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If you just want to do the Inca Trail/Machu Picchu, then this is your trip. With a local tour guide and enough porters to poke a (walking) stick at, you'll love every minute of it. Well, almost.

(Inca Trek & Machu Picchu)

Cuzco, Peru
Cuzco, Peru
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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

Welcome to Cusco, the Inca Capital of Peru. Your tour will start at 4pm today with an orientation walk of Cusco. This evening at approximately 6pm there will be a group meeting. ALTITUDE SICKNESS: Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Before your trip: Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatizing to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor. During your trip: While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly.
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
There are no meals included on this day.
There will be a few tough days. Dead Woman's pass on Day 2 will test you, but it's worth all the sweat and tears when you watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu's Gateway of the Sun. Pretty apt name. Day 2 * 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 3 * 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 4 * Continue up the Inca staircase  * Spectacular views of Pumasillo and the entire Vilcabamba range * Enter the beautiful cloud forest Day 5 * 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
Thank the great God Huiracocha that you don't have to get up at daybreak and hike the hills all day. * This Incan adventure comes to an end this morning.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


Bus, Train


Full service camping, Budget/tourist class hotels


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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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