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Inca Trail and Lake Titicaca
( 13 Days )

From the Inca capital of the Inca to the Cultural highlands of Lake Titicaca. Experience the fabled Inca Trail where our staff manages the gear so you can enjoy the archaeologicaly scenic trek to Machu Picchu. Then on to the highest navigatable lake in the world of Lake Titicaca and a homestay on the Island of Amantani.
From the incredible Inca Trail to the highlands of Lake Titicaca this trip combines the best of archaeology and the culture of Peru.



Day 1 - arrive Lima
Depart from your home city arrive into Lima where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your overnight.

Day 2 - Lima - Cuzco - Cuzco City & Archaeological tour of Sacsayhauman
Our staff will transfer you to the airport for your short flight to Cuzco where you will be met and escorted to your hotel. Relax the remainder of the morning with a cup of the local tea to help acclimate to the 11,400 ft. altitude of Cuzco. In the afternoon our guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the historical and archaeological sites inside the City of Cuzco and to the most important archaeological ruins of Kenko, Tambo Machay, Pucapucara and Sacsayhauman. Return to your hotel in the early evening. (BB)

Day 3 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo
Our staff will meet and transfer you in the morning ( 8:45 -9:00 a.m.) into the Sacred Valley of the Inca. This fertile region includes many Inca terraces and farm land. Travel to the town of Pisac and the Ancient Pisac Market for the annual show where many of the local Indians sell and barter their hand made textiles, fresh fruits, and vegetables. After an hour or so of mingling with the locals, you will proceed to eat lunch at a local hacienda restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, continue to Ollantaytambo which is the oldest continuously habituated town of the Inca that contains several important Inca structures. At the top of the sixteen massive terraces are the ever impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo Fortress. This is where the Inca fought some of their fiercest and strongest battles. It is unknown how the huge precisely carved stones were transported down one mountain range to the Ollantaytambo location, or how they were fitted perfectly to support a strategic fortress that has bared the test of time. Also found here are “silos” or grain mills that are directly adjacent to the fortress that could have maintained thousands of pounds of grain for the Inca and its people. Some of the grain was most likely produced in the surrounding agricultural terracing by the variety of crops that were grown. Afterwards, remain in the Sacred Valley. (3:45 p.m) Overnight at the Hotel. (BB/L)

Day 4 - Ollantaytambo - Inca Trail (PRIVATE)
You will be met at your hotel in Cuzco and transfer by bus to the town of Chilca and the starting point of your trek. All the camping gear is carried by our staff giving you the time to enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the Andean mountains. After a short hike you will be registered into the National Park at Llactapata. You will then continue your hike along the Cusichaca river and on into the Amazon basin of your first camp site near Huayllabamba. (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Inca Trail
The preparation for the day will begin after breakfast for the most difficult and steepest part of your trek. Today you will climb through part of the mountain forest and then up to the point of Llullupampa. After your climb to the Warmihuanunca Pass (13,490 ft.) You will get your first glimpse of the snow-capped Vilcabamba range. After a brief time to absorb the incredible surroundings you will descend into the orchid zone where a waterfall can viewed nearby. The second night of camp will be set near the Inca outpost of Pacasmayo, where the ruins can be observed. (B/L/D)

Day 6 - Inca Trail
The day starts by climbing to the 13,000 ft pass and the ruins of Runcuracay. As you descend into the rainforest you will notice a change in the vegetation. The hike then leads into the ruins of Sayajmarca and into an Inca tunnel opening at the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, where your camp will be set. Here you will have time to explore the area and prepare for the final day of your hike. (B/L/D)

