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Inca Trail Permits & Availablity 2022 & 2023

SPIDER Travel Peru has Guaranteed and Flexible Departure Dates, we only need a minimum of 2 trekkers and a maximum of 8 for all of our listed tours.

How early must I book the Inca Trail for 2022?

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL: If you are booking for the Classic Inca Trail, 4 or 5 days, you must book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month you prefer to hike, you may need to book 6 months or more in advance. The permits for 2022 will go on sale in October of 2021, and many dates are booked out in minutes.

ALTERNATIVE DATES: We work hard to get permits for your preferred date - in fact we normally secure 98% of the preferred dates for our customers. However, we prefer that you also give us at least 2 alternative dates just in case we are unable to secure permits for your preferred date. This ensures we can still get permits for you and make sure you can experience the Inca Trail!

SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in before is possible depending on the date you chose to trek.

3, 4, 5, 7, Days Classic Inca Trail Availability

CLICK EACH MONTH TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY ONLY FOR THE 3, 4, 5, 7  DAYS INCA TRAIL 

 

 

1 OR 2 DAYS SHORT INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY

CLICK EACH MONTH TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY ONLY FOR THE 1 OR 2  DAYS SHORT INCA TRAIL 

 

RENEWAL OR CHANGE OF NAME ON PASSPORT

If you plan to renew or change your name on your passport between making your trek booking and starting your trek, you can book your trek or tour with your current passport number or name, but you must send us a copy of your old passport and a copy of your new passport when you have them.  We can then make the change with the government before you arrive.  The extra cost to do the change is US$25 per person. (This will cover the change in number or name for your Inca Trail Permit, Machu Picchu entrance, and train.)

If you do not advise us of the change or do not want to pay the fee, bring the original of both passports (the old and new one).  You can enter Peru with your new passport but you must show the government authorities your old passport in order to enter the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu or train.  If  you cannot do so, you will not be allowed to start your trek by the government officials. All names and numbers must match!

Please note that passports must be valid for a minimum of another 6 months after the date of entry into Peru.

STUDENT ID CARD 

If you make a trek booking at the student price must send us a copy of your valid up to date university card at the time you pay the trek deposit.  If you fail to bring your original university card on the trek, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek. The government does not give you the opportunity to pay the difference in price!

  • Note: If your date is sold out, then it is sold out for all travel agencies, there are not more permits!
  • We need Inca Trail availability ONLY for the starting date of  your trek!
  • NOTE: February 2018 – The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 days Inca Trail is closed for maintenance
  • We can ONLY operate the LARES TREK to Machu Picchu and TOURS to Machu Picchu during February.

WHAT TO DO IF THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TREK TO MACHU PICCHU IS SOLD OUT

FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES?

If permits are sold out for the Classic Inca Trail on your preferred date, don’t get stressed out, you have so many options that will still allow you to trek and enjoy the Andes on the way to MACHU PICCHU. Alternative treks are just as beautiful as the Inca Trail. They are less crowded because we take you OFF the beaten track in the Andes and we make sure you don’t miss anything on your trek to MACHU PICCHU.

  • SPIDER Travel Peru Requires only a 2 participant minimum for our departures! You can choose any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 trekkers.
  • If you are a solo traveller and are flexible with your start date, we will make sure you have a group to travel with and you won’t miss out on  any of the fun.

ALTERNATIVE TREK OPTIONS: 

  • LARES TREK 4D/3N
  • SALKANTAY TREK 5D/4N
  • HUCHUY QOSQO 3D/2N
  • CHOQUEKIRAW TREK 7D/6N or 4D/3N
  • AUSANGATE TREK 7D/6N or 5D/4N 

Important Note: We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names and passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking application (they must to complete and accurate)
You must bring the same passport with you to Cusco and take it with you on the Inca Trail.

Very Important Note: If the name or number on your passport does not match the name and number on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.

RENEWAL OR CHANGE OF NAME ON PASSPORT

If you plan to renew or change your name on your passport between making your trek booking and starting your trek, you can book your trek or tour with your current passport number or name, but you must send us a copy of your old passport and a copy of your new passport when you have them.  We can then make the change with the government before you arrive.  The extra cost to do the change is US $25 per person. (This will cover the change in number or name for your Inca Trail Permit, Machu Picchu Entrance, and Train.)

If you do not advise us of the change or do not want to pay the fee, bring the original of both passports (the old and new one).  You can enter Peru with your new passport but you must show the government authorities your old passport in order to enter the Inca Trial, Machu Picchu or Train.  “If  you cannot do so, you will not be allowed to start your trek by the government officials. All names and numbers must match!!

Can I change the date of my Inca Trail trek?

Unfortunately the answer is no. Once the permits or entrance tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure date after the permits or ticket has been bought. Tickets are also not transferable nor refundable. You must ensure you are reserving the correct dates! Double check the date on your booking form because we buy your permits as soon as we have your booking form and deposit. Often there are limited spaces and we must purchase them immediately. They are paid for completely as soon as your complete your booking and deposit, which means that you must buy completely new permits if you change your dates. All of the permits and tickets sold by the Peruvian government are non-refundable and non-transferrable. (There may be some exception due to the Covid pandemic. Please check with us if you think that you may have to change the date from 2021 to 2022).

Inca Trail Availability Online – SPIDER Travel Peru Team!