INCA EMPIRE – 15 DAY TOUR from €1615 pp

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INCA EMPIRE  – 15 DAY TOUR from €1615 pp

From the bustling market-filled streets of La Paz to Incan culture high in the Andes, this 2-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best known and challenging hikes, and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service, and equipment.

Itinerary

  • Inca Trail
  • Lares Trek
  • Cusco Stay

Day 1 La Paz

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 La Paz

Visit the pre-Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 La Paz/Puno

Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Puno/Isla Amantani

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5 Isla Amantani/Puno

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6 Puno/Cusco

Hop on the bus for a full day’s drive to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore the city’s museums and local markets. Opt for a city tour to see some of the ruins as well.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco for lunch. Finish the day by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the “town above the clouds.” Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins (“forever young”) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12 Wiñaywayna/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Cusco/Lima

Fly to Lima. Opt for a city tour or wander the neighbourhood of Miraflores.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Places visited

  • Bolivia
  • Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu
  • Peru

What’s Included

  • Tiahuanaco visit
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour and homestay
  • Cusco stay
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a G Adventures-supported women’s weaving project (full-day)
  • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (10 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt).

Meals

14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD315-410 for meals not included.

Transportation

Public bus, plane, train, boat, ferry, hiking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on the hike, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

My Own Room – €359.00

If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

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