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【8-Day】Lima, Cusco, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trekking Tour from Lima (with Airport Transfers) - Tour Code: 16996

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Start City: Lima End City: Cusco

Duration: 8 Day(s) Language: English&Spanish Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

☆ Sacred Path to Machu Picchu, cultural and historical trekking tour

☆ Camping for 3 nights

☆ Visit the top hot spots like Machu Picchu, Coricancha, Sacsayhuamán, Quenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara in Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Pisac archaeological complexes in Sacred Valley

Itinerary

Day 1: Home - Lima

Summary of The Day

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon we will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas.

Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture.

After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.

Stay in Lima.

Note

1. The default hotel of this trip is a local economy 3-star hotel. You can also choose to upgrade to a local comfortable four-star hotel or a luxury five-star hotel when booking.

2. On the 5th day, the special train to Machu Picchu during the trip defaults to the Peru Rail landscape car (Vistadome). If you want to upgrade to a better view, take a more comfortable Sacred Valley car. Please choose when booking.

Sightseeing
Lima

Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru and the largest city in Peru with the largest population. In 1988, UNESCO listed the Old Town of Lima as a World Heritage Site.

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Parque del Amor

Park of Love

Lima Park of Love is located next to the raging Pacific Ocean, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. The park is small in size but attracts visitors from all over the world. This is a good place for local young people to date and take wedding photos.

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Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana was built in the 5th century, about a thousand years before the Inca built the Machu Picchu.

Lima itself has many relics which are more ancient than the Incas. These ruins are scattered throughout the whole city, and Huaca Pucllana is located right in the heart of the modern Miraflores district.

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Cathedral of Lima

Cathedral

The Cathedral is located in the Plaza de Armas in the heart of the old town of Lima. It was built in 1535 by the Spanish colonial general Pizarro and completed in 1649. In 1991, the Cathedral was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Due to the years of architecture and renovation, the architectural art style is also diverse, with late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical styles.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Allpa Hotel and Suites , OR Similar

Day 2: Lima - Cusco

Summary of The Day

Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco.

On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free rest of the day. Stay in Cusco.

Note

1. The average altitude of Cusco is 3,640 meters. Most people will have altitude sickness when they arrive, but the symptoms usually disappear after a day or two.

2. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities, drink more water, and do not drink alcohol and caffeine on the first day.

3. Cusco is located in the plateau, with strong ultraviolet rays and large temperature difference between morning and evening. It is necessary to pay attention to sun protection and increase or decrease clothing with temperature.

Flight info

The flight ticket is not included in the tour fee, please book it yourself.

Suggested flight info :

LATAM LA 2013 departure time 07:37am - arrivel time 09:02am

LATAM LA 2023 departure time 08:10am - arrivel time 09:45am

LATAM LA 2121 departure time 09:00am - arrivel time10:35am

Avianca AV 807 departure time 06:35am - arrivel time 07:55am

Avianca AV 809 departure time 08:40am - arrivel time 09:59am

Sightseeing
Cusco

Cusco

The ancient city of Cusco is located in the rich valley of the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 3410 meters in the Peruvian Andes. In 1983, the ancient city of Cusco was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the name was Cusco Ancient City.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Taypikala Hotel Cusco Anden Inca , OR Similar

Day 3: Piscacucho - Huayllabamba

Summary of The Day

Let the big adventure begin!

After our hotel pick up we will go to Piscacucho (2,750 m/9,022 ft.), at Km. 82 on the tracks to enter the Inca Trail.

Our trip will start with a slow pace walk to get used to the trail.

We will be able to see the beautiful snowcapped Mountain Veronica and we’ll get to a natural viewpoint from where we will see the archaeological site of Llaqtapata.

Our first campsite will take place at Huayllabamba (3,000 m /9,842 ft.)

Note

Please bring your passport. The local authorities of Inca Trail will check the name on your passport and the name at the time of registration.

Hike Info

Distance: 12 km. / 7.45 mi.

Estimated time: 5-6 hrs.

Maximum altitude reached: 3,000 mt. / 9,842 ft.

Campsite: Huayllabamba (3,000 mt. / 9,842 ft.)

