Peru Inca Trail

Overview

We’ve specially created this luxury tailor-made 2 day Inca Trail that will allow you to follow the footsteps of the Incas along the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Be immersed in an intriguing and magnificent path network called Capac-Ñan, the longest road that belonged to the greatest Empire in the Americas, you will also contemplate the enduring beauty of Machu Picchu and witness the richness of Cusco’s city history.
Your adventure starts in Peru's capital city, Lima. Here you will find a mixture of the colonial classic and modernity, and you will admire this exquisite mixture around down town and some examples are the Cathedral, San Francisco monastery and modern zone Miraflores and San Isidro.
Once in Cusco, head down to the Sacred Valley and like its name mentions, it is a valley surrounded by Inca complexes, productive lands and beautiful terraces plenty of history and culture from ancient times. You will appreciate the richness and colorfulness of the culture once you visit Awanacancha and its textile workshops.
Our program will take you all the way from the Andes to the Amazon, two trekking days where you will be spell bound with the incredible landscape and archaeological places that you will see along the way. On the final day of this tour, you will finally arrive at Machu Picchu the famous “Lost City of the Incas”. It can’t get better than this or can it?


Trip Highlights

  • Get involved with the history and tradition in the Sacred Valley
  • Get immersed in the intriguing Inca Trail
  • Discover the wildlife in this most beautiful trekking experience
  • Discover the Inca wonders of Machu Picchu

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Welcome to Lima
  • Welcome to Peru
  • Transfer to your Hotel
  • Overnight in Lima
Day 2
Flight to Cusco & Journey to The Sacred Valley –Awanacancha and Pisaq
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
  • Welcoming and transfer to Sacred Valley
  • Visit Awanacancha, living museum
  • Get amazed the mystery of Pisac Inca Complex
  • Colorful traditional market in Pisaq village
  • Overnight in Sacred Valley
Day 3
Wiñayhuayna & Aguas Calientes
  • Leave the Train at Kilometer 104 for the start of your trail
  • Walk past the raging Urubamba River
  • Pass Winay Wayna and continue onto the Sun Gate.
  • Enter Machu Picchu
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Day 4
Machu Picchu Tour / Cusco
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning free to explore the town, the handicraft market and mingle with the people
  • Have lunch around the Plaza in a cozy and exquisite restaurant
  • Depart by train from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco in the evening
  • Overnight in Cusco
Day 5
Ancient Chronicles in Cusco City
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Prepare to be surprised by the Cusco City tour
  • Leisure afternoon to relax or shop
  • Overnight in Cusco
Day 6
Departure Flight from Cusco to Lima
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departure from Cusco

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome To Lima

CuscoPeru Travel will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall of Lima International airport; from there we will transfer you to your hotel in the Miraflores district of Lima. On arrival to your hotel, our representative will give you an explanation of the tour. If you are not too tired from your flight, take the opportunity to explore Miraflores and the Costa Verde.

Overnight in Lima
Meals included: None
Day 2

Flight To Cusco & Journey To The Sacred Valley –Awanacancha And Pisaq

In the morning, our staff will escort you to Lima airport to catch your domestic flight to Cusco.
Upon your arrival, our guide will welcome you and prepare you for the much awaited Sacred Valley tour.
Your first stop will be the exceptional project of Awanakancha (Quechua word that means: big place where people weave) where you observe how people –following their ancestors techniques- weave and create wonderful textiles.
Then you will visit the Archeological Complex of Pisaq, including ornate palaces and temples, on top of a mountain with breath taking views.
You will be delighted with a delicious lunch in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
Then, we will continue through the valley until we finally arrive at your hotel surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

