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

The trip exceeded our expectations. A very professional approach. Our guide Rene was fantastic and his insights into the history and culture added to the experience. The tour leader also ensured that World Expeditions environmental policies and practices were adhered to.

J. Macpherson NSW, Australia

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Trip Code: IJR
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
Countries: 
Next Trip:  19 August 2014
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price: $2,160.00 USD

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 US $ 500

*Prices listed are per person

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