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Inca Trail

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Reviewed yesterday

This hike was fantastic. Day 2 is a challenge but the rest of the days were moderate and involved lots of amazing Inca ruins. Beautiful views at many places and, of course, Machu Picchu is the icing on the cake. Yes, hike this trail (and...More

1  Thank LavenderFive
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I hiked the last leg of the Inka trail to Machu Picchu. We did not want to camp for four days so we decided to hike the last leg to the Sun Gate. It was a total of 8 miles. Our private...More

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 25-mile historic trail includes fabulous vistas and the ultimate visit to Machu Picchu. It took four days of backpacking with an experienced outfitter. The overnights are tent-camping and no luxuries along the trail. The most rigorous day was the 4000-foot trek to the first...More

Thank FrenchMD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with Peru Treks - Highly recommend! Very organized, good food, appreciated that our guide Freddie purposely keeps his groups in the back so we had the trail to ourselves the entire time, even though we were only shortly behind the other groups. Going in...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We trekked the rather challenging 50km Inca trial over 4 days ...sections were easy ...challenging...unforgettable...and unique...and then the dramatic Machu Picchu entering via the Sun Gate at sun rise! Our trekked started at an altitude of 2'600m and we reached 4'200m...Dead Woman's Pass was tough....we...More

Thank leonmq
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the Inca trail with our guide provided by Kouda Travel. It is an experience not to be missed. It is or at least should be one of the wonders of the world. Our guide went above and beyond. My wife has height issues...More

Thank A4903NLjeffreys
Reviewed 1 week ago

difficult but rewarding get in shape prepare and be rewarded at the end by the magnificent wonder that is Machu Picchu...

Thank edmendoza69
Reviewed 1 week ago

...beautiful, amazing, a once in a lifetime experience, but so painful and I'm going to need a long time to recover. But seriously do your leg work, no pun intended, and all will be well. We found the 3rd day the hardest because of the...More

Thank Jburd16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike makes you appreciate Machu Picchu even more. I would not have enjoyed Machu Picchu nearly as much if Ihadn't first seen it through the Sun Gate!

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend completing the trek! It is so amazing and breathtaking. I booked with Alpaca Expeditions and would highly recommend!

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30 July 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I just returned from the Inca Trail and can confirm that nights and mornings can be pretty cold. We also rented sleeping bags and never had a problem with the cold while sleeping. I would recommend a sleeping bag liner... More
Jenny S
23 June 2017|
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Response from ChistineC956 | Reviewed this property |
there are some yes that are narrow with drops to one side but nothing too scary really. Might be be scary in the wet season however when paths are wet and slippy
Kristína K
3 June 2017|
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Response from Nando-SF | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others, you definitely need a licensed guide. Beginning July 2017, the government is also limiting the time one can enter Machu Picchu. Many tour companies with bookings after this date are scrambling to... More