Inca Trail & Amazon Itinerary

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

Get acquainted with Peruvian culture on a guided walking tour that takes in the sights and delights of this irrepressible capital.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Cuzco

Experience the city's 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).
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 3 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 that cover the terraces stretching high up the valley walls. 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 that once linked this ancient Peruvian empire. The ancient path winds around mountains, across high, rocky plateaux, through dense cloud forest and past crumbling temple ruins. Climb over challenging mountain peaks – including the 4,198 m high Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman's Pass) – and camp out in the evenings. On the final morning, climb the steps to Intipunku, the 'Sun Gate', and see mystical Machu Picchu appearing through the mist. Rest for a moment to take it all in, then descend to this famous site to 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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 9-10 Amazon Jungle

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

Days 11-12 Lima

Leave the amazing Amazon behind and return to Puerto Maldonado, where a flight will take the group back to Lima. The trip ends here but there's plenty still to discover in Peru's intriguing capital, so perhaps plan to spend a few extra days exploring the sights.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1