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"Travel is not reward for working.  It's education for living." - Anthony Bourdain

Trek the Great Inca Road and Inca Trail

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Trek the Great Inca Road and Inca Trail

On this epic 19-day trekking adventure, you’ll join a local leader and a traditional llama caravan to hike storied paths that few travellers have seen, visiting archaeological sites along the way on the iconic Great Inca Road. Acclimatise to the altitude in the adventure hub of Huaraz, hike through the spectacular surrounding landscapes and then carry on to Lima to retrace the steps of the Incas. Recharge in the capital city before your journey through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley, seeing the Ollantaytambo ruins along the way. Choose your own adventure (on the Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or the scenic train route) to Machu Picchu – sitting high in the Andes, you’ll be able to tick one of the Seven Wonders of the World off your bucket list! End it all in Cusco, a foodie’s paradise and cultural hub, and get closer to the secrets of the elusive civilisation that once resided here.

Activities
  • Huaraz: LLanganuco lakes and Laguna 69 guided hike
  • Huaraz: Laguna Churup guided hike
  • Huaraz: Pastoruri glacier & Huascaran National Park guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Castillo to Soledad de Tambo guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Soledad de Tambo Archaeological guided site visit
  • Great Inca Road: 4 days fully supported (Porters, Llamas, all meals and equipment)
  • Chavín de Huántar archaeological site guided visit
  • Great Inca Road: Soledad de Tambo to Quenhuajirca guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Meeting with traditional master weaver
  • Great Inca Road: Quenhuajirca to Tambo Grande guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Tambo Grande to San Lorenzo de Isco guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: San Lorenzo de Isco to Huanuco Pampa guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Huanuco Pampa Archaeological site visit
  • Sacred City of Caral-Supe guided visit
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Sacred Valley - Coffee & cake
  • 3 Night/4 Day Inca Trail (or 2 Night/3 Day Inca Quarry Trail) guided hike(s) with porters' support. Or guided Cusco stay (Machu Picchu by train)
  • Machu Picchu - Guided tour
Highlights
  • Hike on the ancient and little-visited trade routes of the Great Inca Road, taking in seriously spectacular views of the Andes and visiting well-preserved yet remote Inca outposts.
  • Your hike along The Great Inca Road will culminate at the incredible Maya site of Huanuco Pampa – where you’ll meet a local guide for a private tour of these significant ancient ruins.
  • Whether you trek the Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, you'll be travelling responsibly with a company that cares about balancing profit and purpose. Intrepid is the largest B Corp certified operator on the Inca Trail and we’re committed to operating our treks for the benefit of all.
  • Set your sites on the mysteries of Machu Picchu, nestled within an Andean rainforest high in the mountains. This trip gives both trekkers and non-trekkers the chance to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World with the Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or train option.
  • Travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, known for its steep and soaring scenery, mystical significance and Indigenous cultures that still reside here. Enjoy lunch at a local community and then visit an organic café providing support to local women.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
About Intrepid Travel
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For over 30 years we've been taking travelers around the globe. That's over 30 years of adventures, of visiting new places and old friends, of countless unforgettable moments. More than 30 years of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.

As a responsible business, we've always been committed to being there for our travelers and the communities we visit. So, you can trust that when you travel with us, we won't just be there for you ...
Jul 21, 2024 through
Aug 08, 2024
Jul 17, 2024 7:00 PM
18 Nights from
$6,275.00 (USD)
Per Person
8173916
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Lima
2 Lima to Huaraz
3 LLanganuco lakes & Laguna 69 hike
4 Laguna Churup hike
5 Pastoruri glacier hike
6 Great Inca Road: Castillo to Soledad de Tambo
7 Great Inca Road: Soledad de Tambo to Quenhuajirca
8 Great Inca Road: Quenhuajirca to Tambo Grande
9 Great Inca Road: Tambo Grande to Isco
10 Great Inca Road: Huanco Pampa
11 Huaraz to Lima
12 Lima
13 Cusco
14 Ollantaytambo
15 Inca Trail
16 Inca Trail
17 Inca Trail
18 Cusco
19 Cusco
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.