Peru Inca Adventure 2023

Adventurers assemble! Get your adrenaline pumping on this TRUly epic 10-day trip seeing Peru’s incredible scenery, learning about ancient Inca, Spanish culture and the history of Peru as well as taking part in amazing activities to unleash your adventurous side. Explore the iconic streets of Cusco, marvel at ancient sites and get your trek on through the mountains! Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world and a MUST see, your Inca adventure would not be complete without seeing this spectacular site and hiking the Inca trail, of course! Remember we said adrenaline pumping? We don’t lie, that’s why we go mountain biking! We hope you’re ready for your Inca Adventure! P.S have you really lived if you haven't visited the jaw-dropping rainbow mountain? No, we didn't think so.

*This trip does require a good level of fitness as we reach some high altitudes!*

We’ve perfected the balance between culture, adventure, beaches and parties. A high level of inclusions at a low cost. Think of a Ferrari for the price of a Ford. Highlights, hotspots & hidden gems are crafted into each itinerary with our own TruExclusives. We stay in a variety of different accommodations such as hotels, hostels, homestays, beach huts & even boats. Maximum adventure, minimum hassle.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(up to two days before as long as you are booked into the start hotel)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included Private Van Flight to Cusco

Accommodation
9 Nights Accommodation Twin & Triple Share rooms

Activities
Incan Natural Dyeing and Weaving Experience Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu & Guided Tour Peruvian 3 course cooking class Rainbow Mountain Trek

Meals
9 x Breakfast 4 x Lunch 1 x Dinner
WHERE WE STAY
CUSCO
OLLANTAYTAMBO
AGUAS CALIENTES

The hotel is located in a charming square just metres from the Plaza Mayor of Cusco and there are lots of shops, cafes and restaurants, museums, churches and you can visit the famous stone of the twelve angles nearby, so as soon as you get to Cusco you can get your exploring.

 A restored old colonial mansion, our hotel in Cusco has an interior patio where you relax, sip on some coffee and tea after exploring this beautiful city of Perú.

(Accommodation is subject to change dependant on season but will be of a similar standard)

Our hotel in Ollantaytambo is set in a stunning garden with a sundeck where TruTravellers can spend a bit of R&R time before their big hike ahead.

Each room has a patio with a sitting area and has beautiful views, as well as en suite bathrooms.

(Accommodation is subject to change dependant on season but will be of a similar standard)

Our sustainable, eco-friendly 3-star hotel has a terrace with views of the mountains where TruTravellers can take a dip in the outdoor pool and chill on sun loungers.

(Accommodation is subject to change dependant on season but will be of a similar standard)

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Bucket List
Local Cooking Class
Machu Picchu - greenery with blue skies
Machu Picchu
Inca Trail
Rainbow Mountain

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
Day 1

Airport Pick Up

Welcome to Peru! You made it! The start of an amazing Latin America adventure. Once you have arrived into Alejandro Valazco Cusco Airport, we'll pick you up and will take you to the hotel! Relax and settle in. In the evening, you get to meet your TruFam and what better way to get to know one another than over FOOD! We're real foodies over here, can you tell? Try out Quinoa Soup, a traditional soup made with quinoa and local spices. Delicious. Or try out Pollo a la Brasa which is a classic Peruvian rotisserie packed with flavour! Go on, get those taste buds tingling! We explore Cusco town and see where the night takes us as we get to know the TruFam over a beer or 2.

Cusco
Airport Pick Up
Day 2

Cusco City & Ancient Sites

Rise and shine! Make sure you fill yo’ stomachs at breakfast as we’re off on a orientation walk of Cusco city, Diving deep into peruvian culture where we will learn all about this city’s fascinating history. Time for those taste buds to get tingling again as we sample the local food around the market. The perfect place to get those multi-coloured souveneirs you promised everyone at home you'd bring back! Wander amongst the rainbow markets and take in the moment. You're in Peru after al|! The afternoon is free to spend as you please! Take this time to relax and acclimate to the high altitude, or perhaps explore the ancient Inca and Spanish site of Sacsayhuamán. Marvel at the stones of the Incan wall complex or finish off the day at a coffee bar with an amazing view of Cusco City Square. Whatever you choose, take some time for you. Nightlife in Cusco is also a wonder to be discovered, so throw on some clothes and let's head out. Did someone say Pisco sourz?

