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  • Hiking through diverse terrain

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  • Traditional Peruvian weaving

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  • The ruins of Wiñay Wayna

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  • Soaking in the view

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  • Extension: Lake Titicaca

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  • Inca Trail Adventure

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  • Hiking the Inca Trail

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  • Camping beneath a clear sky

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  • Hiking through diverse terrain

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  • Machu Picchu

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  • Traditional Peruvian weaving

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  • Alpacas

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  • Cusco

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  • The ruins of Wiñay Wayna

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13 Day Peru Inca Trail Adventure

  • Hike the Inca Trail through the Andes Mountains
  • Visit Machu Picchu, Cusco, Sacred Valley & More
Includes Return International Flights

Misty mountains, fertile valleys, Incan ruins and enchanting cities; this 13 day journey along Peru’s legendary Inca Trail is no ordinary walking tour. From the historic streets of Cusco to the mighty citadel of Machu Picchu and beyond, this is an adventure that will inspire long after it ends.

After a night in Lima, fly to the former imperial city of Cusco, where you will spend the next three nights acclimatising ahead of the Inca Trail journey. Take time to explore the city at leisure, from its vibrant colonial plaza to ancient churches and bustling marketplaces. Then, it’s time to set off on your four-day active hike through landscapes more beautiful and diverse than you can imagine. See the Incan ruins of Llactapata; visit Phuyupatamarca, known as ‘the place in the clouds’; and explore enchanting Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley. As you near the end of the incredible Inca Trail, you’ll come to the Winay Wayna 'Forever Young' site, and beyond that the main attraction, Machu Picchu - a spectacular archaeological site perched high atop an Andean peak.

This once-in-a-lifetime adventure includes return international flights, two additional internal flights, seven nights quality hotel accommodation, three nights in tented camps, porter assistance and camping equipment along the trek, English-speaking tour guides - and much more!

Want to stay longer? Choose the 16 day package with Lake Titicaca extension: includes homestay on Luquina Island, a visit to the famous Uros floating islands, and more.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today, depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Lima, Peru via Santiago. Fly with LATAM Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival in Lima, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some Perth departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport or similar, Lima
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco Airport and taken to the hotel. The city of Cusco is at 3413m above sea level. Here you will spend the next three nights allowing you to acclimatise in preparation of your 4-day hike. Cusco was once capital of the Inca Empire and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework. 

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore this beautiful city at your own pace before meeting back at the hotel and heading out to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today is free at leisure to explore this beautiful colonial mountain city there will also be a variety of optional tours/activities that will be available to be booked in Peru directly with the land operator. Please find more information on these activities in the important information section below.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy another day free at leisure to either relax or explore. This evening around 7:00pm you will meet your guide and the rest of your group for a briefing in preparation for your hike the following day.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning begins with an early pick up from the hotel. Enjoy the early morning light during a scenic drive northwest across the highlands with panoramic views of the snow-capped Urubamba range, including Veronica and Pitusiray peaks, both over 5400m above sea level. Continuing onwards enjoy a stop in the town of Ollantaytambo and view the impressive terraced remains of its ancient Sun Temple and marvel at the towns original street plan and foundations, which were designed by the Incas thousands of years prior. Afterwards continue onwards to the trailhead which begins at kilometre 82, near the village of Piscacucho. Here you will meet your camp staff and the Quechua Indian porters and the hiking journey begins. Whilst walking all your camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag) is carried by the porters. All camp chores are done for you and delicious food is provided daily by the cooks. 

