Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru

Inca Discovery

Lima, Cusco, Peru

Hiking
8 days
Hard
Meals, Transfer, Accomodation
Friends, Individuals
2019

Fri, Dec 13

Fri, Dec 20

€1,099

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Overview

  • Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this adventure includes a four-day trek along the Inca Trail.
  • This is one of the world’s best-known hikes and will reward those willing to break a sweat with a stunning combination of mountainscapes, cloud forests, and jungles.
  • We run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment.
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts)
Internal Flight
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Included Activities
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu


Transportation
  • Plane, train, private van, hiking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Guides
  • Representatives in Lima and Cusco
  • Specialist Inca Trail guide on hike
Optional Programs

Cusco Cooking Class - From €39.00

  • Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class.
  • Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients.
  • Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.


Lima Cooking Class - From €68.00

  • Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.

Route

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Lima

Cusco

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Cusco

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrive in Lima at any time. There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. There is a welcome meeting in the evening.
Day 2Lima/Cusco
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour. Take a transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city, and getting used to the altitude.
Day 3Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 4Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins. Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
Day 5Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Day 6Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 7Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 8Cusco
Depart at any time.

Related Video: Inca Trail

  • With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is.
  • This video may show locations that is not included in this trek.

What to Take

  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night.
  • We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.
  • A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
  • Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person.
  • You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256
Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #19a62280-b777-499a-9579-0222c3a8d256

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts)
Internal Flight
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Included Activities
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu


Transportation
  • Plane, train, private van, hiking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Guides
  • Representatives in Lima and Cusco
  • Specialist Inca Trail guide on hike
Optional Programs

Cusco Cooking Class - From €39.00

  • Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class.
  • Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients.
  • Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.


Lima Cooking Class - From €68.00

  • Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.

Route

Inca Discovery Lima, Cusco, Peru #mapImageWidget

Lima

Cusco

+3 more

Cusco

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrive in Lima at any time. There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. There is a welcome meeting in the evening.
Day 2Lima/Cusco
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour. Take a transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city, and getting used to the altitude.
Day 3Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 4Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins. Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
Day 5Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Day 6Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 7Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 8Cusco
Depart at any time.

Related Video: Inca Trail

  • With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is.
  • This video may show locations that is not included in this trek.

What to Take

  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night.
  • We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.
  • A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
  • Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person.
  • You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
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8 days
2019

Fri, Dec 13

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€1,099

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