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Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Glamping the Inca Trail leaves no pillow un-fluffed: from gourmet meals to portable showers to your very own massage therapist. This package includes time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley prior to trekking.

    Trip Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
    Lodging: 5-Star Hotels & Deluxe tent camping
    Activities: Difficult multi-day trekking, visiting Inca ruins

  • White-water rafting

    The Inca Trail Multisport is an active and adventurous journey that gets you off the beaten path to explore the culture and history of the Incas and their descendants still living in the Machu Picchu area around Cusco and the Sacred Valley.  You will visit the most interesting sites in unusual ways, and at different times, than most tourists, then you will hike the Inca Trail on the 5-day schedule so you avoid the crowds and have time to explore ruins along the way.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru
    Lodging: Comfortable tent camping, boutique 3-star hotels
    Activities: Rafting, mountain biking, Inca ruins, trekking

  • 2017 Inca Trail Permits Are On Sale Now With Limited Availability. Book Now to Secure Your Trip Dates.

    Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu after acclimatizing with hikes to ruins in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The 5-day Inca Trail Trek allows you to hike and camp apart from most of the crowds who walk together on the 4-day trek, while giving you extra time to explore ruins and at Machu Picchu. Expert guides, cooks, and equipment make this a truly top-notch, complete experience, starting and ending at the Cusco airport.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru
    Lodging: Comfortable camping, boutique 3- or 4-star hotels
    Activities: Trekking, Inca ruins
    Dates: Trips depart every Saturday, March – December

Trips That Include Hiking The Last Day of The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

New for 2016 and offered again in 2017: Trek the 1-day Inca Trail arriving in Machu Picchu on foot even when the traditional Inca Trail permits are sold out! 

  • A fantastic adventure for families who want to experience a little bit of everything in the Machu Picchu and Cusco region: whitewater rafting, hiking, biking and Inca ruins, including arriving on foot into Machu Picchu on the 1-Day Inca Trail trek.

    Trip Length: 8 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, 1-day Inca Trail
    Lodging: 3- or 4-star hotels
    Activities: Moderate hike, kayak, stand up paddle board, bike, Inca ruins

  • Experience the best Inca sites on day hikes around Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, then relax in in comfortable, local boutique hotels at night. You will experience Peru like no other tourists and you will even get to hike the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of the Sun, just like the Incas did centuries ago.  World-class guides will entertain you and enhance your understanding of what you are seeing, giving you a very complete Inca Peru experience.

    Trip Length: 6 Days
    Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru
    Lodging: 3-Star or 3-Star Plus Hotels
    Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins

  • On the Ultimate Lares Trek with 1-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you enjoy Cusco before heading out to trek the Lares Valley where you camp in small, Quechua-speaking villages and interact one-on-one with the direct descendants of the Inca’s before hiking the last day of the world-famous Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of Sun.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lares, 1D Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru
    Lodging: Comfortable tent camping, 3- or 4- star hotels
    Activities: Moderate hiking, cultural interaction, Inca ruins


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Adventure Trips That Include Trekking The Inca Trail


  • A fantastic adventure for families who want to experience a little bit of everything in the Machu Picchu and Cusco region: whitewater rafting, hiking, biking and Inca ruins, including arriving on foot into Machu Picchu on the 1-Day Inca Trail trek.

    Trip Length: 8 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, 1-day Inca Trail
    Lodging: 3- or 4-star hotels
    Activities: Moderate hike, kayak, stand up paddle board, bike, Inca ruins

  • Stand up paddling in the Galapagos

    The Galapagos Multisport and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a fantastic active adventure exploring both of these incredible destinations in a 15-day journey. Trek the Inca Trail in style, with high-comfort camping, great food, and top guides on a 5-day Inca Trail itinerary that gives you extra time to explore ruins along the trail and at Machu Picchu, before experiencing three distinct islands in the Galapagos to bike, hike, snorkel, and paddle with all of the Galapagos’ iconic wildlife.

    Trip Length: 15 Days
    Destinations: Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, Peru, & Santa Cruz, South Plazas, and Isabela Islands in the Galapagos Islands
    Accommodations: 3-Star lodges & comfortable tent camping on the Inca Trail
    Activities: Trek, wildlife viewing, bike, kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), snorkel, Inca ruins

  • Nine days packed with the best adventures Peru can offer: Apurimac class IV rafting and hiking the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Apurimac River, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
    Lodging: Tent camping, 3-star hotels (upgrades available)
    Activities: Challenging hiking, whitewater rafting, Inca Ruins

Alternative Treks That Get Off The Beaten Path and Don't Require Permits

Lodge-based Alternative Treks That Go To Machu Picchu

  • Experience the best Inca sites on day hikes around Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu, then relax in in comfortable, local boutique hotels at night. You will experience Peru like no other tourists and you will even get to hike the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of the Sun, just like the Incas did centuries ago.  World-class guides will entertain you and enhance your understanding of what you are seeing, giving you a very complete Inca Peru experience.

    Trip Length: 6 Days
    Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru
    Lodging: 3-Star or 3-Star Plus Hotels
    Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins

  • Huacahuasi LodgeLares Valley Peru

    The Lares to Machu Picchu Lodge-To-Lodge Adventure combines great trekking and adventure with cultural immersion, fantastic scenery, and comfortable lodges and great food.  Each day of your 5 or 7-day journey in the Lares Valley you will have the opportunity to tailor your trip from a choice of varied hikes and activities designed to offer both adventure and cultural education, and then at night you will relax in deluxe mountain lodges run in partnership with local communities.

