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 2024 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, 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.

" In 1983, UNESCO named Machu Picchu, Peru´s World Heritage Site. UNESCO cited the city´s magnificent site, its architecture and its significance as an almost perfectly preserved example of Incan technology and social organization.

While trekking the Inca Trail, you will enjoy first-class personal service from our professional, bilingual and licensed expert guides."

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Inca Trail Tours to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Full Day

The enigmatic Inca city of Machu Picchu can be visited in one day from Cusco via train. This option is perfect for travelers with very limited time who want to explore the best tourist destination in Peru.
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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 contact us 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 regulates maintenance, prices and availability of Inca trail permits and in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture, 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 2024: AUT00092.

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • Salkanplay

    Machu Picchu travel

    The trek was not easy but the guides were always in good spirits and kept us laughing and having a good time! We bonded as a group and had an unforgettable time. All the beautiful sights were complement by copious … Continue reading

  • Tired gringo

    Peru travel October 26 2017

    Hiking the Inca Trail had been on my bucket list for years, and it lived up to all expectations. The trail itself was way, way more difficult than we had expected – but that made it infinitely more rewarding. Our … Continue reading

  • Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu December 22, 2011

    Machu Picchu travel Dec 22 2011

    We had a wonderful time with Inca Trail Reservations . Our Guide, Jose Luis Martinez, was extremely knowledgeable and kept our attention. We learned a lot about Machu Picchu, the Inkas and Hiram Bingham. The trek was very fun. Be … Continue reading

  • Just keep walking… we’ll be there in 20 minutes.

    Peru travel

    The tour was very well organized with our guide, cooks, and horsemen. The scenary was breathtaking. The company was wonderfulm like a family that looked out for each other, and the meals were expertly prepared, ready as soon as we … Continue reading

  • Cuchihuato ! My Peruvian family

    Machu Picchu trip September 07 2014-11

    When I first learned about Machu Picchu, I was in 3rd grade and it was just another magical place that my history book had brought to my attention. I really had no expectations, other than the normal sentiments a new … Continue reading

  • Um caminho desafiador

    Peru travel November 04 2017-5

    A trilha Inca foi uma experienc ia unica e desafiadora , com belas paisagens ecaminhos naturais , alem das otimas refeiçois proporcionadas pelo chef fabian . O começo com certeza é a parte mais dificil ; a adaptaçao à altitude … Continue reading

  • The fast man

    Machu Picchu trip June 05 2016-4

    His trip was literally in sane. The trip started out as a very easy uphill adventure then It soon turned int one of the best backpack inglés trips i have been on in. A while into the trip you experience … Continue reading

  • Awesome time!!

    Machu Picchu vacation July 26 2016

    Had a great Salkantay trek. Miguel, our guide, was awesome. He was full of information and made the trip wonderful. Everything went smoothly and was exactly as described. My favorite part was going over the pass. It was so gratifying … Continue reading