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Hiking
Anchorage, Alaska
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Hike Alaska: Glaciers and Denali

Starting at 

$ 2,849.00

CAD

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Alaska, Hiking, Winter, Snow Hike,

If you’re looking to explore one mighty nugget of impressive scenery, this Alaskan adventure will definitely do the trick. Experience a more remote corner of North America at a more active pace on this seven-day journey that's jam-packed with impressive vistas, exhilarating hikes up towering mountains, and treks through beautiful but rugged forests. Catch some of the state’s best highlights like the Harding Icefield and breathtaking Denali National Park. Try fresh salmon in Seward and revel in being in, “The Last Frontier”.

Travel Style: Active, Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Camping, Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 / 5 - Demanding, Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group, Small group experience; Max 13.

Age requirement: 12+, (All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Anchorage/Seward

Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

After a brief welcome meeting with your CEO, travel to Seward this morning for a trip to Churgach National Forest. Start out with a short, but rewarding hike on the Byron Glacier Trail. Hike along the Byron Creek amid aspen and cottonwood trees to the end of the trail where you’ll have a spanning view of the glacier. Afterwards, the group will transfer to the Carter Lake trailhead and enjoy a picnic lunch before setting out on this longer hike through some of Alaska’s prettiest backcountry on the Kenai Peninsula. In the evening set up camp back in Seward and have dinner together around the campfire.

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Byron Glacier Hike

A short day hike offering magnificent views of the Byron Glacier. A winding, but mostly flat trail leads you through a ricky plain filled with tall alders and a mix of cottonwood and aspen trees. You’ll walk along the rushing Byron Creek most of the way and the forest thins out as the glacier comes into view, displaying rugged cliffs and Portage Lake and Valley from the other side.

Carter Lake Hike

This hike near Moose Pass leads you to a small lake nestled snugly in the Kenai Mountains. The trail starts through a spruce forest and climbs nearly 1,000ft in elevation in the first mile, then it flattens out a bit as you walk along boardwalks and past small streams. This is where the wildflowers can be seen. It takes about an hour to reach the lake from the trailhead.

Day 2 - Seward

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Today is all about Seward. After breakfast, how the day will go is up to you. The morning will consist of a challenging hike up Mount Marathon or free time in town to do as you please if you aren’t in the mood for this hike. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to find a lunch spot in Seward and then opt to walk around the waterfront of downtown, visit the Alaska Sealife Center, watch for otters playing in the water, or rent a kayak and explore Resurrection Bay. Dinner will be made back at camp in the evening.

Mount Marathon Hike in Seward - 5km

This particular hike is one of the more unique things to do in Seward. Located just one mile outside of town Mt. Marathon overlooks Seward and Resurrection Bay. Hiking to the top is challenging but well worth it for the views. You gain nearly 3,022 ft in elevation, a climb that puts you nearly in the clouds. It’s a bit steep, but there’s nothing quite like the accomplishment of completing this hike.

Day 3 - Seward

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

After a camp breakfast, spend the day hiking the Harding Icefield Trail. This spectacular 7.4 mile trail begins on the valley floor and then winds through cottonwood and alder forests, heather filled meadows, and climbs above the tree line for a breathtaking view of the Icefield. It will take 6-8 hours to complete and offers plenty of impressive views along the way to keep you going.

Private Vehicle

Harding Icefield, Seward - 19km. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield

Exit Glacier – Seward 5h-8h, 12km. Head out on an amazing hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. The 11.9km (7.4 mi) round trip of the Harding Icefield Trail is a spectacular day hike through the Alaska backcountry. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather-filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breathtaking view of the icefield. The top of the trail is a window to past ice ages – a horizon of ice and snow that stretches as far as the eye can see, broken only by an occasional nunatak or lonely peak. There are various lookout points along the trail that serve as good turnaround points. Portions of the upper trail are covered by ice and snow part of the year. Easier, shorter hikes to the base of the glacier are also options that also afford beautiful views for those not looking for a strenuous hike. Black bears are spotted frequently from the Harding Icefield Trail.

