We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Inca Trail

Machu Picchu, Peru
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$763*
and up
5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from...
96%
Ranked #4 of 21 Attractions in Machu Picchu
Type: Trails, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Trails, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Write a Review

990 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    835
    116
    20
    6
    13
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was a dream vacation for me and my wife. We had an awesome time with a truly memorable group of people with whom we remain in contact. The weather added to the stories. The food was incredible, the service from our three guides and 39 porters was flawless. We enjoyed every campsite, every meal and all of the great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did a short version of Inca Trail (we are both over 60) and we - and many of our friends - still can't believe we did it, but in the retrospect although it was a challenging hike, it was worth every minute of it! Loved it, loved it, loved it! We were lucky to have good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lima, Peru
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We booked this trek with Unoverlatin America ( i highly recommend them) the trek was hard for some of my family but we really enjoyed it. It was a little full at times it seems like alot of people do this trek, ive heard of alternatives, which maybe are better, but we thoroughly enjoyed this as a family experience. once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

From km 83 to Machu Pichu ,four days of delight while the weather was eccelent.The altitude and the landscape made me feel like an adventurer...more like a condor.. Preparation for this hike is a must.Join a group with porters for easier trekking.Bring a suitable back pack and tent if you want to be selfsufficient. Camping is along the trail in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Inca Trail is something every one who has the time, should hike, one will see great views, plant life as well as a great range of wildlife, plan hours and if possible, a few days for the hike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I did this a couple of years ago. I did some training in the form of long walks but not at any altitude. Acclimatising in cusco was really good, although it didn't work too well for my Bro who became too sick to continue after a an hour or so of the first day. Being fit is essential for this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I consider myself a strong hiker so didn't have any apprehensive feelings about this hike. That was very foolish. It was so hard. The hardest trek I've ever done and I'm a keen holiday trekker. It is steep up and down the whole time. Very rarely do you get a break from the relentless up and down. On day two... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was a bit apprehensive about doing the trek as I had some issues with altitude sickness in Nepal. I made sure I had a few easy days in Cusco beforehand to do my best to acclimatise to the altitude. I also had some diamox tables with me as well. Thankfully I didn't have any issues (I took a couple... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Melbourne
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I did this trail in Sept with a group of 9 people. I was the solo one in that group but the familia was so warm and welcoming and everyone always made sure that I was ok. I cemented some good friendships from that trek. I went with SAS Travel and the guides were genuinely helpful and passionate about the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I did the 4 day inca trail with Peru Treks. They are very professional, very serious and respectful towards their workers/porters (unfortunately many companies are cheaper but they still work exploring people, which to me is unacceptable). It was an amazing experience. Just prepare yourself for a lot of walking up and down hill, carrying weight, on uneven surfaces and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Inca Trail also viewed

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
Cusco, Cusco Region
 

Been to Inca Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Inca Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?