The first day is relatively easy and you will start by following a relatively level trail winding above the Urubamba River as the fertile valley narrows into a rugged gorge. You will hike through a desert-like environment interspersed with cacti and interesting flowering plants before reaching the Inca ruins of Llactapata (2550m). Here you can admire an immense and complex system of platforms/cultivation terraces, dedicated since ancestral times to the cultivation of food at more than 2,800m of altitude. Continue onwards and begin an uphill ascent with a gentle gradient passing fields and the Inca terraces of the Cusichaca River Valley. The snow-capped Mt. Veronica (5850m), the highest peak in the Urubamba range, looms silently behind you as you approach the village of Ayapata, a Quechua community built on original Inca foundations. Here you will find the camp ready for you upon arrival, and your dinner will be prepared whilst you unwind and soak up the amazing views all around. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC. Please note, all campsites used during this track have toilet facilities but do not include shower facilities.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 12km
Hiking Time: Approximately 5-6 hours
Start Elevation (Km 82): 2720m
Peak Elevation (Ayapata Camp): 3309m
Finish Elevation (Ayapata Camp): 3309m

Overnight: Tent accommodation, Ayapata Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today is the most challenging day of the trail, with a lot of vertical to gain! Start early this morning, and the trail becomes quite steep as you follow the narrow Llullucha Gorge leading up toward the highest pass of your journey. The switchbacks are well-marked, passing through a dense forest with abundant birdlife and flowering plants before topping out in the wide, open meadows of Llulluchapampa. Expansive views abound of the surrounding Andean peaks behind you and the highest pass of your route before you, Warmiwañusqa, at 4200m. 

On the way up to the pass, you will see plenty of hummingbirds and other birdlife. You will have the time to appreciate the incredible variety of endemic native plants and trees such as the ´Polylepis´ or Q'ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m above sea level. Reaching the top, you will enjoy views of the rugged, glacier-clad Wiyañey peaks across the valley and the forested Pacaymayo Gorge on the other side. After a rest here, you will begin your descent to the lunch stop which is located at Pacaymayu (3550m). After lunch, begins the second steep climb of the day to the Runkuraqay pass (4000m) and then back down arriving at Chaquicocha Camp by early evening, where you will find your tents set up and dinner being prepared for another magic night in the mountains. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 16km
Hiking Time: Approximately 8-9 hours
Start Elevation (Ayapata Camp): 3309m
Peak Elevation (Warmiwañusqa Pass): 4200m
Finish Elevation (Chaquicocha Camp Camp): 3600m

Overnight: Tent accommodation, Chaquicocha Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This is the most impressive day (in our opinion) so just keep thinking of that on the ascent. Wake up for breakfast at 6:00am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of 'Phuyupatamarca' (meaning 'Town in the Clouds') and reach the third highest point on the trail (3680m). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Incan site of 'Phuyupatamarca', is located a few minutes walk from the third pass and after visiting this, you will continue walking (3000 steps) through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Incan site of 'Intipata' until you arrive at the third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m). 

Today, your hiking time will only be about 4 to 5 hours and you will arrive at camp by lunchtime. A short distance from this campsite is located the Incan site of the same name 'Wiñay Wayna' ('Forever Young'). Even if you are tired after your day's trek, don't miss out on visiting one of the most impressive sites on the trail. Temperatures during the night are about 12º C.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 10km
Hiking Time: Approximately 4-5 hours
Start Elevation (Chaquicocha Camp): 3600m
Peak Elevation (Phuyupatamarca): 3680m
Finish Elevation (Wiñay Wayna Camp): 2680m

Overnight: Tent accommodation, Wiñay Wayna Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Start early this morning, with a 5:00am departure from the campsite in order to arrive at Inti Punku or Sun Gate before daybreak. As the sun begins to rise, the dramatic views of Machu Picchu are revealed. Here you will spend some time taking photos then continue onwards to Machu Picchu itself. Enjoy a guided tour (approx. 2 hours) of the area. Afterwards, you are free to explore the mysterious city at leisure and then you can walk or take a short bus ride down (bus fare not included) to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes and meet your guide for lunch (not included). Here you will be issued your train tickets for the following day and taken to your nearby hotel accommodation where you may enjoy a well earned afternoon and evening at leisure.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 5km
Hiking Time: Approximately 2-3 hours to Machu Picchu
Start Elevation (Wiñay Wayna Camp): 2680m
Peak Elevation (Wiñay Wayna Camp): 2680m
Finish Elevation (Aguas Calientes): 2040m

