The epic Inca Trail is the most famous hike in South America. This trip through Adventures Within Reach starts in Cusco or Ollantaytambo and returns to Cusco after five spectacular days. All along the magnificent stone highway trekkers will enjoy an authentic experience of ancient cultures, gorgeous landscapes and physical challenges. Hikers can choose to go in a group or arrange for a more private excursion. This trip can be customized based off of your travel style, time frame, budget and interests.
Along this five day route you will have many amazing experiences but our favorite happens on the second day. You’ll get to follow the winding Inca Trail up the Cusicacha Valley, pass houses of settlers before reaching the Andean community of Huayllabamba. From here you’ll really get to put all that stair master training to work and ascend steeply to a large pampa (meadow) below the first pass. At the second night campsite you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Mt. Huayanay.
Why we love this trip:
This trip is perfect for hiking and trekking lovers and surprise, surprise...that’s exactly who we are! This trip is challenging, but oh so rewarding. Not only do we get to go home with buns of steel from all those days of stair climbing, we also experience the Peruvian landscape in a most unique and authentic way.