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Inca Trail Trek & Peru Tours

Inca Trail Trek is the most standard trek in Peru where you’ll have the option to visit the most important highlights in the three regions of Peru, the trip mix history, adventure, traditions, and stunning scenery; this tour takes you to visit the Historical City of Cusco and the nearby Inca ruins, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, visit the floating islands of the Titicaca Lake, see the Colca Canyon, overfly the mysterious Nazca Lines,  explore the Ballestas islands and the natural reserve of Paracas; All of them in a comfortable tour and escorted with experienced Guide.

The Inca Trail Trek is an escorted adventure trip where you’ll visit several national parks and reserved natural areas where many endemic species of flora and fauna are found.  This two-week Inca Trail Trek is one of the most beautiful trips that combines driving exploring and trekking in majestic scenery and experiencing a variety of cultures from numerous ethnic groups unmatched by any other trips in Peru.

Cusco the capital of the Incas, Machu Picchu National park, Titicaca Natural reserved area, “Valle del Colca”, “Aguada Blanca”, Nazca lines, Paracas and Ballestas Islands are are some of the highlights of the Inca Trail Trek; the most important highlight is the panoramic view of the nature.
During the Inca Trail Trek are included hotels of 3-stars category with buffet breakfast included. On the Inca Trail all meal are included, it is a full portered trekking. You’ll hike carrying your small backpack.

Inca Trail Trek

The “Inca Trail Trek” takes you to explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and hike across the national park in Peru

Overview – Inca Trail Trek

The 15-day Inca Trail Trek  and Peru Tours  takes you two weeks travelling through the historical, cultural and natural treasures of this amazing country, its a perfect fit for travellers desperate to conquer South America in grand style.

This wonderful tour begins in the Capital of the Incas: Cusco; here, you will explore the surrounding Inca ruins and attractive narrow streets. Then, you will wind toward the Green Valley where you will enjoy the stunning mountain scenery, the Inca ruins and local cuisine. The tour also Includes the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu tour (if you don’t prefer to trek; you have extra day in Cusco and travel to Machu Picchu with overnight). In the Inca Trail, everyone takes his own speed; the last day, we will start very early to be in time for the Sunrise at Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains.

The trip continues over Peruvian “Altiplano” to explore the highest navigable lake of the world, and then we’ll head toward the stunning Colca Canyon at Arequipa’s region, where you will enjoy the greatest wild life. From here, we’ll continue travelling to the mysterious Nazca lines and visit the Chuchilla pre-Inca cemetery. After overfly Nazca Lines, the trip winds through the coastal desert; we will explore the Islas Ballestas and Paracas a wonderful natural reserve where you will experience sea life then, we’ll continue the trip to Lima. Be part of this indescribable journey, we run our own tours, so the quality of service and the equipment is guaranty.

TIMING: 15 days and 14 nights.
STARTING POINT: Cusco airport.
ENDING POINT: Lima hotel.

Note: We can help you to book you flight tickets from Lima to Cusco; for this item, please let us know in advance.

INCA TRAIL TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • City of Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas – Cusco
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco
  • Lake Titicaca Tour – Puno
  • Colca Canyon Tour – Arequipa
  • Nazca Lines – Nazca
  • Chauchilla – Nazca
  • “Islas Ballesta” – Ica
  • Paracas – Ica

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time, however, we must know your flight details; our staff will wait for you in the airport of the city of Cusco. Today, there are not planet activities (Optional city tour).

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Days 3-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4-day hike through the ancient stone paved trail; Inca Trail includes the tour within Machu Picchu; our guide will explain you all of the Inca ruins along the trail; porters will carry everything for you; you must carry your day pack with snacks camera and drinkable water.

Day 7: Journey from Cusco to Puno

A wonderful journey toward the south of the city of Cusco; this will be a full-day tour where you will have the opportunity to see the Peruvian “Altiplano”.

Days 8-9: Lake Titicaca Tour & Trip to Arequipa

Today, you will visit the floating island of Uros, hike through Takile Island and spend the night in Amantani Island; you’ll learn the culture and traditions of people on the Lake Titicaca. In the afternoon, you will travel to Arequipa

Days 10-11: Colca Canyon Tour

Enjoy this tour visiting picturesque towns located in the Peruvian highlands; discover the deepest canyon of the world and see the Andean Condor.

Day 12: Free Morning and bus in the evening

Enjoy the city of Arequipa, you can wonder around or visit some museums we recommended “Santa Catalina Museum”; in the evening, you’ll take Royal Class bus for 10 hours to Nazca.

