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The Inca Empire made its home in the Andes and it is often said that Peru (and Bolivia) has a unique fusion of history and natural environment. For mountain lovers it is in every sense comparable with the Himalayas, but in addition it has an unrivalled historical impact that sets it aside from any other mountainous area in the world.
The Inca Trail is a ‘must’ for any walker and is the most famous trek in South America.
It was constructed as a highway connecting Cuzco with the lost city of Machu Picchu. The original trail has been carefully and comprehensively restored, and although it can be quite busy at times, it is unquestionably the most rewarding way to arrive at Machu Picchu, passing through wonderful mountain landscapes of Amazonian cloud forest and snow-capped Andean peaks. Though it is more than just a simple stroll, it should be within the capability of anyone who is in good health and fitness, and the rewards certainly justify the physical effort.
For a sneak preview of the delights of the Inca Trail, see our Google Earth video by clicking here:
THE ALTERNATIVE INCA TRAIL - THE MOONSTONE TREK
If you do find that permits are no longer available for your chosen dates then take a look at our alternative Inca Trail trek - The Moonstone Trek.
This takes a higher route, well off the tourist path and offers remote walking past several recently discovered Inca and pre-Inca archaeological sites. And you still visit Machu Picchu at the end of the trek!
For the full story on this exciting new route, please click here!
Why travel with Exodus?
Award Winning Standards: The Peruvian Ministry of Tourism has cited our Peruvian partner, for the sixth consecutive year, as the ‘Best Regional Adventure Travel Agent’. They share our goal to set the standard for sustainable, responsible tourism in the Andes and also provide our clients with the very best in organisation and support.
Porter Protection: We are of course fully committed to our staff and porters and ensure that they get a fair wage and are equipped to deal with any inclement mountain conditions.