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Machu Picchu and Inca Trail

It is a global trend to visit the best places in the world forgetting the agencies and organized tours, and if this is the way you chose to travel, it will be very important that you know how to get to Machu Picchu. Although there are several ways to get to the Inca city we will teach you how to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail.


For those who have about 7 days to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and are also lovers of adventure, they are recommended to do the "Inca Trail". This route is the favorite of many tourists and only last year, more than 15 thousand people followed this road to reach the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  


The Inca Trail is considered the best trail in South America. It is a 43 kilometer route through ancient Inca trails to Machu Picchu. The duration of the tour is 4 days and 3 nights. Tourists have the opportunity to appreciate the scenic beauty with Inca archaeological sites including the Wonder of the World.


Machu Picchu

The two words that are synonymous with Peru evoke images of centuries-old Inca emperors and rituals. Yet no one knows for certain what purpose this mountain to citadel served or why it was abandoned. Machu Picchu is an easy day trip from Cuzco, but an overnight in Aguas Calientes or Ollantaytambo gives you more time to explore and devise your own theories.

Machu Picchu and Inca Trail

Inca Trail trek

A 50 km (31 mi) sector of the original Inca supply route between Cusco and Machu Picchu has become one of the world's signature treks. No question: you need to be in good shape, and the four day excursion can be rough going at times, but it's guaranteed to generate bragging rights and immense satisfaction upon completion.


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Alternative Inca Trail treks


Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4 days: 

This starts near the Lares Town. It is placed on the mountain range of Urupampa crossing part of the Sacred Valley. To start this trek you will find a 5 hour trip on bus or van form the Lares Town. In this trek you will cross typical areas form the Peruvians mountain and you will experience the wonderful incan culture.

Salkantay Trek Peru 4 days:

This is the most popular alternative trek due to its wide range of flora diversity, various ecosystems, remote Andean villages, view of the snow-capped Salkantay Mountain as well as for its Incan site laid on the top of the mountain, just in front of the back side of the Machu Picchu Mountain.


Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5 days:

Its step under the majestic Salkantay Mountain of more than 6,200 meters leaves no one indifferent. You can almost touch the glaciers that fall 1,600 meters below its peak. It has absolutely everuthing: high mountain, height forest, tropical jungle, towns, camps, valleys, peace and tranquility.
Here we tell you some Salkantay Trek Advices and Tips if you decided to hike to Machu Picchu through Salkantay mountain.

Cachiccata trek to Machu Picchu 5 days:

In this innovative trek you will cross the Huarocondor terraces, the water falls, the Incas ruins, Andean terraces, the sun gate and the original Inca Trail. 

Vilcabamba & Machu Picchu 5 days:

Vilcabamba or as people call it "the last city of the Incas" it is locates in the providence of La Convencion and it is one of the alternatives that the tourist can visit. According to historians vilcabamba was the last place of the four Incas: Manco Inca Yupanqui, Sayri Tupac Inca, Tutu Cusi Yupanqui and Tupac Amaru I.

Choquequirao trek to Machu Picchu 4 days:

Choquequirao is a wonderful place just as Machu Picchu but least known. In this trek you will go through the mystic citadel of Choquequirao and you will get impressed by the great variety of flora and fauna of this place.

Machu Picchu and Inti Raymi: 

For travelers who plan to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu in their holidays, the plan includes the Inti Raymi or Sun Gate. Live essence in the capital of the Incas, includes the visit to the Sun Inti Raymi 2023 and overnight in Machu picchu town to appreciate the sunrise in the Inca City of Machu Picchu.


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Rainbow Mountain 1 day tour:

The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a 6,384 meters of altitude mountain that is located on the Pitumarca district, providence of Canchis, region of Cusco. You need to walk 4 hours to get there but we are sure that it is completely worth it because this place was named one of the 100 places you should go before you die by National Geographic


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