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu or similar, Aguas Calientes
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning is free at leisure to explore Aguas Calientes and its surroundings, or even take another trip back up to Machu Picchu (not included) before meeting at the train station in the early afternoon and boarding a train back to Ollantaytambo (approx. 2 hours). Here you will be met and transferred back to Cusco (approx. 2 hours) and onwards to the hotel for another evening at leisure in this magical city.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to the airport for the flight back to Lima. On arrival into Lima Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Lima Airport for your return flight back to Australia after the adventure of a lifetime! Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Itinerary - 2

Today, depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Lima, Peru via Santiago. Fly with LATAM Airlines or Qantas Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival in Lima, you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some Perth departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport or similar, Lima
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco Airport and taken to the hotel. The city of Cusco is at 3413m above sea level. Here you will spend the next three nights allowing you to acclimatise in preparation of your 4-day hike. Cusco was once capital of the Inca Empire and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework. 

Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore this beautiful city at your own pace before meeting back at the hotel and heading out to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today is free at leisure to explore this beautiful colonial mountain city there will also be a variety of optional tours/activities that will be available to be booked in Peru directly with the land operator. Please find more information on these activities in the important information section below.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy another day free at leisure to either relax or explore. This evening around 7:00pm you will meet your guide and the rest of your group for a briefing in preparation for your hike the following day.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning begins with an early pick up from the hotel. Enjoy the early morning light during a scenic drive northwest across the highlands with panoramic views of the snow-capped Urubamba range, including Veronica and Pitusiray peaks, both over 5400m above sea level. Continuing onwards enjoy a stop in the town of Ollantaytambo and view the impressive terraced remains of its ancient Sun Temple and marvel at the towns original street plan and foundations, which were designed by the Incas thousands of years prior. Afterwards continue onwards to the trailhead which begins at kilometre 82, near the village of Piscacucho. Here you will meet your camp staff and the Quechua Indian porters and the hiking journey begins. Whilst walking all your camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag) is carried by the porters. All camp chores are done for you and delicious food is provided daily by the cooks. 

The first day is relatively easy and you will start by following a relatively level trail winding above the Urubamba River as the fertile valley narrows into a rugged gorge. You will hike through a desert-like environment interspersed with cacti and interesting flowering plants before reaching the Inca ruins of Llactapata (2550m). Here you can admire an immense and complex system of platforms/cultivation terraces, dedicated since ancestral times to the cultivation of food at more than 2,800m of altitude. Continue onwards and begin an uphill ascent with a gentle gradient passing fields and the Inca terraces of the Cusichaca River Valley. The snow-capped Mt. Veronica (5850m), the highest peak in the Urubamba range, looms silently behind you as you approach the village of Ayapata, a Quechua community built on original Inca foundations. Here you will find the camp ready for you upon arrival, and your dinner will be prepared whilst you unwind and soak up the amazing views all around. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC. Please note, all campsites used during this track have toilet facilities but do not include shower facilities.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 12km
Hiking Time: Approximately 5-6 hours
Start Elevation (Km 82): 2720m
Peak Elevation (Ayapata Camp): 3309m
Finish Elevation (Ayapata Camp): 3309m

Overnight: Tent accommodation, Ayapata Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today is the most challenging day of the trail, with a lot of vertical to gain! Start early this morning, and the trail becomes quite steep as you follow the narrow Llullucha Gorge leading up toward the highest pass of your journey. The switchbacks are well-marked, passing through a dense forest with abundant birdlife and flowering plants before topping out in the wide, open meadows of Llulluchapampa. Expansive views abound of the surrounding Andean peaks behind you and the highest pass of your route before you, Warmiwañusqa, at 4200m. 

