One Week in Peru

One Week in Peru


Overview

Dates & Prices

*Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures
*Please Note: Internal Flights are not included in the price.
Start DateEnd DateOffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Thu, Nov 07, 2019
To
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
Deals$1,557Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
To
Thu, Nov 21, 2019
Deals$1,485Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Dec 12, 2019
To
Thu, Dec 19, 2019
Deals$1,516Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Dec 19, 2019
To
Thu, Dec 26, 2019
Deals$1,730Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Dec 26, 2019
To
Thu, Jan 02, 2020
Deals$1,730Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Jan 02, 2020
To
Thu, Jan 09, 2020
Deals$1,705Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
To
Thu, Mar 05, 2020
Deals$1,705Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Mar 05, 2020
To
Thu, Mar 12, 2020
Deals$1,705Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
To
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
Deals$1,705Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Apr 23, 2020
To
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
Deals$1,705Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
To
Thu, May 07, 2020
Deals$1,705Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, May 14, 2020
To
Thu, May 21, 2020
Deals$1,775Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, May 21, 2020
To
Thu, May 28, 2020
Deals$1,775Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, May 28, 2020
To
Thu, Jun 04, 2020
Deals$1,775Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Jun 04, 2020
To
Thu, Jun 11, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Jun 11, 2020
To
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
To
Thu, Jun 25, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
To
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
To
Thu, Jul 16, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Jul 30, 2020
To
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Aug 13, 2020
To
Thu, Aug 20, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Sep 03, 2020
To
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
To
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
To
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Deals$1,840Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Oct 01, 2020
To
Thu, Oct 08, 2020
Deals$1,598Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Oct 08, 2020
To
Thu, Oct 15, 2020
Deals$1,598Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
To
Thu, Oct 29, 2020
Deals$1,598Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Nov 05, 2020
To
Thu, Nov 12, 2020
Deals$1,598Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Nov 12, 2020
To
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
Deals$1,534Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Nov 19, 2020
To
Thu, Nov 26, 2020
Deals$1,534Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Dec 03, 2020
To
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
Deals$1,534Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Dec 10, 2020
To
Thu, Dec 17, 2020
Deals$1,598Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Dec 17, 2020
To
Thu, Dec 24, 2020
Deals$1,598Get Our PriceGet Quote
From
Thu, Dec 24, 2020
To
Thu, Dec 31, 2020
Deals$1,598Get Our PriceGet Quote
* Departure Dates in bold denote Guaranteed Departures
* Internal Flights are not included in the price

Promotions

Call or submit a quote for award-winning value and service!

15% Off 18-29s Trips

Mention Promo Code: PT8081
Promotion Image

15% Off 18-29s Trips

15% Off 18-29s Trips

Promotion Details
Got your eye on the trip of a lifetime but need some time to get it together? Book an 18-29s trip at least 12 months in advance and get 10% off. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
Must Book By Thu, Oct 31, 2019
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

10% discount applies to Intrepid 18 to 29's tours only for departures booked & deposited at least 12 months prior to travel. Excludes Tailor-made, Asia Passes, Short Break Adventures and tours operated by 3rd party suppliers. Discounts apply to new bookings only. The discount applies to the land tour price only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Discount does not apply to local payments, permits, additional travel arrangements, international and local airfares. A deposit of $100 per person per tour is required on booking with full payment required a minimum of 56 days prior to departure. All tours subject to availability. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation, low season, tour only. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Please note that unless the departure date is marked Departure Guaranteed (DG), there might be some changes to the tour including the departure date. This offer may be changed or withdrawn without notice at any time. Other restrictions may apply.

Itinerary

Countries Visited

Peru

Cities Visited

Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu

Tour Itinerary

This is the bout you've been waiting for: You vs the Inca Trail. Limber up in Lima, then fly to Cusco for acclimatization. Spend four days hard slogging it up South America's most celebrated trek and be rewarded with a Machu Picchu sunrise. Three traits you don't want to be remembered for on a trek: whinging, laziness and being a sulky-pants. But don't stress, your support crew will feed you up with lollies, fruit and sugary drinks to help keep the demons at bay.

Day 1: Lima
Welcome to Lima, Peru. Your adventure starts with an orientation walk around Peru's capital. You'll be lead around locations such as Miraflores and head from Central Park (Parque Kennedy) to the entertainment complex of LarcoMar. At around 2 pm there will be a pre-departure meeting. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform the accommodation as soon as possible. Afterwards, get to know your group with a few pisco sours and a plate of Lima's famous ceviche (raw fish marinated in lime juice, chilli, onions and tomato).If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).Notes: Due to the high altitude of many of places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. Please see the 'Is This Trip Right For You?' and 'Fitness' sections in the trip notes for detailed information.

