The Inca Trail in Peru

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The Inca Trail in Peru

from £649
Duration: 7 days
Countries: Peru
One of our most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world’s best known hikes.
Summary

The Inca Trail in Peru

Day 1 Cusco
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


Day 3 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 4 Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 5 Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna
Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the “town above the clouds.” Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins (“forever young”) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 6 Wiñaywayna/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7 Cusco
Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


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from £649

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What's Included

Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a G Adventures-supported women’s weaving project and lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village (full-day)
Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4-day)
G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodation

Hotels (3 nts), camping (3 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD115-150 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, van, hiking.

Staff & experts

G Representative in Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.

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Cuzco local family llama

Cuzco local family llama

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Cuzco local

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

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Sacred Valley traveller

Peru Sacred Valley locals

Peru Sacred Valley locals

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