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Peru Holidays & Tours

Inca Discovery Tour

From €1049pp
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
8 Days
Destination
Peru
Price
From €1049pp
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Spend 8 days exploring this beautiful, fascinating and historic country.

Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this adventure includes a four-day trek along the Inca Trail.

This is one of the world’s best-known hikes and will reward those willing to break a sweat with a stunning combination of mountainscapes, cloud forests, and jungles. We run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment.

Included Activities

  • Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)

Continue reading for a detailed itinerary of this Inca Discovery Tour and the Inca Trek which is included in this tour.

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Lima/Cusco

Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Opt for a city tour.

Meal included: Breakfast

Day 3 Cusco/ Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.

After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into things with a straight forward day of hiking, the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins will give you plenty to look at.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Inca Trail

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions.

The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Machu Picchu/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket.

Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meal included: Breakfast

Day 8 Cusco 

Depart at any time.

Meal included: Breakfast

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts).

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners -Allow USD140-185 for meals not included.

Transportation

  • Plane, train, private van, hiking.

Staff & experts

  • G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO (Chief Experience Officer) on hike.

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • International Flights - we will price the best available flights for your travel dates
  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

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