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Walking in the Sacred Footsteps of the Incas: The Inca Trail Trek

Peru, South America

from $2,995* per person 10 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Myths and Mountains 12 people max
  • Lima airport, lima, peru
  • Active & Adventure trips
This in-depth visit to Cusco’s lively streets and the Sacred Valley culminates with a four-day trek through marvelous cloud forest on the Royal Inca Highway leading to Machu Picchu. Your camp gear is carried by porters as you follow an ancient road of interlocking granite paving stones over two high passes to a series of isolated and spectacular Inca sites.

The flowing lines of these Inca temples, fortresses, and highways mirror the sacred landscapes of the forest-cloaked granite peaks. Because of the natural splendor of the jungle-clad mountains surrounding the ruins and the artistry of the buildings perched on a ridge high above the river, Machu Picchu is one of the NEW Seven Wonders of the World and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Peru, South America

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.

Itinerary

Day 1     Arrive in Lima (normally late evening arrival). None
Day 2     Fly to Cusco. Afternoon tour of surrounding ruins. B
Day 3     Full day trip to Sacred Valley. Pisac Market. BL
Day 4     1st day of trek. Time 4-6 hours, Distance 11 kms. BLD
Day 5     2nd day of trek. Time 6 hours, distance 9 kms. BLD
Day 6     3rd day of trek. Time 8 hours, distance 9 kms. BLD
Day 7     Trek to Sun Gate of Machu Picchu. Time 7 hours. BL
Day 8     Guided tour of ruins. Afternoon bus back to Cusco. BL
Day 9     White water rafting. Chinchero Market. BL
Day 10     Fly to Lima. Hotel day room available. City tour. B

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