9-Day Path Of The Inca Tour from Lima, Peru

  • Tour code: 152-890
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: Lima, Peru; Cuzco, Peru
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
From USD$1589

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Highlights:

The trek is an epic, sometimes challenging journey through the Peruvian Andes, and the destination is one-of-a kind. You’ll climb to a mountain pass at 4,200 meters or 13,780 feet, pause to take it breathtaking vistas, and arrive to Machu Picchu the way the Incas did nearly 600 years ago. Along the way you’ll learn about the history and culture of the Andes.

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Single: $2089
Double (/Person): $1589
Third Person Adult: $1589
Child : $1589
Fourth Person Adult: N/A
Child : N/A

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
  • Special dates where above prices are not valid = New Years, Semana Santa, Inti Raymi week. Exact dates to be confirmed ASAP.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Lima
  • Day 2 Lima - Cusco(574 km)
  • Day 3 Cusco
  • Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Inca(142 km)
  • Day 5 Inca Trail(42 km)
  • Day 6 Inca Trail
  • Day 7 Inca Trail
  • Day 8 Machu Picchu - Cusco(79 km)
  • Day 9 Cusco
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Day 1 Lima

When guests arrive at the airport in Lima, they will be met by a representative who will help them transfer to their hotel.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 2 Lima - Cusco(574 km)

In the morning, we will board a flight to Cusco. When we arrive, we will have the rest of the day free to relax before we begin the thrilling but demanding voyage through the Peruvian country. We will receive Cusco Travel Guides for great ideas of activities in which we can partake during our time in this city.

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 3 Cusco

We will have the morning free to explore the cobblestone streets of Cusco at our own leisure. It is highly recommended to stop by the local San Pedro Market, shop in the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, or stop by any of the city's excellent museums. In the afternoon, we will meet with our guide to embark on a tour of the city, including stops at the Cathedral, Qorikancha, and Sacsayhuaman. We will end the day with a delicious dinner at one of Cusco's best restaurants.

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

  • Always Visit
    This large public market in Cuzco is a bustling bazaar where you can find all sorts of handmade crafts and locally grown foods. Wandering amongst the stalls, you will get a firm sense of the local culture.
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    This is one of the barrios in the city of Cuzco, famous for its architecture that dates back to the era of Spanish colonialism in Peru and the narrow, cobblestone streets.
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    This cathedral, also called the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin, was completed in 1654, and is located in the Plaza de Armas. It contains many historically significant objects and relics.
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    The site where these impressive ruins stand was once the most important temple in the entirety of the Incan Empire. Reports from Spanish explorers of the time describe the temple's ipulence in great detail.
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    This walled complex is located on the outskirts of Cuzco, situated on a steep hill overlooking the city, which provides the location with impressive views of the surrounding valley.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 4 Sacred Valley of the Inca(142 km)

We will spend a magical day in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Inca. By the end of our day, we will understand why this Andean basin was the spiritual home of the Inca. We will barter with locals in the Pisac Market, scale the top of the Ollantaytambo fortress for a view of the surrounding valley, and marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. We will also enjoy specialties of Peruvian cuisine at a restaurant in Urubamba. We will spend the night in a comfortable hotel in the Sacred Valley under the twinkling stars.

This city once served as the capital of the Inca Empire. Many of its most popular sights are the ruins of this once-great people, such as the famous "lost city" of Machu Picchu. Cuzo itself also has many sights.

  • Always Visit
    The heart of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is the region of Peru surrounding the city of Cusco. The valley is full of the ruins of this once-powerful empire, such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon.
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    Pisac is a small town just to the north of Cusco, and it is home to a busy marketplace where fresh produce, meats, and handmade crafts are sold by locals.

This small town north of Cuzco is built around an archaeological site. At the height off the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti. It is one of the starting points of the Inca Trail.

The largest town located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Urubamba, whose name in Quechan means "flat land of spiders," is a short journey north of Cuzco.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 5 Inca Trail(42 km)

We will begin the day with an early breakfast, before driving 2 hours to Ollantaytambo, where we will begin our trek along the Inca Trail. Crossing a short bridge over the Urubamba River, we will walk along flat territory until we reach a small community, where we will catch our breath before continuing on a steeper path to the ruins of Patallaqta. After lunch, we will continue hiking for another two hours until we reach the campsite of Wayllabamba, where we will spend the night.