Highlights: Panoramic view of Llaqtapata and Veronica snowcapped mountain.

Sightseeing
Llactapata

Llactapata

"Llactapata" means "high city". The ancient building of Llactapata is located at an altitude of 2.840 meters above sea level, and the technology at that time is shocking even today.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Camping

Day 4: Huayllabamba - Llulluchapampa - Warmiwanusca - Pacaymayo

Summary of The Day

The most intense day of the Inca Trail is here so make sure to bring some extra sugary sweets in your pocket for extra energy.

We will walk through the Valley of Huayllabamba while we observe the ecological changes of going from the highlands to the plateau.

In Yunca Chimpa we start the ascent to Llulluchapampa (3,750 mt. / 12,303 ft.).

While we enjoy a refreshing snack, the Huayanay Valley is in front of us, and the challenge of the day: the defiant Warmiwañusca mountain pass (4,200 mt. / 13,799 ft.), also known as “Dead Woman” mountain pass.

If we are lucky we´ll get to see the beautiful hummingbirds and sparrows that live in the area.

Finally it is time to descend to our campsite in Pacaymayo (3,600 mt. / 11,811 ft.) for lunch and rest after this challenging day. 

Hike Info

Distance: 11 Km. / 6.83 mi.

Estimated time: 6-7 hrs.

Maximum altitude reached: 4,200 mt. / 13,799 ft.

Campsite: Pacaymayo (3,600 mt. / 11,811 ft.)

Highlights: Warmiwañusca mountain pass.

Sightseeing
Warmiwañusqa

Warmiwañusqa

Warmiwañusqa's English name is "Dead Woman's Pass". The reason for this is because the mountain looks like the silhouette of a woman looking up at the sky. As the name suggests, Dead Woman's Pass is also the most difficult place to conquer on the Inca Valley. She is located at 4,215 meters above sea level and has earned a “terrible reputation” among hikers.

Failure to cross this road would mean being defeated by this classic Peruvian trek and returning to Cusco without arriving at Machu Picchu.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Camping

Day 5: Runcuracay - Sayacmarca - Phuyupatamarca - Winaywayna

Summary of The Day

A day filled with archaeological sites in our trail, the longest but also the most impressive and least difficult day.

We will ascend to the Runcuracay mountain pass (3,860 mt. / 12,664 ft.) to see the archaeological complex of the same name to later continue to the Sayacmarca Inca fortress (3,580 mt. / 11,745 ft.).

After lunch, it’s time to cross the Phuyupatamarca mountain pass (3,700 mt. / 12,139 ft.).

In this area we will see the best preserved Inca complex in all the Inca Trail, whose name in English translates to “over the clouds”.

After a well deserved rest, we will continue to Wiñaywayna (2,650 mt. / 8,694 ft.), an impressive Inca complex with numerous agricultural terraces and religious and urban areas.

This will be end of the day for us; we will set camp and enjoy our farewell dinner. 

Hike Info

Distance: 16 km. / 9.93 mi.

Estimated time: 8 hrs. 

Maximum altitude reached: 3,860 mt. / 12,664 ft.

Campsite: Wiñaywayna (2,650 mt. / 8,694 ft.)

Highlights: Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna.

Sightseeing
Runcuracay

Runcuracay

Runcuracay is located on the Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu, at an altitude of less than 4.000 metres. Only those who choose to hike to the site of Machu Picchu can visit. The ruins are a circular building that was used as a post office or as a rest station. The ancient messengers stopped here to eat and rest for a while until they could continue their journey.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Camping

Day 6: Winaywayna - Intapunku - Machi Pichu

Summary of The Day

We are getting closer to our main objective.

We’ll get up at dawn to ascend through a narrow way of steps until we get to Intipunku or the Door of the Sun (2,720 mt. / 8,923 ft.) and get a first glance of Machu Picchu (2,450 mt. / 8,038 ft.) at sunrise, a memorable experience to capture in pictures.

We will then go down for a guided tour of the fortress and the opportunity to learn and see everything there is to see of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu in order to fully appreciate the visit.

Hike Info

Distance: 4km. / 2.48 mi.

Estimated time: 2 hrs.

Maximum altitude reached: 2,720 mt. / 8,923 ft.

