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Classic Inca Trail 7-day  tour

Classic Inca Trail 7-day

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Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 2,635 $ 376 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the town of Pisac
  • Enjoy Incan palace, a colonial church and impeccable cultivation terraces of Chinchero
  • Explore the mysteries of Machu Picchu
  • Climb Huayna Picchu to experience even more panoramic views
  • Explore Cusco’s ancient Incan and Spanish Colonial monuments

Short Description

Trek through history with Peru Unbound as you explore the lost Incan cities of Machu Picchu, the Secret Valley, Cusco and Lima. This 7-day journey takes you through the Peruvian capital of Lima into the heart of the Incan Empire. Trek through Peru’s stunning natural landscapes with hikes through high sierras and shallow fields. Experience local Andean culture and delve deep into the mysteries of cultures lost to time. Take a scenic train ride through Peru’s scenic countryside and taste dishes that have been passed down throughout the ages. It’s Peru along the Inca Trail—it’s Peru on the path of the Incas.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lima
End City Cusco

Trip Includes

  • All Accommodations as outlined on the itinerary
  • All meals as outlined on the itinerary
  • Service of a bilingual guide (Spanish/English
  • All transportation while on tour
  • Full service of our Adventure Consultants

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Peru!

Accommodation: Lima Hotel

Fly into Lima, where our Peru Unbound guides welcome you and take you to your hotel for the evening.

Day 2: Lima, Cusco & The Sacred Valley

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Sacred Valley Hotel

Wake up and enjoy breakfast before heading to the Lima Airport, where you board your flight that takes you over the scenic Andes to the heart of the Inca Empire: Cusco. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport in Cusco and escorted to your hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. En route, visit the town of Pisac, a picturesque Andean Village best known for its traditional market. The market’s main day is Sunday, when locals from all over the region congregate at Pisac to sell their products.

After visiting Pisac, continue our journey to Urubamba, were you enjoy lunch and a Peruvian Paso Horse presentation. Up next we tour Ollantaytambo, known for featuring the Inca’s distinct urban planning. Visit the religious, astronomical and military complex and marvel at huge boulders weighing nearly 60 metric tons which the Incas moved to this site.

This evening, continue to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Note: For this day we recommended flights that arrive to Cusco until 11:00 am.Note:  For this day we recommended flights that arrive to Cusco until 11:00 am.

Day 3: Chinchero, Maras & Moray

Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Sacred Valley Hotel

Today we begin our day with a journey to the town of Chinchero, where we visit the remains of an Incan palace, a colonial church and impeccable cultivation terraces. We then continue to the  town of Maras, known for its "trabajos de sal”—a large number of small saltwater pools. During the dry season, workers fill the pools with saltwater that comes from natural springs at the top of the Maras complex; when the waters evaporates from the pool, the salt is left for collection.

Nearby, we discover the experimental agricultural terraces of Moray. It is believed that the Incas created their own microclimate here to adapt certain plans to this altitude. Enjoy the views, learn about the Inca’s fascinatingly advanced culture and relax with a picnic lunch.

Day 4: Sacred Valley, KM 104 to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Aguas Calientes Hotel

Today is Machu Picchu day! After breakfast, travel to the Ollantaytambo train station to hop on your train. Upon arrival, we begin a trek up to the well-preserved remains of Wiñay Wayna. As you walk, witness tumbling waterfalls, native flora and soaring birds. Take a break with a picnic lunch and for some exploring—you can find houses, terraces, towers and a local museum here.

Our day’s journey also takes us to Inti Punku, the Inca Gate of the Sun, where we get our first sight of Machu Picchu. Cross a bridge leading up to Machu Picchu and experience the transcendent sight of one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries. Discover and explore the mysteries of Machu Picchu before traveling down to Machu Picchu town. Spend the night here and enjoy the Peruvian views.

Day 5: Machu Picchu and Cusco

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Cusco Hotel

After a hearty breakfast, begin the day’s journey to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Learn about the Incan culture as you explore the sights. You also have the opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu to experience even more panoramic views.

We take a break for lunch before continuing our adventures with an afternoon train ride to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, continue on to Cusco—our final stop of the day. Spend the evening explore the sights and discovering delicious Peruvian dishes.

Day 6: Cusco City Tour

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cusco Hotel

Spend the morning exploring Cusco’s ancient Incan and Spanish Colonial monuments such as the Main Square—known in Inca times as Huacaypata, or the Warrior’s Square—which saw many key events in Cusco’s history. We also visit the Cathedral. Originally built on the site of the old temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God),  the building is now the church of El Triunfo. Look upon the choir cloisters, pulpit, and altar engravings as you explore the historic monument.

