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Peru Holidays & Tours

The Inca Trail Peru

From €939pp
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Depart From
Cusco, Peru
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
7 Days
Destination
Peru
Price
From €939pp
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One of the most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world’s best known hikes. The four-day Inca Trail trek will reward you with a stunning combination of the region’s ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forests. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12

Day 1

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - 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 3 - Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 - 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 5 - Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. 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 the cloud forest on a 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 6 - 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 for a guided tour of the site and enjoy 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.

Meals included:  Breakfast

Day 7 - Cusco

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • All domestic flights and taxes
  • 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)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
 

Accommodations

  • Hotels (3 nts), camping (3 nts).

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners 
  • Allow USD115-150 for meals not included.

Transportation

  • Train, private van, hiking.

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • International flights to South America
  • Travel insurance
  • Further tours in Peru or other destinations in South America.

Subject to availability.Terms and conditions apply. Flight taxes subject to change at all times.

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