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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      USD $1,575
      CAD $1,625
      AUD $1,595
      EUR €1,095
      GBP £920
      NZD $1,775
      ZAR R15,965
      CHF FR1,330
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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

Get acquainted with this charming city's intriguing blend of Inca and Spanish cultures on a guided walking tour of its lesser-known sights. Don't miss the opportunity to sample mate de coca (coca tea).
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the lush Sacred Valley, looking out for the maize crops covering the terraces that stretch high up the valley walls. Stop in at a local community to learn about their traditional lifestyle and maybe try your tongue around a few words of the Quechua language. Spend the night exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins – a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 4-7 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Trek the Inca Trail, the former highway of the Peruvian empire. Follow the ancient paths through dense cloud forest, past crumbling temple ruins and over the challenging mountain peak of Warmiwanusc, also known as 'Dead Woman's Pass'. On the final morning, climb the steps to Intipunku, the 'Sun Gate', and see incredible Machu Picchu appearing through the mist. Spend the day uncovering the mystery of these amazing Inca ruins before returning to Cuzco.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 8 Cuzco

Still seeking adventure? Why not head to the Urubamba River for some whitewater rafting or mountain biking thrills. Those with weary legs and a hearty appetite can choose to have lunch at the Aldea Yanapay Cafe, an initiative that provides Cuzco's underprivileged kids with health and education facilities.