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The Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and Mancora Beach

15 Night Itinerary from  £4,781

Camino del Inca Tour

Explore local life, trek the Inca Trail with like-minded travellers to Machu Picchu and relax on the beach in Mancora

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Travel Highlights

  • The Perfect itinerary for single travellers, couples, families and small groups
  • Enjoy historic Lima, its fascinating museums and excellent fusion cuisine
  • Explore Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire
  • Stay in the Urubamba Valley, "Sacred Valley of the Incas", with stunning landscapes, rural villages and ancient ruins.
  • Trek the famous Inca Trail for 3-nights arriving at Machu Picchu for sunriseExplore Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, on a guided tour 
  • End your tour with a relaxing stay at the fabulous Peruvian beach resort of Mancora

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Plaza de Armas, Lima

Lima - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Lima

Day 2 - Arrive in Lima and Guided tour

Day 3 - Optional tours and excursions 

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Sunday, 21 April 2024

Fly to Lima

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Lima.


Monday, 22 April 2024

Arrival and guided tour of Lima

Arrive in Lima in the morning and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast. In the afternoon, Enjoy a guided tour to discover both colonial and modern districts of Lima, with wide streets, vast plazas and old houses with ornately carved balconies are a legacy of this period. Also visit the famous Larco Museum that showcases remarkable exhibits of 3,000 years of Peruvian pre-Columbian history. Featuring the finest gold and silver collection from Ancient Peru and to the famous erotic archaeological collection.


Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Optional tours and excursions

Today, enjoy a choice of optional guided tours, including: a tour to the Pachacamac ruins, a sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the beginnings of Christianity; a culinary tour of Lima by night; a full day visit and flight over the Nazca Lines - incredible geoglyph figures of animals, birds and geometric figures etched in the desert; a visit to the Paracas Islands; or a walking tour discovering Lima's wonderful array of street food.

 

Allpa

Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Allpa Hotel

Casa Andina Private Collection

Lima - First Hotel

The stylish Casa Andina Private Collection is located in the heart of Miraflores, close to many excellent restaurants. The 148 rooms are furnished in the modern European style, with modern amenities and private facilities. There is a lounge, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, and adjoining sandwich cafe for light snacks.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

Casa Andina Private Collection

Hotel "B"

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

A superbly renovated family house in the bohemian area Barranco, Arts Hotel "B" is a fusion of high-ceiling historical elegance and modern cultural sophistication. The rooms are spacious and elegant with modern amenties, some with balconies overlooking the boulevard or the square. The restaurant offers excellent modern Peruvian cuisine, providing the highest levels of service.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Admire the incredible weaving skills of the local people

Sacred Valley of the Incas - 3 Nights

Day 4 - Fly to Cusco and the Sacred Valley

Day 5 - Special Veloso tour of the Sacred Valley

Day 6 - At leisure in the Sacred Valley

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Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Fly to Cusco and the Sacred Valley

Transfer to the domestic airport and fly to Cusco, from where our guide will take you to your chosen hotel in the Sacred Valley, staying for 3-nights on a bed and breakfast basis. 


Thursday, 25 April 2024

Special Veloso Tour of the Sacred Valley

Enjoy our extensive, special full day tour of the Sacred Valley. We begin visiting the market at Chinchero, where locals come to barter and sell local produce and handicrafts. Also visit a local weaving collective to learn the traditions of weaving by hand on a back-strap loom. Next, we proceed to Moray, thought to have been an open-air crop laboratory of the Incas, followed by the pre-Inca salt pans of Maras. After an included lunch, visit the stunning fortress town and ruins of Ollantaytambo. This large archaeological complex is believed to have been a significant agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military centre. The town itself is geometrically perfect; with straight streets, trapezoidal doors, and Inca drainage systems. Finally, we travel to the colonial town of Pisac, built on the ruins of an Inca citadel and located at the entrance to the immensely fertile Urubamba "Sacred" Valley. Here you can see the bustling market and admire the beautiful sunset over the mountains from the ruins. 


Friday, 26 April 2024

At leisure in the Sacred Valley

A day at leisure in the Sacred Valley to pursue your own interests, relax at your hotel or take an optional excursion. 

