This trip combines the Sacred Valley and iconic Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, with some bikes, kayaks and high-energy thrills, making it the perfect mix of culture and adrenaline.
- Small group tour
- No single supplements!*
- Explore Cusco, the city renowned for its Inca ruins and colonial buildings
- Two days cycling in the Sacred Valley, visiting the historic sites and a women's weaving co-operative
- Embark on the famous Inca Trail, passing Inca ruins and incredible scenery, before arriving at the iconic Machu Picchu where you'll enjoy a guided tour
- Two days kayaking and exploring the islands of the expansive Lake Titicaca
- Transportation between destinations and to/from included activities
- Accommodation: 10 nights' hotel accommodation, three nights' camping, one night homestay
- Meals: 14 breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners
- Tours, excursions and activities, as described (activities described as optional may incur an additional cost)
- Services of an experienced local CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, plus specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike
International flights are not included, but can be arranged by our travel specialists
Full itinerary below
Day One - Lima
Your Peru Multisport adventure begins in the capital city of Lima, as you'll arrive here today, at any time before the evening welcome meeting. During the welcome meeting, you'll meet your CEO and fellow travellers, but feel free to explore the city beforehand.
Day Two - Cusco
Starting with an early flight to Cusco, the rest of the day is spent at leisure to relax and/or explore this fascinating city, which is renowned for its eclectic mix of Inca ruins and Spanish colonial landmarks. There's so much to see and do here, from visiting the Cusco Cathedral or the famously beautiful Baroque La Compañia church, to discovering the intriguing Inca artifacts in the Inka Museum, which includes mummies, skulls, ceramics and jewellery. Cusco is higher up above sea level, so take the time to acclimatize to the high altitude.
Included meals: Breakfast
Days Three to Five - Ollantaytambo
You'll now begin to combine culture with activity as you begin two days of guided biking excursions through the Sacred Valley, with Ollantaytambo acting as your base. Starting at over 12,000ft above sea level, you'll first stop at the G Adventures-supported Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-Op, which enables local women to sell traditional textiles to travellers, and learn how the weaving co-operative has impacted the community. From there, you'll descend on your bike into the Sacred Valley, taking in some truly incredible views along the way, passing through rural areas where you can see the traditional farmers, and visiting the hilltop citadel of Pisac. These ruins feature a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that's still used today, all surrounded by some dramatic scenery, with plunging gorges, sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. During your cycling excursion, you'll fuel up for lunch at the Parwa Community Restaurant in the small Sacred Valley village of Huchuy Qosqo, a resident-run sustainable tourism project which boosts the local economy with its successful farm-to-table food programme.
On day four, your second day of biking starts early from Chinchero, and will take you to the town of Maras, where you'll visit the archaeological site, before heading down to the salt mines (Las Salineras). Finally, you'll ride to Urubamba, before returning to Ollantaytambo for an evening at leisure, to relax your legs. You'll have a free day in Ollantaytambo on day five, where you can enjoy a number of optional activities, ranging from visiting the ruins to horseback riding, or simply relaxing before you embark on the famous Inca Trail tomorrow.
Included meals: Three breakfasts, two lunches (on days three and four)
Days Six to Nine - Inca Trail
The four-day Inca Trail is one of the world's most famous hikes, leading up to the iconic Inca citadel Machu Picchu. Over four days, you'll trek through beautiful scenery, including rambling rivers, and scenic mountain views, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata. You'll begin your journey from Ollantaytambo by van to km 82, where the hike begins. You'll be joined by a crew of local porters, cooks, and guides, who will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. As the porters carry the majority of the gear, you'll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, and a camera, etc. The first day of hiking will get your blood pumping, and trekking today is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days. On day seven (the second day of your hike), it's an early start as you climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, the highest point of the trek at 13,769ft, and better known as Dead Woman's Pass. Reaching camp generally by early afternoon, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax. You'll cross two more passes on day eight- first Runquraqay at 13,113ft, from where (on a clear day) you can catch glimpses of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba, before trekking through cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions and reaching 12,136ft, offering spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley on a clear day. You'll either camp near the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (the 'town above the clouds') at 11,972ft, or continue a little further to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ('forever young') at 8,694ft. The final day of the Inca Hike is on day nine, and you start early before the dawn breaks to reach the Sun Gate before sun rise, rewarded with the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu, before hiking down for a guided tour and free time to explore the ruins, perhaps hiking to the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Afterwards, you'll catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Included meals: Four breakfasts, three lunches (on days six to eight), three dinners (on days six to eight)
Day Ten - Cusco
After your four-day hike, you have a day in Cusco to relax as you please. Feel free to explore the city, perhaps heading out to some of the nearby archaeological ruins. Although, of course, you can always enjoy some optional activities to keep the blood pumping, including whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Today you have a carte-blanche to do as you please.
Included meals: Breakfast
Days Eleven to Thirteen - Puno/Lake Titicaca
You'll head to your next destination, the town of Puno, the gateway to the vast and expansive Lake Titicaca, which straddles the borders of Peru and Bolivia, and believed to be the birthplace of the Incas. It's home to both numerous ruins and its famous floating islands inhabited by the indigenous Uros people. Enjoy spectacular views of the countryside as you travel from Cusco to Puno, through the high Altiplano, while on days twelve and thirteen you'll embark on a two-day kayaking excursion on Lake Titicaca, one of the largest lakes in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. Heading out by motorboat to the base camp at the Peninsula of Capachica, you'll be briefed on sea kayaking before paddling towards Taquile Island, soaking up the beauty and serenity of the moment. Once you land ashore, you'll hike to a village and enjoy lunch with the locals before continuing by motor boat to Amantani Island, where you'll meet your hosts for the night as you'll be enjoying overnight 'local living' in a Lake Titicaca homestay. This offers an unforgettable immersion into local culture and customs, getting a taste of local life firsthand, playing football with the children, enjoying some dancing, watching dinner being made and learning about regional cuisine, before dressing up in local clothes for an evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. The next morning, lend a hand to help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well. You'll then bid farewell to your host families as you continue your kayaking excursion onto Llachon, enjoying a hot drink before continuing with a visit to the famous and unique Uros Floating Islands, where you'll learn about the buoyant totora reeds that are used to make everything, even the islands themselves. Later you'll return to Puno.
Meals included: Three breakfasts, one dinner (on day twelve)
Days Fourteen and Fifteen - Lima
Today you'll fly back to Lima, where you'll have the evening free to explore further, or perhaps sample some of the famously delicious seafood (after all, Lima is making a name for itself as South America's culinary capital, and you've more than burned enough calories to treat yourself!). On day fifteen, the tour concludes, and you're free to continue with your onwards travel at any point after breakfast.
Meals included: Two breakfasts
Various dates available
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*No single supplement - based on sharing accommodation with a member of the same sex. However if you require or prefer a room of your own, please note that a small surcharge will apply
**Itinerary is subject to change, as on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Inca Trail Warriors
Ccaccaccollo Community Women's Weaving Co-Op
Parwa Community Restaurant, Sacred Valley
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