Every year thousands of people are attracted to the City of Cusco by the energy of the Andes Mountains, but only a few can experience the magic of feeling this energy, traveling one of the most amazing walks in the world, an Inca Trail of 500 years of antiguaty. Machu Picchu is a center of beauty, mysticism, spirituality, challenge and history, built by the legendary Inca civilization. Unlike other walks in Peru and the world, the Inca Trail is a protected area. We are experts in trips to Machu Picchu so we will indicate the way to obtain the permits for the Inca Trail.
The fact that the availability is released 3 months before, makes the most adventurous people, have entered a kind of competition to get one of the 500 daily incomes to Machu Picchu Inca Trail tour.
Keep in mind that of the 500 tickets available, 300 belong to the trekking support team, so only 200 people will end up entering Machu Picchu & Inca trail every day.
There are two versions:
Type of trip: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture
Total Distance: 43 km / 26 miles
Good for: Those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate physical level
Considerations: Permit required
Type of Trip: Hiking, adventure, history, culture
Good for: Moderate Physicist
Considerations: Permit required
Last year, the permits were released the first days of December, to calm the fever by reserving spaces in the new year, they are sold out months before. Revenues, especially for May and June, when the trekking conditions are the best, must be reserved one year before.
To secure a permit to getting to Machu Picchu, you must book many months before. 8 months is the anticipated reservation time we recommend, but it is possible that the measure of releasing the availability for the Inka Trail 2018, months before, has people start to book entrance tickets to the Inca Trail 2018 from now on. The complete release is scheduled for October 5, 2017, and the main concern is that 80% of the permits are sold before Christmas.
Our experience makes us recommend you to reserve a space three months before the season starts, for any month of 2018, this allows you to secure a place among the very limited available spaces and choose the day you prefer to start your adventure.
We offer the Machu Picchu 4 day hike for 2018; however, if your physical condition is not very good or you do not have much time, know that there is a short version, only 2 days.
There is no way to enter the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu if it is not through an authorized travel agency. We have years of experience operating this fantastic route. To reserve a space, contact us.
With the availability released earlier than usual, there is a risk that many people will be surprised and left without being able to reserve one of the permits to getting to Machu Picchu in 2018. As operators of Machu Picchu, we recommend reserving permits 8 months before.
To buy the Inca Trail permits, you must provide your full name, passport number (current), sex and date of birth. All the information provided to reserve the Inca Trail must be exact; Any error in the passport number or the name could cause them to prevent you from entering the Inca Trail. "If after reserving the Inca Trail (6 months before) change your passport, you must bring both passports with you, the old and the new."
If you no longer have time to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu then you will have to settle for getting to Machu Picchu by one of the most amazing train routes on the planet through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. But in the same way; Machu Picchu tickets must be reserved in advance. If you did not get the income for the Machu Picchu 4 day hike but still want an amazing walk, try some of the short treks in Machu Picchu; the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket offers one of Machu Picchu's most amazing experiences; however, to get these tickets, you must check the availability of Machu Picchu tickets at least 4 months in advance.