Pakaritampu

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Tourist Hotel

The Pakaritampu Hotel is located in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley; ideally situated for exploring the Sacred Valley, starting the Inca Trail, and taking the train to Aguas Calientes. The hotel has large gardens hosting a variety of local plants and flowers and is a series of four separate buildings, built according to the architectural style of Cuzco. From the hotel you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Ollantaytambo ruins. Each of the 37 rooms features its own private bathroom facilities and telephone. The hotel has a cosy living room with open fire, a reading room, restaurant and bar. There is also internet access and laundry service.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Pakaritampu

Sol Y Luna

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Luxury Hotel

Located in Huicho in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Sol y Luna has a stunning setting between the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Cordillera del Vilcanota and the Cordillera del Vilcabamba.

The hotel is a series of adobe bungalows, each with private facilities and a terrace, decorated in a rustic style and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Each detail has been carefully chosen to reflect the ambience of the Andean culture in the Sacred Valley.

Public areas include a restaurant, spa and swimming pool.

The hotel also offers a unique combination of eco-tourism, adventure, sport and culture in a variety of outdoor activities. As well as hikes and treks in the surrounding areas, you can also choose from horseback riding, mountain biking and paragliding. You can also get involved with the hotel's charitable work, where they support local people through education at a dedicated Sol Y Luna School.

Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Sol y Luna - Relais & Chateaux

Explora Valle Sagrado

Sacred Valley of the Incas - Deluxe Hotel

Part of the Explora group of lodges the Valle Sagrado lodge offers all you would expect of a luxury hotel with a design inspired by the local environment and culture. Located in a secluded hacienda and ancient corn plantation, amidst the mountains that were once the centre of the Inca Empire, it includes all meals, drinks and a complete program of in-depth walks and excursions to explore the whole area. 

Explora Valle Sagrado
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The Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu - 3 Nights

Day 7 - Start your Inca Trail trek

Day 8 - Dead Women's Pass

Day 9 - Inca Trail to Winaywayna

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Saturday, 27 April 2024

Start your Inca Trail trek

Today is the start of the Classic Inca trail, joining a group of like-minded adventurers and accompanied by an expert local guide, porters and cooks. All equipment including sleeping bags will be provided. You will pass dramatic landscapes from sierra to cloud forests, replete with hanging vines, to sub tropical jungle. An unforgettable experience of silent, secluded ruins, culminating with sunrise at Machu Picchu (2,380m). In the afternoon, you make camp in the mountains and set up your tent ready for an evening around the fire.


Sunday, 28 April 2024

Dead Women's Pass

Today you begin walking up steps through sub-tropical jungle and alongside small running streams. This can often be completed at the end of day 1, before reaching the plains of Lluichapampa, just below the well-known (and dreaded!) Dead-Woman's Pass. The walk up to the pass is not far but the altitude affects everyone and the pace is slow.  Upon reaching the top you have a breather to take in the magnificent views and regain some energy. 

From Dead Woman's pass you descend into the valley where you usually stop for lunch, ready for another climb up to the second pass in the trail. En-route you pass the small ruins of Runkuracay. From the second pass you head down towards your second campsite, passing the larger ruins of Sayacmarca and going into a more tropical area.


Monday, 29 April 2024

Inca Trail to Winaywayna

You start walking through the cloud forest along the ancient Inca paths until you reach the 3rd pass, just beyond which you pass through the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. From here you continue downhill to Winaywayna in time for lunch and you have time to relax at your campsite before a leisurely afternoon visit to the ruins.

Moray

Cusco - 2 Nights

Day 10 - Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Day 11 - Guided tour of historic Cusco

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Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Explore Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

A very early morning start to make it to Intipunku, the Sun Gate, in time for sunrise. It is often cloudy but it is still an amazing and surreal site to view Machu Picchu emerge through a gap in the clouds. It is then a short walk to the site of Machu Picchu. On arrival in Machu Picchu you will have a guided tour of the site and then have time free to explore. In the afternoon we take the bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and join the Vistadome train for a scenic ride along the Urubamba River to Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.


Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Guided tour of historic Cusco

Once the capital of the Incas before the conquistadors pillaged its treasures, Cusco has much to explore including Inca foundations supporting ornate churches and buildings. Our local guide will take you round the attractive historical centre and on to the ruins surrounding Cusco, including the massive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. 

Costa Del Sol Picoaga

Cusco - First Hotel

The Costa Del Sol Picoaga Hotel occupies an original Colonial mansion built for a Spanish nobleman, shown in its stonework arches and large courtyard. Located just 2 minutes from the main square, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. The 70 rooms are well decorated, comfortable and modern, all with private facilities.

