INCA TRAIL TOUR AND MACHUPICCHU DISCOVERY

Adventure and Cultural Tour

10 Days Tour from USD 1456

Price per person based in two people

Trip Grade

This trip involves physical activity. A good level of fitness is recommended

Gain a greater understanding for the ancient Peru with this adventurous Inca Trail Tour. It starts in Lima, home to intricate Spanish colonial buildings and great museums. Exploring Cusco is a must for all who want to experience the Incan history. Finally the highlight of this itinerary, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Walk the most famous ancient path in South America with magical, mysterious landscapes, inca sites and strikingly diverse flora and fauna.

Inca Trail Tour Advantages

  • Walk through the Andean Cloud Forest to mystical Machu Picchu
  • See llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos at a center in AwanaKancha
  • Rise early to enjoy the sunrise over magnificent Machu Picchu ruins
  • Meet farmers and  children of the sacred valley during a visit of a remote community
  • Explore the local marketplace in busy Cusco

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL TO LIMA

Overnight in LIMA (Altitude: Sea Level)


On arrival at the airport, you will be greated  by a Face Peru representative who will scort you directly to your hotel. En route, you can ask any further questions about the accommodation or the activities planned during your inca trail tour to Machu Picchu.

DAY 2 - COLONIAL MAGNIFICENCE, BOHEMIAN BARRANCO

Overnight in LIMA (Altitude: Sea Level)
Meals: Breakfast

Overnight in LIMA (Altitude: Sea Level)
Meals: Breakfast


To get a real flavor for the country, you will be whisked around the wonderful city of Lima to discover the ancient and the modern seamlessly blended together. Your tour  begins in the lively seaside disctrict of Miraflores. There, you will visit the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site. Afterwards you will head to the historic center of town to see the Monastery of San Francisco where you can discover the twisting underground catacombs. You continue to the Plaza de Armas, a brilliant architectural open space. Finally we will take you through the bohemian disctrit of Barranco where you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. After all this great culture and history you will be returned to the hotel to relax before your inca trail tour begins.

DAY 3 - LIMA/ CUSCO| IN THE CAPITAL OF INCAS

Overnight in CUSCO (Altitude: 3350 m. – 10991 ft)
Meals: Breakfast


You will be scorted to the airport where you will be flying inland on a domestic flight  to Cusco which only takes about one hour. Another representative will greet you and give you a cup of hot peruvian coca tea and some great information about the city and its history before checking into your next accommodation. Once you have dropped your bags off and settled in, you can start your own discovery of Cusco city. You can visit some of the many museums, pick up some authentic souveniers for family and friends before enjoying the tastes of Cusco in a restaurant for an evening meal. This evening you meet your trekking guide to get all the information regarding to your inca trail tour.

DAY 4 - CUSCO | WALKING THE STUNNING RUINS OF SACSAYHUAMAN

Overnight in CUSCO (Altitude: 3350 m. – 10991 ft)
Meals: Breakfast


Today you meet your guide to explore Cusco city and several Inca ruins surrounding it. In the heart of Cusco you will explore the magnificent Sun Temple, or Coricancha, whose inside stone walls were once concealed with gold leaf. We explore San PedroMarket, a hive of local trading activity, to experience the local life. A ten-minute drive will bring you to the vast sacred sanctuary of Sacsayhuaman, a huge inca complex that overlooks Cusco. It was constructed out of enormous rocks (some of them weighing about 30 tons) which all fit without mortar. Close by, you will visit Qenqo, an ancient worship site that showcases evidence of the inca’s impressive talent for carving.

DAY 5 - SACRED VALLEY | REVIVAL OF THE INCAN WEAVING TRADITION

Overnight in Ollantaytambo (Altitude: 2950 m. – 9800 ft)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Today will see you visiting mountainous towns and villages to get a real feel for how the past civilization in this has influenced the modern peoples. We stop in Chinchero for a weaving demonstration. It is well known for its traditional women weavers that still design the ancient patterns. They use only natural alpaca fiber, natural dyes from plants and the cochineal bug that creates red dye, to manufacture high quality textiles. After this enriching experience, you visit Maras salt pans to behold the fascinating system of platforms used since the days of the Incas to extract salt from a natural salty spring. Furthermore, we stop for an Andean lunch in a beautiful location before visiting the circular stone terraces of Moray, an archaeological site used by the Incas for adaptation of crops to high altitude. Finally you will then be scorted to your hotel for the evening.

