Dotted with impressive ancient ruins along its breath-taking path, walking the length of the Inca Trail is the ultimate way to reach the wonders of Machu Picchu. The trek begins just outside of the small town of Ollantaytambo in the beautiful Sacred Valley.
The walk is spread over four days, with three nights spent under canvas with pre-rolled sleeping mats and heavy duty sleeping bags. All meals are included during your trek; three course dinners are surprisingly tasty, especially when you consider how remote you are on the route. Your dedicated guide will provide detailed explanations about the sites along the way and, together with your small group, you will follow in the footsteps of the Incas along this spectacular valley.
The first day begins with a gentle stretch along the river, followed by a steep climb to your resting spot. The following days are more challenging, and involve ascents and descents over several mountain passes. The walk itself is moderate to challenging, but can be taken at your own pace. The final day is a more gentle morning walk to Machu Picchu; by this point you have descended into the tropical cloud forest, and the scenery and vegetation dramatically changes. Here you will find delicate orchids and tropical plants that lead you to the highlight, Machu Picchu.