Experience the trip of a life time hiking the spectacular PRIVATE INCA TRAIL TREK into the Andean Mountains
to Machu Picchu and later by boat to the largest Macaw Clay Lick in the Americas,where a "Rainbow of Macaws, Parrots and Parakeets
make a daily visit their oasis in the Amazon.
From the incredible Inca Trail to the Amazons Rainforest this trip combines the best of both worlds.
Day 1 - Depart to Peru arrive Lima
Depart from the home city to Lima where you will be met and transferred to the hotel located in Lima. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Lima - Cuzco - City Tour & Sacsayhauman Park - Cuzco
You will be met and transferred to the Lima airport for the local airline flight to Cuzco.
On your arrival our staff will meet and transfer you to the hotel where you can use the remainder
of the morning to acclimate to the 11,300 ft. altitude in the Inca capital of Cuzco. In the afternoon
(1:45 p.m.), our staff will meet and transfer you by group tour bus and guide for a City tour of Cuzco
and the Colonial and Inca sites of La Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, or Q’oricancha, Tambo Machay,
Kenko, Pucapucara, and Sacsayhauman. Early evening return to Cuzco and the hotel. (5:45 -6:15 p.m.)
Later that evening you will meet with your guide whom will discuss the logistics and answer any last minute
questions you may have for the Inca Trail trek. Over night at the hotel. (CB or BB)
Day 3 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo
Our staff will meet and transfer you in the morning ( 8:45 -9:00 a.m.) into the Sacred Valley of the Inca.
This fertile region includes many Inca terraces and farm land. Travel to the town of Pisac and the Ancient
Pisac Market for the annual show where many of the local Indians sell and barter their hand made textiles,
fresh fruits, and vegetables. After an hour or so of mingling with the locals, you will proceed to eat lunch
at a local hacienda restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, continue to Ollantaytambo which is
the oldest continuously habituated town of the Inca that contains several important Inca structures.
At the top of the sixteen massive terraces are the ever impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo Fortress.
This is where the Inca fought some of their fiercest and strongest battles. It is unknown how the huge
precisely carved stones were transported down one mountain range to the Ollantaytambo location,
or how they were fitted perfectly to support a strategic fortress that has bared the test of time.
Also found here are “silos” or grain mills that are directly adjacent to the fortress that could
have maintained thousands of pounds of grain for the Inca and its people. Some of the grain was
most likely produced in the surrounding agricultural terracing by the variety of crops that were
grown. Afterwards, remain in the Sacred Valley. (3:45 p.m) Overnight at the hotel. (CB or BB / L)
Day 4 - Ollantaytambo - Inca Trail (PRIVATE)
You will be met at your hotel in Ollantaytambo and transferred by private bus to the town of Chilca and
the starting point of your trek. All the camping gear is carried by our staff giving you the time to enjoy
the beautiful scenic views of the Andean mountains. After a short hike you will be registered into the
National Park at Llactapata. You will then continue your hike along the Cusichaca river and on into
the Amazon basin of your first camp site near Huayllabamba. (B/L/D)
Day 5 - Inca Trail
The preparation for the day will begin after breakfast for the most difficult and steepest part of
your trek. Today you will climb through part of the mountain forest and then up to the point of
Llullupampa. After your climb to the Warmihuanunca Pass (13,490 ft.) You will get your first
glimpse of the snow-capped Vilcabamba range. After a brief time to absorb the incredible
surroundings you will descend into the orchid zone where a waterfall can viewed nearby.
The second night of camp will be set near the Inca outpost of Pacasmayo, where the ruins can be
Day 6 - Inca Trail
The day starts by climbing to the 13,000 ft pass and the ruins of Runcuracay. As you descend into
the rainforest you will notice a change in the vegetation. The hike then leads into the ruins of
Sayajmarca and into an Inca tunnel opening at the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, where your camp will be set.
Here you will have time to explore the area and prepare for the final day of your hike. (B/L/D)
Day 7 - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu
The final day of your journey takes you on a rapid decent through the cloud forest and to the
ruins of Winay Wayna. As your anticipation of reaching the celestial site grows greater and greater
with every step, your tired body is rejuvenated knowing that only a few more steps and turns on
the Inca highway will etch a significant memorable day in our life. The trail continues onward
leading you to Inti Punku,"The Gate of The Sun." Here you will get your first magnificent view of
the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. You will have time to admire the incredible view before making
decent into the huge coliseum like stadium of the Inca. Here our staff will explain the history
and the myths of this archaeological site. Afterwards, you will be transferred by bus to the base of Machu Picchu and
the town of Aguas Calientes for the remainder of the day on your own. Ovenight at the hotel. (B)
(NOTE: Sanctuary Lodge includes: BB/L/D, Pueblo Hotel includes: BB/D)
(*NOTE: Entry of Machu Picchu is limited to 4 hours. Entries start at 6:00 A.M. / last entry is 2:00 P.M. All 4 hour time
slots are limited to available spaces at time of purchase.
Based on train times and availabilities service maybe by tour bus from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo and train to Machu Picchu.
