Peru for the wild at heart. Tune into Lima’s lowdown on a guided walking tour, then do the same in Cusco before hitting the Inca Trail. Explore Ollantaytambo, summit Dead Woman’s Pass and catch Machu Picchu at sunrise. Then find out what’s creeping and crawling about the Amazon.
Your first priority should be ordering a plate of fried cuy (guinea pig). Peruvians eat around 65 million of the critters each year. Cusco’s main cathedral even has a version of the Last Supper showing Christ and his disciples dining on one.
- Lima, Peru
- Lima, Peru
- Physical rating
- Traveller’s rating
- 5 reviews
- Min 18 , Max 39
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 16
Why we love this trip
This tour gives you tonnes of time in Cuzco where you can dig into the archaeological awesomeness of this ancient capital (please don't dig at the archaeological sites)
Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, trust us, this is one classic adventure that'll make all you left at home jealous
Although the Classic Inca Trail is hard work, the rewards are incredible. Imagine walking in the footsteps of the ancient Inca and being treated to wowza views of Machu Picchu at the end
Is this trip right for you?
This trip involves a lot of hiking and walking, so requires a moderate level of fitness. There are a few different trail options to suit your interests and physical capabilities. Please bring durable footwear suitable for hiking. See the ‘What to Take’ section of the trip notes for more information.
You’ll be camping with very basic shared facilities along the Inca Trail (where there are drop toilets and no showers). This is all part of the adventure of being among nature.
The Amazon jungle can be very hot, humid and sticky. Prepare by wearing light cotton clothing and don’t forget to bring insect repellent.
It’s important to wear sunscreen and other sun protection, and always drink plenty of water.
Due to the high altitude of many of places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness. Some people aren’t affected at all, but if you are, be sure to drink plenty of water and don’t push yourself too hard. If possible, arrive into Lima a few days early to allow yourself time to acclimatise. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information about altitude sickness.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Meals10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
TransportBoat, Bus, Motorised Canoe, Plane, Public bus, Taxi
AccommodationCamping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (5 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights)
- 3 Night / 4 Day Inca Trail (or 2 Night / 3 Day Quarry Trail)
Our Peru Unearthed trips score an average of 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews in the last year.
Un Poco Peru, September 2015
Invest in good mozzie repellant! The mozzies are ridiculous!
Review submitted 07 Oct 2015
Un Poco Peru, September 2015
At the time of doing the trek, I was re-considering my choice. The last walk up the monkey stairs to the Sun Gate over looking Machu Picchu makes the pain worthwhile
Review submitted 02 Oct 2015
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A good level of fitness and pre-trip training is essential for the Inca Trek. You will trek on hilly terrain or mountainous terrain at altitudes of up to 4200 metres, for up to 7 hours per day.
Inca trail Permits:
Very Important - In order to obtain the necessary permit to trek the Inca Trail, we must be provided with accurate details of the passport to be used whilst travelling in Peru. If the name, passport number, nationality or date of birth shown on the permit are different from the passport, park authorities will refuse entry. If passport details have not been supplied, the permit cannot be issued. When we are unable to secure the "Classic Trail", our groups take the "Quarry Trek". This also applies during February each year, when the Classic Trail is closed for restoration.