Day 1: Lima

On arrival in Lima you will be met and transferred to the hotel for 2 nights on B&B basis.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Lima

Private half day bike tour
Begin your tour riding through the charming hidden streets in the heart of Miraflores, before heading to the impressive pre-inca ruins, located in the middle of the city, of Huaca Pucllana. Continue to the Olivar of San Isidro, highlighted by its magnificent olives dating from virreynal times. Return to Miraflores and stop on the way to replenish your energies enjoying a typical snack in a traditional location. Finish the course riding by the sea and passing by cliffs, parks and going by modern shopping malls, sculptures, and the old lighthouse.
 

Huaca Pucllana, Lima

Activities and Services

Day 3: Cusco

Shared transfer to the airport fro your internal flight to Cusco.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel for 2 nights.

Day to acclimatise.

Day 4: Cusco

Shared half day walking city tour
Known as the Temple of the Sun, your first stop today is to Koricancha where the Sun was worshipped during Inca times. Continue on your tour as you visit one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in the Americas; Cusco Cathedral. Located on the main square, it houses about 400 colonial painting from the Cusco art school, impressive gold, silver and precious stone works.

Activities and Services

Included

Shared Guide

Day 5: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Cusco - Sacred Valley

Shared full day excursion & transfer to the Sacred Valley including lunch
After being collected from your hotel, your first stop of the day will be at a farm specialising in the rearing of South American Camelids. The farm near Awanakancha is home to a textile showroom and here locals will demonstrate the entire traditional process of weaving. Next you will visit Pisac market, here you can find an intriguing mix of local produce, including carvings, textiles and replicas of old Inca pieces. Pisac is also where you will stop for lunch, which can be enjoyed at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will continue on to Ollantaytambo to explore the town whose residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. Ollantaytambo shows a huge archaeological complex that, without a doubt is one of the most monumental works of the Inca Empire. Although it bears the name of fortress, it was actually a ‘tambo’, a leisure place used to accommodate the delegations that travelled long distances.


After your excursion you will be transferred onto your hotel for a 2 nights stay on B&B basis.

Pisac Market

Included

Shared full day excursion

Day 6: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Private full day Via Ferrata tour (Not for the Faint Hearted)

Vía Ferrata road is located at 300 metres above the Sacred River of the Incas and boasts truly impressive views. Climbing the vertical rock walls surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Sacred Valley is an unrivalled sensation. Previous experience is not required to enjoy this adventure, since the safety rope system is permanently installed all along the route. Once the ascent has been completed there will be time to enjoy an energizing snack at the top of the wall. You will then rappel down the 100m descent. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of the tour.

Activities and Services

Included

Snacks Included

Day 7: Machu Picchu

SACRED VALLEY - INCA TRAIL

Today’s hike: Piscacucho - Wayllabamba
5-6 hrs / 7.7 miles

After an early rise you will be collected from your hotel in Cusco for a shared transfer to Piscacucho, which is the start point of the Inca Trail. There will a 15 – 20 min stop at Ollantaytambo. Once you reach Piscacucho, your hike will begin. You will hike for around 6hrs to Wayllabamba where you will make camp for the night.

Included

A pre-trek briefing, one bilingual guide per 8 guests (or an additional guide for up to 9 guests).

Meals and snacks (3B-3L-3D and Snacks)- Vegetarian option at no extra cost.

Air Roll mat, Sleeping bag (sleeping bags are -9ºC-comfort 15ºF) Personal tents (Eureka Mountain brand)

Double or Triple tents

Porters to carry tents, food, cooking equipment. Oxygen bottle and First aid kit, ticket to the Inka Trail and Machu Picchu, train ticket to and from Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo.

1 x porters to carry an additional 7 kg of personal luggage in total for  2 people.

Exclusions: 

Breakfast on day 1, lunch and dinner on day 4 Walking poles (these are available at additional cost)

Entrance fee to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu Mountains (available at additional cost),

Tour guide service to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (available at additional cost)

Transfer from train station to your hotel in Cusco (in case of modification of the itinerary) Activities and meals not mentioned in the itinerary. Gratuities and personal expenses. When you make a reservation we will need the following: Scanned copy of your passport, any dietary or medical requests.

