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inca trail in early july. no booking yet, should i make one

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1. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

is it really nessary i've read you need a booking is this just a way to get more money from people or can you make one in cuzo

2. Posted by bsong65 (Budding Member 50 posts) 10y

Tyler

I think during the wet season ( Jan and March) its feasible to go to Cusco and find a tour group for cheap.

I went in March and prebooked. Others.. Booked w companies upon arrival. While I was still traveling in April.Met alot of backpackers, who didn't book ahead of time and lost the opportunity of hiking the trail

Your not going to have too many opportunities to hike the trail in ur lifetime.. Instead of rolling the dice, I would book NOW.

Enjoy Plaza De Armas in Cusco.. Throw down those FREE DRINKS!

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

see countless other threads re this issue. Bottom line: if you plan to do the actual inca trail, YES, book in advance.

4. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

July is intense high season too, so even the "alternative" hikes may be full booked.

BOOK BOOK BOOK!

//Susanna

5. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

dose anyone know where i can make a booking ?? ive been looking just a bunch of info on the trail but nowhere to make an acctual booking

6. Posted by bsong65 (Budding Member 50 posts) 10y

Tyler

Use this link..

http://www.andeantravelweb.com/peru/companies/peru/index.html#cusco

It will tell you all the companies in Cusco and what they have to offer.

I went w Qente because a friend who did the trail before me.. recommended it to me..

Ur gonna pay around $300.. worth it for the sanity .. that u will be able to do the hike.

7. Posted by ceciandrea (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

hello, you can see the days available for incatrail, visit www.alltrekcusco.com and go to inca trail tour and prices and itineraries. I have just seen and aonly you can find some free days of june and july. Because only 200 hundred tourist can take the incatrail each day.

cecilia

8. Posted by Spyda (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

What other options are there apart from the inca trail - im not really keen to spend $300! Can you just go and see machu pichu? what are the transport links like there?

9. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

yes, you can. Just take a bus or train from Cuzco to Aguas calientes, it's about 75USD i believe. Not cheap, but cheaper than the trek, which is completely overcrowded anyway. There is a number of alternative treks that also end in MP and are much nicer, quieter and cheaper; just ask around in Cuzco. The trains are not going every day of the week if I remember correctly, so book in advance. Busses should be less of a problem.

good luck,
Niels (Amsterdam)