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Inca Trail Hiking: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Follow the traces of the people who discovered one of the most valuable treasures in this world: Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail in Peru is probably the most famous hike in all of South America and also one of the most important experiences in terms of world history and culture. This amazing hiking route crosses incredible Andean mountains and passes several ruins. Its total length is 82 kilometers and goes from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes, the base of Machu Picchu. Find here below our top hiking trips across the Inca Trail.

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FAQs: Hiking in Peru

What should I know about Hiking Peru?

Remember that the access to the citadel of Machu Picchu is limited. No more than 500 visitors are allowed per day. Therefore, it is important to contact and organize your trip in advance with your local guide.

The hike can be strenuous in some sections, especially due to the high altitude. It’s alway advisable to take a few days for acclimatization. Your guide will surely give you many tips to better deal with that.


Why should I choose Peru for my Hiking adventure?


It is the starting point of your expedition for the Inca Trail, so it is a must see destination. This city is 3400 meters high and you may find it difficult to acclimatize. But once you achieve it, you will enjoy an architecture that combines Inca history with the colonizing influence of Europe.

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Along the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu, you will cross the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is a route that goes from the dryness of Cuzco to the exuberant vegetation typical of the Amazon rainforest. It will also be a road full of archeological sites and ruins dating back thousands of years.


In every corner of Peru, and in this particular Andean area, there is a bar, a restaurant or a inn that serves the typical delicacies of the region. You cannot leave without trying Alpaca or Cuy meat, fish-based salads with avocado and rice, or natural juices with typical fruits. Pisco Sour is a drink you will love.

When is the best time to travel to Peru for Hiking?

Between May and September, during the driest season.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Peru region?


What currency is accepted around Peru?

Peruvian Sol

How can I get to Peru?

You can fly to Lima, Peru's capital, from where you have multiple connections to Cuzco.

What people are saying about Hiking | Inca Trail



Excellent trip and seamless booking



Alfredo was intelligent, hard working, a bundle of energy, patient, caring, informative, and entertaining. He is one of the best guides I have seen with a perfect set of skills. My only negative would be that the quality of the camp gear (chairs, dining tent) were worn and should be replaced. The food was sub par and a bit disappointing. The soup was good, the desserts appropriate for the conditions, the hot chocolate appreciated. The porters were kind, hard working and helpful



Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!



Thanks to Guide Marco for a great trip and some wonderful memories. I had a blast on the 2 day Inca Trail trek!


We just returned home from a great holiday in Peru. The team of South America Planet has made this trip a big success. We have done the tour with 4 friends. Together with South America Planet we have set-up a tour where there was enough balance between visiting all the highlights in Peru and time to relax and visiting nice cities on our own pace. All agreed tours were delivered as planned with very experienced guides. On top of this we had a 24H emergency number from South America planet that we could call or reach via WhatsApp whenever it was needed. Thanks Warry for you support! Next to this we had regularly contact with Dirk who wanted to know if everything was OK. A dream holiday where we had the feeling there was really taken care about us. Our 2 Days incatrail trekking we never forget, amazing to see Machu Picchu from the sungate .We recommend South America Planet to everyone who wants to travel through South-America If there are people who wants to know more about this great trip, they can always contact us. Thanks Dirk and the team of South America Planet !!!!!

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