Inca Encounter Itinerary

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Day 1 Lima

Welcome to Peru! Head out on a guided orientation walk of Lima beginning in Plaza Mayor, the capital's historic centre. Marvel at the city's churches, palaces and ornate colonial mansions, and don't miss the opportunity to try the national drink, Pisco sour.

Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle

Fly into Puerto Maldonado, Peru's premier Amazon outpost town. Learn about the jungle's intricate ecosystem and wildlife on a nature walk with a well-versed local guide.

Day 4 Cuzco

Get to know Cuzco with a stroll around the city centre. A melting pot of Spanish and Inca influences, the city is rich in history and awash with charm. Visit a coca tea shop for a taste of the world's most controversial plant before haggling for wares at the colourful San Pedro market.

Day 5 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

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

Arrive at the ambient mountain village of Aguas Calientes after a scenic train ride. Soak away the afternoon in the town's natural hot springs, or wander along the road for a sneak peek of Machu Picchu.

Days 9-10 Machu Picchu/Cuzco