Book Your Inca Trail Hike Now & Receive 10% Off!

Inca Trail Hike Peru

Dreaming of hiking the Inca Trail in 2017 or 2018? Sign up by the end of June and get 10% off your trip!*

Take a look at our award-winning trip framework Inca Trail and Beyond, an itinerary combining not only the famed Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but time to properly acclimatize and get off the beaten path in the Sacred Valley and explore the city of Cusco as well. Then, give one of our Peru Trip Specialists a call at 612-315-2894 or email to book your own adventure.

It’s not too late to snag a permit for October through December this year and cross this dream trip off your 2017 bucket list. Or if you’re looking towards a 2018 Inca Trail Peru trip, now is the perfect time to plan, as permits will likely go on sale in October of this year and hotels are filling up quickly too.

Not only will booking your guided Inca Trail trek early save you money, but it will help you avoid the stress of trying to plan your trip when there are sold out departure dates. Increased regulation on the Inca Trail has done wonders to the quality of the trek and experience, and we’re in full support of the continued tightening of regulations and permit volume on the Inca Trail here at Knowmad. With only 500 permits available daily and with well over half of those 500 being made up of guides, cooks and porters, the Inca Trail is now selling out for prime hiking dates as far as ten months in advance in some cases. There is nothing more stressful for travelers or for us South America trip planners and travel consultants than planning an Inca Trail trip and needing to receive travelers paperwork amongst frenzied permit buying and sell outs.

Avoid the stress, save the money, and stop waiting for the non-existent somedays of life; book your Inca Trail hike today!

What Makes Knowmad Adventures the Best Inca Trail outfitter?

Hiking the Inca Trail

Inca Trail Scenery      Hiking the Inca Trail - Knowmad Adventures


Simply put, Knowmad has designed a unique route that is a four night five day approach to the Inca Trail hike with a night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes (the town below Machu Picchu) included and then a return to the Citadel the following day. This means that not only are you able to see Machu Picchu both in the evening, when light is best for photos and when there aren’t crowds, but you’re also able to see in the early morning and have a well-rested visit to what truly is one of the world’s most stunning places. This contrasts the typical three-night Inca Trail where crowds race to Inti Punko (Sun Gate) to see a sunrise that really doesn’t exist (Machu Picchu is in a cloud forest and the Citadel sits in the shadow of Huayna Picchu Mountain) and jockey to get a photo amongst throngs of hikers. This is the antithesis of what the spiritual pilgrimage on the Inca Trail is meant to be. Equally important, is that this itinerary structure allows us to avoid crowds throughout the hike.

Inca Trail Camping


Our outfitter team is able to use smaller, more remote campsites in most cases. They have been handpicked and have very private and stunning locations. This means big views and serene nights on the trail, two things we hold in high regard here at Knowmad.

Inca Trail Hiking Trips


All of our Inca Trail trips have a dedicated camp cook with years of trail cooking experience. Meals are most often cooked with the majority fresh ingredients that are locally sourced and organically grown. We even sun dry our own tomatoes!

Inca Trail Hike Equipment


Expedition grade three-person tents for two people, compostable toilet tents and full above-ground backcountry toilets, plush full-sized Thermarest pads, and both a cooking and dining room tent should the weather turn are just a few of the differences between our gear and most teams you’ll find on the Inca Trail and other Peru multi-day hikes.

Attention to detail

Waking up to hot mate and cookies along with a warm towel and a hot soapy (biodegradable) wash basin sitting outside your tent makes all the difference after a hard day’s hike. We do the little things that together make a big difference in your experience in Peru.

Inca Trail Hike Trip


Our team has years of building relationships with local indigenous communities that are employed in many faculties of the operation. In addition to our team’s social projects in Peru, everyone from your head guide to porters is compensated above the government standards and the average of other operations. All members of the team are treated the same; with dignity, compassion and respect. It is the expectation that travelers extend this same treatment to our staff, and if that is not your intention we kindly ask you to work with another company.

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*Booking Conditions: Confirmed bookings must be postmarked or received no later than June 30th. Fully completed Registration Forms and deposit payment constitute a confirmed booking. Discount applies for  Inca Trail and Beyond trips partaking in a shared group trek for the four night five day trek portion. Extensions and other trip add ons will be priced according to standard pricing. 

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Saludos, Renee

South America Travel - Renee DaviesRenee is a Trip Specialist at Knowmad Adventures, a company dedicated to creating unique, private and custom trips in South America. She lived in Mexico for over 3 years and is excited to help Knowmad travelers discover the wonderful impact not just travel, but really experiencing a different country and culture can have on your life. Read Renee’s biography and more about the Knowmad team.