Perhaps the most famous and iconic trek on the planet, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be found on ‘Bucket Lists’ the world over. But with limited permits released each year, the trail is always fully subscribed months in advance and so many tourists who visit leave Peru disappointed.
At Action Peru Treks we want to take the stress out of arranging your trek on the Inca Trail. Now taking bookings for the 2019 season, with just a small deposit we will confirm your place on one of our tours and, more importantly, request your permits for the Inca Trail on your preferred date.
Permits will be released ahead of time for 2019, and so as soon as they are released we will submit all required information for you/your group. Because of the popularity of the trek we cannot guarantee that your preferred date will be available, and so we request you provide us with 3 alternative dates to maximize your chance of getting the required number of permits.
Trekking the 26 miles along the Inca Trail is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The trail literally follows the footsteps of the Ancient Incas on one of the world’s oldest pilgrimage routes. On our classic Inca Trail tour, you will climb spectacular mountain passes that provide breathtaking views across the magnificent snow-capped Andes, stop at the most beautifully preserved Inca ruins where our experienced guides will provide a tour and a history lesson, and walk through remote mountain villages where the way of life continues as it has for hundreds of years. We will even share our path at times with the wild deers and llamas that roam freely in the area.
Sleeping under canvas in the most beautiful remote spots you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking display of stars and constellations in the South American sky. We ensure that your camping experience is as authentic but as comfortable as possible, using only the highest quality camping equipment and providing excellent meals from our mountainside kitchen.
But of course, the jewel in the crown of this tour is our arrival at the lost city through the Gate of the Sun for your first views of the 7th wonder that is Machu Picchu. We guarantee this is a memory that will stay with you for a lifetime.
So, if you’re considering ticking the Inca Trail off your bucket-list in 2019, don’t risk leaving it until the last minute to book. Just complete our booking form, and we will take care of all of the arrangements for you.
NB. Please note that the Inca Trail is closed each February
The popularity of the Inca Trail has grown significantly in the last 8 years, with many thousands of visitors using the trails each year. Recognising the need to maintain the trail for future generations, the Peruvian Tourism Board introduced a permit system that allows only a limited number of people (500) to hike the trail each day. The 500 daily permits include the porters, cooks, and guides who support the tour groups, leaving just 200 permits available for tourists.
Once purchased, permits are non-refundable and non-transferable between travelers, meaning that if permits are sold out for a specific date there is no way to get new permits for this date.
For this reason, it is highly recommended to secure your permit early. At Action Peru Treks we are able to secure your Inca Trail permits before they sell out.