Private Vehicle

Harding Icefield, Seward - 19km. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 4 - Seward/Denali National Park and Preserve

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to Denali National Park with the group in the morning. Along the way make a stop to hike the Talkeetna Lake Trail through lush old-growth forest. Search for wildlife in one of the area's most beautiful settings. In the late afternoon continue on to Denali National Park where you’ll be staying in cozy cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

Private Vehicle

Seward – Denali State Park. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Talkeetna Lake Trail

Trapper Creek - A great place to hike and look for wildlife this 3.7 mile loop offers lake views and strolls through deep woods. Search for otters, beavers, bears, foxes, maybe moose, and hundreds of different species of birds. Walk through lush old-growth forest and listen for the loons calling across the water.

Private Vehicle

Denali State Park – Denali National Park and Preserve. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Denali Perch Resort (or similar)

Day 5 - Denali National Park and Preserve

Meals included: Breakfast

Wake up in cabins this morning and eat a quick breakfast before heading out to explore today. Start with a hike up the Mount Healy Overlook trail which offers dramatic views over the Nenana Valley and surrounding mountains and ridges and gains 1700 feet of elevation in only 2.5 miles. In the afternoon you’ll have free time to enjoy other activities in Denali National Park like ziplining and rafting before returning to the cabins in the evening.

Denali National Park Visit

Denali National Park and Preserve – Denali. Spend the day exploring Denali National Park. The area is well-known for its diversity of wildlife and Denali, the highest peak in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. There are 39 species of mammals, 167 species of birds, 10 species of fish, and one species of amphibian known in Denali. Summer is a time for raising the young and preparing for migration, hibernation, or survival during the winter and, with a little luck, we witness it all. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali.

Mt Healy Overlook Trail Hike

Denali National Park and Preserve3h-4h, 7km. Mt Healy Overlook Trail is an easy to moderate hike after the first third of it. It's about 4km (2.5 mi) one way with an elevation gain of about 518.2m (1,700 ft). Enjoy gorgeous view of the Alaska Range on a clear day.

Accommodation

Denali Perch Resort (or similar)

Day 6 - Denali National Park and Preserve

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Breakfast this morning will be boxed so you can eat it on the go.The group will be taking the shuttle bus into the park to experience more of the scenery and wildlife that Denali has to offer. After a picnic lunch, the group will hike the Horseshoe Lake trail. Highlights of this easy, but rewarding hike include the calm waters of the lake nestled in its forested surroundings and views along the edge of the Nenana River where you could watch whitewater rafters pass by.

Denali National Park Visit

Denali National Park and Preserve – Denali. Spend the day exploring Denali National Park. The area is well-known for its diversity of wildlife and Denali, the highest peak in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. There are 39 species of mammals, 167 species of birds, 10 species of fish, and one species of amphibian known in Denali. Summer is a time for raising the young and preparing for migration, hibernation, or survival during the winter and, with a little luck, we witness it all. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali.

Horseshoe Lake Hike

Denali National Park and Preserve. This trail is located near the park entrance and is easy to complete, but has surprisingly varied scenery and plenty of chances to spot wildlife. If you walk the whole loop you’ll see the rocky rapids of the Nenana River, a beaver dam along the creek, and a small beach along the lake. The hike starts off with a somewhat steep downhill, where you’ll get a scenic glimpse over both the lake and river below. After that it flattens into the loop portion of the trail.

Accommodation

Denali Perch Resort (or similar)

Day 7 -Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the cabins settle in for your drive back to Anchorage from Denali where the tour ends on arrival.

Private Vehicle

Denali National Park and Preserve – Anchorage4h-5h3, 70km. Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Depart to Home.

Group Adventure Travel
Hiking
Zion, Utah
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Hiking Utah's Big 5

Starting at 

$ 1,999.00

CAD

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Las Vegas, Utah, Hiking, Zion, Utah hiking

Utah is home to five of America's most compelling national parks. This nine-day tour will take you through Utah's Big 5, as they're affectionately called, with incredible experiences in each. Boulder over rocks to reach pinnacle views in Arches National Park, discover prehistoric petroglyphs, take a dip in waterfalls that end in a natural swimming pool, and trek through the famous Narrows in Zion National Park. If that all doesn't take your breath away, the stunning views certainly will.

Travel Style: Active, Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 / 5 - Demanding, Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group, Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+ - All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment

Day 2 - Las Vegas/Capitol Reef National Park

Meals included: Dinner

Travel to Capitol Reef National Park. Known for its geologic monocline, discover the cliffs, canyons, petroglyphs and orchards that make up the park. Learn about the geology and the ancient inhabitants who created the petroglyphs still visible on the cliff walls. After dark, look up at Capitol Reef’s starry night, designated a Gold Tier "International Dark Sky Park".

