The Inca Trail, to Machu Picchu is Peru’s most popular trekking route and one of the world’s most spectacular hikes. It forms part of the more than 14,000 miles (23,000km) of roads built by the Inca across South America. Each year, some 25,000 hikers from all over the world are granted Inca Trail permits to trek the 27-mile (43km) trail, climbing through enchanted woodlands up to treeless puna grasslands before a dizzying descent to the impregnable citadel of Machu Picchu, deep in the Cusco cloud forest. It is recommended to book your Inca Trail tours at least 6 months in advance.
Enjoy the classic four-day Inca Trail trek, an arduous but infinitely gratifying journey on the world’s most famous ancient highway. This route offers exclusive access to a half dozen major Inca ruins, including Runkuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñayhuayna. Then arrive at the Inti Punku Sun Gate at sunrise for an unforgettable view of Machu Picchu.
This less arduous one-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu requires no camping or hauling of backpacks. But the six-hour trek still allows you to explore the magnificent Inca ruins of Wiñayhuayna, accessible solely via the Inca Trail. And you also get to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate — known in the Quechua language as Inti Punku, which translates to “Gateway of the Sun.”
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