On the way up to the pass, you will see plenty of hummingbirds and other birdlife. You will have the time to appreciate the incredible variety of endemic native plants and trees such as the ´Polylepis´ or Q'ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m above sea level. Reaching the top, you will enjoy views of the rugged, glacier-clad Wiyañey peaks across the valley and the forested Pacaymayo Gorge on the other side. After a rest here, you will begin your descent to the lunch stop which is located at Pacaymayu (3550m). After lunch, begins the second steep climb of the day to the Runkuraqay pass (4000m) and then back down arriving at Chaquicocha Camp by early evening, where you will find your tents set up and dinner being prepared for another magic night in the mountains. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 16km
Hiking Time: Approximately 8-9 hours
Start Elevation (Ayapata Camp): 3309m
Peak Elevation (Warmiwañusqa Pass): 4200m
Finish Elevation (Chaquicocha Camp Camp): 3600m

Overnight: Tent accommodation, Chaquicocha Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This is the most impressive day (in our opinion) so just keep thinking of that on the ascent. Wake up for breakfast at 6:00am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of 'Phuyupatamarca' (meaning 'Town in the Clouds') and reach the third highest point on the trail (3680m). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Incan site of 'Phuyupatamarca', is located a few minutes walk from the third pass and after visiting this, you will continue walking (3000 steps) through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Incan site of 'Intipata' until you arrive at the third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m). 

Today, your hiking time will only be about 4 to 5 hours and you will arrive at camp by lunchtime. A short distance from this campsite is located the Incan site of the same name ‘Wiñay Wayna' ('Forever Young'). Even if you are tired after your day's trek, don't miss out on visiting one of the most impressive sites on the trail. Temperatures during the night are about 12º C.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 10km
Hiking Time: Approximately 4-5 hours
Start Elevation (Chaquicocha Camp): 3600m
Peak Elevation (Phuyupatamarca): 3680m
Finish Elevation (Wiñay Wayna Camp): 2680m

Overnight: Tent accommodation, Wiñay Wayna Camp
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Start early this morning, with a 5:00am departure from the campsite in order to arrive at Inti Punku or Sun Gate before daybreak. As the sun begins to rise, the dramatic views of Machu Picchu are revealed. Here you will spend some time taking photos then continue onwards to Machu Picchu itself. Enjoy a guided tour (approx. 2 hours) of the area. Afterwards, you are free to explore the mysterious city at leisure and then you can walk or take a short bus ride down (bus fare not included) to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes and meet your guide for lunch (not included). Here you will be issued your train tickets for the following day and taken to your nearby hotel accommodation where you may enjoy a well earned afternoon and evening at leisure.

Hiking Distance: Approximately 5km
Hiking Time: Approximately 2-3 hours to Machu Picchu
Start Elevation (Wiñay Wayna Camp): 2680m
Peak Elevation (Wiñay Wayna Camp): 2680m
Finish Elevation (Aguas Calientes): 2040m

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu or similar, Aguas Calientes
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning is free at leisure to explore Aguas Calientes and its surroundings, or even take another trip back up to Machu Picchu (not included) before meeting at the train station in the early afternoon and boarding a train back to Ollantaytambo (approx. 2 hours). Here you will be met and transferred back to Cusco (approx. 2 hours) and onwards to the hotel for another evening at leisure in this magical city.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Cusco
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. This is a great bus trip on a modern vehicle stopping at several interesting sites along the way, such as Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno. 
 
Along the way, enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani. The landscapes along this route are stunning, with typical Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca and vicuña a common sight. Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, you will be met and transferred to the hotel, where you will meet your guide who will welcome you and provide you with some extra information for the following day’s activities.

Please note: the bus transportation includes Wi-Fi, food and drink services on board, as well as entertainment options, guided narration in English and Spanish, leather seats with wide leg rests, individual tables, and air-conditioning. Buses do not have toilets onboard, however this journey does include rest stops approximately every hour to allow for this.

Overnight: Hacienda Puno or similar, Puno Tikarani 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast this morning, transfer from the hotel to the port of Puno, where you will board a motorboat to visit the unique floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca - approx. 25 minutes from the port of Puno.
 
The islands have been created entirely from the buoyant totora reeds that grow abundantly in the shallows of the lake. The reeds are used to build homes, boats and handicrafts. The islands are constructed from many layers of totora, which are constantly replenished from the top as they rot from the bottom; the ground is always soft and springy. You will visit two different islands and your guide will explain a little about the history and lifestyle of the people who have lived here for many years. You will have the opportunity to visit some of their homes to learn about their lifestyle. 
 
