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 2019 - 2020: AUT00092.

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

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu September 16, 2011

    Machu Picchu vacation Sep 16 2011

    The Inca Trail Experience has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Every day of the trek has something special to offer: Beautiful views, challenging hikes, and the food was amazing…. I have never eaten so well … Continue reading

  • Mr. Ostin

    Machu Picchu trip August 04 2016-4

    This adventure was wonderful from start to finish. I have never been trekking before and this was a great first trip. Our instructors Pool & Marco are very personable people whom are constantly coming up with ways to make you … Continue reading

  • Salkantay 5d

    Machu Picchu trip

    The trip was great. The hiking was a challenge, but not too hard. Mostly the speed was fast, but not too fast. The group stayed mostly together. And when it was necessary they stopped and waited for the others. But … Continue reading

  • Ashley Potato Head

    Machu Picchu travel May 18 2016-3

    I absolutely loved my adventure to Machu Picchu. The trail was absolutely beautiful but it was the company and the food that made it really special !!. The quality of the meals and accommodations was unexpected. The guides and porters … Continue reading

  • Spectacular trip

    Machu Picchu travel July 18 2015-4

    Highly recommend Inca Trail s. Outstanding views of the glaciers, mountains, jungle,waterfalls, and orchids. The guides were enthusiastic, excellent, experienced, & knowledgeable about the area and history. Inca trails wear very organized and efficient starting with our pre meeting, bus … Continue reading

  • Hire A Porter!

    Peru travel June 16 2015-1

    Our group of eight has been planning and getting excited over this trip for over a year, and it totally surpassed our expectation, in every way. It was very fun, special, challenging, and informative. Paul, Marco and the rest of … Continue reading

  • Conquering the mosquitos

    Peru vacation October 21 2015

    We had a wonderful time with our wonderful guide, Victor, on the Salkantay trek. Hiking in the high mountains was exactly what I\’d hoped it would be, and Victor was even kind enough to ensure that the weather was great … Continue reading

  • JCs Auzzie bandits

    Machu Picchu trip April 03 2017-1

    Thank you so much JC, Jimmy and the wonderful porters for making our Inka trail adventure so rewarding and fun. You looked after us all so well and made every trek seem like an achievement. We loved the jokes and … Continue reading

  • Great Inca trail

    Machu Picchu trip June 26 2017

    A splendid inca trek with beautiful skyline never seen before! Nature , mountain, llama, clouds, forest … The organization was great. Everything from the transportation to the preparation of the food was very well thought out. The camping site was … Continue reading

  • Pachu mama Family.

    Machu Picchu travel September 13 2015-1

    It was an adventure of a life time.It was wonderful to have such a great guide, Marcos. He was extremely knowledgable and gave such concise explanations. The porters are amazing, and the food was great. I can\’t tell you how … Continue reading