The Inca trail is a must do adventure for any gringos exploring South America. Every morning we were woken with steaming mugs of coca tea in our tents to get us powered up for the day of hiking and exploring ruins.
You learn about the incas, I leant that they could store potatoes for over fifty years! In the evening we socialized with the other hikers during "happy hour", a meal of hot chocolate, popcorn, and biscuits, that I will introduce to the UK when I get back.
I thoroughly recommend the tour and Inca Trail Reservations for all of your Machu Picchu exploring needs! P.s. Remember to tip the porters, they are pretty much super humans.