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8 Trails to take to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. And every year over a million people make the trip to see this amazing landmark.

But not everyone is taking the same path. Here are 8 ways you can reach Machu Picchu.

1. The Classic and Famous Inca Trail. 
The traditional 4-day Inca Trail Trek takes you along the original hand-built stone footpath leading you to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) and ultimately Machu Picchu. This is the most popular route and a permit is needed. Only 300 permits a day are allowed.

2. Salkantay Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights
This challenging and beautiful scenic trek takes you along a popular route in the pristine landscapes of the majestic Andes Mountains. (4-day trek also available)

3. Jungle Adventure 4 Days / 3 Nights
This is the perfect combination of an adrenaline pumping mountain biking descent and trekking in the Andes high jungle through local communities.
(Optional Rafting & Zipline)

4. Lares Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights
A uniquely alternative and cultural trek, the Lares allows you to immerse yourself in the Andean culture and peek into Inca villages at the base of snow capped mountains.

5. Inca Quarry Trek 3 Days / 2 Nights
Witness stunning waterfalls, breathtaking archaeological sites and intriguing Inca engineering marvels at the Cachicata quarry on this recently discovered route. (4-day trek also available).

6. Sacred Valley Trek 2 Days / 1 Night
Stay away from the crowds on this beautiful remote 2-day trek and enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Sacred Valley dotted with magnificent Inca archaeological sites.

7. Choquequirao Trek 8 Days / 7 Nights
Descend into the Apurimac canyon, climb back up to the fascinating ruins of Choquequirao and finish off at Machu Picchu on this invigorating 8-day trek.
(4-day trek also available)

8. Not interested in trekking? We don’t blame you. Just take the train!

1 or 2-day train excursion to Machu Picchu on the PeruRail are a relaxing and scenic option to Aguas Calientesand the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. While a one day visit is possible, we recommend staying overnight to enjoy the town and its pristine natural surroundings.

Want to check availability? Just send us a message with your dates or chat to your local travel agent today 

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