I am planning in being in Peru in March this year and would like to hike the Inca trail. I don't need a lot of pampering and would like to get the best price. Is it really necessary in March that I reserve a space ahead of time or would I be safe to just look into it when i get to Cusco and wait the couple days if necessary??
There might be up to 2 other people travelling with me too.
To book is a must. And you should book right now if you are going in march.
I think that in March will be not problem, but you can monitoring the avaibility here http://www.inc-cusco.gob.pe/DescInfo.php?IdIO=276&IdOp=276&cb=C it is in spanish, click in "sistema de reserve rci" in the left and then click on a arrow and choose " disponibilidade diaria" after that choose the month and you will see all avaibility per day.
I was there in july/august 2005. If you decide to make the reservation then you need to find authorized agent. I make the reservation with Marisol, she is nice and has a good price, her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
good trip the place is unforgetable.