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Duration: 09 Days
Location: Lima – Cusco – Inca Trail – Machu Picchu.
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  • Day 01 – Lima

    Day 02 – Lima

    Day 03 – Lima to Cusco

    Day 04 – Inca Trail Trek

    Day 05 – Inca Trail Trek

    Day 06 – Inca Trail Trek

    Day 07 – Inca Trail Trek

    Day 08 – Machu Picchu to Cusco

    Day 09 – Cusco to Lima

    Sacred Path to Machu Pichhu - page photo

  • Day 01 – Lima

    Arrival in Lima, meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Lima.

    Meals included: Nil.

    Day 02 – Lima

    We will have a tour through Lima’s streets and plazas. Starting at the Love Park in Miraflores, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, and then heading to the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial center of the Lima culture. After this, we go on to the Main Square where the Government Palace and the Town Hall are located. We will visit the Cathedral and explore Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Day 03 – Lima to Cusco

    Transfer to the airport and flight to Cusco. On arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free rest of the day. Overnight stay in Cusco.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

    Day 04 – Inca Trail Trek

    Let the big adventure begin! After our hotel pick up, we will go to Piscacucho (2,750 m/9,022 ft.), at Km. 82 on the tracks to enter the Inca Trail. Our trip will start with a slow pace walk to get used to the trail. We will be able to see the beautiful snowcapped mountain Veronica and we’ll get to a natural viewpoint from where we will see the archaeological site of Llaqtapata. Our first campsite will take place at Huayllabamba (3,000 m /9,842 ft.)

    Distance: 12 km. / 7.45 mi.

    Estimated time: 5-6 hrs.

    Maximum altitude reached: 3,000 mt. / 9,842 ft.

    Campsite: Huayllabamba (3,000 mt. / 9,842 ft.)

    Highlights: Panoramic view of Llaqtapata and Veronica snowcapped mountain.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 05 – Inca Trail Trek

    The most intense day of the Inca Trail is here so make sure to bring some extra sugary sweets in your pocket for extra energy. We will walk through the Valley of Huayllabamba while we observe the ecological changes of going from the highlands to the plateau. In Yunca Chimpa we start the ascent to Llulluchapampa (3,750 mt. / 12,303 ft.). While we enjoy a refreshing snack, the Huayanay Valley is in front of us, and the challenge of the day: the defiant Warmiwañusca mountain pass (4,200 mt. / 13,799 ft.), also known as “Dead Woman” mountain pass. If we are lucky we´ll get to see the beautiful hummingbirds and sparrows that live in the area. Finally it is time to descend to our campsite in Pacaymayo (3,600 mt. / 11,811 ft.) for lunch and rest after this challenging day.

    Distance: 11 Km. / 6.83 mi.

    Estimated time: 6-7 hrs.

    Maximum altitude reached: 4,200 mt. / 13,799 ft.

    Campsite: Pacaymayo (3,600 mt. / 11,811 ft.)

    Highlights: Warmiwañusca mountain pass.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 06 – Inca Trail Trek

    A day filled with archaeological sites in our trail, the longest but also the most impressive and least difficult day. We will ascend to the Runcuracay mountain pass (3,860 mt. / 12,664 ft.) to see the archaeological complex of the same name to later continue to the Sayacmarca Inca fortress (3,580 mt. / 11,745 ft.). After lunch, it’s time to cross the Phuyupatamarca mountain pass (3,700 mt. / 12,139 ft.). In this area we will see the best preserved Inca complex in all the Inca Trail, whose name in English translates to “over the clouds”. After a well deserved rest, we will continue to Wiñaywayna (2,650 mt. / 8,694 ft.), an impressive Inca complex with numerous agricultural terraces and religious and urban areas. This will be end of the day for us; we will set camp and enjoy our farewell dinner. There are public restrooms and hot showers. If not too tired, unlikely though, there’s a youth lodge for those not ready for bed yet.

    Distance: 16 km. / 9.93 mi.

    Estimated time: 8 hrs.

    Maximum altitude reached: 3,860 mt. / 12,664 ft.

    Campsite: Wiñaywayna (2,650 mt. / 8,694 ft.)

    Highlights: Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 07 – Inca Trail Trek

    We are getting closer to our main objective. We’ll get up at dawn to ascend through a narrow way of steps until we get to Intipunku or the Door of the Sun (2,720 mt. / 8,923 ft.) and get a first glance of Machu Picchu (2,450 mt. / 8,038 ft.) at sunrise, a memorable experience to capture in pictures. We will then go down for a guided tour of the fortress and the opportunity to learn and see everything there is to see of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Stay at one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu in order to fully appreciate the visit.

    Distance: 4km. / 2.48 mi.

    Estimated time: 2 hrs.

    Maximum altitude reached: 2,720 mt. / 8,923 ft.

    Highlights: Intipunku and Machu Picchu.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner.

    Day 08 – Machu Picchu to Cusco

    Morning off.  Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are limited.  We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestions or lack of local availability.

    For those looking for a more intense adventure and wish to visit Huayna Picchu, it is important to have in mind that there are only 400 daily spots to climb the mountain, all of which have to be reserved in advance. At the arranged time, we will return to Cusco by train and will be transferred to the hotel.  Overnight stay in Cusco.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

    Day 09 – Cusco to Lima

    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Lima. Arrival and assistance for the connection with the international flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL EXTENSION: Check our trips to the Peruvian Amazon

    • Glimpse of the Amazon Rainforest.
    • Amazon – Tambopata Research Center for Macaws.
    • Amazon Wildlife Photography.
  • Trip Cost varies based on travel season (high to low), your choice of accommodation (from budget to luxury), flight (economy to first class), optional tours and other special requests. Kindly email us at info@funkytravels.com to get the correct price for your selected trip.

    INCLUDES:

    • Accommodation on twin or double sharing basis in your choice of accommodation.
    • All meals as stated in itinerary.
    • All airport / land transfers as stated.
    • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle with English speaking guide and including all entrance fees.

    EXCLUDES:

    • International Airfare and airport / government taxes, fuel surcharges etc.
    • Domestic Airfares.
    • Visa (if required).
    • Travel insurance.
    • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included.
    • Optional tours mentioned in the itinerary will be charged extra.
    • Gratuities to guide and driver.
    • Personal and other expenses such as bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.