The Inca Trail (Qhapaq Ñan in quechua) was the system of number of roads and trails that connected the Inca Empire. The Qhapaq Ñan linked the main Inca cities with other regions spread along the Inca Empire. One of these roads is in fact the popular Inca Trail that connects Cusco with Machu Picchu.
Choose a two, four or five day Inca trails tours and hike through impressive land escapes to the astonishing city of Machu Picchu where the Andean snow capped Mountains smash into the tropic Amazon jungle, making one of the world’s most impressive and beautiful areas.
Inca trail tours rules regulations
In an effort to preserve and protect the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the Peruvian government authorities have put a limit on the number of people who visit the trail. Practically, only 500 people (including support staff) per day are allowed on the Inca Trail.
RIVER EXPLORERS is happy to work within the framework of these regulations in order to protect the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
The rules and regulations controlling the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing, and it is important to be aware of the issues detailed in this document before embarking on your adventure to Peru.
Complete information about the regulations, please follow this link Inca Trail Rules and Regulations
Inca trail tours regulations – Up to date
As described above, only 500 people per day are authorized to hike the Inca Trail. This number includes tourists, guides, cooks and porters and is closely controlled at the checkpoint. Once this limit of 500 people is completed, the Inca trail permits are completely blocked and no any additional reservations can be made for the day.
Reservations are not held on the Inca trail tours until payments are fully received. All permits must be purchased as far as possible in advance with correct and detailed personal information, once the entrance fees are submitted no possible modifications can be made. Any attempts to change the personal information will result in a loss of the permit and any money paid.
Inca trail tours – Requirements
When booking a trip involving any Inca Trail tours, please book your trip as far in advance as possible in order to increase the possibility of securing a space on the Inca trail during the high periods of the year.
It requires correct and full personal information to purchase any permits for Machu Picchu,
Full name (exactly as it appears on passport).
Date of birth.
Date of passport expiry.
Please Note: The passport number and name that is provided to RIVER EXPLORERS E.I.R.L at the time of confirmation will be used to purchase the Inca Trail permit. This passport number and name will be used to identify yourself as you enter the checkpoint at the start of the trail and during the hike. If this information does not match the information you have provided at time of confirmation, then you will be subject to delay, fine, and/or cancellation of admission to the Inca Trail.
Thank you for your understanding.
Inca trail tours permits (real – time availability)
We elaborated this page to provide live information about available spaces for the different Inca Trails tours that we offer.
Click at Inca Trail Availability and follow the guidelines to get a precise information about the spaces to hike the Inca Trail.
Go to the: www.machupicchu.gob.pe
Close pop out (Comunicado), click “Cerrar”.
Click “Consultas” a new window open witha calendar.
Choose “Machu Picchu” and scroll down to “Camino Inka” (Inca Trail).
Choose “Mes” (Month) and year.
Click to choose the month you want to view to see if there are available spaces.
The maximum number of spaces is 500.
If availability shows zero “0”,means all Inca Trail permits are sold out for that date, no a single company around the globe will be able to offer you space on the Inca Trail.
If still there are free spaces, please let us know ASAP so we can proceed with the booking.