The so-called Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the spectacular and ancient road the Incas took to get to the citadel of Machu Picchu. It is 38/40 kilometers long and during the journey, many different points of archaeological interest may be visited: Patallacta, Runkuraqay, Sayaqmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Huayna, Intipata, Killapata and Chaskapata, are some of them, aside from Machu Picchu itself.
This trail is normally covered in a four-day-long walk through valleys, woods, passes and Andean gullies. It is the best known trekking route in America. The official point of departure of the Inca Trail is “Kilometer 88” on the railroad track linking Cusco with Quillabamba. This point can be reached by train or private transportation.