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Inca Machu Picchu Discovery Trek

Inca Machu Picchu Discovery Trek

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.

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Lima, Peru
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The Experience

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.

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Retreat Accommodations

There are a variety of great options for accommodations ranging from shared rooms to luxurious villas. Each room is equipped with a safe, work desk, air conditioning and WIFI.

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Retreat Leader

Isabella Meduri

Owner, Healer, Gypsy at Heart

My journey has taken me from a Financial Advisor to a Healer and guide. After spending 16 years in corporate financial environments trying to conform to social norms and expectations, I found myself feeling as though something fundamental was missing from my life. During the process of restructuring my life, I had to shift my perspective and instead of relying on a pragmatic approach to life, I finally decided to follow my intuition and listen to what my heart had been trying to tell me for years.

Travel has always been an integral part of my life.  Ever since I was a child, I’ve wanted to visit distant and unchartered places.  This deep yearning to seek out the unfamiliar; the undiscovered has brought me to visit 47 countries.  The most transformational moments I’ve experienced in life have been while backpacking in Asia, touring South America and camping throughout Africa.

The time I spent away discovering new places provided me with a much needed escape from a tiresome routine back home. It gave me an escape and the clarity I so desperately needed.  Over time, these “vacations” helped shift my perspective and see life through a different lens.  It was what I needed to finally break through my comfort zone and leave the monotony that I had fallen into.
 
For the first time in my adult life, I felt a sense of fulfilment and purpose.  Curating and sharing meaningful experiences with others is what brings me the most joy and happiness.  I am committed and honoured to be able to be a part of people’s wellness and self-discovery journeys.

What's Included

What is Included:

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (4 nts), camping (3 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Allow USD140-185 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, train, private van, hiking.

Staff & experts

G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO (Chief Experience Officer) on hike.

What is NOT Included:

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