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Inca Trail

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Address: Cusco 08000, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$848*
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The Inca Trail: 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu
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$905*
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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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Let me say this out front and centre: this was one of the most memorable and incredible experiences in my lifetime. I did the classic 4-day, 3-night Inca Trail with a friend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me say this out front and centre: this was one of the most memorable and incredible experiences in my lifetime. I did the classic 4-day, 3-night Inca Trail with a friend through Travel Fast Cusco tour operator. I consider myself to be in fairly good shape but this trek really pushed me to my physical and mental limits. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just did a 2 day trek and entered Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate Although we saw some other routes and plans. Absolutely worth it if you're in shape. Plan 5 months in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Whilst the experience was amazing, I have to say that unless you are in perfect health and reasonably fit you are infinitely better off taking the bus directly to Machu Picchu. The altitude is very difficult so do make sure to get the proper medication to manage this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked through Ruinas Servicios Turísticos which were professional, patient and very experienced. The 7 hour hike is easily achievable and well worth it. Machu Picchu is spectacular site to see..recommend it!!

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hiked the Inca Trail with SAM Travel Peru. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend hiking the Inca trail!

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Incredible trip with Inca Reservations.. Henry and Milton are very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Incas. We experienced a lifetime remembering vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have the inclination, this is the way to visit Machu Picchu. An arduous, but incredibly rewarding 4 day experience that will bring you into Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate.

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did the 4day Inca trail and had an amazing time. The second day is quite heavy because you need to get over two passes (going down is nearly as heavy as going up) but it's still very doable. The other days are quite easy and the scenery is stunning! The path is easy to follow but hard stones and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Third trip to MP and finally walked the Inca trail to MP. Very tiring on the second day of hike but other days were relatively easy. But you give up 4 days to walk the trail that could be used to see the many other Inca attractions near Cuzco. Only going to MP one time? Then use those four days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so glad I did this trail this year. It taught me that our bodies are incredible and limitless. You just need to have faith. The pure experience of camping out 4 nights, with no showering and hiking 4 days straight has been a phenomenal experience. In addition, doing it with friends has just made it the best trip ever.... More 

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