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.

Very important to reserve early for 2018

Distribution of Machu Picchu trekking permits for 2018 is open now. It is known that tickets for the months of April, May and June can sell out in hours of going on sale.

If thinking about the 4 days hiking trip to Machu Picchu in 2018, 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 Hike will take you to Machu Picchu 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 trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is 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

  • Best Butt Kicking

    Machu Picchu vacation March 07 2016-8

    I can\’t imagine seeing Machu Picchu any other way than by the Inca Trail . Every time I thought it couldnt get harder or more awesome, It did. Hiking the Inca Trail was such good preparation for seeing Machu Picchu. … Continue reading

  • A breeze through the Andes

    Machu Picchu vacation

    The guides were very funny and helpful. Porters did not speak English however still tried their hardest to help when needed. I did not expect the food the cook made for us every meal. I expected the traditional \’trekking\’ meals … Continue reading

  • Midnight Runner

    Machu Picchu trip July 20 2015-2

    The Salkantay trek was one of the most fulfilling and interesting adventures I\’ve had, going from glaciers to lakes, from mountains to cloud forest and then down into the beautiful Aguascalientes was incredibly rewarding. A must-do adventure! The walk from … Continue reading

  • Inca Trail 4D/3N

    Machu Picchu trip May 20 2014-1

    I came to this trek without any idea of what it would entail. In general I feel pretty in shape and active so I didn\’t feel too worried. Upon getting picked up on Tuesday for our trip we were greeted … Continue reading

  • Cochoooon

    Machu Picchu travel June 17 2016-8

    What a wonderful experience ! I have nothing bad to say. We saw so many beautiful landscape , very diversify and what a great temperature we had !. The food was amazing, at every meal we could eat has much … Continue reading

  • Haku Haku Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu travel

    The last time I went on an overnight hike was over 10 years ago. I was a little apprehensive to do the Inca Trail hike because I heard that it wasn\’t easy to complete. Now after 4 days, through sunshine, … Continue reading

  • Super amazing fun trail!

    Peru trip June 02 2016-1

    Best hike I\’ve ever been on with an incredible group of porters that made the best food and worked so hard for us. Our guide Raul was informative ( I swear he know everything about Perú and the Inca culture) … Continue reading

  • Adventures on high altitude

    Machu Picchu trip July 13 2017-7

    Overall I\’m very satisfied of this trek. The guide was funny and gave a lot of interesting information about the sights and culture. When I got sick of the high altitude, the staff took really good care of me. They … Continue reading

  • Llamalicious Adventure

    Peru vacation April 30 2017

    I had a fantastic adventure with Inca Trail Reservations . The scenery is incredible and every turn brought something new to enjoy. The journey is difficult at times, but our guide Raul led us at a fair pace so that … Continue reading

  • Good fun!

    Peru trip April 10 2016

    I did the 4 days/3 nights trail with Inca Trail Reservations in April 2016. This was the highlight of our Peru trip and it was worth it !. The trail was tough – we weren\’t used to camping in tents, … Continue reading