Inca Trail Itinerary

Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow Inca traditions from Lima to Cuzco, journey through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley and trek along the Inca Trail.

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    • Walking
    • Original
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Inca Trail.
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Day 1 Lima

The Plaza Mayor, in the heart of Lima’s historic centre, is an excellent base to explore this pulsating capital. Visit the Museo de la Inquisicion for an insight into the Spanish Inquisition, or head to the fascinating catacombs and interesting artworks of monasterio de San Francisco. When the sun goes down, why not search out some of Peru’s intriguing culinary specialities in the eclectic suburb of Miraflores before mixing it with the locals in one of the many buzzing bars.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Cuzco

Discover the historical sights of Cuzco on a guided walking tour. Learn about the country's famed coca tea in the city's fascinating Coca Museum and go for a wander around the colourful stalls of the central market
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Drive on through the ever-changing landscapes and Quechua-speaking villages of the Sacred Valley to the small town of Ollantaytambo. Perhaps sign up for a guided tour of this ancient Inca stronghold’s cliff-hewn fortresses or scout the street stalls for warm woollens.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 4-7 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Set out on the mighty Inca Trail, which was once a trade highway of the ancient Peruvian empire. Climb over challenging mountain peaks – including the 4,198-m high Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman's Pass) – and camp out in the evening amid stunning mountain vistas. Ascend the steps to the Sun Gate and watch Machu Picchu appear through the brisk morning mist. Take some time to take it all in and catch your breath before spending the rest of the day uncovering the myths and mysteries of these amazing ruins.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 8 Cuzco

There is still so much to see in this colourful city that it’s worth spending a few more days here. Perhaps divide time between checking out the city’s markets and resting weary legs in one of the many excellent cafes in town.