Inka Trail Classic

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Day 1: Lima

lima colonialArrival in Lima, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

Day 02: Lima – Cusco

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 03: Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas

sacred valleyMorning bus excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Marketheld on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch. In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this Strategic Military, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. On our way back to Cusco we stop of at the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero to visit the ruins of the Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui.

We will admire a well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square, and visit the beautiful Colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes in the portico. A Late afternoon return to your selected Hotel for overnight. The evening is free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square.

Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 4: Cusco / Km 82 / Huayllabamba

huayllabambaIn the morning we leave the city of Cusco (3350m) with a tourist bus and go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Km 82, the place where we will start the Inca Trail and where we will meet with the whole group doing this trek. Miskay community will be the place where we will stop for lunch and get a short explanation of the archaeological complex of Llactapata. The next place where we will stop for the night will be the camp of Huayllabamba at a height of 3100m.

Hiking time: 06 hours.

Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner.

Day 5: Huayllabamba / Llulluchapampa / Pacaymayu

pacaymayuAn early morning start of our excursion is favorable for hiking uphill, always gradually, through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m), to the highest point of this section which is called the pass of Warmihuañusca (4200m), the place where we will have great views of the mysterious Nevado de Verónica and the rest of the Inca Trail. After a short break we will go down to the deep valley of Pacaymayu (3500m), the place where we will camp for the night.

Hiking time: 07 hours.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Pacaymayu / Chaquicocha / Wiñayhuayna

wiñayhuaynaWe have a beautiful day for walking through the tropical forest and ecological levels between the roads of Puna, Quechua y Yunga. We will visit the most important archaeological groups as well. The nearest pass is called Runkuraqay (3900m), the place where we will enjoy enchanting scenery, tropical forest across Inca engineering build by our ancestors. We will visit the archeological remains of Runquraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and finally Wiñayhuayna (2650m), the place for our last camp.

Hiking time: 07 hours.

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Wiñayhuayna / Machupicchu / Cusco

Machu Picchu PeruAlter having enjoyed our breakfast at around 5:00am, we will be heading with our flashlight in the direction of la Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku, 2780m), where we will watch the Sun rise over Machupicchu and Waynapicchu. At the archaeological site of Machupicchu (2400m) it is the best moment to enjoy the breathtaking cultural charm. You will have some free time to spend on the archaeological site before we will take the train to return to Cusco.

Hiking time: 03 hours.

Meal Included: breakfast.

Day 08: Cusco – Lima

At proper time transfer to the airport to take your flight to Lima.

Meal Included: breakfast.

  • All taxes and fees
  • Peru flights ( flight times may vary)
  • 3 star (tourist class) hotels. Several other  3, 4 and 5 star hotel options available
  • Tours listed as described
  • Transportation to the visitor sites
  • 1-day entrance to the visitor sites
  • Transfers from and back to the airports/hotels
  • Local certified bilingual guides
  • Meals where indicated
  • Expedition train service to Machu Picchu where applies
  • High quality personal service

Not Included

  • Insurance

Trip Cancellation UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Trip Interruption UP TO US$500 PER PERSON (additional coverage available at low cost)
Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage $10,000
Emergency Medical Transportation $50,000
Baggage Coverage $500
Baggage Delay $100
Travel Delay $150
24-Hour Hotline Assistance Included

(*) Available Basic trip cancellation/ interruption insurance up to US$500 per person. Approximate cost of policy US$50 per person unless additional trip cancellation/interruption coverage is requested. Insurance provided by Allianz Travel Insurance under their rules and regulations. Valid for US citizens and legal residents only. International flights, individual tours and/or treks are excluded. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to purchase an insurance policy nor liable if a policy is not purchased or declined by client. Peru Travel and Tours, LLC is not obligated to compensate in any way or form if a policy is not purchased or can not be purchased.

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