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Inca Trail Trek: 7-Day Ultimate Trekking Adventure

Machu Picchu Epic: 7 Days of Adventure on the Legendary Inca Trail

Embark on the Ultimate Inca Trail, a 7-day group tour that promises an unforgettable adventure to the mystical Machu Picchu. This challenging yet rewarding 43-kilometer trek traverses diverse landscapes, from cloud forests and mountain vistas to vibrant sub-tropical rainforests, home to over 250 species of orchids. As you hike this iconic path, you’ll encounter ancient Inca ruins, absorbing the rich cultural heritage of the Quechua and Inca civilizations. Your journey will lead you through the fascinating ruins of Ollantaytambo, offering a glimpse into the region’s stunning architecture and past. Along the way, engage with welcoming locals, learning about their traditions and perhaps even picking up some Quechua phrases. The trek culminates with the awe-inspiring view of Machu Picchu under the sunlit sky, a reward that goes beyond mere words. Reserve your spot now on this small-group tour, designed for those with a passion for authentic and sustainable travel experiences. Embrace the challenge and awaken your adventurous spirit in Peru!

 

Highlights

  • Majestic Machu Picchu Arrival: The trek’s crowning moment is reaching Machu Picchu, witnessing the ancient Inca citadel bathed in the golden light of sunrise.
  • Diverse Landscape Trek: Experience a journey through contrasting landscapes, from misty cloud forests to lush sub-tropical rainforests, home to a myriad of orchid species.
  • Inca Ruins Exploration: Immerse in the rich history of Peru by exploring ancient Inca ruins along the trail, each telling a unique story of the past.
  • Ollantaytambo’s Architectural Splendor: Visit the remarkable Ollantaytambo ruins, showcasing the ingenious architecture and engineering of the Inca civilization.
  • Scenic Beauty of the Andes: Marvel at the breathtaking mountain vistas of the Andes, offering spectacular views and challenging hiking trails.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Cusco
Arrival in the Inca Capital: Acclimate in the historic city of Cusco, exploring its rich cultural heritage and preparing for the trek ahead.

Day 2: Sacred Valley Exploration
Discover the Sacred Valley: Visit the enchanting sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. Immerse in the valley’s profound Inca history and stunning landscapes.

Day 3: Beginning the Inca Trail Trek
Journey to Km 82; Start of the Trek: Embark on the iconic Inca Trail, hiking to Huayllabamba through captivating Andean scenery, marking the start of this epic journey.

Day 4: The Trek Intensifies
Huayllabamba to Paqaymayu: Challenge yourself by crossing the trail’s highest point. Experience breathtaking mountain panoramas and the thrill of high-altitude trekking.

Day 5: Descending into the Cloud Forest
Paqaymayu to Wiñayhuayna: Descend into the mystical cloud forest, a unique ecosystem home to diverse flora and fauna, including over 250 orchid species.

Day 6: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Visit
Sun Gate to Machu Picchu: Trek to the Sun Gate for your first awe-inspiring glimpse of Machu Picchu. Explore the ancient sanctuary, unraveling its mysteries and wonders.

Day 7: Departure from Cusco
Farewell to Cusco: Reflect on your unforgettable journey as you depart from Cusco, carrying memories of an adventure that transcends a mere hike.

 

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 1397US$ 120
TouristUS$ 1451US$ 134
Superior TouristUS$ 1523US$ 175
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Included

  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Cusco Hotel with breakfast and three nights camping
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not Included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Entrance fee to the Aguas Calientes thermal springs.
  • Sleeping bag.

 
Trip code: CCI7D01-SIC

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Captivating Inca Trail: 5 Days in the Heart of Peru

Mystical Inca Path: 5-Day Immersive Trek to Machu Picchu

Immerse yourself in the ‘Captivating Inca Trail Adventure,’ a 5-day group tour that offers an extraordinary blend of cultural richness and natural splendor. Discover Cusco’s charming alleys, brimming with a fusion of Inca architecture and colonial charm. The journey leads to the Sacred Valley, where terraced landscapes and traditional Quechua communities provide a glimpse into Peru’s living heritage. Experience the thrill of trekking the Short Inca Trail, a manageable yet exhilarating route filled with panoramic views and historical intrigue. Your trek culminates with a mesmerizing sunrise visit to Machu Picchu, revealing the mystical allure of the Inca civilization. This tour is thoughtfully designed to offer a profound connection with Peru’s ancient past, stunning landscapes, and vibrant local cultures, ensuring a sustainable and enriching travel experience.

