There are a range of options to follow in the footsteps of ancient Incas on a spectacular trek to Machu Picchu.
Completing the four day Inca trek is, without doubt, one of the most rewarding and defining experiences afforded to travellers anywhere in the world. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Inca people, who themselves traversed the very same high altitude passes and steep climbs, en route to the lost city of Machu Picchu. The 24 miles trail passes over 30 Inca sites and affords astonishing views of agricultural terraces, dramatic mountains, grassy plains, mysterious cloudforests and sweeping valleys. Each weary step brings you closer to the final destination; sunrise at Intipunku, the sun gate overlooking Machu Picchu and the biggest feeling of satisfaction, achievement and comradery you might ever feel.
The trail is rugged and steep in places, crossing a pass of 4,200 metres above sea level, trekking at this altitude can be tough requiring acclimatisation and fitness.
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Trek up and down from sierra to cloud, sub-tropical forests, in an unforgettable experience passing dramatic mountain landscapes. Silent, secluded Inca ruins, surrounded by stunning scenery on this ancient trail. Culminating with sun rise at Intipunku, the sun gate overlooking Machu Picchu. The trail is rugged and steep in places, crossing a pass of 4,200m, trekking at this altitude can be tough, requiring acclimatisation and fitness.
Group Inca Trails
Walk the Inca trail, accompanied by an expert local guide. Porters and cooks, enable you to enjoy the trail without the burden of rucksacks and camping gear. Tents are provided, set up and packed away for you, allowing more time for the walk. You need only to carry your daypack with essentials for a day’s walk. Groups are made up of other travellers.
Private Inca Trails
A first class version of the Group Inca Trail offering greater levels of comfort,where there are no latrines toilets are provided. Meals are eaten at a table in the mess tent, and sleeping tents come complete with foam mattresses. Designed for those who wish to experience the trail in the greatest comfort possible for this remote area.
Trek through high forest, canyons and towering mountains in the Vilcabamba range, with the Salkantay peak in the background, to subtropical valleys and plantations to Machu Picchu. Pass a towering glacier, swim in a warm river and trek to spectacular mountain passes, spending three nights camping and one in a simple hotel.
Trek through dramatic high Andean scenery and visit communities rarely seen by outsiders, seeing few tourists on the way. Peruvian weaving draws on a legacy of knowledge and skill using the original backstrap loom, unaltered for centuries to produce the finest textiles from llama wool. Visit weaving villages and pass stunning landscapes en-route to the lost citadel of Machu Picchu.