Are you interested in doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Here is the list of the most famous hiking routes in Cusco, including the Inca Trail. All trekking and adventure tours include everything you need for a complete and safe trip: roundtrip transportation, porters ‘equipment, cooks’ equipment, camping utensils, entrance to all tourist attractions and guide in different languages. Take advantage of!
Inca Trail Tour
There are two versions of the Inca Trail: the classic tour of 4 days and the short route of only 2 days. Both include everything you need for a safe and comforting trip. In the case of the classic Inca Trail, due to its popularity, the tour must be booked approximately 6 or 7 months in advance.
Inca Trail 4 days
The 4-day Inca Trail is considered the best hiking route in Peru.
Travel 39 kilometers from km 82 of the railway that leads to Aguas Calientes.
On the way, various Inca citadels can be seen until finally arriving, through the Intipunku, at Machu Picchu.
Authentic Classic Inca Trail route
Inca Trail 2 days
This short version of the Inca Trail runs only 11 kilometers , from km. 104 of the Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes railway line to Machu Picchu.
Just as the 4-day Inca Trail enters the Inca city through the Intipunku.
The route is simple and can even be done with children.
Authentic short Inca Trail route
Salkantay trek tour
The Salkantay trek is considered the second most famous trekking route in Cusco. It may be the most demanding as it covers approximately 70 kilometers. There is a classic version that lasts 5 days and there is also a short version of only 4 days (the classic route or the one that stops in the town of Santa Teresa). Both include everything you need for a comfortable, safe and well-organized trip.
Salkantay Trek – Machu Picchu 4 Days
It is an old and remote alternative path to the Inca Trail, it has much more spectacular views and with different ecological levels.
This impressive excursion passes under the magnificent Salkantay Mountain (6,710 m / 22,014 ft), one of the highest and most impressive in the Peruvian Andes.
Alternative route of the Inca Trail
Salkantay trek 5 days
This hiking route is considered the second best in Cusco, after the Inca Trail.
It crosses high mountains like the snowy Salkantay until arriving at Machu Picchu through the town of Aguas Calientes.
The route is difficult as it travels 70 kilometers in 5 days and 4 nights.
Alternative route of the Inca Trail
Tour Lares trek
The Lares trek is a 4-day trekking route famous for touring Andean villages with a lot of tradition. There are two versions of this route: one that crosses the town of Patacancha and another that crosses the town of Yanahuara. Unlike other routes, this one can be booked on short notice. The tour includes everything necessary so that the tourist only worries about enjoying the route.
Lares Trek – Machu Picchu – Patacancha Route 4 Days
The geography of the Cusco region includes a complex surface, from warm valleys to dazzling snow-capped mountains, to discover these wonders.
The tour program, 4-day Lares trek to Machu Picchu is an excellent way to get to know the Andean landscape.
Lares – Machu Picchu Route
Huchuy Qosqo trek tour
Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological site located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This citadel is part of a 3-day route that ends in Mach Picchu. There is also another version of only 1 day that only visits Huchuy Qosqo. Both tours include everything you need for a safe, easy and complete tour.
Choquequirao is an Inca archaeological site that has many similarities to Machu Picchu. The only way to get there is via a hiking trail. There are 4 and 3 day versions. All tours include what is necessary for a complete, safe and well-organized trip.
Choquequirao Trek – Machu Picchu 8 Days
The Choquequirao circuit to Machu Picchu is done through a remote Inca trail that was used frequently at the time.
The Incas to reach the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, with the Chinchaysuyo peoples of the northwestern part of the Tawantinsuyo empire.
Choquequirao – Machu Picchu Route
Choquequirao Route – Machu Picchu 9 Days
Considered one of the last refuges of the Incas, located at the top of a mountain at almost 3,350 m. and surrounded by the Nevados de Salkantay and Humantay.
Choquequirao or Choquequiraw means “Cradle of Gold” in the language of the Incas (Quechua).
Choquequirao – Machu Picchu Route
Inca Jungle Tour
The Inca Jungle is a hike that follows the alternative route through Hydroelectric until reaching Machu Picchu. Along the way, adventure sports such as cycling, canoeing (optional) or zip-lining (optional) take place. They also enjoy an afternoon in the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, considered the best in Cusco. There are 4 and 3 day versions. The tour includes everything for a safe and well organized trip.
Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu 3 days
Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu or Adventure through the jungle to Machu Picchu is one of the best alternative routes on the Inca Trail.
Definitely an unforgettable experience. You can also visit archaeological centers little known as Inkatambo and Huamanmarca.
Inca Jungle Route to Machu Picchu 3 days
Inca Jungle Trek – Canopy to Machu Picchu 4 days
Hike and few sections by car, also with optional adventures such as; rafting and zip line or zip line, for 4 days until reaching Machu Picchu, definitely an unforgettable experience.
You can also visit archaeological centers little known as Inkatambo and Huamanmarca along the way you can appreciate the ecological diversity that Machu Picchu has.
Inca Jungle Route – Canopy
Tours to Ausangate
Ausangate is the highest mountain in Cusco (6,384 meters above sea level). The geography surrounding this summit is special. On the way, you will visit Andean towns full of tradition as well as the famous mountain of the 7 colors, the second best attraction in Cusco, after Machu Picchu. All tours are complete, safe and inexpensive.
Ausangate Trek 4 Days
The Nevado del Ausangate is one of the highest peaks in Peru located in the Vilcanota mountain range, 130 kilometers from Cusco.
Various hikes are made to this chain of mountains covered with perpetual snow, one of them the fervent pilgrimage to the snowy Ocongate.
Ausangate Route 4 Days
In Cusco there are alternative tours that combine different tourist attractions such as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao, the 7 colors mountain and, of course, Machu Picchu. These multi-day routes combine adventure, history, and breathtaking landscapes. The tours include everything required for a complete, safe and well-organized trip.
Inca Trail Machu Picchu + Sacred Valley 5 Days
This is the short version of the famous and surprising Inca Trail, for those who have little time available, but who in no way want to miss this unique trek.
Upon arrival in Cusco you will have a free day to get to know a little of the City, you will make a full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Inca Route Machu Picchu + Sacred Valley 5 Days
Inca Trail Machu Picchu + Sacred Valley 8 Days
Arriving in Cusco you will have a free day to get to know a little of the City, the next day we will make a full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
The Traditional Inca Trail is part of the network of roads that the Incas developed to link the main administrative and religious centers throughout Tahuantinsuyo.
Inca Route Machu Picchu + Sacred Valley 8 Days
Inca Trail Machu Picchu + Cusco + Sacred Valley 9 Days
Full day to the Sacred Valley and finally they will make the route of the Classic Inca Trail that is part of the network of roads that the Incas do.
If there are travelers who do not want to do this arduous hike, they have other alternatives to get to Machu Picchu.
Inca Route Machu Picchu + Cusco + Sacred Valley 9 Days
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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