The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the world's most popular tours: 43Km full of the stunning combination of Inca ruins, beautiful landscapes, trails surrounded by magnificent mountains, and extraordinary ecological variety.
During this classic 4 day trek we cross three stunning passes and encounter many fascinating ancient sites.
Itinerary, departing from Cusco City year-round except February:
Included in this trip:
The trek is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4200m are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important. If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least two full days in Cusco prior to commencing the trek. This should allow plenty of time for acclimatization and give you sufficient opportunity to visit the city of Cusco and nearby Inca ruins. See Cultural Tours & Day Trips for some possible excursions.