INKA TRAIL EXPRESS DISCOVERY JOURNEY:9 DAYS

Start this adventure in Lima, once reputed to be the most beautiful city in all of Spanish America. Just a short flight away is Cusco, built on the foundations of the old Inca capital. Visit the local market to have a deep experience with the local life. The Inca trail to Machupicchu is the most iconic trek in South America and for many good reasons: Dense forests, high mountain passes and exuberant valleys greet you at every turn, then the lost city of the Incas, Machupicchu, awaits at the end.

Inca Trail: Wayllabamba

Today is a relatively easy hike past the inca hilltop fort of Huillca Raccay and the beautiful archaeological site of Llactapata. Along the way there are stunning views of snow-capped Veronica Peak (5860m). Our first camp is just past the village of Wayllabamba at 3000 meters.

Inca Trail: Pacaymayo

Today is the most difficult part of the trek as we climb to Warminwanusca, or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ (4200m). Here the trail changes from dirt to steps and stone pathways. Although not difficult we still need to make a steep descent to the valley below and our camp at Pacamayo (3600m) that faces down the valley with a view over the cloud forest.

Inca Trail Wiñaywayna

We climb up to the second pass at 4000m, from where we are rewarded with spectacular views of Pumasillo (6245m). From here w ego for our third pass and the ruins of Sayacmarca, where we enter the beautiful cloud forest full of orchids, ferns, flowers and hanging moss as we head to the breathtaking Winaywayna.

Machupicchu, Cusco

We arrive at sunrise at Inti Punku, the Gateway of the Sun, where through a rectangular doorway we experience a panoramic view of Machu Picchu. The secrets of the Incas are slowly revealed to us on a guided tour. We depart by catching a bus down to the town Aguas Calientes and returning to Cusco on a late-afternoon train.

Cusco-Lima

Fly to Lima for your onward journey. Guests with late international departures will have a day-use room. Assistance with your international flight.

Inca Trail: Wayllabamba

Today is a relatively easy hike past the inca hilltop fort of Huillca Raccay and the beautiful archaeological site of Llactapata. Along the way there are stunning views of snow-capped Veronica Peak (5860m). Our first camp is just past the village of Wayllabamba at 3000 meters.

Inca Trail: Pacaymayo

Today is the most difficult part of the trek as we climb to Warminwanusca, or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ (4200m). Here the trail changes from dirt to steps and stone pathways. Although not difficult we still need to make a steep descent to the valley below and our camp at Pacamayo (3600m) that faces down the valley with a view over the cloud forest.

Inca Trail Wiñaywayna

We climb up to the second pass at 4000m, from where we are rewarded with spectacular views of Pumasillo (6245m). From here w ego for our third pass and the ruins of Sayacmarca, where we enter the beautiful cloud forest full of orchids, ferns, flowers and hanging moss as we head to the breathtaking Winaywayna.

Machupicchu, Cusco

We arrive at sunrise at Inti Punku, the Gateway of the Sun, where through a rectangular doorway we experience a panoramic view of Machu Picchu. The secrets of the Incas are slowly revealed to us on a guided tour. We depart by catching a bus down to the town Aguas Calientes and returning to Cusco on a late-afternoon train.

Cusco-Lima

Fly to Lima for your onward journey. Guests with late international departures will have a day-use room. Assistance with your international flight.

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