Inca Trail Treks to Machu Picchu

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU TOURS

The Inca Trail (also known as Camino Inca) is located in the Andes mountain range in Southern Peru. This epic trek, widely recognized as one of the top 10 in the world, passes through clouds forests and alpine tundras with spectacular scenery. Hikers will have an opportunity to see Incan ruins and settlements. The trail terminates at the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu, a sacred citadel for the Inca civilization. This World Heritage site is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

It is a complete experience, with everything you could hope to see on the trail. The five days will allow you to move at a little more relaxed pace than the Classic Trek so you can take it all in. As you hike, moving through tropical forest to cloud forest, you will see an incredible variety of flowers like orchids, the Polilepis Incana (National Peruvian tree), and various animals. You will also learn about the history of the Incan people from our expert guides. Five days later, you will have walked 26 miles (45 km) and crossed passes as high as 4,200m. The highlight, of course, is when you reach the magnificent Machu Picchu.

This is a condensed trip, for those who have less time or are not up for the more vigorous trek, but still want to fulfill their dream of hiking the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu. It’s perfect for families and hikers of all ages that want to enjoy this incredible experience. Although it is a shorter trip, you will not feel shortchanged: you will still able to see the most impressive part of the Inca Trail and visit WiñayWayna, mid 15th century steeply terraced Incan ruins. We promise flora and fauna galore; you may even see some larger mammals.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Part 1

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Part 2

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Part 3

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Part 4

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