Day 7 - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu
The final day of your journey takes you on a rapid decent through the cloud forest and to the ruins of Winay Wayna. As your anticipation of reaching the celestial site grows greater and greater with every step, your tired body is rejuvenated knowing that only a few more steps and turns on the Inca highway will etch a significant memorable day in our life. The trail continues onward leading you to Inti Punku,"The Gate of The Sun." Here you will get your first magnificent view of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. You will have time to admire the incredible view before making decent into the huge coliseum like stadium of the Inca. Here our staff will explain the history and the myths of this archaeological site. Afterwards, you will be transferred by bus to the base of Machu Picchu and the town of Aguas Calientes for the remainder of the day on your own. Ovenight at the hotel. (B) ( Note: Overnight at Sanctuary Lodge incl. BB/L/D, the Pueblo Hotel incl. BB & D )

Day 8 - Free day - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Today you will have the full day on your own. You may choose to re-enter Machu Picchu or take the day relaxing. In the afternoon you will depart from Aguas Calientes by Visadome train with many memories that pictures will never tell. After your return to Cuzco you will be transferred to your hotel. ( BB )

  • Note: 2nd day re-entry into Machu Picchu not incl.

    Day 9 - Cuzco - Puno
    Morning our staff will transfer you for your departure via a First Class tour bus for the scenic ride to Puno.(8 hours). On the way you will travel through the Andean mountains passing and making short visits to the archaeological sites of Pikillaqta, Andahuaylillas, Raqchi & La Raya while on the way to Puno. On your arrival to Puno and the highest navigable lake in the world of Lake Titicaca, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the evening on your own.(BB)

    Day 10 - Puno - Uros - Amantani ( homestay )
    Early morning departure to Lake Titicaca where you will go by boat to the floating Uros Islands. Here time will be allowed for mingling, shopping or even to barter for a large selection of local hand made items with the descendants of Uros Indians. After a short time here you will proceed again by boat to the Island of Amantani where many archaeological sites will be visited with your guide. There are several temples and a Royal throne "Inkatiana" carved of stone on the shore of the lake. You as well will visit the impressive points of either Pacha Tata or Pacha Mama for a magnificent view of Lake Titicaca from the highest point of the island. Later a cultural excursion to visit up to six different villages that exist on the largest island. Here these humble and simple Amara Indians descendants have lived on this some what secluded island from the mainland unchanged in their traditions for hundreds of years. Afterwards you will proceed to a local family home that is your accommodations for the night. Overnight at a local Indian family home. (CB/D)

    Day 11 - Amantani - Taquile - Puno
    Morning after breakfast and a last visit in the area proceed to the Island of Taquile where you can view pre Inca & Inca archaeological ruins & terracing. Mid day depart by boat from Taquille with a late afternoon arrival into Puno. Here you will be met and transferred to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel. (CB)

    Day 12 - Puno - Juliaca - Lima
    Transfer to the Julicaca airport for your return flight to Lima. Our staff will meet and transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores, remainder of the day on your own.( BB )

    Day 13 - depart Lima
    Today you will bid a farewell to the Incredible country of Peru. Our staff will transfer you to the Lima airport for your flight out.


    2015 Pricing

    Class Rating Hotel Single Double Triple
    Tourist
    $3459 $2449 $2139
    First $3879 $2729 $2319
    First $4889 $3219 $2769
    First $5719 $3619 $3259
    First $6199 $3869 $3399
    Executive $6699 $4199 $3489


  • NOTE : INCA TRAIL IS IN PRIVATE SILVER CLASS/FIRST CLASS SERVICE.
  • INCA TRAIL PERMITS NOT INCLUDED ADD $100.00 each.


  • NOTE : All hotels include Continental or Buffet breakfast.
  • Room type : ST=Standard;CR=Colonial;SP=Superior;DR=Deluxe;
    SPD=Superior Deluxe; JS=Jr.Suite;MV=Mountain View;MVT=Mountain View Terrace.
  • NOT INCLUDED :
    International air to Peru, local air inside Peru. Local air inside Peru available directly from airline or via the Peru office representatives. Also not included local visas, departure taxes and any add on incidentals not included in program.

  • Availability on the Inca Trail is regulated by the Peru government. You can call TAMBO TOURS - 1-888-246-7378 and we will check the Inca Trail spaces and availability.



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