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The Machu Picchu Map

    1. Machu Picchu Map Illustration 2. Machu Picchu Map DetailsMachu Picchu Map Heading to Machu Picchu and you need to know what to be on the lookout for and where it is? We have a detailed Machu Picchu Map as you can see below. Combine this with our...

Sacred Valley Peru: The Last Guide You’ll Ever Need

Heading to Cusco means that you are going through the Sacred Valley of Peru. Don’t underestimate it and skip a great experience.

Peru Itinerary: 10 Days of Travel Highlights

  Welcome to the Peru Travel Podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, RadioPublic, Pandora or listen in the media player above. We get lots of questions relating to how people should plan out their Peru...

What is the Difference Between an Alpaca vs Llama?

An alpaca is not a llama, and a llama is not an alpaca. Although similar, they are two very distinct creatures. You will likely encounter both on your trip to Peru and or trekking to Machu Picchu.

Rainbow Mountain Peru: 10 Amazing Hiking Tips (Updated 2020)

Rainbow Mountain, Peru, also known as Vinicunca, has skyrocketed in popularity. This is the need to know information if you are planning to do the trek!

Unbelievable Peru Uber Scams and Reliable Peru Currency

  Welcome to the Peru Travel Podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, RadioPublic or listen in the media player above. Not really sure whether you should use a taxi or Uber in Peru? We let you know what we...

How Long is the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is possibly the most famous hike in the world and definitely one of the most sought after. It is a four-day, three-night hike that starts in Kilometer 82 (a small town between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes) and ends at Inti Punku or the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail Packing List: Top 10 Items

We get asked all the time, “What should I pack or plan on bringing with me on the Inca Trail?”

We’ve created a comprehensive list in order of importance on what you should be bringing below. Note that this is all based on opinion and experience except for things marked with an asterisk, those are 100% required. Let’s dig in.

The Inca Trail Map & Elevation (Updated 2020)

The best Inca Trail map and Inca Trail elevation profile on the internet! Plan your trip of the Inca trail with confidence!

Your Complete Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Guide (Updated 2020)

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a bucket-list item and rite of passage for countless people across the world. The Classic Inca Trail is a 4-day, 3-night trek through the Andes that starts near Ollantaytambo and ends at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), which is an exclusive entrance to Machu Picchu only available to those trekking the Inca Trail.

How Long is the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is possibly the most famous hike in the world and definitely one of the most sought after. It is a four-day, three-night hike that starts in Kilometer 82 (a small town between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes) and ends at Inti Punku or the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail Packing List: Top 10 Items

We get asked all the time, “What should I pack or plan on bringing with me on the Inca Trail?”

We’ve created a comprehensive list in order of importance on what you should be bringing below. Note that this is all based on opinion and experience except for things marked with an asterisk, those are 100% required. Let’s dig in.

Your Complete Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Guide (Updated 2020)

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a bucket-list item and rite of passage for countless people across the world. The Classic Inca Trail is a 4-day, 3-night trek through the Andes that starts near Ollantaytambo and ends at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), which is an exclusive entrance to Machu Picchu only available to those trekking the Inca Trail.

What Does the Inca Trail Cost?

We consistently hear, “Why is Cachi Life so expensive to do the Inca Trail?” So we wanted to break down some numbers on what it actually costs to do the Inca Trail. Many companies have add-ons including a porter which we can almost guarantee that you are going to pay for by the second day of your Inca Trail hike (as you can hire them along the trail day-by-day). Doing so is going to make your hike price significantly more expensive than doing it through Cachi Life. Take a listen and check it out as we break down what many different companies REALLY charging to hike the Inca Trail

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