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Trace the footsteps of an ancient civilisation as you trek the Inca Trail.
This adventure takes you through a range of diverse scenery, from deep valleys and high mountain paths, through cloud forest and among spectacular snow-capped peaks. Experience that once-in-a-lifetime moment as you reach the Sun Gate and catch your first glimpse of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu.
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Overnight flight to Lima via Bogotá. (N)
Late morning arrival. Transfer to the José Antonio hotel for an overnight stay. Afternoon tour of Lima’s historic and colonial centre. (B)
Morning flight to Cuzco and continue to the Sacred Valley for a 2-night stay in La Casona de Yucay. (B)
Day at leisure. Optional visit to Ollantaytambo fortress or the small town of Maras and the amphitheatre-like terracing of Moray. (B)
Start your 4-day hike along the ancient Inca Trail. This is an arduous but rewarding adventure, passing spectacular scenery as you journey up mountain passes, through woodland and down steep valleys. Walk the Inca staircase and climb to Dead Woman’s Pass at 4,200 metres against a backdrop of snow-covered peaks. You will set up camp each night. We recommend that you have a good level of fitness in order to walk the Inca Trail as it can be strenuous in places. (B, L, D)
Enter the site at dawn through the Sun Gate and watch the sun rise over the Lost City of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins before an afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at El Mapi. (B, D)
Morning at leisure or option to further explore the ruins. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco on the Vistadome train. Transfer to the characterful El Retablo hotel for 2 nights. Alternatively, upgrade to the superior El Mercado Tunqui for £50pp. (B)
Half-day tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral and the pretty San Blas quarter. (B)
Morning at leisure before flying to Lima and home via Bogota.(B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
You will be trekking between 6 and 8 hours a day. You will sleep in comfortable North Face tents on inflatable mattresses with thermal sleeping bags. Porters will carry your luggage and camping equipment. All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are provided.
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