Inca Trail Booking
Inca Trail Booking is what you should considered before you buy you flight tickets and make any other reservation for the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Inca trail runs through a protected area in the southern part of Peru, and you are required by law to have a trekking permit. The permits are purchased only by legal; it’s part of price you pay.
Since 2004, the number of permits for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has been limited to 500 persons per day; which is approximately 200 tourists and 300 trekking staff (Guides, cooks and porters). So, is VERY IMPORTANT to book well in advance especially from May to September when we are in the high tourist season; we recommended to book at least 5 months in advance to guarantee good campsites. You must note that the permits are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Once all spaces have been booked for any particular day, NO tour operator or trekking guide can reserve spaces on the Inca Trail trek There is also no waiting list system. Trek permits can only be bought using a tourist’s name and passport number and these details cannot be changed after the permit has been bought. Even if there are cancellations then the cancelled permits do not come back onto the market.
What To Expect From Your Booking
Once you’ve booked your Classic Inca Trail, you’ll meet your guide the day before to go over the route, the details and collect any information they require of you, such as your travel insurance policy. During the trek, your guide will lead the way, arrange all the meals and accommodation, and explain the geological and cultural significance of the landscape. As they’ve done the trek many times before, you’ll be treated to certain advantages depending on the friendliness of your guide. Almost all Inca Trail Booking include airport pick-up which avoids having to negotiate for a taxi your first day. You’re in for an adventure. Peru is an amazing country, packed full of diverse cultures and religions against the backdrop of the Beautiful Mountains on earth.
See Some Policies For Inca Trail Booking
Inca Trail permit availability will be reflected on our website under individual trip. The rules and regulations controlling the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu are continually changing and it is important to be aware of the issues detailed in this document before you go on this trek. No more than 500 people per day are allowed to start the Inca Trail trek at km. 82. This number includes all support staff and is very tightly controlled. Once this limit of 500 people is reached, the Trail is effectively closed off for the day and no further bookings can be made
For the Inca Trail reservations we´ll require the following information:
- Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport)
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
Important Note: The passport number and name that is submitted to SUNRISE PERU TREK, at time of confirmation, will be used to purchase the Inca Trail permit. This passport number and name will be used to identify yourself as you enter the checkpoint at the start of the trail and throughout the hike. If this information does not match the information you have submitted at time of confirmation, then you will be denied admission to the Inca Trail.