Day 13: Overfly Nazca Lines & Chauchilla

45-minute overfly Nazca Lines in the morning and in the afternoon, we will see the pre-Inca Cemetery of Chauchilla and the surrounds of the city of Nazca.

Day 14: Islas Ballestas & Paracas Natural Reserve

A wonderful day visiting the Island located in the sea where you will experience sea life, and then, we will explore the natural Reserve of Paracas. In the afternoon, we’ll have 4 hour bus trip to Lima.

Day 15: Departure from Lima

Departure from Lima at any time.

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INCLUSIONS

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: All scheduled transportation (Bus, train, and motor boat); all transfers.
  • Entrance Fee: For all the visited tourist places.
  • Meals: All Breakfast in the hotels and on the road: in the trail 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches, 3 hot dinners prepared by our professional chef. Meals include pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking; hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for adjusting to the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn). We offer a vegetarian menu option. We provide boiled water every morning in the trek for your water bottle.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual official Tour Guide; 2 guides over 8 people on the Inca trail.
  • General Porters: Porters will carry camping equipment and the kitchen gears, for the Inca trail.
  • Extra Porters: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide. You must carry your day-to-day packing such as your camera, snacks and some drinkable water.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dining room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides, tent for the porters, kitchen gear, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: Rooms based in double occupancy: 10 nights ***hotel, 3 nights in camping tents, 1 night with a local family in Amantany Island.
  • Other Items: Local Guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit.

Deatiled Itinerary

day1

Arrival to Cusco

The Inca Trail Trek and Peru Tours begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details; our staff will wait for you in the airport of the city of Cusco and will transfer you to the hotel. Today, there is not planet activities so, you can rest or wondering around the city (optional city tour in the afternoon); this tour starts at 01:30 p.m; where you will have the opportunity to see the Cathedral located in the Main Square, the Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun of the Incas, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pucapucara.

Cusco is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city; the city of Cusco attracts travellers who come not just to visit a unique destination but also to experience an age-old culture very different from their 20th century way of life; this lovely Inca and colonial town offers much to the visitor with its nearby ruins, cobble-stoned streets, museums, churches and lively atmosphere. Among the more adventurous optional activities available in Cusco are: city tour around archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara; white water rafting on the Urubamba River; and mountain biking down to the Sacred Valley of the Incas; There are several good museums in Cusco like: the Archaeological Museum, Art Museum, the Regional History Museum and the Religious Art Museum.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas: Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley is also called also Urubamba Valley it’s located near the city of Cusco where the agricultural cattlemen and beautiful towns were concentrated since Inca times;  The tour starts at 08:30 a.m when we’ll pick you up from the hotel and travel toward the stunning green valley, which was an important cradle of food for the Incas; the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production; especially with corn and vegetables. You will visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The sacred valley tour finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, we also will visit the Ollantaytambo Inca ruins that are known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. You will have accommodation in the hotel of this picturesque town.

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Days 3-6: Inca trail to Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo – Pisqhakucho – Dead woman Pass – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early in the morning, we will take the tourist bus for one hour to Km 82 or Pisqhakuchu; once we arrive there, we will met our crew of porters and chef. With your passport in your hand, we’ll head to the check point and start the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear for the hike, so those passengers doing the hike only carry a small daypack with drinkable water, rain gear, snacks, and camera.

Inca Trail is 45km and everyone takes his own pace; first day is relatively easy; second day is the hardest because we’ll have to pass the highest point called Dead Woman Pass (4,200 masl); the third day is the most beautiful because the variety of landscape and the plenty of Inca ruins that we will visit. The last day, we will start very early to be in time for the sunrise in Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains and explore the Stunning Machu Picchu before the crowd arrives from Cusco at midday.

On the Inca Trail, you will pass several small Inca ruins, the first of which is Llactapata (up city) which contains a great Inca terraces with a magnificent irrigation system, also there are one hundred rooms where use to live the representative of the Inca. The second day climbs the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, or “Dead Woman Pass”. At 4,200 masl (14,000 ft) above sea level, this pass is the highest point of the trek. You also will see Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca ruins.

The second pass of the hike is at 4,000 masl where on clear days, you can enjoy superb views of the snow-capped Vilcabamba mountain range from which Salkantay Mountain (6,271 masl) is the highest; we also can see the Dead Woman Pass. From the second pass, the trail goes through some beautiful cloud forest on the gentle climb to the third pass (3,600 masl), where you will hike through a well-preserved and original Inca Trail, you will pass through a tunnel carved by the Incas; from the third pass, you’ll start a long descent through 3,200 steps down until WiñayWayna (Young Forever) camp; around the camp there is a magnificent Inca ruins with a grandiose terraced hillside site, with panoramic views of the valley below.

