Machu Picchu Hike Tours
In this post, you will learn about the different Machu Picchu Hike Tours available. Machu Picchu is located in a unique scenery that makes every hiking alternative a memorable experience. Each tour route has its unique landscape, difficulty, distance, and duration. Most of these hiking tours have privileged access to Inca ruins
In this Machu Picchu Hike Tours Post you’ll learn about:
- The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Hike Tour
- Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
- Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Hike Tour
The Inca Trail is one of the most popular hikes in all the world. The 4 day Inca Trail Tour (also known as the Classic Inca Trail) begins in the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. This hike has great views of the Vilcanota Mountain Range.
The Inca Trail runs through the official Inca Trail stone road made by the Incas. As this was the official way to reach Machu Picchu, you’ll be able to view larger and more important Inca Ruins on the way. This tour has a couple of high mountain passes that may be very demanding and require good physical conditions.
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
The Salkantay to Machu Picchu Hike Tour is becoming one of the most popular hiking alternatives. Since the Inca Trail may be very crowded during high season, Salkantay offers visitors a less populated trail. It’s important to know that this hiking tour does not run through an Inca trail/path like the official Inca Trail mentioned above.
Salkantay is the name of a mountain located between Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Choquequirao. The ascent to the mountain pass has amazing views of the close snow-capped mountaintops. Afterward, you will begin the descent to the jungle region. The changing landscape will definitely be a unique experience. This 5 day Machu Picchu Hike Tour is also demanding and requires a good physical condition.
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
This Machu Picchu Hike Tour will give you a more cultural experience as it goes through several small villages along the way. Expect to see a high quantity of waterfalls and turquoise glacial lagoons. As we descend to the jungle region, you’ll begin to see how the flora and fauna begin changing. The Lares Trek To Machu Picchu Tour is also demanding and we suggest good physical condition.
Please have in mind that visitors not acclimated to the altitude may be affected by Soroche (or mountain altitude sickness). We suggest at least 24 hours of acclimation before going on any of these Machu Picchu Hike Tours.
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