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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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.
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 day is free to relax and explore the fascinating city of Cusco, and to acclimatize to the altitude.
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.
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.
The Lares Trek is a scenic, less touristic route to hike through the Andes. It is one day shorter than the Inca Trail but higher in elevation. Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek.
Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.
Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.
Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.
Rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. Enjoy a guided visit to the ruins followed by free time to explore. Opt to walk up to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge.
When ready, head back down by bus to Aguas Calientes to meet up with the rest of the group. Take the scenic train back to Ollantaytambo to meet the van for the ride back to Cusco.
Fly back to Lima and enjoy the last night in the city.
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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.Overall Rating
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!Overall Rating
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 aOverall Rating
Enjoyed the trip. Ideal group size (9), good support team, and an articulate tour guide.Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
The trip was tremendous. The guide was excellent and really helped us bond as a group. I couldn't have had a better experienceOverall Rating
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.Overall Rating
I did a great trip (guide, food, organization, culture and country)Overall Rating
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!)Overall Rating
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.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Inca Discovery Plus
Duration: 9 Days
From Price: 1799
Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: PIM.B/201793
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