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.

Booking your Machu Picchu hike

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.

We are Inca Trail Reservations - The Best Inca Trail Tour Operator!

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • 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

  • Magical experience

    Peru trip September 07 2016

    Day one – Our journey to the start of the trek was good , we met up with everyone and started full of wonderment not really lay ahead of us especiallly me because of my age and whether , i … Continue reading

  • 4 days of steps !

    Machu Picchu trip August 28 2014

    Our 4 day trek was amazing! My friends and I have been planning this trip for months and I\’m very happy with how things turned out. Everything was perfectly organized for us. The actual trek was a bit harder than … Continue reading

  • Machu Picchu?! Alpaca my bags!

    Machu Picchu travel May 03 2017

    This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. Being able to walk up to 4600 meters and sleep next to a glacier was surreal. Also, the fact that we went from snowy ice cold … Continue reading

  • Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu January 21, 2012

    Machu Picchu trip January 21 2012

    From the orientation through the bus ride back from Ollantaytambo, everything was perfectly organized. The guides were excellent. We were told everything we needed to know in the orientation session and were given ample information after reserving the trek. The … Continue reading

  • Crazy adventure

    Peru travel August 08 2016-6

    Foi uma grande aventura. Com grandees rosa das, mas tambem muitas dificuldades sobretudo pela altitude.Recomendo viva enter esta grande equipe que inspira confianca e protecao. No entanto deve ser bem Pensado a condicao fisica. Parabens a todos que contribuem para … Continue reading

  • Hanah

    Peru vacation March 04 2016-3

    I had a great experience with Inca Trail Reservations . This 3nights/4days trekking was not easy but they made it a lot easier. Gracias por todo! 며칠에 걸쳐 트레킹한 경험이 별로 없어서 걱정했는데 큰 문제 없이 잉카 트레일을 마칠 수 … Continue reading

  • My Salkantay trek

    Peru travel

    Few things in life exceed expectations. This is my first trip to South America. I choose Peru for the Inca ruins, especially Machu Picchu ! Our fantastic guide, Leandro has safely and educatedly trekked us through the Salkantay route to … Continue reading

  • My inka Trail experience

    Peru vacation March 24 2016-1

    Ich wollte schon seit jahren den Inca Trail und Machu Picchu sehen !! heuer habe ich diesen traum verwirklicht und bin begeistert . Der este tag war sehr germütlich und wir hatten schönes wetter. Ich war sehr überrascht,dass wir hatten … Continue reading

  • Yo Llama

    Machu Picchu travel April 13 2015-4

    Signed up for this trip at the last minute after not being happy with another group\’s sketchy pre-trip info and policies, and was so happy we did. Everything was very well coordinated from start to finish. We got plenty of … Continue reading