Rcgs: Peru's Inca Trail With Aaron Kylie

Peru

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Departing on April 3, 2020.

Details

Duration: 9 Days
Starts in: Peru
Group Size: 4-16

Operated by:

Exodus Travels

The original adventure and activity holiday company specializing in cultural, walking, cycling, winter and wildlife adventures.

Itinerary

Start Cuzco (3400m/11,155ft); free time to explore the Inca capital.

Visit the Sacred Valley; continue to Ollantaytambo (2800m/9186ft).

The Classic Inca Trail: Start Inca Trail trek from km82; walk along Urubamba River, climb to Huayllabamba.

The Classic Inca Trail: Cross Dead Woman's Pass (4215m/*13,829ft*), then descend to Pacaymayu.

The Classic Inca Trail: Over Runquracay Pass (3800m/12,467ft) to ruins of Sayajmarca and Phuyupatamarca.

The Classic Inca Trail: Walk down Inca steps to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.

Early morning guided tour of Machu Picchu; free time to explore further, then return to Cuzco by train and by road.

Free day Cuzco; optional activities available.

End Cuzco.

Additional Information

A paradise for outdoor adventurers, follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas with Canadian Geographic Editor-in-Chief, Aaron Kylie, as you make your way along Peru’s Inca Trail. From the creation of the Canadian Geographic Atlas of Canada to his work at the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Aaron will be on hand to share tips and tricks to perfect your photography and swap travel stories and trivia from his travels around the world. Set amongst breathtaking snow-capped peaks, vast fields of cactus gardens and mystical cloud forests, follow the ancient Inca Trail as it winds its way across mountain passes and through cloud forests, passing several crumbling fortresses which have remain unchanged for centuries. Specifically designed to maximise the time spent at Machu Picchu, enjoy an early morning tour of the ruins before day trippers and other trekkers arrive. Experience the heartland of Incan culture and tradition during a morning in the Sacred Valley. Explore the museums and churches of the ancient Inca capital, Cuzco. Relax in the hot springs at Aguas Calientes. From start to finish, you’ll be treated to an intoxicating mix of ancient history, culture, and incredible landscapes.

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