On the final day of the hike, we’ll climb the steps to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu. When the morning is clear you can see Machu Picchu below you. From here, we’ll continue 45 minutes down to Machu Picchu and start the tour within Machu Picchu.

The local Quechua farmers in the area knew of Machu Picchu for centuries, but it was not until the American historian Hiram Bingham who was in search of Vilcabamba (the stronghold of the last four Incas) arrive to the site on July 24, 1911, that the rest of the world became aware of its existence. At that time, the site was covered in thick vegetation, and Bingham and his team returned in 1912 and 1915 to clear the growth. Over the years, much work has been done on excavating and studying the site.

NOTE: The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the hike of the Inca trail for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then travel by train to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes” with overnight. Next morning, you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu entrance and meet with the hikers at the ruins. If you decide not to do the hike, we need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

Distances of the Inca Trail:

Day 1: Km 82 to Llulluchapampa
  • Approximate distance: 15 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.
Day 2: Llulluchapampa – Chaquiccocha
  • Approximate distance: 15 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours
Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna
  • Approximate distance: 10 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 5 hours
Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu
  • Approximate distance: 5 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 2 hours
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Day 7: Journey from Cusco to Puno: Cusco – “La Raya” – Juliaca – Puno

At 07:30 a.m, we’ll leave the Cusco hotel and take the tourist bus toward the south of the city of Cusco; along the trip; we will stop at Pikillacata (the town of fleas) a pre-Inca ruins;  “la Raya” the highest point between Cusco and Puno, Pucara an Important handicraft factory center. We will also stop at Sicuani to have lunch. We will arrive to Puno at 04:30 p.m approximately.

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Days 8-9: Lake Titicaca Tour: Puno – Uros – Takile – Amantani – Puno – Arequipa:

The Titicaca Lake is located outskirts of the city of Puno in the southern part of Peru. The Lake Titicaca is deservedly awash with gushing clichés. This incongruous splash of sapphire amid the stark plains of the “Altiplano” is one of the most beautiful sights in the region. The tour will start at 07:30 a.m once we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you the port; from here, we’ll start the trip on the motorboat through the Lake and 45 minutes after we arrive to the flouting Island of Uros where we will see how the Islanders leave taken advantage of the much that the Island produces.

From “Uros”, we’ll continue navigating to Takile Island where we will hike and observe the Inca terraces with a magnificent irrigation system; we will cross the Island and continue on the boat toward the Amantani Island and have accommodation in the basic lodge prepared by the inhabitants of the island. The next day, we will start very early and walk up a small mountain to see the sunrise over the lake and when we’ll return down, we will visit some families to understand how the traditions in this part of Peru are; then, we will return to Puno arriving there in the afternoon. In the evening, we will take 6 hours bus to Arequipa, arriving there very late, our staff will transfer you to the hotel in Arequipa.

Inca Trail Lake Titicaca Tour
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Days 10-11: Colca Canyon Tour: Arequipa – Chivay – “La Cruz del Condor” – Chivay – Arequipa

The Colca Canyon is located near the city of Arequipa. It is considered as the deepest canyon of the world; deeper than the grant Canyon of Arizona of the United estates. The tour starts at 08:30 a.m when we’ll pick you up from the Arequipa hotel and travel toward the picturesque town of Chivay; the journey runs bordering the snow covered volcanoes of Chachani and Misti after one hour and half we’ll arrive to “Pampa Cañahuas” which is a natural reserve where you will see Vicuñas (wild camalids); here also we will stop to have some coca tee which is good for the altitude; then, we’ll continue through the “Aguada Blanca National Park” the habitat of the beautiful South American Cameloidaes, the vicuñas, alpacas, suris and llamas.

In the lake of Tocra, we will be able to enjoy a variety of migratory birds, sometimes flamencos. We will pass the crater of an extinct volcano. Then, we’ll continue to Patapampa (4,800 masl) the highest pass between Arequipa and Chivay: the entrance to the Colca Canyon. The trip continues down through a stunning landscape to the town of Chivay where we will have lunch and accommodation in the hotel; the next day, very early, we’ll head to “la Cruz Del Condor” considered the best point to see the deepest part of the canyon and where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Andean condor overflying the canyon. Then, we’ll return to Arequipa arriving here at 05:00 p.m approximately.

