Inca Trail tours
If Peru's enchanting Lost City of the Incas, otherwise known as Machu Picchu, isn't on your bucket list, it should be. The ancient Inca Trail leading towards this kingdom in the clouds combines jaw-dropping scenery, lush cloudforest, sub-tropical jungle and a mix of Inca ruins. As well as multi-day Inca Trail treks towards Machu Picchu, we offer a variety of other tour options, all providing incredible experiences high up in the Peruvian Andes. Browse now to find out how you can walk in the footsteps of the Incas...
Machu Picchu small group adventure tours
These tours are longer in length, allowing time for you not only to complete your Inca Trail trek, but also immerse yourself in Peruvian culture before or after your adventure to Machu Picchu. You'll travel with groups of twelve or less likeminded travellers.
Short treks to Machu Picchu
Take the path less trodden with the Salakantay Trek, passing over lofty peaks and past beautiful lakes, opt for the iconic Inca Trek over the ancient, steep hand-built footpath, or bike through dense jungle. There are ample routes you can take on your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu; here are our four favourites...
Where is the Inca Trail located?
The Inca trail is located in the heart of Peru, South America. Regarded as one of the greatest hikes in the world, the Trail meanders through an area where the snowy Andes Mountain range meets the Amazon jungle.
When is the best time to trek the Inca Trail?
The warm and dry conditions of August and September are generally regarded as peak times for holidaymakers and travellers. We recommend trekking the Inca Trail in July or October when it’s less busy but still fairly warm.
How do I get an Inca Trail permit?
The Peruvian government issues up to 500 permits to hikers who want to access the Inca Trail per day. Luckily for you, these permits are included in every trek, or tour that encompasses a trek, that we sell (subject to availability). 2018 permits have been released already, (much earlier than in previous years!), so if you'd like to make the pilgrimage next year, you should get your planning hat on sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. You can lock in all of your Peru and South America tours online with a deposit, starting from £60.
How hard is the Inca Trail?
Inca Trail hikes are regarded as moderate, so if you’re relatively fit you should have no problems whatsoever. However, as the trek reaches altitudes of more than 13,000 feet we’d recommend arriving in the village start-point a day or two before your tour to acclimatise in order to avoid altitude sickness. Some parts are steep, especially the three high passes – the Inca Trail itself, plus the Choquequirao and Salkantay routes, the latter of which reaches an elevation of 4,600m (15,091 ft)! We offer a number of Inca Trail tours for all levels of ability and budgets. Speak to an Travel Expert for more advice... and get squatting!