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2/12 Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

Best in our family travel bucket list bonding category, has to be the majestic, and fairly demanding, Inca Trail from Cusco to the ruins of Machu Picchu - so high in the Andes, pre-hike altitude acclimatisation is non-negotiable.

Only guided treks on the trail are allowed, so you have local experts to lead the way, porters carrying your stuff, and home-cooking at each night’s camp. The first sight of Machu Picchu, cradled by soaring mountains, is worth every second of the three day climb, and sharing the experience as a family is unforgettable.

When to go
The best time to trek the three-day Inca Trail is between July and October.

How to get there
Flights from the UK to Cusco take from 18 hours and 20 minutes.

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