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10-Day Peru with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

10-Day Peru with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

10 days

10-Day Peru with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
from $2095 USD

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This exciting package combines the very best of Cusco with legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This is an excellent tour for travelers seeking a longer exploration of the region and are interested in tackling the challenging Inca Trail.

Departures for the 10-day Peru with the set departure 5-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu package are available with a suggested arrival in Lima on any Saturday or Wednesday. Set departures require a minimum of two people.

If you are a solo traveler or a small group that wants to join others, there are departures that we have groups ready for you to join. Please contact us with your dates and we'll check for groups!

*** Please note that you will need Inca Trail permits for this trek. There are only 500 available each day. Check with us for availability. Now is the time to book! Prices include the 5-day Inca Trail as a set departure.


Day 1: 10-DAY PERU WITH INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU / Arrive Lima, overnight Lima airport hotel

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Arrive Lima, welcome and assistance for check in to your Lima hotel.

If you have an early arrival, you may transfer into the city; optional tours are available to visit modern and colonial Lima. There are also many museums and private collections. Or, you may continue to your next destination, e.g., Cusco, the same day.

Overnight in Lima.

Meals included: n/a
Budget Accommodations: El Tambo I/II
Mid-Range Accommodations: Costa del Sol Lima Airport (Wyndham)

Day 2: Walk to terminal; fly to Cusco; fly to Cusco; transfer; free afternoon; overnight Cusco (B)

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Walk to the terminal to board your flight to Cusco, center of the Inca world. Welcome and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to acclimatize to the altitude (3,400 meters/11,400 ft.). Overnight Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Amaru I
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza

Day 3: Free morning; afternoon Cusco city tour and nearby ruins (in a group); evening briefing with your trek guide; overnight Cusco (B)

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Free morning in Cusco. An afternoon tour (in a group) of the city and nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko and Puca Pucara will educate you on the history of this astonishing center of the Inca Empire. In the evening, you will have a briefing with the guide for your trek. Overnight Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast
Budget Accommodations: Amaru I
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza

Day 4: Full day Sacred Valley tour to Pisac and Ollantaytambo (in a group); overnight in Ollantaytambo (BL)

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Departing from Cusco, we will drive through the Sacred Valley where we will spend the morning visiting Pisac market and ruins. In the afternoon, we will tour Ollantaytambo ruins and have time to wander in the village. This full day tour (in a group) includes lunch at an Andean buffet. Overnight Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Budget Accommodations: Tunupa Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodations: Hotel Pakaritampu

Day 5: INCA TRAIL / Car to km 82; hike to Llaqtapata; camp overnight (BLD)

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With your guide, you will take a private car to Km 82 and begin your trek to Machu Picchu. From km 82, you hike along the Urubamba River stopping at Q'oriwayrakina for lunch. At Km 88, cross the small bridge at Q'ente and hike to the Llaqtapata campsite. If there is time you may take a side trip to visit the archaeological remains of Qente and Machu Qente and the Llaqtapata ruins, the camp is located amidst sublime Inca terracing. Camp overnight (Hiking time: 5-6 hours; Distance: 11 kms).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Camping

Day 6: Hike to Llulluchapampa; camp overnight (BLD)

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The Inca Trail winds slowly up the Cusicacha Valley passing houses of settlers to finally reach the Andean community of Huayllabamba. From here the Trail ascends steeply to a large pampa (meadow) below the first pass. At this campsite there is a breathtaking view of Mt. Huayanay. Along the Trail up this narrow hanging valley is a rare Andean cloud forest that harbors the Que'ua tree. Camp overnight. (Hiking time: 6 hours; Distance: 9 kms).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Camping

Day 7: Hike to Phuyupatamarca; camp overnight (BLD)

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The Trail ascends at 30 degrees as it leaves Llulluchapampa campsite and beyond the treeline arrives at Warmiwanusca Pass (4,200m/13,280ft). The Inca Trail descends to the Pacaymayo River and then climbs slowly past Runkuraqay ruins. Over a low pass to Sayacmarca ("the waiting village") the Inca Trail crosses a causeway on a now-dry lake past a cave and continues along a ridge to Phuyupatamarca ("village on the edge of the clouds"). Camp overnight. (Hiking time: 7-8 hrs; Distance: 14 kms)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budget Accommodations: Camping

Day 8: Hike to Machu Picchu via Inti Punku; shuttle to Aguas Calienstes; overnight hotel in Aguas Calientes (BL)

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After continuing along a buttress and passing the Phuyupatamarca ruins, the flagstone trail winds sharply down into the cloud forest to the ruins of Winay Wayna. The recently restored Inca ruins are located below the ridge on the same water course as the previous site. After a two hour walk through a cloud forest, the Inca Trail arrives at Machu Picchu and Intipunku ("door of the sun"). Descend to the ruins, walk by them and catch the shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes; walk a short distance to your hotel. Overnight Aguas Calientes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Budget/Mid-Range Accommodations: Inti Punku
Mid-Range Accommodations: El MaPi Hotel

Day 9: Guided tour of Machu Picchu; lunch and afternoon train return to Cusco; transfer to hotel; overnight Cusco (BL)


Early shuttle and entrance to Machu Picchu. The day is dedicated to exploring Machu Picchu's extraordinary Inca remains with your guide, including an optional climb up Huayna Picchu, the hill overlooking the site (ticket not included).

(Tickets for this climb must be purchased at least 90 days prior to your travel to Peru. The time for the climb is 10 a.m. your tour is before the climb).

Lunch included. At mid-afternoon return to Cusco by Expedition train, arriving in the evening. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Budget Accommodations: Amaru I
Mid-Range Accommodations: Casa Andina Cusco Plaza

Day 10: Transfer to airport for flight to Lima, depart (B)

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Depending on your departure time, you may have the morning free; then, in time for your flight to Lima or elsewhere, we provide you with a transfer to the airport.

Meals included: Breakfast


10-Day Peru with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2024

# People in Group: 2-3 4-5 6+
Budget Lodging: $2095 $2060 $2035
Mid-Range Lodging: $2310 $2285 $2260
*** Contact Us for other itinerary and lodging options! ***

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • All transfers listed with bilingual agent
  • All accommodations indicated
  • Meals listed (B=breakfast at hotel, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Services of bi-lingual professional local guides and transfer agents
  • 1/2 day Cusco city tour and nearby ruins (in a group)
  • Cusco tourist ticket (entrance to museums, churches, historic sites, and folklorica dance program)
  • Full day Sacred Valley tour (in a group) with lunch The trek includes:
  • Pre-trek briefing with guide for trek
  • Bi-lingual guide
  • Porters for group equipment and your personal gear
  • Cook and crew
  • Inca Trail permits
  • Large 2-person tents
  • Thermarests
  • Meals and snacks
  • Portable toilet
  • First aid kit and oxygen, which the guide carries
  • Shuttle, entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Expedition train return to Cusco
  • Prices are for Inca Trail set departures (Sundays and Wednesdays) and group tours.
  • Pricing for private itineraries available upon request
  • Solo travelers contact us for pricing
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2023, there is a surcharge of US$490 per person, to cover the costs for the new regulations for the "Porter's Law". Trek outfitters are now required to hire porters as employees, rather than contract workers. This entails added benefits, e.g., health insurance, sick leave, vacation and higher wages. We appreciate your understanding for these new policies and accompanying costs.
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Meals not listed
  • Tips for your guides, porters and cooks
  • Ticket to climb Huayna Picchu is an added US$90 per person
  • Optional additional tours and excursions
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Personal expenses (laundry, insurance, internet, airport taxes, etc.)
  • Excludes single supplement (tent and hotel)

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