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Inca Trail Permits 2019

Inca Trail Permits 2019

Every day, thousands and thousands of tourists look for an available space in the famous Inca Trail Trek. There are only 500 spaces available per day, approximately 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks and guides. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another date. If the permits are exhausted on a particular date, no travel agency will be able to offer a space. Permits can only be purchased with the visitor's name and passport number. One thing to consider is the following: once the reservation is confirmed, there is no option to change the date, name. Every year thousands of people are attracted to the City of Cusco by the energy of the Andes Mountains, but only a few can experience the magic of feeling this energy, traveling one of the most amazing walks in the world, an Inca Trail. The Inca Trail is a center of beauty, mysticism, spirituality, challenge and history, built by the legendary Inca civilization. Unlike other walks in Peru and the world, the Inca Trail is a protected area. We are experts in trips to Machu Picchu so we will indicate the way to obtain the permits for the Inca Trail.


Why reserve the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Now?

To secure your Inca Trail permission to Machu Picchu, you must book many months before. 8 months is the anticipated reservation time we recommend, but it is possible that the measure of releasing the availability for the Inca Trail 2018, months before, has people start to book entrance tickets to the Inca Trail 2018 from now on. 


Who controls the Inca Trail permits?

An office called the Regional Office of Culture Cusco, is responsible for issuing permits for the Inca Trail. In case you did not know, only 500 people can get the permits to travel the Inca Trail every day; of these 500 people, only 200 will end up entering the Inca City of Machu Picchu; the other 300 people, belong to the support team that is needed during the walk; guides, porters and cooks.


How can I buy permits for the Inca Trail?

In reality you can travel the Inca Trail; However, the entity in charge of the Inca Trail revenues only allows tourism operators to buy entrance tickets for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. If you want to travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, contact with us.


What information is needed to reserve permits for the Inca Trail?

To buy the Inca Trail permits, you must provide your full name, passport number (current), sex and date of birth. All the information provided to reserve the Inca Trail must be exact; Any error in the passport number or the name could cause them to prevent you from entering the Inca Trail. "If after reserving the Inca Trail (6 months before) change your passport, you must bring both passports with you, the old and the new."


How to check the available income to the Inca Trail?

You can see the permits available on the "Ministry of Culture" page and on many other pages; however, it is best that this be verified by the Agency with which you contract The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, since the amount of available income may vary between the time you check availability and choose the travel agency. Contact us if you wish to enter Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail.


What documents do I have to provide to obtain an Inca Trail Permit?

  • Adult of any nationality: Passport.
  • Adult member of the Andean Community: DNI (national identity document) or Passport.
  • Persons of Peruvian nationality (residents or not in Peru): DNI (national identity document).
  • Foreigner Resident in Peru: CE (immigration card).

Documents required to benefit with a discount:

  • Foreign Student: International Student Card (ISIC). It should be noted that this ISIC Card is acquired by students of Universities, Higher Institutes (pre or post-graduate) and Colleges, these documents must be valid.
  • National Student: University Card.
  • Under 12 to 17 years of any nationality: DNI or Passport 

Alternatives to the Inca Trail

There are many walks that can be excellent alternatives, if you did not manage to reserve the permits to travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Salkantay, Lares and Ausangate are some of them, and although they do not end directly in Machu Picchu, they will give you the opportunity to see it. However, if your main objective is Machu Picchu, you can reserve Machu Picchu tickets in advance.


Protect the Inca Trail

We are aware of what it means to operate in one of the most amazing places on earth. That is why we ask you to help us reduce to the maximum the negative impact of our passage through the place; In case you did not know, the Incas built the Inca trail so that it would not alter the natural landscape around it, like Machu Picchu, and we would have to keep it that way. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most fascinating walks that exist; This will take you directly to Machu Picchu, considered the main destination of the world; there is no list that does not contain it. We must protect the Inca road to Machu Picchu, this place has all the characteristics to become the fifth biosphere reserve in Peru, so help us protect it; so that people who have not seen it yet can do so. The Historic and Natural Sanctuary of Machu Picchu houses more than 500 types of orchids, some of which can only be seen in this place; more than 600 types of birds and other rare animals, such as the cock of the rocks and the spectacled bear, both in danger of extinction; of the latter, you can see puppies walking among the buildings of Machu Picchu.

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