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 2017 - 2018: CI0088.

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

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • Conquering the mountain

    Machu Picchu trip June 23 2016-4

    This truly was an amazing trip! The second day seemed to last forever and at times I thought. I would never make it to the top, but with the help of the guides I managed to conquer the mountains. Every … Continue reading

  • Salkantay 4d-3n

    Peru vacation May 24 2014

    The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu was an incredible experience only made better by the staff at Salkantay.org . On the coldest night they woke us up with coca tea in bed and were extremely accommodating. The meals were great … Continue reading

  • Worth the walk!

    Machu Picchu travel May 14 2016

    So glad I did the Salkantay Trek. The beauty of the landscapes exceeded my expectations and were well worth the time and effort of getting to them. This was my hike of this duration so I was pleasantly surprised that … Continue reading

  • Ari !! :)

    Machu Picchu trip May 05 2015-3

    When we subscribed to Inca Trail Reservation the first impression was that it was a really professional Organisation. We got all the information by email and they offered to help us plan the next trip of our holiday. When the … Continue reading

  • Survival if We Can

    Peru trip May 19 2016

    I live in the Rockys and have explored the world. Yet I have never seen or experienced anything like this before. From the top of ice capped mountains to the sweating jungle I will never forget The Salkantay Trek with … Continue reading

  • No more LAZY legs

    Peru vacation July 02 2016

    The Trip With Paúl was fantastic. Our Guide led us on one of the most fun adventures of my life, from a tiny little town of Ollantaytambo through 4 days in the mountains. He was inspiring and motivating when necessary, … Continue reading

  • Sore Legs

    Peru travel September 07 2016

    The Trek was amazing and the scenery, breathtaking. It was extremely challenging In parts but completely worth it. Cesar, Our tour guide was brilliant, setting the pace and encouraging everyone In the group to reach their goals. Day one was … Continue reading

  • Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu August 10, 2011

    Machu Picchu trip August 10 2011

    From the moment we landed in Cusco till our flight took off Salkantay.Org was helpful and accomodating. Our trek of Salkantay was made amazing by wonderful guide and staff. We would recommend this group to anyone who would like to … Continue reading

  • Will travel for food

    Machu Picchu vacation May 31 2017

    The company provided amazing service for a very physically challenging trek. I was worried it would be too hard but Salkantay Trek was there every step of the way to support and encourage. The porters and chefs went above and … Continue reading

  • High altitude knockout

    Machu Picchu vacation June 26 2017-10

    This was a really great experience! When I found the trek online I didn\’t expect it to be any challenge at all. I had been on a few treks but all on lower altitudes. It really surprised me on the … Continue reading