Day 3 - Capitol Reef National Park/Moab

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Set off in the morning to hike through the Waterpocket Fold, an 87 mile "wrinkle" in the earth's surface. Climb through canyons and narrows to reach Cassidy Arch and panoramic views of this natural wonder. In the afternoon, continue to Moab, an adventure capital of the southwest and the gateway to both Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Depending on the season and if you still have energy, head to Dead Horse State Park to take in the views from one of the most photographed spots in the region.

Day 4 - Canyonlands National Park

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Travel to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Stop at Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument, the largest known collection of petroglyphs in the Southwest. Spend the day hiking through desert lands to explore eroded towers of sandstone and fissures in the ground on the Joint Trail to Chesler Park. Return to Moab for a night in the town.

Day 5 - Arches National Park

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Rise early for sunrise from Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Enjoy breakfast in the park before exploring the densest concentration of arches in the world. Stand in awe at the over 2,000 sandstone arches ranging in size and shape that make up this park. Take a hike through Devils Garden to Landscape Arch, passing fins and spires en route. Continue to Double O Arch, bouldering over rocks to to reach the pinnacle views. Pass by the famous Balanced Rock, The Windows and Double Arches before heading west to camp for the night.

Day 6 - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument/Bryce Canyon National Park

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Hit the road again, to travel along the scenic highway through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Take in the mesas, canyons and arches that make up this diverse geological region. Set off on a hike and discover prehistoric petroglyphs and stunning waterfalls. Opt to cool off in the refreshing waters falling 38m (126 ft) to a natural swimming pool fed from Calf Creek Falls. Continue to Bryce Canyon National Park for the night. After the sun goes down, don't forget to look up to check out this renowned night sky while enjoying s'mores around the fire.

Day 7 - Bryce Canyon National Park/Zion National Park

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Set off early in Bryce Canyon National Park, and stare in wonder at the largest collection of hoodoos in the world as the sun rises! Take a hike into the amphitheater of Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop to walk amongst the hoodoos, walls and fins that make up this geological wonder. Continue to Zion National Park, traveling past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls, stopping at several viewpoints along the way. Once in Zion the group will hike along the Watchman Trail, located near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Enjoy panoramic views of the Springdale area.

Day 8 - Zion National Park

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Spend the day discovering Zion National Park. First hike to Scout Lookout, a challenging, but rewarding 4 mile hike which passes through the iconic Walter's Wiggles before reaching the lookout point along a flat saddle with incredible views of the Zion Canyon.

Head to the valley floor to trek through the river on one of the most popular hikes in the park, the Narrows. Admire monumental sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that tower into the sky and opt to turn around at any point. Experience diverse plant and animal life in this narrow slot canyon as the park transitions from desert to forest. Gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of the high plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls. After returning to camp, head into the charming town of Springdale to celebrate the accomplishments of the last week.

Day 9- Zion National Park/Las Vegas

Meals included: Breakfast

Take the short drive from Zion to Las Vegas. Tour ends on arrival. Onward travel should be booked no earlier than 3pm.

Group Adventure Travel
Hiking
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Active Adventure

Starting at 

$ 1,999.00

USD

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Trekking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining. Costa Rica really is the "Adventure Capital of the Americas." Thrill-seekers will find more than enough to keep themselves busy over this trip’s 13 action-packed days. After landing in San José, embark on four days of exploration around Monteverde and Arenal Volcano. Raft down the mighty Pacuare River before crossing over to our remote rainforest lodge, surrounded on all sides by the thick, enveloping jungle. End the journey by heading down to the beach at Puerto Viejo. Phew! Tired yet? No? Time to book!

Travel Style: Active Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 / 5 - Average Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+ - All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Itinerary

Day 1 San José

Arrive at any timeWelcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2 - San José/Monteverde

Drive through Costa Rica's beautiful countryside to Monteverde to explore the verdant cloud forest and enjoy the surrounding area.

Day 3 - Monteverde

Enjoy a free day for optional activities in and around Monteverde like zip-lining, horseback riding, or touring the cloud forest.

Day 4 - Monteverde/La Fortuna

Travel through rolling hills and across a lake to La Fortuna, where there is free time to explore.

