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The Inca Trail

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$1349

Days

7

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
  • Details

Day 1

Cusco

Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.thing

Day 1
Cusco
Day 1
Plaza De Armas

Day 2

Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley.

Day 2
Sacred Valley, Peru
Day 2
Sacred Valley

Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community.

Day 2
Woman's Weaving Coop
Day 2
Meet the locals
Day 2
Make new friends!

Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.

Day 2
Parwa Community Restaurant
Day 2
Meet the locals
Day 2
Awe at the Mountain Suroundings

After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Day 2
Inca Fortress with Terraces and Temple Hill
Day 2
Inca Fortress ruins on the temple hill
Day 2
Ollantaytambo Villages and Souvenir's

Day 3

Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.

Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.

Day 3
Flora and Wildlife Everywhere
Day 3
Llactapata Ruins
Day 3
Inca ruin discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911

Day 4

Inca Trail

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft).

Day 4
Dead Woman's Pass on the Inca Trail

Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 5

Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba.

Day 5
View of Salkantay Peak on the Vilcabamba Range
Day 5
Snow Capped Cordillera Vilcabamba Peaks

Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions.

Day 5
Cloud Forest Surrounding Machu Picchu

The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 5
Ruins of Winawayna

Day 6

Machu Picchu

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day.

Day 6
Machu Picchu
Day 6
Enjoy the Views

Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Day 6
Get up close!

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 6
Aguas Calientes
Day 6
Train Tracks in Aguas

Day 7

Cusco

Depart at any time.

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The Inca Trail

from

$1349

Days

7

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
  • Overview
  • Inclusions
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Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco

Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.thing

Day 1
Cusco
Day 1
Plaza De Armas

Day 2

Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley.

Day 2
Sacred Valley, Peru
Day 2
Sacred Valley

Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community.

Day 2
Woman's Weaving Coop
Day 2
Meet the locals
Day 2
Make new friends!

Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.

Day 2
Parwa Community Restaurant
Day 2
Meet the locals
Day 2
Awe at the Mountain Suroundings

After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Day 2
Inca Fortress with Terraces and Temple Hill
Day 2
Inca Fortress ruins on the temple hill
Day 2
Ollantaytambo Villages and Souvenir's

Day 3

Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.

Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.

Day 3
Flora and Wildlife Everywhere
Day 3
Llactapata Ruins
Day 3
Inca ruin discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911

Day 4

Inca Trail

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft).

Day 4
Dead Woman's Pass on the Inca Trail

Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 5

Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba.

Day 5
View of Salkantay Peak on the Vilcabamba Range
Day 5
Snow Capped Cordillera Vilcabamba Peaks

Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions.

Day 5
Cloud Forest Surrounding Machu Picchu

The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 5
Ruins of Winawayna

Day 6

Machu Picchu

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day.

Day 6
Machu Picchu
Day 6
Enjoy the Views

Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Day 6
Get up close!

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 6
Aguas Calientes
Day 6
Train Tracks in Aguas

Day 7

Cusco

Depart at any time.