Andes Adventure

I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia

Classic Inca Trail

This classic trek along the historic Inca Trail is considered by many to be one of the great short treks of the world, and is a superb introduction to trekking in the Andes. Importantly, we spend ample time in Cusco and the Sacred Valley whilst acclimatising to the altitude before heading out onto the trail. Our Inca Trail itinerary differs from most as we avoid the busier camp sites. We ascend the jungle trails and cloud forest to appreciate the panorama of Andean peaks that would have inspired the Inca people as we make our way to Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the exhilaration of the first sighting of these enigmatic ruins. Rather than heading back to Cusco we spend a night in Aguas Calientes, and this vitally gives us the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu at its best, early the following morning before the crowds arrive. Both pre and post the trek we have time to explore the Cusco we know so well, delving into a selection of Spanish taverns, cathedrals and colourful Andean markets.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Lima
DAY 2 Fly to Cusco
DAY 3 Sightseeing in Cusco
DAY 4 Drive to Sacred Valley of the Incas
DAY 5 Day walks in Sacred Valley
DAYS 6/8 Commence trek along Inca Trail
DAY 9 Complete trek, arrive Machu Picchu
DAY 10 At Machu Picchu, afternoon train to Ollantaytambo, drive to Cusco
DAY 11 In Cusco
DAY 12 Fly to Lima where trip concludes

traveller reviews

I can't speak highly enough about this tour, especially the guides. It was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.

V Smith New Zealand

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Trip Code: IJR
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
Next Trip:  31 March 2015
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price: $2,640.00 AUD

Per Person

Your trip price includes:
Park & entry fees valued at: $190 USD
No local payments required
Just 4 U
Options & Supplements*
Alternative Inca Trail Surcharge Minimum 2 people AU $ 650

*Prices listed are per person

Countries we visit
we are also associated with:
Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
The Himalayan Trust UK