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Inca Trail

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Address: Cusco 08000, Peru
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$847.99*
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The Inca Trail: 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu
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5-Day Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco
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8-Day Tour of Lima and Cusco Including the Inca Trail

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An absolute must when in Peru. Though a slight challenge at times I completely loved it and it was the most rewarding way to get to the incredible Machu Picchu. The views the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolute must when in Peru. Though a slight challenge at times I completely loved it and it was the most rewarding way to get to the incredible Machu Picchu. The views the whole way along were just breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of 6 50-somethings on the one day hike. It was a challenge which we were all able to meet. The views are not to be believed! It was an amazing day.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was almost a spiritual experience. The trek was difficult. The uphill portions required good lungs and strong quads. The downhill portions required sound joints. This challenged determination and your ability to push through barriers. We did the trek with Intrepid Tours and the guides were sensational. They encouraged, they mended and they supported all of the way. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see the ruins, and walk the path of ancient Inca's, this is the only way to go. Plan months ahead, and get the permit. Don't do another trail, don't believe the BS about it being crowded, its not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the most difficult hiking (4 days total) we have ever done. Lots of rock stairs, uphill and downhill. My husband didn't think it was that difficult but the other 3 (me included) say if you are not exercising on a regular basic don't attempt it. At the end of the road (Machu Picchu) it was a spectacular site... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Please look for my full review of our extraordinary experience with Alpaca Expeditions for our 4-day/3-night hiking adventure. I have a few additional tips listed there too. This trip was really incredible. Please look for Alpaca Expeditioon's TripAdvisor rec page.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are handful of places in Inca Trail, all of them very interesting. All of them require a high level of physical activity, but it is worth it. Highly recommend them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need a good level of fitness to attempt the Inca Trail as it has some physically challenging climbs and steep descents. You also need to be prepared to forego a number of basic creature comforts. But if you choose a good company the guides, chef and porters will amaze you with their ability to make life enjoyable throughout the... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Inca Trail with G Adventures and had an amazing time! The guides, porters and chefs were fantastic - couldn't fault them. The trek is tough going, relentless uphill to Dead Woman's Pass, and hours of downhill on Day 3 is hard work on your knees, but every second is worth it! The chefs cooked us 3 course... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I did the 4 day/3 night trek from km 82 to Machu Picchu. Our licensed tour operator was Peru Treks (based in Cusco). We cannot express enough how incredible the entire experience was! Definitely book 6-9 months in advance and triple check what items to bring (or NOT bring). It was brutal at times, especially on the... More 

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