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Inca Trail 8 Day

Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
8 days / 7 nights.
Inca Trail 8 Day
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Lima

Arrival in Lima, reception at the airport and transfer to the 3* Casa Andina Classic hotel.

Casa Andina Classic Hotel

Day 2: Lima - Cuzco (B)

After breakfast, flight to Cuzco, reception and transfer to the 3* Casa San Blas hotel. Afternoon guided visit of the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of Cuzco, a pre Inca architectural masterpiece; Kenko, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun.

Casa San Blas Hotel   |  Meals: D

Day 3: Sacred Valley (B & L)

Full-day excursion to Urubamba, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the village of Pisac, founded during Colonial times. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the Indians barter their products, and artisans from all over the area sell their woven alpaca wool blankets and ponchos, engraved gourds, antique reproductions and jewellery. On Sundays, it is also the meeting place for the local Mayors of the region, who come dressed in their traditional costumes, to attend morning mass. After buffet lunch at the Tunupa Restaurant, a visit to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town which is still inhabited. Explore the ruins above Ollantaytambo before returning to Cuzco via the traditional market town of Chinchero. Transfer to your hotel.

Meals: B & L

Day 4: Inca Trail (All meals)

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Chilca by bus, where we will meet the Quechua porters and have breakfast. Crossing over the turbulent Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica (5,900m/19,000ft) we will continue the expedition admiring the Llactapata archaeological site, and stopping at the Huayllabamba river for lunch. We will visit the archeological sites of Patallacta, Qente, and the valley of Cusichaca and the magical Polylepsis forest. Today the hike will last approximately 7 hours. Camp and dinner at 3,800 meters. Overnight on the trail.

Meals: All meals

Day 5: Inca Trail (All meals)

Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude. We will see outstanding views east to the Huayanay peaks and west into the rugged Vilcabamba Range. After breakfast, we will climb up through the first pass at 4,200 m/13,750 feet at Warmiwanusqa. Passing 3 ecological areas such as the Yunga, Quechua and Puna. we will climb 1000 metres in 5 hours. Today camp and dinner near Pacaymayu. Overnight on the trail.

Meals: All meals

Day 6: Inca Trail (All meals)

After breakfast, we will trek down through the valley of Pacaymayu to the famous archaeological sites of Runquraqay and continue to the second pass and the restored townsite of Sayaqmarka ("Town in a Steep Place") and explore the Sayaqmarka Ruins. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite roadway, traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will then descend to the magnificent archeological Phuyupatamarka ("Cloud Level Town") and have lunch. We will then begin the decent to Winaywayna where a visit of the ruins and have dinner will conclude the day.

Meals: All meals

Day 7: Inca Trail (B)

Early morning wake up at 4:30 a.m. for breakfast and to begin the trek to be the first at the archaeological site of Machu Picchu for the sunrise. We will descend rapidly from cloud forest into high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Intipunko "Gate of the Sun" to observe the sunrise over Machu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We continue down to the royal road and at last the "Lost City of the Incas". A guided tour of the marvelous citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Circular Tower and the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the guided tour, we can enjoy an afternoon of self-exploration and discovery. In the afternoon, we will take the train back to Cuzco.

Meals: B

Day 8: Cuzco-Lima (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Connection flight home.

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Inca Trail 8 Day Itinerary Overview:
Day 1. Lima
Day 2. Lima - Cuzco (B)
Day 3. Sacred Valley (B & L)
Day 4. Inca Trail (All meals)
Day 5. Inca Trail (All meals)
Day 6. Inca Trail (All meals)
Day 7. Inca Trail (B)
Day 8. Cuzco-Lima (B)
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WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:
  • Accommodation in twin/double rooms at recommended 3* hotels with private bathroom, including breakfast.
  • All transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides.
  • All meals as per itinerary.
  • Flight tickets: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima
  • Train tickets: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) - Cuzco in Vistadome class.
  • Bus tickets: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • All entrance fees and tips.
Our price does not include:
  • International air tickets and associated taxes.
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary.
  • All domestic flights require a US$6.05 charge (airport tax), payable at the airport.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.
  • Baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
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Inca Trail 8 Day - 8 days / 7 nights.

Inca Trail 8 Day

Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
8 days / 7 nights.

For current availability contact us at info@amazingperu.com and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions. Please bear in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups.

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