Pathway of the Incas, Book exclusive Tours to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is one of the world’s most famous hikes, leading adventurers through stunning landscapes and ancient ruins, culminating in the breathtaking Machu Picchu.

Our Inca Trail tours offer a variety of packages to suit every type of traveler, from beginners to seasoned hikers.

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Why Choose the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is renowned for its historical significance and breathtaking scenery. This ancient route, once used by the Incas, offers hikers a unique blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty. As you trek through diverse ecosystems, you'll encounter archaeological sites that reveal the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Incan civilization. The Inca Trail is more than just a hike; it's a journey through history.

Best Time to Hike the Inca Trail

The best time to hike the Inca Trail is during the dry season, from May to September. During these months, the weather is more stable, and the trail conditions are optimal. However, this is also the peak season, so booking your tour well in advance is essential to secure permits and preferred dates. The shoulder months of April and October can also offer good weather with fewer crowds.

Inca Trail Tour Packages

4-Day Classic Inca Trail Tour

The 4-day Classic Inca Trail Tour is the most popular option, offering a well-rounded experience that includes guided tours, all necessary permits, meals, and accommodations. This tour is perfect for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the beauty and history of the Inca Trail.

2-Day Short Inca Trail Tour

Ideal for those with limited time, the 2-day Short Inca Trail Tour covers the last part of the trail, allowing you to reach Machu Picchu more quickly. This tour is a great option for beginners or those looking for a less strenuous hike.

Luxury Inca Trail Tours

For a more comfortable experience, our luxury Inca Trail tours include high-end accommodations, gourmet meals, and additional amenities such as private guides and porters. These tours are designed to provide a premium trekking experience with all the comforts of home.

What to Expect on the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a challenging but rewarding trek that requires physical preparation and mental resilience. Hikers should be prepared for steep climbs, high altitudes, and varying weather conditions. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and enhance your journey with insightful commentary about the trail’s history and natural environment.

Inca Trail Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco to Wayllabamba

Your journey begins with an early morning pickup from Cusco, followed by a scenic drive to the starting point at Km 82. After a brief orientation, you'll begin your trek, passing through lush valleys and traditional villages. The first night is spent camping at Wayllabamba.

Day 2: Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

Day two is the most challenging, as you ascend to Dead Woman's Pass, the highest point of the trail at 4,200 meters. The effort is rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. After a descent into the Pacaymayo valley, you'll set up camp for the night.

Day 3: Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna

This day involves trekking through diverse ecosystems and visiting several archaeological sites, including Runkurakay and Sayacmarca. The day ends at Wiñay Wayna, a beautiful Incan site with terraced fields.

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu

The final leg of the journey begins before dawn, as you make your way to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to witness the sunrise over Machu Picchu. After exploring the ancient citadel with your guide, you'll have free time to wander and absorb the magic of this wonder of the world.

Inca Trail Tips and Preparation


Ensure you book your Inca Trail tour well in advance, as permits are limited and sell out quickly. Only a certain number of permits are issued per day to preserve the trail and its surroundings.

Physical Preparation

Engage in regular cardio and strength training exercises to prepare your body for the trek. Hiking, running, and stair climbing are excellent ways to build endurance and leg strength.

Altitude Acclimatization

Spend a few days in Cusco before your hike to adjust to the high altitude. This will help reduce the risk of altitude sickness and improve your overall trekking experience.

Packing List for the Inca Trail

Pack light but smart. Essential items include a sturdy pair of hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, a sleeping bag, and layers of clothing for varying temperatures. Don't forget sunscreen, insect repellent, and a good-quality camera to capture the stunning scenery.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Inca Trail

Q: How difficult is the Inca Trail?

A: The Inca Trail is considered moderately difficult due to its high altitude and steep ascents. Physical preparation and acclimatization are key to a successful trek.

Q: What is the best time to book an Inca Trail tour?

A: The best time to book is 6-12 months in advance, especially for the peak season (May to September). Permits are limited and sell out quickly.

Q: Are there any age restrictions for the Inca Trail?

A: While there are no strict age limits, it's important to be in good health and physically fit. Children under 12 and older adults should consult with a doctor before attempting the trek.

Inca Trail tours offer an unparalleled adventure through history, culture, and natural beauty. By choosing the right tour package and preparing adequately, you can ensure a safe and memorable journey to Machu Picchu. Book your Inca Trail tour today and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!

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