Accommodation is on a room and breakfast basis.

 

Costa Del Sol Picoaga

La Casona

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Enjoy superb cuisine, elegant furnishings, attentive service and spacious rooms in the first luxury boutique hotel in Cusco, with a unique mix of culture and tradition. Carefully restored from its former life as a 16th century mansion, La Casona presents modern luxury without sacrificing authenticity. Eleven spacious suites surround a sumptuous courtyard. Contemporary amenities create the ambience of comfort and exclusivity enjoyed by residents in centuries past.

The hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa and free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms have private bathroom, TV, minibar and a seating area. Each room features dark wood sculpted panels, elegant furniture, deep burgundy sofas and rich rugs and fabrics.

The rates include daily buffet breakfast with regional products. 

Luxury Hotel in Converted Colonial House
Mancora Beach

Mancora Beach - 4 Nights

Day 12 - Travel to Mancora Beach

Day 13 - At leisure 

Day 14 - At leisure 

Day 15 - At leisure 

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Thursday, 02 May 2024

Travel to Mancora Beach

This morning take a morning domestic flight to Lima and continue to Mancora, where our guide will transfer you to your chosen hotel or resort for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is yours to relax in the sunshine.

Mancora is located on the North coast of Peru, close to the border with Ecuador. It is a stylish resort with white sandy beaches, palm tress, top class hotels and resorts and a lovely relaxed ambiance. Ending your tour here is a great combination with sightseeing and trekking.


Friday, 03 May 2024

At leisure

Enjoy the facilities of your hotel, relax on the beach and explore the local life and authentic bistros.


Saturday, 04 May 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach or at your hotel.


Sunday, 05 May 2024

At leisure

Your last night on the beach at delightful Mancora.

Arennas Mancora

Mancora Beach - Tourist Hotel

The Hotel Arennas is located on a glorious white sandy beach only ten minutes from Mancora.

The 19 air-conditioned rooms and villas have either a garden, pool or beach view. Some of the villas have private pools. They all have private bathroom, hot water, private terrace with hammocks, fridge TV, safe, telephone, hair dryer and beach towels.

Public areas include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa. Apart from relaxing on the beach or by the pool, you can enjoy a class to learn how to cook ceviche.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

Pool Looking Out To The Ocean

DCO Hotel

Mancora Beach - First Boutique

The DCO Hotel is a contemporary boutique beach hotel offering relaxation and discrete elegance. Located in Mancora, its remote location offers the chance to enjoy a beach stay away from the tourist masses. A real getaway.

The hotel has been designed to maximise views of the Pacific Ocean with direct access to the beach, in addition to the atmosphere created in its interior that makes it a chic and cool place. 

The suites have are air-conditioned with a "pillow menu", flat screen (LED Smart TV), beach kit, biosafety kit, and safe. Likewise, they include private terraces that are transformed into cozy living rooms where a sun bath can be taken while enjoying the view. 

The master suite has its own private jacuzzi and a unique selection of furniture. 

The hotel has a gourmet restaurant, terrace and beach lounge, and a SPA.

The DCO Hotel

KiChic Hotel

Mancora Beach - Deluxe Boutique

KiChic is a renowned boutique hotel, located right on the beach in the resort town of Máncora, in northern Peru. The nine individually styled rooms are all bright and airy, filled with natural light and the fresh sea breeze. Guests can swim in the outside pool adjacent to the beach, relax in the exotic gardens or enjoy a massage or yoga class. You may also choose to dine at the a-la-carte restaurant, offering delicious vegetarian and fish dishes.

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Return to Lima - 1 Night

Day 16 - Fly to Lima

Day 17 - Fly back to the UK

Day 18 - Arrive in the UK

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Monday, 06 May 2024

Fly to Lima

This morning, fly back to Lima for your last night in Peru. Check-into your chosen hotel for a 1-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Perhaps celebrate with a meal at one of Lima's famous fusion restaurants. 

 


Tuesday, 07 May 2024

Fly back to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.


Wednesday, 08 May 2024

Arrive in the UK

Arrive back in the UK in the morning.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement First First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £4,781 £6,734

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 18 Days/15 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 15 breakfasts and 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Services of guide, porters and cooks on the Inca Trail Trek 
  • Use of Sleeping bag on the trek
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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