The Most Famous Hike in South America
The Inca Trail is the most famous hike in South America. Although the total distance is only about 39km, the ancient trail laid by the Incas from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu winds its way up and down, and around the mountains, snaking over three high Andean passes en route, which has collectively led to the route being dubbed the Inca Trail. The views of snowy mountain peaks, distant rivers and ranges, and cloud forests flush with orchids are stupendous – and walking from one cliff-hugging pre-Columbian ruin to the next is a mystical and unforgettable experience.
The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu is one of the most famous treks in the entire world, and is the best route in South America. It leads to one of the New Wonders of the World Machu Picchu, and follows along the trail that the Incas created all those hundreds of years ago.
Along the route, you’ll get to see some fascinating archaeological sites that can only be accessed by foot. You’ll hike the trail accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who’ll inform you of all the important facts from history, as well as with tourists from across the globe. It’s a great chance to make new friends, too.