Due to government regulations on the number of trekkers permitted on the Inca Trail, all bookings must be made well in advance. Before making the INCA TRAIL BOOKING, please read the following information carefully:
» Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date that you enter Peru. Without your passport information we will not be able to get you a trek permit.
For US citizens please click here for information on how to get your passport in a hurry.
» The exact information on your passport that you send us will be written on your trek permit. After purchasing the permit we cannot change the date of trek departure or change the name of the person doing the trek. When you start the Inca Trail, government representatives will check your passport details against the details on the trek permit. If the details are not the same, you will not be allowed to start the trek.
(If any member of your group does not have their passport number or is waiting for a new passport, please wait until all information is available before making the Inca Trail booking.)
Please specify if you require the services of an additional porter at the time of booking because porters also need to have a permit in order to enter the Inca Trail. A porter carries a total of 44 pounds by law. The additional porter that you are paying for will carry up to 33 pounds of your personal belongings. The remaining 11 pounds are for the use of your tour provider.
» Payment : A deposit is required to proceed with the Inca Trail permit process. We accept all major credit card payments, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. You will proceed with your deposit payment through our secure server after submitting the online booking form. We also accept checks, wire transfer or direct deposit. Please keep in mind that deposits are not refundable because of all the expenses that we pay immediately after you make your booking. By Peruvian regulations we do not get refunds for cancellations.
Note: Inca Trail Permits are sold on a first come, first served basis. It is still possible for us to secure permits even when availability shows fewer than 10 permits left. In the unlikely case that we are not able to get the last permit and you are not able to do the trek on a different date, the full deposit will be refunded to your account. The deposit becomes non-refundable once it has been issued and confirmed by the Peruvian Government.
» We always recommend that you arrive in Cusco 2 or 3 days before trek departure to ensure that you are better acclimatized to the high altitude.
»Student discounts: If you are claiming a student discount, you must send us a 'JPEG' scan of your ISIC card by e-mail immediately after submitting your reservation form. Only a valid ISIC card is acceptable. If you cannot provide us with a scan of your ISIC card, we will charge you the standard adult trek price. Bring your student card with you on the Inca Trail as it will be checked several times by government officials. Unfortunately no other forms of student identity are acceptable.
» Child discounts: Children under 16 years old receive a US$25 discount. If you are claiming a child discount, you must send us a 'JPEG' scan of your child's passport (page containing photo and date of birth) by e-mail within 3 days of our accepting your Inca Trail booking. If you cannot provide us with a scan of your child's passport within this timeframe, we will charge you the standard adult trek price for your child.
IMPORTANT: Please note we are unable to accept any bookings without ALL of the passport information. You can provide an old passport number, but you MUST bring the old passport on the Inca Trail in Peru or your new passport must contain the old passport number inside. This is checked at the start of the Inca Trail. If the original passport number you booked with does not match up, you will be unable to trek.
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As the system is on a first come, first served basis, often around 100 spaces can sell out in a day.
That is why we highly recommended you book your Inca Trail Tour as far in advance as possible. Each reservation must include complete names, nationality, date of birth and passport number. As the system is on a first-come first-served basis, Often around 100 spaces can sell out in a day.
That is why we highly recommended to book your Inca Trail as far in advance as possible. Each reservation must include complete names, nationality, date of birth and passport number.