Inca Trail & Amazon Overview

Travel from the heights of the Andes to the exotic Amazon rainforest on this best of Peru adventure tour. Trek the Inca Trail and visit Cuzco and Lima.

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Marvel at Machu Picchu and the Amazon in incredible Peru

Travel from the heady heights of the Andes to the exotic lowlands of the Amazon on this best of Peru adventure tour. Hike along ancient pathways to Machu Picchu and discover the heart and soul of the Inca Empire. Discover exotic plant and wildlife in the green heart of the remarkable rainforest of the Amazon. From bustling cities to natural wonders - this trip really has it all.

  • Experience Cuzco's Inca culture
  • Be amazed by the Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the mysterious rainforest of the Amazon
  • Wander the markets of Lima

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Lima, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Hotel (6 nts), Jungle Lodge (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Canoe, Plane, Private minibus
  • Included activities:

    4-day Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu guided tour, Leader-led walking tour

  • Notes:

    Please refer to pages 14 & 15 for important information on the Inca Trail. A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the single supplement is not available: Days 4-6 Inca Trail Days 9-10 Amazon Jungle

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Day 1 Lima

Arrive in South America and get acquainted with the charm, culture and sophistication of Lima on a guided orientation tour.

Day 2 Cuzco

Travel to Cuzco, the continents oldest continuously inhabited city and home to the Incas for two centuries before the Spanish built their capital here. Get a feel for local life, learn to love coca tea and discover how history continues to live on in magical Cuzco.

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley is a rich, fertile landscape and a great place to see charming villages, brightly dressed locals and lots of llamas. Spend the night in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo, built in the late 15th century.

Days 4-7 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu

Trek the iconic Inca Trail and be awestruck when you watch the historic ruins of Machu Picchu emerge from the mist.

Day 5 Cuzco

Welcome to Peru! Get acquainted with the intriguing blend of Inca and Spanish cultures and discover some of Cuzco's lesser-known sights on a guided walking tour. Take the opportunity to taste unique mate de coca (coca tea).

Day 6 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the lush Sacred Valley and visit a local community. Learn about their traditional lifestyle, browse handicrafts and pick up a few words of the Quechua language. Look out for the maize crops alongside the river and covering the terraces that stretch high up the valley walls. Spend the night exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins - a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.

Day 8 Cuzco

Recover from the hike in busy Cuzco. In Peru, it is only fitting to do as the Peruvians do so why not celebrate the journey with a Pisco sour. The famed drink, made with a clear local brandy mixed with egg white and lemon, is a little bit of tangy and a whole lot of tasty!

Days 9-10 Amazon Jungle

Travel up the moody Amazon River in a motorised canoe to an eco-friendly jungle lodge. Fall asleep to the chorus of nocturnal creatures and wake to exotic birdcalls. Take a guided walking tour through the jungle and learn about the Amazon rainforest's exotic wildlife and indigenous inhabitants, as well as the medicinal properties and practical uses of native jungle plants.

Days 11-12 Lima

Back in Lima and it's time to peruse local handicrafts in the Mercado del Indios. Perhaps celebrate the end of the amazing Inca Trail and Amazon adventure with a seafood dinner in Miraflores or a night out on the town.
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