CLASSIC INCA TRAIL: If you are booking for the Classic Inca Trail, 4 or 5 days, you must book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month a tourist wishes to hike, they may need to book 6 months or more in advance. The permits come out usually in October of 2019 for 2020, and many dates are booked out in minutes.
ALTERNATIVE DATES: We work hard to get permits for your preferred date - in fact we normally secure 98% of the preferred dates for our customers. However, we prefer that you also give us at least 2 alternative dates just in case we are unable to secure permits for your preferred date. This ensures we can still get permits for you and make sure you can experience the Inca Trail!
SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in before is possible depending on the date you chose to trek.
If your date is sold out it is sold out for all travel agencies, there are not more permits!
We need Inca Trail availability ONLY for the starting date of your trek!
February 2018 – The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 days Inca Trail is closed for maintenance
We can ONLY operate the LARES TREK to Machu Picchu and TOURS to Machu Picchu during February.
If permits are sold out for the Classic Inca Trail on your preferred date,” don’t get stressed out,” you have so many options that will still allow you to trek and enjoy the Andes on the way to MACHU PICCHU. Alternative treks are just as beautiful as the Inca Trail. They are less crowded because we take you OFF the beaten track” in the Andes and we make sure you don’t miss anything on your trek to MACHU PICCHU.
ORANGE Nation Peru Requires only a 2 participant minimum for our departures! “You can Chose any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers.”
If you are a single traveler and are flexible with your start date, we will make sure you have a group to travel with and you won’t miss out on any of the fun.
Important Note: We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names and passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application (they must complete and accurate)
You must bring the same passport with you to Cusco and take it with you on the Inca Trail.
Very Important Note: If the name or number on your passport does not match the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.
If you plan to renew or change your name on your passport between making your trek booking and starting your trek, you can book your trek or tour with your current passport number or name, but you mustsend us a copy of your old passport and a copy of your new passport when you have them. We can then make the change with the government before you arrive. The extra cost to do the change is US$25 per person. (This will cover the change in number or name for your Inca Trail Permit, Machu Picchu Entrance, and Train.)
If you do not advise us of the change or do not want to pay the fee, bring the original of both passports (the old and new one). You can enter Peru with your new passport but you must show the government authorities your old passport in order to enter the Inca Trial, Machu Picchu or Train. “If you cannot do so, you will not be allowed to start your trek by the government officials. All names and numbers must match!!
If you make a trek booking at the student price must send us a copy of your ISIC card at the time you pay the trek deposit. If you fail to bring your Original ISIC card on the trek, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek. “You will not be given the opportunity to pay the difference in price!”