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Peru: Machu Picchu and the Last Incan Bridges

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Overview

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Last Incan Bridges

Continent

South America

Days

10 days

Nights

9 nights

Group Size

14 people

Activity

Moderate

Interest

History & Culture

Highlights

  • Take a panoramic train ride to the famed Inca Trail and discover magical Machu Picchu.
  • Have a go at deciphering the mysteries of the storied Nazca Lines from the air.
  • Blast through the sands of Huacachina Oasis on a dune buggy.
  • Explore Islas de Ballestas, a biodiverse set of islands known as the Peruvian Galapagos.
  • Unlock the secrets of Peruvian cuisine via a hands-on cookery class.
Peru 10 days 9 nights

Discover Inca Wonders.

Day 1

Witches’ Brews & Divine Cocktails  

Lima main square and cathedral
Lima main square and cathedral
  • Special note

Day 2

Gigantic Mysterious Glyphs

Nazca lines drawings
Nazca lines drawings

Day 3

Dune Buggies & Desert Wines

Huacachina oasis
Huacachina oasis

Day 4

Village Life in the Sacred Valley

Woman weaving traditional textiles in the Sacred Valley
Woman weaving traditional textiles in the Sacred Valley

Day 5

Discoveries and Spirituality of the Inca

Inca storehouses in Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley.
Inca storehouses in Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley.

Day 6

Setting Off on the Inca Trail

Hiking along the Inca trail
Hiking along the Inca trail

Day 7

Unlock The Secrets of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ruins
Machu Picchu ruins

Day 8

The Disappearing Incan Superhighway

Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge
Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge

Day 9

The Timeless Splendor of Cusco

Cusco
Cusco

Day 10

Tupananchiskama!

Three women wearing traditional clothes passing the last remaining Inca wall in Cusco
Three women wearing traditional clothes passing the last remaining Inca wall in Cusco

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Upcoming departures

4 available dates
  • Jun 2–Jun 11, 2024
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  • Aug 4–Aug 13, 2024
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  • Sep 1–Sep 10, 2024
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  • Oct 13–Oct 22, 2024
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Additional info

Pricing

The listed price of this trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company.

Opt for a Private Room to yourself, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $780USD.

Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. 

If you don’t opt for a Private Room, you'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Activity Level

Four to six miles of walking each day, with lots of time spent moving around and on your feet. You should be comfortable walking on both flat and uneven ground, as well as stairs.  Our trip will gradually go up in elevation, starting in the Sacred Valley, which sits at an elevation of approximately 8,000ft (2,440m). We then make our way to Machu Picchu, which sits at an elevation of 7,874ft (2,430 m) and end in Cusco at the highest elevation on the tour at 11,152 feet (3,399 m). 

The short Inca trail trek included in the program is approximately 8 miles (13km) and 5-6 hours in duration. This is a moderate to difficult hike due to its exposed, rocky terrain and high altitude. The first leg of the hike will be approximately 3 hours and a steady climb to reach Wiñay Wayna. From here, the trail continues through woodlands and includes a river/stream crossing before it begins its final ascent to the Sun Gate or entrance to Machu Picchu. There will be porters to assist along the way.

Luggage Restrictions

Your domestic flight from Lima to Cusco has a luggage limit of one piece of checked luggage not exceeding 23kg / 50 pounds. 

For your Inca trail hike, you are asked to bring a day bag including a change of clothes and toiletries for your overnight in Aguas Calientes. We will have porters to assist in carrying your belongings along the trek. Your primary luggage will be transferred from the Sacred Valley to Cusco and securely stored at our hotel. 

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive by 10 a.m. on Day 1, and depart anytime on Day 10.  Lima International Airport (LIM) connects to a range of flight hubs in Latin American and North America. The best flight connections to Lima are offered by LATAM Airlines and American Airlines. Since most international flights into Lima arrive late in the evening, a courtesy pre-night has been booked for all guests. 

*Airport transfers are only provided if arriving & departing on the trip dates, or if pre/post arrangements have been made through Atlas Obscura. 

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