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 is open now. 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

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    Machu Picchu travel April 06 2016-1

    The hike was difficult but very rewarding. I loved camping and hiking the Salkantay trek. Waking up to tea and fresh mountain air made the mornings much more bearable. Every member of the crew was dedicated to making our experience … Continue reading

  • Death on day 1

    Peru vacation May 22 2017

    The first day was horrible (after lunch) only because I got sick. The rest of the trek was amazing. The views were great and Juan Carlos was an amazing guide. Overall, I had an amazing trip and am very glad … Continue reading

  • Mommy Irlanda

    Peru travel June 05 2016-7

    Thanks so much to all the Inca Trail Reservations team for their guidance, encouragement and support over the past four days. I literally had the best experience of my life on this trek. I made some great friends and had … Continue reading

  • My adventure

    Machu Picchu travel July 27 2015

    I\’m 11, and I\’ve read about Machu Picchu before. My parents wanted me to do the Inca Trail hike. I was not sure I wanted to do this.But I thought it would be fun. Unfortunately, I was sick on the … Continue reading

  • Hard work but worth it

    Machu Picchu trip January 01 2016

    The trek was physically demanding but very rewarding. Raúl and Pedro always made us feel like we could get through it and let us know when the going was tough and the high fives at the end were great. I … Continue reading

  • Trekking to Machu Picchu

    Peru travel May 20 2014-8

    The trip began the night before with an informative meeting where we went over everything that would happen during our hike. The two guides went over everything that we would need to bring and how to prepare. The first morning … Continue reading

  • Tall tales in Peru

    Peru trip August 26 2015

    Our adventure began with a hair raising presentation by our guide Paul, warning us of the hazards that awaited us on our death March to Maccu Piccu. we were pleasantly surprised that the first day was a mild stroll at … Continue reading

  • Salkantay 5day trek

    Peru vacation July 22 2014-3

    We had a fantastic time on our trip to Machu Picchu. It was a trek we will remember forever. The hike was great with a few small hiccups along the way. If some of our suggestions after our hike are … Continue reading

  • Inca Trail

    Machu Picchu travel

    The Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu was a really great experience. We did not really know what to expect, since we are not used to trek. But there were no problems at all, day 1 was a good start. … Continue reading

  • We Made It!

    Peru trip January 13 2016

    Completing the Inca Trail was one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences of my life. Before beginning the adventure I was slightly aprehensive due to the lengthy nature of the hike and the altitude. It became apparent quickly however, … Continue reading