Enjoy an Exciting Machu Picchu Hiking Tour With Cusi Travel
At Cusi Travel, we offer a variety of hiking tours, including those that follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Our Machu Picchu hike tours are led by knowledgeable and experienced guides who have fluency in English, Spanish, and the local language of the people – Quechua. Our guides are local to the area and very familiar with its local history, lifestyle, and traditions.
Machu Picchu Hiking Tour Options
The most popular hike we offer, but also the most competitive to reserve, is the Traditional 4-Day Inca Trail Hike. All of the Inca Trail Hikes require a permit that can sell out quickly. However, we also offer alternative hikes to Machu Picchu which are readily available since they do not require a permit.
Below is a brief overview of our hiking tour options:
Inca Trail – 2 Days/1 Night
This is a 2-Day Hike that traverses the same trail the Incas used to arrive at Machu Picchu. This short hike will allow you to view historical Inca ruins, the beautiful flora and fauna of the National Park, the cascading waterfalls, and the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Traditional Inca Trail Hike – 4 Days/3 Nights
As the most popular hike we offer, the 4-Day Inca Trail hike leads you on the same path and stone steps used by Inca royalty to arrive in Machu Picchu. You will have the opportunity to view many farming terraces and archaeological sites used by the Incas for lodgings, administrative duties, and religious ceremonies. In addition, the numerous flora and fauna changes as you pass through various ecological zones during the hike. This is an ideal hike if you want to take in the beautiful scenery and intriguing history of the Incas and Machu Picchu.
This hike requires a permit and sells out very fast. Only 500 permits are available per day, and a permit is needed for both hikers and tour operator staff. It is important to book ASAP, even up to 7-8 months in advance, in order to ensure you are able to secure a reservation for this hike. Machu Picchu Inca 4-day trail hike is 45 kilometers or 28 miles long.
Salkantay Plus Inca Trail Hike – 6 Days/5 Nights
The 6-Day Salkantay Plus Inca Trail Hike is for you if you are a trekker who wants a challenging Machu Picchu mountain hike that takes you to one of the highest passes – Inca Chiriasca – at 5,000 meters (16,400 feet), before following a remote valley prior to linking to the Traditional Inca Trail.
Alternative Hikes to Machu Picchu
Our alternative hikes to Machu Picchu are great options for when Inca Trail permits sell out, or for travelers who want to do a hike that is less crowded. All of our alternative hikes are unique and have special features such as being remote, very cultural, or visits to special Inca sites. Since these hikes do not require a permit there is always availability:
- Salkantay Hike 5 Days/4 Nights
- Lares Trail Hike 4 Days/3 Nights
- Soqma Hike 3 Days/2 Nights
- Mantanay Hike 4 Days/3 Nights
- Huchuy Qosqo Tours 2 Days/1 Night
If you are unsure of which hike to Machu Picchu is right for you, we recommend that you look at our Hike Comparison Chart.
Contact us today to learn more about the right hiking tour for your group. We have your Machu Picchu vacation and hiking tour needs covered!