Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Colca Canyon Trek 17 Days
Luxury Adventure Travel
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Sacsayhuaman - Cusco
icon-angle-double-down Duration: 17 Days
icon-angle-double-right Type: Peru Tour Packages
icon-angle-double-up Destinations: Lima, Inca Trail, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Arequipa.
Peru Tour Package: Exploring the Andes of Peru
Book this itinerary early to secure your dates for the ever popular 4/3 Inca Trail group hike. Hike at the beginning or end of your custom itinerary depending on your preference then see all of Peru’s other marvelous sites in private or group transportation.
Lima, Inca Trail, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Lima, Peru
- Day 01: Arrive Lima. Private transfer to Miraflores Hotel
- Day 02: Lima – Cusco flight
- Day 03: Leisure Day Cusco to explore the ancient city
- Day 04: Group Cusco City Tour ½ day
- Day 05: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo all day
- Day 06: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Transfer from Pakaritampu. Piskacucho • Wayllabamba
- Day 07: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Wayllabamba • Warmiwañusca • Paqaymayu
- Day 08: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Paqaymayu • Chakicocha • Wiñaywayna
- Day 09: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Wiñaywayna • Machu Picchu • Cusco
- Day 10: Cusco – Puno Tour Bus (10 hours)
- Day 11: Lake Titicaca, Uros, Taquile. Group Motor Yacht Tour (Full Day)
- Day 12: Puno – Colca Canyon (group van 6-7 hours)
- Day 13: Hike Colca Canyon
- Day 14: Colca Canyon – Arequipa (group van 4-5 hours)
- Day 15: Private Arequipa City Walking Tour
- Day 16: Arequipa – Lima flight. Cooking class
- Day 17: Lima City Tour. Depart Lima
Day 01: Arrive to Lima.
After you clear immigrations, retrieve your luggage and pass through customs you can walk 3 minutes up the first escalator your see in the terminal then walk across the sky-walk into the hotel to check in. Overnight Lima.
Day 02: Lima – Cusco flight.
After breakfast you will simply walk back to the airport terminal to check in for your 1 hour flight east over the Andes to historic Cusco, Peru. You will be greeted in the Cusco airport and taken to your hotel. Please rest, breathe and drink the coca tea ALL DAY to acclimate to Cusco’s elevation. In the evening you can go out to buy any last minute things you need for the hike. Overnight Cusco.
Day 03: Leisure Day Cusco.
Day 04: Group Cusco City Tour.
Enjoy a good breakfast in your hotel then explore Cusco in the morning. At 1PM you will be picked up at your hotel and taken on a guided city tour of ancient Cusco. Visit Koricancha before going just north of Cusco to Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the Cusco City Tour. Overnight Cusco.
Day 05: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo.
After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel and go North from Cusco to the town of Chinchero to see local artisans making their crafts Continue on to Urubamba where you’ll stop and have a delicious typical Andean buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley. Next visit the archaeological city of Ollantaytambo, an original Inca city.
Scale the magnificent wall and see where the 2 valleys converge. This is where the Inca defended the Sacred Valley to the North. You can stop at a local artisan fine pottery factory today if you would like to. Overnight Ollantaytambo.
Day 06: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Transfer from Pakaritampu. Piskacucho • Wayllabamba.
You will be picked up early in your Ollantaytambo hotel this morning and driven to the start of the Inca Trail hike at Km 82. Lunch in Miskay and relax a bit before hiking to our first campsite. Along the way we will visit the Llactapata archaeological site.
Day 07: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Wayllabamba • Warmiwañusca • Paqaymayu.
We’ll start the day early in the morning with a hearty breakfast before hiking to the highest point of the Inca Trail. Here we can literally see the various ecological zones and microclimates from a panoramic viewpoint. We will cross the Warmiwañusca pass at 4,200 meters/13,780 feet above sea level. After lunch we will continue on to the Pacaymayo campsite where we will enjoy dinner at our campsite.
Day 08: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Paqaymayu • Chakicocha • Wiñaywayna.
Day 3 of the hike begins with a nutritious breakfast and then a 45-minute hike up to the second highest pass on the Trail (3,850 meters/12,631 feet above sea level). Along the way we will visit the Runcuracay archaeological site. Throughout the day we will also visit Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca archaeological complexes. After lunch we will head to the Wiñaywayna ruins where we will spend our last night on the Inca Trail.
Day 09: 4/3 Inca Trail \ Wiñaywayna • Machu Picchu • Cusco.
