1. Inca Trail Location: Peru Distance: 26 miles Time: 4 days Best Time to Go: May to September One of the most popular hikes in the world, the Inca Trail takes you through 26 miles of grueling inclines and declines. You get a chance to explore ruins, jungle, and beautiful mountain scenery, and of course, end the hike at Machu Picchu.
For many visitors to Peru and even South America, a visit to the Inca city of Machu Picchu is the long-anticipated highpoint of their trip. In a spectacular location, it’s the best-known archaeological site on the continent... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/peru/machu-picchu#ixzz3S1GOOiCB