Machu Picchu |  <i>Drew Collins</i> Heading up to Warmihuañusca pass on the Inca Trail |  <i>Nigel Leadbitter</i> Valleys and hills on the Inca trail, Peru |  <i>Sarah Higgins</i> Trekkers on the Inca Trail, Peru |  <i>Sarah Higgins</i>

Free Inca Trail Permit Offer

Book Your Trek To Machu Picchu Before 15 December

Planning to walk the Inca Trail? Or one of our many trips that join a section of this legendary path to Machu Picchu?

Book your trek with us before 15 December to qualify for our fantastic offer, where we cover the cost of your Inca Trail permit.

Valued between US$120-$145, every trip that includes time on the Inca Trail requires a permit. This includes the complete Inca Trail trek as well as the many other walk we offer that touch on a section of this iconic trail. View all the valid trips below.

The Inca Trail is one of the world’s most popular walks. To help protect the trail a permit system was introduced to limit the number of people to 500 a day. The ‘500 people a day’ doesn’t just include trekkers, it also includes cooks, porters and guides. Do the math and you’ll quickly understand why you need to book your Inca Trail trip very early.

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Imagine the feeling staring down the century old ruins of the Inca Empire and thinking just for a second that our two cultures mightn't have been that different.   World Expeditions took Nick Saxon, singer/songwriter and National Geographic Adventure World Traveller to Peru in South America to see the magnificent Machu Picchu AND YOU - can see it for your self too. The Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu is giving the Inca Trail a run for its money with its spectacular close up views of Mount Salcantay and challenging yet rewarding hike over the Salcantay Pass (4640m). The trail has far less trekkers than its famous friend and does not require the same, and often sold out, trekking permits.   Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Salcantay, high in the mystical Andes Mountains, a sight which often evokes a deep emotional connection between you and your natural surroundings.   Learn more at In the village of Huilloc, in the Sacred Valley in Peru, over 200 households are using traditional open fire cook stoves that produce a toxic smoke contributing to the incidence of low birth weight in babies as well as pneumonia, pulmonary disease and bronchitis in the children and woman who spend  approximately eight hours a day in the kitchen.   Help us make Huilloc kitchens smoke free!! Join our 13 day community project trip, add the 4 day extension to your Peru adventure or donate to the World Expeditions Foundation.   Learn more at The Sacred Valley connects Cusco to the Amazon and Machu Picchu. The area has many ancient archaeological Inca sites to discover. Spectacular highlights also include the local markets, the Inca cities of Ollantaytambo and Pisac as well as rafting the Urubamba River.   Learn more at

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Terms and Conditions

  • Offer applies to new bookings made between 1 Nov - 15 Dec 2017 for trips departing before 30 December 2018
  • Offer is subject to trip and permit availability and trip minimum numbers being met
  • Offer cannot be combined with any other offer and permit is not redeemable for cash
  • Permit is valued at $120 - $145USD (depending on your trip)
  • To redeem quote promo code FREEINCA2017

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