    Length: 8 or 10 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Lares Valley, Machu Picchu
    Lodging: Luxurious private mountain lodges and hotels
    Activities: Trekking, cultural exploration, optional biking

  • The Machu Picchu Lodge-To-Lodge Trek is the only trek wherein you hike from one lodge to the next on an alternative trail (the Salkantay route) to Machu Picchu.  Most of the luxurious and small lodges are only accessible by hiking. Enjoy time in Cusco to sightsee and acclimate and visit the beautiful Sacred Valley prior to starting your trek.

    Length: 10 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Salkantay Trek, Machu Picchu
    Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (depending on the day)
    Class: Luxury

2017 Inca Trail Permits Go On Sale Now. The number of trekkers each day is limited and permits sell out fast. Book now to guarantee your travel dates.

The trips on our site are operated by the top local companies in Peru, and they are the same companies that operate the trips of many US and European tour operators, but the trips sell at local prices without the big foreign markups.


All Inca Trail Trips

  • A fantastic adventure for families who want to experience a little bit of everything in the Machu Picchu and Cusco region: whitewater rafting, hiking, biking and Inca ruins, including arriving on foot into Machu Picchu on the 1-Day Inca Trail trek.

    Trip Length: 8 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, 1-day Inca Trail
    Lodging: 3- or 4-star hotels
    Activities: Moderate hike, kayak, stand up paddle board, bike, Inca ruins

  • White-water rafting

    The Inca Trail Multisport is an active and adventurous journey that gets you off the beaten path to explore the culture and history of the Incas and their descendants still living in the Machu Picchu area around Cusco and the Sacred Valley.  You will visit the most interesting sites in unusual ways, and at different times, than most tourists, then you will hike the Inca Trail on the 5-day schedule so you avoid the crowds and have time to explore ruins along the way.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru
    Lodging: Comfortable tent camping, boutique 3-star hotels
    Activities: Rafting, mountain biking, Inca ruins, trekking

  • On the Ultimate Lares Trek with 1-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you enjoy Cusco before heading out to trek the Lares Valley where you camp in small, Quechua-speaking villages and interact one-on-one with the direct descendants of the Inca’s before hiking the last day of the world-famous Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot via the Gate of Sun.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lares, 1D Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru
    Lodging: Comfortable tent camping, 3- or 4- star hotels
    Activities: Moderate hiking, cultural interaction, Inca ruins

  • 2017 Inca Trail Permits Are On Sale Now With Limited Availability. Book Now to Secure Your Trip Dates.

    Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu after acclimatizing with hikes to ruins in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The 5-day Inca Trail Trek allows you to hike and camp apart from most of the crowds who walk together on the 4-day trek, while giving you extra time to explore ruins and at Machu Picchu. Expert guides, cooks, and equipment make this a truly top-notch, complete experience, starting and ending at the Cusco airport.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru
    Lodging: Comfortable camping, boutique 3- or 4-star hotels
    Activities: Trekking, Inca ruins
    Dates: Trips depart every Saturday, March – December

  • For those who want to see and do a lot, but don’t have a ton of time, this adventure combo is perfect.  Hike, SUP, bike, kayak and snorkel your way across 3 diverse islands in the Galapagos Islands on this action packed 5-day multisport adventure, checking out the Galapagos’ iconic wildlife all along the way. Then explore the history of the Incas in Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas  by whitewater rafting, hiking, and mountain biking before finally hiking the last day of the Inca Trail to arrive to Machu Picchu on foot through the Gate of the Sun.

    Trip Length: 12 Days
    Destination: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru & the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
    Lodging: 3-Star Hotels
    Activities: Day hikes, Inca ruins, whitewater rafting, biking, sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and snorkeling

  • Glamping the Inca Trail leaves no pillow un-fluffed: from gourmet meals to portable showers to your very own massage therapist. This package includes time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley prior to trekking.

    Trip Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
    Lodging: 5-Star Hotels & Deluxe tent camping
    Activities: Difficult multi-day trekking, visiting Inca ruins

  • Stand up paddling in the Galapagos

    The Galapagos Multisport and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a fantastic active adventure exploring both of these incredible destinations in a 15-day journey. Trek the Inca Trail in style, with high-comfort camping, great food, and top guides on a 5-day Inca Trail itinerary that gives you extra time to explore ruins along the trail and at Machu Picchu, before experiencing three distinct islands in the Galapagos to bike, hike, snorkel, and paddle with all of the Galapagos’ iconic wildlife.

    Trip Length: 15 Days
    Destinations: Inca Trail & Machu Picchu, Peru, & Santa Cruz, South Plazas, and Isabela Islands in the Galapagos Islands
    Accommodations: 3-Star lodges & comfortable tent camping on the Inca Trail
    Activities: Trek, wildlife viewing, bike, kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), snorkel, Inca ruins

  • Nine days packed with the best adventures Peru can offer: Apurimac class IV rafting and hiking the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

    Length: 9 Days
    Destination: Cusco, Apurimac River, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
    Lodging: Tent camping, 3-star hotels (upgrades available)
    Activities: Challenging hiking, whitewater rafting, Inca Ruins