Hiking the Inca Trail was so much better than I could have imagined it would be. Stretching 45km from the Urubamba River on the outskirts of Cusco all the way to the Machu Picchu, it passed through a variety of landscapes like temperate forest, alpine tundra, and cloud forest. Along the way we passed the remains of Incan settlements and farms, which provided a deeper insight into why the Incans were such a successful civilization. After what would have been 4 days of trekking (we did it in just 3) we reached Machu Picchu, which very much deserves its title as one of the 7 new wonders of the world. This was one of those times when the journey itself was just as great as the destination.
If you’re interested in reading my Inca Trail travel guide, you can find it on the Travelicious.World website