Continue onto the Convent of Santo Domingo, a Spanish church belonging to the Dominican Order. The Spanish built it upon the foundations of the Inca temple of Koricancha, or Temple of the Sun. Koricancha (meaning “site of gold” in Quechua) was the Inca’s main religious building dedicated to the worship of the Sun. Its walls were supposedly plated with sheets of gold., and stunning blocks of finely carved stone were used in its construction.

After, visit the surrounding ruins of the city of Cusco and Sacsayhuamán, a huge Incan fortress which is built on three large, overlapping platforms.

Day 7: Cusco, Lima, Home

Enjoy a final morning in Cusco before traveling to the airport to meet your return flight.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations And Refunds

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, you should notify Adventure Unbound in writing, by e-mail or fax immediately.  If written cancellation is received (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of the deposit.  Deposits are not refundable.  If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded.  If you are unable to go on the trip, you are welcome to find a replacement for yourself.  Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to other individuals or groups.  Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies.  For this reason we strongly recommend you consider purchasing the Travel Protection Plan we offer.

For non USA-based trips, Adventure Unbound must make substantial payments to its suppliers (hotels, transportation companies, etc.) far in advance of the trip departure date.  If Adventure Unbound cancels any tour, trip or expedition due to acts of insurrection, force majeure, strikes, popular demonstrations, acts of God, earthquake, flooding, or any cause beyond its control, Adventure Unbound will refund the portion of the trip cost not already advanced to suppliers and use its best efforts to recover and refund the balance as promptly as possible.

If we are not able to provide a substitute trip, river, or altered itinerary and have to cancel the departure completely, you will be refunded in full. Refunds are limited to the amount actually paid to Adventure Unbound.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 8

Additional Information:

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Weather in Peru varies by region, for the coast (Lima, Ica, Nazca, Mancora, Trujillo) the best time to visit are the months of November to March when it is summer on the coast. In February in particular you have events like Carnaval, a very fun time of year on the coast. You can visit coastal cities during the winter (June to August) but Lima will be fairly overcast and cold as well as some other coastal cities.

For Andean cities such as Cusco, Ayacucho, Huaraz, Puno and Cajamarca the best time to visit is during their dry season which runs from May to September. During this time you can expect warm days and chilly nights and very little rain.

The Amazon Jungles of Peru have two season and they both can be equally rewarding. If seeing lots of birds and mammals (and enjoying a slightly cooler temperature) is your thing, then the December to May might be your best choice. (Remember: Despite being the "rainy" season, the Amazon only gets about 10% more rain than falls in the low water season). If jungle hikes, exotic migratory on their way through Amazonia, still having the chance to see monkeys and other mammals, and going on great fishing expeditions top your list, you might be happier choosing the warmer, low water season (June - November).

What's the weather like in Peru?

The weather in Peru varied; it has 28 of the world's 32 different climates. Generally speaking, May through October is the dry season; November through April is the rainy season, and the wettest months are January through April in the highlands. In mountain areas, roads and trek paths may become impassable. Peru's climate, though, is markedly different among its three vastly different regions. The coast is predominantly arid and mild, the Andean region (highlands) is temperate to cold, and the eastern lowlands are tropically warm and humid.

On the desert coast, summer (Dec-Apr) is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching 77°-95°F or more along the north coast. In winter (May-Oct), temperatures are much milder, though with high humidity. Much of the coast, including Lima, is shrouded in a gray mist called garua. Only the extreme northern beaches are warm enough for swimming.

In the highlands from May to October, rain is scarce. Daytime temperatures reach a warm (68°-77°F, and nights are often quite cold (near freezing), especially in June and July. Rainfall is very abundant from December to March, when temperatures are slightly milder 64°-68°F. The wettest months are January and February. Most mornings are dry, but clouds move in during the afternoon and produce heavy downpours.

Though the Amazon jungle is consistently humid and tropical, with significant rainfall year-round, it, too, experiences two clearly different seasons. During the dry season (May-Oct), temperatures reach 86°-100°F during the day. From November to April, there are frequent rain showers (which last only a few hours at a time), causing the rivers to swell, and temperatures are humid.

Should I purchase travel insurance before my trip?

Travel insurance is recommended to protect your trip as well as your belongings and scheduling should any unforeseen events arise. Guests must provide their own travel insurance. If you decide not to purchase travel insurance then you are directly responsible for your own belongings and wellbeing. Our guides will always be around to help you should any situation arise, however when it comes to paying for any medical expenses or additional flights due to airline cancellations, you will be responsible for these.

What is the currency in Peru?

The currency in Peru is called the Nuevo Sol or just Sol. The current dollar to sol exchange rate is $1 = S/ 3.00

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Airfare to and from Peru
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 1 Dinner

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