Peru - Inca Adventure

Unleash your adventurous side on this epic 9-day trip covering the best of Peru's stunning scenery, ancient Inca and Spanish culture and history, and adrenaline-pumping activities! Explore the iconic streets of Lima and Cusco, wander ancient sites, and trek through mountains and lakes. Complete your Inca adventure with a visit to the mesmerising Machu Picchu, hiking the Inca Trail, and white water rafting. You'll be ticking off your bucket list in no time!

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

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
8 Nights Accommodation Twin & Triple Share rooms

Activities
Lima City Tour Lake Humantay Full-Day Tour Inca Trail - 1-day Full Trek Machu Picchu & Guided Tour
TruFlexibility
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date changes
In case shit happens and you can't make it.
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
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Lifetime Deposits
Never lose out. Your deposit is good for life, even if plans change.
Bucket List
Machu Picchu - greenery with blue skies
Machu Picchu
Inca Trail
White Water Rafting

Tour Itinerary

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

Airport Pick Up

Your Inca adventure starts today! Arrive any time into Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, where one of our awesome group leaders will collect you and take you to our start hotel. Get to know your new travel buddies over what we all love...food! Dive into the local cuisines and try Chupe de Camarones (traditional soup made from crayfish and chillis) or Pollo a la Brasa (a classic Peruvian rotisserie which is full of punching flavour!)

Here's a quick read of our tips for travelling Latin America to get you ready for your Peru adventure!

 

Lima
Airport Pick Up
Flight to Cusco
Day 2

Lima City Tour & Flight To Cusco

Sitting within a valley, surrounded by desert is the capital of Peru, Lima. Wander around the ancient city taking in its rich history & colourful street art, tasting delicious Peruvian cuisine and exploring the city’s highlights and coastal viewpoints.

In the early afternoon, catch a short 1-hour flight to Cusco City and check in to our hotel. Set high in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is a city rich with a mix of Incan and Spanish influences. Take in the heritage on a city orientation of the former capital of the Incan empire and the gateway to Machu Picchu. We spend the evening hitting up Cusco’s lively nightlife and dancing the night away at a Salsa Bar.

 

Cusco
Lima City Walking Tour, Cusco Nightlife
1 x Breakfast
Day 3

Cusco City & Ancient Sites

After breakfast, we’ll dive into the true Peruvian culture and take a walking tour around ancient Cusco City, learning about its fascinating history and culture. We’ll get our taste buds tingling as we sample the local food around the markets as well as checking out the creative craft stalls. After a fun-filled morning, we head over to the ancient Inca and Spanish site and marvel over the stones of the Incan wall complex, of Sacsayhuamán. Finish off the day reminiscing about today's events at a coffee bar overlooking Cusco City Square watching the world go by.

Cusco
Cusco City Tour, Entrance to Ancient Site Sacsayhuamán
1 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch
Day 4

Lake Humantay Trek

Rise and Shine! An early start this morning, but trust us when we say, it’s going to be well worth it. Catch up on your sleep on the 3(ish) hour bus journey before we arrive at the impressive Lake Humantay, also known as Laguna Humatay by the locals. Located over 4000 metres up in the Andes, it’s regarded as a sacred and spiritual area to the Incas. Spend the full day trekking taking in the majestic scenery, snow-capped mountains, lush green landscapes and the stunning turquoise coloured lake. Take a dip in the glacier lake, if you’re brave enough! Known as one of the best things to do in Peru, today will be a truly unforgettable experience.

Cusco
Trekking, Lake Humantay
1x Breakfast
Day 5

Ollantaytambo & Ancient Sites

You’ll get to experience another dose of Peru’s beautiful landscapes today as we stop off at the sites of Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ancient site on the way to the picturesque small town of Ollantaytambo. Enjoying learning about the 500-year-old ancient process of salt mining, and marvel at the mines dug into the mountainside - it’s a lot more interesting when you learn from the locals ;)

Take in the series of circular Andean paths at the outstanding archaeological Moray Ancient site. Before we arrive in Ollantaytambo, we stop off to recharge at a small local brewery where you can choose to sample some home-brewed beers. We arrive in Ollantaytambo, a small town in the northern end of the Sacred Valley, check in to our hotel and spend the evening relaxing before our big hike ahead!

Ollantaytambo
Transfers to Ollantaytambo, Maras Salt Mines, Moray Ancient Site
1 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch
view of salt mines with mountains in background
Day 6

Inca Trail

Today we leave Ollantaytambo Lodge behind, to board the Inca Trail Train to Km 104, 12 kilometres before Machu Picchu. Gaze out the window and take in the views of the Urubamba river, snowy mountains and small villages before we disembark at Km 104 to start the famous one day Inca Trail hike. Take in the spectacular views and ancient sites along the way to the grand entrance of the jaw-dropping Machu Picchu city, Sun Gate. Don't worry we have your Inca Trail permit sorted so ensure your travels are stress-free so you can have the time of your life.

 

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

Machu Picchu & Inca City

Just as you thought your Peru trip couldn’t get any better, prepare for a day you’ll cherish forever. We’ll hop on a bus up the winding, scenic road to the entrance of the Incan citadel Machu Picchu, the most famous (and best) archaeological site in South America. We spend the day taking a leisurely guided walk around the incredible ancient ruins, surrounded by lush vegetation high in the Andes Mountains. This world heritage site is definitely an Insta-worthy hot spot! After our day of exploring, we travel back to Cusco City to check back into our hotel and enjoy sharing your snaps from today with your travel buddies.

Cusco
Return Bus Transfers To Machu Picchu Entrance, Guided Tour
1 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch
Day 8

White Water Rafting

Another day, another experience to tick off on your South America travels. It’s time to get your adrenaline pumping as we head off to go white water rafting on grade 2 & 3 rapids on the Urubamba River! After a splashing start to the day, we’ll get ready to head out this evening for a final dinner & drinks in Cusco City. Get your dancing shoes on and make the most of your last experience on your Peru tour.

Cusco
White Water Rafting
Day 9

Checkout

It’s time to say Adiós as it’s checkout day today. Your group leader is on hand to help you with your onward travel wherever you are going. After 9 days of making life-long friends, make sure you stay in touch with your buddies and plan your reunion trip together.

*Ready to kick start your travels? Check out our departure dates and get yourself to paradise!*

Cusco

Trips Departure Dates

FAQS

Where does the trip start & finish?

The trip starts in Lima and finishes in Cusco.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Jorge Chavez International Airport, airport code LIM.

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 finishes in Cusco, which is the 2nd most popular airport in Peru. There are frequent daily flight from Cusco to Lima that takes 1.5 hours. Transport from Cusco to Lima is not included.

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.

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