Inca Trail Hike, Machu Picchu & the Amazon


Lima: city tour; Follow the footsteps of the ancients along a piece of the Inca Trail; Most important Inca sites in the Cuzco area; Breathtaking Machu Picchu; Zip-trek over the jungle; Mountain bike in the Andes; jungle walks and river excursions in the Amazon

Trip Information


FAMILY PRICING: Age 12 and under at time of travel 30% off land price, based on sharing with 2 adults; sharing with 1 adult 15% off

Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and local restaurants), some lunches. All transport, sightseeing, activities and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.


Tour Leader gratuity, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, domestic and international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, and locally paid departure taxes.

Seasonality and Weather

Temperatures range from a low of 7C (45F) to a high of 20C (68F) in upland areas (Cuzco), and highs of 22-28C (74-82F) at lower levels (Lima). From May-Oct it can be downright chilly (but dry), especially at night or early morning. Generally the weather on the trail is similar to that in Cuzco. During the day you can expect blue skies and sunshine. From April to October there is little chance of rain. As soon as the sun goes down the temperature can rapidly drop to below freezing during the early hours of the morning. March is warmer, but there may be a greater likelihood of showers and misty views.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Road transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Numerous walking tours on uneven surfaces. Most of this tour occurs at high altitude and, though our itinerary spends a night at Yucay before climbing higher to Cuzco, some people are affected-check with your doctor. Scenic VISTADOME train Aguas Calientes - Cuzco. Internal flights via local carriers. The hike to Machu Picchu is about 2-3 hours in duration, on a well-worn path that is undulating and not terribly steep. That said, you must be a good walker. Our pace is leisurely due to the elevation (around 8-9000 feet).


Well-located, heated / air-conditioned, mid-range (3 star) hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout (probably shower only). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than doubles. Porter service is usually available though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports and train stations.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, driver/s, and local step on guides.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)