Inca Trail and Beyond Trek
Peru, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from £1,345 (land only) - from €1,815 (land only) - from $2,165 (land only)
Day 1: Arriving in Cusco, KE Land Only package services begin with a transfer to our centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatise. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 2: A further acclimatization day in Cusco. During the morning we make a walking tour of the city and visit the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon free. Hotel.
Day 3: We drive from Cusco to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. En route we'll stop off and walk from Maras through the spectacular salt mines of Moray down in the Valley. Overnight at hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Day 4: We take a short transfer to Ollantaytambo where we began our trek along the Silque Valley, through potato and quinoa farms. Our first campsite is at Hatunrumiyoc (c.3000m.).
Day 5: Trek to the head of the valley, with great views of peak Veronica (5700m.) to reach the lake and village of Ancascocha (4000m.) where we set up our overnight camp.
Day 6: Trek over Ancascocha Pass (4625m) and then descend to camp (3810m) at Muyu Muyu.
Day 7: Trek down to Paucarcancha (3048m) where we have a typical BBQ Peruvian style. Camp.
Day 8: Today we join the Inca Trail and continue uphill to Llulluchapampa (3810m). Camp.
Day 9: We cross the Warmihuanusca Pass (4175m.) and on down to lunch at Pacaymayo, Continue to our last campsite at Phuyupatamarca (3600m.).
Day 10: After lunch at the beautiful settlement of Winay Huayna today we trek on to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu. Transfer by bus to Aguas Calientes (2040m.). Hotel.
Day 11: We've virtually a whole day to explore Machu Picchu - the Inca Bridge and the Temple of the Moon. We then take the train to Ollantaytambo and drive to our hotel in Cusco.
Day 12: A free-day in Cusco - ideal for last minute shopping and sightseeing. Overnight in group hotel.
Day 13: KE Land Only group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.