10 Day Lima, Cusco & the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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  • Peru
  • From US$1,195
  • 1 Review
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Speaking tour guide
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10 Day Lima, Cusco & the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Package Highlights

Private visit of Historic Lima, the Larco Herrera Museum, Miraflores & Barranco
Private visits to the Inca sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo and the Pisac Market
4 day classic Inca Trail trekking to Machu Picchu (3 nights camping)
Guided excursion of Machu Picchu
Second day morning hike to Huayna Picchu*
Guided excursion of Cusco and the 4 Inca Ruins

(*depending on availability)

These ten days are focused on getting to know the highlight of Peru; Machu Picchu and the culture that is responsible for this majestic site. After Lima we will first explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley to get the hand of the altitude as well as an introduction into the Inca history. From here we will set off on our 4 day hiking adventure over the original Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu. This traverse with its high mountain passes and camping on altitude will allow you to truly appreciate this magnificent site and the efforts gone through by this ancient society to build this unique archeological wonder.

Level Budget* Standard (3*) Superior (4*) Deluxe (5*)
Double (per person) US$1,195 US$1,395 US$1,595 US$2,645
Single US$1,445 US$1,795 US$2,155 US$3,850

*The Budget version may slightly differ from the itinerary description below


  • 6 nights’ accommodations incl. breakfast – hotels according package level
  • 3 nights camping incl. equipment & meals
  • Guided excursions
  • All transfers
  • Machu Picchu return Train – class according package level
  • All entrance fees

Not Included:

  • Domestic and international airfare & taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking poles
  • Additional porterage
  • Lunch and dinner unless mentioned
  • Travel insurance
10 days / 9 nights

From US$1,195

Per person

We offer;

  • Daily departures
  • 24/7 local assistance
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private or small groups
  • Hand-picked hotels
  • Free restaurant reservations
  • Very competitive prices

Package Level

  • Budget; standard 3* hotels, economy level trains and shared services in small groups
  • Standard; superior 3* hotels, economy level trains and shared services in small groups
  • Superior; 4* hotels, superior level trains and mix of private and shared services
  • Deluxe; 5* hotels, Hiram Bingham Luxury Train and all private services

Day to day Itinerary

Day 1; Arrive to Lima, pickup, transfer to your hotel & overnight
On arrival to Lima you will be collected at the airport and directly taken to your hotel in the upscale neighborhood of Miraflores or Barranco. Here you can unwind after your flight and get ready for the start of your Peru journey.
Day 2; Full day excursion in Lima
Today you will have a full day to explore the “City of Kings” Lima. Home to almost one third of the population this massive city has a lot to show for. Beautiful historic buildings, old pre Inca temples, world class museums, the Pacific Ocean and not to forget the new star of the show; Peruvian gastronomy.
Day 3; Fly to Cusco, pickup & afternoon guided excursion of Cusco
Today we will collect you from your hotel in Lima for your flight to Cusco. On arrival to this beautiful city in the mountains you will be collected and taken to your hotel in the center of town. In the afternoon we will collect you for a guided visit of the city as well as the 4 impressive Inca ruins located on the outskirts of town.
Day 4; Full day guided excursion of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
In the morning we will collect you in Cusco and head to the Sacred Valley located at about 1 hour drive from Cusco. In the Sacred Valley we will visit the Inca sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo as well as the famous Pisac Market before heading to your hotel for the night. We will spend the night in the valley which will, apart from being able to enjoy the quietness of the valley a head start tomorrow being located closer to the starting point of your hike to Machu Picchu.
Day 5; Start of the 4 day Classic Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu
After two days on altitude we will be somewhat acclimatized and ready to start our adventure to Machu Picchu. We will head to Km. 82 the starting point of the hike and will hike for about 5 hours today before setting up camp for the night.
Day 6; Second day of the Classic Inca Trail Hike
Today is for most people the thoughest day on the trail. Having to tackle a high mountain pass over 4,000m (13,000ft) this day is indeed a challinging one but even more rewarding with the views enjoyed to get to the second camp site.
Day 7; Third day of the Classic Inca Trail Hike
This day is all about beautiful views and amazing Inca sites. Today we will cross a number of smaller Inca sites perched against mountain tops and next to cliffs but all with amazing views giving you a taste of what the Inca accomplished and what is yet to come. In the afternoon you will arrive to Winay Wayna, the largest site so far where you will find the last campsite. 
Day 8; Final day of the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu
We will get up before dawn and start hiking the final 2 hours to Machu Picchu in order to reach the Sun Gate by sunrise. At the site of Machu Picchu you will enjoy a guided visit showing you the main parts of this massive site. If available you can also hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain for some bird’s eye views of the site and its surroundings. In the afternoon you will return by train the Sacred Valley and from here to Cusco and your hotel.
Day 9; Free day to enjoy the beautiful city of Cusco
After the impressions of the last couple of days, this day is free to unwind, enjoy the beauty of Cusco on your own pace and wander through this fascinating city. With a lot of museums, great restaurants and exceptional souvenir shopping opportunities you will not have one dull moment in this city. Optionally this day you could also visit Chinchero, Maras & Moray.
Day 10; Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight
Today is the final day of your trip and according your flight schedule take you to the airport. At Cusco Airport you can embark your flight to your next destination.


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