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Like our "Inca Discovery" tour but with a flight back to Lima, this trip offers a fascinating combination of the regions archaeological and cultural treasures. Retrace the steps of the Inca on a four-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. One of the worlds best-known hikes, it will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of ruins and cloud forests. We run our own treks, which ensures fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment.

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  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 100%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: PIM.C/201794
  • Starts: Lima, Peru
  • Finishes: Lima, Peru
You will Visit
  • Lima
  • Cusco
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Calientes

Itinerary

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Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time.
Arrive in Lima at any time. There are no planned activities so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. There is a welcome meeting in the evening.

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Day 2: Lima/Cusco

Early flight to Cusco. Free day for shopping and exploring the city. Optional city tour.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco (the flight usually departs early – the group may leave the hotel by 4:30 am). The day is free to relax and explore the fascinating city of Cusco, and to acclimatize to the altitude.

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Day 3: Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them.

Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only), and the small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.

Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Take a guided tour of the large ruin site adjacent to the town. Ollantaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu.

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Day 4: Ollantaytambo/Cusco

Return to the Sacred Valley with the CEO to visit the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Spend the evening in Cusco.
When the hikers leave in the morning, return to Cusco with the CEO, visiting the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray on the way.

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Day 5: Cusco

Enjoy an included tour around the old part of Cusco, visit a Choco Museum and explore the local food market.

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Day 6: Cusco/Aguas Calientes

Travel by van to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes.

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Day 7: Machu Picchu/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.
Rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu with the guide. Enjoy a guided visit of the ruins followed by free time to explore. When ready, head back down by bus to Aguas Calientes to meet up with the rest of the group and take a train back to Cusco.

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Day 8: Cusco/Lima

Fly back to Lima and enjoy the last night in the city.

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Day 9: Lima

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
    • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with a visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving project and lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village (full-day)
    • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
    • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Plane, train, van, hiking
    Group Leader
    • G Representatives in Lima and Cusco
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Tour Highlights:
  • Sample seafood in Lima
  • Marvel at the Sacred Valley
  • Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.


Reviews (10)
Rudolph W Posted on: 

Trip was great. Met and exceeded my expectations. Hardest thing I ever did, but most rewarding. Arrangements were all well handled. Would recommend this to anyone who is fit and loves an adventure in a beautiful country with nice people.

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Gregory Eric S Posted on: 

Overall the trip was very well organized and an amazing experience. The highlights included the amazing porters running by us on the Inca trail and the details explained by our guide Cesar. What an amazing experience!

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Eugene R Posted on: 

Fantastic adventure. All possible thanks to Percy Ayala, our guide on the Inca Trail and Jeff Duford who set up the trip from Canada via Internet. All the arrangements worked out perfectly, and Percy provided personal insights and a

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Hae H Posted on: 

Enjoyed the trip. Ideal group size (9), good support team, and an articulate tour guide.

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Jennifer S Posted on: 

I was really impressed with how organized the trip was. My flight got there 2 hours late and still, someone was at the airport to greet me at 12:30AM! My tour included an internal flight and G Adventures representative was at each airport to let us know the flight details, pay the departure taxes and arrange transfers to the hotels.

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Robert G Posted on: 

The trip was tremendous. The guide was excellent and really helped us bond as a group. I couldn't have had a better experience

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Sylvain L Posted on: 

It has been a week since we got back from Peru and my hart is still there. G Adventures took good care of everything from transfer to food on the Inka Trail. We had an excellent, knowledgeable guide, Cesar, with outstanding sence of humour and leadership. Thanks to all the peoples from G Adventures, my Inka dream was a dream come true.

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Diane C Posted on: 

I did a great trip (guide, food, organization, culture and country)

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Julie O Posted on: 

I loved that I could do a great trip in a week. Basically, your guides/porters were the best I can imagine, and I felt like I got a really great experience at a really great deal. (Not for the first time!)

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Braden B Posted on: 

A wonderful experience! The Inca Trail was difficult, but that only made completing it much more rewarding. Would do again in a heartbeat! Thanks to G Adventures for making the whole trip flow smoothly and to our guide for his excellent knowledge and good spirits.

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