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This is the bout you’ve been waiting for: You vs. the Inca Trail. Limber up in Lima, then fly to Cusco for acclimatization. Spend four days hard slogging it up South America’s most celebrated trek and be rewarded with a Machu Picchu sunrise

Three traits you don’t want to be remembered for on a trek: whinging, laziness and being a sulky-pants. But don’t stress, your support crew will feed you up with lollies, fruit and sugary drinks to help keep the demons at bay.

Lima, Peru
Cuzco, Peru
Physical rating
Min 18 , Max 39
Group size
Min 1, Max 16


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

Bienvenido al Peru. Meet your group and local tour guide, then get to know each other over a few pisco sours and a plate of Lima's famous ceviche (raw fish marinated in lime juice, chilli, onions and tomato). * Orientation walk with tour leader. * Pre-departure meeting is at 2pm.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Fly to Cusco. Spend the next two days trying to acclimatise (ie. no strenuous activity). Visit the alpaca farms in the sacred valley for knitted things and the market town of Pisac for leather goods. * Spend time acclimatising in Cusco * Take a walking tour around the central part of town * Perhaps explore the great Inca sites of Sacsayhuaman, Quenca and Tambo Machay * Enough free time to take in all of the local sights
Optional Activities
  • Full Boleto Turistico Pass, which gives you access to 16 archaeological sites in/around Cuzco, including Qenqo, Tambomachay, Pukapukara & Saqsaywaman - PEN135
  • City tour - Cuzco - USD15
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Break out the walking shoes, sunscreen and mozzie repellent because it's time to meet Machu Picchu. Day 4 * Gaze upon massive Inca fortifications in Ollantaytambo  * Begin the Inca trek * Hike past the ancient hilltop fort of Huillca Raccay and the archaeological site of Llactapata * Stunning views of snow-capped Veronica Peak * Camp near the village of Ayapata Day 5 * The most difficult part of the trek - Dead Woman’s Pass * Panoramas of the Vilcanota and Vilcabama mountain ranges, and ruins in the valley below * Camp with a view over the cloud forest * Climb up to the ruins of Runkuracay Day 6 * Continue up the Inca staircase  * Spectacular views of Pumasillo and the entire Vilcabamba range * Enter the beautiful cloud forest Day 7 * The final, and most spectacular, leg of the trek to Machu Picchu  * Arrive at Inti Punku, the Gateway of the Sun at approximately 730-8am * Experience a panoramic view of Machu Picchu * Explore Machu Picchu on a guided tour * Return to Cusco by train
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The trip ends in Cusco today, so make the most of your final hours. After all, it's not every day you find yourself in the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. * Perhaps spend free time shopping for handicrafts, visiting museums, seeing the sights, sampling local cuisine or relaxing * Trip ends in Cusco after breakfast, no activities planned so departure flights can be out at any time
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


Bus, Plane, Public bus, Taxi


Full service camping, Hotel

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Important notes

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.

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