Inca Encounter Overview

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      USD $2,645
      CAD $2,680
      AUD $2,785
      EUR €1,935
      GBP £1,665
      NZD $3,295
      ZAR R25,340
      CHF FR2,385
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Tour Peru and visit this country's premier sights from the Amazon to Machu Picchu

Travel to South America and tour Peru on an eye-opening sojourn from the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes. Offering an up-close look at Peru's diverse attractions - including magical Machu Picchu - this is an unforgettable trip at a relaxing pace. That said, you can choose to walk the Inca Trail or simply soak up the unique atmosphere of Cuzco and its surrounds. Discover ancient cultures, natural wonders, welcoming locals and vibrant modern life as you journey through the homeland of the Incas.

  • Stroll through Lima's vibrant Plaza Mayor
  • Learn the secrets of the Amazon Jungle from a local guide
  • Admire Cuzco's stunning colonial architecture
  • Glimpse terraced walls in the fertile Sacred Valley
  • Stroll geometrically perfect streets in Ollantaytambo
  • Wander among the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Discover Peru's colourful traditional textiles

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Cuzco, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

  • Transport:

    Canoe, Plane, Private minibus
  • Included activities:

    Coca Museum

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    991kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Name and passport number are required at time of booking. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. Single Supplement is not available on Days 6-8 if you choose to hike the Inca Trail. 3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. 4. The itinerary of this trip has been slightly modified from the version printed in the 2013 Latin America brochure. We now visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas on day 5 of the trip (as opposed to day 6) 5. You can opt to hike the Inca Trail on this itinerary. This must be specifically requested at the time of booking, otherwise the normal (non hiking) itinerary will be booked for you. Inca Trail (and Quarry Trek) hiking groups have a maximum capacity of 16 travellers. If you opt to take the hiking alternative of this itinerary your group size may increase to 16 (as opposed to 12 as advertised) during the trekking part of the itinerary. During the trek you may travel alongside other Intrepid and non Intrepid like minded travellers. Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavor to secure a permit for you. If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail instead or to continue with the normal (non hiking) itinerary of this trip. The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be offered to hike the Inca Quarry Trail. Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,645
    CAD $2,680
    AUD $2,785
    EUR €1,935
    GBP £1,665
    NZD $3,295
    ZAR R25,340
    CHF FR2,385
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $264
    CAD $268
    AUD $278
    EUR €193
    GBP £166
    NZD $329
    ZAR R2,534
    CHF FR238
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Day 1 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle

Located on the Madre de Dios River near Puerto Maldonado, our eco-friendly lodge is the perfect base for expeditions into the jungle and encounters with the magnificent fauna and flora.

Day 4 Cuzco

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner. On this trip you can opt to hike the Inca Trail. Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu.

Day 5 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.

Days 6-7 Cuzco (or start the Inca Trail)

Make the most of two days in charming Cuzco, ancient epicenter of the Inca empire. Check out the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman dotting the town's hillsides, or simply settle back with a mug of coca tea at a cosy cafe. Alternatively, there is the option to hike the Inca Trail. Traverse high, rocky plateaux and challenging mountain peaks, trek through dense cloud forest and pass crumbling temple ruins. Climbing the steps of the Sun Gate and seeing majestic Machu Picchu rising from the mist is an experience to remember.

Day 8 Aguas Calientes

Sitting at the base of Machu Picchu in a picturesque valley, Aguas Calientes takes its name from the numerous hot springs that are dotted throughout the area.

Days 9-10 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. A World Heritage site set among red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,645
      CAD $2,680
      AUD $2,785
      EUR €1,935
      GBP £1,665
      NZD $3,295
      ZAR R25,340
      CHF FR2,385
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