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Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes - Inca Trail

Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes - Inca Trail

From {{totalPrice}} EUR Extra expenses at the destination Kindly review the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu rules and restrictions: https://www.gadventures.com/terms-conditions/inca-trail-booking-policies/
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel experts will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. The price is a from-price and varies with the date. See the exact price when selecting date.
What's included?
From 1300 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel experts will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. The price is a from-price and varies with the date. See the exact price when selecting date.
What's included?
Duration
14 days
Starts in
Lima
Ends in
Cuzco
Group size
Max 18, avg 14.
Travel type
18-to-Thirtysomethings
Climb the legendary Inca Trail to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast, or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines the adventure is yours to choose! With the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region's main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials 14 days of maximum Peru at minimum cost. This is everything you imagined Peru would be and more!
Itinerary

Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes - Inca Trail

Day 1 - Lima

Arrive at any time. Get to know your group tonight as you head out to one of the many bars and restaurants in the bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco. Enjoy a local craft beer with your fellow travellers as you get excited for the adventure to come. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. (Check-in time is approx 3pm.) After the welcome meeting, head out for an optional dinner at a nearby local restaurant. If you arrive late, no worries, the CEO will leave you a message at the front desk.

Day 2 - Lima/Nazca

Choose to soar over the iconic Nazca Lines today with a pre-bookable flight, or take a tour of the Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio. Tonight, catch some z's on an overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 3 - Nazca/Arequipa

Enjoy free time to explore Nazca and opt for a flight over the famous Nazca Lines. Assist in preparing a traditional "Pachamanca" dinner, before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 4 - Arequipa

Welcome to Arequipa! Take the day to explore what is known as the 'white city.' If you're into history and architecture, visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, where you'll get a unique glimpse into a bygone way of life. For spicy food lovers, visiting one of the 'picanterias' is a must. Satisfy your craving with a variety of local regional foods: alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces.

Day 5 - Arequipa/Colca Canyon

Enjoy a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley and venture to the impressive Colca Canyon ?? one of the deepest canyons in the world ?? on an overnight excursion. With a little luck, you'll spot Andean condors soaring over the majestic Andes. Keep a lookout for other unusual animals! Give your body some much needed relaxation by taking a dip in the the hot springs.

Day 6 - Colca Canyon

Get an early start to be on the look out for condors. Travel from Chivay town to a condor viewpoint to get a glimpse of these magnificent birds in the air. On the way back, stop in local villages, and see old terraces.

Day 7 - Cusco

Free day in Cusco to explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or just relax in a cafe.

Day 8 - Cusco/Ccaccaccollo

Head into the Sacred Valley today to visit the G-Adventures supported women's weaving co-op in the Ccaccaccollo community. Learn about weaving, and meet the adorable resident llamas. If you see a knitted item you like, buy it ?? a perfect keepsake from your journey. Stop and sample some craft beer at a brewery on your way to Ollantaytambo.

Day 9 - Ccaccaccollo/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas. You can choose take a Sacred Valley tour and visit the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (market days only), and the large ruin site of Ollantaytambo that lies adjacent to the town of the same name. Catch your breath at Ollantaytambo and prepare for the hike the next morning.

Day 10 - Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where your trek begins. Hike through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons. You'll see several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.

Day 11 - Inca Trail

Get an early start today to climb the long steep path to Warmiwanusca, 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 some much needed R&R.

Day 12 - 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, you 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 Winay Wayna ruins (""forever young"") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 13 - Machu Picchu/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 enjoy free time to explore. If there's enough time, you can choose to visit the Inca Bridge. 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. Tonight, dance the night away at a popular night club.

Day 14 - Cusco

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
Kindly review the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu rules and restrictions: https://www.gadventures.com/terms-conditions/inca-trail-booking-policies/

Accommodation

Simple hotels (7 nts), overnight bus (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).

Local transport

Hiking, local bus, train.

Meals

Allow USD245-320 for meals not included. 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Please be aware

Lima
- Lima Cooking Class (4hrs) (79USD per person)
- Lima City Tour (65-85USD per person)
- Magic Circuit of Water and Tapas Night (68USD per person)

Pachacamac
- Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show (98USD per person)

Nazca
- Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour (80PEN per person)
- Flight over Nazca Lines
- Sandboarding at Cerro Blanco (130PEN per person)

Arequipa
- Juanita Museum (60PEN per person)
- Arequipa City Tour

Chivay
- Hot Springs (15PEN per person)

Cusco
- Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person)
- Inka Museum (10PEN per person)
- Cusco Tourist Ticket (130PEN per person)
- Cusco Cooking Class

Urubamba
- **Whitewater Rafting Urubamba (165PEN per person)

Lamay
- Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Ollantaytambo
- Ollantaytambo Ruins Visit
- Sacred Valley Tour (220PEN per person)
- Sacred Valley Brewery

Peru: Ancient Cities & the Andes - Inca Trail

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