Day 5 - La Fortuna

Enjoy a free day in La Fortuna. Opt to go whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, paddleboarding or one of the many other optionals this region has to offer. Spend another day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marveling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about La Fortuna's Costa Rica.

Day 6 - La Fortuna

Cycle the area around La Fortuna on a guided half-day biking tour. At night, opt to relax and soak in hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano.

Day 7 - La Fortuna/Pacuare

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Enjoy a two-day guided rafting expedition along the Pacuare River, stopping at times to explore on foot, then stay the night in rustic cabins built along the river.

Day 8 - Pacuare

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Get off the river for the day to explore the jungle by foot.

Day 9 - Pacuare/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Continue down river to the take-out point, then travel to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 10 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The Caribbean is famous for its sun, sand and surf. Hop on a bike and take a ride to the beach, then pull on a rash guard, grab a big board and get ready to hang ten like a local with an included surf lesson.

Day 11 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Enjoy free time in Puerto Viejo and soak up the sun on the Caribbean. The warm turquoise water is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, and surfing. Opt to take a boat trip, snorkel the nearby reefs, or cycle down the coast.

Day 12 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José

Return to San José and take advantage of a final day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyone?).

Day 13 - San José

Depart at any time.

Group Adventure Travel
Hiking
Santa Marta, Columbia
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Colombia’s Lost City Trek

Starting at 

$ 799.00

USD

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Everyone wants to visit an undiscovered region before it becomes a hotbed of tourism. Trek to the Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) at Teyuna, and have that wish come true. Get firsthand knowledge of the area’s unique culture with an Indigenous guide and an English-speaking CEO accompanying you the entire way. Trek through lush jungles and across streams. Arrive at Teyuna and explore the uncrowded ruins at leisure, marvelling at what would have been here in years gone by. Say you got here first and had the Lost City all to yourself.

Travel Style: Active - Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Basic - Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 5 / 5 - Challenging - Serious high-altitude hikes, cycling, or other instances of heavy exercise. Come prepared to sweat a bit.

Trip Type: Small Group - Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10

Age requirement: 12+ - All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Santa Marta

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Santa Marta/Ricardito Camp

Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

Wake up and hit the road to the village of El Mamey where your trek to the Lost City of Teyuna begins. Trek through farmland, steamy jungle, and rural Kogi communities. Enjoy and let it all soak in – this is your opportunity to get a glimpse into the local way of life in the remote river valleys of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The group will have lunch at the village and hike about 4 hours to the first basecamp.

Day 3 - Ricardito Camp/Teyuna Paraiso Camp

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Venture further into the lush jungle en route to Ciudad Perdida. Be prepared – today is a tough portion of the trek with a lot of steep views. Arrive at the campsite in the afternoon for some much needed relaxation by the river.

Day 4 - Paraiso Camp to Mumake Camp

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Wake up early feeling refreshed, recharged (hopefully!) and start your trek to La Ciudad Perdida. Climb the 1200 ancient steps and explore the different sacred sites of Lost City. Later, continue trekking through the deep jungle today on winding paths through banana trees and cacao plants as you make your way to Mumake Camp. The total hiking time today is 8 hours with about 3 hours to explore the Lost City.

Day 5 - Mumake Camp to Ricardito Camp

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

The group will have an early departure from Mumake Camp. Hike past the village of El Mamey and arrive to Ricardito Camp where you'll have lunch and rest for the remainder of the day.

Day 6 - Santa Marta

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

In the morning, take in your last views of the jungle as you trek back to Machete Pelao. Transfer to Santa Marta where the rest of the day is yours to relax.

Day 7 - Santa Marta

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Group Adventure Travel
Hiking
Lima, Peru
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Inca Machu Picchu Discovery Trek

Starting at 

$ 1,429.00

USD

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Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this adventure includes a four-day trek along the Inca Trail. This is one of the world’s best-known hikes and will reward those willing to break a sweat with a stunning combination of mountainscapes, cloud forests, and jungles. We run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment.

Travel Style: Active - Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Standard - Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding - Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group - Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+ - All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Lima/Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour.

Day 3 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

Day 4 - Inca Trail

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.

Day 5 - Inca Trail

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 6 - Inca Trail

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 7 - Machu Picchu/Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the ruins, before your train back to Cusco.

Day 8 - Cusco

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.