Inca Trail Availability and Booking Tips, Inca Trail Reservation
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular and historical paths in the world. It’s also the only trail that leads you directly to Machu Picchu by foot through the Sun Gate. However, here are some important tips you should consider before you book it:
The Inca Trail closes in February as it is the most intense month of the rainy season.
Inca Trail availability and booking is exclusively controlled by the Peruvian authorities so there is no flexibility. The same availability rules apply to every agency in Peru.
There is no such thing as a WAITLIST / CANCELLATION LIST. If any agency tells you that they can do this, they are simply not telling the truth and are operating illegally! If a tourist cancels their space is not given to anyone else.
There are only 500 spaces a day for the Inca Trail which include all support staff (ie. porters, cooks and guides). The spaces are divided between 200 tourists and 300 porters.
Once this limit of 500 people is reached, the Inca Trail is effectively closed off for the day and no further bookings can be made.
We highly recommend that you book your Inca Trail permit on a day with more than 150 available spaces. Otherwise, you may not be able to camp in Wiñay Wayna campsite. Wiñay Wayna is one of the campsites on the Inca Trail nearest to Machu Picchu. Camping at Wiñay Wayna will allow you to arrive at Machu Picchu in time to witness sunrise on the last day of the Inca Trail.
Altitude sickness is serious and has the potential to ruin your trip. The biggest mistake you can make is to fly directly to Cuzco and expect to hike the next day. Give yourself several days to adjust to the altitude first. You will thank yourself for this during the trek.
In order to offer you a once in a lifetime experience, we have created different versions of the same Inca Trail that you can find in our Inca Trail section. Our itinerary stays ahead of the pack which allows us to use campsites that are less crowded, and which are away from the crowd. We use our own private portable eco-friendly toilets, rather than government crowded public toilets
Make your Inca Trail reservations with us is really easy.
1.-Please go to bottom that said Book It Then, select the Inca Trail version you are interesting in hike and fill in the booking form on there, in order to provide your personal details for each hiker or send us the copy of your passport of each participant of your group:
For all of our treks and tours we require a deposit of $200 per person, the balance is payable when you arrive to Cusco. Please note that all of our tours are priced in US currency.
We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. PayPal charges a 6% service fee (for the international transfer). Please note that PayPal doesn´t add the 6% automatically and it is not included in the tour price-you must add it manually to the $200.tour deposit, which will bring your total to $212.00 per person. The deposit should be sent to
When we receive your booking form details and deposit via PayPal, we will send you a booking invoice and confirmation that we have received your deposit and your tour has been booked.
The remaining balance will be due in our office in Cusco at least 2 days before your tour start date. However, it can also be paid in advance through PayPal with a 6 percent merchant fee paid by the traveler,
In our office we accept both U.S. and Peruvian currency of any denomination. We do not accept any torn bills. If you are not arriving to Cusco 2 days before your tour begins, please arrange your payment with our team before your arrival.
Can i pay my final balance with credit card ?
Yes, currently, we accept Visa and MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express payment for the remainder of your trek/tour balance. However, we will add 6% to the total amount.