Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative who will drive you to the hotel (in Miraflores, the most beautiful and safest area of Lima). You may relax for the rest of your day, exploring the city at your own pace.

Overnight in Lima at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores Hotel – Superior Room or similar.
*Lima city is located at an altitude of 80 meters (262 feet) above sea level.

Early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Lima airport to board your flight to Cusco city. You will be assisted with your flight check-in and baggage drop-off, and then escorted to the entrance to the security check area. Notice that gates and departure times may change, please check the airport monitors.
Upon arrival at Cusco airport a Rahhalah representative will welcome you and drive you to the Sacred Valley.
On the way to your hotel, you will enjoy visiting Awanacancha center and Pisac village and Market.
The fun can’t wait, here you will feed Llamas and Alpacas, take pictures with them, and learn about the amazing textiles made by the Quechua weavers in the Peruvian Andes.
After visiting Awanacancha you will be driven to the peaceful Quechua village of Pisac, a perfect place to immerse yourself in the Quechua world! Here you will explore its famous Indian market and interact with Quechua families who sell unique handicrafts and amazing souvenirs, some of them wearing their traditional outfits. You will also have the chance to try the delicious Empanadas made in a wood-burning oven!
After visiting Pisac you will be driven to your hotel located in the sacred valley, the most comfortable area to adjust to the altitude.
Free afternoon to rest to adjust to the altitude of the Andes.

19:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner
Overnight in the sacred valley at Casa Andina Premium valley Hotel – Superior Room or similar.
*Cusco city is located at an altitude of 3,400 meters (11,155 feet) above sea level.
**The Sacred Valley is located at an altitude of 2,870 meters (9,416 feet) above sea level.

After breakfast, you will drive to Pachar, the starting point of your ziplining adventure.
The Sacred Valley zipline allowsall visitors to fly over this magnificent area in a safe and fun way. This zipline has 7 lines or cables, from 150mt to 700mt, for a total of 2800mt.
You will start with a 30-40-minute hike, and then you will go on a small (4 meters) Via Ferrata climb.

Each line is different from the other so you will start with an easy and short one, and the circuit will allow you to upgrade on the way. You will enjoy a three-hour zip-lining adventure, before driving back to your hotel in Ollantaytambo to relax.

Overnight in the sacred valley at Casa Andina Premium valley Hotel – Superior Room or similar.

After breakfast, you will go on a smooth, 30-min ride through the Inca Sacred Valley towards the trailhead at Km 82, where your Inca-trail adventure officially begins. There, you will meet your Quechua porters and cook: these Andes men who will ensure that the next few days will be a memorable – and safe – experience for you.

On the first day, you will hike on a well-marked path, enjoying eucalyptus groves, outstanding views of the Urubamba River, the Vilcanota Mountain Range, the snow-capped peak of Veronica (19,102 ft./5,822m.), and the agricultural terraces in the Inca complex of Llaqtapata.

Estimated hiking distance: 7.5 miles/12 kilometers.
Estimated hiking time: 6 hours.
Overnight in campsite in three-season tents.

The second day on the Inca trail is possibly the most challenging one as you will have to climb on a steep path for almost 4,000 feet (1,220 meters), to reach the Dead Woman’s Pass (at 13,780 feet/4,200 meters altitude). However, you will have the chance to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the path, frequently shared with llamas and deer, and, at the top, you will experience a fulfilling sense of accomplishment.

After crossing the Dead Woman’s Pass, you will descend following a rock-stepped path towards Pacaymayo valley (11,810 feet/3,600 meters), whereyou will rest for the night.

Estimated hiking distance: 7 miles/11 kilometers.
Estimated hiking time: 8 hours.
Overnight in campsite in three-season tents

After a hearty breakfast, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape, you will begin your third day on the Inca trail: maybe the most picturesque part of the path.

You will start with a one-hour climb to the circular ruins of Runkurakay, which are believed to be a resting place for Incan couriers during the Inca times. Then, you will head towards the Runkurakay Pass (12,960 feet/3,950 meters), where you will enjoy stunning views of the snowcapped mountains of Vilcabamba range.

Next stop is the “inaccessible town” of Sayacmarca, a well-preserved mysterious Inca complex (11,772 feet/3,588 meters) whose raison-d-etre remains elusive but its beauty is spectacular.

