This well planned trip combines the highlights of Cuzco,
Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Visting the colonial and a archaeological
sites in the Inca Capital of Cuzco. The following day takes you to the Indian Market of Pisac
where local textiles can be purchased. Travel deeper into the Sacred Valley of the Inca to the
fortress in Ollantaytambo to stay the night before the hike. Then early the next day we set off
for the spectacular PRIVATE INCA TRAIL TREK into the Andean mountains where your guide, porters and
cook will manage the trip while you enjoy the beauty of the fauna and the seldom viewed archaeological
ruins of the Inca. The hike is not complete until you arrive into Machu Picchu where your guide will explain the history and myths that surround this
archaeological wonder. To top the experience of a lifetime off, you will
overnight at or near Machu Picchu.
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 - Lima
Our staff will meet and transfer you to the Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima where you will transfer
on your own to your departing flight out of Peru. (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.)