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Upon arrival at the Lima airport, you will be greeted by our Inca Expert Travel representative. After a transfer to your confirmed Lima hotel and assistance with the check in, you’ll be provided with everything needed in preparation for your upcoming journey.
Use this arrival day to rejuvenate yourself by resting or enjoying hotel spa services. If arriving early to Lima, take a scenic walk to Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores for views of Lima’s gorgeous coastline or dine in at one of the many gourmet restaurants throughout the city.
Fly from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, be met by an Inca Expert Travel representative. The short drive to your hotel in the historic center will provide you with stunning examples of Cusco’s hybrid Spanish-Inca architecture.
Enjoy your day with some light exploration of Cusco’s main plaza and a cup of coca tea - the local remedy for altitude sickness - while you acclimate on your first day at altitude.
Immerse yourself into the story of Cusco’s past with a private guided tour of its foremost historic sites. Start with a visit to the impressive Cusco Cathedral and Coricancha temple. Then ascend above the sea of terracotta roofs as you visit the monumental Sacsayhuaman citadel.
The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. Explore new flavors and pick up souvenirs at the San Pedro Market or wander the cobblestone streets of bohemian San Blas.
The Inca Trail is the same path once walked by the royal Inca over 500 years ago. Today you’ll begin this 28 mile (45 km) hike with a drive from your Cusco hotel through the Sacred Valley and arrive at Km 82 - the trailhead of the Inca Trail.
Take in the landscapes around you, from the terraces in the mountains, to the Inca ruins, to the streams and orchids lining your path. After 3 hours you’ll arrive to Llactapata ruins. Continue onwards through the lush valley before arriving at the campsite of Wayllabamba for a well deserved rest.
Today is the most challenging portion of the trail, as you climb 3 hours to Warmiwañusca, known as Dead Woman's Pass, at 13,780 feet. From the top you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys. The hike ends at the Pacaymayo campsite with views of snow-capped Mount Veronica and a deliciously prepared meal from your camp chef.
Today you'll trek through truly gorgeous valleys into the mountain cloud forest. Highlights include Runkurakay Pass, Sayacmarca ruins, and the stunning Phuyupatamarca, “The Town in the Clouds.” The day ends at the impressive Wiñay Wayna ruins, giving you a taste of what’s to come tomorrow. Here you can enjoy beer, a shower, and a good night’s rest.
The sun’s rays rising over the mountainscape around the Machu Picchu citadel is what many travelers dream of experiencing, and today you’ll rise early to hike the remainder of the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu to witness this spectacular natural moment.
Enjoy a two-hour tour of this majestic Inca citadel and take some time to savor your accomplishment as you soak in the views. Your tour guide will discuss the mystery and skill of its construction as you absorb the magical landscape that surrounds this important ruin. Return to Aguas Calientes for the train journey back to Cusco where your driver will be waiting at the station to take you to your hotel for some much deserved rest.
Climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for views over the ruins or add an extra day in Machu Picchu.
Enjoy a final breakfast at your Cusco hotel. Our Inca Expert representative will meet you in time to transfer you to the airport to begin your journey back home.
You can also customize this itinerary to continue your exploration of Peru’s world wonders!
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Experience all tours in private, unless otherwise indicated.
Knowledgeable, professional and passionate staff and guides.
24/7 emergency assistance from English speaking staff.
|Double||$ 2,249||$ 1,969||$ 1,799|
|Single||$ 3,359||$ 2,759||$ 2,489|
Superior hospitality, elegance, location, and premium facilities – these are the standard features of all Inca Expert Travel’s handpicked hotels. Browse our list and find your perfect hotel. If you have a hotel in mind that you don’t see here, just let us know and we can book a room for you in any hotel in Peru.
"It exceeded my expectations and I loved the people I met there. The hikes were so well organized, food was amazing, and the guides were super caring even getting the cooks to make a cake for me on my birthday on the Lares trek."
Traveled to: Lima, Cusco, Lares, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain
"Based on the trip you organized, the historical knowledge, the people, the food, the culture and the natural beauty of Peru, it was simply the best trip I’ve ever taken. This trip will forever be in my memory."
Traveled to: Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lares Trek, Machu Picchu
"We wouldn’t stop talking about how well executed and planned everything was. I personally loved the Inca trail addition and I am so glad you gave that to us as an option. The hike to Huayna Picchu was also a group favorite."
Natasha Mehta & friends
NY & PA, USA
Traveled to: Cusco, Lares + 2-day Inca Trail Trek, Machu Picchu
"Cusco was amazing and hiking to Machu Picchu was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. Our guides were fantastic! All were so knowledgeable and accommodating to our large group. The trip was well organized and any questions we had were answered quickly."
Tracy Janess & family
Traveled to: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, 2-day Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
"We had a wonderful trip! Everything was perfect! Working with your company was great! The transportation/drivers made traveling so easy. They were always on time, friendly, and made getting around very stress free!"
Traveled to: Lima, Sacred Valley, 2-day Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Cusco
"Thank you for your help in organizing our trip! It was fantastic. We all had a great time! The tours (and guides) were amazing. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family!!"
Maria Migliore & family
Traveled to: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
"We loved our tour very much. All of our guides were terrific and very knowledgeable and fun to be with! The vans were very spacious and the driver’s were courteous."
Traveled to: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
"All in all we had an absolutely amazing time and the trip completely blew my expectations out of the water. The hotels were all fabulous with beautiful views. Thank you sincerely for the trip of a lifetime!"
Traveled to: Lima, Paracas, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
"Our trip to Peru was nothing short of magnificent. As for our favorite part, we loved it all. Machu Picchu was everything we thought it would be and more. We had a wonderfully successful trip to Peru!"
Traveled to: Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco