Inca Discovery 8 Days

Main destination Peru · About Adventure

Inca Discovery 8 Days

Main destination Peru · About Adventure
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.

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Good Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit | Good Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into things with a straight forward day of hiking, the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins will give you plenty to look at.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Inca Trail

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 Inca Trail

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 Machu Picchu/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. 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 until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. 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

What's Included

  • Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD140-185 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, train, private van, hiking.

Staff & experts

G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Peru Culinary Bundle - From $223.00

Enjoy two half-day cooking activities: one in Cusco and one in Lima. During both, visit local markets, select ingredients, and enjoy unique Peruvian dishes influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan. The activity in Lima is supported by the G Values Fund – an initiative that provides low-interest loans to CEOs who wish to start businesses that enhance the experience of our travellers. Best Bite Peru is run by former CEO Ruben Diaz.

My Own Room - From $199.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.


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. Cancellantions Policy

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