When people think about spiritual journeys, they often think about the Inca trail. It’s the most famous hike in South America – perhaps the world – and a must-do, life-changing experience. Hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is both arduous and awe-inspiring. Four days of cold, pain and exhaustion dissipate as the mist lifts to reveal the emerald peaks and terraced ruins of the mystical ancient city. However to be able to enjoyand reap the rewards from the hike you must first go about reserving the Inca Trail.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; there is something that you have to make sure off before you can take the Inca Trail. First and foremost, book the Inca Trail well in advance, at least 4-5 months in advance. As many of you may or may not know, spots on the trail go lightning fast and can vanish in a manner of days and prices as well as availability can vary drastically.
Another thing to consider is that while the normal 4 day Inca Trail is hard to book, the new 2 day Inca Trail has opened up a large number of spots and can be booked with much less anticipation. This 2 day Inca Trail takes you along a full day hike through dense vegetation and ancient temples until you reach Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu. Once there, you will rest for the night and trek up to the ancient city the following morning, reaching the peak by sunrise, a truly incredible sight to behold.
As the New Year is coming, the government tends to raise prices every January and decreases the number of spots available on the Inca Trail, so booking in September-October is the perfect time to reserve the Inca Trail. If you want to know anything else about Cusco and Machu Picchu Travel, check out the rest of our blog posts at Peru Travel Blog and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our special packages.