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Lima
Cusco
Tour Details
Essential Peru

Climb the legendary Inca Trail of Peru to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast, or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines — the adventure is yours to choose!

These fast-paced and affordable adventures are designed just for you! Explore the world by day, stay up all night, and do it all again tomorrow someplace new with friends you’ll want to hang on to forever. 

Prices starting from $2,199$1,539 CAD per person

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Departure Location

Lima, Peru

End Location

Cusco, Peru

Price Includes

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • 7 nights simple hotel; 2 nights overnight bus; 1 night homestay; 3 nights camping
  • All transport between destinations and to/from activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, & porters (4 days)
  • All listed activities

Price Excludes

  • Visas & fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • International Airfare
  • Optional Excursions

Tour Specialist

  • Rachael Ward
What to Expect

This trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you’ll never forget. Take a trip that’s packed with just the essentials — 14 days of maximum Peru at minimum cost. This is everything you imagined Peru would be — and more!

Feel confident that your travels are helping employ local individuals and businesses. Named Best Inca Trail Tour Operator by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. Your purchase of this tour helps employ over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff — connecting local communities to the global tourism chain.

Is this Peru tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 4 – Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.

Age requirement: 18-39

  • Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
  • Ccacaccollo Community Homestay
  • Overnight Colca Canyon excursion
  • Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
Itinerary

Day 1Lima

The tour starts in Lima; Arrive anytime

Day 2Lima - Nazca

Head south to Nazca, home to one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries: the Nazca Lines.

Day 3Nazca - Arequipa

Enjoy free time to explore Nazca and opt for a flight over the famous Nazca Lines. Assist in preparing a traditional “Pachamanca” dinner, before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Hands-On Moment Pachamanca
Meals included: Dinner

Day 4Arequipa

Wander the streets of the ‘white city’ and opt to visit the Catalina Convent.

Day 5Arequipa - Colca Canyon

Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Canyon, and soak in hot springs. Admire the pre-Inca terraces and the wildlife, including alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Colca Canyon

Set out looking for the majestic soaring condors. Return to Arequipa, and catch an overnight bus to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7Cusco

Free day in Cusco to explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or just relax in a café.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Discover Moment

Day 8Cusco - Ccaccaccollo

Visit our locally-supported women’s weaving co-op in the Ccaccaccollo community. Learn a few Quechua words while staying overnight with one of the families and taking part in daily activities.

Exclusive Inclusions: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women’s Weaving Co-op visit| Your Local Living Moment Ccacaccollo Community Homestay
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Ccaccaccollo - Ollantaytambo

Embark on an optional Sacred Valley tour that includes markets and Incan historical sites and ruins.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Exclusive Inclusions: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Inca Trail

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. 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 cloud forest on the 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).

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Machu Picchu/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. 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.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Big Night Out Moment
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14Cusco

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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