Walk the Inca Trail & Amazon Jungle

Hike the iconic 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Walk the classic Inca Trail and visit the Amazon Jungle on this adventurous 12 night tailor-made itinerary to Peru. Start your Peruvian adventure in the capital with a couple of nights to explore the city before flying onto the Amazon Jungle. Enjoy a mix of excursions including climbing a canopy tower for sunset, visiting a parrot clay lick and searching for caimans after night fall. From the Amazon fly to Cusco where you spend 3 nights acclimatising to the altitude before starting the 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The trek finishes at the world famous Machu Picchu ruins where you arrive at the sun gate in time for sunrise before having a guided tour of the citadel. 

Tour highlights

    • Hike the classic 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which includes 3 nights camping along with all meals and full support of porters. 
    • Arrive at the sun gate in time to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu followed by a guided tour of the ruins.
    • Walking tour of the historic San Blas region of Cusco giving you an sight into the city's Inca past. 
    • 3 nights at an excellent jungle lodge in the Peruvian Amazon with a mixture of excursions included.
    • Direct flights with British Airways from London Gatwick (regional departures are also possible).
    • Itinerary can be tailor made to your requirements.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Lima

Arrival into Lima airport where you are met and taken by private transfer to your hotel. 

Overnight at El Pardo Doubletree. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2

Lima - Lima city tour

Explore Lima old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Stroll over to the Cathedral, which was begun in the 16th century and took 80 years to build. Then visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Continue to the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a seventh-century a pre-Columbian pyramid. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artefacts, as well as pieces of erotic art.

Overnight at El Pardo Doubletree. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Lima - Amazon Jungle

Private transfer to Lima airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado. On arrival you are met by the lodge where you are transferred to the river port. From there you will sail for two and a half hours to Refugio Amazonas. During this trip, you will enjoy lunch while you are watching a great variety of local birds, such as black skimmers, crowned egrets and flycatchers. Upon your arrival at the lodge, you will receive a brief information and introduction about the local wildlife and after resting, you will take a short hike to a 35-meter high watch tower. You will watch the sunset amidst toucans, parrots and macaws, and will return to the lodge to have dinner.

Overnight at the Refugio Amazonas. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Amazon Jungle excursions

After having breakfast, you will hike for approximately one hour to visit Lake Sachavacayoc, a flooded area that houses particular Amazonian species due to its calm waters. During a canoe trip, you will find turtles, caimans, giant otters and riparian birds, among them the shansho, which has a prehistoric appearance. Next, you will return to the lodge to have lunch, take a short rest, and hike on the ethnobotanical path, where you will learn about the daily use of the natural resources of the jungle as medicines, construction and food. After enjoying dinner, you will take a night trip to see the night fauna.

Overnight at the Refugio Amazonas. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Amazon Jungle excursions

After having breakfast, you will take a short hike to a nearby collpa. Collpas are clay deposits that parrots and macaws visit in large quantities to eat this substance, as it helps them clean their stomachs. In this same place, it is possible to watch blue-headed parrots, and Andean cocks-of-the-rocks, a beautiful endemic species. After watching hundreds of birds fluttering around you, you will walk on a path that enters a chestnut forest, as this local nut has become an important income for native communities. After learning how they are harvested and transported, you will return to the lodge.

Overnight at the Refugio Amazonas. Standard room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Amazon Jungle - Cusco

After having breakfast, a motor boat will transfer you to Puerto Maldonado and then to the airport. On arrival in Cusco you are met and taken by private transfer to your new hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at El Mercado Tunqui. Superior room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Cusco walking tour

A tour to stretch your legs. San Blas quarter was originally used as dwellings for the Inca nobles, who built impressive stone constructions at a short distance from what used to be Huacaypata and is now the current Main Square. It is still possible to see the unmistakable rigour of the Inca walls at the base of many constructions. Today the quarter is a mix of charming small cobblestone streets that are very popular among craftspeople who sell their works on the street. Among its top attractions is the San Blas Church, a temple that houses a pulpit that is a priceless work of art, a wood carving performed by a masterly indigenous woodcarver.

Overnight at El Mercado Tunqui. Superior room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8

Sacred Valley excursion

You will start your tour at Awanakancha, a farm of South American camelids and showroom of textiles, where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments. You will then visit the Pisac market, which has scores of stands that exhibit and sell products manufactured by the residents of the area. It is possible to find textiles, carvings and replicas of old Inca pieces. After having lunch at a local restaurant, you will go to the Ollantaytambo town, a typical example of the urban planning of the Incas, whose residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. Pachacútec (1438-1471) conquered the town, destroyed it and built a new one in the Inca style, to absorb it as part of his expanding empire. Ollantaytambo shows a huge archaeological complex that, considered one of the most monumental works of the Inca Empire.

Overnight at El Mercado Tunqui. Superior room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Inca Trail Day 1

We pick you up early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco to Piscacucho (Km. 82), which is the start point of the Inca Trail. We will make a stop at Ollantaytambo Town for 15 to 20 minutes. Once we reach Piscacucho, we begin our hike until reaching a nice and quiet campsite near Wayllabamba where you will stay. Lunch will be served on the way. This day we hike 5 - 6 hours (7.7miles). At the camp, dinner will be served and spend the night.

Overnight Camping. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Inca Trail Day 2

After having breakfast, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent toward the highest pass on the trail known as Warmi wañusca (Dead Womans pass) (4,200m / 13,776ft). Then we begin the descent to our second campsite in Pacaymayo, where we will have lunch and dinner. This day we hike 6 - 7 hours (7.2 miles).

Overnight Camping. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Inca Trail Day 3

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 we cross that is so rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo we climb to Runquracay Pass, and then descend to our lunch stop at Chaquicocha. Next we will continue up an easy climb, until we reach Phuyupatamarca Pass (3,700m / 12,073ft), walk on through the cloud forest until we reach our final campsite at Wiñayhuayna (8,792ft). This day entails 8 - 9 hours and 10 miles of hiking. At the campsite, dinner will be served and then spend the night.

Overnight Camping. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Machu Picchu

After a particularly early breakfast, we depart from the campsite in order to arrive before sunrise to Inti Punku (The Sun Gate); the entrance gate to Machu Picchu. From here, you will experience your first extraordinary view of Machu Picchu at dawn and then descend to the citadel. 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 for lunch, and then take a train ride back to Cusco in the evening.

Overnight at El Mercado Tunqui. Superior room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 13

Departure for the UK

Private transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK via Lima. 

If you wanted to extend your time in Peru then why not consider adding on a couple of nights and visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca to the south of Cusco. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

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Pricing

16th November 2016 - 30th November 2017

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