Top things to do in The Inca Trail

Ruins in The Inca Trail

Wiñay Wayna

An exquisite little Inca site along the Inca Trail; it's name is variously translated as ‘Forever Young,’ ‘To Plant the Earth Young’ and ‘Growing Young’ (as opposed to ‘growing old’).
Ruins in The Inca Trail


The Inca Trail descends to the ruin of Sayaqmarka, a tightly constructed complex perched on a small mountain spur, which offers incredible views.
Archaeological Site in The Inca Trail


Towards the end of the Inca Trail, you'll reach the beautiful, well-restored ruin of Phuyupatamarka (Place Above the Clouds), about 3570m (11,712ft) above sea level, which contains a stunning series of ceremonial ba…
Ruins in The Inca Trail


Translating to the Hummingbird, this little-visited site sits just along the Inca Trail. (If you start from Km 88, turn west after crossing the river to see it – it's about 1km away – then return east to Llactapata …
Ruins in The Inca Trail


Beyond Paq’amayo on the Inca Trail, at an altitude of about 3600m, the trail crosses the river over a small footbridge and climbs toward Runkurakay; at 3750m this round ruin has superb views. It’s about an hour’s wa…
Ruins in The Inca Trail


A spectacular terraced ruin along the Inca Trail, best visited on the day you arrive to Wiñay Wayna: consider coordinating it with your guide if you are interested.
Ruins in The Inca Trail

Inca Tunnel

The Inca Trail leads across an Inca causeway and up a gentle climb through some beautiful cloud forest and this Inca tunnel carved from the rock.