Lace up your boots for a South American adventure on Peru’s iconic Inca Trail, a route that combines intense hiking action with fascinating cultural discoveries. This guided tour will take you past the spellbinding ruins of Machu Picchu and the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain, through mysterious cloud forests and mesmerising wildlife. With time also set aside to explore artisanal markets rich with local colour, the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas and a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project, this action-packed experience perfectly captures the history, tradition and legend of this most magical of destinations.
Departures year round (except February)
from HKD 11,499 per person
- 7-Day Inca Trail Tour with G Adventures.
- Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op and lunch at Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.
- Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
- Machu Picchu guided tour.
- All relevant transfers.
- Accommodations and meals as indicated
- G Adventures representative in Cucso and specialist Inca Trail guide on hike.
- Single supplement is additional
- Return airfare from Hong Kong to Cusco.
Day 1 Arrive Cusco
The city attracts travellers who come not just to visit a unique destination but also to experience an age-old culture very different from their 20th century way of life; one could easily spend a week just in and around the area. Inca-built stone walls line most of the central streets and you don't have to go far to see other major Inca ruins. It is a city steeped in history, tradition and legend.
Day 2 Sacred Valley / Ollantaytambo
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit a Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op, the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (market days only) and the large ruin site of Ollantaytambo that lies adjacent to the town of the same name where we catch our breath and prepare for the hike ahead.
Day 3 Inca Trail:
The 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is physically challenging but worthwhile, and the excursion is within the ability of most reasonably fit people. It is a 44km (27 mile) hike, with three high passes to be crossed, one of which reaches an elevation of 4200m (13,776 ft).
You'll trek through beautiful scenery with a variety of flora, changing with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
Day 4 Inca Trail:
Climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4198m (13,769ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Day 5 Inca Trail:
Cross two more passes and more ruins along the way. The first pass is at 3998m (13,113ft) where, on a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. You'll hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day where you walk through original Incan constructions. The highest point of this pass is 3700m (12,136ft). On a clear day, enjoy the views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3650m (11,972ft) you'll reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the 'Town Above the Clouds'. We either camp here or an hour and half further along, near the Wiñay Wayna ruins (Forever Young).
Day 6 Inca Trail:
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before the sun rises. When the morning is clear, you soak in your first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu as the mist rises off the mountains and the sun begins to illuminate the site. Hike down to Machu Picchu about 45 minutes more where you'll have a guided tour of the site and free time to explore.
Day 7 Depart Cusco (1B)
Depart at any time. Note: Return flight to Lima can be arranged if requested.