For Inca Trail adventures in April, May and June 2018, we recommend that you reserve in late September 2017 at the VERY latest. The sale of Inca Trail permits for 2018 trips will start the first week in October 2017 and they will sell fast.
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Cusco, Perú - Southern Peruvian Andes
11 Day Hiking Adventure
(3 nights camping)
Do not be misled! There is only ONE Inca Trail to Machu Picchu — there are no alternatives! Don't miss the original classic pilgrimage trail to Machu Picchu. Regulations limit the number of people on the Inca Trail. Inca Trail permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and are non-transferable. To ensure your spot we recommend that you reserve by September 2018 at the latest!
Our adventure begins in Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas at an altitude of 11,150 feet. In Cusco you will see massive walls, cobblestone streets and remnants of the Inca Empire and the Spanish colonial period. After a tour of Cusco, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we are ready to start our trek on the ancient Inca trail that leads to the legendary lost city of Machu Picchu, an extraordinary adventure into the history of the grand Inca civilization.
Along the way, we explore the intriguing ruins of Inca fortresses, and enjoy expansive views from the high passes. One night we camp in a high meadow, above tree-line, and the next at airy Phuyupatamarca, "town in the clouds." Descending to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu, the cloud forest trail becomes increasingly lush and varied. After two days exploring Machu Picchu one of the world's most spectacular ruins we take a train ride back to Cusco.