Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

8 Day Tour from $1,990 per person

Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners. Our specialty is private, customizable travel experiences.

Trip Itinerary

Plaza San Martin, Lima
Day 1 - Arrival in Lima, Peru

Upon arrival to Lima, you will be greeted and driven to your selected hotel. If staying at the Lima airport Costa del Sol Ramada, you will only need to walk out the airport exit and across the street to your evening accommodations.

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Cuzco Cathedrals
Day 2 - Lima to Cuzco

Travelling from Lima to Cuzco you will have gone from sea level to 11,500 feet. The first day you will be free to relax and acclimatize to the altitude. If you're feeling up to it, the city center is pedestrian-friendly and makes for a great stroll. Depending on preference and price level we're happy to recommend the city's best options for dining and shopping.

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Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco
Day 3 - Private Half Day Cuzco City Tour

During your tour of Cuzco, the capital of the Incan Empire, you'll visit Sacsayhuaman, an immense Incan complex with impressive stonework; Koricancha, one of the most important Incan temples (the walls were once actually coated in gold!); and Cuzco's Cathedral where you'll learn about the Cuzco School of Art.

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Llactapata ruins, Inca Trail
Day 4 - Cuzco to Wayllabamba

Heading out early from your Cuzco hotel, you will travel to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, and continue another hour to the start of the trail at Km 82. Walking for about 3 hours along the trail you will arrive at the Llactapata ruins, and then continuing through a lush valley, you will arrive at the evening campsite of Wayllabamba.

Inca Trail trekker
Day 5 - Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo

Today is the most challenging portion of the trail, as you climb 3 hours to Warmiwañusca, known as Dead Woman's Pass, at 13,780 feet. From the top you'll be able to take in breakthaking views of the surrounding valleys and enjoy a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Descending, you arrive at the campsite of Pacaymayo.

Phuyupatamarca, Inca Trail
Day 6 - Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna

After ascending to the Runkurakay pass at 13,123 feet, you will receive a guided tour of the ruins at Runkurakay and Sayacmarca. Lunch will be served at Phuyupatamarca, another important archaeological site, and the trek will continue to Wiñay Wayna, where you will receive a guided tour of the ruins and make camp for the evening.

Machu Picchu
Day 7 - Machu Picchu to Cuzco

Rising early to make it for sunrise over Machu Picchu, you will hike for about an hour to reach the "Sun Gate," where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu. Descending into the ruins, you will enjoy a 2 hour guided tour. The afternoon is free to continue to explore the ruins on your own before heading back to Cuzco via a scenic train ride.

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Miraflores coastline, Lima
Day 8 - International Departure

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima. (Optional recommended excursion) - Depending on the time of your international flight out a private tour of Lima's key sites can be arranged. You will visit the Larco Archaeological Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs, Lima's historic colonial squares, and the picturesque waterfront district Miraflores.

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