Day 1: Arrival to Lima – Welcome to Peru!
Just cross the street when leaving the exit hall of the Airport. Your hotel is located only a few meters away on the Airport’s premises. Relax and get some rest for the next day.
Day 2: Flight to Cusco & Sacsayhuaman Ruins
Enter the Airport for your flight to Cusco (approx. 1:30 hour). Visit Sacsayhuaman, the majestic Inca Fortress overlooking Cusco. After a first introduction to the Inca’s history and a guided visit, you will have time to explore the vast site on your own.
After lunch, visit Cusco’s Main Square, get familiar with the streets of Cusco and admire its beautiful architecture.
Day 3: Hiking Pisac Ruins
Drive by private car to the village of Pisac (approx. 45 minutes’ total driving duration), experiencing the fantastic Andean landscape as you gradually descend to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop by a view point and enjoy the stunning view over snowcapped mountains.
Drive up the mountain for a great view over the Valley and today’s highlight, a guided visit of Pisac Ruins on the Mountain’s top. Leave the crowds at the top and hike down to the village with more ruins on the way (approx. 3 hours’ hiking).
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards you’ll have time to explore Pisac’s famous handicraft market before driving back to Cusco.
Day 4: Mountain biking to Moray & stunning Inca Salt Flats
Mountain bike (optional) to the archeological site of Moray with its perfectly round Inca terraces, also known as the “Inca Lab”. Continue to the Inca Salt Flats and marvel at over 4,000 salt ponds built by the pre-Inca over 800 years ago, where the locals still harvest salt in exactly the same way as their ancestors did.
After lunch, drive to your nearby located hotel in the Valley and replenish your energy for the Inca Trail the next day.
Day 5: Trekking Day 1 – Shaman’s Temple & Cusco’s Highest Waterfall
Get ready to be picked up and drive to the starting point of the trek to meet our staff, who will care for the meals, set up the camp for the night and lead the mules carrying your luggage. On the way, stop by the impressive “Temple of the Shamans”, an isolated and magical place only few visitors get to see.
Hike up the mountains overlooking the Sacred Valley (approx. 3 hours), passing by native communities and local farmers. Admire the highest waterfall of Cusco Department and various archaeological remains.
Enjoy a hot lunch prepared by your chef in the middle of nature and ascend further to the campsite (approx. 2 hours hike uphill), near a pre-Inca archaeological site with a fantastic view over the whole Valley.
After dinner, relax under starry sky and rest for the next day.
Day 6: Trekking Day 2 – Condor Viewpoint and Snowcapped Mountains
After a typical “mountain wake-up” and a hearty breakfast, get yourself ready to hike further up during 2 hours to the highest point of your trekking adventure (14,599 ft), rewarded by spectacular views on snowcapped mountains.
Hike down surrounded by the highest peaks of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the picnic spot for lunch and replenish your energy (1.5 hours hike, flat and downhill). You might be lucky enough to spot condors flying at the distance.
Follow your way downhill until reaching the campsite (approx. 3 hours) near the Sun Gate to Veronica Mountain, an isolated mystical place formerly used for rituals and part of the original Inca trail.
Day 7: Trekking Day 3 – Following the Mummies Trail & back to the Valley
After breakfast at the campsite, hike down following the holy trail of the mummies, adjacent to a vast Inca cemetery and admire original Inca tombs, some of them still containing mummies (approx. 4 hours hike downhill). Say goodbye to your team and continue to your nearby located hotel for a well merited shower and rest.
Day 8: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Early in the morning, met your specialized guide and drive to the train station to take the train to the starting point of your trekking adventure.
Start hiking up the mountain for about 2.5 – 3 hours to reach the Inca Trail and amazing site of “Wiñay Wayna” at 8,530 ft of altitude. Enjoy your box lunch and replenish your energy. From here, continue your way on original Inca Trail to the Sun Gate and entry point to Machu Picchu. If the weather is clear, you’ll be able to enjoy tremendous vies of Machu Picchu, the Urubamba River and other surrounding Inca Ruins.
Marvel at the World Wonder and enjoy your first undisturbed impression of Machu Picchu, when most visitors have already left for the day.
Take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Village – approx. 25 minutes). Enjoy a hot shower at your hotel and relax after dinner to replenish your energy for your guided visit of Machu Picchu the next day.
Day 9: The Sanctuary: Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain)
In early morning, meet your guide and drive up to the vast archaeological site of Machu Picchu for a guided visit. Climb challenging Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain) for a breathtaking view over the whole site.
Hop on the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch in a local restaurant. Then take the train to Ollantaytambo where your driver is waiting to get back to Cusco.
Day 10: Flight to Lima & Farewell
Enjoy some free time in Cusco to further explore. Then get picked up at your hotel and drive to Cusco Airport for your flight to Lima & Outbound flight.
Safe journey home & come back soon!