue reading

  • Machu Picchu Inka Trail

    Peru vacation July 09 2014-3

    My father had this plan – to take me on the Inca Trail when I was 14 years old. In July 2014 the time had come and we did the trail together – my father and I. I think I … Continue reading

  • Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu March 18, 2012

    Peru vacation March 18 2012

    We had a very good experience with this tour company. There was a transporation strike on the first day, thus keeping us from starting on the trek at first. The company improvised and took us on a very scenic and … Continue reading

  • Stairway to Heaven

    Machu Picchu trip January 08 2016-9

    The Inca Trail was an incredible experience! The tour guides did an excellent job of relating Incan history in an interesting way throughout the trek. The Trail was challenging yet so rewarding when accomplished. Anyone can do this as the … Continue reading

  • Good job, “excellente”

    Peru vacation October 01 2014

    I have wanted to see Machu Picchu for so many years and decided this was the year to make it happen. By happy coincidence we were matched to Inca Trail Reservations who went above and beyond what we hoped for. … Continue reading

  • Salkantay was an extraordinary experience .. :)

    Machu Picchu trip August 07 2015-3

    The Salkantay trek was a great experience for me . I had a really good time the last 4 days !!!! with great guides Rony and Marco , who explained a lot about the landscape and culture. Especially the hike … Continue reading

  • Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu October 29, 2011

    Peru travel Oct 29 2011

    Our trek on the Inca Trail was more than expected. Throughout the four day journey we experienced beautiful habitats of highland grasslands, to lush jungle flora (all surrounded by high snowcapped mountains), with many amazing ruins along the way, friendly … Continue reading

  • llama mama

    Machu Picchu travel April 04 2016-3

    The Salkantay trek was a better experience than we even imagined it would be. We had a great and patient tour guide, Ever, who was very knowledgable about the history of points along our trek. He also pointed out several … Continue reading

  • Kristie´s Amazing Inca Trek :)

    Machu Picchu vacation Jan 10 2013

    The Inca Trail was such a surreal experience! From the initial excitement of booking through to the finally departing Machu Pichu on the final day we were supported by Inca Trail Reservation staff and guides. Day one of the trail … Continue reading