Cusco
Cusco Markets & Nightlife
1x Breakfast
Day 3

Culture and Local Living

How's the head? Don't worry, today is a slow day where we learn the tradional art of weaving. Catch breakfast in the hotel before we leave Cusco for the day to explore a Rural artist community. Here we will learn straight from the locals traditional natural weaving and the importance of it in Peruvian culture. Learn how to extract the wool, make the treads and naturally color the textiles. It really is a Tru-ly amazing experience. After we've mastered the art of weaving...(Well, not quite, but we tried!) we head to a local pottery school where we will learn about the traditional methods of pottery making and go full on Bob Ross as we paint ourselves a little souvenir to take home. Nothing like enjoying a day while supporting communities. Good vibes all round.

Cusco
Cusco City Tour, Entrance to Ancient Site Sacsayhuamán
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
TRU Exclusives
Weaving lesson & Pottery School Visit
Day 4

Sacred Mountain & Mountain Biking

Wake up! It’s time for your daily dose of beautiful landscapes that Peru has to offer. We head to our next destination Ollantaytambo! Along the way we stop to marvel at the site of Maras Salt Mines along the way. An incredible view like no other! We learn from the locals about the 500-year-old ancient process of salt mining and take in the views of these mines dug into the mountainside. Jaw-dropping greenery surrounds us. Ready to turn up the adrenaline? We're going full on adventure mode TruFam! Hop on a mountain bike and ride in style down the mountain! Mountain biking is one of the best ways to take in these unforgettable views so we set off on a downhill ride surrounded by the Andes Mountains. 10/10 Scenery GOALS. The sort of views you'd see on a postcard, or a national geographic Instagram post. You get the vibe. After our adrenaline ride we check in to our hotel in Ollantaytambo, a small town in the northern end of the Sacred Valley and take the evening to relax.

Ollantaytambo
Mountain Biking
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 5

Exploring Ollantaytambo!

Ollantaytambo might seem like a mouthful to say but once you've visited, you'll be telling your friends and family about it for years. Trust us, it may become your favourite place. Enjoy the morning birds and tuck into a delicious breakfast before we head on up a small warm up walk into Ollantaytambo view point. Breathtaking mountains and historical ancient ruins surround us. Take some snaps, breathe the fresh air and pinch yourself that you're really here. The rest of the afternoon is free to spend as you please. May we suggest taking a traditional Inca food experience, exploring the Archaeological site of Ollantaytambo or simplying relaxing and chillaxing as tomorrow is the big day! We're hiking the Inca trail!

Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo viewpoints
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 6

Inca Trail, Let's go!

All aboard the Inca Trail Train! Today we say goodbye to Ollantaytambo lodge, and catch the train to Km 104, which is 12 Kilometres before Machu Picchu! Get your pen out as we're ticking 1 of the 7 wonders of the world off of our bucket list! The journey there is an experience in itself. The train will take us alongisde the Urubamba river, the snow capped mountains and small local villages so make sure you grab a window seat! When we arrive we start the famous one day Inca trail hike. Thought you were already having the time of your life? Well, it's only just starting! Next stop Macchu Picchu! Don’t worry, we’ve got your Inca Trail permit sorted! Stress-free travels for the win!

Aguas Calientes
Inca Train Ride, 1 Day Inca Trail Hike, Inca Trail Permit
1x Breakfast
Day 7

Machu Picchu & Inca City

Would you believe us if we said your Peruvian adventure is about to get a whole lot better? Well, you better believe us because today is a day you’ll never forget! Up the winding (but scenic) road we’ll reach the entrance of the Incan citadel Machu Picchu, the most famous (and the best) archaeological site in South America. A must-see, obvs! We spend our day taking a guided walk around the unreal ancient ruins, surrounded by lush greenery high in the Andes Mountains. Cameras at the ready, because you’ll defo want to take a few snaps, ya know for memories and... Insta, of course! Once we’ve got our pics for the gram, and we’ve explored at the sites a bit longer, it’s time to head back to Cusco city baby! Your experience of Machu Picchu will be a day you’ll never ever forget!