Enjoy a trip to Taquile Island (approx. 2 hours). A traditional Quechua speaking community, the island is full of ancient agricultural terraces and some ruins dating from pre-Inca times. When you reach the island, take the opportunity to enjoy impressive views of Lake Titicaca. Take some free time to explore the Island on your own, and then come together for lunch at a local restaurant.

Following lunch, head down to the harbour to take a one-hour boat ride to the Chicuito Peninsula, south of the city of Puno, where the Luquina Karina community is located. Luquina Karina has remained relatively untouched and tourism is a new concept here. The inhabitants are very willing to receive visitors in their community. You will be warmly received by the families who will take you to their homes to spend the night and cook you a dinner from locally sourced food.

Overnight: Traditional Homestay, Luquina Island 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy breakfast with your host family and then participate in some local activities. After lunch, say goodbye to your host family and head down to the harbour for your boat transfer back to Puno, arriving in the early evening. 

Overnight: Hacienda Puno or similar, Puno Tikarani 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Juliaca Airport for your flight to Lima. On arrival into Lima airport, a transfer will be arranged to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Costa Del Sol Wyndham Airport or similar, Lima
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy your last day at leisure before transferring to the airport for the flight back to Australia via Santiago, Chile. 

Please note: If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Stay in the historical city of Lima, the capital of Peru
  • Relax with 2 days at leisure in imperial Cusco
  • Visit the ancient Incan town of Ollantaytambo
  • Experience an active 4-day hike along the Inca Trail
  • See the Incan ruins of Llactapata
  • Visit Phuyupatamarca ‘the place in the clouds’
  • Discover Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley
  • See the Incan site of Wiñay Wayna 'Forever Young'
  • Enjoy the scenery and wildlife along the trail
  • Witness Machu Picchu at sunrise from the Sun Gate
  • Tour the 15th century ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Stay in Aguas Calientes ‘hot springs’ town
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 2 x internal flights (economy class): Lima to Cusco and Cusco to Lima
  • 7 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights tented accommodation on the Inca Trail hike
  • Enjoy 17 meals including all meals on the hike
  • Cooks and porter assistance during the hike
  • All drinking water whilst on the hike
  • Tents and cooking equipment whilst on the hike
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • 1-way train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo with Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Company
  • Return airport transfers
    All of the above (except for Cusco to Lima flight) plus the following:
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Pukara and Raqchi
  • Visit the fascinating Uros floating islands
  • Marvel at impressive Lake Titicaca on a boat ride
  • Visit traditional villages on Taquile Island
  • 3 additional nights accommodation including a traditional homestay on Luquina Island
  • 1 x internal flight (economy class): Juliaca to Lima
  • Enjoy 6 additional meals

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 13th September 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 13 Day Package: $700
- 16 Day Package: $900
 
Departure Dates
2020
September: 1*
October: 12
 
2021
April: 29
May: 17
June: 3, 17
July: 15
August: 2, 23
September: 13
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $250 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Adelaide: $50 per person
*Perth: $350 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not permitted for flights departing within the following dates:
* 18th September - 11th October 2020 
* 30th November 2020 - 4th February 2021 
* 10th - 20th February 2021
* 15th March - 23rd April 2021 
* 25th June - 25th July 2021 
* 17th September - 10th October 2021 
* 30th November 2021 - 28th February 2022
 
Stay behind in Lima, Peru
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Not permitted for flights departing within the following dates:
* 18th September - 11th October 2020 
* 30th November 2020 - 4th February 2021 
* 10th - 20th February 2021
* 15th March - 23rd April 2021 
* 25th June - 25th July 2021 
* 17th September - 10th October 2021 
* 30th November 2021 - 28th February 2022
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $750 one way
Locations:
* Santiago
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Stopovers not permitted within the following dates:
* 18th September - 11th October 2020 
* 30th November 2020 - 4th February 2021 
* 10th - 20th February 2021
* 15th March - 23rd April 2021 
* 25th June - 25th July 2021 
* 17th September - 10th October 2021 
* 30th November 2021 - 28th February 2022
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Quote available upon request
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


Standard Tour

3 Star (self-rated)

- Lima:  Costa Del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport or similar

- Cusco: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar

- Aguas Calientes: Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu or similar

 

No star rating (days 5-7)

Tented accommodation on the Inca Trail Hike.

