Inca Rivers Trek - Better than the Inca Trail!

Walking through spectacular remote valleys on our Inca Rivers Trek | Lauren Boler
Walking through spectacular remote valleys on our Inca Rivers Trek | Lauren Boler

The Inca Trail is South America’s most iconic trek and certainly one of our most popular. This popularity has come at a price however and now it is one of the busiest trails around, which has led to the Peruvian Government to implement strict controls (through permits) on the number of trekkers that can be on the trail at any one time. The way the permit system works often makes it difficult (near impossible) to get permits unless you book at least 12 months in advance.

Inca Rivers Trek to Machu Picchu Valley

World Expeditions has been operating treks in Peru for over 25 years and while we still offer a range of treks that include the Inca Trail, we have pushed our team on the ground to pioneer alternative treks in the region. The pinnacle of this pioneering achievement has been the development of our Inca Rivers Trek 'Choquequirao to Machu Picchu', which we believe is a better experience to the traditional Inca Trail (especially these days).

The Inca Rivers Trek is the ultimate Inca Trail adventure without the crowds and has it all...pristine campsites, snow covered peaks, cloud forest, deep canyons (the Apurimac Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon) and ancient Inca Ruins. You’ll explore one of Peru’s spectacular ancient secrets, Choquequirao, before walking into the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu from the rarely seen ‘other side’. The best part is feeling like Hiram Bingham discovering the ruins for yourself, uninterrupted and solely with the excited banter of your fellow trekkers.

We’re not the only ones that are excited about this great trek. The editor of the Australian Geographic Society's Outdoor magazine, Justin Walker, has more than a few world class treks under his belt for him to declare that his recent experience on this trek with World Expeditions is ‘one of the Top 10 best treks in the world’ you can be confident that it’s one to consider adding to the bucket list!

The best time to walk the Inca Rivers Trek is March – July and Sept – Oct.


Beautiful view of Machu Picchu

Inca Trail, Peru

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