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THE INCA JOURNEY

10 Days, Lima to Lima
THE INCA JOURNEY

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This tour will introduce you to the best of Peru, from ruins high in the Andes to wildlife deep in the Amazon. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco before travellin read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation (Hotels (7 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts)).
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private van, walking).
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving project (full-day).
  • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.
  • Train to Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu guided tour.
  • Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3-day).
  • Guided excursions with naturalists.
  • Rubber boot use.
  • Local Flights.
  • G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, expert jungle guide in the Amazon.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 230-300 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Lima
Day 2 Lima/Cusco
Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Day 4 Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes
Day 5 Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Day 6 Cusco
Day 7 Cusco/Tambopata
Day 8 Tambopata
Day 9 Tambopata/Lima
Day 10 Depart Lima
Departures
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  • Start
  • Finish
  • Thu, 23 Nov '17
  • Sat, 02 Dec '17
  • Thu, 30 Nov '17
  • Sat, 09 Dec '17
  • Thu, 14 Dec '17
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Lima
  • Cusco
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Tambopata
  • DAY 1 Arrive Lima

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 18:00

    Tonight,the adventure begins. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Lima/Cusco

    Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites.

    Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city.

    Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore.

    Plane
    Lima - Cusco 1h-1h 30mLook! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    Use the day to head out and explore. Free time is yours to use any way you want.

    Optional Activities

    Cusco City Tour
    Cusco
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.

    Cusco Cathedral Visit
    Cusco
    Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral - its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.

    Cooking Class
    Cusco
    Expand culinary skills with a cooking class. Visit the San Pedro market to search for local ingredients before returning to the restaurant with your goods. Learn how to prepare typical Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the fruits of your labour. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

    Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

    Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs directly from the women who made them.

    Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only), and the small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds from the meal go directly back into the remote community.

    Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Go for a guided tour of the large ruin site adjacent to the town. Ollantaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu.

    Private Vehicle
    Cusco - Ollantaytambo Full Day 95km
    Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley, descending in elevation the whole way.

    Ccaccaccollo Community and Planeterra-Sponsored Women's Weaving Co-op visit
    Calca1h
    Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which G Adventures travellers' donations helped create through Planeterra Foundation in 2005, thereby enabling local women to sell traditional textiles to travellers. See local weaving and dyeing techniques used to create garments and souvenirs, and learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the community and those who visit it. This includes the purchase of alpacas to provide a steady supply of wool, looms, and sewing machines as well as several training courses on production, sales and small business management.

    Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
    Pisac45m-1h
    Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that's still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across Kitamayo Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.

    Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
    Lamay45m-1h
    Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures along with the Planeterra Foundation and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.

    Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour
    Ollantaytambo1h
    Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes

    Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

    Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area.

    Train
    Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes1h45m30km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Aguas Calientes Afternoon
    Opt to visit the local market, the botanical garden, and the Mandor waterfalls or soak in the hot springs.

    Optional Activities
    1-day Inca Trail Hike

    Inca Trail5h-6h
    Traverse cloud forests while enjoying spectacular views on this '1-day Inca Trail' trek. Start by disembarking the train at km 104. Follow the local guide as the trail rises steeply up into the mountains and winds past the archaeological sites of Winay Wayna and Inti Pata. Gain insight into the fascinating culture of the Incas en route to the trek's culmination at the Sun Gate. Enjoy a packed lunch along the way, and reach the Sun Gate in the late afternoon. Enjoy free time to explore a bit of Machu Picchu before the guided tour with the group the following day.

    After, take one of the blue buses from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes to rejoin the group and spend the night in a hotel in town. Opt to visit nearby hot springs to soak sore muscles, if time permits.

    Hot Springs Visit
    Aguas Calientes
    Soak sore muscles in local hot springs for which the town, Aguas Calientes, was originally named. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Aguas Calientes/Cusco

    Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.

    Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own.

    Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco.

    Local bus
    Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu 15m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Machu Picchu Guided Tour
    Machu Picchu
    Rise and shine - the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach'ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

    Local bus
    Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes 15m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Train
    Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo1h45m
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Private Vehicle
    Ollantaytambo - Cusco2h-2h30m 95km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities

    Inca Bridge Visit
    Machu Picchu
    Use any leftover energy from your Machu Picchu hike to visit the Inca Bridge site nearby (thought by some to be a secret back entrance to Machu Picchu). Trek up to the bridge that's cleaving to a 579m (1,900 ft) cliff, and soak in amazing views of cloud forest along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Cusco

    Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    Head out and explore. Free time is yours to use how you want!