Please note: all campsites used during this track have toilet facilities but do not include shower facilities.

- Ayapata Camp

- Chaquicocha Camp

- Phuyupatamarca Camp

 

16 Day Package:

3 Star (self-rated)

- Puno Tikarani: Hacienda Puno Hotel, Casa Andina Standard Puno or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
Please note: Groups with 6 travellers or less won't be TripADeal exclusive, they will share services with travellers from all over the world.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Cusco City Tour – $30 USD per person
Entrance Fee (Partial Ticket Touristic + Koricancha and Cathedral) $33 USD extra per person
Approx: 4 hours
Start the tour of Cusco’s town with a look at the imposing Koricancha or “Temple of the Sun” and the Main Cathedral. Then view the stunning Inca´s architecture of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo (Religious centre), Puka Pukara (Military control centre); and Tambomachay or “Temple of the Water”; all located outside of town.
 
South Valley – $40 USD per person
Entrance Fee (Partial Ticket Touristic + Koricancha and Cathedral) $33 USD extra per person
Approx: 5 hours
Located south of Cusco City, this site was called 'Collasuyo', an Andean village with pre-inca architecture. Visit the enigmatic city of Pikillaqta, the Temple of Water: Tipon, colonial catholic church with beautiful decorations and wall paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries called the 'Sistine Chapel of Cusco'.
 
Maras Moray – $40 USD per person
Entrance Fee (Partial Ticket Touristic + Koricancha and Cathedral) $33 USD extra per person
Approx: 5 hours
Moray is undoubtedly one of the most favourite attractions owing to the mix of the splendid nature and unusual archaeology, indigenous and colonial coexistence displayed in local traditions and customs. Visit Maras, the salt mine, where you can observe the unique and traditional activity of natural salt production.
 
Sacred Valley – $40 USD per person
Entrance Fee (Partial Ticket Touristic + Koricancha and Cathedral) $33 USD extra per person
Approx: 8 hours
Explore this peaceful and fetching corner of the Andes. Visit the main attractions which are the handicraft markets, the Inca citadel of Pisac and the ancient fortress of Ollantaytambo. End the day with a quick stop at the Quechua village of Chinchero before returning to Cusco. 
 
Folklore Show and Dinner – $25 USD per person
Approx: 1 hour
Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and taste the most traditional dishes of the Peruvian Cuisine, accompanied by live music and a Folklore show, where dancers wear traditional costumes of each region. Do not miss the opportunity to dance with them.
  
Pisco Tasting –  $30 USD per person
Approx: 2 hours
Taste the real Peru's flagship liquor, not only try the different Pisco varieties, but get an up close and personalized introduction to its history, the process and how to best appreciate this national drink.
 
Horse Riding in Cusco – $50 USD per person
Approx: 4 hours
Horse riding tours allow you to intimately connect with this fascinating creature while experiencing the lush ambience of the history and countryside. Meeting point at guest accommodation at requested time (9am or 1pm).
 
Rainbow Mountain Full Day Tour – $ 90 USD per person including entrance fee
Approx: 10 hours
Also called Mountain of 7 colours, this is the new tourist attraction near Cusco. This mountain and surroundings ones were covered with snow a few decades ago, because of global warming they became exposed showing us an incredible colour view due to the variety of minerals.
 
ATV Tour Maras Moray – $35 USD per person
Approx: 6 hours
Admire the rural meadows and get to know the Salt Mines of Maras and the archaeological site of Moray riding on a ATV. A great adventure through the beautiful postcard landscape that will leave you speechless.
 
