Whether you want to do the 7-day Salkantay Inca Trail, or the 5, 4 or 2-day Inca Trail, you will need a permit from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.
Due to the Inca Trail’s popularity it is advisable to make your booking as quickly as possible for your preferred date. When delaying your booking we cannot guarantee you will find the same number of spaces available since permits sell out quickly due to limited availability.
There are 500 spaces available each day for the Inca Trail, however part of these spaces are reserved for guides, porters and cooks, who must also register with the authorities to hike the Inca Trail. This means that only around 200 permits are allocated for travelers.
It furthermore also is not possible for another traveler to automatically replace someone who cancels their Inca Trail Trek. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture does not allow travel agencies to operate in this way.
The Inca Trail availability you see here is for the Salkantay Inca Trail and the 4-day and 5-day Inca Trail. The Peruvian authorities also add an additional 250 spaces each day for the 2-day Inca Trail, which official tour operators like Andean Adventures Peru are authorized to operate. The 2-day Inca Trail allows travelers to walk a shorter section of the old Inca highway known today as the Inca Trail. Check the schedule below for availability: