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Inca Trail

Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #4 of 103 attractions in Cusco
Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: The Inca Trail winds through the Andes Mountains, the classic route being a 4-5 day trek from Cuzco to Macchu Pichu. Concerns for overuse and erosion... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you're disappointed because you're traveling to Machupichu and you did not reserve your entrance to Huaina Picho three months in advance, well don't be. This trek is a great path challenging enough and it gives you a gorgeous view if Machupichu. The access is free and you'll get great pics besides enjoying the hike. Wear a hat and sunscreen... More

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Staffordshire
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is something that should be on everyones bucket list. The walk is beautiful, some days a little more challenging than others but that makes it more fun. You have a day of relaxed walking, a day of up hill and a day of beautiful scenery walking. We did our trip with G adventures and I would recommend using a... More

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englewood colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Wasn't easy but so worth it. absolutely gorgeous scenery and it wasnt about the destination but the journey. loved the people I hiked and camped with. Machu picchu was breathtaking truly remarkable.

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New York
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366 reviews 366 reviews
94 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

awesome trail but door to door people- and something is lost when one literally cant get a quite monent Go in off season

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

we did the inca trail but via lares this is a harder trail but much better many less others on the trail so better for it!!!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was strenuous but do-able as long as you are fairly active. I exercise several times a week and go on long 10 mile plus hikes up hills once a month or so to train and I had no difficulties. The views are amazing, but the heat can get brutal. But all worth it!

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shanghai, SF
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I am in my early 40's and I was ambivalent about trekking vs train. Having done it, I would recommend anyone to prep for it and you can do it ! My group used Ancari, a really good operator and we were 24 people (quite a few in their 50's and 60's) plus 4 guides and 36 porters for 3... More

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A trip of leftime! Journey clearly surpassed the destination. Used Llamapath as the tour operator and they were outstanding in all facets! Highly recommend - but make sure you have properly trained. It's not a walk in the park!

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Berkeley, California
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I am glad we made our reservation with inca rail and not peru rail. I was afraid that I am choosing the wrong service. It was clean, comfortable with a free limited beverage and snack service. I did not miss on anything traveling with inca rail. And I did see multiple Peru rail trains.

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San Jose, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Difficult but no better way to go to see Machu Picchu. It was everything that I hope it would be and had many unexpected challenges along the way. It gives you four days to see so many things that I never would have seen if I had just take the train ride to get to Machu Picchu.

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