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What’s included

  • A Local Leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (3 star) in Cuzco and Aquas Calientes, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Inca Trail permit
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

Ultimate Inca Trail

Walking & Trekking

Peru | Walking & Trekking

Ultimate Inca Trail
Moderate / Vigorous

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

Vigorous: Suitable for enthusiastic hill/mountain walkers.

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Grade: Moderate / Vigorous ? Moderate / Vigorous
Duration:  11 days from the UK  
On trek: 4 days
Private Departures Available

Flight inclusive from £2,690,
Land only from £1,890

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Follow in the footsteps of the Incas and trek to the iconic lost city of Machu Picchu.

Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing and acclimatisation walks in Cuzco
  • Trek the spectacular Inca Trail, carefully tailored to avoid the crowds
  • Enter iconic Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate
  • First rate camping service on trek

Reviews          

The itinerary itself was great. Overall I found the level of service to be outstanding.
Ms H, USA

It was a 'perfect' trek in all aspects. The staff were excellent and demonstrated great adaptability to all situations.
Lady R, London

The trip was absolutely brilliant. By far and away the best adventure holiday I've ever been on and hugely exceeded my expectations.  It had it all - beautiful snow capped mountains, stunning cloud forests, historical sites (not just Machu Picchu), great trekking trails, star filled nights and excellent company (fellow trekkers and tour staff).  I'm already missing it!
Mr S, Gloucestershire

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On arrival in the stunning city of Cuzco, previously capital of the ancient Inca Empire and modern day World Heritage Site, we leisurely explore the impressive Inca sights.

We take acclimatisation walks and absorb the spectacular Andean setting at 3,400m/11,152ft, including a descent to Ollantaytambo, a major ancient Inca site in the Sacred Valley.

Our trek follows the centuries old Inca Trail through cloud forest alive with bright orchids and butterflies, and crosses high passes giving sensational views. We also visit impressive ruins along the way and experience a growing sense of anticipation at our overnight camps as we draw closer to our goal. Finally, with a real sense of achievement, we pass through the famous Sun Gate, entrance to one of the most iconic sights on the planet. Our trek successfully completed, we visit Machu Picchu again for further exploration.

Permit warning – you need an Inca Trail permit for this trip. Permits go on sale at the start of each year, and often sell out quickly, so please book early.

Private Departures

Ultimate Inca Trail Private Departure

Ultimate Inca Trail Private Departure
We can offer a private departure of the Inca Trail holiday in Peru for a minimum of two people sharing. Please contact the office for further details or to book your private departure.


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At a glance

Grade: Moderate / Vigorous
Moderate / Vigorous

Duration:  11 days from the UK  
On trek: 4 days

Max. Altitude: 4,128m / 13,543ft, Warmiwanusca, Dead Woman’s Pass, Day 7

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 clients

Maximum group size: 16

Land only joining city: Cuzco

Accommodation types: Hotels, Camping

Meal arrangements: B&B in Cuzco and Aquas Calientes, plus lunches on walking days and all meals on trek

Leader: Local leader, Peru
Local leader, Peru

You will be accompanied throughout your holiday by a local English-speaking guide. These leaders are very knowledgeable and extremely charming and friendly and in their company you will enjoy an insider’s view of Peru.


DayActivity
1-2
Fly to Cuzco via Lima.
3
Cuzco sightseeing
4
Ruins of Moray and Salt pans of Maras
5
Visit the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo. Begin the trek on the classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
6
Trek through the Cusichaca valley, past the archaeological excavations at Cusichaca, to your beautiful grassy campsite at Llulluchupampa (3,800m) which has spectacular views down the valley.
7
Descend into the Pacasmayo valley. Climb past Inca ruins at Rucuracay and Sayacmarca. Continue along ridge to Phuyupatamarca ruins 'Place above the clouds'(3,650m). A great day for birdwatchers.
8
Trek through cloud forest on the Inca stairway to Winay-winay (2,600m). Through Inti Punku 'Gateway of the Sun', for first glimpse of Machu Picchu.
9
Return to Machu Picchu for a guided tour. Afternoon train back to Poroy to meet the driver for the return to Cuzco.
10-11
An entire day free to explore the beautiful and vibrant city of Cuzco. Fly to Lima and then on to the UK.

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Optional supplements
  • Single room & tent supplement
    From £345
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £114
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No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • A Local Leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • Good standard hotel accommodation (3 star) in Cuzco and Aquas Calientes, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • All camping facilities and all meals on trek
  • Camp staff to carry out all camp work
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Inca Trail permit
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Sleeping bag
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Cuzco and Aquas Calientes
  • Airport departure taxes, excepting UK Departure Tax
  • Optional trips
  • Tipping


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Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Perfect!          

It was a 'perfect' trek in all aspects. The staff were excellent and demonstrated great adaptability to all situations.

Outstanding service          

The itinerary itself was great. Overall I found the level of service to be outstanding.

Best adventure holiday I've been on          

The trip was absolutely brilliant. By far and away the best adventure holiday I've ever been on and hugely exceeded my expectations. It had it all - beautiful snow capped mountains, stunning cloud forests, historical sites (not just Machu Picchu), great trekking trails, star filled nights and excellent company (fellow trekkers and tour staff). I'm already missing it!


Extend your holiday

Lake Titicaca extension
  • A visit to Lake Titicaca will prove a very worthwhile addition to any trip to Peru.
  • Enjoy a spectacular rail journey from Cuzco with stunning views, climbing to a height of 4,319m /14,170ft before descending to Puno.
  • Get an insight into a unique soceity and culture that has adapted to this harsh but beautiful environment.

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Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and set on the high altiplano of Peru at 4,103m/12,507ft it is generally considered to be the highest navigable lake in the world.  On this extension you will travel to Puno, a city on the shores of Titicaca, on a fantastic rail journey which is an experience in itself, leaving Cuzco to climb to a high pass at La Raya at 4,319m /14,170ft before descending to Puno.

The lake itself is starkly beautiful and views of the lake and the mountains beyond are truly spectacular.  You will spend a whole day on the lake - the Uros Islands, although rather touristy, are worth visiting to see this unique way of life while a visit to Taquile Island gives you the opportunity to see how a distinctive and independent minded society has adapted to this harsh but stunning environment. 


Amazon Extension from Cuzco
  • Spend 2, 3 or 4 nights deep in the Amazon rainforest.
  • Stay in jungle lodges whilst exploring the wonderful rainforest wildlife.

More Details

For a complete contrast to your trek or tour in the Andes why not visit the lush Amazon jungle? A short but spectacular flight will take you over the mountains and down to the Amazon basin. The Amazon basin encompasses nearly 3 million square miles, of which two thirds is covered by rainforest and comprising the largest and most bio-diverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world. For your Amazon extension you will fly to the city of Puerto Maldonado and from there travel down river to your jungle lodge.

We offer a selection of jungle lodges with various standards of accommodation and wildlife experience. You may also choose whether to stay for 2 or 3 nights in the jungle or even a longer more adventurous expedition of 5 days downstream to the Tambopata Research Centre.


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