INCA TRAIL ADVENTURE - 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

TRIP SUMMARY
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Departure: Lima
  • Hike the legendary trail of the Inca’s through the Sacred Valley ending in the magnificent Machu Picchu citadel

Inclusions

GUIDE:
English-speaking guide.

ACCOMMODATION:
Two nights of accommodation in Lima, two nights in the Sacred Valley, three nights at the campsite and one night of accommodation in Cusco.

MEALS:
Daily breakfast starting on day 2. Lunch on day 4 in the Sacred Valley, on days 5, 6 & 7 during the Inca Trail, and on day 8 in Aguas Calientes. Dinner on days 5, 6 and 7 during the Inca trail.

TRANSPORT:
Private transfers from and to the airport. Transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the Inca Trail in the Sacred Valley. Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail).

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
All the visits mentioned in the above itinerary: Casa Aliaga, Cathedral and Larco Museum in Lima; Living Museum of Yucay, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley; Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

Day 1 International Arrival – Lima

Day 2 Lima City Tour

Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley (90 min flight)

Day 4 Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Ollantaytambo & Living Museum of Yucay

Day 5 Sacred Valley – Pisacachucho – Wayllabamba

Day 6 Wayllabamba – Warmi Wañusca – Palcamayo

Day 7 Palcamayo – Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarcá – Wiñayhuayna

Day 8 Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Day 9 Cusco Departure

  1. Lima
  2. Cusco
  3. Piskacucho
  4. Wayllabamba
  5. Pacaymayo
  6. Wiñaywayna
  7. Machu Picchu
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Departure: Lima
  • Hike the legendary trail of the Inca’s through the Sacred Valley ending in the magnificent Machu Picchu citadel

Inclusions

GUIDE:
English-speaking guide.

ACCOMMODATION:
Two nights of accommodation in Lima, two nights in the Sacred Valley, three nights at the campsite and one night of accommodation in Cusco.

MEALS:
Daily breakfast starting on day 2. Lunch on day 4 in the Sacred Valley, on days 5, 6 & 7 during the Inca Trail, and on day 8 in Aguas Calientes. Dinner on days 5, 6 and 7 during the Inca trail.

TRANSPORT:
Private transfers from and to the airport. Transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the Inca Trail in the Sacred Valley. Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail).

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
All the visits mentioned in the above itinerary: Casa Aliaga, Cathedral and Larco Museum in Lima; Living Museum of Yucay, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley; Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

Day 1 International Arrival – Lima

Day 2 Lima City Tour

Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley (90 min flight)

Day 4 Sacred Valley: Chinchero, Ollantaytambo & Living Museum of Yucay

Day 5 Sacred Valley – Pisacachucho – Wayllabamba

Day 6 Wayllabamba – Warmi Wañusca – Palcamayo

Day 7 Palcamayo – Chaquicocha – Phuyupatamarcá – Wiñayhuayna

Day 8 Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Day 9 Cusco Departure

  1. Lima
  2. Cusco
  3. Piskacucho
  4. Wayllabamba
  5. Pacaymayo
  6. Wiñaywayna
  7. Machu Picchu

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

TRIP OVERVIEW

There are many routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but there is none like the Inca Trail: the most famous trekking route in the Americas. Arriving in Cusco, prepare to walk for four days on a path through forests and dense fogs, ancient stone steps and discover the remains of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, while enjoying breathtaking views. Following a 46km walk at the top of the Andes, you will be handsomely rewarded with the first exciting views of Machu Picchu from IntiPunku. This guided tour is a unique experience that will remain engraved in your heart forever.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL LIMA

Arrive at Lima Airport. A transportation service and a guide will pick you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in Lima…

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Arrive at Lima’s airport. A transportation service and a guide will pick you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in Lima. The Peruvian capital is a modern metropolis full of history and currently undergoing an exciting process of cultural and economic changes.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Lima. Breakfast included.

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DAY 2: LIMA - CITY TOUR

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Explore Lima’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, packed with fascinating historic buildings…

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Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Explore Lima’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown. See the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Admire Lima’s Cathedral, built during the 16th century and then visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains, Jeronimo de Aliaga. This is the only house from that time, still belonging to the same family. Continue to the traditional Pueblo Libre district and visit the Larco Museum, located in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the seventh century. The museum boasts a complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Lima. Breakfast included.

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DAY 3: LIMA - CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (90 min flight)

Have breakfast at the hotel, before transferring to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco…

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Have breakfast at the hotel, before transferring to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco.

Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco must arrive not later than noon.

Arrive at Cusco airport and enjoy your transfer to the selected hotel at the Sacred Valley. On the way, taking the route to Pisaq, you will visit the Inkary Museum, which exhibits the history and culture of different civilizations of ancient Peru. At your arrival to the hotel, you will be assisted with the check-in and accommodation.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Sacred Valley. Breakfast included.

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DAY 4: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY: CHINCHERO, OLLANTAYTAMBO & LIVING MUSEUM OF YUCAY

After having breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transported to the town of Chinchero, a traditional village located on a lookout point above the Sacred Valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve artisan traditions they’ve inherited from their Incas ancestors…

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Breakfast at the hotel. During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel in Cusco to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban center located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a center Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions.

Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and live a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cozy atmosphere. At the end of this activity, you are transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Sacred Valley. Breakfast and lunch included.