 

Highlights

  • Cusco’s Colonial and Inca Fusion: Wander through Cusco’s atmospheric streets, discovering a unique blend of Inca ruins and Spanish colonial architecture, a gateway to ancient Peruvian culture.
  • Sacred Valley’s Living Culture: Explore the Sacred Valley, a tapestry of terraced landscapes and vibrant Quechua communities, offering a glimpse into the enduring heritage of Peru.
  • Short Inca Trail Experience: Embrace the thrill of the Short Inca Trail, a journey through stunning natural vistas and rich historical sites, culminating in the iconic Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu at Sunrise: Witness a breathtaking sunrise over Machu Picchu, an unforgettable moment revealing the enigmatic beauty of this World Wonder.
  • Sustainable Exploration: Embark on a sustainable adventure that respects and celebrates Peru’s natural landscapes and local communities, ensuring a responsible and enriching travel experience.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cusco
Arrive in the historic city of Cusco, where Incan and colonial histories intertwine. Spend the day acclimatizing and exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site, rich in archaeological wonders and vibrant local culture.

Day 2: Sacred Valley Exploration (Pisac, Ollantaytambo & Chinchero)
Embark on a journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Pisac, known for its traditional market and ruins, Ollantaytambo with its impressive terraces, and Chinchero, a unique blend of Inca and colonial heritage.

Day 3: Short Inca Trail – Km 104 to Aguas Calientes
Begin the Short Inca Trail at Km 104, trekking through stunning landscapes and historical sites. Arrive in Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Majestic Machu Picchu Sanctuary
Early morning visit to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Experience the magic of sunrise over the ancient citadel, exploring its iconic structures and learning about Inca civilization.

Day 5: Colorful Cusco Walking Tour and Departure
Conclude your adventure with a colorful walking tour of Cusco, delving deeper into its rich history and culture. Later, take a flight back to Lima, carrying memories of an unforgettable journey through Peru’s heart.

 

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 863US$ 120
TouristUS$ 935US$ 138
Superior TouristUS$ 1057US$ 227
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

Included

  • Accommodation: 4 nights in Cusco and Aguas Calientes hotel with breakfast included.
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Short Inca Trail and Machu Picchu).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the trek (an assistant guide for groups of over eight trekkers).
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Cusco to Km 104 and Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • We bring a first-aid kit, including an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

 
Trip code: CSIT5D01-SIC

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Andean Odyssey: 10-Day Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca Adventure

Explore Peru’s Wonders: Inca Trail to Lake Titicaca

Embark on the “Andean Odyssey,” a 10-day group tour blending the historic allure of the Inca Trail with the natural splendor of Lake Titicaca. Your journey commences in Cusco, the once-great capital of the Inca Empire, where ancient mysteries and colonial architecture coexist. Traverse the captivating Sacred Valley of the Incas, a prelude to the legendary Inca Trail. This trek is not just a hike but a passage through time, leading to the enigmatic Machu Picchu. Experience the thrill of camping in the Andean highlands, awakening amidst breathtaking views. The adventure continues to Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, where the unique Uros Islands and the culturally-rich Taquile Island await. This tour is perfect for those seeking an authentic travel experience in Peru, offering cultural immersion, sustainable travel, and unforgettable memories.

Highlights

  • Cusco’s Rich History: Dive into the heart of the Inca Empire in Cusco, where colonial architecture and ancient Inca ruins offer a unique cultural experience.
  • Sacred Valley Exploration: Journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an essential prelude to the Inca Trail, rich in history and breathtaking Andean landscapes.
  • Legendary Inca Trail Trek: Experience the iconic Inca Trail, a path that combines natural beauty with historical intrigue, leading to the stunning Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu Wonders: Discover Machu Picchu, an awe-inspiring Inca citadel, offering panoramic views and a deep connection with Peru’s ancient civilization.
  • Lake Titicaca Adventure: Sail on Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, and visit the unique floating Uros Islands and culturally-rich Taquile Island.
  • Authentic Travel Experience: Embrace an authentic travel experience in Peru, focusing on sustainable and responsible tourism, deeply connecting with local communities and the environment.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Begin your Peruvian adventure with an international arrival in Lima. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Peru’s capital city.

Day 2: Lima’s Colonial Charm
Explore Lima’s rich history on a Colonial Walking Tour, discovering its stunning architecture and bustling streets.

Day 3: Flight to Cusco
Fly to Cusco, the heart of the Inca Empire. Experience the unique blend of Inca and Spanish cultures in this ancient city.

Day 4: Sacred Valley Wonders
Tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. Marvel at the stunning landscapes and Inca ruins.

