Peru highlights and Inca Trail
From £1,495 pp based on two sharing excluding international flights!
Day 1: Flight to Lima
Overnight flight to Lima, Peru.
Day 2: Lima
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour of Lima.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Day 3: Lima – Cuzco
Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to acclimatize.
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Excursion to Pisac town, and visit its authentic and traditional Indian market. Continue through the Urubamba Valley to Ollantaytambo, favored residence of the Incas. Note: Market operates only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
Day 5 : Cuzco
Afternoon city tour of Cuzco, visit the Korikancha Temple, the Cathedral and its Art Museum. The water shrine of Tambomachay (the Inca Fountains), Puca Pucara (the Red Fortress), the amphitheater of Kenko and finally the Sacsahuaman Fortress.
Day 6: Inca Trail
Pick you up in own private bus. Drive to Piskacuchu (2,700 meters above sea level), Cross the bridge and walk along the left shore of the Urubamba River as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Arrive in the Inca city of Patallacta (2,750 meters). We will continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach our first campsite in the Wayllabamba village (3,000 meters).
Day 7: Inca Trail
Leave Wayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 kilometers. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). Descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3,600 meters), where we will camp after approximately 6 hours of hiking. Total distance: 11 kilometers (6.8 miles). Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours.
Day 8: Inca Trail
From Pacaymayo, we will climb to the second pass, the Abra de Runkurakay (3,970 meters). We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at Wińaywayna, an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector. Total distance: 16 kilometers (9.9 miles). Estimated walking time: 8 hours.
Day 9: Inca Trail – Machu Picchu
Leave Wińaywayna and climb to Intipunku, or the Sun Gate. From Intipunku, we will descend into Machu Picchu, and 40 minutes later we will enter the citadel from the highest point through the “House of the Guardians.” We will then descend to the control point where we will register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We will immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel. In the afternoon, we will meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the thermal baths. Total distance: 4 kilometers (2.4 miles). Estimated walking time: 2 hours.
Day 10: Machu Picchu – Cuzco
Morning at leisure. You may choose to return to Machu Picchu or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, we will board the train to return to Cuzco. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Day 11: Cuzco – Lima
Transfer to airport, to return to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Day 12: Flight home
Transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.
From £1,495 pp based on two sharing excluding international flights! Based on low season.
Included: air transportation from Lima to Cuzco return, hotel accommodation including one night in Machu Picchu, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, guided tours in English including all entrance fees, meals where specified, all camping equipment which includes tents and mattresses, all meals at the Inca Trail, specialized guide at the Inca Trail and Inca Trail trekking permit. Single travellers must be willing to share a tent on Inca Trail. Surcharge will apply otherwise and the Inca Trail has set departure dates, which vary every month.
Not included: We have not included the cost of international flights - prices can vary dramatically according to availability and season - but we will be happy to arrange them for you. As specialists in the field, we have access to the most competitive fares at time of booking. Contact us for a quote.
Too long or too short? Want more luxurious accommodation options? Talk to us about your preferred duration and budget and we will tailor the holiday to your specific requirements!
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