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 2020 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 2020, 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, licensed and certified 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 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.

Remember you can combine Machu Pichu with other South American classics like Peru's Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca or even combine a trip to Peru with the Galapagos Islands! We are Inca Trail Reservations, the Best Inca Trail Tour Operator!

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • Vamos a la playa con una cerveza muy fria :)

    Machu Picchu vacation December 08 2015-1

    This tour was amazing, great group, great guide (Juan Carlos) and everything was fine. The meal were so good, the porters where fantastic and very strong (mucho fuerte!!!). There was the raining season but we had lots of fun and … Continue reading

  • Un reve de plus

    Peru vacation

    On ne sait jamais … Maintenant, je sais ! Accompagnee par Inca Trail Reservations –, je suis a la veille de decouvrir le Machu Picchu,avec hâte… Depuis notre depart, pour le treck salcantay, ce n\’est qu\’enchantement.. Nous beneficions d\’un … Continue reading

  • So much fun

    Machu Picchu travel May 05 2014-6

    I decided to do this trip spontaneously and I don\’t regret it at all. The vistas are incredible, the Inca sites are inspiring, and the trail is challenging enough to feel accomplished. The service was outstanding. The food was always … Continue reading

  • Awesome Inca Trail trip

    Peru trip

    It was an awesome trip, would recommend this to my friends. I was apprehensive initially but as the journey began it was very rewarding. The food was very impressive considering the conditions. We ate like kings. The trip was timely. … Continue reading

  • I survived the Inca Trail!

    Peru travel September 13 2015

    My friend Jill and I have been hiking together for all of the many years of our friendship. So when I moved to South America it was obvious that we would hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A couple … Continue reading

  • Pre-serious-life-trip

    Machu Picchu trip June 05 2017

    The Inca Trail was one of the highlights of our 2 month trip to south america . Having done the colca canyon and the rainbow mountain as a warm-up , the inca trail was not as tough as thought . … Continue reading

  • I got engaged to the King of the Mountain !

    Machu Picchu travel October 12 2014-3

    Wow ! What a journey… From the beginning to the end I did not stop smiling, even through the pain of the million Inca stairs ! The best 4 days of my life. Carlos and Hilton were amazing. They are … Continue reading

  • Agnes

    Machu Picchu vacation August 30 2016

    En trevlig tur, valdigt jobbigt men otroligt fina vyer! Ian rekomenderas och ar ett maste nar du besoker peru. Vi var n trevlig grupp pa sex personer, tre guider, en kock och sex barare. God mat, jobbig vandring och du … Continue reading