Day 5: Inca Trail Begins – Huayllabamba
Embark on the classic Inca Trail, starting at Km 82 and hiking to Huayllabamba. Witness breathtaking views and diverse ecosystems.

Day 6: The High Pass – Paqaymayu
Trek from Huayllabamba to Paqaymayu, crossing the trail’s highest point. Enjoy spectacular mountain vistas and challenging terrain.

Day 7: Into the Cloud Forest – Wiñayhuayna
Journey from Paqaymayu to Wiñayhuayna, descending into the mystical Cloud Forest. Explore the lush vegetation and rich biodiversity.

Day 8: Machu Picchu Unveiled
Hike to the Sun Gate and visit the majestic Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Discover the history and secrets of this iconic Inca site.

Day 9: Journey to Lake Titicaca
Travel by bus to Lake Titicaca, enjoying scenic stops along the way. Prepare for a unique high-altitude lake experience.

Day 10: Lake Titicaca Exploration
Explore Lake Titicaca’s Uros Floating Islands and Taquile Island. Witness the traditional way of life before flying back to Lima.

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
TouristUS$ 1901US$ 210
Superior TouristUS$ 2009US$ 237
Superior TouristUS$ 2153US$ 319
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

Includes and excludes

Included

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in Lima, Puno, and Cusco Hotel with breakfast and three nights camping
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not Included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Entrance fee to the Aguas Calientes thermal springs.
  • Sleeping bag.

Trip code: LIT10D01-SIC

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Peruvian Wonders: 12 Days Inca Trail & Amazon Expedition

Journey to the Heart of Peru: From Andean Peaks to Amazonian Depths

Embark on the “Peruvian Wonders” tour, a 12-day adventure that combines the mystical Inca Trail with the vibrant Amazon Basin. Your journey begins in the historical city of Cusco, where ancient Incan ruins meet colonial grandeur. Venture into the enchanting Sacred Valley, exploring its rich cultural heritage before embarking on the world-famous Inca Trail. This challenging trek will reward you with breathtaking views and lead you to the iconic Machu Picchu, an awe-inspiring symbol of Incan civilization. After marveling at these ancient ruins, transition to the diverse ecosystem of the Amazon Basin. Here, experience the lush rainforest aboard a riverboat on the Tambopata River, leading to the Tambopata National Reserve. Encounter exotic wildlife, unique flora, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Amazon. This tour emphasizes sustainable travel and cultural respect, ensuring an authentic and responsible journey through Peru’s wonders.

 

Highlights

  • Cusco’s Historical Blend: Experience the unique fusion of Inca ruins and colonial architecture in Cusco, a city that seamlessly combines ancient history with rich cultural heritage.
  • Sacred Valley’s Rich Culture: Delve into the Sacred Valley, exploring its vibrant markets and impressive Inca sites, and immersing yourself in the valley’s profound historical significance.
  • Inca Trail Adventure: Trek the renowned Inca Trail, a challenging yet rewarding journey through stunning landscapes, leading to the breathtaking wonder of Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu’s Majesty: Marvel at Machu Picchu, the iconic symbol of Inca civilization, set amidst cloud-covered Andean peaks and offering an unforgettable historical exploration.
  • Amazon Basin Exploration: Navigate the diverse ecosystem of the Amazon Basin on a riverboat journey along the Tambopata River, discovering unique wildlife and lush rainforests in the Tambopata National Reserve.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Arrive in Lima and transfer to your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure, exploring Lima’s vibrant atmosphere.

Day 2: Lima Colonial Walking Tour
Discover Lima: Embark on a walking tour to explore the historic colonial sites and vibrant culture of Peru’s capital city.

Day 3: Journey to Cusco
Take a flight from Lima to Cusco, the ancient heart of the Inca Empire. Spend the day acclimatizing to the high altitude, exploring local sites at leisure.

Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour
Sacred Valley Exploration: Visit the key archaeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero in the Sacred Valley, learning about their historical and cultural significance.

Day 5: Inca Trail – Start at Km 82
Begin the Inca Trail: Transfer to Km 82 and start the trek, hiking through stunning Andean landscapes to reach the campsite at Huayllabamba.

Day 6: Trek to Paqaymayu
Crossing the Highest Point: Continue your trek from Huayllabamba, reaching the trail’s highest point at Dead Woman’s Pass, then descend to Paqaymayu for overnight camping.

Day 7: Wiñayhuayna Arrival
Descend into the Cloud Forest: Trek from Paqaymayu, passing through lush cloud forests and Inca sites, arriving at the beautiful Wiñayhuayna campsite.