The Inca Trail is the famous pathway that cuts through diverse landscapes of the Andean wilderness until it reaches the famed ruins of Machu Picchu. The trail passes the sites of several Inca ruins.

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    The name of these ruins in the Quechua language means "elevated place," a reference to the tiered-platforms that make up the site, which was once a defensive fortification that housed many residents.
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    Though these ruins are located along the very popular Inca Trail, there are no modern amenities in the area. The ruins are an old fortress on a tiered-hill.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 6 Inca Trail

Today, we will be faced with the challenge of a long, steep climb to Warmiwanusca, bringing us to an elevation of over 13,700 feet. We should be sure to take a moment to appreciate the landscape as it changes around us. Then, we will begin our hike to the next campsite, keeping our eyes open for wildlife, including rare birds and the Andean spectacled bear. The day's journey ends at the Pacaymayo Valley Campsite, where we will enjoy dinner and some well-deserved rest.

The Inca Trail is the famous pathway that cuts through diverse landscapes of the Andean wilderness until it reaches the famed ruins of Machu Picchu. The trail passes the sites of several Inca ruins.

  • Always Visit
    This mountain pass along the Inca Trail in Peru is named "Dead Woman's Pass" in the Quechua language. This foreboding name comes from the steep ascent one must undertake to pass through the area.
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    This is one of the more active campsites along the Inca Trail through the Andean wilderness. It is a relaxing place to stop for the evening along your trek.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 7 Inca Trail

Today, we will pass by some of the most notable archaeological sites along the Inca Trail. First, we will ascend to the ruins of Runkuraqay. A stone staircase, carved into the mountainside, will then bring us to Sayaqmarka, perched high on a cliff. Then, we will continue to the third set of ruins of our trek, Phuyupatamarca. Continuing to the ruins of Winay Wayna, we will set up camp for our final night along the Inca Trail.

The Inca Trail is the famous pathway that cuts through diverse landscapes of the Andean wilderness until it reaches the famed ruins of Machu Picchu. The trail passes the sites of several Inca ruins.

  • Always Visit
    This "tambo" (an Incan structure build for administrative and military purposes) sits on a cliff overlooking the valley below, through which the Inca Trail winds. It is just southeast of Machu Picchu.
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    This archaeological site along the Inca Trail in the heart of the Andes mountains sits on a cliff high above the valley below. It is one of the last major landmarks on the trail before Machu Picchu.
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    The nickname of this set of ruins along the Inca Trail is, in English, "The City Above the Clouds" because of its 3,200-meter elevation. The site was used as a bathhouse, with an advanced running water system.
  • Always Visit
    This mountain pass along the Inca Trail in Peru is named "Dead Woman's Pass" in the Quechua language. This foreboding name comes from the steep ascent one must undertake to pass through the area.
Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 8 Machu Picchu - Cusco(79 km)

We will wake up for breakfast very early in the morning to be on the trail by 5:00am to reach the Inti Punku entrance to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Weather conditions may vary, but even on misty morning, the view is inspiring.Dropping off our trekking gear at the entrance to the ruins, we will begin a guided tour of the site. In the afternoon, after we have extensively seen these magnificent ruins, we will board a comfortable train back to Cusco for the evening. Alternatively, we may choose to stay overnight in Aguas Calientes, the hot springs village a short way down the mountain from Machu Picchu, allowing for a second visit to the ruins the next day.

The famous citadel of the Inca sits atop a scraggy mountain peak overlooking the valley that was sacred to those people. These ruins feature many temples and the famous terraced-gardens the Inca developed for agriculture in the Andes.

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    Translated to English, the name means "Sun Door," and this gateway stands as the entrance to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Many visitors wake up before dawn so they can view the sunrise from this point.

This town sits 20 minutes down the mountain from Machu Picchu. Its name, "hot waters" in English, derives from the presence of numerous thermal springs in the area that make thisvillage a great place to relax after a hike.

Standard Hotel: 3-star hotel accommodation

Day 9 Cusco

After enjoying breakfast at our hotel, we will transfer to the local airport for our flight out of Cusco. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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