About Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a famous route in Peru which allows hikers to follow in the footsteps of the Inca people. The main site along the Inca Trail is Machu Picchu, the magnificent ruins of an Inca city dating back to the fifteenth century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

However, the Inca Trail includes many other great Inca sites along its typically four day route, including Patallacta, which was a religious site as well as the home of Inca soldiers, Runkuracay, the “inaccessible town” of Sayacmarca with its maze of houses and water channels, Phuyupatamarca and Sun Gate.

Also along the trail is Wiñaywayna, another beautiful Inca site close to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail also includes a breathtaking tour of the natural wonders of Peru, but it involves quite difficult treks and hikers need to be in good, if not peak, physical condition, particularly for the longer trails.

The Inca Trail is featured as one of our Top 10 Vistor Attractions in Peru.

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