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Trip Code: IE-VILCA

Day 1. ARRIVAL LIMA: upon arrival in Lima you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the lively neighborhood on Miraflores.

Day 2. LIMA/CUSCO: early morning flight to Cusco. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free day to relax in Cusco, the historic capital of Peru. A chance to admire the old Incan buildings in town and gently adjust to the altitude.

Day 3. SACRED VALLEY: full day tour with a local guide visiting Pisac, a typical Indian market and the ruins above the town. After lunch on to Ollantaytambo exploring the terraces and ruins in the town. Returning to Cusco late afternoon.

Day 4. CUSCO/MACHUPICCHU: very early start, your train leaves at 6:00 am. for the scenic three hour journey along the Urubamba Valley, arriving in Aguas Calientes. Here we board the bus up to the ruins. Meeting our specialist guide we have a full visit to the Sacred City of the Incas. A truly fascinating place with many temples, palaces and sacred sites. Following the visit, you will return to the station and board the train back to Cusco, arriving in the early evening.

Day 5/17. MOLLEPATA / SALKANTAY / VILCABAMBA / ESPIRITU PAMPA: we take a bus down to Chillca (2,700 mts) where we collect the pack animals and start our incredible trekking adventure to Vilcabamba, the "Lost city of the four rebel Incas." 215 kms of Inca trail from the high Andes down to the heart of the rainforest to Espiritu Pampa (temple of Tupac Amaru Inca I ) (1,000 mts).

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Along the way you have the chance to see the glacier mountains of the Vilcabamba mountain range; Salkantay (6,271 mts), Humantay (5,979m), Pumasillo (6,146m). This Inca trail was the Domain Trail of Mancco Inca and his descendents. After this long adventure highlight trek we arrive to Chiwanquiri (1,000 mts), the end of our expediton tour. There we board the bus to take us back to Cusco.

Day 18. CUSCO: free day to relax and recoup after the days of walking. A chance to explore the city on your own.

Day 19. CUSCO/LIMA: morning flight to Lima, transferring to your hotel. Afternoon tour visiting the Gold Museum, a great collection of pre-Columbian gold jewellery and an evening to relax in Peru's capital city.

Day 20. DEPART LIMA: transfer out to the airport. End of tour.

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Additional Information

Best season: May to August
Transportation: Plane, Autowagon tourist class train and bus. Mules and horses on Vilcabamba Trail
Participants: Min 4; Max 14 pax
Location of trek: Andes, cloud forest & rainforest
Degree of difficulty: Grade 4, very difficult
Temperature range:
Andes: -6ºC to 25ºC
Coast: 15ºC to 25ºC
Cloud forest: 6ºC to 29ºC
Rain forest: 15ºC to 34ºC
Duration of trip: <20 Days

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Included in this package are:
  • Domestic flights within Peru,
  • Airport transfers in/out,
  • Six nights hotel in Lima and Cusco - Superior Class,
  • Professional local tour guides while on the tour,
  • Hotels and lodges include: breakfast and taxes,
  • Tours in Cusco,
  • Transportation; first class buses, tourist train and boats,
  • Meals while on the Trail.

Departure Dates 2017

The departure dates for 2017 are:

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Travellers Comments

Food; Excellent food with great a variety, not too much but 2nds were always available, excellent soups, everyone was impressed.

Local guide; Our guide, Santiago, was patient hard working, friendly, knowledgable, entertaining an excellent all round companion who took his teaching about the Inca culture very seriously and expressed his enthusiams in very good english.

Robert Mahoney

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Tour Operator

Calle Peru W - 18 Urb. Ttio

Cusco - Peru
tel.  (51) 84 241070
Skype: inca.explorers.maria

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