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Inca Trail Oficial Permits

Check availability for the impressive Inca Trail hike declared as one of the most impressive hikes in the world; this hike is the most preferred by travelers around the world who love to hike.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous hiking route in Peru. It was built by the Incas themselves hundreds of years ago so it is protected by the Peruvian Goverment. To make this hike the tourist must find availability several months in advance. Below is the current and updated availability of this famous hike that leads to Machu Picchu

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frequently asked questions

The 4-day Inca Trail and the 2-day Inca Trail are open every day except February. In February, the rainiest month of the year, the route is cleaned.

Only 500 people are allowed per day. Of this number, 200 are tourists and the rest are visitor support staff such as cooks, porters, cooks, guides and more.

The 2-day Short Inca Trail offers 120 free spaces each day. Since this route is not as sought after as the 4-day Inca Trail, it is possible to get availability with only a few days notice.

The two hundred free spaces per day are reserved well in advance. Therefore, it is recommended to reserve a space for the Inca Trail 6 months in advance or even more.

The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be booked two or three days in advance. And you can even get a reservation the same day.

In case you do not find availability of the 4-day Inca Trail, definitely the best option is to do other similar trekking routes, such as the 5-day Salkantay trek.

This trekking route is recognized as the second best trekking route in Cusco, after the 4-day Inca Trail. The Salkantay trek can be booked 2 or 3 weeks in advance without any problems. The route is a bit more challenging than the Inca Trail.

Other good options are: the 4-day Lares trek, the 3-day Huchuy Qosqo trek or the 4-day Inca Jungle tour.


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The availability of the 4-day Inca Trail 2021 is valid from 2020. The same applies to the 2-day Inca Trail.

No, anyone can do the Inca Trail, both in its 4-day and 2-day versions. However, both adventures are not recommended for children under 8 years old and adults over 65 years old.

Yes, the availability shown here is the same as on other websites. It is the official availability calendar.

No. The 4-day Inca Trail cannot be purchased in Cusco. However, the 2-day Inca Trail can be purchased once in Cusco, just a few days in advance.

Yes, the 4-day Inca Trail, due to the high demand of spaces, can only be booked online. The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be purchased in person.

Yes, the 4-day Inca Trail will be available for purchase by 2022. You will be able to make your reservation from the end of 2021.

This route is considered the best in Cusco. Tourists from all over the world make reservations well in advance. This is the only way to find availability.

High tourist season is the time of the year when most visitors come to Cusco. It starts in May and ends in September. Therefore, in those months there are more tourists who do the Inca Trail. To get availability for that day you should make your reservation 6 or 7 months in advance.

The low tourist season is the time of the year when fewer visitors come to Cusco. It starts in October and ends in April. Therefore, in those months there are more opportunities to get availability. Reservations should be made 4 or 5 months in advance.

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Important features of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca roads were able to integrate the almost 900,000 km2 of extension that the Inca Empire had. Of all of them, the most famous, best preserved, and most frequented trail is the one that starts at Km. 88 of the Cusco-Quillabamba railroad and continues along 42 kilometers to Machu Picchu, the so-called Inca Trail.

The Inca Trail is a great adventure that involves traveling 42 kilometers for four days and three nights. The trek can be organized according to the economic possibilities and experiences of the participants. Cusco has agencies specialized in providing all the services for inexperienced tourists or for those who want more comfort.

Although the entire section is adequately signposted and contact with other adventurers in the area is frequent and enriching, there is no major assistance during the route, so it is necessary to do it with organized professionals who know the route and know how to react and what actions to take in case of any eventuality.

Fauna and flora

During the Inca Trail you can observe a great variety of orchids, numerous begonias, and puyas. Among the birds, the famous cock of the rock, hummingbirds, hawks, the wild guan, the caracara, as well as a great variety of hummingbirds, parrots and ducks stand out. It is possible to find mammals such as llamas, deer, spectacled bears, tarucas, sachacabras, wild cats, Andean foxes and otters. Among the reptiles, there is a great variety of frogs, lizards and vipers.

Landscapes

The scenery and landscapes change throughout the hike. On the first two days, the landscape is Andean with steep mountains, snow-capped mountains, forests, and streams. On the third day, on the other hand, the vegetation is denser, resembling a tropical forest.

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frequently asked questions

The 4-day Inca Trail and the 2-day Inca Trail are open every day except February. In February, the rainiest month of the year, the route is cleaned.

Only 500 people are allowed per day. Of this number, 200 are tourists and the rest are visitor support staff such as cooks, porters, cooks, guides and more.

The 2-day Short Inca Trail offers 120 free spaces each day. Since this route is not as sought after as the 4-day Inca Trail, it is possible to get availability with only a few days notice.

The two hundred free spaces per day are reserved well in advance. Therefore, it is recommended to reserve a space for the Inca Trail 6 months in advance or even more.

The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be booked two or three days in advance. And you can even get a reservation the same day.

In case you do not find availability of the 4-day Inca Trail, definitely the best option is to do other similar trekking routes, such as the 5-day Salkantay trek.

This trekking route is recognized as the second best trekking route in Cusco, after the 4-day Inca Trail. The Salkantay trek can be booked 2 or 3 weeks in advance without any problems. The route is a bit more challenging than the Inca Trail.

Other good options are: the 4-day Lares trek, the 3-day Huchuy Qosqo trek or the 4-day Inca Jungle tour.


Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

The availability of the 4-day Inca Trail 2021 is valid from 2020. The same applies to the 2-day Inca Trail.

No, anyone can do the Inca Trail, both in its 4-day and 2-day versions. However, both adventures are not recommended for children under 8 years old and adults over 65 years old.

Yes, the availability shown here is the same as on other websites. It is the official availability calendar.

No. The 4-day Inca Trail cannot be purchased in Cusco. However, the 2-day Inca Trail can be purchased once in Cusco, just a few days in advance.

Yes, the 4-day Inca Trail, due to the high demand of spaces, can only be booked online. The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be purchased in person.

Yes, the 4-day Inca Trail will be available for purchase by 2022. You will be able to make your reservation from the end of 2021.

This route is considered the best in Cusco. Tourists from all over the world make reservations well in advance. This is the only way to find availability.

High tourist season is the time of the year when most visitors come to Cusco. It starts in May and ends in September. Therefore, in those months there are more tourists who do the Inca Trail. To get availability for that day you should make your reservation 6 or 7 months in advance.

The low tourist season is the time of the year when fewer visitors come to Cusco. It starts in October and ends in April. Therefore, in those months there are more opportunities to get availability. Reservations should be made 4 or 5 months in advance.

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