Trekking on the Inca Trail in Peru is perhaps one of the most incredible travel adventures in the world, however; it is not the only one! Various so-called Alternative Treks also lead to Machu Picchu following authentic Inca trails! And visiting otherwise hard-to-reach and unknown Inca monuments! We offer a variety of tourist experiences, designed to fit most budgets and breaks.
So if the Classic Inca Trail is fully booked, but you still desire to hike to Machu Picchu, we recommend the best Inca Trail Alternative Treks! So, you can choose a hike that suits you the most. For instance, various length options of the favourite Salkantay Trek, Inka Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu, Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Vilcabamba to Machu Picchu, Llactapata Trek, varieties of Huchuy Qosqo hikes, Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu, Putucusi to Machu Picchu Trek, Choquequirao Trek or the longer trail Choquequirao to Machu Picchu. The latter is the most interesting route to the New Wonder of the World and basically, it combines a visit of two "lost cities of the Incas".
To complete the offer, our options also include other alternative trails near Cusco such as the increasingly popular hike to the Rainbow Mountain, also called the Mountain of 7 Colours, as well as to Ausangate, the most powerful Andean deity of the Cusco Region - the Mt Ausangate. You can select from their different combinations and lengths such as from the 2-day Rainbow Mountain Trek, 7-day Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain, and 7-day Ausangate Peru Hike.
So if you do not get your Inca Trail permit months in advance, you could get stuck in your hotel in Cusco drinking pisco sour and watching the endless series repeat on TV. Luckily, there are Alternative Treks full of lesser-known but no less amazing trails and attractions!