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Cusco, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Inca Trail & Machu Picchu



Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

2-day Inca Trail and Rainbow Mountain



Cusco, Sacred Valley, 2-day Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain & Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu



Cusco, 2 day Inca Trail, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

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Our Inca Expert travel advisors will help you plan a trip that is perfectly tailored to your interests and preferences.

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Peru Highlights

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is the largest jungle in the world. You’ll see species of plants, birds, fish, mammals, and insects as you relax in a comfortable all-inclusive lodge near the Tambopata Research Center in Puerto Maldonado. Luxury Amazon River cruises from Iquitos are an alternative option for jungle exploration done in style.

Inca Trail

Hike the famous Inca Trail to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu. This 26-mile hike through idyllic Peruvian landscapes only permits 500 people per day, so talk with your Inca Expert travel advisor today to book in advance.


Visit Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire and gateway to Machu Picchu. Tour through historical sights and Inca temples or delight in gourmet food at some of the top restaurants in Cusco.

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is a cultural and natural wonder in Peru. For impressive sunsets, a visit to the Uros and Taquile floating islands, and relaxing luxury hotels, head to Lake Titicaca.

Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley has unending sites to behold and things to do. Visit the Maras Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo ruins, Pisac market, begin the Inca Trail, or simply relax at your scenic Sacred Valley hotel with unmissable views.


It’d be a mistake to miss out on Lima’s top restaurants and UNESCO World Heritage sites. The capital city is home to the most exclusive restaurant in Peru: Central. You can also tour through museums, art galleries, and more in the vibrant city of Lima.

Nazca Lines

The mysterious Nazca Lines are giant geoglyphs drawn into the desert floor. Soar above them to see the hummingbird, the astronaut, the spider, and many more!


Arequipa is a refreshing mix of colonial architecture, Peruvian history, and natural beauty. Visit the historical center, Santa Catalina Monastery, or various lookout points in the city for views of El Misti Volcano. Then, spot Andean condors soaring through Colca Canyon as you continue your tour through scenic Peru.

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Difficult. The Inca Trail is a strenuous hike that involves physical exertion to complete. The trail takes you up to elevations of up to 13,800 ft (4,215 m) above sea level and is comprised of sections of steep stone steps. However, it makes for an unparalleled sense of accomplishment arriving to Machu Picchu after four days of hiking.

Yes. The Inca Trail is one of the most popular hikes in South America and can sell out sometimes 6-months in advance. Permits go on sale at the end of each calendar year so booking before October for the next year will better ensure you obtain an Inca Trail permit for your preferred dates. If your travel dates are flexible, hiking during a shoulder season (March/April, October/November) or the rainy season (December/January) will mean less advanced planning is required.

Yes. Your Inca Expert travel advisor can customize your Peru itinerary to include both the Inca Trail trek and a hike up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain within the Machu Picchu citadel. Like the Inca Trail, these hikes have a limited number of permits per day so booking in advance will better ensure your ideal time slot is available.

No. In 2002, Peru’s Ministry of Tourism decreed that trekking independently on the 2-day and 4-day Inca Trail has been prohibited and must be done with a professionally qualified guide.

Packing essentials for the Inca Trail are:

  • Daypack
  • Passport
  • Plastic bags to store wet clothes
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries & medicines
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Hiking boots & sandals for camp
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Raingear
  • Lightweight t-shirts
  • Lightweight sweaters
  • Sleepwear & evening wear for camp
  • Socks & underwear
  • Sleeping bag suitable to 23ºF (-5ºC) – can be rented.

Regular physical activity prior to your Inca Trail hike is the best way to prepare beforehand. Walking, jogging, or hiking in your neighborhood/region, cardio exercises at a gym, or yoga and other physical activities are all great ways to increase your physical condition and stamina.

It is also imperative to acclimate to the altitude by spending at least two days in Cusco prior to your Inca Trail hike.

40-50% of travelers experience minor symptoms of altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness, like shortness of breath, fatigue, and dizziness when traveling in high altitude destinations in Peru such as on the Inca Trail, in Cusco, Arequipa, and Lake Titicaca. Symptoms of altitude sickness generally alleviate after 24-48 hours in altitude. Best practices for minimizing its impact on your trip include: taking the time to acclimate, drinking lots of water, resting, avoiding alcohol, and eating light non-fatty foods upon arrival at altitude.

Consult with your doctor before traveling to high-altitude destinations.

For optimal weather conditions on the Inca Trail, reserve your Inca Trail permit between the months of May to September. This is the dry season in the Andes where daytime temperatures are mild and nighttime temperatures drop, rain is less likely to occur on your hike in the dry season. For those planning with shorter notice, opt for hike dates in the shoulder seasons, March-April and October-November for a better likelihood of permit availability.

Hiking the Inca Trail in the rainy season, from December to January, isn’t recommended unless you don’t mind wet hiking conditions and prefer fewer people on the trail. The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance and safety reasons throughout the entire month of February.

The 4-day Inca Trail tour with Inca Expert will include plenty of food to keep you satiated and energized on this exhilarating hike.

Enjoy coffee, tea, and breakfast spreads, hot lunches and dinners of chicken and rice, fried fish, veggies, soups, steak, and more.

Tell your Inca Expert travel advisor in advance if you have any dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. Dietary restrictions are easily accommodated and will have just as much nutritious food.

Read through our raving testimonials for first-hand feedback about Inca Trail hikes with Inca Expert.

The 2-Day and 4-Day Inca Trail hikes are the only hiking options that culminate at the Machu Picchu citadel. Alternative hiking options to the Inca Trail, like the Lares Trek or Salkantay trek, include a Machu Picchu tour on the last day but do not lead directly to the ruins by foot.

Inca Expert group Inca Trail tours have a maximum of 8 hikers per guide. Talk to an Inca Expert travel agent about hiking the Inca Trail in private.

Yes. Private Inca Trail treks are ideal for those who are concerned about their experience level affecting the pace of the group or for those simply wanting to do the trail with fewer people. Let your Inca Expert travel advisor know if you’d prefer to do this iconic trek in private.

Inca Expert recommends insurance companies such as itravelinsured, World Nomads, insuremytrip, and SquareMouth. Please note that Inca Expert does not have any affiliation with the listed travel insurance companies. For a free quote and policy options, please contact the companies directly.

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Feedback we frequently receive from our travelers is how impressive the meals are on the Inca Trail. A chef accompanies each group and prepares breakfast and three course lunches and dinners. The meals are quite exquisite considering that all of the ingredients and cooking supplies are carried from the Sacred Valley. Each trekker is also provided with snacks to take with them on the trail. All meals can be adapted to trekkers’ personal dietary restrictions and preferences.

The maximum trekking group size generally varies between 8 to 12 trekkers plus the trekking team.

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