Inca Trail Trek
7 days from £654 (was £769)
- Hike the legendary Inca Trail with a group of ready-made mates!
- Discover the breath taking Machu Picchu!
- Enjoy exhilarating views across Peru
- Learn more about Peruvian culture during intriguing excursions
- Get adventurous and tick that trek off your bucket list!
Take the time to finally tick that epic experience off your bucket list! This week long adventure will see you trekking the Inca Trail, taking in amazing scenery with a group of fellow adventurous travellers. You’ll also be exploring the mesmerising Machu Picchu, the iconic Incan citadel that sits atop the Andes. You’ll be awed by the majesty of this ancient site – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!
You’ll also get the chance to spend some free time in fascinating Cusco, and learn more about the local community with a cultural excursion to the Women’s Weaving Cooperative. It’s time to reach new heights with this trip, so amp up the ambition and adventure and get stuck into Peru!
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Day 1: Welcome to Cusco!
Today you’re free to arrive into Cusco at any time! Be sure to touch down in time to attend our Welcome Meeting this evening – you’ll be getting to know your group and your guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the itinerary or getting to grips with Peru! Until then, feel free to explore Cusco – the Historical Centre is packed with beautiful architecture and is usually a top attraction for visitors, or simply head out for your first taste of Peruvian foodie fare!
Day 2: Cusco to Ollantaytambo
This morning we’ll leave Cusco to head to Ollantaytambo with the convenience of our own private vehicle. We’ll be stopping off at the Women’s Weaving Cooperative today, where you’ll learn about weaving techniques and find out about the lives of the local women who create these beautiful souvenirs. You’ll then have a guided tour of the breath taking Pisac Ruins, an ancient Inca structure that will allow you to step back in time and glimpse Peru’s rich history! Before we head off to check out the Ollantaytambo Ruins, we’ll be breaking for lunch at the Parwa Community Restaurant, an establishment dedicated to sustainable tourism. You’ll be awed by the ruins themselves, a stronghold that remains from the Spanish Invasion. Take in awe-inspiring views from the impressive fortress before we settle into our hotel ready for tomorrow’s hike!
Day 3: Ollantaytambo to Wayllabamba Camp
Today we’ll head off to the starting point of our trek in a private vehicle. We’re kicking things off with a fairly easy trek – the perfect way to get to know the terrain. We’ll trek for approximately 5 to 6 hours, passing a local village and getting an introduction to those expansive mountain views. Simply breathtaking!
Day 4: Wayllabamba Camp to Paqaymayo Camp
We’ll wake up bright and early today to begin the trek to Warmiwanusca, the highest point of our trek. The climb can be steep, but we’ll take it at a steady pace and keep ourselves well hydrated along the way, and it’s well worth it for those once in a lifetime mountain views! Wherever we bed down should get to the camp by early afternoon with plenty of time to relax and recharge after our action packed day.
Day 5: Paqaymayo Camp to Winaywayna
You’ve got a fascinating trek ahead of you today as you pass spectacular ruins and cross two passes. At your first pass you may be able to see the snow coated Cordillera Vilcabamba (weather permitting) so be sure to snap some awe-inspiring shots! We’ll then reach the Phuyupatamarca Ruins, dubbed the ‘town above the clouds’. Tonight we’ll either camp here or trek a little further to camp at the Winay Wayna ruins. Wherever we bed down you’ll have magnificent views right on your doorstep!
Day 6: Winaywayna to Cusco
It’s the final day of our hike today, and we’ll be going out in style! We’ll be rising before dawn and heading to the Sun Gate where we’ll catch the first views of Machu Picchu being lit up by a glorious sunrise. Once there we’ll hike down to the site itself and enjoy a guided tour. You’ll be blown away by this Incan structure, it’s one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and definitely one to tick off your list of ‘must-dos’. You’ll discover the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Three Windows and have some time to explore! Once our tour is finished we’ll board a train to Ollantaytambo and then hop into our private vehicle to make the journey back to Cusco where we’ll check into our hotel and enjoy a well earned rest!
Day 7: Depart from Cusco
There are not scheduled activities today so you’re free to depart whenever you want to. Be sure to swap details with your group – you’ve shared an epic experience with them, and what an experience it’s been! You’ve hiked the iconic Inca Trail, seen legendary Machu Picchu and discovered some of Peru’s most picturesque views. Amazing!
Please note: Inca Trail permits are subject to availability, in the event that permits for the Inca Trail are not available for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative route. Please contact us for further details.
- In-country transport as per itinerary
- Guided Inca Trail Hike
- Machu Picchu Guided Tour
- Guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo
- Visit to women’s weaving project
- Parwa Community Restaurant Visit
- 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not specified in the itinerary
- Personal Expenses
- Tips for your guide
All of your accommodation is included in the price of this itinerary. You’ll have 3 nights in a hotel, and spend 3 nights camping during your trek. While trekking, you’ll have a cook to prepare meals for your group, and during this trip 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners are included. Where meals are not provided, you’ll be able to try some of Peru’s tastiest cuisine, and we’ve listed some of our favourites below!
- Ceviche: Raw fish is soaked in zesty citrus juices and spiced. This is a Peruvian delicacy and one of the region’s best known dishes
- Lomo Saltado: A comforting beef stir fry featuring peppers, onions and tomatoes.
- Anticuchos: Spiced, skewered meat is grilled to perfection for a tasty snack
- Causa: A veggie staple. Avocados and potatoes are layered to create a delicious casserole with an unbelievable texture!
- Suspiro a la Limena: A must try for anybody with a sweet tooth! The flavours of dulce de leche and meringue unite to create a delectable dessert.
To get a flight quote simply use the form below, or contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037.
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Your trip begins in Cusco on Day 1 of your itinerary, and the closest airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. You may choose to book flights serving a more central airport, however, and make your own way to Cusco in time for your Welcome Meeting on Day 1. Your trip ends in Cusco on day 7, no activities are planned for this day so you are free to depart at any time, and it’ll be up to you to arrange onward travel. We can assist you with booking flights, please contact our dedicated flights team on 01892 277037 for a quote.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years.
Travelling at Altitude
This trip goes above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse effects in their health due to the altitude. Please see further information on Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE).
On this trip you will be trekking at more than 2000 meters above sea level, you therefore need to ensure you have suitable travel insurance in place. If you'd like to purchase insurance through us you'll need to select the 'Adventurer' level of cover.
All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information offered below is to help you with that process. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise and any subsequent effects.
Citizens of the United Kingdom do not require visas to travel to Peru if they are staying for under 180 days. Visa rules may change, so it is your responsibility to stay up to date with the current visa laws of the countries you are visiting and adhere to them.
Can I Travel Solo?
Yes, in fact many of our travellers choose to travel solo as our trips offer a fantastic opportunity to meet new people. This is a group trip, so there’ll be other people to share the experience with – you’re never truly travelling alone! You can also travel with a friend or partner, however you choose to participate you’re sure to have an amazing time!
What Can You Tell Me About My Guide?
Throughout your trip you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Your guide will be able to advise you on what to do during your free time, and will guide you through your trek to make the experience as enjoyable as possible!
Can I Opt For My Own Room?
You can opt for your own room, but it will incur an additional cost. Please note that you’ll be unable to have your own room during nights 3 to 5 when we will be hiking. For more details on opting for your own room, please contact us.
What Sort Of Travel Insurance Do I Need?
On this trip you will be trekking at more than 2000 meters above sea level so please make sure you have suitable travel insurance in place. If you'd like to purchase insurance through us you'll need to select the 'Adventurer' level of cover.