Inca trail to Machu Picchu now considered as a national reserve, this magnificent hike is for travellers who like the hiking adventure, with breaks, in a single day. The beauty and history of the area surround the hiker every step of the way. With its gorges and passes and climatic mountain views. True Andean highlanders, the Incas knew and loved the countless natural zones that lay within the folds of their vast domain. Their trail traverses a startling variety of microclimates, beginning with an arid cactus zone on the Urubamba valley, rising through native forest to bleak high-altitude grassland, and ending in mossy cloud forest drapped with orchids and bromeliads. This trek of approximately 43 km consists of trekking four days and finishing upon arrival at the Citadel of Machu Picchu.