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Trek Inca Trail - Machu Picchu



Depart London

We depart on our flight to Peru


Arrive Peru

We land in the breathtaking Andean city of Cusco (3,300m). We transfer to our central hotel and have the rest of the day to relax & enjoy one of the most celebrated cities in South America. We then re-group in the evening for a welcome meal & briefing on the days ahead.


Cusco - 8 km / 4 hours

Today, we have an acclimatisation walk above Cusco to the ruins of Saksayhuaman to help us adapt to the altitude in preparation for the Inca Trail. The rest of the day will be free to explore a little more of this exciting city before spending a second night in our hotel in the centre of Cusco.


Inca Trail - 13 km / 6 hours

We start early, transferring after breakfast at the hotel, to the start of the challenge passed Ollantaytambo at Kilometre 82. We trek along the banks of the Urubamba River until we reach the magnificent ruins of Llactapata where our tents and hot drinks will be waiting for us. After enjoying an evening meal together we will retire early in preparation for tomorrow’s trek.


Huayllabamba - Pacasmayo - 16 km / 7 hours

Possibly the hardest day of the trek, we rise early and head to the highest point of the trail, the impressive Warmiwanusca (Dead Woman’s Pass at 4270m), with striking views into the valley. We then descend into the Pacasmayo valley and settle in our camp for the night.


Pacasmayo - Winay Wayna - 21 km / 8 - 9 hours

Today we climb again, passing the Inca ruins of Runcu Raccay and on to the next pass with spectacular views of the Vilcabamba range. Walking on a well-preserved Inca pathway, we reach the Sayacmarca ruins, allowing plenty of time for a tour of the site. We continue along the ridge, up to the Phuyupatamarca ruins before a steep, downhill Inca staircase brings us into the cloud forest and the outstanding site of Winay-Wayna, which we explore before heading into our camp. 


Machu Picchu - 9.5 km / 3 hours

We rise early today as the early morning sun lights up the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins from the ‘Inti Punku’ or ‘Door of the Sun’. From here, we descend to the world’s most famous ruins built in the 15th century, where we will have a guided tour. In the afternoon we continue to the town of Aguas Calientes and return by train to Cusco, ready for an early night.



Today, we have a free day to look around Cusco. Optional extras include visiting the Pisac ruins, going white water rafting or relaxing in the city before meeting up in the evening to celebrate our challenge achievement together, well into the night!  


Depart Cusco

We take a domestic flight to Lima and connect with our international flight back to the UK. 

DAY 10

Arrive UK

We arrive back to the UK. 


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