Highlights: Intipunku and Machu Picchu.

Sightseeing
Intipunku

Intipunku

Intipunku is one of the most important archaeological buildings around the Machu Picchu site. It is the last section of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on a ridge southeast of Machu Picchu and is considered the “gate” of Machu Picchu.

It is located at an altitude of 2,745 meters. It used to be a fortress in the Holy Valley. It was guarded by the army. It was the main entrance to the southeast of Picchu from the ancient capital of the Inca, Cusco.

Here is the place where the sun rises throughout the Sacred Valley. The sun rises every summer solstice through the Puerta del Sol.

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is hidden between the jungles of the Andes. It is a lost ancient Inca city. It has been called the ancient city of Pompeii in South America and enjoys the reputation of “one of the Seven Wonders of the World”. In 1983, Machu Picchu was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the few cultural and natural heritages in the world.The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is all around us.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Ferré Machupicchu , OR Similar

Day 7: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Summary of The Day

Morning off.

Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability.

In an additional visit to Machu Picchu, we will be able to see the areas of the Intipunku or Door of the Sun, the Inca Trail entrance to the citadel.

For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance.

At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco and will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Cusco.

Meals
Hotel (included)
Taypikala Hotel Cusco Anden Inca , OR Similar

Day 8: Cusco - Home

Summary of The Day

Departure transfer.

Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Accommodations for 7 nights (3 nights camping)

    2. Meals:

    Day 1: meals are not included;

    Day 2: dinner included;

    Day 3-5: all meals included;

    Day 6-8: breakfast included.

    3. English-speaking tour guide

    4. Transfers among airport / hotel / bus station / train station / airport

    5. All camping equipment included.

Exclusions

    1. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    2. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Min. $10/person/day for tour guide and driver, $5/person each time for airport transfers) Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child/Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well.

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    4. Please note that City Pass and any attraction admission tickets purchased by yourselves are not allowed in the tour.

    5. Tour is not wheel chair accessible.

    6. Bookings shall include the passenger's full name, passport number & period of validit, nationality, age and birthdate.

    7. Minimum of 2 persons to enroll.

    8. Please make sure to book the flight arriving in Cusco in the morning so as not to postpone the itinerary. 

    9. Please provide your flight information at the time of booking. 

    10. If you have altitude sickness, please bring related medicine or enquire doctor before booking. 

    11. In all Machu Picchu Train services passenger may bring onboard a carry-on baggage. The checked allowance is:

    -Weight: 5kg/11lb.

    -Dimension: 158cm/62in

    12. Comfortable and light clothes are convenient when visiting coastal areas of Peru, while warmer clothes are required for stays in Andean mountain areas. 

    13. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting religious or official buildings. 

    14. Sun protection, sun glasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

    15. All rates are per person and apply only to foreign passengers.

    16. Prices may change without warning and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.

    17. Two full-sized beds per room. No additional bed for children, 3rd or 4th travelers. No smoking in hotels.

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1)Reducing the number of travelers

2)Canceling the entire order

3)Amending the itinerary

4)Rescheduling tour departure date

Cancellation/
change notice period
Service Charge
Itinerary starts in more than 31 day Refund 90% of the booking price
Itinerary starts in 15-30 days inclusive Refund 75% of the booking price
Itinerary starts in 8-14 days inclusive Refund 50% of the booking price
Itinerary starts in 7 or fewer days No refund available

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1)Increasing the number of travelers

2)Changing the names of those participating in the trip

3)Replacing the hotel or optional tours with a similar hotel or optional tour if they can still be confirmed

Modification
notice period
Service Charge
Itinerary starts in more than 7 days USD $50 will be charged for each order
Itinerary starts in fewer than 7 days No refund is available.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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? Q&A Ask Us

Please check the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Are the flight tickets included in the tour fee?
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The flight ticket is not included in the tour fee, please book it yourself. 

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What's the official language in Peru?
A

The official language is Spanish. Basic English is spoken at some tourist places like Cusco and Machu Picchu. 

Q
Do I need the visa for my Peru trip?
A

A tourist visa is not required for citizens of most countries in America and Western Europe. Check with the Peruvian diplomatic office in your country for more information.

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