DAY 6 - INCA TRAIL / WAYLLABAMBA | EASY HIKE

Overnight in Wayllabamba (Altitude:3000 m. – 10000 ft)
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


We will depart from Ollantaytambo by bus to Piscacucho – the starting point of the inca trail tour. A gentle hike is on the agenda today as you begin to acclimatize to the surroundings altitudes. You will get to see some amazing sights as you meander around the hillsides. Walk by the ancient hilltop fort of Huillcaraqay and the beautiful inca site of Llactapata. Along the way, you will take in stunning views of the snow-capped Veronica peak. This truly is hiking and camping with a difference. You will be part of a team who caters to your Inca trail to Machu Picchu experience in spectacular fashion. They will carry everything from the tents and cooking equipment to a portable toilet!

DAY 7 - PACAYMAYO | CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE

Overnight in Pacaymayo (Altitude: 3600 m. – 12300 ft)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


An early start is required today and after breakfast the inca trail tour begins and lasts for a full 9 km. Day two will entail the most difficult part of the trek as we climb up to Warmiwañusca, or Dead  Woman’s pass (4200 m, 13500 ft). Here, the trail changes from dirt to steps and stone pathways and marks the true beggining of the historic Inca Trail. You will see the vegetation change as you ascend, and both llama and alpacas can be seen in the local area as you appoach the mountain pass. At the close of the day two, we will make a steep descent into the valley below to our campsite at Pacaymayo.

DAY 8 - WIÑAYWAYNA | THE MOST SCENIC DAY HIKE

Overnight in Wiñaywayna (Altitude: 2600 m. – 8200 ft)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


A long but rewarding day awaits you!. Today you can expect a flurry of natural history and human civilization in equal measures. Not only will you see archaeological sites, but also the best flora and fauna the inca trail tour has to offer. Your day will unfold like this:

· Ascend from Pacaymayo to Abra Runkurakay.

· Descend to Yanacocha, enter the cloud forest before arriving at Sayacmarca.

· Ascend to Abra Phuyupatamarca via an Inca tunnel carved into the rock.

· Descend to Wiñaywayna where you’ll camp for the final night.

This section of the Inca trail tour to Machu Picchu is possibly one of the most spectacular around and we ensure your experience exceeds any expectations you have at every twist and turn. A truly memorable day!!

DAY 9 - MACHU PICCHU | STUNNING LOST CITY

Overnight in CUSCO (Altitude: 3350 m. – 10991 ft)
Meals: Breakfast


On the fourth day of this inca trail tour you will leave the camp at sunrise and climb up to the Sun Gate named Intipunku. From this amazing vantage point, the best views of the valley can be seen before descending straight into that ancient city of Machu Picchu. You will be given a very informative tour of the site and you will have the chance to ask any burning questions to your knowledgeable tour guide.

After this, you have a few free hours to do whatever you like- explore the surrounding views from different vantage points, climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or visit the Inca Bridge. You will then descend to the close town of Aguas Calientes where you can relax in the hot springs before jumping on the train back to Cusco.

DAY 10 - DEPART LIMA

Meals: Breakfast


You will be taken back to the airport in Cusco for your flight to Lima, and from there continue your journey to the rest of South America or catch a connecting flight back home. Whatever you decide to do next, we know that your vacation in Machu Picchu will be one you will never forget. End of our services

10 Days from

$ 1,456.00

Price per person based in 2 people

Trip grade

This trip involves physical activities. A good level of fitness is recommended for this trip. We typically trek for six or eight hours a day.

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Journey Information

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • ACCOMODATION IN THE SELECTED HOTELS YES
  • MEALS LISTED IN THE ITINERARY YES
  • ENTRANCE TICKETS TO ALL ATTRACTIONS AND SITES YES
  • PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES, LOCAL TOUR GUIDES AND SUPPORT 24/7 YES
  • ALL TRANSPORTATION LISTED IN THE ITINERARY YES
  • INTERNATIONAL, DOMESTIC FLIGHTS AND AIRPORT TAX NO
  • TIPS OF ANY KIND NO
  • INSURANCE OF ANY KIND NO

Notes on our prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

From $ 1456

Based on 3* hotels with a comprehensive collection of small group excursions.

lima: Runcu ***

Cusco: Maytaq Wasin ***

Ollantaytambo: El Albergue ***

From $ 1592

Based on 3* hotels with private excursions throughout.

Lima: Runcu ***

Cusco: Maytaq Wasin ***

Ollantaytambo: El Albergue ***

From $ 1757

Based on 3 and 4* hotels with private excursions throughout.

Lima: Hotel Atton San Isidro ****

Cusco: Sonesta Hotel Cusco ****

Ollantaytambo: El Albergue ***

Value for money

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