Day 1 Arrive to Cusco
Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Cusco is now one of the most exciting and lively destinations in the whole of Latin America. Check out the hustle and bustle of the Peruvian streets with your insider guide. In the evening you will meet at the Museo de Café to learn more about your active week ahead.
Day 2 Raft the rapids of the Vilcanota River (B,L)
Today we will tackle the finest one day whitewater rafting section in Peru. After getting top quality equipment and safety instructions from your world class guides, we launch into the waves. Whether first timer or seasoned expert, the Class III to IV rapids will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Step off the river to a delicious picnic before driving onto the Sacred Valley to relax at your hotel.
Day 3 Cycle the Sacred Valley (B,L)
Cycling through the Sacred Valley is a fabulous way to explore the area. You travel slowly and take a quiet track through the villages and lives of the local people, away from the main tourist area.You start with a visit to the Pisac market, where you can haggle for handicrafts with the local artisans or bite into an empanada fresh from the town oven. When it is time to start riding, you grab a helmet and gloves and hop onto your full suspension cross country bike, carefully set up for you by your guide. The route is mainly downhill or flat, on good wide trail. Along the way you will enjoy another tasty picnic lunch. Overnight in the Valley.
Day 4 Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (B,L)
Today we have a challenging twelve kilometre hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Climb through steamy cloud forest, past vast Inca ruins before clambering up the final stone steps to emerge triumphant at the Sun Gate and look down at the majesty of Machu Picchu spread before you. Then head down to Machu Picchu town and a well earned rest at your hotel.
Day 5 Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco (B)
Discover the secret city built by the Incas on this remote mountaintop - learn how they built it, wonder why they built it and close your eyes to imagine just how impressive it must have been at the height of the Inca Empire. Then ride the train on one of the great train journeys of the world, along the churning Urubamba river back to Cusco, where you will be transferred to your hotel..
Day 6 Cusco - free day and transfer out (B)
Today is left free to allow you to make the decisions about how you want to spend your remaining time in Cusco, before you are transferred to the airport.
How Difficult is it?
We classify this trip as:
2017-2018 Price per person in US$: $1699, double occupancy with minimum of 2 people. Single supplement is US$355.
2017 -2018 Dates: start every Saturday from March 11 till Dec. 23 (subject to availability of Inca trail permits)
We require a 20% deposit to book your trip.
2: Full payment is required 90 days prior to trip departure.
If you cancel the trip – we reserve the right to charge:
"I had a fabulous time and your team was exceptional. Jose (our trail guide) was so very patient and knowledgable. I hope to take another South American trip very soon! Take care" Maryanne
"I wanted to let you know that everything was fantastic. The guides were friendly and informative. I felt safe letting my 13 year old nephew go to the front of the pack with one guide while I lagged behind. Our drivers were great too. And, I really enjoyed the food. I was expecting something comparable to hotdogs on a couple of our lunches and I was very surprised at how good our food was.
My only criticism is that I didn’t feel like it was an introductory sporting tour. It was definitely more moderate. I wasn’t able to finish the biking but I completed everything else although sometimes I had doubts. So, if I were to change anything about it, It would just be how the tour was marketed as an introductory sporting tour. My nephew had a fantastic time. He didn’t think anything was the least bit difficult." Diane