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

  • Salkantay, pronounced Sol con tie !

    Machu Picchu travel

    I had a great time on the Salkantay Trek. Although I have to say, the second day really is tough. Of course, you can rent a horse if you want. Some of their info is a bit outdated, though. For … Continue reading

  • Sexy Llama

    Peru vacation July 04 2015-7

    Inca Trail Reservations went above and beyond for the beginning of the trip to the very end. our guides, Roger and Juan, made sure that every guest was comfortable and happy from the time we woke up until we were … Continue reading

  • Leg pain never felt this good

    Peru vacation March 21 2015-9

    Cloud kissed mountains, ancient ruins, and babbling brooks – the Inca Trail has it all. Combine that with absolutely delicious food and an upbeat tour guide, and this experience is more than I could have hoped for. Granted, I was … Continue reading

  • Isurvivedtheincatrail

    Machu Picchu trip December 20 2016

    Overall, it was a challenging and enjoyable experience. If you are looking for an authentic hike where you carry all of your food, sleeping items, etc, then this experience is not for you. You are required to have porters and … Continue reading

  • Excellent adventure

    Machu Picchu travel April 22 2016-5

    Inca Trail Reservations was a well organized company beginning with their website, to the ease of booking, continuing with hotel recommendations and efficient email correspondence. And best of all the fabulous employees. The porters were absolutely amazing with the weight … Continue reading

  • An Amazing Experience on Salkantay

    Peru vacation Jun 30 2013

    My friend and I decided to take this trek as a fun way to end our student exchange school year in South America and celebrate graduation, and we were not disappointed! The landscapes and views were just incredible and we … Continue reading

  • Adventure of a lifetime

    Machu Picchu travel September 11 2016-4

    Thank you to the Inca Trail Reservation team I had the best time of my life. You guys made the trek alot of fun and very enjoyable. Your guides are are very knowledgeable and don\’t overload us with too much … Continue reading

  • Energy from coca tea, good nutrition, and great company

    Machu Picchu trip April 21 2015-5

    From the very start, the trail guide company was very courteous to my needs. I\’m vegetarian and when I reserved my spot for the Inca Trail , I was extremely ecstatic that they offered options that suited my needs. There … Continue reading