Machu Picchu Hiking Tours
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Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

Top 5 Machu Picchu Hiking Tours

The most famous Machu Picchu hiking tours are the Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek and Choquequirao Trek. The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is Peru’s most popular attraction and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hiking to Machu Picchu is highly recommended and features on many bucket-lists. For those who’d prefer not walk, the Inca citadel can also be reached by comfortable train. Machu Picchu hiking tours include day hikes as well as multi-day treks, either camping or staying in lodges. Read on for more details on the different options. All our travel packages are customizable according to your travel style, pace and schedule.

Update: Peru Coronavirus Travel
Peru has reopened to tourists and we’re delighted to be operating trips again.

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Flights:
Many international flights have already resumed, including flights from the USA
Flights from Europe are resuming over the coming weeks with Madrid first
Domestic flights are operating
Local laws:
Surgical masks and face visors are required on flights to, from and within Peru, and on public transport.
Masks required in all public places
Most restaurants operating at 50% capacity
There is currently a curfew from 11pm to 4am throughout the country
Updated Nov 17, 2020

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Machu Picchu Hiking Tours FAQs

Thinking about trekking to Machu Picchu? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.

What is the best time of year to hike the Inca Trail?

The trail is open year round except for February when it is closed for maintenance. The dry season is the best time to hike the Inca Trail, May-Oct. January and March can be quite wet and you may be best avoiding these months.

What is the best trail to Machu Picchu?

If you want a classic trek, the Inca Trail. To see local life, the Lares Trek. For a more demanding trek, the Salkantay. For an off the beaten track destination and challenging walking, do the Choquequirao trek. If you want to trek but like comfort, the Salkantay Lodge to Lodge trek is for you.

How long does it take to hike to Machu Picchu?

The shortest option is the two day Inca Trail (which in fact only involves one day of trekking), and there is no camping needed on this. The Classic Inca Trail is four days, there are several other multi-day treks to choose from too.
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