From
US$1,579 (excluding flights)
Country
Peru
When to Go
All Year (except February)
Ideal Length
7, 8, 9, 10
Travel Style
Adventure, YOLO, Nature, Explorer

Inca Trail Peru Adventure Package

Overview

Peru has everything you need in a great destination – Spectacular Landscapes, Rich Biodiversity, Ancient History, Living Culture, Great Hospitality, Delicious Food & the list goes on. The country’s #1 attraction is Machu Picchu.  The easiest and most popular way to get to there is via train, but if you are looking for an experience of a lifetime, we recommend booking our Inca Trail Peru Adventure Package.

One word to describe the Lost City of the Incas is SPECTACULAR. It sits at 2,430 meters above sea level and is surrounded by majestic peaks. Your first glimpse of it makes you wonder how the Incas built this incredible city in the middle of nowhere without modern tools.

The Inca Trail is the most popular trek in South America and the classic trek takes 4 days to complete. Starting at km. 82, the trail is 40 km long (25 miles), but a significant chunk is up steep mountain paths. It is magical as you get to experience wildlife, lush forests, amazing mountain peaks and see ancient ruins only accessible via the trail. You are also taking the same trails taken by ancient Incas hundreds of years ago.

Our Inca Trail Peru Package starts off in Lima as most international flights arrive in Peru’s capital. It is one of the world’s culinary meccas, so we recommend staying at least 1 or 2 nights there.  The package also includes 3 nights in Cuzco with 2 nights prior to Inca Trail so that you can acclimate to the altitude followed by 1 night at the end of the trip.

Keep in mind that only 500 people (including porters) can start the Inca Trail per day so booking in advance is recommended.  The package is offered year-round with June to August being high season.  Peru has two seasons – dry & wet. Dry season is May – October & Wet Season is November to April. The month of February, the Inca Trail is closed to allow it to replenish.

Included

Inca Trail Peru Adventure Package Includes

  • Airfare International & Domestic (Optional)
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Lima
    • Lima City Tour
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Cuzco
    • Cuzco City Tour plus nearby Ruins
  • 3 Nights Accommodation on Inca Trail
      • Pre-departure briefing
      • Transportation from Cuzco Hotel to Start of Inca Trail
      • Inca Trail and Machupicchu Entrance fee
      • Tents
      • Sleeping bags
      • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
      • Kitchen tent
      • English speaking professional and official tourist guide
      • Chef and cooking equipment.
      • Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
      • Accommodation for all our staff.
      • Meals (04B, 03L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
      • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead.
      • First-aid kit.
      • Bus ticket from Machupicchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes.
      • Vistadome Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
      • Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
    • Daily Breakfast in Lima & Cuzco
    • Airport Transfers in Lima & Cuzco
Itinerary

Inca Trail Peru Package Sample Itinerary

*This itinerary can be completely customized to your preferences. **masl = meters above sea level

Day 1 (Lima): Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Lima.

Day 2 (Lima – Cuzco): In the morning, we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. The highlights of the tour include the “Parque del Amor”, Huaca Pucllana, Lima’s Main Square where the Government Palace & Town Hall are located as well as the Cathedral and the Santo Domingo Convent.  In the afternoon, you will be picked up for your flight to Cuzco. When you arrive in Cuzco, there will be a driver there to take you to your hotel. Night at Leisure.

Day 3 (Cuzco): Morning at Leisure. In the afternoon, you will be picked up for your Cuzco Tour. The highlights of the tour include the Cusco Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas and the fabulous Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, which was the heart of the Inca Empire.  You will also visit the spectacular ruins of the Sacsayhuaman fortress/temple overlooking the city, as well as the ruins of Q’enko, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay nearby.

Day 4 (Cuzco – Inca Trail): Our adventure begins between 6:00 and 6:20 am, your guide will pick you at your hotel. It will be a 3-hour trip to KM 82, including a stop in Ollantaytambo for some shopping or breakfast. On the way we will have a view of the communities that are part of the Sacred Valley; Chinchero, Maras, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. We will arrive at Km 82 approximately at 9:30 am, in this place we will meet the team that will accompany us during our trek (porters, cooks and the travel coordinator). The hike will highlight the beautiful snow-capped La Verónica a and visit the archaeological group of Patallacta. After an hour of hiking, we will arrive to Tarayoc here we will have lunch and we will be able to recover forces to continue until 3000 m.s.n.m, Wayllabamba, place where we will camp.

Day 5 (Inca Trail): The day starts with a delicious breakfast, then we start our trek direct to the Abra of Warmi Huañuska at
4,200 masl, the most complicated section of the route. We ascend gradually from 3,000 masl, making stops to rest and receive explanations from the guide about the Flora and Fauna of the area. ¡It will certainly be a great adventure! We will arrive at the top around 1:00 pm, we will make a little rest and we will continue the way of descent until arriving at our camp Pacaymayu 3,600 masl.

Day 6 (Inca Trail): We will start our trek after a delicious breakfast. Today we will cover 16 km of trail for about 8 to 9 hours. On the way we will see different archeological centers and more than 100 varieties of orchids, as well as wildlife. We will pass through two Inca tunnels, descend for more than 3 thousand stone steps, and walk through the original Inca sites. We will arrive at our camp around 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm to have dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 7 (Inca Trail – Machu Picchu – Cusco): Only two hours separates us from arriving at Machu Picchu,, we will wake up very early to continue our route. We will line up at the checkpoint and continue along a narrow road until we reach the Inti Punku (The Sun Gate), a tall and enigmatic place where we will see the majestic horizon of Machu Picchu, from here you can take the photo postcard. The guide will give a short introduction of the history of Machu Picchu and then continue until arriving at the Inca citadel. At approximately 8:00 am, the tour will begin, lasting about 2.5 hours, then you will have some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. At the end we will descend to the town where you will have lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, board the Vistadome train that will transport us to the city of Cusco. When you arrive in Cusco, you will be taken to your hotel.

Day 8 (End of Tour): The adventure has ended and your driver will pick you up about 2 to 3 hours prior to your flight.

Accommodation

Lima Hotel Options

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

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Dazzler Lima Hotel

Dazzler Lima Hotel

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Allpa Hotel Suites Lima

Allpa Hotel Suites Lima

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Cuzco Hotel Options

Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco

Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco

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sonesta hotel cusco

Sonesta Hotel Cusco

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Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel

Maytaq Wasin Boutique Hotel Cuzco

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Activities

The following tours are included in your package. Keep in mind that we can customize this package to include more tours as well if you decide to stay more days in in Cuzco.

Lima City tour

Lima City Tour

Discover the wealth of historic and modern attractions found in the Peruvian capital of Lima during this 4-hour Lima City Tour.

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cusco city tour plus ruins

Cusco City Tour plus Ruins

Get a comprehensive overview of Cusco on this half-day guided sightseeing tour.

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