Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru

Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru

Hiking
8 days
Hard
Transfer, Meals, Accomodation
For groups, Friends, Individuals
2020

Tue, Jun 23

Tue, Jun 30

€1,199

Still available

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Overview

  • Here's a week that'll take care of two bucket list wishes in one fell swoop.
  • Start your adventure celebrating with thousands of international travellers at Inti Raymi, the largest Andean festival in Peru.
  • Then hike the iconic Inca Trail to the once-in-a-lifetime lost city of the Inca, Machu Picchu.
  • Get in touch with your spiritual side with these two unforgettable experiences.

Machu Picchu

  • Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail in Peru will be the highlight of all your adventures.
  • Standing 4,200 meters high on the mountains, looking out over the peaks of the Andes, and knowing that you hiked to get there, fills you with joy and awe. You won't want to be anywhere else.

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts)
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners 
Tour Guide
  • G Adventures Representative in Cusco
  • Specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike
Transportation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Train, private van, hiking.
Activities
  • Sacred Valley guided tour.
  • Pottery making demonstration.
  • Exclusive Sacred Valley cultural experience.
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days).
  • Machu Picchu guided tour.

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Cusco
Watch the city come alive with dancers and performers marching up to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman in the ceremony to honour the Sun God Inti. Join thousands of spectators and observe the elaborate reenactment of Incan rituals in a ceremony dedicated to Pachamama, the Mother Earth goddess.
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). In the evening, partake in an exclusive Inti Raymi celebration ceremony with the Sacred Valley as a scenic backdrop. Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.
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.

Route

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Cusco

Ollantaytambo

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Cusco

Map

Related Photos & Video

With this selection, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is. It might show more or different locations also, weather conditions, trail roads that is not the exact match of this trek.

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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.

Machu Picchu

  • Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail in Peru will be the highlight of all your adventures.
  • Standing 4,200 meters high on the mountains, looking out over the peaks of the Andes, and knowing that you hiked to get there, fills you with joy and awe. You won't want to be anywhere else.

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts)
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners 
Tour Guide
  • G Adventures Representative in Cusco
  • Specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike
Transportation
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Train, private van, hiking.
Activities
  • Sacred Valley guided tour.
  • Pottery making demonstration.
  • Exclusive Sacred Valley cultural experience.
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days).
  • Machu Picchu guided tour.

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Cusco
Watch the city come alive with dancers and performers marching up to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman in the ceremony to honour the Sun God Inti. Join thousands of spectators and observe the elaborate reenactment of Incan rituals in a ceremony dedicated to Pachamama, the Mother Earth goddess.
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). In the evening, partake in an exclusive Inti Raymi celebration ceremony with the Sacred Valley as a scenic backdrop. Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.
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.

Route

Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #mapImageWidget

Cusco

Ollantaytambo

+2 more

Cusco

Map

Related Photos & Video

With this selection, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is. It might show more or different locations also, weather conditions, trail roads that is not the exact match of this trek.

Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #ac418aa6-2887-478a-9988-269a167c55e5
Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #ac418aa6-2887-478a-9988-269a167c55e5
Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #ac418aa6-2887-478a-9988-269a167c55e5
Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #ac418aa6-2887-478a-9988-269a167c55e5
Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #ac418aa6-2887-478a-9988-269a167c55e5
Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #ac418aa6-2887-478a-9988-269a167c55e5
Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Peru #ac418aa6-2887-478a-9988-269a167c55e5

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
2020

Tue, Jun 23

Tue, Jun 30

€1,199

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