Inca Trail Explorer

8 Days

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Adventure Overview

8 Days - From $1,590

Our itinerary Inca Trail Explorer 8A is best if you arrive in Lima after 1:00 PM. If you flight or cruise in Peru arrives early in the morning, itinerary 8B would be a better choice.

DEPARTFri Sat Mon WedFri Sat Mon Wed
2CuzcoSacred Valley
3Inca TrailInca Trail
4Inca TrailInca Trail
5Inca TrailInca Trail
6Machu PicchuMachu Picchu
7Huayna Picchu*Huayna Picchu*

* Cuzco in the evening

Adventure Details

Inca Trail Explorer (8A)

Day 1 - Lima

Lima Arrival after 3pm

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful area of Miraflores. If time permits, venture out and begin to explore Peru’'s amazing culture and cuisine.

Casa Andina Miraflores or similar

Day 2 - Lima / Cuzco

Lima to Cuzco - Fly before 9am

Early flight to Cuzco (11,152 ft). Welcome upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. During the afternoon we will enjoy a guided tour of Cuzco with its ancient cathedrals and amazingly crafted Inca walls. We will also visit the ruins at Kenko, Tambomachay, Puka Pukara and Saqsaywaman.

Casa Andina Plaza or similar


Day 3 - Cuzco / Inca Trail

Depart early in the morning from the hotel to rendezvous with our quechua porters. From Km. 82 (9,072 ft.), we hike along the bank of the Vilcanota River and views of the magnificent peaks of the Nevado Veronica (19,000 ft.). The overnight camp is on a terrace at Wayllabamba (9,679 ft.). This is a 9.9 mile hike (6 hours trek). Note: All camp gear is carried by the porters. You only have to carry a light backpack with personal essentials.


Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Day 4 - Inca Trail

We climb through the magical Polylepis forest to high camp at Pacaymayu (11,967 ft.). Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we climb to higher altitudes. The first pass at 13,750 ft., Warmiwañusca, offers views east to the Huayanay peaks and west into the rugged Vilcabamba range. Camp at Pacaymayu after the 5.4 mile hike (6.5 hours).


Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Day 5 - Inca Trail

We cross the second pass at 13,100 ft., and follow a fine Inca highway to the restored town site of Sayaqmarka. The Inca trail in this section is made up of white granite, crossing through a thick mountainside forest. We will visit the ruins of Phuyupatamarka (12,460 ft.), then descend to Wiñayhuayna (8,695 ft.) to our campsite. Estimated time of 7 hours to cover 6.25 miles.


Breakfast  |  Lunch  |  Dinner

Day 6 - Inca Trail

Early in the morning, we will descend from mountain forests into the high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are common along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We arrive at the Gate of the Sun for stunning views of Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.) and a guided tour of the sanctuary. In the mid-afternoon we descend to the town of Aguas Calientes where we can enjoy a relaxing evening.

Andina Luxury or similar


Day 7 - Machu Picchu / Cuzco

Free day to return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring the sanctuary or hike to the Sun Gate. Optional hikes (fee applies) includes Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. We will return to Cuzco by train later in the afternoon.

Casa Andina Plaza or similar


Day 8 - Cuzco / Lima

Cuzco to Lima - Fly anytime

Enjoy an early morning walk in Cuzco before your departure to Lima or continue on one of our extensions.


Bon Voyage!!!

Important Notice: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those shown in order to take advantage of local sightseeing options, trains or flight schedules changes, or other unforeseen events.

Train to or from Machu Picchu: From May to December, train from Cuzco to Machu Picchu and back will depart from Poroy station (about 20 minutes from downtown Cuzco). For the period between January and April, trains will depart from Pachar station, about 1.5 hour from Cuzco. Transfers are included for both options and total travel time is about the same.

What is Included

  • Hotels (3 stars)
  • Upgrades available
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions as part of a group
  • Bilingual guides
  • Gratuities except to guides
  • Train to & from Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Passes

Included Also

  • Two-day passes to Machu Picchu
  • Huayna Picchu passes (if available) or Machu Picchu Mountain

Pricing Details

  • Price shown is per person
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: +35%
  • Add 3% if paying via credit card

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