This is a Private Tour
12 Days From £5,005 pp / $6,657 pp
For serious hikers who prefer more comfortable lodging than camping. After enjoying guided visits of the fascinating cities of Lima and Cuzco begin your six days of spectacular trekking ending with time to explore the fabulous ruins of Machu Picchu.
Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, English speaking guides, full ATOL financial protection.
International flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature.
Bartering in the colourful markets of the Sacred Valley
Encircling the Humantay Peak to marvel at the Vilcabamba range below
Staying in comfortable mountain lodges throughout the trek
To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.
Day 1: Lima – Arrive and transfer to hotel / Casa Andina Private Collection
Day 2: Lima – Guided tour of the highlights of Lima / Casa Andina Private Collection
Day 3: Cuzco – Fly to Cuzco and transfer to the hotel / La Casona
Day 4: Cuzco – Tour of the highlights of Cuzco and the nearby ruins / La Casona
Day 5: Trek – Begin trekking to the lodge and visit Limatamb ruins / Salkantay Lodge
Day 6: Trek – Optional trekking and acclimatization / Salkantay Lodge
Day 7: Trek – Hike up the Rio Blanco Valley / Wayra Lodge
Day 8: Trek – Descend through the Salkantey valley / Colpa Lodge
Day 9: Trek – Trek down the Santa Teresa River Valley / Lucma Lodge
Day 10: Aguas Calientes – Trek up the Llactapata Pass and train to Aguas Calientes / Inkaterra
Day 11: Cuzco – Early morning visit to Machu Picchu and return to Cuzco / La Casona
Day 12: Cuzco – Fly to Lima and onward Journey
As soon as you arrive in Lima our local guides will be waiting to pick you up and take you to the Casa Andina Private Collection in one of the best districts in town. Spend a couple of days getting under this fantastic city (that many people seem to overlook) with its famous museums, lively nightlife and gourmet cuisine.
Jet off to the Cuzco, centre of the Inca empire. Spend a couple of days acclimatizing to the height enjoying light walks to see nearby ruins and taking in the many treasures that the city has to offer. Stay at La Casona where you’ll be treated like royalty before embarking on your mountain trek of Peru.
Take small steps to further your acclimatisation to the lofty heights of the soaring Andean mountains. You’ll climb gently to the Inca ruins of Limatambo, set in a tranquil idyll that’ll ease your mind, body and soul. The ruins are a taster of the mighty Macchu Picchu, but few see this part of the sacred region that’s well and truly off-the-beaten-path. Stay at the Salkantay Lodge and take gentle walks in the local area. You’ll be prepared for the ascents that’ll take you over the Inca trail.
trek the Incas
The next day our guides will help you start the epic trail to the sacred city itself, hiking on the first day through the Rio Blanco Valley, encircling the Humantay Peak to marvel at the Vilcabamba range below. Bed down for the night in the comfortable Wayra Lodge. The next day your have the opportunity for some optional trekking before descending through the Salkantey valley and the increasingly verdant scenery to the Colpa Lodge. Begin the next day in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims, plunging deeper into the lush green forests, cutting through the Santa Theresa Valley. The swathe of hills are a majestic patchwork of coffee plantations, orchards and banana trees until you reach Lucma Lodge
Next day take a trek up the Llactapata Pass. It’s here you’ll have glimpses of Machu Picchu and be able to get a feel for the majesty of the complex before we take you by train closer to these exquisite temples. Spend the last night in utter comfort at the Inkaterra. Our early morning visit to Machu Picchu is perfectly timed to avoid the crowds and your private guide will be on hand to point out the prominent features and answer any questions. There are few better sights in the world than sunrise peaking over this sacred lost city and it’s here you’ll be immersed in the golden glow of this awe-inspiring monument. It’s a cracking last sight to end your trip before we take you home safe and sound.
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