Price
2139$ per person
Duration
9 Days
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Travellers
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The journey begins with a flight over the Nazca lines, where you can observe from the sky a series of ancient geoglyphs created by the ancient Nazca culture deep in the Nazca Desert. You can then tour the magnificent ancient Incan capital of Cusco that presents a rich mélange of modern architectures, colonial buildings, and pre-colonial era structural complexes. The ancient Inca Trail is considered the best trekking spot in the world that allows you to experience ancient ruins of Incas, along with sub-tropical jungle, and green rainforest full of exotic flora and fauna of the region.

What's included

Destination
Cusco , Inca Trail , Machu Picchu , Paracas & Nazca Lines Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Lima
Return Location
Cusco
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast included
  • Accommodation in personal tents (camping)
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • Train tickets
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation
  • Walking sticks

Highlights

  • Be part of Peru’s attractive culture and experience the traditions that are followed.
  • Roam around the markets and experience the rich colors and traditions.
  • Observe the historical sites in ancient Cusco, which is Incas ancient capital.
  • A complete tour of Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley that is bound to leave you amazed. The package also covers Inca trails and Cusco.
  • A tour that covers the Nazca lines.
  • Hike up the ancient trails for the entire day and enjoy the beautiful sites of the ruins while doing so.

PRICES FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Hotel Category Double or Triple room Single room option
Additional cost
Tourist US$ 2139 US$ 190
Superior Tourist US$ 2241 US$ 238

* Prices per person in US dollars.

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Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 2-star and 3-star hotels and some guesthouses.
  • Appeals to tourists looking for more than basic accommodation.
  • The rooms and bed are simple, comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • Rooms with private bathroom and hot shower.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Ideal for travelers on a reduced budget.

Superior Tourist

  • In this type of accommodation are the 3-star and 4-star hotels.
  • Standard accommodation. Accommodation is deemed “very good”.
  • The rooms and bed are comfortable and adequate.
  • Beds are made and rooms are cleaned daily. Clean towels are supplied.
  • They have spacious reception with seats and other public rooms.
  • Some of these hotels have food and drink service; restaurant and bar.
  • Buffet breakfast is included.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Trip code NIT9D01
Travel style GROUP TOUR
Type of activities Trekking, Adventure, Culture & History.
Group size Min 1, Max 16.
Physical rating This trip will raise your heartbeat.
Trekking grade Moderate – you need to be in good health and reasonably fit. A walking day would normally be between 5 to 7 hours long. Experience required.
Departure dates Daily departures are available along the year. Exception: one-month closing period of all Inca Trail routes in February. All Inca Trail departures are subject to government space availability.
Min age 10+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group tour means, each day you will join to meet new travelers at each destination, and a highly specialized guide for every excursion, share the bus or minivan and you will have guide to take you to all the scenic spots listed in the Itinerary.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5 - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
Day 1

International Arrival Assistance

  • Arrive in Lima at any time. Our representative will be waiting for you at Lima airport with a customized sign containing your name. Private transfer to your hotel.
  • There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and rest up.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: None.
Day 2

Nazca Lines Air Tour - Day Trip from Lima

  • Breakfast at hotel. At 07:00am pick up from your hotel and transfer to Pisco city in a private vehicle, travel time by car is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes along the South Pan-American Highway.
  • At 10:30am once you arrive at the Pisco airport you will be met by our representative in order to assist you with your classic flight over the Nazca Lines.
  • The route will be through the Ocucaje Valley panoramic view of the mountains that keep marine fossils from 150 million years old. Fly over Valleys of Santa Cruz, Palpa, Viscas, Ingenio where Paracas and Nazca culture developed.
  • You will have the opportunity to see the following lines and geometric figures: Trapezoids, The Whale, Compass, Astronaut, Monkey, Dog, Hummingbird, Condor, Spider, Alcatraz, Flamingo, Parrot, Hands and Tree and finally overflight through 2 geoglyphs; Palpa Hummingbird and the Star. The overflight lasts one hour with 30 minutes.
  • Once the air tour is complete, you will have a delightful lunch.
  • Around 15:00pm after lunch back to Lima and we will take you back to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Lima.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 3

Flight to Cusco and free day

  • Breakfast at hotel; at 07:30am pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of the Incas.
  • On arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport and transport to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free time to rest in hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness.
  • There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4

Colorful Local Andean Village, Moray & Maras Terraces of Salt Hike

  • Breakfast at hotel; pick up from the hotel at 08:00am our private transport drives us to local Andean community of Taucca populated by 20 families and located at an elevation of 3,850 meters. The villagers will share with you their traditional Andean way of life through different activities you can engage in, like weaving demonstrations, plowing with Andean tools, etc. In addition, you will see them spin and dye wool thread using natural dyes as well as weave fabric following their ancient techniques.
  • After having an unforgettable experience with these people we will move towards Moray archeological site. This site houses enormous circular and Pre-Incan semi-circular agricultural terraces that were constructed with the intention of being used as a botanical laboratory to carry out experiments on plant domestication and foreign crop acclimatization. The area stretches so long and widely that at least 3000 plant varieties, including potatoes and corn, may have been grown there.
  • Afterwards, we will carry on visiting the largest salt pans in the region “Las Salineras de Maras” that have been mined continuously, dating all the way back to the Incan Empire. This site has been exploited since the time of the Incas as a source of economic exchange.
  • After the salt pans, you will pass through the village of Pichingoto, which was once the top salt producer during the Spanish colonial era followed by drive through the Sacred Valley to admire its corn fields and green prairies.
  • Finally, we will meet our vehicle again beside the Urubamba River. Back to Cusco, arriving time to Cusco around 17:00pm.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 5 - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

