Cookies

At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more


Booking the Inca Trail

Product Manager Isabelle gives advice on booking the Inca Trail.

Ask our Experts

I'm planning to go travelling in South America next year and I want to walk the Inca Trail. Do I need to book far in advance?

Asked by Mel

In order to walk the classic Inca Trail you need to buy a permit. If you want to walk the trail in July and August, then yes you should book well in advance as these are the busiest months, and permits sold out around April this year. The trail is actually closed in February and you might want to think twice about walking the trail from December to March as these can be really wet months in the Andes. Having said that, the first time I trekked the Inca Trail was in January and the weather was great - and I had it almost to myself!

As soon as you know your dates, I’d recommend booking the trail to avoid disappointment. Permits for next year don't go on sale until January, but we can still put in a request for you and reserve the permit as soon as it becomes available. If there are no permits left when you enquire with your dates, then why not consider the Salkantay trail which takes you to Machu Picchu but through the back door - you don’t need a permit and there are several other advantages including fewer tourists and the possibility to stay in mountain lodges along the way instead of camping. This can also be busy in July and August though.


Isabelle

Answered by Isabelle Mazille
Product and Marketing


See more questions

Ask a new question

Our experts are on hand to answer questions specific to your needs

Other holidays you may be interested in

Lares Adventure

Peru: Beyond the Sacred Valley with the Lares Adventure

Private journey

11 days from £3,549pp

Puerto

Tangara: Blue lakes and emerald coasts

Group tour

15 days from £2,798pp

Cuban musicians

Value Cuba: Cuba at a glance

Private journey

12 days from £1,900pp

Costa Rica family activities

Family Costa Rica: Jungle walks and turtle spotting

Private journey

14 days from £2,992pp

My Enquiry is for
*
Contact details
*
*
*
*
Enquiry
*
*

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/travel-inspiration/ask-the-experts/Booking-the-Inca-Trail

Page ID: {713535D6-A5C3-468F-87BB-71711314EE7C}

Page Name: Booking-the-Inca-Trail

Page Display Name: Booking the Inca Trail

Page Template Name: T034-AskOurExpertsAnswer

Page Template ID: {108B3AF7-CED2-4834-92DF-FB83BE69FEDC}

Parent ID: {B7800E07-1670-4345-BD8E-1F2B8E46DD37}

Parent Name: ask-the-experts

Parent Display Name: Ask the Experts

Parent Template Name: T032-PapagaioAskExpertHome

Parent Template ID: {51B2C246-1C04-4079-97A8-91BFA37DD540}