The great Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour

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Countries Visited

Peru

Places Visited

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lima, Inca Trail

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Follow the spectacular road of history on this magnificent tour of the Inca Trail. You will savor the wealth of the ruins and the beauty of the Andes. The footsteps of the Inca traverse mountains, stretch along rivers, and wander through jungle. The ruins decorate the mountains above and the valleys below and the treasure of Machu Picchu stands waiting to be sought. Each step is a wonder, each view offers a panorama of majesty, and the Inca Trail brings you to such great heights.

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Trip Highlights

  • Follow in the historic steps of the Inca along the Inca Trail
  • Experience the unparalleled wonder of Machu Picchu
  • Be one of the select few to hike Huayna Picchu
  • Climb through the heights of the Andes
  • Discover incredible forgotten ruins throughout the mountainside
  • Witness the wonderful culture that remains in the Andean altitude
  • Traverse the trails of the Sacred Valley
  • Deep beneath the City of Kings into the catacombs of the Church of San Francisco
  • Enjoy decadent meals beneath the stars

Detailed Description

Follow the trail to the wonders of the Andes on this 7-day customizable tour along the footsteps of the Incas. From majestic ruins to sensational landscapes, each step takes you across history and brings you closer to stunning Machu Picchu. Walk through the clouds, over the cobblestone roads, and through the magnificent ruins where you can look down on lingering treasures from sensational heights.

Arrive in Lima with the City of Kings beckoning to you. Standing against the coast and sprawling across the shores of the Pacific, explore the majesty of the city, in its Spanish remnants and beneath the Church of San Francisco where the catacombs lie. Venture to Cusco where the city shines along the Andean hills like a pearl, mixed with a colonial past and mountain culture. Begin your trekking excursion along the banks of the Urubamba River as you take your first steps along the trail. Ascend above the valley to the stunning ruins of Llaqtapata strewn along the valley floor on top of agricultural terraces.

Continue your journey through the mountains as you climb higher into the Andes, away from the sweeping valley, and through the dense and lush jungle. The water careens through the floor and orchids blossom as you climb higher above the canopy and into the open, arid altitude where the jungle recedes. You will descend over the pass and into Phuyupatamarca, magnificent ruins angled over the mountainside, before continuing on to the grand remains of Wiñaywayna. Over the trail steps and beyond the Sun Gate you will discover the grandeur of the Lost City of Machu Picchu, where you can wander and explore the stone steps of this Wonder of the World. Eventually you will return to Cusco and depart for home. The exceptional sights of ruins strewn across the mountainside and orchids blossoming beneath the jungle canopy will never be less than majestic. As you fly through the clouds, over the remnants of the Inca Trail, you will always remember that you climbed to such great heights.

Zicasso offers a variety of customized tours of Machu Picchu. You may want to browse reviews of Machu Picchu trips for additional ideas and to read traveler reviews of their Peru experiences.

Starting Price

$1,535 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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