Last update 09/20/2023

Peru Trek

Overview

We are thrilled to announce our 2018 INCA TRAIL CHALLENGE!

If you have Machu Picchu in your bucket list and would love to hike the path of the Incas, then this tour is FOR YOU! You will visit the CITY OF THE KINGS, Lima, enjoy its delicious and popular traditional Peruvian food, as well as, visit the modern and historic areas. Then the adventure awaits in Cusco, where you will get to know the city, the Sacred Valley and be able to see the sunrise in the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu. All through a once in a life experience: the Inca Trail.
All this accompanied by a local, who will make sure you get to experience the traditional and off the beaten path points in each city.
BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW and be part of this amazing journey through the capital of Peru and heart of the Andeans!

DEPARTURE DATE: JULY 2018

Additionally, our company is part of a project pro-conservation of the protected areas of The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. We support and promote responsible and conscious tourism, given our clients the opportunity to have a trip with a positive impact in our flora, fauna and Andean communities. Our mission is to educate our clients into support and act accordingly with our good practices that focus in keeping and maintaining our eco-system, culture and legacy for future generations to enjoy and be part of.

Itinerary

DAY 1     ARRIVAL TO PERU – JULY 11th

Arrive to Peru. Reception and transfer to the selected hotel in Lima. At night, we will gathered at the hotel’s restaurant to enjoy a delicious welcome dinner based on a Peruvian food menu. Overnight in Lima

Meals: Welcome Dinner

DAY 2     LIMA / CUSCO – PM CITY TOUR + NEARBY RUINS – JULY 12nd

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cusco. (Airfare NOT included). Assistance at your arrival in Cusco and transfer to the selected hotel; at the hotel a hot Coca tea will be waiting for you to help you avoid altitude sickness. In the afternoon, we will start our Cusco city tour. We will be taken on a guided sightseeing tour through the city, visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha. Then, we’ll drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay (the Inca baths), Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. When the tour ends, we will return to the hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3     CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY TOUR – JULY 13rd

After breakfast we will have a full day excursion to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, where we will visit the traditional Indian market of Pisac. After having lunch in a local countryside restaurant, we will visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley.  Finally, we will visit the last part of our tour, the village of Chincheros, where we will able to meet local handcraft makers and purchase any souvenirs if we would like. At the end of the tour, we will return to the city. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4     INCA TRAIL – WUAYLLABAMBA  – JULY 14th

We start early this morning with breakfast at the hotel and then a train ride to Chilca, where our trekking begins. We trek along the banks of the Urubamba River until we reach the magnificent ruins of Llactapata. Once we arrive in camp the porters will have put up our tents and hot drinks will be served.  After enjoying an evening meal, sleep will be early this evening as the effects of altitude and exertion take their toll. Overnight in campsite

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5    HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU – JULY 15th      

Possibly the hardest day of the trek, we rise early and head to the highest point of the trail – the impressive Warmiwanusca (Dead woman’s pass 4200m), past humming birds and stunted cloud forest and  out-standing views down the valley. We then descend into the Pacaymayu valley and camp there. Overnight in campsite

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6    PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA – JULY 16th

We then climb again, passing the Inca ruins of Runcu Raccay, to the next pass giving us spectacular views of the Vilcabamba range. Walking on well-preserved Inca pathway we pass Sayacmarca ruins with plenty of time for an in depth tour and explanation. We continue along the ridge, passing through tunnels and fantastic views and a slight ascent brings us to Phuyupatamarca ruins. A steep downhill on an old Inca stair case brings us into the Cloud Forest and the outstanding site of Winaywayna. This is another outstanding ruin full of orchids and swallows. Overnight in campsite

Meals : Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

DAY 7    MACHU PICCHU    – JULY 17th

As we have risen early today we should be in time to see early morning sun lighting up the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins from the ‘Inti Punku’ or ‘Door of the sun’. From here it is a short descent to the world’s most famous ruins, where we will have a guided tour. We will learn about this mesmerizing Inca citadel and will have free time to stroll around to snap some pictures. We will go back down to the town of Aguas Calientes by bus and have lunch. We will have some free time and then go to the train station to  return to Cusco city. Upon arrival to Cusco, we will have some free time to relax and rest. We will meet again for our celebratory dinner after making the Inca Trail. Overnight in Cusco.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

DAY 8    DEPART CUSCO – JULY 18th

After breakfast, transfer to Cusco’s airport for our flight back to Lima (airfare NOT included). Upon arrival to Lima, we will start the City Tour in Lima visiting the most important places of the capital of Peru, such as The Main Square, the Cathedral, the Archbishopric, the Palace of Government, the City Hall of Lima, the railway station and the monumental Convent of San Francisco, where we will see its cloisters, catacombs and the religious museum. We will continue the tour with a visit to Lima’s residential areas, arriving then to the district of Miraflores, where we will have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and its beaches. We will enjoy our goodbye lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Pacific ocean. At an appropriate time, you will be transferred to the International Airport Jorge Chavez for your flight back to your country

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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Details

PROGRAM INCLUDES:  

  • All Transfers in Cusco & Lima

LIMA

  • 01 night in Lima with breakfast in the selected hotel
  • City Tour the last day of the program
  • Welcome Dinner in Lima
  • Lunch in La Rosa Nautica Restaurant the last day before you take the International flight

CUSCO

  • 03 nights in, Cusco with breakfast in the selected hotel
  • 03 nights trekking the Inca Trail with all meals included
  • City tour + nearby ruins
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • 02 Lunch in Cusco
  • 01 Lunch in Sacred Valley
  • 01 Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • 02 Dinners in Cusco
  • 01 Celebration dinner

Inca Trail – Machu Picchu

  • Briefing before the trek
  • Tourist bus transportation to the start point of the trek
  • Tourist bus transportation back from the trek to Aguas Calientes
  • One-way Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco in tourist service
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (With fresh, high quality ingredients, high in energy value and prepared carefully to avoid illness)
  • A porter for each person carrying 7 kilos of personal belongings
  • Daily snack bags
  • Boiled water daily
  • Vegetarian food on request
  • Oxygen and first aid kit
  • Free, safe storage in Cusco for your excess luggage & valuables
  • English/Spanish speaker professional guide
  • Porters (to carry the tents, cooking equipment and toilet tents only)
  • Camping equipment such as tents and mattresses
  • Entrance fees, bilingual guides Spanish – English.
  • Taxes

OPTIONAL:

  • Sleeping bag

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Other services non mentioned in the program
  • Domestic or international flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Gratuities, tips for guides, drivers, porters, waiters, etc.
  • Expenses of personal nature (laundry, beverages, telephone calls, etc).
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
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