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Inca Trail

Machu Picchu, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Hiking Trails
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Darwin, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
92 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Probably the highlight of my 2 months in South America. So happy to have completed the traditional route, the trek can be quite challenging on the uphill sections, but the views and whole experience is amazing. Campsite areas are very clean and there are so many Inca ruins to stop by and marvel at along the way. Booked with PEAK... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Life changing experience! Not for everyone but almost! Make sure you acclimatise yourself with the altitude in Cusco for a bit first as it will most likely impact your trek. Fantastic guide Wilbur and amazing porters! Hardest but most rewarding experience of my life, especially arriving at sun gate! Would reccommend 10/10

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are doing the hike, be prepared to be in the sun for a long walk. A good sun block would help. As the beginning of the train is near the urubamba River there are trees and fresh air, then later you are walking up and up north very deep cliffs and mostly in the sun. Some ups and... More

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Nellysford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We booked our Inca Trail hike with Quechuas and it was fantastic! It exceeded all of our expectations and created a memory of a lifetime for our family. I was really nervous about the hike and choose Quechuas because of the video of the Dads with their kids. I have an 11 and 14 year old and I wasn't sure... More

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an amazing trek. It is difficult due to altitude but a few days in Cusco prior to the start helped us acclimate to the altitude a bit. The reward at the end was incredible!

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Plano, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We just got back from our trip of a lifetime hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I highly recommend Quechua Expeditions. We were on a small group tour with another family of three for a total of 7 hikers, our guide Carlos and 11 porters/cooks. Carlos is passionate about Peruvian history/Incan history/culture/nature which he effectively communicates. My husband and... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It goes without saying that the Trail is incredible and Machu Picchu superlative. But my review is about whether you should do it. Full disclosure: my husband and i are in our early 60's and consider ourselves "moderately fit," with plenty of hiking and xc skiing in the beautiful Pacific NW where we live. And we completed the Trail and... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I wans't bothered about doing the Inca Trail - people had told me it was packed, crowded, eroded bla bla bla. People - what were you talking about! The Inca Trail is gorgeous, very scenic, even when it's raining, it's famous, there are lots of ruins along the way and historically it is very important. For our group, it wasn't... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just finished a trip around Central and South America, and doing the Inca trail stands out as one of the absolute best experiences (and I had a lot of amazing experiences)! Wow! We did a 7 day tour with (the actual trail was 4 days/3 nights though), and cannot recommend it enough. I guess tripadvisor won't let me rave about... More

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Hjoerring, Denmark
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35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

wow... what a trip. To start with... i am a bit on the heavy side and my fitess level is not on its best. So we took the 1 day hike (16km) to machu picchu. And im glad we dident take the 4 days hike. The 1 day hike is perfekt. You get to see all the highlights. Winay wayna... More

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