The 4 day trek Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is truly one of the World’s great walking routes – almost a pilgrimage for many visitors to Peru. The objective of our trek is the magnificent Inca City of Machu Picchu, an Inca city left undisturbed by looters and unknown to the outside world until its remarkable discovery by Yale professor and explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. The site is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as was recently voted one of the seven ‘New Wonders of the World’.
Remarkable as Machu Picchu may be, the 4 day Inca Trail, part of a vast network of roads binding together the Inca Empire from Ecuador to Northern Chile is equally special. Traversing a wonderful range of Andean Ecosystems from mountain meadows to lush cloud forests and with vistas of magnificent snow crested summits this trail should be appreciated for its natural assets in addition to historical ones. In many places we use sections of the Inca trail to Machu Picchu that have been in use for hundreds of years, passing Inca archaeological sites and storehouses as we go – sites that themselves possess their own u... Read more