Multi-Day Tour | Private

Exploring the Land of the Incas (Inca Trail) (11 days)

Metropolitan Touring - Peru

Lima, Peru To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures Now Through: 20 Jun 2018

Exploring the Land of the Incas (Inca Trail) (11 days)


Day 1
Lima, Peru
None None

Day 1: Lima (-/-/-)

Upon arrival into Lima International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information for each city and a 24-hour emergency number.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast

Day 2: Lima (B/-/-)

AM: This special City Tour will take you back and show you 500 years of history of Lima. You will discover the history and traditions hidden in every corner of the capital of Peru.

Visit to the market of Surquillo where we will see and try some exotic fruits and vegetables grown in the country. Continue to Lima downtown.

We will stop at El Cordano bar, a Lima institution since 1905. This old-world dining hall with its swinging, “saloon-style” doors has received practically every Peruvian president for the last 100 years as a customer. From here we will visit some historical buildings on a pleasant walking tour. We will visit The Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the residence of the Archbishop and the administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima. The current building is considered a prime example of neo-colonial architectural that developed in Lima.

Continue with our walking visit, we will pass through The Jiron de la Union, a pedestrian street that for many years was one of the most important boulevards of the city. We will finish our Lima´s Down Town visit with a delicious Piscosour at El Bolivar Hotel, that was declared Historical monument on 1972.

Finally, we will visit the modern part of Lima, passing through Huaca Huallamarca ending in Miraflores with a pleasant 10-minute walk in the Malecon with a nice ocean view.

Day 3
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast

Day 3: Lima / Cusco (B/-/-)

After breakfast at the hotel you will be assisted to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco's airport our representative will assist you with your luggage and drive you to the hotel.

PM: Walking city tour, including a visit to the district of San Blas, with its winding streets, the whitewashed houses, the blue balconies hung with geranium-filled flowerpots, the uneven line of the tiled rooftops and the endless stairways.

In the neighborhood live the folk artists of Cusco, who for centuries have used their hands to tell the tale of their longings and frustrations working in stone and woodcarving, sculpture, doll-making, silverware, weaving and textile arts, gold-leaf, mask-making, and an array of ceramics in utilitarian, architectural, sculptural, monumental, grotesque and many other styles.

Continue with a visit to the Cathedral and the Korikancha temple.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 4
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Cusco / Sacred Valley – Outdoor activities (B/L/-)

Full day Urubamba river rafting (shared excursion)

The Urubamba river runs from the high Andean ranges down through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, past Machupicchu and into the jungle. It has some exciting white water depending on the section of the river being done and the time of the year. One of our most popular Rafting sections during the season is the Chuquicahuana "Chuqui" class IIl sections on the Upper Urubamba river. There are good class III rapids and the water is not contaminated.

We pick you up at your hotel with our private transportation, after one and a half hours drive we arrive to the put -in at the shores of "Cusipata River Lodge " our private campground.

Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. You would be floating for approximately two hours, running class II, introductory type rapids. As additional toys to play on this sections of the river you will have Hydrospeeds and Inflatable kayaks.

Afterwards, we arrive to the take out and drive to our lodge for lunch. Then as an option you can do Zip line across the river.

Transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight in the Valley.

Day 5
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Sacred Valley – Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo Hike (B/L/- )

Level : Easy to moderate trek.

Duration : 6 to 7 hours approximately (2 ½ hours of hiking approx..)

After breakfast, the guide will meet you at your hotel, you will be transferred to the sacred valley until the community of Willoc where we will have chance to have a short walk over this traditional Andean Village that keeps its original way of live, people with their original clothes, houses and traditions, here will have the opportunity to attend a weaving demonstration, to learn their techniques used in the preparation of their materials, the raw material used, and the use of natural dye.

After this visit our transportation will drive us to Pumamarca the beginning of this hike, Pumamarca is an Inca remain, place where we will have time to explore the area and see Inca’s terraces, water canals and the amazing architecture from Inca´s time, all this surrounded from a beautiful view from the high part of the Sacred Valle. After this short visit, we will have time to enjoy our meals (box Lunch) in middle of pure air of the Andes. After lunch time, we continue our hike down to Ollantaytambo crossing Incas terraces, agricultural fields. This hike will be around 1 hour and 45 minutes until we get Ollantaytambo town.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in the Valley.

