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Is the Inca Trail worth it?

Absolutely yes, without a doubt

In Peru and especially in Cusco you will find such many adventures tours that you will be able to live a huge variety of new experiences

Among the tours that are a MUST, we have to choose the Inca Trail and you will never, ever be disappointed, quite the opposite, you will have the experience of your life

The Classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu is definitely worth it, it is considered one of the greatest adventure experiences in all the world. There are very few trails where you pass 500-year-old archeological treasures while also hiking among some of the most beautiful mountains on earth.

Is the 4-day Inca Trail worth it? Yes, the Classic Inca Trail is the most popular hike in Peru and in the entire world and this Inca Path is considered the most beautiful trail in Peru, it is part of the Qhapaq Ñam Inca route.

Some trips we take to reach a destination, others we take for the pleasure of the journey itself. Peru’s Inca Trail is perhaps the world’s greatest hike because it combines the best of both types of travel: a four-to-five day walk to the spectacular lost city of Machu Picchu that winds through the zone where the snowcapped Andes Mountains crash into the lush Amazon jungle, creating some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful terrain. Many experts believe that the Incas, the advanced South American civilization blazed this 27-mile trail five centuries ago as a holy pilgrimage that prepared visitors to enter Machu Picchu. Hiking the Inca Trail is an experience which should inspire excitement and invoke a great variety of sensations

The hike itself, which brings you along ancient narrow paths deep into the Peruvian countryside and high into the Andean mountains, is gorgeous; perfect Incan ruins, cloud forest, and majestic valley view’s laid out like breadcrumbs along the way to perhaps the greatest end-point of any multi-day hike on earth, the iconic Machu Picchu. So, whether you’re heading there in high or low season and want to understand the camping and accommodation situation better, have no idea what to pack or how to get a permit, are worrying about whether you’re fit enough, will get altitude sickness or if it’s too late to book a spot on a tour, your choice is that you have to be in our very professional hands with our experts

The enigmatic Trail is a well-established 4-day, a 3-night hike which leads travelers from km.82 (the start points 40 minutes outside the town of Ollantaytambo) all the way to Machu Picchu via its amazing Sun Gate (also called Inti Punku).

The Incan Empire (which at its largest joined Peru, large parts of modern Ecuador, western and south-central Bolivia, northwest Argentina, north and central Chile, and a small part of southwest Colombia) created thousands of kilometers of trails to link its important settlements and centers of civilization, but it is this specific 4-day route which is known as the one and only ‘classic Inca Trail’.

The Trail is Peru in a microcosm; lush green cloud forest alive with birds, Andean peaks and steep mountain passes, a landscape dotted with centuries-old ruins, accessible only to those that follow this most famous pathway.

However, as truly beautiful as the hike may be, the real reason for its popularity lies at the very end of this four-day adventure; passing through the Sun Gate for that first magical sighting of Machu Picchu in the distance. Only Inca Trail hikers can access the Gate at sunrise, and it is this crescendo, at one of the new seven wonders of the world which makes this hike a feature on so many ‘South America bucket lists. (Along Dusty Roads mentions).  You will not regret it.

When is closed and what season is the better? Just to finish, this unforgettable route is closed all February due to the deepest rainy season. Just remember to ask for our assistance so that everything goes as you wish

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