Combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world’s best-known hikes. The four-day Inca Trail trek passes through a stunning combination of the region’s ruins, mountainscapes and cloud forests. Once you catch your first glimpse of Machu Picchu in the early morning light, you’ll know it was all worthwhile. If a trek is out of the question for you, there is the option to train to Machu Picchu and continue on with your group
- 6 night guided vacation
- Guided hike to Machu Picchu with cooks and porters on Inca Trail (4 days) or Lares Trail if Inca permit not available or stay 2 extra nights in Cusco, which includes 2 tours and train to Machu Picchu
- TREK: Hotels (3 nts), camping (3 nts) or TRAIN: Hotels (6 nts)
- 8-13 meals depending on chosen route to machu picchu (Allow USD 115-290 for meals not included)
- Machu Picchu guided tour
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities by Train, private van, hiking
- Ccaccaccollo Community and Women’s Weaving Co-op visit
- Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
- Handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
- Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail or Lares Trail guide on hike
- Airport pick up and drop off
|September 7, 2021-June 30, 2022 from $1469 taxes included|
|July 3-October 15, 2022 from $1539 taxes included|
|Per person based on shared accommodation|
|My own room (hotel stay only)||add $149|
|Don’t miss Lima – add 2 nights to explore Lima and flights to and from Cusco||from $400 more|
*Hike to Machu Picchu could be on Inca Trail or Lares Trail, depending on what permits are available at time of booking. The Inca trails permits have been reduced and the amount of hikers allowed on the trail per day is less. The 2021 permits have not been released yet. When you book or deposit on your tour add your passport information right away, so as soon as the permits are released yours are issued. The Lares trail is an option if hiking and you can not secure a spot on the Inca Trail.
Day 1: Cusco
Arrive in Cusco and transfer to the hotel. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Prisma (or similar)
Day 2: Cusco/Ollantaytambo (B/L)
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.
Hotel: Inka Paradise (or similar)
Day 3-4: Ollantaytambo – Inca Trail Hike, Lares Trail Hike, Cusco Stay & Train (HIKE B/L/D, TRAIN B)
Choose to hike the Inca Trail (permit pending) or Hike the Lares Trail and train the final distance from Aguas Calientes into Machu Picchu or stay 2 additional nights in Cusco and train to Machu Picchu which includes 2 tours: Maras Salt Mines and Moray visit & Scenic Andean Drive and Piuray Lagoon Visit
Day 6: Wiñaywayna or Aguas Calientes to Cusco (B)
The final day of the Inca Trail 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.
Hotel: Hotel Prisma (or similar)
Day 7: Cusco (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport
Please note: hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
Depart at any time.