After a very early breakfast we’ll begin the final leg of the trek to the lost city of Machu Picchu. First we will hike to Inti Punku (“Sun Gate”) to take in an inspiring and panoramic view of the Machu Picchu citadel. After a short hike down to Machu Picchu, we will register and then enjoy a 3-hour guided tour of the sanctuary-city.
After the tour of Machu Picchu, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes where we will enjoy a buffet lunch and free time to enjoy the town before returning to Cusco(Poroy) by Vistadome train. You will be taken back to your hotel after arriving at the train station. Overnight Cusco.
Day 10: Cusco – Puno Tour Bus (10 hours).
After breakfast you will check-out of your hotel, be greeted and taken to the 07:00 tourist bus for your 10 hour guided tour to Puno. Stopping along the way you will visit the Sistine Chapel of the Andes, Andahuaylillas. This is a very pretty cathedral with frescoes on almost every wall. Sorry no pictures allowed.
The temple ruins at Raqchi are magnificent at the second stop. There are remains of cottages, warehouses and terraces and it is a beautifully excavated clean site. The remains of the largest Incan church are there and the tight stonework left standing is incredible. Next you’ll stop for a sit-down relaxing buffet Andean lunch. The next stop is La Raya, the highest point on the route at over 4,300 meters elevation. The final stop is the museum in Pukaraou to see the ancient pre-Incans artifacts. When you arrive at Puno you will be met at the bus and taken to your hotel to check. Overnight Puno.
Day 11: Lake Titicaca, Uros, Taquile. Group Motor Yacht Tour (Full Day).
After an excellent breakfast you will be taken to Lake Titicaca for a visit to the floating man-made Islands of Uros on a group motor yacht tour.
Here you will meet, up-close the citizens who have preserved their old traditions and still live on the water. ”The Aquatic Tribe” will show you how they have kept their customs, make their islands and display their crafts made of reeds. The motor yacht tour then continues to the steep island of Taquile. Typical lunch included. At night return to Puno by boat where your van will be waiting to return you to you hotel. Overnight Puno. (B,L)
Day 12: Puno – Colca Canyon (group van 6-7 hours).
After breakfast you will checkout and travel 6-7 hours to the Colca Canyon by group tourist van. Overnight Colca Canyon.
Day 13: Hike Colca Canyon.
After breakfast you will taken on a medium difficult hike of the Colca Canyon. Overnight Colca Canyon.
Day 14: Colca Canyon – Arequipa (group van 4-5 hours).
After breakfast you will be taken to the viewpoint of “the Cross of the Condor“, a few kilometres from Condor Cabana where the Colca Canyon starts. Here hopefully you’ll witness the wonderful spectacle of the flight of the Condors. During the ride you will visit the National Reserve of Cañahuas Pampas to observe groups of Alpacas and Vicunas.
The drive through Vizcachani, a typical landscape of the Andes, offers a panoramic view of the White Mountain range. Visit the hanging Pre-Inca tombs, the small cities of Pinchillo, Maca and the town of Shames Anvil. Overnight Arequipa.
Day 15: Private Arequipa City Walking Tour.
After breakfast you will be driven by private van to the Lima Airport for your flight to Arequipa where you will be met and taken to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be met in your hotel to take a private City Tour of the “White City of Arequipa“, Peru’s second largest and one of its most beautiful cities.
Warm and pleasant, Arequipa has more of a desert climate with many cactus and palm trees. You will visit the beautiful cathedral, Santa Catalina Convent and the museum to observe the mummy Juanita, one of oldest and preserved mummies of South America. You will be able to observe the majestic presence of the Misti Volcano. At the end of the tour of Arequipa you will be taken back to your hotel. Overnight Arequipa. (B)
Day 16: Arequipa – Lima flight. Cooking class.
At the appointed time you will be greeted in your hotel and taken by private car to the Arequipa aiprort for you flight to Lima. In the Lima aiprort you will bet by our driver and taken to your hotel to check in. Later in the afternoon you will be able to take a class to prepare your own dinner in a lovely environment with a chef.
Learn of Peruvian dishes and cooking techniques used by wonderful chefs.
“The City of the Kings” tour visits the Plaza Mayor Lima and the 16th century Cathedral of gold, followed by a tour of the catacombs at the Convento San Francisco with your guide and private driver waiting for you. End your tour in Miraflores and visit the only pre-Inca ruin remaining there, Huaca Pucllana. Constructed in the 2nd century AD. You will be taken to the Lima airport by private car in time for your departing flight. (B)
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