THE RESTRICTIONS OF HIKING THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL DUE TO COVID AND SAFETY MEASURES STILL PERSIST, IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT THIS TRAIL WILL BE REOPENED FROM APRIL 1st. OR IN MAY. WE ARE ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY AND FUTURE MONTHS.
IN THE MEANTIME (IN JAN, FEB, and MARCH), WE HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR 2 DAY SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU, 3 DAY SACRED VALLEY + SHORT INCA TRAIL, 4 DAY LARES TREK, 5 DAY SALKANTAY MT TREK, 5 DAY CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK, AND OTHER GREAT ALTERNATIVE TREKS TO MACHU PICCHU and ALL OUR TRAIN TOURS TO MACHU PICCHU THAT SHOWN IN OUR PAGE, SO EXPLORE OUR WEBSITE AND FIND A TRIP THAT MAY FIT YOUR PLANS AND DREAMS... WE ARE HERE TO MAKE IT TRUE. BOOK ONLINE AND JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, PERMITS FOR CLASSIC INCA TRAIL ARE LIMITED EVERY YEAR. WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BOOK 10-5 MONTHS IN ADVANCE. (AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 1st 2021 till DECEMBER 31st). Last-minute bookings for Groups, Universities and Travel Agencies. Please Contact: Movil/WhatsApp +51 984 652 232 (David) I +51 974 218 769 (Irwin)
ALL OUR TOURS ALSO ARE OFFERED IN OUR MULTI-DAY TOURS STAYING AT OUR MARQUESES HOTEL IN CUSCO THAT HAVE ACTIVATED A COVID 19 SAFETY MEASURES.
The INC Machupicchu bureau -Updated information. (January 2021)
With the beginning of the end of the pandemic, we have no idea how many people will travel in 2021 -but it will be far more than in 2020. Many travellers have had their holidays postponed from 2020 to 2021, so lots of the best holidays will be getting full already and will sell out quickly. Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, short Inca Trail and all attractions are reopened for all our visitors.
Permits for 4 Day Classic Inca Trai trek to Machu Picchu.
Unfortunately, the classic 4 day trail is still closed due covid-19, the latest information we have is perhaps this trail will reopen from May 1st 2021 (this is not official yet neither a guaranteed confirmed date), once we have an official date we will inform you, in the meantime, you can make your reservation for May, June or July or later 2021).
Permits for 2 Day Short Inca Trai trek to Machu Picchu.
Are Available in January 2021 please keep in mind that this trail is closed in February due to the rainy season here in Cusco and Machu Picchu area. From March 1st to December 31st this tour is officially Available. To confirm your tour just book on the indicated page.
Permits for the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Are Available in January 2021 (we do recommend booking a tour with an overnight in Aguas Calientes, 2 Day trip gives you the chance to stay more hours at this wonderful sanctuary, 1 Day tour is not worth it).
We do recommend you to book our MultiDay tours including your hosting at MARQUESES Hotel in Cusco (with Covid-19 safety measures.)**
Please note that once you have reserved a tour and pay a deposit online on our website, all permits and entrance tickets to Machupicchu and the trail will be organized and carried out by us, (you do not need to worry about it), we will send you a detailed confirmation to your email shortly.
Because of the Classic Trail's popularity, the Peruvian Government have initiated a number of schemes to reduce the negative impact upon the trail and the ancient city.
The most notable of these came in 2001 when the government installed a quota scheme whereby only a set number of people would be allowed to trek the route each day. This scheme is still in effect today and means that anyone wishing to trek the classic route will need to obtain a permit prior to their departure.
The scheme allocates 500 permits a day, which includes (200) tourists, porters and guides (300).
Because the permits are sold on a first come first serve basis, you need to book your tour well in advance because permits are like gold dust!
A second Government scheme was to insist that every trekker on the Classic hike must be accompanied by a registered guide. Therefore, only authorised tour companies can obtain permits and you’ll need to go through an operator to purchase one. We often get asked if you can purchase last minute cancellation permits. Sadly, the answer is no as all permits are paired with a individual’s passport number and the Government have strict control policies at Trail check points.
If you plan on trekking the famous Inca Trail route,we would suggest booking your tour at least 10-8 months in advance, particularly if you plan on trekking in the high season (May to September)! Then we can guarantee you’ll get a permit, however, the earlier you book, the better chance you have. When booking online, be sure to write down all your details accurately as any error in personal details cannot be changed and you won’t be allowed onto the trail.