Day 8: Machu Picchu Exploration
Hike to the Sun Gate for sunrise views, then explore the majestic Machu Picchu sanctuary with a guided tour. After the visit, return to Cusco for the night.

Day 9: Arrival in Puerto Maldonado
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the Inotawa Lodge in the heart of the Amazon Basin. Settle into the lodge and enjoy an introductory walk to get familiar with the rainforest environment.

Day 10: Amazon Wildlife Exploration
La Torre Clay Lick & Tres Chimbadas Lake: Visit the La Torre Clay Lick to observe wildlife, followed by a canoe trip on Tres Chimbadas Lake.

Day 11: Cocococha Lake Trek
Embark on a trek to Cocococha Lake, a pristine rainforest habitat, perfect for spotting diverse flora and fauna.

Day 12: Departure
Farewell to the Amazon: Depart from the lodge, fly back to Lima, and connect with your international flight home.

 

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 2186US$ 270
TouristUS$ 2276US$ 293
Superior TouristUS$ 2396US$ 361
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

Included

  • Accommodation: 5 nights in Lima and Cusco Hotel with breakfast, three nights camping, and three nights at Amazon lodge
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Amazon).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not Included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Entrance fee to the Aguas Calientes thermal springs.
  • Sleeping bag.

 
Trip code: ATA11D01-SIC

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Inca Trail Discovery: 7 Days of Adventure in Peru

A Captivating Journey: Easy Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Embark on the “Inca Trail Discovery,” a 7-day journey that unveils the heart of ancient Incan civilization in an accessible and sustainable way. Start your adventure in Lima, exploring the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Then, travel to Cusco, the Inca’s historic capital, where colonial architecture and Incan archaeological sites blend seamlessly. Journey through the stunning Sacred Valley, witnessing the incredible Ollantaytambo ruins and engaging with local traditions. The highlight is an easier version of the famous Inca Trail, a path that offers breathtaking views, fascinating Inca ruins, and the lush beauty of sub-tropical jungles and rainforests. This trek leads to the majestic Machu Picchu, an awe-inspiring ancient city nestled high in the Andes. Your journey emphasizes small-group experiences, eco-friendly practices, and meaningful cultural exchanges, ensuring a responsible and unforgettable adventure.

 

Highlights

  • Lima’s Cultural Tapestry: Begin in Lima, Peru’s capital, to explore its vibrant blend of rich history and contemporary culture, setting the stage for your adventure.
  • Cusco’s Incan Majesty: Discover Cusco, the historic Incan capital, where stunning colonial architecture and mysterious Incan archaeological sites coalesce in a breathtaking cultural showcase.
  • Sacred Valley Wonders: Journey through the Sacred Valley, experiencing the awe-inspiring Ollantaytambo ruins and connecting with enduring local traditions amid Andean landscapes.
  • Inca Trail Adventure: Trek the accessible Inca Trail, a path filled with breathtaking vistas, intriguing Inca ruins, and diverse ecosystems, culminating in the iconic Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu’s Ancient Splendor: Marvel at Machu Picchu, the spectacular Incan city set high in the Andes, epitomizing the ingenuity and spirit of the ancient Inca civilization.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Land in Lima, transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring or relaxing as you acclimate to Peru.

Day 2: Lima Gastronomic and Walking Tour
Discover Lima’s rich history and vibrant culture with a gastronomic and walking tour of its key sites. Enjoy the flavors of Peru with a sampling of local cuisine.

Day 3: Journey to Cusco
Board a flight to Cusco, the historical heart of the Inca Empire. Explore Cusco’s colorful streets, visiting its main attractions and soaking in its unique atmosphere.

Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour
Sacred Valley Wonders: Visit Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero, exploring these iconic Inca sites and learning about their historical significance.

Day 5: Short Inca Trail – Km 104 to Aguas Calientes
Start the Short Inca Trail at Km 104, hiking through stunning landscapes and visiting ancient ruins en route. Spend the night in the town of Aguas Calientes, prepping for Machu Picchu visit.

Day 6: Machu Picchu Exploration
Embark on an early morning tour of the Machu Picchu sanctuary, exploring its ruins and learning about its history. Enjoy some free time to explore the site on your own or take optional hikes.

Day 7: Departure from Cusco
Spend the morning at leisure in Cusco. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or to your next destination.