Overnight Sacred Valley
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3

Winay Wayna / Aguas Calientes

You will be picked up from your hotel at 4 a.m. Travel to the train station and leave on the 6:10 a.m. train, from Ollantaytambo. The train follows the Urubamba River, until we reach Km104, where the trek will begin. See spectacular views of the farmlands, snow-capped mountains and the mighty Urubamba River. At 104 km (2,000 m), we will begin the trek. Have a packed lunch, energy drinks and take a group photo, before visiting our first Inca site. We will begin hiking upwards, as we head for the Classic Inca Trail. If the weather is clear, have fabulous views of Machu Picchu, the Urubamba River and other surrounding Inca Sites.
After hiking for three hours, we will reach the most beautiful Incan site on the Inca Trail, Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young) at 2,600 m/8,500 ft. Most people do not get the opportunity to see the elaborate water fountain, temples and some agricultural terraces at Winay Wayna with beautiful mountains surrounding the area. From Wiñay Wayna, we will walk to the Sun Gate, where we will see the picturesque landscape of Machu Picchu. After taking in the once-in-a-lifetime views, we will begin our descent to Machu Picchu.
A big advantage of this hike is that by the time we reach Machu Picchu, most of the day travelers will have returned home, so you will have the area to yourself. After taking photos, we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and head to your hotel. Following, we will head to Indio Feliz for dinner (included). This restaurant is considered the best food in Aguas Calientes. After dinner, we recommend going to bed early to make the most of the next day.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Machu Picchu Tour / Cusco

We will wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. You will have a two hour guided tour by your private English-speaking guide. After that, you will have time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself. When you are done exploring, you can take either a bus, or walk, down to Aguas Calientes for a free afternoon before your train which will depart later that afternoon back to Ollantaytambo and then we will drive you back to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5

Ancient Chronicles In Cusco City

After action packed days full of adventure, you will have the morning free to explore the city on your own; don’t forget to have breakfast at your hotel before walking around the city. By afternoon our first place to visit today will be the majestic complex of Sacsayhuaman, which continues to be a very important religious and ceremonial site from the Incan culture.
You will be astounded by the superb architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and you will be also impressed when envisioning how Incas moved and fitted each uniquely shaped stone weighing around 70 tons, so perfectly together and without any known “engineering tools”.
As part of our city tour in Cusco, you will also visit the Cusco Cathedral located in Plaza de Armas, the main square. Here you will see many very important holy Christian artefacts and artworks derived from “the Escuela Cusquena”. Your tour will then take you to the Temple of the Sun, “Qoricancha” located on the main avenue named Avenida el Sol (Avenue of the Sun). This Inca temple was one of the most worshiped and respected temples in the City of Cusco during Inca times.
Then you will be escorted to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6

Departure Flight From Cusco To Lima

The last day you will be transferred to Cusco airport to catch your domestic flight back to Lima. Upon your arrival, you will have plenty of time to check in at the airport for your international flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast

This package would take you to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu. Actually, our program is 100% customizable; so you will be able to include other destinations and activities in Peru as you wish. We suggest you out our luxury packages to have a better idea how you want to spend your adventure in Peru.

Fully Customized – Private Service – Daily Departures

Included

What is Included in Your Itinerary

  • Personalized itinerary planning: Work together with your Cusco Peru.Travel consultant to create the vacation of your dreams.
  • Your Cusco Peru.Travel guides take the hassle out of traveling. They’ll be there to help you every step of the way – whether with luggage, check in, transport or translating – at every stop during your private tour of Peru.
  • Got a question? Cusco Peru.Travel operate a 24-hour, seven days a week customer service operation and can provide updates and assistance whenever you need it.
  • With Cusco Peru.Travel, each visit, activity, tour and experience will be completely private and conducted by your very own expert, English-speaking guide.
  • Our private and personal tours of Peru are fully flexible, which means we can modify them to suit your travel mood. So if you want to leave out an activity or add on a new one, just let us know!
  • All necessary adventure and trekking equipment will be provided so all you need bring is yourself.

Cost

All our tours are based on private luxury service and can be fully customized to satisfy your personal needs and preferences. Please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@cuscoperu.travel and receive full assistance planning your customized private tour in Peru.
Our prices often vary based on the requirements of your trip, and will depend on number of travellers, length of time, type of accommodation, etc.


The price will be based on final accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

Recommended Accommodations

Our Cusco Peru.Travel staff locates and secures the best hotels in the country to ensure you get the best comfort and also hotels with character, which we feel is important for your Peru experience.
Take a look to our hotels and let us know if you’d like to include one or a few in to your next vacation.


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JW Marriott Hotel Cusco

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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

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JW Marriott Lima

The "JW Marriott Hotel Lima" is located at Miraflores district, which rises above cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, giving a spectacular view of Lima's coast. This hotel features ultra-modern facilities, with more than 13 000 event, ...

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Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel

It's considered as one of the best hotels in Cusco, it is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the small town of Huayllabamba, situated at an hour from Cusco city and 30-minute drive from Ollantaytambo train station. It was ...

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Inkaterra La Casona

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