INCA TRAIL PERMITS FOR 2023 TO BE RELEASED BEGINNING OCTOBER 10TH.


Book before October 10th and get an additional USD 20.00 discount per person!!


Inca Trail Permits 2023 release dates:


  • October 10th: January 2023 permits
  • October 11th: March 2023 permits
  • October 12nd: April 2023 permits
  • October 13th: May 1st - 15th permits
  • October 14th: May 16th - 31st permits
  • October 17th: June 2023 permits
  • October 18th: July 2023 permits
  • October 19th: August 2023, onwards.

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 2023 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, 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 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 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 2023: AUT00092.

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • great hike

    Machu Picchu trip April 09 2017

    we went to the hike with so big expectations and and the hike was even better. Since I was a little girl I had the dream of going to Machu Pichu, hikking all the way there. The first day we … Continue reading

  • Ten More Minutes

    Peru travel August 19 2016-5

    It definitely was a challenge, but our guide made it the most enjoyable adventure I\’ve been on. The \”family concept\” our guide came up with kept everybody working as a team and the toughest parts of the trek were doable … Continue reading

  • Hiking gone wild Inca style

    Machu Picchu trip September 04 2015-2

    Hello adventurers. The Inca Trail hike is not for the faint of heart. The sites sounds and people are incredible and I would never take this adventure back. You should know that if you are not an experienced hiker or … Continue reading

  • Great fun

    Machu Picchu travel October 07 2017

    This was really a very well organized, tour. It was really a nice experience. Peru is a great country, and the Inca people made some fantastic things. We got very good food,and we had an excellent tour guide and service … Continue reading

  • HikerTrash

    Peru trip December 18 2016

    I had such an amazing experience! From the time I booked the trip until I got to see Machu Picchu, Inca Trail Reservations did an amazing, thorough job. After I booked the trip the Inca Trail Reservations agent answered all … Continue reading

  • Sexy Condors

    Peru trip May 24 2016

    This was overall an amazing experience, and one that I am so happy that I was part of. I had some concerns that the hike may be too much for me at 55 but I was wrong. Reasonable fitness is … Continue reading

  • The Italian Job

    Machu Picchu trip

    I came into the group to do the trek by myself and straight away Chachy made me and every one else feel welcome and at ease with his funny jokes and little giggles. The trek was tough especially the second … Continue reading

  • Absolute delight

    Machu Picchu travel November 18 2016-3

    The Inca Trail was an absolute delight! . My guide was very knowledgeable and was able to stimulate the faster members as well as the slower members of my group! The equipment (only tent and sleeping mat for me) was … Continue reading