Trekking the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

There’s nothing quite like watching mist lift as the lost city of the Incas gradually reveals itself in the dawn glow. The Inca Trail is probably South America’s most iconic trek. Tracing the footsteps of an ancient civilisation, you travel north from the old capital of Cuzco through the verdant Sacred Valley and the ruins of Ollantaytambo, then on to the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. It’s a glorious trail, and our friendly Peruvian porters, guides and chefs help make it as fun and comfortable as possible.

Best time to visit

Peru is a year-round destination, but the mountain dry season generally runs from April to October. The nights are milder in these mid-year months, and there are often wild orchids in bloom along the trail. June and July are the most popular, and therefore most crowded, months on the trail. Low cloud cover in winter also means cold nights on the trail – bring some thermals for a good night’s sleep.

Life on the trek

The Inca trail doesn’t have any permanent facilities, but never fear – we travel well prepared. You’ll sleep in modern two-person dome tents on foam sleeping mats, set up by our friendly porters who will also carry your heavier packs. Hot meals will be cooked by our chefs each night to load you up with carbohydrates for the next day’s walking. You’ll also get a bowl of warm water each day to wash with.

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