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 2022 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 2021 - 2022: AUT00092.

+ Inca Trail Reviews

  • Inca adventure

    Peru travel July 17 2014-1

    This one in a lifetime experience is one I will never forget, Paul and Hilton were great tour guides. The food was absolutely amazing, better than many restaurants in Cusco. Paul was very informative and I learnt a lot about … Continue reading

  • awesome nature, moskitos & sunburn ;-)

    Machu Picchu vacation May 03 2016-4

    We went to the Salkantay trek with a well prepared guide, good food and new equipment. We also had an awesome group of fifteen people and a lot of fun during the trek. On the trek we saw amazing places, … Continue reading

  • Salkantay trek 5 days / 4 nights

    Peru travel July 29 2014-4

    Words cannot describe how amazing this trek is. I am an adventure seeker and I must say this was the best hiking / backpacking trip I have ever done. Each day of the trek was full of challenging adventures, beautiful … Continue reading

  • What an adventure !

    Machu Picchu trip

    We had such a fun time on the Salkantay trek – every day gave us a totally different experience! I wanted to feel challenged and this trek gave me that level of difficulty but I could always see the end … Continue reading

  • Crazy adventure

    If you have any doubts: don\’t. Just do it while you can. It\’s heavy, but all the views of the nature, the mountains and the Inca sites are worth it. The guides give you a background of the Inca culture … Continue reading

  • A most epic Incan adventure

    Peru trip April 30 2017-1

    This is a fantastic adventure – and I do mean adventure in the most literal sense. The 4 day/3 day trek starts with a meander through and down into the sacred valley; past small villages and mountain mini marts to … Continue reading

  • Salkantay trek

    Peru vacation June 08 2017-2

    The trekking was really nice! The landscapes are amazing, and the People that live up there are really taff. Our tent at the first camp had a hole but it was cold anyway and that\’s the only thing to complain … Continue reading

  • Machu Picchu Trek Honeymoon

    Peru vacation December 08 2013

    Our trek with Inca Trail Reservations was excellent. All of the connections before the trek were made in a timely manner and all of the people we dealt with were very courteous. Once we got onto the trail, the real … Continue reading