Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

November 16, 2020

Andean Adventures Peru offers fully guided and equipped 2-, 3- and 4-day Inca Trail itineraries to iconic Machu Picchu

During your Peru vacation, hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and follow in the footsteps of the Incas! The Inca Trail trek follows a magical route, taking hikers from high Andean grasslans to a cloud forest habitat that is home to hundreds of bird and orchid species, as well as many fascinating archaeological sites.

The Inca Trail is a 25-mile (40-kilometer) trek through the landscapes of southeastern Peru. The sheer variety of the scenery that can be experienced along such a relatively short route, combined with the matchless historical legacy of so many archaeological sites concentrated into a single region, has made the Inca Trail globally famous as one of the world’s best hiking routes.

You can experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Andean Adventures Peru, on one of our fully guided and equipped 2-, 3- or 4-day itineraries. We provide everything you need to complete a unique experience that will remain etched forever in your memory. Our vehicle will take you to the trailhead, and our experienced English-speaking trekking guides and highly-trained cooks, porters and auxiliary staff will take care of every detail at each campsite; setting up the sleeping, dining, kitchen and latrine tents, and cooking nourishing meals. You will be fully guided during your tour around the Inca city of Machu Picchu, and we will organize your return train journey from Machu Picchu to Cusco, and escort you to your hotel upon arrival in the imperial city.

The minimum number of participants for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is two, and the maximum group size is sixteen. On our Inca Trail itineraries, a single guide travels with eight participants, and for larger groups an assistant guide also accompanies the participants.

The Inca Trail is a trek through a mountainous region, involving hiking for 5-7 hours a day at high altitude and over rough terrain. You should be well prepared and healthy prior to starting the hike to Machu Picchu. You’ll need to be fit and to exercise regularly before your trek, and it is also important to be well acclimated before starting the Inca Trail. We recommend spending 2 or 3 days in Cusco prior to starting the trek.

If you’d like to experience the destinations and activities mentioned in this article, contact us and we’ll help you create your Peru vacation!

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