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.

Booking your Machu Picchu hike for 2019

Distribution of Machu Picchu tickets for 2019 will begin early October. A few hours after they went on sale last year, Inca Trail 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 well in advance. We guarantee your Inca Trail ticket or you get a full refund.

  • 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. 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 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

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

  • Excursion en groupe sur une des me reviles du mo de

    Peru travel May 25 2015-8

    nous voila au premier jour et tres tot le matin. Cuzco se reveille gentiment, les leves-tot sont déjà au travail et nous patrons en bus direction la premiere etape de notre adventure. Après quelques heures de marche, nous atteignons notre … Continue reading

  • Blisters overload

    Machu Picchu trip March 15 2016-2

    My experience on the Salkantay trek was one to remember for the rest of my life. I was challenged physically (many, many blisters!!) mentally and emotionally over the course of this amazing adventure. Each day I was excited to learn … Continue reading

  • Crazy adventure

    If you have any doubts: don\’t. Just do it while you can. It\’s heavy, but all the views of the nature, the mountains and the Inca sites are worth it. The guides give you a background of the Inca culture … Continue reading

  • Llama experience in Machu Picchu

    Peru trip March 31 2015

    Today we successfully arrived from 4 day hike to Machu Picchu. We were lucky to have a good weather for most of the time of our hike. Nobody of our group were injured although one man had a problem seeing … Continue reading

  • Is there toilet paper in there?

    Machu Picchu travel March 15 2016-1

    This experience is one of the craziest things I\’ve ever done in my like, probably the craziest. It was nothing that I expected but it was what I believe to be the most amazing thing I\’ve ever done. I found … Continue reading

  • I survived the hike

    Machu Picchu trip January 13 2015-8

    Incredible trek. As an incredibly scenic and physically challenging. But the best part of the trip were the first class guides Carlos and Jorge Luis and awesome porters – men among men. Trip of a lifetime. My son and I … Continue reading

  • “Excellente”

    Peru travel September 01 2014-6

    Unbelievable experience. So good, it was my second time on the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu. Gerson, our guide, knows so much about the Incas, each site, and Machu Picchu itself. Our porters were amazing, set up all our … Continue reading

  • Amazing adventure, patient guide

    Machu Picchu vacation

    The Inca Trail is very well organized. Porters and guides take care about you and whatever you need. The food is very good. Porters bring everything: gas, all raw food such as rice, vegetables, meet, fish etc.. No conserved food. … Continue reading

  • Salkantay trek extraordinaire

    Machu Picchu trip May 10 2014-1

    This trek was seamless from the beginning! The planning between the organization and the hands on locals in Peru worked great. I cannot say enough about the guide and his helpers on the trail. Raul, our guide, had 5 English … Continue reading

  • Crazy trek to Machu Picchu through Inca Trail

    Machu Picchu vacation September 12 2014-3

    My adventure of Inca Trail was another part of my journey of a lifetime. At first, I was hesitant to take this journey because I know that it was gonna be tough physical activity and I\’m not fit to do … Continue reading