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9 Day itinerary in Peru, South America

Lindsey, Zachary, Leah - Inca Trail Trek Version

Hi, I'm Lindsey, the voice behind the blog Have Clothes, Will Travel. I’m from Wisconsin, but I’ve had the pleasure of living in and traveling throughout South America. I’ve been to Peru multiple times and have fallen in love with this incredible country. The adventures are endless, the food divine,... Read More

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By Flormely, Fiorella and Sonia

Overview

Physical Difficulty

Average
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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

Tour Guide

starting point

Cusco

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Hiking

Meet local people

Historic & cultural landmarks

Outdoors & Nature

Start / End

Highlights

1

Cusco walking city tour

2

Visit Maras / Moray & Misminay

3

4-day Inca Trail trek

4

Rainbow Mountain Full Day trek

Itinerary

High End ($$$) expand_more

Day 1 - Nov 11, 2022

place Arrival Day & Half Day Walking City Tour

08:55 Transfer from the Airport to the Antigua Casona San Blas. 14:00 HD WALKING CITY TOUR Take a tour of Cusco, the imposing Imperial City, an example of the harmonious coexistence between the Andean and Spanish cultures. You will start with a visit to the Main Plaza, where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city. Then, you will continue by foot until you reach the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, on which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. Your tour will finish with a visit to the Bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, also known as ¿the artists' district¿, cradle of well-known folk artisans, with its narrow and winding streets and its popular art and knick-knacks shops.

Guide: Included for the day

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Antigua Casona San Blas
Day 2 - Nov 12, 2022

place Maras / Moray & Misminay

You will head in the direction of the Maras salt mines, an amazing place where the finest salt in the world is extracted: Maras salt. On the way, you will make a stop at the Raqchi viewpoint, from where you will have an impressive view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Then, you will visit the Misminay community. Upon arrival, the villagers will give you a warm welcome with music and typical dances. There, you will be able to learn about the Andean families' lifestyle, by sharing some of their daily activities with them. Then, you will enjoy a delicious and traditional lunch prepared with local products. You will continue with a visit to Moray, a fascinating archeological site with huge concentric terraces, which the Incas used as a botanical laboratory.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Antigua Casona San Blas
Day 3 - Nov 13, 2022

place Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu (Day 1 - CUSCO - HUAYLLABAMBA)

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and transferred to Ollantaytambo, where you will have time to do some last-minute shopping before starting your trek. You will then head to Piscacucho community, at Km. 82, where you will find the starting point of your excursion. You will take the course and walk about 3 hours along the Urubamba River, enjoying unparalleled landscapes and beautiful wildlife along the route. You will arrive to Willca Racay at the archaeological complex of Llaqtapata, where you will have some time to enjoy and appreciate the ruins have lunch and rest before continuing with your walk. You will resume the journey to ascend to the community of Huayllabamba, where the camp will be established, Hike: 5.5 hours approx. Total walking distance: 12 km Minimum height: 2700 masl Maximum height: 3000 masl Difficulty ranking: 2 of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Camping
Day 4 - Nov 14, 2022

place Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu (Day 2 - HUAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYO)

After a healthy breakfast, you will begin to ascend towards the first and highest pass of the Warmiwañusca route (4215 m.a.s.l.), from where you will have a spectacular view of the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges. This ascent will take you almost all morning, arriving at Lllulluchapata at lunchtime. After having time to rest and eat, you will continue your walk to Pacaymayo, where the camp will be set up at 3600 mts, basically the most challenging day of the walk. Hike: 8 hours approx. Total walking distance: 11 km Minimum height: 3000 mts Maximum height: 4215 mts Difficulty ranking: 2 of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Pacaymayo Valley Campsite
Day 5 - Nov 15, 2022

place Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu (Day 3 - PACAYMAYO - WIÑAYWAYNA)

Your third day of trekking will begin with an ascent to the second step, Runcuracay, which is a little lower than the first one (4000 mts). Then, you will descend for a couple of hours to Phuyupatamarca, where you can rest and have lunch surrounded by the beauty of the place. At the end of your lunch, you will continue your journey to Wiñaywayna, enjoying the view of the snowy mountains and the valley as you go. Finally, you will arrive at the area where you will camp, This day is the longest of the entire walk, passing thought cloud forests and visiting few archeological sites built by The Incas. Hike: 9 hours approx. Total walking distance: 16 km Minimum height: 2650 mts Maximum height: 4000 mts Difficulty ranking: 4 of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Camping
Day 6 - Nov 16, 2022

place Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu (Day 4: WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU)

Your last day will also start very early and with an energetic breakfast. The journey will start towards Inti Punku, or Sun Gate, from where you will have an impressive view of Machu Picchu. You will walk a little more, and you will find yourself inside Machu Picchu, where, after a short break, your guide will explain the history, organization, and mysteries of the place. At the end of the almost 2-hour tour, you will board the bus that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have the option of walking around town or having lunch, as you prefer. Hike: 3 hours approx. Total walking distance: 6 km Minimum height: 2400 mts Maximum height: 2700 mts Difficulty ranking: 2 of 5

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: El MaPi Hotel byInkaterra
Day 7 - Nov 17, 2022

place Machu Picchu Archaeological complex & Return to Cuzco

07:00 Visit the Machu Picchu archeological complex (circuit #4) with local private guide 16:22 Departure of Vistadome #504 from aguas calientes to Ollanta 18:10 Transfer from the Train Station to the Antigua Casona San Blas

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Antigua Casona San Blas
Day 8 - Nov 18, 2022

place FULL DAY - HIKE TO THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN AND RED VALLEY WITH BOX LUNCH

You will leave your hotel in Cusco early in the morning, crossing the South Valley, towards Cusipata. From there, you will be transferred to Phulawasipata where you will begin your walk. After some time to prepare, you will start with the ascending route to Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain. The place will amaze you with its vivid colors and natural beauty. There, you will have time to take photos and fill yourself with the energy of the place. Depending on time, you might continue your walk towards the Red Valley, where you will appreciate a beautiful landscape of mountains of red dirt. There, you will also have time to appreciate the place and take photos. At the end of this visit, you will walk back to the starting point. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel in Cusco. Total walking distance: 10 km Minimum height: 4652 mts Maximum height: 5, 020 mts Walking hours: 3. 5 hours Degree of difficulty: 3 of 5.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Antigua Casona San Blas
Day 9 - Nov 19, 2022

place Departure Day

05:00 Transfer from the Antigua Casona San Blas to the Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Camping
  • Pacaymayo Valley Campsite
  • El MaPi Hotel byInkaterra
  • Antigua Casona San Blas

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (8)
  • Lunch (5)
  • Dinner (4)

Transport expand_less

  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Train Tickets when indicated

Activities expand_less

  • Cusco city walking tour (Private)
  • Maras / Moray & Misminay tour (Private)
  • 4-day Inca Trail by Vistadome train (Private)
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Rainbow Mountain trek (Private)

Extras expand_less

  • 24/7 local assistance

Not Included expand_less

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Other Meals/Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

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TOTAL FOR 2

$2,293 USD