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Spot condors at Colca Canyon, trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, experience local life at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, explore the world's highest capital city

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Experience the archaeological highlights and the cultural treasures of the Andean highlands, then uncover the secrets of the mysterious Nazca Lines and Peru's desert coast on this incredible 3-week adventure. Embrace Incan culture past and present in Cusco and get a taste of Bolivian culture in La Paz. Travel by boat on Lake Titicaca and trek to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu. As the Inca Trail’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures quality food, service and equipment. Join us for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know.

What's Included

  • Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour
  • Arequipa stay
  • Colca Canyon and surrounds guided tour
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project (full-day)
  • Lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4-day)
  • Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour and homestay
  • La Paz stay
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD400-640 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, plane, train, boat, hiking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (15 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt).

Inca Trail

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Day 11Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 12Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "Town Above the Clouds." Camp here or go 1.5 hrs further along, near the Wiñay Wayna ruins (Forever Young) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 13Wiñaywayna/Cusco(1B)

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Days 14–16Cusco(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Depart at any time.

Lares Trek

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cuncani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a Planeterra-supported campsite in Cuncani.

Day 11Cuncani/Kuyoc(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

Day 12Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes(1B, 1L)

Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back with the group to Cusco.

Days 14–16Cusco(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Depart at any time.

Cusco Stay

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cusco(1B)

Return to the Sacred Valley with the CEO to visit the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Spend the evening in Cusco.

Day 11Cusco(1B)

Enjoy an included tour of the archaeological sites around Cusco, including Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

Day 12Cusco/Aguas Calientes(1B)

Travel by van to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

Days 14–16Cusco(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Depart at any time.

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Day 11Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 12Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "Town Above the Clouds." Camp here or go 1.5 hrs further along, near the Wiñay Wayna ruins (Forever Young) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 13Wiñaywayna/Cusco(1B)

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 14Cusco/Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Day 15Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Day 16Tambopata/Cusco(1B)

Fly back to Cusco to catch up with the group.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Depart at any time.

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cuncani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a Planeterra-supported campsite in Cuncani.

Day 11Cuncani/Kuyoc(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

Day 12Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes(1B, 1L)

Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back with the group to Cusco.

Day 14Cusco/Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Day 15Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Day 16Tambopata/Cusco(1B)

Fly back to Cusco to catch up with the group.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Depart at any time.

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cusco(1B)

Return to the Sacred Valley with the CEO to visit the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Spend the evening in Cusco.

Day 11Cusco(1B)

Enjoy an included tour of the archaeological sites around Cusco, including Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

Day 12Cusco/Aguas Calientes(1B)

Travel by van to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

Day 14Cusco/Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Day 15Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Day 16Tambopata/Cusco(1B)

Fly back to Cusco to catch up with the group.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Depart at any time.

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