As the day unfolds, the trail becomes more and more delightful. You will cross an impressive Inca tunnel dug through solid rock, and the third pass, Phuyupatamarka (12,140 feet/3,700 meters), with stunning views of Salkantay and Veronica Snowcapped Mountains, before reaching the “Cloud-Level Town” of Phuyupatamarka, one of the most impressive archaeological Inca centers.

Finally, you will camp near Wiñaywayna (8,829 feet/2,691 meters), the most spectacular archaeological complex of the entire Inca Trail.

Estimated hiking distance: 10 miles/16 kilometers.
Estimated hiking time: 8 hours.
Overnight in campsite in three-season tents.

Today is the grand finale of this life-changing adventure on the footsteps of the pilgrims towards Machu Picchu. You will start your descent at the early morning hours, and when you reach the “Sun Gate”, you will see for the first time, from above, the “lost city” of Machu Picchu.
After one more hour of hiking, you will arrive at Machu Picchu: one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites on earth.

Private Machu Picchu tour (2.5 hours)
This impressive Inca city is full of mysteries and monuments. With the help of an experienced guide, you will learn about its history, who lived here, how it was discovered in the 20th century, and why the Spaniards never found it. You will gain insights into the various features of the sacred city and you will immerse in its meditative ambience.
After visiting Machu Picchu, you will board the bus to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) where you can have lunch and free time in Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes at Casa Andina Standard Hotel – Superior Room
*Aguas Calientes is located at an altitude of 2000 meters (6,562 ft) above sea level.
**Machu Picchu is located at an altitude of 2400 meters (7,874 feet) above sea level.

This morning you will board the train back to the sacred valley.
Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo train station, you will be met by our staff, and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
Upon arrival at your hotel, our staff will assist you with your hotel check-in and all you may need.
Free afternoon to explore Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco at Casa Andina Premium Cusco – Superior Room or similar

After an early breakfast, you will head to Phulawasipata (a 3-hour drive), from where you will embark on a hiking adventure on the Ausangate mountain, towards the highest point of the Rainbow Mountain. On the way, you will enjoy amazing landscapes and the different types of South American camelids.

You will then return to Phulawasipata and, from there, drive to Cusipata for a picnic lunch (if the lunch is box-lunch as indicated in the original document you sent me, why do they need to eat at the end of the trail and not during the hike?), before returning to Cusco for the night.

Estimated hiking distance: 7 km/4 miles.
Estimated hiking time: 4 hours.
Summit elevation: 5,200 m (17,060 feet) above sea level.
Overnight in Cusco at Casa Andina Premium Cusco – Superior Room or similar

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided tour around Cusco (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), visiting its most remarkable landmarks. Your journey will start with a stroll around the main attractions of the ancient Inca capital: its main square known as Plaza de Armas, and the 16th-century Cathedral that boasts an impressive collection of more than 400 paintings from the Cusco art school dating to the 16th and 17th century.

The tour includes a visit to the most impressive of the Inca temples:Koricancha, known as the Temple of the Sun. During the Inca times, the walls of this temple were lined with sheets of solid gold, and its courtyard was decorated with golden statues and ornaments. You will finish with a visit to the Santo Domingo Church built by the Spanish colonists, before moving outside the city for an exploration of a series of other famous Inca monuments.

First, you will head to Sacsayhuaman, an amazing Inca fortress whose main walls, built with massive stones, are perfectly fitted. You will learn more about the Incas’ secrets, before continuing to Qenko,Puca Pucara (an Inca lodging site), and Tambo Machay (known as the Baths of the Inca).

Overnight in Cusco at Casa Andina Premium Cusco – Superior Room or similar

In the morning, you will head to the airport for your return to Lima.

Optional activity-Lima Private Experience( extra cost applies)
This morning you are picked up from the airport and start your adventure in Lima city, you will be driven to the city of the Kings and explore its beautiful monuments, Colonial houses adorned with Moorish-style balconies, main Plazas like San Martin and Plaza de Armas, a view of the baroque cathedral, the Governor’s Palace, the Archbishop's Palace with its big carved wooden balconies, and a guided visit inside the convent of San Francisco, home to the largest collection of religious art in the Americas. Underneath the convent lie extensive catacombs that served as a cemetery during the colonial period.

Your tour includes a visit to the beautiful olive tree park and “Park of Love” where you will have a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. After your Lima tour, your guide will be happy to recommend you a nice Restaurant for lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean! Four hours before your flight departs, you will e driven to the airport to d your flight home.

Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Recommended international flight: after 6 pm.