Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu 8 Days

Main destination Peru · About Escorted or Guided Tour

Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu 8 Days

Main destination Peru · About Escorted or Guided Tour
Here's a week that'll take care of two bucket list wishes in one fell swoop. Start your adventure celebrating with thousands of international travellers at Inti Raymi, the largest Andean festival in Peru. Tickets can be hard to come by for travellers (but not for us). Then hike the iconic Inca Trail to the once-in-a-lifetime lost city of the Inca, Machu Picchu. Get in touch with your spiritual side with these two unforgettable experiences.

8 Days Cusco to Cusco June 23-30/2018

Day 1Cusco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cusco

Watch the city come alive with dancers and performers marching up to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman in the ceremony to honour the Sun God Inti. Join thousands of spectators and observe the elaborate re-enactment of Incan rituals in a ceremony dedicated to Pachamama (the Mother Earth goddess).

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting the Pisac ruins. Break at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Explore the Ollantaytambo ruints with a local guide. In the evening, partake in an exclusive Inti Raymi celebration ceremony with the Sacred Valley as a scenic backdrop.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Ocaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit | G Adventure for Good Parwa Community Restaurant in 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 Warmiwanusca, better know as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the hightest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,760 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 WiƱay 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

  • G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Inti Raymi reenactment ceremony
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
  • Exclusive Sacred Valley cultural experience
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • 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

Train, private van, hiking.

Staff & experts

G Representative in Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.

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

My Own Room - From $349.00

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.





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