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The Inca Trail
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If you’re eager to check Machu Picchu off your bucket list but not quite up for a trek, this seven-day itinerary lets you spend more time discovering the fascinating city of Cusco and the regions surrounding it. Explore the Sacred Valley and visit the G Adventures-supported Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op to learn more about traditional textiles and pottery. Tour the unique Inca sites of the Moray archaeological site and the ancient Maras Salt Mines. And, of course, you’ll get to see the Lost City of the Incas in the early morning light, following a local guide to learn about Machu Picchu’s history.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Supplier Tour ID: SPIT.F/201373
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Cusco, Cusco
  • Finishes: Cusco, Peru
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Cusco
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Calientes

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cusco

Arrive at any time.
Arrive early and spend some time exploring the city. Meet the group at the welcome meeting, check for the start time on the welcome note at the hotel.

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Day 2: Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

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Day 3: Ollantaytambo/Cusco

Return to the Sacred Valley with your CEO to explore the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and the ancient Incan agricultural terraces of Moray. Continue on a scenic drive through small villages and stunning views of the Andean countryside. Stop for a picnic lunch at Piuray Lagoon and opt to explore by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Return to Cusco for the evening.
Leave the hikers to start their trek and head out to explore Moray and Maras ancient Incan ruins. Enjoy a scenic drive through Andean farmland on the way to Piuray Lagoon.

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Day 4: Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore the city or take advantage of the many optional activities available.

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Day 5: Cusco/Aguas Calientes

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

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Day 6: 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 7: Cusco

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
    • Sacred Valley guided tour
    • Pottery-making demonstration
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    Transport
    • Train, van, hiking
    Group Leader
    • G Adventures Representative in Cusco, Inca guide for Machu Picchu
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore ruins in the Sacred Valley
  • Learn about traditional ways of life and visit local markets
  • Visit Machu Picchu.