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Beyond The Inca Trail - Everything you need to know about Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu Explained... 

Everything you need to know about the Inca Trail and alternative routes

One of our most popular destinations, Macchu Pichu is on the 'must-see' list for many travellers, and it is easy to see why. This ancient citadel offers a unique insight into the Inca civilization and the site itself is nestled in some of the most beautiful landscapes in Peru.

The route to Machu Picchu is an adventure in itself. The Inca Trail is the most famous route to the site, following in the steps of many explorers. Also discover the lesser-known routes to trek, each offering a unique experience along the way.

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Adventure Expert at The Adventure People HQ, Toby talks us through his experience trekking the Inca Trail. He will tell you his top tips, how to train and much more...
What route should I take? 

There are a few different routes that you can take to Machu Picchu, they have incredible scenery and unique aspects. Some are more difficult than others, so take a look at our guide to find out more...
Trekking routes...
Take a look at some of our favourite tours to Machu Picchu, we have a huge variety of adventures so be sure to contact our experts and find the right one for you. 
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Classic Inca Trail - 4 Days

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Ultimate Salkantay Trek - 5 Days

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Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu Extension - 6 Days

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The Lares Trek - 7 Days

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What to pack for my trek? 

It's important to have the right gear with you. It can make the trip so much more comfortable and enjoyable. Find out more about what should be on your equipment list and top tips for packing.
What to pack...
Am I fit enough? 

One of the most common questions we get asked about the treks is about the fitness levels needed to trek to Machu Picchu. Find out how to prepare to make the trek as enjoyable as possible. 
Am I fit enough...
Whether you want explore Peru on an Amazon riverboat adventure and eat food fresh from the jungle or hike one of the most famous trails in the world; our trips are guided by locals so you’ll be in great hands to ensure you have the best adventure possible!
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Our team of experts are a friendly bunch, who would love to help you plan your adventure.
If you need suggestions, help with destinations or the best advice on tours that are that bit different, give us a call on 0208 004 8886 and we'd be delighted to talk or email us on

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