Day 1: Lima
Day 1 – Lima
On arrival at Lima International airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 2 – Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to the Sacred Valley.
En route visit to Awanacancha, a small camelid farm dedicated to the animals and intricate textiles produced from their wool.
Continue to visit the local village of Pisac, full of color and tradition and famous for its bustling, colorful market, which attracts travelers from all over the world.
Lunch at Huayocari Hacienda
Day 3: The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 3 – Sacred Valley
Visit of the Ollantaytambo Fortress. The architectural work as well as the quality of each stone, individually carved, makes Ollantaytambo one of the most peculiar and amazing works of art made by the Incas.
Afternoon visit of the Salt Pans of Maras and the agricultural Inca terraces of Moray.
Lunch at Wayra Restaurant
Day 4: Machu Picchu
Day 4 – Sacred Valley/Inca Trail Piscakucho
We start the Inca Trail at Km 82 of the Machu Pichu railroad. After getting acquainted with our crew we set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba Canyon, and then visit imposing, sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusicacha side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we camp. Overnight Camping (B,L,D)
- Full board
- Camp equipment : Tents, Mattresses, Sleeping bag
Day 5: Machu Picchu
Day 5 – Huayllabamba/Pacaymayo
The trail climbs gently through the mountains through the last houses of Huayllabamba, and then through Polylepis woodland, puna or treeless grassland of the High Andes. In the afternoon we start our steady ascent towards the highest pass, which is called Abra Warmiwañusca or “Dead Woman’s Pass”, at 13,850 ft. (4,211 m). We then descend through the forested Pacaymayo Valley towards our eponymous camp at 11,900 ft. (3,620 m), where our staff will receive us with a tasty dinner and warm tea. All meals and snacks are included. Overnight Camping (B,L,D)
Day 6: Machu Picchu
Day 6 – Pacaymayo/Phuyupatamarca
This morning we ascend towards the second-highest pass of the trip (13,113 ft.), visit Sayacmarca, Aobamba Valley and through bromeliads and orchids to our campsite near a rock pinnacle topped with Inca viewing platforms, which overlook the archaeological site known as Phuyupatamarca (“Town of the Clouds”) which offers fantastic sunrise views of the snow-capped peak named Salcantay, the Vilcabamba Mountain Range, and a stunning view down the valley towards the steamy heat of the Amazon rainforest.
Overnight Camping (B,L,D)
Day 7: Machu Picchu Pueblo
Day 7 –Phuyupatamarca/Machu Picchu
On this last day of the Inca Trail we enjoy a fantastic morning view and go through Wiñay Wayna before the relatively gigantic grand finale at Machu Picchu which we reach in the afternoon.
Return to Aguas Calientes to overnight in a hotel.
Day 8: Cusco
Day 8 –Machu Picchu/Cusco
We return to Machu Picchu by shuttle bus up the switchback road to the site and spend the day in both guided and individual exploration, visiting the best-known features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement. Lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge restaurant.
Day 9: Cusco
Day 9 – Cusco
This morning, enjoy a city tour which includes the Cusco Cathedral, the Koricancha Temple (The Incas’ principal religious building). Also, the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a true testimonial to Incas architectural skills. Qenqo (“The Labyrinth”) and the small fortress of Puka Pukara. Afternoon at your leisure.
Day 10: End of Itinerary
Day 10 – Cusco/Lima
Today you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back to Lima. (B)