To do the Inca Trail it is necessary to be prepared to be able to fully enjoy the trek to Machu Picchu. In this section you can see some useful recommendations and tips to do the Inca Trail. These tips will help you have a successful trip; It is necessary to know when to go? What to bring? How to buy? the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Here are the information you should know before embarking on your adventure.

Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is definitely the best way to get to Machu Picchu, knowing and admiring the ancient roads used by the Incas; Path that houses history, tradition, and respect for each of the elements that make up nature, the most appreciated by the Inca Culture are: the sun, the earth, and the moon. Also, on the route of the Inca Trail you can see several archaeological sites that still preserve the mystery of their construction.

Information Inca Trail

When is the best time to do the Inca Trail? When is the worst time? How to prepare for the route? Know all the most important information to do this famous hiking route: the weather, luggage, availability, documents, mysteries and much more.

Reservation and Services

How to buy the Inca Trail tour? What documents do I need to make the reservation? How is the food during the route? Know all the information about the purchase of the tour as well as the different services it offers: cooks, porters, camping equipment and more.


The Inca Trail is a 39-kilometer route that lasts 4 days. There is a short version of only 11 kilometers in 2 days. But there are also other multi-day hiking trails that lead to Machu Picchu. Learn more about these hiking trails that lead to the wonder of the world.


The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu offers two hiking alternatives: the 4-day Classic Inca Trail and the 2-day Short Inca Trail. Due to its high demand and the limited number of visitors who can access the Inca Trail, alternative routes to it have been included. For this reason we elaborate tours that allow you to take these alternative routes that are just as exciting and incredible, in addition to the fact that most of them also end in the Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Alternative Tours

The Inca Trail is not the only hiking route in Cusco. There are also highly recommended adventures such as: the Inca Jungle to Machu Picchu, the Choquequirao trek, the Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu or the Ausangate trek. Know all the information about these tours in Cusco.

Lares Tour

The Lares trek is one of the most popular hiking routes to Machu Picchu. Unlike the Inca Trail, it does not travel so many kilometers. It is known as the ‘cultural route’ because it passes through Andean towns with a lot of history. Know all the information about the Lares trek tour.

Salkantay Tour

The Salkantay trek is considered the most famous hiking route in Cusco, only after Machu Picchu. It travels 70 kilometers on average. The classic route lasts 5 days. However, there are versions of less days. Know all the information about the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu tour.

Tours Inca Trail

Buying a tour to the Inca Trail is the only way to do this adventure. The reason? This hiking route is protected by the Peruvian State and no person without permission can circulate on its roads. Learn about all the types of tours offered by this historical route of Peru.

The availability of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is quickly depleted is why we recommend make the reservation months in advance especially if you are planning to make your visit between the months of May to September; we must emphasize that the month of February the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance and security especially as it is one of the wettest months.


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