Classic Inca Trail

This is the original pilgrimage route for the Inca to their most sacred temple and is by far the most popular route being trekked by hundreds of visitors each day. This beautiful trail starts at the Kilometre 82 gate (so called because it is 82 km along the railroad from Cusco) and takes in many of the Inca ruins including Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Wayna and of course Machu Picchu.

The route we recommend takes you all the way to Machu Picchu on day 3 with an overnight stop in Agua Calientes. This has the advantage of avoiding the crazy early morning stampede to the Sun Gate and also allows you to shower and clean up before touring the ruins.

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