Day 2: Cusco
Say farewell to Lima today and fly to Cusco, which takes around one hour and ten minutes. Spend the next two days trying to acclimatise to the high altitude of this location (i.e. no strenuous activity). Visit the alpaca farms in the Sacred Valley for knitted creations and the market town of Pisac for leather goods. After dropping your luggage off and having some lunch, your leader will take you on an orientation walk around downtown Cusco, the local San Pedro market, the main square and past the 12 Angled Stone.

Day 3: Cusco
Welcome to Cusco, Peru. Your adventure starts at 4 pm a group meeting. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform the accommodation as soon as possible. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). After the meeting your tour leader will take you on a walk around downtown Cusco. You’ll visit the facade of Qoricancha temple, the local San Pedro market, the main square, past the 12 Angled Stone, Regocijo Square and San Blas Square. The order of visiting these locations, may vary according to hotel location and your tour leader’s preference. This evening why not head out and have some dinner with your new travel buddies!Notes: Due to the high altitude of many of places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. Please see the 'Is This Trip Right For You?' and 'Fitness' sections in the trip notes for detailed information.

Day 4: Inca Trek/ Quarry Trek or Train option
Depending on your pre-arranged travel arrangements, during the next four days you may: hike the Classic Inca Trail, hike the Inca Quarry Trail or stay in Cusco for another two days before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. While away from Cusco, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel. If you’re hiking the Inca Trail or the Inca Quarry Trail, the evening before you leave Cusco you'll receive a small duffle bag to carry your clothes in for the next four days (5 kg maximum).Your team of porters will carry these bags for you, together with the food and equipment for the trail. Please note that you won't have access to these items until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. If you’re travelling to Aguas Calientes by train, you'll be able to leave most of your luggage at the hotel in Cusco and only travel with the necessary items for the next few days. Route 1 Classic Inca Trail: Today travel by minivan to the 82 km marker and meet your crew of local porters, cook and guide. The first day includes uphill trekking to the campsite, which is at 3,100 metres above sea level. On the way you’ll see the ruins of Llactapata, which was burnt to the ground by the last Inca emperor to discourage Spanish pursuit down the trail. In the evening, set up camp while the cook makes dinner.Notes: The Inca Trail is within the abilities of most reasonably fit people, but please come prepared, as the trail is 45 km long and often steep. Each day's journey generally consists of seven hours of walking (uphill and downhill), with stops for snacks and lunch. Trekking usually begins at 7 am (except on the fourth morning) and you reach the campsite around 5 pm. Accommodation on the trek is camping (three nights). Double tents (twin-share) and foam camping mats will be provided. The porters will set up the tents while the cook prepares meals.Route 2 Quarry Trail: Make an early start today and drive to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where Incas worshipped the moon. Drive to the starting point of the trek, Rafq'a, and meet the horsemen who join us on the hike. After an hour’s walk, reach the small community of Socma. Carry on to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout, an opportunity to stop for photos and a food break. Continue to the campsite, which is 3,700 meters above sea level. You should reach the campsite around lunchtime. After lunch, set off to explore the Q'orimarca archaeological site, which once served as a checkpoint to the Incas.Notes: The Quarry Trail is within the abilities of most reasonably fit people. The hike is 26 km long in total and its highest pass is at 4,450 meters above sea level. Throughout the trek, horses will carry your gear and camping equipment. The first two nights are spent camping and the third night you will stay at a simple hotel. Double tents (twin-share) and foam camping mats will be provided. The porters will set up the tents while the cook prepares meals. Route 3 Train:For those travellers disinterested in hiking the trail or who are unable to, spend two extra nights in Cusco before travelling by bus to Ollantaytambo. From here take a train through the winding Urubamba Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes where you’ll spend a third night.Notes: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Quarry Trail only.

Day 5: Inca Trek/ Quarry Trek or Train option
Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:This is the most challenging day of the trek, as we ascend a long steep path (approximately five hours) to reach the highest point of the trail. Colloquially known as 'Dead Woman's Pass', Warmiwanusca sits at a height of 4,200 meters above sea level, providing amazing views of the valley below. The group will then descend to the campsite in the Pacaymayo Valley at 3,650 metres. Route 2 Quarry Trail: This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the hike. A three-hour walk takes us to the top of the first pass of Puccaqasa (approximately 4,370 meters high). After enjoying picturesque views of the valley, it’s a short walk before stopping for lunch. Afterwards, make the two-hour hike to Kuychicassa, the highest pass of the trek at 4,450 meters. From here, descend to the sacred site the Incas called Intipunku (Sun Gate), with views of the Nevado Veronica mountain. Head to the campsite, only a stone’s throw away at Choquetacarpo. Route 3 Train:Today, perhaps your free day indulging your inner foodie in the eateries of Cusco. Head to lunch at the arty Fallen Angel restaurant, and if you still have room for dessert, the ChocoMuseo offers tastings and chocolate-marking workshops. All optional activities are at your own cost. \Notes: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Quarry Trail only.

