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 16
  • 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:

    Bus, Canoe, Plane
  • Included activities:

    4-day Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu guided tour, Leader-led walking tour, Sacred Valley and local community visit

  • Notes:

    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 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. The maximum group size of this trip is 16 - as opposed to 12, as mistakenly stated in the 2012 Latin America brochure. Our apologies for this misprint.

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Day 1 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

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. A World Heritage site set amongst red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.

Day 8 Cuzco

Cuzco is South America’s oldest inhabited city, and a whirl of colour, culture, smiles and activity.

Days 9-10 Amazon Jungle

A small city sitting on the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers, Puerto Maldonado is the gateway for trips into Peru's incredible Amazon Jungle.

Days 11-12 Lima

Founded in 1535, Lima still has a wealth of colonial buildings and grandiose churches, plus there are many interesting museums and great restaurants to enjoy.
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