10D/9N From only $2626 per person

If you prefer an active pace and wish to experience Peru through thrilling adventures, this trip may be just what you are looking for. Join us for a 10-day excursion packed with excitement and exploration on which you will be immersed in thousands of years of this country's culture. Visit Cusco and the Sacred Valley, where you will embark on a whitewater rafting thrill ride down the Urubamba River and take in the abundant beautiful scenery and wildlife. Spend 4 days hiking the legendary Inca Trail en route to the famed ruins of Machu Picchu and absorb its rich history. Once you reach the ruins, you will have time to explore to your heart's content and choose from trails that lead travellers of all activity levels to breathtaking views of the ruins and the surrounding Andes. This trip will allow you to experience Cusco's truly unique and most significant cultural phenomenon by putting you in the heart of it all.

Day 1 : Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, you will be escorted to the Wyndam Costa Del Sol Airport Hotel, located adjacent to the terminal.

Day 2 : Lima - Cusco - Urubamba Valley

After your flight to Cusco, you will be met at the airport and driven to Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will be dropped off at your hotel with time to explore the surrounding area.

Overnight Hacienda del Valle, daily breakfast included - 2 nights. 

Day 3 : Urubamba River Rafting

Transfer to Huambutio for a full day of rafting down the Urubamba River.

After a 30-minute orientation, you will put in the Urubamba river where you will experience amazing views and thrilling but manageable class 2 and 3 rapids.

A picnic lunch is included.

Day 4 : Inca Trail Trek 

From the Sacred Valley you will be picked up by your guide and set off for your first-class trek to Machu Picchu along the legendary Inca Trail. Your private, bilingual and highly experienced guide will lead you to Machu Picchu. The trek will be fully-supported with porters and camp cook. Your guides will also be there to point out the beautiful intricacies of the Peruvian Andes, while giving you the cultural and historical context needed to fully immerse yourself in the wonder of the Inca Trail.

Early departure from your hotel by bus to Chilca in the Sacred Valley, where the trek begins.  Following the left bank of the Urubamba River, you arrive at Llactapata, the first archaeological remains along the Inca trail, at 2,303 m. (7,550 ft.).  Your staff will set up camp. Dinner at camp

Day 5 : Inca Trail Trek:  Llactapata - Llulluchapampa

Breakfast at camp. Hike to the village of Huayllabamba. The trail winds steeply, cutting through dense vegetation, reaching a meadow.  Camp at Llulluchapampa before the first pass.  Breathtaking views of Mount Huayanay.  Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 6 :  Inca Trail Trek: Llulluchapampa - Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarca

Breakfast at camp. After a 2-hour hike, reach Warmiwañuska pass, the highest point of the journey at 4,050 m. (13,276 ft.).  Descend the trail to Pacaymayo River and then the trail climbs to the second pass at Runkuraqay from where the Vilcabamba and Urubamba mountains are visible. Next, hike along a paved Inca road to the ruins of Runkuracay and Sayacmarca. Walk down a stone staircase to Phuyupatamarca ruins. Dinner and overnight at camp. 

Day 7 : Inca Trail Trek:  Phuyupatamarca - Machu Picchu

Breakfast at camp. The trail descends down a vertiginous slope along a remarkable set of stone Inca steps for approximately 3 hours to the ruins of Wiñaywayna, a beautiful Inca site in the middle of a dense forest. A 2-hour hike leads to Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) which overlooks the awesome Machu Picchu. Transfer by shuttle bus to the town of Aguas Calientes. Overnight at your Machu Picchu hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included today.

Overnight El Mapi Hotel, breakfast included. 

Day 8 : Machu Picchu - Cusco

You'll be met at your hotel this morning by your guide and return on the 25-minute 'zig-zag' shuttle bus to Machu Picchu. Set off to explore the walls, plazas, palaces, stairways, temples, and terraces of Machu Picchu. After a buffet lunch served at the Sanctuary Lodge, you'll be free to explore this enchanting place on your own. Lunch included.

Those in good physical shape (and a strong head for heights) may wish to hike the very steep trail to the top of Huayna Picchu for outstanding views of the entire region. You may wish to explore Aguas Calientes where there are some small restaurants, a market, and some hikes. Shuttle bus tickets and entrance fee included today.

In due time, return to the Machu Picchu train station for departure. Depart on the train for the return journey to Poroy Station, just outside Cusco. You will be met at the train station in Cusco and transferred to your hotel. 

Overnight Rumi Punku Hotel, daily breakfast included - 2 nights. 

Day 9 : Mountain Biking Tour of the Cusco Ruins

After picking up the necessary equipment, you will then depart by bus to Tambomachay ruins where the biking tour starts. Downhill biking to the Templo de la Luna (Moon Temple) and Qenqo. The ride ends at Sacsayhuaman, famous for its cosmic energy. Along the way, your guide will fill you in on the historical and cultural context of the region.

Day 10 : Cusco - Lima

Take the morning to explore Cusco on your own, then in the afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Cusco Airport for your flight to Lima, in time for your international departure.

Price from $2,626.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 10
Nights 9
Includes:

1 nights Wyndham Costa del Sol Hotel Lima Airport, breakfast included

2 nights Hacienda del Valle, breakfast included

1 night El MaPi Hotel, dinner and breakfast included

2 nights Rumi Punku Hotel, breakfast included

Urubamba River Rafting (small group)

3-night Inca Trail Trek (includes private guide and trekking staff, camping equipment [sleeping tent, dining tent with table/chairs, toilet tent, cooking gear, first-aid kit], meals per itinerary, snacks and beverages, Vistadome train tickets, Inca Trail Permit, private Machu Picchu tour, entrance fee and shuttle bus tickets)

Half-day Cusco and nearby ruins mountain biking (private)

Airport-hotel transfers

Excludes:

International and domestic airfare

Ramada Airport Hotel

Costa Del Sol Wyndham Airport Hotel

Conveniently located adjacent to the airport terminal, this modern hotel features 130 rooms, restaurant, bar, business center, wireless internet.
Sonesta Posadas

Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Yucay

A former 18th-century colonial-style monastery located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Sol y Luna

Sol Y Luna Hotel

Located in the Urubamba valley, 10 minutes from picturesque town of Yucay. The hotel has 14 bungalows, swimming pool, restaurant and pub.
Tambo Del Inka Resort

Tambo Del Inka Resort & Spa Valle Sagrado

Situated on the edge of the Urubamba River, this deluxe hotel offers refined dining, a therapeutic spa, and premier fitness center, along with an emerald lagoon and blooming riverside gardens.
El Mapi

El Mapi Hotel

El Mapi is a modern, simple hotel located in the heart of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), convenient to the restaurants and shops in town.
Inkaterra MP

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

This unique boutique hotel comprises a "pueblo" of 85 luxurious whitewashed bungalows nestled into the terraced hillside within 12 secluded acres of lush cloudforest.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

The only hotel located adjacent to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Sonestas Posadas

Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Cusco

Renovated in 2010 featuring modern décor and a fine dining restaurant serving classic Peruvian cuisine. Conveniently located to the Plaza de Armas.
Aranwa Cusco

Aranwa Cusco Hotel

Located 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas in a colonial 16th-century mansion. Hotel facilities include restaurant and bar.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Located close to the main square, this former monastery and national monument since 1592 is one of Cusco's finest hotels.

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