Travel to Peru and discover the ancient civilisation of the Incas

Travel to Peru and discover the secret land of the Incas as you journey along the coastal shores of Lima, travel beneath the Amazon Jungle's lush canopy, past the llama-filled plains of the Sacred Valley and beyond to tiny colonial towns. Embark on an adventure of a lifetime along the Inca Trail, trekking to Machu Picchu. Head to the dizzy altitude of Lake Titicaca before journeying to Bolivia and immersing yourself in the history of La Paz. This insightful adventure through Peru is sure to leave you astounded by the magic and mystery of the sacred land of the Incas.

This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
La Paz, Bolivia
Countries
Bolivia,
Peru
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGSQ
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
788kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Explore Lima's colonial centre
  • Go wild in the Amazon
  • Speak some Quechua in the Sacred Valley
  • Trek the Inca Trail
  • Experience the wonder of Machu Picchu
  • Visit Lake Titicaca's floating reed islands
  • Have an authentic experience on a homestay

Itinerary

Arrive in the capital of Peru, Lima, and unravel its fascinating history on a walking tour around the city's major sights. The vibrant suburb of Miraflores is full of cafes, bars and restaurants so why not use free time to sample local gastronomic delights.
Fly to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado and travel by canoe into the dense Amazon Jungle. Macaws, monkeys, peccaries, jabirus, otters and thousands of butterflies all coexist in this amazing ecosystem. Learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of the plants from a local guide.
The heart and soul of Peru is definitely beating in Cuzco, a great town to explore on foot. Discover colonial churches and cathedrals as well as impressive Inca ruins dotted around the city.
Travel by private bus through this lush, terraced valley on the outskirts of Cuzco, stopping at a village to gain insight into both modern and ancient Peru. Meet friendly locals on a community visit before spending the night in the ancient town of Ollantaytambo - one of the few places the Incas defeated the Spanish.
Embark on a four-day trek along the iconic Inca Trail, accompanied by porters, cooks and a local guide. Take in the sights and sounds of this ancient route, hiking across high plateaus and through dense forests, stopping to observe the ruins of villages and temples along the way. After all that hard work, take the time to explore stunning Machu Picchu - an unforgettable sight worthy of many photos.
Get reacquainted with Cuzco. Browse the food stalls of the bustling central market, pick up some colourful woollen garments or enjoy a more relaxed pace in one of the many cafes.
On the border of Bolivia and Peru, Puno and mystical Lake Titicaca are nestled 3,800m above sea level, making Lake Titicaca the world's highest navigable lake. Cruise to the incredible floating Uros Islands, constructed entirely from reeds. Sail to Taquile Island where the handmade woollens are strictly crafted by men. Make new friends and enjoy local hospitality on a family homestay.
Travel to Bolivia's capital La Paz and hit the markets to pick up some souvenirs. The Witches' Market sells a quirky collection of herbs, folk remedies, amulets and other items used in traditional rituals.
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Inclusions

Meals
14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport
Boat, Bus, Canoe, Minibus, Plane
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (8 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights)
Included activities
  • 4-day Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Coca Museum
  • Lake Titicaca boat tour & homestay
  • Leader-led walking tour

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This trip requires an Inca Trail Permit. To view permit availability click here.

For information about altitude sickness click here


Important notes

A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the single supplement is not available:

Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle
Days 6-8 Inca Trail
Day 12 Lake Titicac

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.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Sacred Land of the Incas trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 135 reviews in the last year.

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