If you've always wanted to discover ancient culture and trek across the mountains, a tour of the Inca Trail might be the perfect way to unwind. Peru's natural beauty, stunning peaks, fertile agricultural valleys, and fascinating Inca heritage make this country the perfect place to explore – and there's no better way to see Peru up close than on foot.
A trip to bustling Cuzco and a four-day trek along the Inca Trail are perfect ways to experience Peru's ancient cultural heritage and guided tours are helpful if you want to make sure you're seeing the best the country has to offer. You can book your Inca Trail 5 day tours from Andean Soul Adventure.
Your journey begins in the former imperial city of Cusco, which is full of unique historical and archaeological treasures. You'll want to take the time to explore here – you'll see that ancient Inca stone was the basis for many of the colonial-era buildings that have been discovered in the city.
You can also take the opportunity to visit Saksayuaman, a former Inca fort and a great demonstration of the building skills of these ancient people – it is believed that one of the outer stones of the fort weighed more than 120 tons.
Finally, your trekking days will pay off as you traverse one of the most scenic sections of the trail. When you complete the descent of about 2,000 ancient steps, you will reach the Punku Core – also known as the Gate of the Sun. This gives your group a first look at the views of Machu Picchu below.