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 2020 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 in 2020, 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 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 2020: AUT00092.

Remember you can combine Machu Picchu with other South American classics like Peru's Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca or even combine a trip to Peru with the Galapagos Islands! We are Inca Trail Reservations, the Best Inca Trail Tour Operator!

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • It was unforgettable.

    Peru trip September 07 2015-4

    I guess the begining would be the best place to beging when describing the best adventure of your life. He was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions honestly . I loved his personal connections with Quechua … Continue reading

  • Marco -polo :-]

    Peru trip March 23 2016-9

    The 1st day of our hike we got picked up from our hotel at 6am. We went for breakfast then driver up to the starting point. That part of the hike seemed like forever. If Only i had an idea … Continue reading

  • Would you rather sit on a cake….

    Peru trip August 16 2015

    The five day Salkantay trek was a varied, difficult and rewarding experience. We started with a two day trek up to the Salkantay pass, up a grueling path known as the \’gringo killer\’ to reach 4600m. We then went down … Continue reading

  • A nice stroll in the hills

    Peru trip January 23 2015

    A really enjoyable trek with great porters, an excellent cook and our friendly and knowledgeable guide, Ronnie. Woken up with coca tea each morning by the friendly porters, we set out on the Trail with a good breakfast inside. We … Continue reading

  • Inca Trail reservations trek with Emilio

    Peru trip Jun 12 2012

    The tour and our tour guide Emilio was excellent. Emilio was very knowledgeable and informative and answered any questions we had and took the time to explain things to us if we did not understand. I really struggled on the … Continue reading

  • Machu Picchu Trek Honeymoon

    Peru vacation December 08 2013

    Our trek with Inca Trail Reservations was excellent. All of the connections before the trek were made in a timely manner and all of the people we dealt with were very courteous. Once we got onto the trail, the real … Continue reading

  • Inca trail playboy

    Peru trip

    The hike was a little bit harder than I thought it would be but regardless it was amazing. Playing soccer with the porters in the evening and having them kick our butts was an experience all on its own. I … Continue reading

  • Community Salkantay

    Peru trip May 31 2014-3

    Fui en el Salkantay trek a Machu Picchu y fue muy interesante y los guías fueron muy inteligentes y tuvieron mucha información del trek y total de la ciudad. También la comida fue buena y las personas fueron muy amables … Continue reading