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Inca Trail

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Address: Cusco 08001, Peru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$ 847.99*
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The Inca Trail: 4-Day Trek to Machu Picchu
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8-Day Tour of Lima and Cusco Including the Inca Trail

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this was a tough hike

My husband and I hiked the trail. This is certainly a challenging hike. The scenery was beautiful. When we hiked we had fairly good weather. Cold at night. Rain on one day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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denver colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I hiked the trail. This is certainly a challenging hike. The scenery was beautiful. When we hiked we had fairly good weather. Cold at night. Rain on one day. I think this was a good time to go as I am assuming there were fewer hikers than during peak season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Words cannot describe the beauty and spirituality of The Inca Trail. If you are even slightly consider walking the trail, just do it you will not be disappointed. ❤️

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing visual experience. The train ride is all part of the experience. PeruRail can cease operating - keep informed

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I completed the 4d/3n hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It is a fantastic adventure, the challenge of the trail is constantly rewarded by breathtaking views.Our guide Eberh was great, his patient, knowledge, and skills made four tough days of hiking a joy.We were a small group of five who bonded immediately, sharing our daily... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently completed a 4 day hike up the Inca Trail- the most amazing scenery along the way, beautiful views of the mountains. You also see several Inca Ruins along the trail- many of which you are able to explore along the way - An unforgettable trip .

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering I am not one of the fittest person nor do I regularly exercise, it was not difficult but it was not relaxing either. Once you are up there, the views are just spectacular. The secret I believe is the guide that you get and ours was motivating, caring and thoughtful all the time. Challenge yourself! Just do it

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my top holidays by far, and we've travelled a lot. I've never camped or done a group tour. This was amazing! We had 9 days in total but it felt so much longer as we packed in each day. Train! I can run a 5k daily no problem and consider myself fit. This was really tough on the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wayki Trek made this experience as memorable as possible with outstanding customer service. The trail itself is a great adventure. Don't kid yourself, this is a tough hall, but definitely doable. 500 people a day start the trail so it is well traveled and a bit stinky in spots. Great scenery and challenging terrain. Bring light gear and be prepared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip of a life time. Not moderate activity. You need to be in shape and eat well before this trip and you will have an amazing time.

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inka Trail is a 3 night/4 day trek. You go through many different terrains. It is challenging. There are parts where you are going up stairs for 3-4 hours straight. My fitbit said I averaged 150 flights of stairs a day. I also walked about 17-20000 steps a day. The hardest part for me was going down steps for... More 

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