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Inca Empire

15 days, La Paz to Lima

Traveller shooting photos of Inca ruins
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From the bustling market-filled streets of La Paz to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best known and challenging hikes, and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service, and equipment.

15 days

La Paz to Lima

From$15391HKD
was $19239
Valid on Jun 13 2022
Trip Code: BILM

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Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

From the bustling market-filled streets of La Paz to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best known and challenging hikes, and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service, and equipment.

Award Winning Inca Trail Program

Named Best Inca Trail Tour Operator by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. Your purchase of this tour helps employ over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff — connecting local communities to the global tourism chain. Learn more.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

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.

Visa Requirements

15 days

La Paz to Lima

From$15391HKD
was $19239
Valid on Jun 13 2022
Trip Code: BILM

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

97

Map of the route for Inca Empire

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1La Paz

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2La Paz

Visit the pre-Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3La Paz/Puno

Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Puno/Lake Titicaca

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Lake Titicaca Homestay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Lake Titicaca/Puno

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Puno/Cusco

Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore the city's museums and local markets. Choose to pre-book the optional Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour to see some of the ruins as well.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Cusco/Ollantaytambo

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).

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit| Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 9Inca Trail

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Inca Trail

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Inca Trail

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).

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Machu Picchu/Cusco

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Cusco/Lima

Fly to Lima. Opt for a city tour or wander the neighbourhood of Miraflores.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's 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 Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Tiahuanaco visit
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (10 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt).

Meals

14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD315-410 for meals not included.

Transportation

Public bus, plane, train, boat, ferry, hiking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on the hike, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Cusco Cooking Class - From $359.00

Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class. Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients. Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.

Death Road Biking Adventure - From $899.00

Get your adrenaline pumping as you soar down the 'world's most dangerous road.' Start high up in the Andes at 4,700m (15,420 ft) and wind your way down this steep, narrow road on the mountainside into the depths of the Bolivian jungle. This is not one for the faint of heart, adrenaline junkies only! Please note that the entrance fee of 53 Bolivianos (not included in this activity) must be paid directly to the National Park prior to biking, only local currency is accepted. We are unable to pre-pay this fee in advance, due to the park policy.

Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion - From $459.00

Begin your journey early in the morning by transfering from the hotel to the port, then head out by motorboat to the base camp at the Peninsula of Capachica, a 2.5 hr trip. Learn about sea kayaking from our guide and paddle towards Taquile Island and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the moment. Hike to a village upon arrival and enjoy lunch with the locals. Continue on by motor boat to Amantani Island to meet your hosts for the night.

Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip - From $389.00

Lookout over these colourful Andean mountains striped with maroon, turquoise, lavender, and gold. The sediment, elevation, and proximity to the ocean create a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Get started early to drive around 2 hours to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike. Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this 14km hike is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.

My Own Room - From $2519.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Inca Empire

| 15 days - La Paz to Lima - from $15391 HKD