Day 1: Cusco
Beginning in Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, we take a historic walking tour thoroughly exploring its most important sites, cathedrals and busy markets. (D).
Days 2-3: Pisac - Ollantaytambo
From 10,000 feet, we cycle downhill from Huambutio to the village of Pisac, an indigenous town featuring a renowned market, and then into the Sacred Valley alongside the Urubamba River. The next day we raft its Class II-III rapids and continue with a hike to the Fortress of Ollantaytambo for a guided tour through its ancient, stone streets. (B/L/D).
Days 4-7: Inca Trail - Machu Picchu
Begin with a relative easy trail to Llactapata ruins. Cross the highest point on the trail at 14,000 feet on the next day, then head down to the Rio Pacaymayo valley. Next climb steeply to the ruins of Runcuracay and Sayacmarca. From Phuyupatamarca, a third set of ruins, descend to Winay Wayna and our first views of Machu Picchu through the "Gate of the Sun". After exploring the site, relax in the comforts of our luxurious lodge. (B/L/D).
Days 8-9: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Sunrise at Macchu Picchu is a special treat. After a morning of further exploration at the site, we take the train back to Cusco and catch departing flights the following morning. (B/L/D).
Note: The above describes the 9-day inn & camping itinerary. For the 6-day inn-based itinerary, Day 4 offers the train ride to Machu Picchu followed by a hike to the Winay Wayna ruins, "Gate of the Sun", and Machu Picchu. Days 5-6 are the same as Days 8-9 on the 9-day tour.
Trip Extensions: Extend your trip to the Amazon's incomparable Manu National Park or to Lake Titicaca.
6 Day Tour Cost: $1795, Single Supplement: $350.
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