Get Inspired / South America / Peru Inca Trail, Peru Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South America / Peru Inca Trail, Peru story by: Inspire South America The Incas were famous for having achieved the most outstanding system of communication – 40,000 kilometres of well furnished foot roads linking the Andes! Out of them, the most preserved trail and by far the most famous trek in South America, is the Inca trek to Machu Picchu. The 43 kilometre trail will see you encounter beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels before the final and astonishing destination, Machu Picchu. By trekking the Inca Trail, normally a 4 day camping trip with porters, it means you can also enter Machu Picchu early morning before the tourists arrive. Access to this section of Inca Trail is strictly controlled with only a limited number of trekking permits issued. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist National Geographic Journeys with G adventures Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Our 7 Wonders of South America Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.