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 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 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

  • A walk through the clouds

    Machu Picchu travel March 10 2015

    Just completed a 4 day trek in 3 days. I am not an outdoorsy person but I can say, with the help of Carlos, Ronnie and my friends I made it through. It was a physical and mental challenge, not … Continue reading

  • Good experience

    Peru travel

    We had a clear understanding of what was involved and what timings where required. The guide was amazing, knowledgable and made the trip truly enjoyable , It wouldn\’t have been the same without him . I enjoyed every meal everything … Continue reading

  • Best food of my life

    Machu Picchu travel March 27 2017

    During he five day four night trek with Ever, Jackson, and he rest of our crew i had the most incredible experience of my life. Ever and Jackson were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, personable, and abone all, encouraging. During the hardest … Continue reading

  • Rasmus adventure

    Peru travel November 11 2014

    First of all I thought it would be much harder for me, it is a hard trek especially the second day but I think if you are regular fit it wouldn\’t be any problem. The food was better than I … Continue reading

  • Great Adventure Amazing People

    Peru vacation August 04 2016-4

    People say visiting Machu Picchu is the adventure of a lifetime and they\’re completely right. One day consisted of hiking across a mountain through snow, conquering the peak and then later that day we were in the middle of a … Continue reading

  • A donkey named Pringles…and so much more.

    Machu Picchu travel October 16 2015-2

    We are fresh from the trail, and everything is still sinking in. This was an amazing 4 days! It was grueling, and I am not a camper but Edwin and our porters made it all possible. The food was beyond … Continue reading

  • Mission accomplished,

    Machu Picchu travel May 06 2017

    This was the most incredible awesome and challenging experience of my life! I was expecting it to be difficult but this was way harder than I thought. I am so grateful to Inca Trail s for their support and encouragement. … Continue reading

  • Incaredible trek experience!

    Peru travel December 04 2017

    I recently completed the 4 day inca trail trek with Inca Trail Reservations and the whole experience was phenomenal. We had a representative assigned to us upon signing up who helped us with planning on items that we would need … Continue reading

  • Move those lazy legs!

    Machu Picchu travel June 26 2017-2

    Incredible experience! Highly recommend this company if youre considering an Inca Trail trek! Paul was extremely knowledgeable, and made everyone feel included and safe. He was very organized in giving us details with where we are going, what to expect, … Continue reading

  • Tiriri

    Peru trip June 15 2015-2

    The most physically and mentally challenging thing i\’ve done, but also the most rewarding. I\’ll never forget the friends that i\’ve made here, or the great experiences i\’ve had. I can say with certainty i\’ve never seen anything more breathtaking. … Continue reading