Inca Trail Overview

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 $1,465
      CAD $1,515
      AUD $1,485
      EUR €1,095
      GBP £860
      NZD $1,655
      ZAR R14,850
      CHF FR1,330
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Inca Trail.

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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Conquer ancient pathways on the historic Inca Trail hike

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, see the magnificent Ollantaytambo ruins before embarking on the ultimate adventure – trekking to Machu Picchu. This action-filled Peruvian tour gets you closer to the secrets of this elusive civilisation on a breathtaking adventure along the Inca Trail.

  • Learn about local culture on a Sacred Valley tour
  • Explore Peru's mixture of colonial and Inca architecture
  • Explore Lima's historical centre
  • Trek the challenging Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Cuzco, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Plane, Private minibus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Coca Museum

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    121kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on trip. This includes the Inca Trail where a single tent will be provided. Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour 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. 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 automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail. Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply. Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,465
    CAD $1,515
    AUD $1,485
    EUR €1,095
    GBP £860
    NZD $1,655
    ZAR R14,850
    CHF FR1,330
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $183
    CAD $189
    AUD $185
    EUR €136
    GBP £107
    NZD $206
    ZAR R1,856
    CHF FR166
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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.

Day 2 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.

Day 3 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 4-7 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

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. 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.

Day 8 Cuzco

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.
    • 8
    • GGTBC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,465
      CAD $1,515
      AUD $1,485
      EUR €1,095
      GBP £860
      NZD $1,655
      ZAR R14,850
      CHF FR1,330
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Walking
    • Original
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