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Day 12: Free Morning and bus in the evening: Arequipa – Nazca

Enjoy the free morning in the city of Arequipa, you can have some rest, wonder around or visit some museums we recommended Santa Catalina Museum; where you fill find the last mummy encountered by the archaeologist on top of the Ampato Snow Mountain (Juanita) asosiated with other 18 mummies from the times of the Incas. In the evening, we take royal class bus for 10 hours to Nazca.

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Day 13: Overfly Nazca Lines & Chauchilla

Nazca is located in the south western part of Peru; without argument the start attraction are the Nazca Lines made thousands of years ago by the Nazca civilization for reasons that remain unclear even to this day. Some of the figures are geometric, such as spirals and trapezoids and lines. Others are anthropomorphic, in the form of animals, birds, and people. Perhaps the most famous figures are the hummingbird, the spider, the whale, the dog, and a mysterious humanoid figure referred to as “the astronaut”. The largest figures are over 200 meters (660 ft) across. Scholars differ in interpreting the purpose of the designs, but in general they ascribe religious significance to them.

The tour will start at 08:30 a.m once we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport; prior the flight you will watch a video film about the Nazca Lines that will allow you get a better understanding of the archaeological zone you are about to see. This interesting documentary lasts about 35-40 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca Culture, as well as the figures you will see from the air.

For Nazca aerial tour, you will board a small Cessna single-engine aircraft which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with a window seat. After the video, our English-speaking pilot will proceed to give you a briefing about this air tour and also will give each participant a map of the archaeological zone, which shows all the figures you will see from the air. The aerial tour will be for 45 minutes approximately; then, we’ll return to Nazca for lunch and in the afternoon, we’ll continue with the city tour of Nazca includes the tour to the cemetery of Nazca civilization (pre-Incas). Accommodation in the Hotel.

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Day 14: “Islas Ballestas” & Paracas Natural Reserve

The islands are famous for their sea lions and abundance of bird life. You’ll have some free time to walk around and explore the islands, taking pictures of the wildlife and coastal scenery. The water off the coast of Paracas is the only place which allows for panoramic views of the Candelabra of the Andes, a 600-foot (180 meters) painting carved into the mountain side along the Bay of Paracas.

From Nazca, we’ll start very early; two-hour bus journey to “El Chaco Port” from where you will board a speed boat to visit the Ballestas Islands. During our boat excursion to the Islands, you will see many attractions stands out a huge design etched on the slope of hill, known by the local people as “The Candelabro”. This is an enormous figure that can be seen clearly from the sea. Afterwards, we will continue our excursion around the Ballestas Islands, where you will see large quantity of birds flying (Peruvian Bobbies, Inca terms, Pelicans, Cormorants and others) above the Islands, as well a colony of sea lions on the shore of the beaches, and if you are lucky you also can see the famous Humboldt Penguins and dolphins swimming nearby.

The tour continues with the excursion trough Paracas natural reserve and sees the natural formations of the sandbanks. In the afternoon, we will take the bus for four hours to Lima, arriving there in the evening and you will be transferred to the hotel.

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Day 15.- Departure from Lima

Departure from Lima at any time.

Inclusions

INCA TRAIL TREK & PERU TOURS INCLUDES

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: All scheduled transportation (Bus, train, and motor boat); all transfers.
  • Entrance Fee: For all the visited tourist places.
  • Meals: All Breakfasts in the hotels and on the road: in the trail 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches, 3 hot dinners prepared by our professional chef. Meals include pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking; hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for adjusting to the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn). We offer a vegetarian menu option. We provide boiled water every morning in the trek for your water bottle.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual official Tour Guide; 2 guides over 8 people in the Inca Trail.
  • General Porters: Porters will carry camping equipment and the kitchen gears, for the Inca Trail.
  • Extra Porters: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide. You must carry your day-to-day packing such as your camera, snacks and some drinkable water.
  • Camping Equipment: we provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dining room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides, tent for the porters, kitchen gear, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: Rooms based in double occupancy: 10 nights ***hotel, 3 nights in camping tents, 1 night with a local family in Amantany Island.
  • Other Items: Local Guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit.

NOT INCLUDE

Meals: All Lunches and dinners except on the Inca trail. You should consider a budget from US$15 to US$25 for each meal in an average restaurant. We will assist you with all local matters.

Sleeping Bag: You can rent it from us for US$20 for the entire Inca trail Trek.

Airport Taxes and tips for the staff are welcome.

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