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8 Days Peru, The heart of the Incas, Cusco & Machu Picchu Inca Trail

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HIGHLIGHTS: Lima, Cusco, Cusco City, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail

Be part of this adventure in your Peru holidays, This amazing experience includes a four day hike along the Machu Picchu trail, one of the world’s best known treks, perfect for those looking for experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasure and while hiking the Andes, this trail will take you to some of the most beautiful country landscapes in the peruvian andes to end such as a great prize in one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, with a wonderful panoramic view you will arrive into one of the best destinations in Peru and South America.

  • Day 1: Arrival to Lima
  • Day 2: Lima – Cusco
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley
  • Days 4,5,6,7: Inca Trail
  • Day 8: Departure Cusco

Travel Route - Peru Holidays

tours peru 8 days

Day 1 Arrival to Lima
Arrival at the International Jorge Chavez airport, welcome and transfer to the hotel

Day 2 Cusco City Tour
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Lima, to take the flight to Cusco. When you arrive to Cusco we will be waiting to bring you to your hotel for a restful and relaxing evening.
In the afternoon at the appropriate time we will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and start the tour. We will visit the main square or Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Coricancha or Temple of the Sun. Afterwards we will make our way outside the city to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, PucaPucara and Tambomachay. After a tour of each location we will bring you back to your hotel for a restful evening.

Day 3 Sacred Valley Tour
After an early breakfast we will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel and bring you into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop will be to visit the archaeological site and traditional market of Pisac. After your tour of Pisac we will make our way to Urubamba where you will enjoy a lovely lunch make with some of the many fresh products of the area.
After lunch we will make our way to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo where we will visit the ancient Inca archaeological sites and terraces. After the tour we will bring you to your Ollantaytambo hotel where you will enjoy a restful and relaxing evening.

Day 4 Inca Trail: Cusco - Km 82 - Huayllabamba
Early in the morning you will be picked up from the hotel and drive to Km 82 for approx. 3 hours, where the legendary Inca Trail starts, on the way you will enjoy of magnificent views of mountains such as La Veronica snow cap-mountain. This day the climbing is from 2,380m/7,808 to 3,100m/10,170f.
Camping site.
Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours approx.
B, L, D

Day 5 Inca Trail: Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo
This day is the hardest one in the whole hiking because we climb up to the highest point at 4200m/11,3780f in Warmi Wañusca pass (meaning “Dead woman’s pass).
Camping site.
Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
B, L, D

Day 6 Inca Trail: Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñay Huayna
The third day is one of the most beautiful ones, nice walk through the challenging ecosystem and the tropical forest of Wiñaywayna; this day there are a lot more descents than ascents.
The nearest settlement is named Phuyupatamarca 3,600m/11,811f, a place where one can enjoy impressive Inca engineering. After that, we will visit the settlement of Wiñaywayna “Forever young” 2,650m/86,94f), which is also the last camping site
Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
B, L, D

Day 7 Inca Trail: Wiñay Huayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Very early in the morning we head towards the Sun Gate (or Inti Punku) at 2,740 mts / 9,042ft, the entrance to Machu Picchu from the Inca trail, this path is using flashlights. Once we have reached Machu Picchu, we will visit the citadel and enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour for about 1 – 1½ hours. Thereafter, you will have enough time to explore and take the best photos of this wonder world. Then, we take a bus for about 25 minutes down to Aguas Calientes town.
Machu Picchu is considered one of the most extraordinary examples of landscapes architecture in the world, and it is located at the top of the mountain with the same name at 2,430m where was built the extraordinary city, surrounded by agricultural terraces, water natural springs with stairways and canals carved out of stone are recurrent throughout this remarkable archaeological site.
After your tour you will have some extra free time before returning to the train station for your train and transfer back to the hotel in Cusco.
Optional:

  • Entrance fee to Hike the Huaynapicchu Mountain or the Machupicchu Mountain
  • Additional Vistadome Train Service, more comfortable, with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature.
  • Additional Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Service, more exclusive and luxurious train, with an elegant dining car and a bar car.

Day 8 Departure Cusco
At the appropriate time your transfer will pick you up and bring you to the Cusco Airport where you will catch your flight home.
End of our services.

INCLUDED

*Tours, Excursions & Required Entrance Fees : Group & Shared Tours

  • Day 02: Cusco Archaeological
  • Day 03: Sacred Valley
  • Day 04,05,06,07: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

*Transfers:

  • Day 01: Lima Airport – Lima Hotel
  • Day 02: Lima Hotel - Lima Airport
  • Day 02: Cusco Airport – Cusco Hotel
  • Day 03: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo
  • Day 04: Ollantaytambo Hotel – Km 82
  • Day 07: Ollantaytambo/Poroy – Cusco Hotel
  • Day 08: Cusco Hotel – Cusco Airport

*Train:

  • Expedition Train Round Trip Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy

*Guides

  • Professional Tour Guide English/Spanish speaking in every location

*Lodging

  • 01 Night of accommodation at Hotel in Lima according of your hotel selection
  • 02 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Cusco according of your hotel selection
  • 01 Nights of accommodation at Hotel in Sacred Valley according of your hotel selection
  • 03 Nights in a camping sites during Inca Trail

*Meals

  • 04 breakfast at the hotels, 03 at the camping sites
  • 01 Buffet Lunch in a Restaurant at the Sacred Valley

**Extra:

  • Personalized assistance by during your whole trip

NO INCLUDED

  • Meals not described on itinerary
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Airport taxes
  • Domestic or national and international flights
  • Tips
  • Transfers, Entrance Fees & Tour Guides for The Optionals on itinerary (See Optionals part)

OPTIONALS

Cusco - Machu Picchu:

  • Vistadome Train Service, more comfortable, with panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature. Snack included and non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages. Saqra Dances and Fashion Show on the return trip from the Machu Picchu Station.
  • Additional Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Service, more exclusive and luxurious train, with an elegant dining car, a bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music. The trip Includes a cocktail, once onboard, the maître will invite you to a brunch and gourmet lunch. The return trip includes a fine dining experience at dinner. In both ways, you can accompany your meals with beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection, pisco sour, cusqueña beer. Live music and dances. Included a guided tour to Machu Picchu, for the travellers in Belmond Hiram Bingham train service. Also includes an afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel with wi-fi. *At the moment the Observation balcony Car is closed for operational reasons.

Huaynapicchu Mountain - Machu Picchu:

  • Entrance fee for HuaynaPicchu Mountain: Additional cost of $20.00 per person if the confirmation is at time of the booking. If the confirmation is received after the time of booking a full entrance fee with Huayan Picchu must be purchased at the cost of $80.00 per person. Also it depends of availability, there is two schedules 7:00am and 10:00am (To visit the first schedule may be necessary to travel the night before to Aguas Calientes and spend the night there).

NOTES

  • Please have a print copy of your final itinerary due to days prior of the trip may be some changes that can slightly change.
  • The itinerary has some flexibility; in order to offer a better service occasionally it may be necessary to change or make some alterations.
  • If at the time of booking, the hotels listed are no longer available, we will book another available hotel of the same category, and we will let you know before arrival.

Enjoy your Peru holidays