Day 1: Fly from London Heathrow Airport to Lima.
Day 2: Onward flight to Cusco - the centre of the ancient Inca empire.
Day 3: The day is free to enjoy Cusco and acclimatise and to prepare kit for the trek ahead.
Day 4: A second full day in Cusco to acclimatise to the altitude.
Day 5: Cusco to Wayllabamba (12km)
The first day of the trek is relatively easy and serves as training for the days to follow. You'll also get a good view over the extensive Inca ruins of Llactapata.
Day 6: Wayllabamba to Pacamayo (12km)
After a day of trekking you'll arrive at the last official campsite before Machu Picchu.
Day 7: Pacamayo to Wiñay Wayna (15km)
From Pacamayo it takes about an hour to climb up to the ruins of Runkuracay. From then on the path descends into magnificent rainforest full of orchids, hanging mosses, tree ferns and flowers, passing through an impressive Inca tunnel, carved into the rock, on the way.
Day 8: Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu (5km)
The trail from the campsite to Machu Picchu is clearly marked and takes about 1½ hours. When you arrive at the ruins you'll have plenty of time to take photos of Machu Picchu from the classic view point. Return to Cusco.
Day 9: Full days rest at the Hotel
Day 10: Optional days rafting or a full day to explore Cusco
Day 11: Morning in Cusco and transfer to the airport for your home bound flight
Day 12: Land at Heathrow Airport
The Inca Trail is Peru's best known hike, combining a stunning combination of Inca ruins, magnificent mountains and exotic vegetation. The trail goes over high mountain passes with unforgettable views, through the rainforest, and finally into subtropical vegetation.
The legendary Inca Trail takes you through the diverse wilderness of the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, passing numerous Inca ruins on the magnificent stone highway before descending to the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. The 45 km trek is covered in 4 days, arriving at Machu Picchu at daybreak on the final day before returning to Cusco by train in the afternoon.
The trek is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person will be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, you will be carrying your own personal equipment (porters carry group equipment including tents, stoves and food etc) and altitudes of 4200m are reached.
The 4 day trek is lead by an English speaking professional guide and takes you along the magnificent Inca trail. The trail undulates through high mountain passes with spectacular views of Peru’s beautiful landscape and historic sites. You then arrive at the ruins of the Machu Picchu’s Historical Sanctuary at day break giving you a full day to explore.
The cost of the trip is £2,350. There is a £250 trip deposit (non-refundable or transferable) to book your trip. The remaining balance is payable in several manageable instalments between the time of booking and the time of departure.
The price is all inclusive; including B+B accommodation, international & domestic flights, hotel transfers, guides, cooks and all food & group equipment. The price also covers the local training event in May.
Costs not included are travel insurance and lunch/dinners Cusco,
We have two Summer 2020 scheduled expeditions and the trip dates are:
15th June to 26th June 2020.
17th August to 28th August 2020
Each trip will have a minimum group size of 6 and a maximum of approximately 18 participants.
We aim to have a team of approximately 12-15 clients for our Machu Picchu expedition. The group will be decided on a first come, first served basis.
Location: Peru, South America
Dates: June and August 2020
Duration: 12 days
Cost: £2,350 (inc. expedition, flights hotel etc.)