Conquer ancient pathways on the historic Inca trail hike.

Spend a week retracing the steps of the ancient Inca civilisation on the historical Inca trail hike. Explore Cuzco's maze of ruins and cobblestone streets, and discover the fascinating colonial and Inca histories that have visually impacted this fascinating town. Rise early to join our expert local guides and porters for a challenging hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Watch the sun rise over the enigmatic ruins and get lost exploring these crumbling structures, an experience that is sure to take your breath away. This week-long tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will challenge and reward.

This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. View permit availability here.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Cuzco, Peru
Finish
Cuzco, Peru
Country
Peru
Style
Original
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
GGHC
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16

Why we love this trip

  • Cosmopolitan, scenic and steeped in Incan heritage, Cuzco is a dream to walk around. Marvel at the cathedral, explore colonial art and architecture or explore the incredible ruins nearby

  • Cuzco's central market is a great chance to meet Quechua-speaking descendants of the Incas and browse for weird and wonderful Andean specialties

  • Hike to the mother of all Incan cities, magical Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins, plus free time to explore at your leisure

  • Whether it's the Classic Inca Trail or the quieter Inca Quarry Trail you hike, you'll be treated to incredible sunrise views over misty Machu Picchu – just cross your fingers for clear skies!

  • With a cook to prepare meals and porters to carry your equipment, you can focus on the walk and get the most out of your experience

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Meals

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Minibus, Train

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (2 nights)

Included activities

  • 4 day guided hike with porters' support
  • Machu Picchu guided tour

Dates & availability

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Important notes

TRAIN OPTION
The train option is not available on this trip. Passengers wanting to take the train should see 'The Machu Picchu Explorer' or one of our group itineraries.
INCA TRAIL PERMITS
Please note this trip can be confirmed immediately up until 30 days out from the departure date, however Inca Trail permits are sold on a request basis only. Once your deposit is paid and passport details provided, we will endeavour to secure a permit for you and get back to you within 72 hours.
If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail.
https://www.intrepidtravel.com/en/inca-quarry-trail

The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail.
Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to important sites such as Machu Picchu. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.

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