Luggage Transfer from Sacred Valley to Cusco:Any excess luggage not being taken to Machu Picchu will be transferred from your hotel in the Sacred Valley to your hotel in Cusco, where it will be safely stored until your return from Machu Picchu.

Day 8: Machu Picchu

Today’s hike: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo6-7 hrs / 7.2 miles

After having breakfast you will break camp and begin the most difficult part of the trek. It consists of an abrupt and steep ascent toward the highest pass on the trail known as Dead Woman's Pass (4,200m/13,776ft). Then you will begin the descent to your second campsite in Pacaymayo, where you will have lunch and dinner.

 

Day 9: Machu Picchu

Today’s hike: Pacaymayo - Wiñayhuayna
8-9 hrs / 10 miles

The third day is the longest one, but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites and the lush cloud forest area that you will cross.

From Pacaymayo you climb to Runquracay Pass, and then descend to your lunch stop at Chaquicocha. After lunch you will continue up an easy climb until you reach Phuyupatamarca Pass (3,700m/12,073ft), walk on through the cloud forest and the Inca site of Intipata finally reaching your third and final campsite at Wiñayhuayna (8,792ft). 

Day 10: Machu Picchu Pueblo

WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES

After a particularly early breakfast, you will depart the campsite around 05:30 in order to arrive to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) before sunrise. From here, you will experience your first extraordinary view of Machu Picchu at dawn. Walk on to this iconic ancient city, where your guide will lead a 2 hour tour, and then enjoy some time to explore on your own.

After visiting Machu Picchu you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes and your hotel. Stay 1 night on half board basis.

Day 11: Cusco

AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

Meet the bus back up to Machu Picchu citadel.

Half day un-guided re-entry to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu

This morning you will be able to spend more time exploring Machu Picchu citadel, this time unguided. Rise early as arriving at dawn means that if the sky is clear you will be able to witness an amazing sunrise. You will also be able to climb the peak of Huayna Picchu where you can enjoy spectacular views looking down on the site and the surrounding Andean Peaks.

Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu Tour Regulations:

- This includes excursion bus tickets & permits
- Your ticket from yesterday’s entrance to Machu Picchu will need to be shown along with your re-entry ticket. -

There are two entrance times for Huayna Picchu, 07:00 – 08:00 and 10:00 – 11:00. - You will have up to 3 hours to trek to Huayna Picchu plus 4 hours to explore Machu Picchu.

Once you are ready make your way to the bus stop to meet the bus back into Aguas Calientes. Here you will need to make the short walk to the train station to meet your train to Cusco.

Shared transfer to your hotel on arrival for 1 night.

Day 12: Puerto Maldonado

CUSCO - PUERTO MALDONADO – TAMBOPATA

Private transfer to the airport to meet an onward flight with LATAM

On arrival at the airport in Puerto Maldonado you will be met and transferred to the harbour where you board your motorized canoe to take you into the rainforest to the Hacienda Concepción. Located in an enchanting and serene lush setting within 819 hectares of natural rainforest, the rainforest acts as a buffer zone between the Tambopata National Park and the shores of the vast Madre de Dios River, making the location of this new lodge quite unique and wonderfully remote. This new Amazon lodge seeks to cater for nature loving enthusiasts who come to the region in search of a memorable immersive jungle experience.

Stay 3 nights on Full Board Basis with shared activities

Day 13: Puerto Maldonado

Shared guided activities from your lodge.

Discuss with your guide about which excursions would best suit your individual requirements. You are able to choose between quarter and half day excursions which include hikes, boat rides, canopy walkways, birdwatching and night rainforest expeditions.

Day 14: Puerto Maldonado

Shared guided activities from your lodge.

Discuss with your guide about which excursions would best suit your individual requirements. You are able to choose between quarter and half day excursions which include hikes, boat rides, canopy walkways, birdwatching and night rainforest expeditions.

Day 15: Overnight Travel

TAMBOPATA – PUERTO MALDONADO – LIMA – OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

After breakfast, shared road and boat transfer to the airport to meet an onward flight with LATAM.

On arrival meet your return flights with British Airways.

Day 16: End of Itinerary

Arrive back in the UK.

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