Travel to South America and tour Peru on an eye-opening sojourn from the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes. Visit Lima, explore ancient Cuzco, see the lush Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo, and marvel at the wonder of Machu Picchu. Offering an up close look at Peru's diverse attractions, this is an unforgettable trip at a relaxing pace. Discover ancient cultures, natural wonders, welcoming locals and vibrant modern life as you journey through the homeland of the Incas.
This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. View permit availability here.
Descend into the vast catacombs beneath Lima on an underground tour. This is a side of Peru's capital not many people have seen
Marvel at ancient Incan architecture throughout the fertile Sacred Valley, before discovering the mother of all Incan cities, Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and free time to explore on your own
Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest. Stroll along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caiman, and sleep in a nature lodge lit by candles and kerosene lamps
Enjoy plenty of free time in Cuzco to discover the city's colonial and Incan architecture
Due to the high altitude of many of the places we visit, the air is thinner and some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Some people aren’t affected at all, but if you are, be sure to drink plenty of water and don’t push yourself too hard. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information about altitude sickness.
The Amazon Jungle can be very hot and humid, so it's important to drink plenty of water and wear light cotton clothing. Make sure you also bring tropical-strength insect repellant.
If you decide to trek the Inca Trail then you need to make sure you have a decent level of fitness. This is so you can make the most of the adventure.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Inca Encounter trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Domestic airlines require passengers' passport numbers to issue their tickets. It is then very important that you provide this information at the time of booking.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however excludes nights 2 & 3 (Amazon Jungle) where you will be in shared accommodation.
An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
INCA TRAIL PERMITS
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 https://www.intrepidtravel.com/en/inca-quarry-trail
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.
PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to important sites such as Machu Picchu. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
Our Inca Encounter trips score an average of 4.96 out of 5 based on 24 reviews in the last year.
Fantastic trip but quite expensive. Whatever you do please double check your booking to ensure all is correct. The attitude of the reservation team is very lacking when a mistake is highlighted. I found this out when I was on the holiday. Lucky for me the tour leaders are exceptional and make up for the reservation team.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2017
An amazing 2 weeks in Peru. Book early to ensure you get onto the Inca Trek, its definitely tough, but 100% worthwhile. Also if travelling in shoulder wet season - waterproof shoes are a must!
Review submitted 21 Jun 2017