Inca Empire

Resort: Inca Empire
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Bolivia
Price From: £1375.20

Over View

From the bustling market-filled streets of La Paz to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the regions communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the worlds best known and challenging hikes, and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the regions largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service, and equipment.

Itineraries

Day 1
La Paz

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
La Paz

Visit the pre-Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco.

Day 3
La PazPuno

Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Day 4
PunoLake Titicaca

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 5
Lake TiticacaPuno

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 6
PunoCusco

Hop on the bus for a full day’s drive to Cusco.

Day 7
Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore the city’s museums and local markets. Choose to pre-book the optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour to see some of the ruins as well.

Day 8
CuscoOllantaytambo

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).

Day 9
Inca Trail

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.

Day 10
Inca Trail

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwausca, better known as Dead Womans 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.

Day 11
Inca Trail

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. Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiay Wayna ruins (forever young) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 12
Machu PicchuCusco

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 site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 13
Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Day 14
CuscoLima

Fly to Lima. Opt for a city tour or wander the neighbourhood of Miraflores.

Day 15
Lima

Depart at any time.

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