Day 6: Inca Trek/ Quarry Trek or Train option
Route 1 Classic Inca Trail: Start the day with a climb through the Pacaymayo Valley to Runkuracay pass (3,980 metres). Enjoy views of the snow-capped mountain of Cordillera Vilcabamba before descending for around two to three hours to the ruins of Sayacmarca. Continue over the trail’s third pass to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (3,850 metres), also known as 'Town Above the Clouds'. Start the two-hour descent down the Inca steps to the final night's campsite by the Winay Wayna archaeological site. Route 2 Quarry Trail: Today’s hike will all be downhill. The first stop is the incomplete Kachiqata quarry, where the Incas were intercepted by the Spanish. Around midday, come to the end of the trek. Explore the cobbled streets of Ollantaytambo before taking the short train journey to Aguas Calientes. This is where you’ll meet up with the travellers in your group who didn't hike. Visiting the natural hot springs in town is a soothing way to spend the late afternoon. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel before tomorrow’s visit to Machu Picchu. Route 3 Train:In the morning take a bus and train which is nestled in the hills at the foot of Machu Picchu. For those who want to, there’s time to visit Machu Picchu independently before the guided tour the next day. If you’d like to do this, please advise your group leader at the welcome meeting at the beginning of the trip. Otherwise, you might like to while away the afternoon in the natural hot springs of Aguas Calientes.Notes: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Quarry Trail only.

Day 7: Machu Pichu/ Cusco
Route 1 Classic Inca Trail: The day starts before dawn with breakfast at 4.30 am. Say farewell to the porters as they descend to the train station and begin hiking by 5.30 am. The walk to Intipunku (the Sun Gate) takes around two-and-a-half hours. Weather permitting, enjoy unforgettable views over the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ Route 2 Quarry Trail: Depending on weather conditions, take a bus at 5:30 am this morning along the winding road to Machu Picchu. The journey takes around 30 minutes. At Machu Picchu, join up with the travellers in your group who hiked the Classic Inca Trail. If skies are clear, enjoy spectacular views over the ancient city from the Sun Gate, before going on a guided walk around the ruins.Route 3 Train:In the morning at 5.30 am, take a bus up to Machu Picchu. The city was built around 1440 AD as a country retreat for Incan nobility, but there’s evidence that the land had been a sacred Incan site for much longer. Take a guided tour around the ruins of temples, palaces and living quarters, and enjoy free time afterwards to wander around on your own before the group returns to Cusco.Visiting Machu Picchu:According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted.For all trails - after taking advantage of the seemingly endless photo opportunities, it's time to return to Cusco for a well deserved shower and a pisco sour. Your evening is then free for the last night of your adventure.Notes: Due to Intrepid's internal safety policy, our leaders are specifically prohibited from recommending or assisting with booking trips to the mountaintop ruins of Wayna Picchu.

Day 8: Cusco
Your Inca Trek & Machu Picchu adventure comes to an end this morning. There are no more activities planned and you're free to leave the accommodation at any time.

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Inclusions

  • Cusco - Orientation Walk
  • 3 Night / 4 Day Inca Trail (or 2 Night / 3 Day Quarry Trail)
  • Machu Picchu - Guided tour

Meals
6 Breakfast(s) Included
3 Lunch(es) Included
3 Dinner(s) Included

Style: Basix

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Accommodations

Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Hotel (3 nights)

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Intrepid Tours Customer Reviews

Accommodations
Itinerary
Professional Staff
Repeat with Operator
Value for Money

Similar Tours Other Travelers Liked

Tour Itinerary Operator
Peru Escape 2020 Globus
10 Day Classic Peru - Plan A Hotels - Friday Departure Gate1
Machu Picchu In Style G Adventures
Peru Splendors 2020 Globus
Highlights of Peru Summer 2020 Trafalgar

Ratings based off 105 reviews about Intrepid Tours. Currently showing 6 reviews with comments only.
By Sabera W on Aug 19, 2019

The trip was both both educational and exciting. I very much enjoyed the sights and culture.

By Laurie T on Jan 19, 2019

The itinerary was just as I expected! The guide was very good as were the accomodations

By Justine F on Aug 18, 2018

Intrepid did such a great job. I never had to worry about where I was supposed to be and it felt so good not to worry about a thing but just to enjoy myself. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about culture and history.

By Patricia P on Mar 15, 2018

Taiwan people very friendly. Accommodation were centrally located and easily accessible. Did extra activities then in brochure which was greatly.

By Ian A on Feb 20, 2018

Larus our tour guide did an excellent job and was very attentive to our needs. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.

By Michelle W on Jan 26, 2018

Our guide Tarang chandola was exceptional. Courteous, knowledgeable, organized, polite, professional and went above and beyond taking care of our needs and requests offen anticipating what that might be. He made sure we all had the best possible time and offered suggestions to meet the needs of everyone on the tour. This made the trip even more enjoyable.


AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2017.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read More

Get discounts by Email!