12 days/ 11 nights
Guaranteed departure with min. 6 ppl
12 days / 11 nights
Activity Level: Demanding*
Cusco / Arrival Day / City Tour
Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting for you to assist you with your transfer to your hotel. At noon (12:00), meet your Tour Leader for a welcome meeting. After the welcome meeting. Begin a city tour of Cusco's historical sites.
Return to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.
Sacred Valley / Ollantaytambo
Begin a tour of the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, tour the Inka market of Pisac, walk through the enigmatic ruins of Pisac and enjoy spectacular views of this beautiful green valley. Stop at a restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch. End the day touring the fascinating ruins of Ollantaytambo. Transfer to your hotel to spend the night.
Travellers with Cusco stay will return to Cusco.
Inca Trail - Huayllabamba
You'll be picked up in your hotel to be transferred to KM 82 to start a 15km hike on the ancient path of the Incas. Along the hike, enjoy amazing views of lush green mountains and the giant snow-capped, Mount Veronica (5,682 m.a.s.l). Camp tonight will be at Huayllabamba.
Travellers with Cusco stay will have the day at their leisure to explore Cusco.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Inca Trail / Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo
After breakfast, continue your hike up to the highest pass on the trail, Dead Woman pass (Warmiwañusca at 4,200 m.a.s.l). Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the valley. Along with your guide, learn about the native plants you will encounter on the trail. After lunch, walk down to Pacaymayo Valley where the tents will be set up to spend the night
Travellers with Cusco stay will enjoy another day at their leisure to keep exploring this magical city.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Inca Trail / Pacaymayo - Wiñayhuayna
After breakfast, carry on with your hike up to the second pass, Runku Rakay at 3,800 m.a.s.l. After the pass, descend down to a ancient Inca Temple, Sayacmarca. Enjoy splendid views of the snow-capped mountains around. After lunch, continue towards Wiñayhuayna where you'll spend the night.
Travellers with Cusco stay will enjoy a fantastic scenic train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wiñayhuayna / Machu Picchu / Cusco
Finally, the most exciting day has arrived. Begin with a very early start to hike up to the entrance of the ancient Incas' citadel, the Sun Gate. Upon arrival, enjoy remarkable views of Machu Picchu and if nature allows, you'll have the chance to be a witness of the terrific Sunrise. After spending some time at the sun gate, make your way down to the complex where you'll enjoy a very informative tour through this lovely Inca complex. After the tour, enjoy some free time before heading down to Aguas Calientes town to take a train back to Ollantaytambo. From here, take a transfer back to Cusco.
Travellers with Cusco stay will take a bus ride up to Machu Picchu to join the group members who will be arriving from the Inca Trail, together, start an exciting tour through the most beautiful Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu.
Cusco / Free day
After 4 exhausted trekking days, take the day-off at your leisure to to relax. However, if you do still have energy, get involved on one of these optional activities.
Cusco / Rainbow Mountain
Pick-up between 3:30-4:00 am, begin an exciting tour to the marvellous colourful small mountain range (Rainbow Mountain). Hike around the mountain range whilst enjoying fantastic views of the colourful landscape. Reach the highest point of the rainbow mountain, Vinicunca mountain situated at 5,033metres / 16.508ft). After enjoying a fabulous time upon the summit. Return to Cusco, along the way, stop for lunch.
Cusco / Puno
Head to the bus terminal for a trip to Puno, the city with the highest elevation on this tour. Along the way, enjoy dramatic landscape changes, from tree lined roads and green mountains to the dried steppes of the Altiplano High Plains. A private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to explore Puno at your leisure.
Puno / Uros Floating Islands / Taquile Island
Take a boat ride from the port of Puno to Taquile Island. Stop at the Uros Floating Islands where you can interact with local families and practice Aymara language words, the native Uros language. Continue your boat ride for 3 more hours to reach Taquile Island. Upon arrival, begin hiking on a gradually ascending path to reach some local communities. Visit the communal cooperative crafts market and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with magnificent views of the island's surroundings. After lunch, return to the port for a boat ride back to Puno.
Head to Juliaca Airport for your return flight to Lima. Take a transfer to your hotel located in the district of Miraflores. In the afternoon, begin a 3-hour city tour through the most historic sites of the city of Kings, Lima. Visit the Plaza de Armas (main square) with its beautiful colonial wooden balconies and San Francisco church with its catacombs. On the way back to Miraflores, drive alongside Lima’s green coast, La Costanera Verde.
|1||Cusco||Rojas Inn Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
|2||Ollantaytambo||Intitambo Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
|6||Cusco||Rojas Inn Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
|7||Cusco||Rojas Inn Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
|8||Cusco||Rojas Inn Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
|9||Puno||Hacienda Plaza de Armas Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
|10||Puno||Hacienda Plaza de Armas Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
|11||Lima||Faraona Hotel||Standard Dwb/Twin Room|
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