The mountainous geography of Cusco is ideal for practicing hiking trails of all levels. From simple hikes to places of great beauty to multi-day routes through high mountains and rain forests such as the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
It is not recommended that children under 8 years of age and older adults with physical problems take walks in Cusco. Most of these traverse mountain geographies that require moderate physical effort.
The Inca Trail is a route protected by the Peruvian State so it can only be done through a tour organized by a tourism agency. It cannot be done on your own.
According to the experience of visitors who have already made memorable walks in Cusco, the best time of year to do it is during the dry season (from May to October). Keep in mind that in the rainy months (mainly January, February, and March), the roads become swampy.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu of 4 days and 3 nights is recognized as the best hiking route in Cusco. There are many tourists who want to do this hike, so you must book the tour 6 or 7 months in advance. Otherwise you will not find availability.