 

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 1140US$ 181
TouristUS$ 1249US$ 207
Superior TouristUS$ 1418US$ 323
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

Included

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in Lima, Cusco, and Aguas Calientes hotel with breakfast
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the trek (an assistant guide for groups of over eight trekkers).
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Cusco to Km 104 and Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • We bring a first-aid kit, including an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

 
Trip code: EXINTR7D01-SIC

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Inca Trail Expedition: 9-Day Adventure to Machu Picchu

Journey Through History: Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Embark on the “Inca Trail Expedition,” a 9-day adventure that takes you through the heart of ancient Incan civilization. Start your journey in Lima, Peru’s bustling capital, rich in history and culture. Then travel to Cusco, the historic capital of the Incas, where you’ll witness a stunning fusion of colonial architecture and Incan archaeological sites. Prepare to trek the legendary Inca Trail, a path that winds through the Sacred Valley, past the majestic ruins of Ollantaytambo, and into the cloud-kissed Andes. This challenging trek culminates in the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, a testament to Incan ingenuity and spirit. Along the way, experience the diverse flora and fauna of sub-tropical jungles and lush rainforests. This small-group tour emphasizes eco-friendly practices and cultural respect, ensuring a sustainable and authentic experience.

 

Highlights

  • Lima’s Historical Richness: Begin your journey in Lima, exploring its vibrant blend of history, culture, and modernity, setting the stage for your Peruvian adventure.
  • Cusco’s Incan Heritage: Immerse yourself in Cusco, a city where ancient Inca ruins and stunning colonial architecture coexist, offering a unique cultural experience.
  • Sacred Valley Exploration: Trek through the Sacred Valley, encountering majestic ruins like Ollantaytambo and witnessing the living traditions of the Andean communities.
  • Inca Trail Adventure: Embark on the iconic Inca Trail, a challenging and rewarding trek that takes you through diverse landscapes and to ancient Incan sites.
  • Machu Picchu’s Splendor: Conclude your expedition with the breathtaking sight of Machu Picchu, the mysterious Incan citadel nestled high in the Andes, offering unparalleled views and history.

 

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Arrive at Lima’s international airport. Transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the vibrant capital city.

Day 2: Lima Colonial Walking Tour
Explore Lima’s rich colonial history with a guided walking tour through its historic center. Experience the city’s diverse culture, cuisine, and bustling life.

Day 3: Flight to Cusco
Take a flight from Lima to Cusco, the ancient heart of the Inca Empire. Spend the day acclimatizing to the high altitude and exploring the city at your leisure.

Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour
Visit the traditional markets of Pisac, the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo, and the charming village of Chinchero. Learn about the history and significance of these important Inca sites.

Day 5: Start of the Inca Trail – Hike to Huayllabamba
Begin the iconic Inca Trail trek after a transfer from Cusco. Trek to the campsite at Huayllabamba, enjoying the changing landscapes.

Day 6: Trek to Paqaymayu
Hike from Huayllabamba to Paqaymayu, crossing the highest point of the trail, Warmiwañusca (‘Dead Woman’s Pass’). Experience stunning panoramic views from the trail’s highest point.

Day 7: Descend into the Cloud Forest
Continue the trek from Paqaymayu to Wiñayhuayna, descending into the lush cloud forest and passing several Inca ruins. Observe the diverse flora and fauna of the cloud forest.

Day 8: Machu Picchu Sanctuary
Complete the final stretch of the trail to arrive at the Sun Gate for a first glimpse of Machu Picchu at sunrise. Explore the ancient Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu with a guided tour. Travel back to Cusco in the evening.

Day 9: Departure from Cusco
Enjoy some free time in Cusco before your departure. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or onward journey.

 

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 1626US$ 180
TouristUS$ 1716US$ 203
Superior TouristUS$ 1836US$ 271
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

Included

  • Accommodation: 5 nights in Lima and Cusco Hotel with breakfast and three nights camping
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not Included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Entrance fee to the Aguas Calientes thermal springs.
  • Sleeping bag.

Trip code: AIT9D01-SIC

machu-picchu-peru-vacations

Peru Unveiled: 14-Day Andean Heights & Amazon Depths

Experience the Rich Tapestry of Peru: From Andean Peaks to Amazonian Mysteries

Embark on “Peru Unveiled,” a 14-day expedition that takes you from the majestic heights of the Andes to the lush depths of the Amazon. Begin your journey in Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital, before heading to the awe-inspiring Colca Valley to witness the majestic flight of condors. Explore Arequipa, known as the ‘white city’, and set sail on Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake. In Cusco, the once-great capital of the Incas, delve into a rich blend of Inca and colonial architecture. Wander through the Sacred Valley, immerse in its history, and marvel at the timeless wonder of Machu Picchu. Your adventure culminates in the Peruvian Amazon, a biodiverse haven where you’ll explore forest trails, wetland ecosystems, and vibrant rivers, encountering an array of birds, animals, and reptiles. This small-group tour ensures a sustainable, safe, and enriching travel experience.