Aguas Calientes
Return Bus Transfers To Machu Picchu Entrance, Guided Tour, Train & Bus Back to Cusco
1x Breakfast
Machu Picchu - greenery with blue skies
Day 8

Cusco Cooking Class

The morning is free to relax, It's been a big few days and after all this adventure, we've worked up an appetite. How to fix this? Learn to cook some local delicious cuisine! We're trying our hand at slicing and dicing Peru's most tasty delicacies! Cook 1 appetizer, and a main of lomo saltado (That's a local dish btw) and finish it off with a pisco sour! In the evening e head out to explore the city of Cusco! It's our last night so the pisco sours are flowing. Soooo you know what that means, get those dancing shoes on, you’ve had some practice by now, salsa dance the night away! Pisco sourz all night long!

Cusco
Cusco Cooking Class
1x Breakfast, 1 x Dinner
Thai cooking class Chiang Mai Thailand
Day 9

Rainbow Mountain Trek!

Morning campers! We know, we know, it’s early and we are all still half asleep, BUT you know what they say, the early bird catches the worm and trust us, this is well worth it. Guess what; the bus journey is 2 hours so you’ll be able to catch up on sleep until we arrive at our destination which is *drum roll please* the impressive Rainbow Mountain! Fun fact, the locals call it Montaña de 7 Colores! A whopping 5200 metres up in the Andes, the mountain is a sacred and spiritual area to the Incas! Spend the full day trekking up the mountains and taking in the majestic scenery (it looks like it’s straight out of a postcard, trust). Think layers of gold, lavender, red and turquoise and you're on the right track . Known as one of the best things to do in Peru today and an unforgettable experience, you can cross that off your travel list! Check you out.

Cusco
1 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch
Rainbow Mountain Peru cloudy Sky
Day 10

Chilled Check Out

It’s time to say adios! We know goodbyes are hard, but hey, you can always come back, and you’re leaving with a wonderful TruFam who you’ve made some amazing memories with, so it’s not all sad BUT we know the blues hit hard which is why it’s not a goodbye it’s a see you later. If your adventure is continuing, then our Travel Ninjas are there to help with any onward travel. Stay epic, TruFam!

Cusco
1 X Breakfast

Trips Departure Dates

FAQS

Where does the trip start & finish?

The trip starts in Cusco and finishes in Cusco.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Cusco Airport also known as Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, airport code CUZ.

How do I get back to the start destination and is this included in the price?

The tour starts and finishes in Cusco! Easy, peasy!

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation is a mixture of double share & twin beds and triple beds.

How much is a pre-night accommodation?

Pre-night accommodation is £50 per night.

What is the currency?

The currency used in Peru is Sol.

What visa do I need for Peru?

You do not need a visa to enter Peru for the duration of this trip.

Are there any COVID precautions in place for my trip?

Yes! We’re doing everything we can to make your trip as safe and stress- free as possible. All trips are run with enhanced safety and hygiene protocols advised by the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) & WHO (World Health Organisation) including only working with partners who uphold the same standard and are taking the maximum amount of precautions. From switching to private transport where possible to offering private room upgrades, we’ve got all areas covered to ensure your trip is an amazing one!

What happens If I can’t travel due to COVID?

We’re only operating in countries that are open without quarantine and are safe and easy to travel in. That being said if you could no longer travel due to COVID or if something were to arise our TruCrew are always here to give you some TLC and to go through your options. Think of us as ya BFF’s, the fun auntie/uncle of the family who loves a drink or your travel guardian angels. We're not fussed.

Is my money protected?

Yep! You will never lose your money. You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We also offer 1 free date change before 60 days of your departure date.

Do I require a good level of fitness?

We would consider this an active tour, we are doing the 1 day Inca trail and a few more walks after all :) . For example the 1 day Inca Trail Machu Picchu is a 12km (7.5 miles) hike through the Andes in the Cusco region. The maximum altitude reached is 2700m. In preparation: try walking 15kms/ 9 miles in a day or working out in the months leading up to the trek. Don't worry, we always receive different levels of fitness, at the end of the day the important thing is to bring the good vibes & positive attitude and you will make it!

Is Altitude sickness going to affect me?

Altitute sickness is real, that's why we spend 1 whole day walking in cusco to get used to it. The hotel also provides coca leaf tea that is used by the locals to get the body ready. Our only recomendation is to take it easy on arrival and not do many activities on day 1.

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