Walking the Inca Trail, Peru

Cusco and the Inca Trail

Follow Incan footsteps as you hike Peru's Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and explore Cusco and archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley.

Walking the Inca Trail, Peru

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11 days from £2650pp plus international flights.

Follow in the footsteps of the Inca as you hike to Peru's Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail, and explore Cusco and the archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley.

  • Fantastic combination of natural and historical wonders
  • Hike the Inca Trail for the ultimate reward - Machu Picchu
  • Visit world-famous Sacred Valley archaeological sites
  • Stay in a boutique hotel in Cusco and an historic inn in Ollantaytambo
  • Explore historic Cusco and the famous market at Pisac

On this wonderful trip in Peru, you are immersed in Inca history in a very special way, trekking in Inca footsteps, experiencing Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail and some of the fascinating ancient sites within the Sacred Valley. You will come to understand how these iconic locations sat within the context of the empire and how the Inca shaped the Peruvian Andean way of life as it is today, as you learn about Inca history and about traditions which have long died out and those which survive to this day.

All this is set against a truly spectacular natural backdrop, the mountains and cloud forests of the region. You'll hike the Inca Trail, accompanied on this challenging journey by guides, cooks and porters who will see to all your needs as you stay at well-established campsites, sleeping in sturdy tents and cosily ensconced in special sleeping bags.

In addition to the great adventure that is the Inca Trail, and the spine-tingling excitement of arriving at Machu Picchu, you'll have a guided tour of some of the key highlights of Cusco and the archaeological sites outside the city. Based in a boutique hotel in the artistic San Blas district you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the city's museums and shops. And you'll visit the colourful market at Pisac and explore the town of Ollantaytambo, spending a night in a charming historic hotel at the Ollantaytambo railway station.

If you fancy making a longer trip of it and seeing another aspect of Peru, you could opt to add an extension to Lake Titicaca or the Amazonian rainforest - or both!

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Places we love to stay in Peru

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made holiday, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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