 

Highlights

  • Lima’s Dynamic Culture: Dive into the vibrant life of Lima, Peru’s capital, where history meets modernity, offering a unique cultural and gastronomic experience.
  • Colca Valley’s Natural Spectacle: Witness the breathtaking flight of condors in Colca Valley, a natural marvel set against the backdrop of stunning Andean landscapes.
  • Arequipa’s White City Charm: Explore Arequipa, the ‘white city’, famed for its splendid colonial architecture and rich cultural heritage, nestled within Peru’s striking volcanic scenery.
  • Lake Titicaca’s High-Altitude Wonders: Sail on Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, experiencing its serene beauty and the unique cultures of its floating islands.
  • Machu Picchu’s Ancient Mysteries: Unravel the secrets of Machu Picchu, an iconic symbol of Incan ingenuity, set amidst the towering Andes and lush cloud forests.
  • Amazonian Rainforest Exploration: Immerse in the biodiverse world of the Peruvian Amazon, encountering diverse wildlife, exploring dense forest trails, and navigating mystical rivers and wetlands.

 

Brief Itinerary 14-day Peru

Day 1: Arrival in Lima
Land in Lima and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day relaxing and adjusting to the local environment.
Day 2: Lima Colonial Walking Tour
Discover Lima’s colonial history and architecture on a guided walking tour. Experience the vibrant energy and culture of Peru’s capital city.

Day 3: Arequipa Adventure Begins
Take a morning flight to Arequipa, known as the ‘white city’. Explore Arequipa’s rich history and stunning colonial architecture.

Day 4: Colca Valley Excursion
Travel to the Colca Valley, known for its breathtaking landscapes. Prepare for the next day’s early morning activities.

Day 5: Flight of the Condors and Journey to Puno
Witness the majestic flight of condors in the Colca Valley. Continue your journey to the city of Puno by Lake Titicaca.

Day 6: Lake Titicaca Exploration
Uros and Taquile Islands: Visit the unique Uros Floating Islands and the culturally rich Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca.

Day 7: Bus Journey to Cusco
Take a bus to Cusco, enjoying stops at interesting sites along the way. Settle in the historic city of the Incas.

Day 8: Sacred Valley Tour
Pisac and Ollantaytambo: Explore the Sacred Valley, visiting the Pisac market and the Ollantaytambo ruins.

Day 9: Machu Picchu Visit
Machu Picchu Tour: Travel to and tour the iconic Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Day 10: Cusco City Tour
Explore Cusco: Enjoy a colorful walking tour of Cusco, delving into its rich Incan and colonial heritage.

Day 11: Into the Amazon
Fly to the gateway of the Amazon. Settle into your lodge in the heart of the rainforest.

Day 12: Amazon Exploration
Visit the La Torre Clay Lick and explore Tres Chimbadas Lake, observing diverse wildlife.

Day 13: Cocococha Lake Trek
Embark on a trek to Cocococha Lake, experiencing the rich biodiversity of the Amazon.

Day 14: Farewell to the Amazon and Return to Lima
Leave the Amazon Lodge and fly back to Lima. Connect with your international flight, concluding your memorable journey through Peru.

 

Prices for this Peru trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 2097US$ 390
TouristUS$ 2277US$ 436
Superior TouristUS$ 2569US$ 640
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

Included

  • Accommodation; 10 nights in Lima, Arequipa, Colca Valley, Puno, Cusco, Aguas Calientes Hotel, and three nights at Amazon Lodge
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Amazon).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not Included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Trip code: SPA14D01-SIC

local-living-tours

A 10-Day Cultural Journey Through Peru’s Wonders

Peruvian Panorama: A 10-Day Cultural Journey Through Peru’s Wonders

Join our “Peruvian Panorama” tour for a 10-day expedition that encapsulates the soul of Peru. Starting in Lima, uncover the city’s rich colonial legacy before flying to Arequipa, the stunning White City. Be awestruck by the soaring condors in Colca Valley, and cruise on the majestic Lake Titicaca. Journey to Cusco, the heart of the Incan empire, and immerse yourself in the vibrant Andean community. Explore the lush Sacred Valley, visiting the ancient sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The highlight is the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, a marvel of ancient architecture and beauty. This intimate small-group tour promotes sustainable and safe travel, ensuring authentic experiences while contributing to local communities and environmental conservation.

