The Inca Trail is a high-altitude trek that's usually completed over four days, and ends with a visit to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. Here's what to expect each day on the trek, as well as seasonal differences and what the actual path looks like.
In this complete packing list for trekking to Machu Picchu we list and also discuss the trekking equipment, clothing, shoes, toiletries and other essentials (as well as some non-essentials) that you need to successfully and comfortably manage the trek.
Citizens of many nationalities can visit Peru without a visa. So we first list which countries are visa-exempt, then discuss the different visa options for those who must obtain one. We also explain what to expect in terms of the entry process.
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Rainbow Mountain day hike
Tag on an extra day to your Machu Picchu adventure by heading to the incomparable Rainbow Mountain, one of Peru's fastest-growing tourist attractions!