May 13th to May 23, 2022

An Inspired Travel Adventure to Machu Picchu ~ Inca Trail Hike

This itinerary offers a captivating blend of Peru’s archaeological and cultural treasures. Retrace the steps of the Inca on a four-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. One of the world’s best-known hikes, it rewards those willing to break a sweat with breathtaking views of ruins and cloud forests. The hike is run through G Adventures, which ensures fair treatment of the porters and quality gear.

If a 4-day hike is not for you, check out the Inca Train Itinerary with a 1-day hike option by clicking the button below.

Hiking Tour Package Includes

7 Nights of Accommodations at these locally owned upgraded hotels or similar

  • 4 Nights at Antigua Miraflores, Lima
  • 2 Nights at Hotel Taypikala, Cusco
  • 1 Nights at San Agustin, Urubamba

Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days) including Trail Permit

Guided visit of Machu Picchu

Lunch at the Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

3 Nights of Camping on the Inca Trail

  • A crew of professional local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike.

Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit

Round Trip Flights Lima to Cusco

Sacred Valley guided tour including pottery making demonstration

17 Meals (10 breakfast, 4 lunch, 3 dinners)

Local Professional guide fluent in English, Spanish and Quechua

Arrival and departure transfers in Lima

The Itinerary

Inspired Travel Adventure to Machu Picchu

May 13th

Arrive in Peru

Arrive at the hotel anytime and take the rest of the day to explore Lima at your leisure.

May 14th

Lima

Explore the Miraflores district of Lima at your leisure. Walk the Malecón boardwalk overlooking the ocean, shop at high-end Larcomar or visit Huaca Pucllana the site of the only remaining pre-Inca ruins in Miraflores. Join the group for a welcome dinner.

May 15th

Lima

Opt to join the group on a tour of the historic downtown Lima or maybe enjoy a cooking class in this world-renowned culinary city. Meet up in the evening for a group meeting before departing for Cusco in the morning.

May 16th

Cusco

Hop on a flight to Cusco. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city, and getting used to the altitude.

May 17th

Sacred Valley

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

May 18th

Inca Trail Day 1

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins. Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.

May 19th

Inca Trail Day 2

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

May 2oth

Inca Trail Day 3

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds."

May 21st

Machu Picchu / Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the Machu Picchu, before your train back to Cusco.

May 22nd

Cusco / Lima

Fly back to Lima and enjoy the last night in the city.

May 23rd

Flight home.

Tour is finished. Depart anytime.

Pricing & Additional Information

Rates

Double Occupancy – $2695 CAD per person (sharing a room)*

Single Occupancy -$3259 CAD per person (your own room)*

*If do not have a roommate, we can match you with a suitable roommate of the same gender and there will not be a single supplement charge.

*Single occupancy room option is limited.

A deposit of $400 is due at the time of booking. 

Final payment of $2259 due March 1st, 2022. Flexible payment plans available,  Please ask for more details.

Deposit is non-refundable unless the tour is cancelled by Inspired Travel Adventures.

If the 14-day quarantine is still in effect in Canada and or Peru on December 21st, 2021 the trip will be cancelled and you will receive a refund of your deposit minus a $30 administrative fee.

Tour Supplier: G Adventures. G Adventures’ Terms and Conditions and Inca Trail Terms and Conditions apply to this itinerary.

Group Size

Minimum of 8 people

Maximum of 16 people

Activity Level

Demanding high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Meals Not Listed
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Tours & Activities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Out of country medical insurance is required by all travelers. Proof will be required. We strongly recommend trip cancellation and interruption insurance as a way to protect your travel investment. We would be happy to provide a quote through Manulife at your request.

Flights

Flights can be book through Inspired Travel Adventures or on your own.  Please do not book any flights until the tour is confirmed. 

About the Accommodations

All hotels are locally owned and operated 4-star accommodations (except 1 night in the Sacred Valley at 3-star hotel) Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels) We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Passport and Entry Requirements

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Changes in entry requirements to Peru are subject to change.  A Visa is not required for Canadian or US citizens.

Inca Trail Itinerary Notes

In effort to support the rights of the porters on the Inca Trail, we would like ensure that they never exceed the weight limit for their packs as set out by the Peruvian authorities. Porters are allowed to carry no more than 6kg of personal belongings per hiker That means that including your sleeping bag, toiletries, clothing, etc, you are allowed a total weight of 6kg for the hike which will be carried in a duffle bag provided by the local G Adventures office. Any additional weight must then be carried by you in your day pack. To help achieve this goal we recommend that you carry travel sized toiletries, that you bring sport sandals that can be worn with socks (which are lighter than running/walking shoes) and that you limit electronics to those that you are willing to carry. Any additional baggage can be left in Cusco, but is advised that you bring anything of value (eg. money, passport, credit cards, camera, etc) with you on the trek.

Travel Health & Covid 19 Precautions (Subject to change)

Group Private Transportation

  • Each traveller will have a daily assigned seat on private vehicles
  • Hand-sanitizer and a mask will be required every time you board the vehicle
  • Facial coverings will be recommended while on-board

Accommodations

  • Daily deep cleaning and disinfecting of all surface areas inside your room with extra cleaning on light switches, door handles, TV remotes, and thermostats
  • No hotel staff will enter your room after it has been cleaned
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public restrooms and all surfaces in public areas. This might include the closure of public spaces such as gyms, bars, restaurants, and meeting rooms for periods throughout the day
  • Wherever possible, we will stay on the lower floors to limit elevator use
  • Hotels will implement physical distancing protocols in line with local regulations

Peru Rail Train 

  • Precautions will be followed in adherence to local health and safety regulations to keep our travellers safe and sound.

Meals 

  • Wherever possible, we will reserve separate tables or private rooms at the restaurants we visit and opt for more “al fresco” opportunities when we can.
  • Breakfasts may be “grab and go” boxes
  • We will be avoiding family-style or self-serve buffets for meals. 

Personal Health Measures

Please note inoculations may be required. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.

We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that parts of this itinerary are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.  Please refer to the Physical Ratings. 

Please note your Adventure travels to high altitude. This is medically defined as anything over 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Most people can travel to 8,000 feet with minimal effects. However, everyone reacts to altitude differently and altitude sickness can on set with some people irrespective of fitness and age. For details on how to best prepare and what to do in the unlikely event you are affected on your Adventure, please consult your physician.

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