Transfer to Km 82, Hike to Huayllabamba

  • Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from the hotel at 05:00am and transfer to the head of the Inca Trail at Piscacucho, Km 82 (2,850m/9,350ft) where we will meet the porters. The car trip from Cusco to Piscacucho takes around 3 hours. Our vehicle usually stops at the town of Ollantaytambo on the way for about an hour so that people can have breakfast.
  • We begin our trek of the Inca Trail by crossing the suspended bridge over the Urubamba River. We then hike on the shore, left of the Urubamba River as it runs northwest towards the Sacred Valley. We will continue on a flat surface to Miskay. As we continue on we will have the opportunity for an aerial panoramic view the inspiring Inca City of Llactapata from a vista adjacent to these amazing Ruins.
  • Resuming our trek through the valley, carved out by River Kusichaca, we will begin our ascent for around five hours until we arrive at the archaeological site of Huayllabamba (3,000m/9,840ft) where we will camp for the night. Throughout the journey we will enjoy the extravagant sights of the fantastic Vilcanota ridge which is located on the far side of Urubamba River. The imposing Veronica peak looms over us standing tall at (5,832m/19,134ft) over sea level. The first day of the Trail is simple and offers sufficient training for the days ahead.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6

From Huayllabamba to Paqaymayu (Crossing the highest point)

  • This day is without a doubt the toughest and highest in terms of altitude on the trail, which includes a sudden and sheer ascent that goes on for about 11 km, so inexperienced hikers are allowed time to settle in. We recommend that you make special preparations for this day by packing your day bag with plenty of chocolates or candies to keep your blood sugar level high and curb the threat of altitude sickness.
  • After breakfast we will begin our demanding day with a sharp climb to the Warmiwañusca Pass, also called the Dead Woman´s Pass (4,200m/13,776ft). Along this path, the surroundings begin to transform to a mountainous terrain where we may see local alpacas and llamas grazing on the Ichu grass.
  • We will continue downhill from here using a winding path that bypasses a valley beside our next campsite. We will also go by an area known as the cloud forest, a habitat for various species of birds such as sparrows, hummingbirds and also the Andean bear better known as the Spectacled Bear.
  • After 6 hours of trekking we will descend into the valley of Paqaymayu (3,500m/11,480ft) where we will find our campsite. You will enjoy a wonderful meal and rest after an exhausting day.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7

Paqaymayu to Wiñayhuayna (Descending into the Cloud Forest)

  • After Breakfast we will make our way along the longest and most remarkable part of the trail. The presence of numerous archaeological sites as well as the green cloud forest and the rich presence of Andean flora and fauna will take your breath away. We will make our way from Paqaymayu to Abra Runkurakay, the second pass (3,955m/12,975ft).
  • Midway along the Inca trail, you will come upon the remains of Runkurakay, a semi-circular Inca domicile overlooking the Paqaymayu valley. After a short visit we make our way into the Cloud Forest to the Archaeological site of Sayacmarca where you will have a chance to explore. Continuing the hike we will approach the third mountain pass at Abra Phuyupatamarca and descend to the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca, also known as “The Town in the Clouds" where you will have a chance to explore this astounding Inca vestige.
  • Next, we will make our way down a long stone stair case that will lead us to Wiñayhuayna (2,700m/8,858ft), an inspiring Inca center consisting of a thriving agricultural complex, an urban sector and a religious hub in close proximity of our camp. Wiñayhuayna becomes the last official camp before Machu Picchu. Ensure that you are well rested so that you wake up in time to catch the marvelous sunrise at Machu Picchu.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8

Hike to Sun Gate, Visit Machu Picchu Sanctuary & Back to Cusco

  • At around 04:00am you will get up, have breakfast and continue on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. This is the last part of the journey so we will arrive to the Sun Gate by 06:00am.
  • Out of the blue every part of Machu Picchu will materialize before your eyes stuttering with its immense beauty - an incredible sight for all to see. The sight is overwhelming and you can imagine what the ancient Inca must have perceived after their taxing expedition to this expansive temple. At this point we move downhill towards Machu Picchu (2,430m/7,972ft), after a period of 40 minutes we will enter the citadel through the “House of the Guardians”.
  • We then proceed to the control point where we register and leave our belongings.
  • At 08:00am the guided tour begins, your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:00 to 13:00pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:00pm to 14:30pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 9

Departure from Cusco

  • Breakfast at hotel; at the scheduled time our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby, transfer and assistance on your departure.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

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