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DAY 5: SACRED VALLEY - PISCACUCHO - WAYLLABAMBA

You will be picked up very early in the morning from your hotel in the Sacred Valley, to Piscacucho…

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You will be picked up very early in the morning from your hotel in the Sacred Valley, to Piscacucho (Km. 82), from where the hike to the Inca trail begins. On the way, we will have a stop in the town of Ollantaytambo for 15 to 20 minutes. Once we arrive in Piscacucho, we will start with the trek until we reach our camp in Wayllabamba. Lunch will be served en route. This day we will walk between 5 – 6 hours (7.7 miles). In the camp, dinner will be served and we will spend the night.

Overnight at the campsite in Wayllabamba. Breakfast, box lunch and dinner are included.

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DAY 6: WAYLLABAMBA - WARMI WAÑUSCA - PACAYMAYO

After breakfast, we will start with the most difficult part of the walk, which consists of…

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After breakfast, we will start with the most difficult part of the walk, which consists of ascending towards the highest point of the road, the Abra de Warmi Wañusca (4,200mts / 13,776ft). Then we will begin to descend towards our second camp in Pacaymayo, where lunch and dinner will be served, and we will spend the night. This day we will walk between 6 – 7 hours (7.2 miles).

Overnight at the campsite in Pacaymayo. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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DAY 7: PACAYMAYO - CHAQUICOCHA - PHUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYHUAYNA

This day is the longest, but the most impressive and interesting, due to the amount of…

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This day is the longest, but the most impressive and interesting, due to the amount of archeological complexes and cloud forest that we will find while we walk. From Pacaymayo, we will ascend to the Runkurakay pass, and then descend to Chaquicocha, to enjoy a delicious and refreshing lunch. At the end, we will continue ascending until we reach the Phuyupatamarca pass (3,700mts / 12,073ft), we will walk in the cloud forest until we reach our last Wiñayhuayna camp (2,679mts / 8,792ft). This day we walk between 8 – 9 hours (10 miles). In the camp, dinner will be served and we will spend the night.

Overnight at the camp site in Wiñayhuayna. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

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DAY 8: WIÑAYHUAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Very early we will restart the walk after having breakfast, until we reach the Intipunku…

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Very early we will restart the walk after having breakfast, until we reach the Intipunku (Puerta del Sol), entrance door to Machu Picchu. With the first rays of the sun, we will appreciate in all its magnitude the historic sanctuary and then descend until we reach the citadel. For two hours, the guide will explain this Inca wonder, and then have free time to explore and enjoy Machu Picchu. At the end of the tour you will return by bus to Aguas Calientes. Lunch at Café Inkaterra Machu Picchu Town. In the afternoon, we will board the train that will transport us to Ollantaytambo and then be transferred to the chosen hotel in the city of Cusco.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Lunch included.

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DAY 9: CUSCO - DEPARTURE

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Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel. A transportation service will take you from the selected hotel to Cusco airport, and a representative will assist you along the way. Breakfast included.

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Inclusions

GUIDE:
English-speaking guide.

ACCOMMODATION:
Two nights of accommodation in Lima, two nights in the Sacred Valley, three nights at the campsite and one night of accommodation in Cusco.

MEALS:
Daily breakfast starting on day 2. Lunch on day 4 in the Sacred Valley, on days 5, 6 & 7 during the Inca Trail, and on day 8 in Aguas Calientes. Dinner on days 5, 6 and 7 during the Inca trail.

TRANSPORT:
Private transfers from and to the airport. Transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the Inca Trail in the Sacred Valley. Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail).

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
All the visits mentioned in the above itinerary: Casa Aliaga, Cathedral and Larco Museum in Lima; Living Museum of Yucay, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley; Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.

Not Included

  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during your meals.
  • Meals not stated in the program description.
  • Tips for your driver and guide.
  • Additional optional visits.
  • Mandatory supplements for special dates like Easter Holidays, Inti Raymi, National Holidays, Christmas and New Year’s mentioned separately.
  • International flights to Peru.
  • Domestic flights (we advise booking the first flights in the morning).
  • International and domestic airport departure taxes.

RATES

Period of departure: From Jan 1, 2020 to Dec 20, 2020
Package rates per person in US dollars in double accommodation

Category Double
Comfort 1,509
Standard 1,535
Superior 1,629
First Class 1,785
Luxury 2,319

Third person/child policy
Child aged 0 to 1 year 11 months, no charge (no extra bed provided). Child aged 2 to 5 years is considered category ‘child without bed’. Child aged 6 to 10 years is considered category ‘child with bed’. Children aged 10 and up should consider the additional charge for the Cusco BTC ticket, detailed in the Optional Supplements section for all programs that include Cusco.

Other considerations:

  • Rates not applicable on the following dates in 2020: Easter holidays (April 5 to April 12), Inti Raymi sun festival (June 22 to 28), National Holidays (July 27 to 31), Christmas, New Year’s, conferences or special events.
  • All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.
  • Rates do not apply to residents with more than 60 days of stay, nor corporate passengers (4 or more nights in Lima).
  • Bookings shall include the passenger’s full name, nationality, passport number, age and date of birth. Shared Inca Trail services only operate from Tuesday to Saturday and need a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.
  • Itinerary subject to change due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Peru.

ADD-ONS

Want to get the most out of your trip? Let us know if you’d like to include these optional activities (all rates are per person and in US dollars):

The classics of Peruvian Gastronomy

$117

Walking tour through Barranco's iconic "huariques", small restaurants, popular for locals. The tour includes transfers from the hotel to the begining of the tour and back, a cooking demonstration and tasting of 15 local flavours. Shared service.

City tour in Cusco

$56.5

Includes visits to: Coricancha,
Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

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