The Inca Trail is home to some of the most beautiful plants in the world. Specifically the flower known as the Orchid. Orchids found on the Inca Trail decorate the entire route to Machu Picchu especially after the wet season, but most species of Orchid can be seen year round while hiking the Inca Trail tour. Some of these flowers are only found in this part of the world, and a few of the Orchids can only be found on this section of the Inca Trail! Make your you have your camera ready and while you trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu see how many different Orchid species you can find! There are over 350 species along the Inca Trail, and at the holy Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu alone there are over 200 different kinds. If you would like to see these beautiful flowers the recommended time to trek the Inca Trail tour is during the months of April through November.
the Inca Trail Orchids that you will find during your hike will give you an special feeling because all of them are on the wild just waiting for you and for your camera to be part ot the magic Inca Trail Experience.
if you wish to have more details about the Inca Trail Orchids, as is the name, or some detailed information ask to your guide, most of them are very well informed about the Flora on the Inca trail to Machupicchu.
Below we are very happy to show some Inca Trail Orchids, all those are a recopilation of our treks to Machu Picchu, most of them we saw on the third day of trek to Machu Picchu. is important to be alert because on the last part of the Inca Trail hike there are many of them after crossing the Sun Gate.