The Inca Trail is the most famous trekking to get to Machupicchu. The route passes through a small section of the gigantic network of trails that this ancient civilization built throughout its empire, which stretched from Ecuador to Chile. It is estimated that the path had an extension of 30,000 kilometers.
If you are interested in this option, you should know that it has a variable duration depending on the starting point of the tour. It can last 1, 3 or 4 nights, so you can adapt the hike to your time and physical preparation. In the itinerary you always have to get to Machu Picchu, depending on the days you take.
You should know why it is reserved months in advance, for reasons of preservation of the natural and archaeological spaces that are crossed during the route, there is a limited capacity of 500 people / day that can start the Inca Trail, in groups of 16 people. at most. As a control measure, you have to pay a government permit of approximately US $ 150 that includes entrance to the ruins. In February, the trail remains closed for maintenance. For more information, enter our Inca Trail tours section.
It is a good alternative option to the Inca Trail, its charm is the variety of climates and ecosystems that can be admired on the way. You will be surprised to be in a lush jungle and, just an hour later, in front of an impressive glacier in the middle of the mountain range. You have options for adventure sports such as zip-lining, canoeing and enjoying the hot spring of Santa Teresa. A true adventure, in scenarios that will take your breath away. Another advantage of Salkantay is that the fees are not so limited and you save the payment of the permit, you arrive hiking to the town of Aguas Calientes around Machupicchu.
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This four-day trip from Lares to Machu Picchu includes 2 and a half days of walking through the local villages that you will visit on the Andes highway. The beauty of the mountains is like the generosity of the people who come to see this wonderful cultural tour, recommended for families. While all walks in the Andes are challenging, this hike is a bit slower than others, making it a favorite of our younger hikers.
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