Day 6
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 6: Inca Trail (Shared services) (B/L/D)

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. These include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rain-forest. Following this ancient Inca Trail, we will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites, half covered by the jungle overgrowth that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Our journey is conducted by experienced guides that will make your trip pleasant and safe


Transfer from the hotel to Km. 82, where we will meet our porters and equipment. We start our trek escorted by the porters, going through semi-arid terrain along the Uruamba River with magnificent views of snow-capped mountains. We leave the Urubamba valley and will have overview haveset off up the Kusichaca River to our first camp site in Huayllabamba (around 3000 m.a.s.l – 9842 f.a.s.l).

(Lunch /Dinner)

· Km 82 to Huayllabamba: 11 km / 6 hours approximately.

Day 7
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 7: Inca Trail (B/L/D)


After a healthy breakfast we begin to walk to the Warmihuañusca pass (4200 mts - 13860 ft. approximately). After a short time, we will reach the top of the pass. From this place, it is possible to see the other side of the way leading to Runkurakay ruins.

At the end of a gorge, we will stop at a place called Pacaymayo (3600 mts. – 11181 ft.), our second camp.


· Huayllabamba-Pacaymayo: 7km / 7 hours approximately

Day 8
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Day 8: Inca Trail (B/L/D)


We depart from Pacaymayo and a while later a zigzagging but short ascent will take us to the Runkurakay circular ruins. There is no sign of human life, only great forests and abrupt hills. After a good rest, we will start our way down and then we can clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point. In a short while we will get the steps which go up to Sayacmarca ruins (3620 mts – 11946 ft approximately). From Sayacmarca the stone

road begins to go into the jungle, continuing our trek towards Phuyupatamarca ruins. The trail crosses the "Lago Seco" and for brief moments we will go up and down. We will then cross "The Tunnel", a natural cavity produced by a landslide but adapted by the Incas. The Inca Trail well-traced borders continuous on the hills full of moss and ferns. After crossing a small pass, we will see some steep steps and under these the Ceremonial Center of Phuyupatamarca ruins (3650 mts – 12045 ft approximately). We continue hiking for 3 more hours until we reach Wiñaywayna (2700 mts – 8,856ft approximately), the main archaeological site after Machu Picchu in the Inca Trail, we will visit the site to then descend to our campsite.


· Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna: 9 km / 7 hours approximately.

· Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna: 4 Km / 3 hours approximately

Note: If passengers must return to Cusco the 4th day, then campsite must be Wiñaywayna. If passengers can get to Cusco the following day, then last campsite may be Phuyupatamarca.

Day 9
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Inca Trail to Machupicchu (B/-/D)


We start early in the morning going down the trail, from where we can see the Urubamba valley and the river. The path goes down to Wiñay Wayna ruins (2650 mts – 8745 ft approximately), the most important ruins after Machu Picchu, heading then towards Inti Punku (2740 mts - 9042 ft approximately), the Gate of the Sun, our last pass. A boxed lunch will be provided. From this place, Machu Picchu (2450 mts - 8085 ft approximately) looks unreal and beautiful. We have the rest of the day to visit the entire citadel. Then we will head down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Overnight.

(Breakfast /Lunch box)

· Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu : 5 km /4 hours approximately

· Phuyupatamarca – Machu Picchu: 9 km / 7 hours approximately

Day 10
Cusco, Peru
None Breakfast

Day 10: Machupicchu / Cusco (B/-/-)

Check out at 10am. Morning at leisure without guide (2nd entrance fee NOT included)

Excellent opportunity to perform some of the following activities by your own:

· Visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu for the second time.

· For the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Huayna Picchu (if it is not raining) from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant. Arriving at the top takes about two hours and a half and it must be before 13:00 hours. It is necessary to register in an office at the beginning of the trail.

In the afternoon, back to Cusco by train, and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 11
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast

Day 11 Cusco / Lima / … (B/-/-)

Your transferman and private driver will drive you to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Assistance at the airport for your international flight departure

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This is a soft adventure itinerary. In addition to a lovely full day hiking and river rafting, we have included the 4 day Inca Trail to ensure you reach Machu Picchu the best possible way: on foot

Best time to travel: This itinerary is possible year round, except February when the Inca Trail is closed. Absolute Best time: April –June

The itineraries are planned with great care, although, for operational reasons, it may be necessary to change the sequence of activities in the itinerary or the specified route, and though such cases are exceptional, in general the itinerary should be treated only as a basic guideline.

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