The Inca Trail is a trekking destination par excellence in Peru, thanks to its low difficulty, long distance, and fascinating views to enjoy throughout the trek. In the heyday of the Inca Empire, the trail was traversed by Inca soldiers and messengers. Below are some of the activities you can enjoy while trekking the Inca Trail.
Archaeological Remains of the Inca Period
Throughout the trek, you’ll observe many an archaeological remain including Choquequirao, Llaqtapata, Llulluchapampa, and more depending on which Inca Trail trek you take. Among these highlights, Choquequirao reigns, also known as the “sacred sister” of Machu Picchu. Choquequirao was just discovered 80 years ago and to this day, its full extent has yet to be discovered. So far, only 30% of the structure has been uncovered.
Typical Flora and Fauna
Despite the drastic temperature fluxes and altitude extremes, the Inca Trail presents a great variety of flora and fauna along its route that are accustomed to adapting to the crazy conditions. You’ll want to bring your camera along!
Mid-Trek Extreme Sports
Choose your style: bike, canoe, zipline. There’s a number of activities you can enjoy en route to Machu Picchu.
The total trek time is around four to five days. During this time, you’ll pass through incredible landscapes, making for some pretty hard-to-forget moments.
The vast network of roads and trails that connect Cusco to Machu Picchu are full of opportunity, from stunning landscapes to exciting activities. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail. We’ll help you plan it. Just contact us!