Chuquicahuana Rafting Full Day – $85 USD per person including entrance fee
Approx: 8 hours
Looking for an adrenaline expedition? Professional specialized and trained rafting guides, with all the proper rafting equipment such as helmet, wet-suit, paddle and self-bailing raft, for your safety and comfort.
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Peru if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping (please see tipping section below)
- A rented sleeping bag during the Inca Trail - approx $21 USD per person (payable on tour)
- A rented inflatable mattress during the Inca Trail - approx $21 USD per person (payable on tour)
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



WHAT TO BRING
Sleeping Gear:
- Sleeping bag (can be rented for $21 USD, payable on tour)
- Thermal inflatable mattress (can be rented for $21 USD, payable on tour)
 
Clothing:
- Mid weight fleece or wool sweater
- Fleece pants or tights
- Mid weight thermal underwear tops and bottom, synthetic or wool
- Hiking shorts / pants
- Long-sleeve shirts / t-shirts
- Underwear and socks
- Swimming suit
 
Clothing accessories:
- Cap / Fleece hat
- Bandana
- Fleece gloves
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
 
Footwear:
- Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in
- Camp shoes such as tennis shoes or sandals or other comfortable footwear to use in the campsites
 
Travel Accessories:
- Bottle of water or camelback
- Flash light
- Watch with alarm or travel clock
- 2 rolls of toilet paper
- Sunglasses and retainer strap
- Sunblock and lip balm
- Toiletry kit
- Small washcloth
- Personal first-aid kit
- Hand sanitizer gel
- Insect repellent
- Several ziplock plastic bags
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Lima:
Lima is usually described as mild and warm throughout the year without noteworthy rain making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C.
 
Cusco:
Cusco has a subtropical highland climate due to its elevation (3500m above sea level). It is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from May to August, with abundant sunshine and occasional night time freezes; July is the coldest month with an average of 9.7°C. The wet season lasts from December to March, with night frost less common; November averages 13.3°C. Although frost and hail are common, the only snowfall ever recorded was in June 1911. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C
 
Puno: (Extension Package Only)
As Puno is located at such a high elevation (3830m above sea level), it experiences more extreme weather conditions than would be expected for its tropical latitude. The average annual temperature is about 8.4°C, and the weather never gets overly warm. During the winter months from June to August, night-time temperatures usually drop well below 0°C. At this high altitude, the rays of the sun are very strong. Most of the annual precipitation falls during the southern hemisphere summer, with the winter months being very dry.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Some meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility / Health :
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so, unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A decent level of fitness will be required for this tour due to the Inca Trail component. You will be required to hike for 6-7 hours a day at high altitudes on well-formed hiking trails. If you haven't done a multi-day hike in the last 8 months, we recommend that you test drive your stamina with equipment on local hikes before you go. 
 
This tour is not suitable for:
- Anyone who has difficulty walking, whether it be on flat surfaces or inclines.
- People over the age of 70 unless they are dedicated hikers at home.
- People with chronic health conditions that affect their mobility or activity level.
- Pregnant women should not hike as there are no medical services available near the trail. 
 
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes. Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
 
You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that during the Inca Trail Hike you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities.
Please note: Inoculations may be required to enter the country visited, along with re-entry into Australia after your visit. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping for transfer drivers is recommended at $1.50 USD (approx. $2 AUD) per transfer provided.
 
Inca Trail Tipping:
- Generally, on the Inca Trail, groups give collective tips that are shared between the cook and all porters and are usually given on the last night of the trek. If the group pools together money and at the end of the hike and each porter receives 60 soles (approx. $24 AUD) and the cook receives 120 soles (approx. $48AUD), they will end with a great tip! Often, the tip for your guide is done personally and is generally 50 soles (approx. $20 AUD) per traveller. Tipping is of course 100% voluntary and it should only be done if you feel that your guide, porters and cooks have done an amazing job. For reference, a group of 10 travellers will have 16 porters (including the cook) and 2 guides.
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



A tourist visa is not required for Peru if travelling on an Australian passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.