From the bustling market-filled streets of La Paz to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best known and challenging hikes, and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service, and equipment.
Day 1 La Paz
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 La Paz (1B)
Visit the pre-Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco.
Day 3 La Paz/Puno (1B)
Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 4 Puno/Lago Titicaca (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Day 5 Lago Titicaca/Puno (1B, 1L)
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.
Day 6 Puno/Cusco (1B)
Hop on the bus for a full day’s drive to Cusco.
Day 7 Cusco (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore the city’s museums and local markets. Choose to pre-book the optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour to see some of the ruins as well.
Day 8 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 9 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Day 10 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
Start early to climb the long steep path to WarmiwaÑusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.
Day 11 Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross two more passes and ruins on today’s trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.
At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the WiÑay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 12 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.
Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 13 Cusco (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax.€tive options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Day 14 Cusco/Lima (1B)
Fly to Lima. Opt for a city tour or wander the neighbourhood of Miraflores.
Day 15 Lima (1B)
Depart at any time.
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