The return from Machu Picchu could be train to Ollantaytambo then by tour bus to Cuzco. )
Day 8 - Free day - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Today you will have the full day on your own. You may choose to re-enter Machu Picchu or take the day relaxing.
In the afternoon you will depart from Aguas Calientes by Expedition or Vistadome train (Hiram Bingham train available on request.)with many memories
that pictures will never tell. After your return to Cuzco you will be transferred to your hotel.
( BB ) Note: 2nd day re-entry into Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu not incl.
Day 9 - Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado - Wasai Tambopata Lodge
Our staff will transfer you to the Cuzco airport as you bid farewell to Cuzco on the flight to Puerto Maldonado.
Here the local staff will meet and transfer you by bus to the WASAI Maldonado Lodge
where you will receive a welcoming tropical fruit beverage as well secure excess baggage. Continue
to the Tambopata river where you will embark for a 3 to 4½ hour motorboat trip up the Tambopata
River to WASAI Tambopata Lodge & Research Center. (box lunch on route). During the trip you enter
the primary rainforest where a variety of plant as well as wildlife can be observed You will have
the opportunity to observe caiman, turtles and numerous amount of bird species that flourish on the
rivers edge. Also the opportunity to see families of Ronsocos, the largest rodents in the world.
Upon your arrival you will take a short rest in your accommodation at the lodge, then proceed for
a introductory walk in the forest nearby to learn basic principles of ecology and hear some wildlife
natural history. Return to the lodge for dinner. After a hearty dinner you will make your first visit
to the forest to observe the nocturnal life of insects, frogs of various colors, and an occasional
encounter with nocturnal mammals. Here you can enjoy the diverse sounds of the jungle which will
accompany our first night in the Amazonia. Overnight at the WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (BB/L/D)
Day 10 - Wasai Lodge Tambopata
Early morning wake up early (4:00 am) to drink a coffee or hot drink and leave for the "Collpa".
You will travel up the Tambopata river ("Bahuaja" in the local dialect )for an hour and a half,
before arriving a safe distance for observation one of the greatest spectacles of wildlife. Known as one of the largest Macaw Licks in the world, almost everyday hundreds of parrots and macaws of various species, enjoying their diet of mineral salts on the clay wall. It is an experience that never will be forgotten. Afterwards you will make a stop on the river bank to have a fruit snack and we will return to the lodge to have breakfast and rest. After lunch you will enter the verdant jungle on a special trail to observe wild life. You will then enter the territory of peccaries, deer and others, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys traveling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting, you can return to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat. After dinner we can make another trip through the jungle, search for caimans or relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal sounds. Overnight at the WASAI Tambopata Lodge. (B/L/D)
Day 11 - Wasai Lodge Tambopata - Wasai Lodge Maldonado
After breakfast, you will depart from the WASAI Lodge proceeding down river by a motorized boat to
the WASAI Maldonado Lodge in Puerto Maldonado. Here, you will get to relax in our bungalows and enjoy
lunch. After lunch, you will leave and travel for twenty minutes on the Madre de Dios River, to access
the trail to Lake Sandoval, a beautiful typical rainforest lake. ( approx. 5 km hike to the banks of
the lake.) There you will board a canoe to paddle around the lake to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
You will also get to observe wildlife, such as kingfishers, herons, hoatzins (unique pre historic looking birds),
monkeys, etc. With some luck, you may get the opportunity to see a local family of the endangered giant otters
which live on the lake. You will as well have the opportunity to fish for piranhas and swim in the lake.
Late afternoon, you can enjoy a spectacular sunset over Lake Sandoval. You will return back to your
lodge by hiking to the Madre de Dios River, then take a boat to Puerto Maldonado. There you will
stay in the modern and comfortable bungalows of WASAI Maldonado Lodge. After dinner, you are able to
rest or go around the city on foot or on bicycle. You can also enjoy the pool and its cascade surrounded
by verdant vegetation. Overnight at the WASAI Maldonado Lodge. (B/L/D)
Day 12 - Wasai Lodge - Puerto Maldonado - Lima
You will be met and transferred to the Puerto Maldonado airport & the local airline flight departing
to Lima. On your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.(optional tours available in Lima)Overnight at the Hotel. (BB)
Day 13 - Lima - arrive home
You will be met and transferred to the Lima airport for your departing flight home. (BB)
NOTE : INCA TRAIL IS IN PRIVATE SILVER CLASS/FIRST CLASS SERVICE.
NOTE : INCA TRAIL $100.00 PERMIT IS NOT INCLUDED IN RATES SHOWN.
NOTE : All hotels include Continental or Buffet breakfast.
Room type available vary from hotel to hotel and are as follows...
ST=Standard;CR=Colonial;SP=Standard Patio;DL=Deluxe;DLT=Deluxe Terrace; JS=Jr.Suite; S=Suite.
NOT INCLUDED :
International air to Peru, local air inside Peru. Local air inside Peru available directly from airline or via the Peru office representatives.
Also not included local visas, departure taxes and any add on incidentals not included in program.
Availability on the Inca Trail is regulated by the Peru government. CHECK THE 2017 INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY on the PERU Government web site or contact us.)