This trek combines amazing mountain scenery, glacier lagoons, cloud-forest valleys and authentic Quechua textile communities as well as a visit to the Lares hot springs.
Departures are frequent but not daily as there is not the same demand as the other treks.
Offering 4 days of trekking along original paved Inca pathways, a variety of fascinating Inca sites and the beautiful scenery of the Machu Picchu national park, the Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life.The official Inca trail is closed every year for the month of February to give the trails some time to recover and carry out maintenance.This action packed tour allows you to experience the astounding views of Machu Picchu after a three day adventure of hiking and biking through the mountains, jungle and a section of the ancient Inca trail, river rafting on the Vilcanota River, and flying through the air on zip-lines in the Santa Teresa canyons.One of the most popular trips to Machu Picchu with daily departures and usually plenty of availability all year round. Check out tour operators, compare prices and book the trek here!This little town has no road access from any surrounding towns, so it’s not reachable by car.
It is necessary to use a combination of transport methods including train, car, or walking.
Once there, Machu Picchu lies at the top of the mountain above Aguas Calientes.
You can choose between a hike up or a bus to Machu Picchu.
Below we have compiled a 2019 up-to-date guide to Machu Picchu, one of the most inspiring archaeological sites ever discovered. If travelling by land, Peru Hop have buses in all directions to and from Cusco, so make sure to combine your Machu Picchu experience with 1 of our world famous hop on hop off passes!
People from all over the world gather in Peru to revel in its beauty and grandeur. Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru.
Take the shuttle bus up to the entrance and spend some hours exploring the complex before returning to Cusco in the same manner. Taking a bus from Cusco all the way to Hidroelectrica (the last train stop before Aquas Calientes) via Santa Maria on both paved and unpaved road.