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Inca Discovery
8 Days Lima to Cusco
Includes 7 Nights Accommodation, Guided Tour, 14 Meals, Arrival Transfer

Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time. This adventure includes a trek along the Inca Trail or a relaxing train ride 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. As the region's largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters and quality food, service and equipment.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sample seafood in Lima
  • Explore ruins and haggle at local markets in the Sacred Valley
  • Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Learn ancient traditions at the Women's Weaving Co-op

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with a visit to a women's weaving project and lunch at the Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village (full-day)
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4-day)
  • Handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Plane, train, van, hiking
  • Specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike

NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance fees not listed
  • International air (also applies to trans-border flights)
  • Applicable tourist visas
  • Incidentals
  • Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Optional tours or optional admissions

TOUR MAP

 

ITINERARY

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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 - Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 - Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp

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 - Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna

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 - Wiñaywayna/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. 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. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Day 8 Cusco

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

*Per person based on double occupancy, priced in CAD. Rates and dates are subject to availability. Call for details. Prices do not include air travel.Note that hotels may differ depending on your selected travel date. Please enquire for a complete itinerary for your selected travel date.