Women’s Travel Tip: Hike the Classic Inca Trail

by | Dec 1, 2019

Woman overlooking Inca Trail with mountains in the distance

Last updated on March 29th, 2021


“On our recent trip to Peru my family and I did the 4-day Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. You can get to Machu Picchu by train and bus but I would highly recommend doing one of the hiking treks as it really is an experience of a lifetime. The scenery along the way is absolutely breathtaking. You get to experience and see views and Inca ruins that are not accessible any other way. Although the journey is long and challenging there is no way to describe the exhilaration you feel after completing it. If you’re up for the challenge then start training as early as possible and make sure to break in a good pair of hiking boots before you get there.

I would also suggest being prepared for possible altitude sickness issues. We carried plenty of advil, gravol and imodium with us to combat the headaches and nausea that are common symptoms of altitude sickness. We went with a local company called Alpaca Expeditions. We opted for a private tour so we would have the freedom to go at our own pace and not have to worry about whether or not we could keep up with a larger group. It was more expensive but we found it to be money well spent. It was a great way for us to spend quality time and tackle a tough challenge together as a family.”

– Leslie, Ontario, Canada 

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