False information and myths about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is the most beautiful and spectacular hiking trail in South America. Is among the 5 most incredible trails in the world according to the National Geographic Traveler. These 4 days of hiking to Machu Picchu will be unforgettable, and this not only to the scenic beauty; but also beautiful archaeological sites, abundant fauna and flora, camping, hiking between the Andes and the beginning of the Amazon jungle: however also the experience of sharing stories and unmatched experiences of people from all over the world and also of local people. Anyways, there is still too much information and wrong views about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Below we show you false information and myths about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:

False information and myths about the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.


It is congested.

Some people believe, that the Inca Trail is full of people and you can never expect a total connection with nature and tranquility, that is not true. Remember that the daily entries allowed for the Inca Trail is 500 people including porters, cooks and guides; this makes the Inca Trail not as crowded as they say. We have more than 5 different itineraries regarding the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

It is only accessible for groups.

Many people think, that it is not safe or fun to travel alone to a tourist destination. However keep in mind that probably, only when leaving the house you will be alone; since later on the plane, on excursions, in the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and in each place you visit you will not be really alone. You will be surrounded by hundreds of other travelers from your own country and from other parts of the world; which will make your trip a unique, enriching and unmatched experience. You do not need a group to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you only need your tickets, your porters and your accredited guide for this phenomenal adventure.

The Inca Trail is dangerous.

It is normal that when someone travels to a different country, they have doubts and many questions about the risks, that could be faced. Fortunately, Peru is a very touristy country, so the authorities have placed a lot of emphasis on security. Peru is a safe tourist destination and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is much more; that is why on the 45 kilometers of trail to Machu Picchu, there are 8 surveillance posts, park rangers and highly trained tourist guides in case of any emergency.

It is too expensive.

Travel is certainly expensive, however the investment to obtain new experiences, learn other cultures, religions, see other ways of seeing the world, try other foods, etc; cannot be measured in monetary terms. In addition to that, traveling to Peru for 6, 10 or more days is much cheaper than many other tourist destinations around the world.

It is only for young, active and fit people.

People of all ages and many times, not necessarily personal trainers, or super hikers have successfully completed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The trail is not easy since you will hike within 12 life zones and reach a maximum height of 4230 meters. However the secret to successfully completing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is to train before your excursion; have a positive mindset at all times, sip water and electrolytes every 30 minutes and hike at a slow but steady pace.

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