 

Highlights

  • Arequipa’s Colonial Charm: Discover Arequipa’s White City, adorned with historical architecture and cultural richness.
  • Colca Valley’s Natural Splendor: Experience the majesty of the Colca Canyon, home to the iconic flight of the condors.
  • Lake Titicaca’s Serenity: Explore the tranquil waters of Lake Titicaca, visiting the unique Uros Floating Islands and Taquile.
  • Cusco’s Incan Heritage: Delve into the rich history of Cusco, the ancient Incan capital, and its vibrant culture.
  • Machu Picchu’s Mystique: Be mesmerized by the ancient wonder of Machu Picchu, a testament to Incan ingenuity.

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Arrival in LimaStarting Your Peruvian Adventure
  • Day 2: Exploring Colonial LimaUnveiling Lima’s Historical Gems
  • Day 3: Arequipa’s WondersJourney to the White City
  • Day 4: Colca Valley ExplorationInto the Depths of Natural Beauty
  • Day 5: Condors & Journey to PunoWitnessing the Flight of the Condors
  • Day 6: Lake Titicaca DiscoveryUros Floating Islands & Taquile
  • Day 7: Scenic Bus to CuscoEn Route to the Incan Heartland
  • Day 8: Sacred Valley InsightsExploring Pisac & Ollantaytambo
  • Day 9: Machu Picchu RevelationThe Lost City Awaits
  • Day 10: Departure from CuscoFarewell to the Land of the Incas

 

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 1480US$ 271
TouristUS$ 1643US$ 311
Superior TouristUS$ 1885US$ 467
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

 

Included

  • Accommodation: 9 nights in Lima, Arequipa, Colca Valley, Puno, Cusco, and Aguas Calientes Hotel.
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Andean Community, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According to the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

 

Not Included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

 

Trip code: BSP10D01-SIC

amazon river vacations

A 10-Day Exploration of Amazon & Machu Picchu

Eco-Adventure in Peru: A 10-Day Exploration of Amazon & Machu Picchu

Embark on a remarkable 10-day eco-adventure through Peru, combining the untamed beauty of the Amazon with the ancient splendor of Machu Picchu. Begin in Lima, experiencing its rich culinary delights and historic streets. Fly to Iquitos for a riveting stay at an Amazon River Lodge, where the symphony of the rainforest and unique wildlife encounters await. Engage with native communities, gaining insights into their traditional ways of life. Return to Lima briefly before heading to Cusco, where Incan history comes alive. Traverse the Sacred Valley, marveling at Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The pinnacle of your journey is the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, a symbol of ancient Incan ingenuity. This small-group tour emphasizes sustainable tourism, offering a safe, authentic, and purposeful journey, connecting you to the heart of Peruvian culture and nature.

 

Highlights

  • Lima’s Gastronomic Treasures: Savor Lima’s culinary delights and explore its colonial heritage.
  • Amazon River Adventure: Immerse in the vibrant ecosystem of the Amazon Rainforest.
  • Cultural Immersion in Iquitos: Engage with local communities along the Amazon River.
  • Incan Wonders in the Sacred Valley: Discover the ancient ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
  • Machu Picchu’s Majesty: Experience the breathtaking Machu Picchu, a testament to Incan civilization.

 

Day-by-Day Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in LimaStart of Your Peruvian Eco-Adventure
  • Day 2: Lima’s Flavors and SightsGastronomic and Walking Tour
  • Day 3: To the AmazonFly to Iquitos, Transfer to Amazon Lodge
  • Day 4: Amazon River ExplorationWildlife Excursions and Rainforest Beauty
  • Day 5: Amazonian Community ExperienceNative Life Along the River
  • Day 6: Return to LimaFrom Jungle to City
  • Day 7: Cusco’s ColorsCultural Immersion in Inca’s Capital
  • Day 8: Sacred Valley DiscoveryExploring Pisac & Ollantaytambo
  • Day 9: Machu Picchu UnveiledJourney to the Ancient Citadel
  • Day 10: Farewell PeruDeparture from Cusco, International Flight Home

 

Prices for this Peru Trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 1720US$ 502
TouristUS$ 1810US$ 526
Superior TouristUS$ 1986US$ 646
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 12 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

 

Included

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in Lima, Cusco, and Aguas Calientes Hotel and three nights at Amazon Lodge, with breakfast
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Iquitos Amazon).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not Included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

