Some tour operators are offering "Inca Trail" trips or "Salkantay Inca Trail" trips that are not on the Inca Trail. Do not be misled -- the Salkantay Trail is not THE Inca Trail!
The Inca Trail ends at Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trail ends at a hydroelectric plant more than 21 km by train and bus from Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail is a scenic and historic wonder that passes numerous Inca ruins and traverses thousands of Inca stone steps. The Salkantay Trail is just an out of the way trail that is neither historic or wondrous.
There is only ONE Inca Trail to Machu Picchu — there are no alternatives! Don't miss the original classic pilgrimage trail to Machu Picchu. Make your hike or run to Machu Picchu the trip of a lifetime; join us on the actual Inca Trail: