The high Andean plains and Lake Titicaca are stunning and give you a chance to acclimatise before you begin the classic Inca Trail. The Inca’s legacy is far more widespread than just Machu Picchu, we include a tour of the Sacred Valley and Cusco which is a fascinating mix of Inca and Colonial architecture and cultures.
|Day 3||Lake Titicaca|
|Day 5||Cusco City Tour|
|Day 6||Sacred Valley Tour|
|Day 7||Begin Inca Trail|
|Day 8||Trek to Pacamayo|
|Day 9||Trek to Winay Wayna|
|Day 10||Trek to Machu Picchu|
|Day 11||Lima Tour|
|Day 12||Fly home|
Fly to Juliaca, transfer to Puno visiting the huge pre Inca burial towers of Sillustani along the way.
Full day on Lake Titicaca visiting the unique floating Uros Islands then onto Taquile island. Taquile is a natural island and inhabited by a Quechua community who still speak the language of the Incas and wear traditional dress.
First class bus to Cusco visiting sites of interest along the way. An unforgettable drive along the Andean plains and down to the city of Cusco.
Half day tour of Cusco and the outlying Inca sites. In the evening you will have a full Inca Trail briefing.
Full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas including Pisac market and Ollantaytambo before returning to Cusco to spend the night.
Drive to KM82 to begin hiking the inca trail. Today’s trek begins with an easy path alongside the Urubamba river. Pass the site of Llactapata before turning into a beautiful valley and heading uphill to Huayllabamba.
An easy start on this day as you begin the long ascent up to Dead Woman’s pass which lies at 4200m above sea level. Passing through dense cloud forest, then into the high grasslands with awe inspiring mountain views, the effort is definitely worth it. After Dead Woman’s pass, descend to Pacamayo, a beautifully located campsite.
Another challenging high pass to go over before descending to the small but fascinating site of Sayacmarca. From here the trail is an easy, undulating path through stunning cloud forest, here you can see orchids, hummingbirds and an amazing variety of vegetation. The day finishes with a descent to the campsite at Winay Wayna, close to the site of the same name. This campsite has the luxury of showers!
An early departure on an undulating path to the Sun Gate to see dawn arrive at Machu Picchu. From here you walk down to the main site for a tour of the ruins before heading back to Cusco by train and bus.
We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.
The hotel is in Miraflores, a modern, safe area on the coast with shops, excellent restaurants and all amenities close by.
A stylish, modern hotel with a fabulous restaurant, café bar and cocktail bar.
Miraflores Park is in a privileged location on the cliffs above the ocean.
Recently renovated, the Tierra Viva is located in the centre of Puno.
The tranquil Casa Andina Private Collection blends well with its surroundings.
18 stunning boutique rooms all with beautiful views across Lake Titicaca.
This beautiful independent hotel with 18 rooms is quiet yet central in the arty San Blas area.
A beautifully restored colonial building that once made up part of a market.
The most famous of Cusco’s hotels and deservedly so.
Starts and ends in Lima. There are direct flights with British Airways to Lima from the UK. Fly from regional airports via Europe with KLM, Air France and Iberia
From the USA there are various options with Miami, JFK and Los Angeles being the main hubs.