Speedy Gonzales - 10 days

FROM USD $2,149

Uncover the highlights of the Inca Empire with this tour of Peru’s ancient cities. Trek through stunning mountain scenery and watch daybreak over Machu Picchu on this unforgettable journey.

Day 1: Lima
Welcome to Peru and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival to your hotel in Lima the afternoon offers free time for you to explore the city. This evening our group welcome meeting takes place. Overnight - Lima
La Compania de Jesus church in Cuzco, with a water feature in the foreground
Days 2 - 4: Cuzco
A short flight high into the Andes over spectacular mountain scenery brings us to the former Inca capital of Cuzco, which means ‘navel of the earth’ in the language of Quechua. Enjoy an orientation walking tour of this enchanting city. With a mostly indigenous population, Cuzco is a fantastic place to see Inca architecture with massive walls and building foundations. Wander around the Plaza de Armas, dominated by the Cathedral and La Compañia de Jesus Church, and through the cloistered arcades housing fine restaurants, bars and shops. Explore the city’s amazing churches, colonial buildings, picturesque streets and the ceremonial fortress of Sacsayhuaman that overlooks the city on top a hill. For the adventurous, try our hand at white water rafting, horse riding, mountain biking or canoeing.

We later spend a full day visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Pisac ruins are perched on a hilltop with incredible views of the snow-capped mountains whilst the traditional Indian market of the same name is famous for its colourful atmosphere. Practise your bartering skills and pick yourself up some wonderful souvenirs. Continuing along the valley we reach the temple fortress of Ollantaytambo. Here, enormous Inca terracing is constructed on the side of a steep mountain. Overnight - Cuzco
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The ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru - a must see on any Peru Tour
Days 5 - 6: Inca Trail
Today we start the trek of a lifetime along the ancient Inca Trail. After a briefing with your tour leader, we depart early the following morning. Day 1 of the trek is a relatively easy walk of 13km and will prepare you for the trail’s highest pass, Warmiwanusca, at a height of 4,200m! The name translates as ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ and we’ll reach it by lunch time on the second day of our trek. After the high pass we follow the trail downhill as it winds its way along old Inca stairs. Trekking on the third day we visit the ruins of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca with an overnight stop at Winay-Wayna. We rise early the next morning for the final walk to Machu Picchu where we greet sunrise over the famous ‘Sun Gate’. Explore this fabled lost Inca city on your own or simply take in the magnificence of the place. Discover the cloud-shrouded ruins of palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation. Overnight - Inca Trail (2) (B:1, L:2, D:2)
Girls hiking the Inca trail up to Machu Picchu in Peru
Days 7 - 8: Machu Picchu & The Sun Gate
Today, we visit the ruins of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca with an overnight stop at Winay-Wayna. We rise early the next morning for the final walk to Machu Picchu where we greet sunrise over the famous ‘Sun Gate’. Explore this fabled lost Inca city on your own or simply take in the magnificence of the place. Discover the cloud-shrouded ruins of palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation.

Towards the end of the day you’ll have the chance to relieve those tired muscles with a trip to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes. You’ll also have time to meander through the markets before returning to Cuzco by train. If you are not participating in the trek you will spend your time in Cuzco enjoying the many activities on offer and travel to Machu Picchu by train. Overnight - Inca Trail (1), Cuzco (1) (B:2, L:1, D:1)
Brightly coloured goods on sale at a Peruvian market
Day 9: Cuzco - Lima
Cuzco - Lima. This morning you will be transferred to Cuzco airport for your flight to Lima, also known as the "City of the Kings". Here you will be met and transferred to our hotel for one more night. You then have a free afternoon for last minute sightseeing and shopping. Overnight - Lima
Day 10: Lima
Today our exciting adventure comes to an end. If your flight doesn't leave till later in the day consider some final sightseeing our souvenir shopping. Happy Travels!

Inca Trail , Lares Trek or Machu Picchu by Train

If you have always dreamed of trekking the Inca Trail you will need to book your trip in advance (4 months is ideal) as the number of Inca Trail permits is limited to 500 per day. Booking early gives us the best opportunity for securing one of these permits.

When booking your tour with us we'll need your full name as it appears in your passport, date of birth, nationality and passport number. With this information we can then apply for a permit.

If the Inca Trail is unavailable, you can opt to hike the Lares Trek. With its breathtaking passes, glacial lakes and hot springs, this less crowded option, which also ends with a full day’s visit to Machu Picchu, is thought to be equally if not more spectacular than the Inca Trail. Alternatively you could also choose to spend your time in Cuzco and take a day trip to Machu Pichhu by train.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Lima / Ends in: Lima
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:3, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 3
  • Hotel Rating: 6 nights simple hotels/guest houses, 3 nights trekking/camping
  • Tour Guide: Yes - local guide on the Inca Trail and in the Jungle
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