2021 Traveler Information

Treks & Tours Are Open, New & Rescheduled Reservations, Latest Updates

Dear Alpaca Expeditions Guests:

We are so happy to announce that tourism is back in Cusco and we are happily back in the mountains hiking to Machu Picchu again. On July 15, 2021, when the government opens the Inca Trail back up to tourists, we will officially be on every route we offer. Despite the government reducing the amount of permits available for the 4, 5 and 7 day Inca Trail treks, there are spaces available for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022. We are so excited to welcome everyone back to our wonderful country.

We will update this page with relevant information as often as needed with any new information that comes out from Peru’s government about travel in Peru.

Reservations are Open for ALL 2021 & 2022 Treks!

All treks and tours are open for reservations for 2021 AND 2022. If you haven’t already rebooked your trek from when the Inca Trail was closed, please contact us so we can reserve a new date. You may reschedule anytime this year or next. Contact us for help with this.


Peru has lifted its quarantine requirements for all international travelers. Travelers to Peru do have to present a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than 72 hours before departure, to enter the country.

Yes, you can transfer Inca Trail Permits to a friend or family member.

The Peruvian government is allowing those who had permits when the Inca Trail was closed to transfer their Inca Trail permit to another person.

Contact us with information on the person you will transfer your booking to and we will handle the rest.

Please note: We are running treks and tours now.  We know 2021 will still not be a typical trekking and touring year in Peru, so contact us if you have questions.  There are no refunds for any trips, as per our reservation policy.

How to book my preferred Inca Trail Tour dates?

All 2021 AND 2022 Inca Trail Treks are open now for reservations.
Choose the best date based on your schedule. However, we encourage you to choose dates and book them if you plan to book during high season. This is because Inca Trail permits sell out quickly for the most popular dates as soon as the government releases permits. This is proving true even in 2021 with new protocols for travelers in Peru. 

For alternative trekkers, you can start on any day you wish, as long as we have a minimum group of two trekkers.