Inca Trail and Amazon

Inca Trail and Amazon

Peru is a land of geographical complexity and striking beauty, with the marked contrast between the Andes Mountains, the arid Atacama Desert in the east, and the lush forests of the Amazon.

This tour is of the Inca Trail which follows the ancient Inca Paths through to the complex of Macchu Picchu. Any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. However, the second day of the trek is quite challenging as one heads up to an altitude of 4200m to the top of Dead Woman's Pass.



Inca Trail and Amazon Overview

Day-1: Lima

Day-2: Lima- Cuzco (B)

Day-3. Cuzco

Day-4: Sacred Valley - Ollyantaytambo (BL)

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU STARTS

Day-5: Chilca - Wayllabamba

Day-6: Wayllabamba - Pacamayu

Day-7: Pacamayu - Winayhuayna

Day-8: Winayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)

Day-9. Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado (BLD)

Day-10.Posada Amazonas (BLD)

Day-11. Posada Amazonas - Lima (B)

Day-12: Depart Lima (B)

Inca Trail and Amazon



Inca Trail and Amazon Detailed Itinerary

Day-1: Lima
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day-2: Lima - Cuzco (B)
Departure by plane to Cuzco. Arrival to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodation.

Day-3. Cuzco  (B)
Afternoon visit to the main ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, followed by a city tour of Cuzco.

Day-4: Sacred Valley - Ollyantaytambo (BL)
Full-day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Inca and then a visit to Ollantaytambo.

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU STARTS

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included - only breakfast on the final day)

Day-5: Chilca - Wayllabamba
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Chilca by bus, where you will meet the Quechua porters and have breakfast. Crossing over the turbulent Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica (5,900m/19,000ft) we will continue the expedition admiring the Llactapata archaeological site, and stopping at the Huayllabamba river for lunch. We will visit the archeological sites of Patallacta, Qente, and the valley of Cusichaca and the magical Polylepsis forest. Today the hike will last approximately 7 hours, arraign in camp around 17h00. Camp and dinner at 3,800 meters. Overnight on the trail.

Day-6: Wayllabamba - Pacamayu
Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude. We will see outstanding views east to the Huayanay peaks and west into the rugged Vilcabamba Range. After breakfast, we will continuously climb up through the first pass at 4,200 m/13,750 feet at Warmiwanusqa. Passing 3 ecological areas such as the Yunga, Quechua and Puna. we will climb 1000 metres in 5 hours. On the descent to the lunch spot, we will encounter a large number of stairs. After lunch, we will again climb about 500m in altitude before dropping again, about a further 400.Today camp and dinner near Pacamayu. Overnight on the trail.

Day-7: Pacamayu - Winayhuayna
Today is a much easier and shorter day. After breakfast, we will trek down through the valley of Pacamayu to the famous archaeological sites of Runquraqay. We will continue to the second pass and the restored town site of Sayaqmarka ("Town in a Steep Place") and explore the Sayaqmarka Ruins. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite roadway, traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will then descend to the magnificent archeological Phuyupatamarka ("cloud Level Town") and have lunch. We will then begin the decent to Winaywayna where a visit of the ruins and have dinner will conclude the day.

Day-8: Winayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)
Early morning wake up at 4:30 a.m. for breakfast and to begin the trek to be the first at the archaeological site of Macchu Picchu for the sunrise. We will descend rapidly from cloud forest into high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Intipunko "Gate of the Sun" to observe the sunrise over Macchu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We continue down to the royal road and at last the "Lost City of the Incas". A guided tour of the marvelous citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Circular Tower and the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the guided tour, transfer to Aguas Calientes onto the train station for your return train to Cuzco. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day-9. Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado (BLD)
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Maldonado situated at the confluence of the and Rivers. Depart on a 1 hour ride via Infierno road, followed by a 30 minute boat journey by motorized canoe to Posada Amazonas. During your voyage you may see bird such as: Black Skimmer, Pied Lapwing, Capped Heron, Jabiru Stork, Roadside Hawk, and several species of kingfishers. A short orientation and a complete briefing on the lodge and the Ecotourism Project before your afternoon activity, the canopy tower. Here, you will visit a 35 metre scaffolding tower that is only15 minutes walk from the lodge. Return to the lodge. A video about the forest of will be displayed after dinner.

Day-10.Posada Amazonas (BLD)
Early wake at dawn for a visit to the Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake. From here you will take a long, easy canoe ride around the lake looking for giant river otters, turtles, hoatzin, and wading birds. The giant river otters that are seen in Tres Chimbadas belong to a resident family of nine. Afternoon visit to the community's ethnobotanical center. Return to Posada Amazonas for dinner and overnight.

Day-11. Posada Amazonas - Lima (B)
Depart by boat back to the airport for your return flight back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel

Day-12: Depart Lima (B)

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Inca Trail and Amazon

Trail of Inca Ruins
Duration 12 Days
Best time All year
Accommodation Hotels and Lodges, Tents


Dates and Costs

All of these trips are arranged on a private basis. Costs vary based on the number of people.

For current prices

Inca Trail and Amazon

Price includes
8 night's accommodation in twin/double rooms at recommended hotels with private bathroom, including breakfast.
3 night's camping on the Inca Trail, including all meals.
All transfers with an escort.
All tours and excursions as per itinerary with an escort and/or local English speaking guides.
All meals as per itinerary.
Train tickets: Cusco - Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) - Cuzco in Vista dome class.
All entrance fees and tips, including the second day entrance to Machu Picchu.


Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.
Airport Taxes (see below)


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