Inca Discovery

Main destination Peru

Inca Discovery

Main destination Peru

8 days, Lima to Cusco

was $1699
now: $1444

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. Our knowledgeable CEOs will work hard to make certain the first glimpse of Machu Picchu will burn itself into your memory.

Inca Trail Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Lima/Cusco
Early flight to Cusco. Free day for shopping and exploring the city. Optional city tour.
Meals 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 exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp
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 Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna
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 Wiñaywayna/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. 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. 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 8 Cusco
Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast

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: 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
Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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