Duration: 8 Days
Best Time to Go:
May – September (Dry Season)
December – March (Wet Season)
From $1,599 USD
Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this adventure includes a four-day trek along the Inca Trail. This is one of the world’s best-known hikes and will reward those willing to break a sweat with a stunning combination of mountainscapes, cloud forests, and jungles. We run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment.
Day 1. Arrive at any time.
Day 2. Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Opt for a city tour. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3. Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at our supported women’s weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4. Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into things with a straight forward day of hiking, the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins will give you plenty to look at. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 5. 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). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 6. Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. 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. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. 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). Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 7. 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. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.
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. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8. Depart from Cusco at any time. Meals included: Breakfast
You can also contact us to coordinate various trips to Peru to see the Nasca Lines, Lima or hike the Lares Trail or Rainbow Mountain. We look forward to booking your customized trip!