    Optional Activities
    Horseback Riding

    Cusco
    Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco's archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour - no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

    Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
    Urubamba
    Rise for an early morning pick up and drive to Chuquicahuana for a safety briefing. Enjoy a full day of rafting on the Upper Vilcanota River (about 2.5 hrs on the water). Be thrilled by fast rapids that are a constant Class III and IV for around 11km (9 mi), and don't forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. Rehash all the excitement afterward over a riverside picnic lunch.

    Mountain Biking
    Cusco
    Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Cusco/Tambopata

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon Jungle.

    After a brief stop in town to store large luggage, drive to the pier and travel by covered motorized boat to the jungle lodge. En route, spot bird species typical of the river and forest edge. The Tambopata Rainforest area holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area.

    Local community members make up the majority of lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Take the opportunity to learn about the area's rich flora and fauna and locals' extensive use of medicinal plants and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

    Plane
    Cusco - Puerto Maldonado1h320km
    On arrival, head by private vehicle to the lodge's office in Puerto Maldonado to store large luggage. Use a provided duffel to bring just what you need into the jungle. From there, travel about 1 hr to reach the boat landing.

    Motorized canoe
    Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata2h30m-3h
    Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.

    Wildlife-spotting Night Walk
    Tambopata
    Get the lowdown on local flora and fauna, and grab a flashlight to discover what's living around lodge grounds. Receive help from the talented, expert naturalist guide to locate heaps of hidden creatures! Keep an eye out for snakes, tarantulas, owls, and poison dart frogs, just to name a few. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Tambopata

    Enjoy guided excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

    Head out early to catch the jungle at its wildest (and coolest). Walk slowly through the forest searching for wildlife before heading out on an oxbow lake by canoe. Search for anaconda, the elusive giant river otter or black caiman. Even if you don't spot these shy creatures, there's plenty of other birds, interesting plants, and other animals about.

    Jungle Excursions
    Tambopata
    Enjoy visits to oxbow lakes and small clay licks to learn about the jungle and its inhabitants. Be introduced to the area's rich flora and fauna by expert naturalist guides, who can teach extensive uses for medicinal and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques. Be prepared to go early morning or evening to avoid the heat of midday. Enjoy a leisurely pace - the trip requires some walking, but nothing too strenuous.

    Free Time
    Tambopata Afternoon
    Spend time around the lodge or go further afield. Free time is yours to explore any way you want!

    Caiman-Spotting Cruise
    Tambopata Evening
    Head out after dark by motorized canoe to search for caimans on the river banks. Enjoy a lesson on caimans from the expert guide. Take advantage of the keen eyes of the expert naturalist guides - they are truly spectacular at spotting these elusive smaller cousins of alligators hiding on the muddy banks. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 9 Tambopata/Lima

    Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.

    Enjoy a delicious Amazonian breakfast before heading back to the airport by motorized boat and van. Fly to Lima and opt for a final night out for dinner or Pisco Sours.

    Motorized canoe
    Tambopata - Puerto Maldonado 3h
    Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.

    Plane
    Puerto Maldonado - Lima 1h30m-2h
    Take a van from the pier to pick up stored luggage before heading to the Puerto Maldonado airport. Make a brief stop in Cusco en route to Lima. A private vehicle will be waiting to take the group to the Lima hotel. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Depart Lima

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 230-300 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. TRAVELLERS
    Please note that there are no minimums on this tour. The nature of this tour is such that it is possible for certain components to have low numbers of passengers (for example, in the jungle). You will be accompanied by Local Guides at all times.


  10. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments.


  11. LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS
    Last minute bookings of this trip when choosing the 1-day Inca Trail option will be on an "on request" basis only. To make a booking request of a tour which includes the Inca Trail G Adventures requires your full name, date of birth, nationality and passport numbe


  12. EXTRAS
    Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.


  13. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Peru. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights.



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