 
Trip code: IMP10D01-SIC

Tambopata Macaw Clay Tours

Peruvian Odyssey: 9 Days in Machu Picchu and the Amazon

Immerse in the Splendors of Peru: From Inca Ruins to Amazonian Wonders

Embark on a “Peruvian Odyssey,” a 9-day journey that marries the historical allure of Machu Picchu with the wild beauty of the Amazon Basin. Begin in Lima, exploring its vibrant Plaza Mayor, a testament to Peru’s rich history and culture. Fly to Cusco, the heart of the Incan empire, and soak in the unique fusion of Quechua and Inca cultures. Discover the Sacred Valley’s colorful textile markets, quaint villages, and iconic Inca sites. The journey’s pinnacle is Machu Picchu, where the sunset over the ruins offers a breathtaking experience. Venture to Puerto Maldonado and travel upstream to an Amazonian eco-lodge, immersing yourself in the dense jungle of the Tambopata National Reserve. Here, witness the spectacular macaw clay licks and diverse wildlife, creating a profound connection with nature.

 

Highlights

  • Historic Exploration in Lima: Discover Lima’s rich history at Plaza Mayor, a vibrant mix of Spanish colonial architecture and modern Peruvian culture.
  • Sacred Valley’s Market Charm: Wander through the Sacred Valley, visiting traditional textile markets and quaint villages, showcasing Peru’s vibrant local crafts and Inca history.
  • Majestic Machu Picchu: Witness a breathtaking over Machu Picchu, marveling at the stunning Inca citadel nestled amidst the Andean mountains.
  • Amazon Rainforest Adventure: Embark on an exhilarating journey to a remote Amazonian lodge, exploring the lush rainforest and observing diverse wildlife in Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Macaw Clay Lick Visit: Experience the natural spectacle at one of the world’s largest parrot clay licks in the Amazon, observing colorful macaws in their natural habitat.

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lima – Welcome to Peru
Land in Lima and transfer to your accommodation. Take the day to relax and acclimate to the new environment.

Day 2: Exploring Lima – Colonial Walking Tour
Embark on a guided tour of Lima’s colonial quarter, immersing yourself in the city’s rich history and culture.

Day 3: Journey to Cusco – The Inca Capital
Fly from Lima to Cusco. Enjoy a colorful walking tour of Cusco, exploring its historical landmarks and vibrant local life.

Day 4: Sacred Valley Wonders – Pisac & Ollantaytambo
Depart for a tour of the Sacred Valley. Visit Pisac’s famous market and the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo.

Day 5: Machu Picchu Adventure – The Lost Inca City
Travel to the iconic Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the ancient Inca sanctuary.

Day 6: Amazon Basin Expedition – Puerto Maldonado
Take a flight to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to an Amazonian lodge in the heart of the rainforest.

Day 7: Amazon Wildlife – Macaw Clay Lick & Oxbow Lake
Visit a vibrant macaw clay lick. Hike to the serene Condenado Oxbow Lake, observing diverse wildlife.

Day 8: Deep Jungle Exploration – Sachavacayoc Oxbow Lake
Explore Sachavacayoc Oxbow Lake. Experience a deeper immersion into the Amazon jungle with a guided walk.

Day 9: Farewell to the Amazon – Departure Day
Depart from the Amazon lodge. Fly back to Lima and connect with your international flight, bringing home unforgettable Peru memories.

 

Prices for this trip

Hotel
Category
Double or
Triple room
Single room
Additional cost
BudgetUS$ 1556US$ 251
TouristUS$ 1646US$ 413
Superior TouristUS$ 1792US$ 515
* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Minimum 2 passengers to confirm the booking; solo traveler is subject to an additional fee.
* Small group min 2, max 16 --- group tour; join other travelers at each destination (If you want a private tour just for you, ask your travel agent).

 

Includes and excludes

Included

  • Accommodation: 7 nights in Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, and Puno Hotel.
  • The itinerary includes all admission costs (Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca).
  • English-speaking local guides lead the tours.
  • All transfers: airport, train station, bus station transfers, Hotel pickup, and drop-offs.
  • Train ticket: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Cusco (Expedition Class).
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available).
  • All ground transportation.
  • 24-hour support by our local staff.

Not included

  • The price does not cover domestic or international flights. Consult a travel agency if necessary.
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre, and post-tour accommodation.
  • Additional personal costs (alcoholic beverages, laundry).
  • The price does not cover gratuities for tour guides, drivers, and support staff.
  • Guidance in another language (Germany, French, others), in case you request them, please ask your travel agent.
  • Additional items are not included explicitly in the itinerary description.
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Trip code: MAPIAMA-SIC