Inca Trail Adventure
September 10 - 16, 2020
This is a Team Diabetes Approved Create Your Own (CYO) Adventure
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Includes Pre-adventure Hike Training Program, 6-Nights Hotel, Expertly planned custom itinerary,
Guided by Walking Connection expert Peruvian Guide Javier Trujillo, Inca Trail hiking permits, all park fees, any sanctuary fees, site entry fees, Sacred Valley Tour including the Sun Temple, *Interpretive walking tour of Machu Picchu & MORE! Prices are per person, double occupancy. GUESTS WELCOME!
*International Airfare is NOT included. Prices are per person based upon Double Occupancy.
Includes National Park Inca Trail Permit
& Entry Into Machu Picchu.
The Inca Civilization, you and the Inca Trail!
The Inca Trail
The Incas were incredible engineers. They constructed one of the most elaborate networks of roads and bridges of any ancient civilization. Though they built more than 23,000 kilometers of paved roads connecting what is now Chile to the south and Ecuador to the north, there is a special 43-kilometer section located in Peru that links Cusco to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It is this link that provides us with the rare opportunity to sample genuine Peruvian culture, learn about the Incan civilization and experience a one day hike (optional) on one of the most iconic landscapes on Earth, The Inca Trail.
EVERYONE IS INVITED! Walkers, Hikers & Guests - Raise funds for Team Diabetes and join us on a fantastic adventure of a lifetime!
Adventure Seekers, Hikers and People From ALL WALKS OF LIFE! Come Adventure With Us in Peru and world famous Machu Picchu.
iConquer has been leading hiking adventures for more than a decade. Over this time hikers have collectively raised in excess of $26,000,000 toward the missions of organizations that research cancer, spinal cord birth defects, diabetes, autism, homelessness, and more. Add your favorite charity to the growing list of teams of fundraisers and supporters who CARE!
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*Note: due to government regulation you can ONLY hike on the Inca Trail and enter Machu Picchu with a licensed and registered guide.
Expertly planned custom itinerary exclusive to The Walking Connection
Guided by Walking Connection expert Peruvian Guide Javier Trujillo
6 Night/ 7 Day Walking/Hiking/Interpretive Adventure
Inca Trail hiking permits.
All park fees, any sanctuary fees, site entry fees and government taxes as listed on the itinerary
*Full day guided hike on Inca Trail. One guide per 8 people.
Sacred Valley Tour including the Sun Temple.
*Interpretive walking tour of Machu Picchu
Walking Tour of Cusco main square and surrounding ruins.
6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 1 Dinner as indicated in itinerary
Transfer from Cusco to Sacred Valley.
Transfer from Aranwa Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo train station.
Transfer from Ollantaytambo Train Station to Cusco.
Roundtrip Vistadome Train Tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Caliente
Bus Tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Caliente at completion of Inca Trail hike.
Roundtrip bus tickets from Aguas Caliente and Machu Picchu for tour.
Detailed “Know Before You Go” information including recommended website, reading lists, packing list, what to bring, weather and more.
*Itinerary: Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.
September 10 - ARRIVAL TO PERU – Jorge Chávez International Airport – LIM - Arrive in Lima.
Many flights from the U.S. and Canada arrive late into the evening. Depending on your flight schedule it is usually easiest for your first night to be spent at the very convenient airport hotel and then take an early morning flight from Lima to Cusco.
Overnight, Lima Airport Hotel
September 11 - Lima to Cusco to Sacred Valley - From the Cusco airport drive through the city of Cusco and then onto the Peruvian countryside. The views are amazing, the history, culture and current life in Peru is all laid out before you as you ride in air-conditioned comfort. En route we will make a few stops for pictures and visit Ollyantatambo for your first short hike up to the Sun Temple. This is the first major Peruvian ruin you'll experience on your adventure.
Along the way stop for a buffet lunch at Tanupa Restaurant! Outside and along the river, it is a special place to breath in the fresh air of the Andes Mountains and feast like royalty.
Early evening check-in.
Overnight, Sacred Valley, Peru
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
September 12 - Free Day in the Sacred Valley - A Day of Options!
Free Day in the Sacred Valley to acclimate. An opportunity to relax before the next day's hike.
There are numerous activities available in the Valley. Many independent adventure operators offer private hikes, ATV, horseback riding, zip lines, white water rafting, etc. There may also be cultural tours, art tours and private village visits available. Many activities can be booked through the local hotels. Many of the resorts offer complete and excellent spa services.
Overnight, Sacred Valley, Peru
September 13 - Hike The Inca Trail Into Machu Picchu !
Early breakfast at hotel.
Early Morning Departure for The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. Transfer to Train Station – Vista Dome Train - Hanging Bridge River Crossing - Chachabamba Passport Control and Trail Head. Because train schedules can change, specific times will be provided during your adventure. After a 45-minute train ride you will disembark at KM104 for your full day adventure on the Inca Trail. This incredible hike will end in the late afternoon by walking through the Sun Gate and entering the Machu Picchu Ruins. It is usually late in the day when you arrive, you proceed through the ruins and then take a bus down to Agua Caliente.
This is a one-way hike, once you start there are no “outs!”
A permit is necessary to hike on the trail. Only a certain number of permits are issued each day. They do have to be bought months in advance to insure that you get a permit the day you want. You must show a passport when you enter with the permit, Transfers of permits are not allowed.
Walking Connection on the ground Peruvian team takes care of all permits, train tickets and entry fees.
Overnight, Aguas Caliente, Peru
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
September 14 - Return To Machu Picchu
Breakfast at the hotel.
Return to Machu Picchu. Spend the early morning on a guided walk through Machu Picchu with our expert Peruvian Guides. (This is the only way to see Machu Picchu – with a guide and it is necessary to be pre-scheduled along with your permit.)
Return to Aguas Caliente in time for lunch and then board the Vista Dome Train.
Transfer back to Cusco.
Overnight, Cusco, Peru.
September 15 - Explore Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel meet your guide in the lobby to continue your journey with a fantastic Cusco city walk with The Walking Connection's resident Peruvian guide, Javier Trujillo. The world famous Plaza de Armas is the historic center of the city and your starting point for a 1/2 day adventure.
Start at "The Inka" the fountain in the main square that is a lively urban park surrounded by some of the city's nicest colonial architecture. It is home to several churches, including the small Iglesia del Triunfo, the city's Cathedral, completed in 1664, and the beautiful Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesus, built by the Jesuits in 1576. Visit a local market as well as the ruins at Sacsayhuaman.
Take the afternoon to explore Cusco on your own.
Overnight, Cusco, Peru.
September 16 - Home or Points Beyond - Lima
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Walk The Inca Trail Into Machu Picchu!