Arrive at any time.
Early flight to Cusco. Free day for shopping and to explore the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Optional city tour.
Begin two days of guided biking excursions through the Sacred Valley, in the Maras, Moray, and Pisac areas, using Ollantaytambo as a base. Visit the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op and Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.
Our second day biking in the Sacred Valley. Expore the town of Maras, the archaeological site of Moray before heading down to the Salt mines (Las Salineras), ending in Urubamba.
Free day in Ollantaytambo for optional activities like visiting the ruins, horseback riding, or relaxing before embarking on the 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.
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.
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).
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.
Free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Spend the day travelling from Cusco to Puno by bus.
2-day kayaking excursion on Lake Titicaca, visiting Uros, Taquile, and Amantan islands, including a homestay in a small village.
Kayak to Llachon and visit the Uros islands before returning to Puno. Opt to visit a Sillustani burial site.
Fly back to Lima and enjoy a free evening for exploring or sampling some yummy seafood.
Depart at any time.