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BILM - Inca Empire

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.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca
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
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $2,199
Start Location
La Paz, Bolivia
End Location
Lima, Bolivia
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
20 Aug 201803 Sep 20188AUD $2,239
27 Aug 201810 Sep 20188AUD $2,239
03 Sep 201817 Sep 201810AUD $2,199
17 Sep 201801 Oct 20186AUD $2,749
01 Oct 201815 Oct 20181AUD $2,749
15 Oct 201829 Oct 20187AUD $2,749
29 Oct 201812 Nov 20181AUD $2,749
12 Nov 201826 Nov 20187AUD $2,337
19 Nov 201803 Dec 20185AUD $2,749
03 Dec 201817 Dec 201814AUD $2,337
10 Dec 201824 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
24 Dec 201807 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
07 Jan 201921 Jan 201915AUD $2,749
21 Jan 201904 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
28 Jan 201911 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
25 Feb 201911 Mar 20199AUD $2,749
04 Mar 201918 Mar 201911AUD $2,749
18 Mar 201901 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
08 Apr 201922 Apr 20194AUD $2,749
15 Apr 201929 Apr 201912AUD $2,749
22 Apr 201906 May 201912AUD $2,749
06 May 201920 May 201912AUD $2,799
20 May 201903 Jun 201910AUD $2,799
27 May 201910 Jun 201916AUD $2,799
10 Jun 201924 Jun 201916AUD $2,799
24 Jun 201908 Jul 201914AUD $2,799
08 Jul 201922 Jul 201915AUD $2,799
22 Jul 201905 Aug 201916AUD $2,799
05 Aug 201919 Aug 201913AUD $2,799
19 Aug 201902 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
26 Aug 201909 Sep 201916AUD $2,799
09 Sep 201923 Sep 201916AUD $2,749
16 Sep 201930 Sep 201916AUD $2,749
30 Sep 201914 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,199 
07 Oct 201921 Oct 201914AUD $2,749
14 Oct 201928 Oct 201916AUD $2,749
28 Oct 201911 Nov 201916AUD $2,749
11 Nov 201925 Nov 201916AUD $2,749
18 Nov 201902 Dec 201916AUD $2,749
16 Dec 201930 Dec 201916AUD $2,749
30 Dec 201913 Jan 202016AUD $2,749
06 Jan 202020 Jan 202016AUD $2,749
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - La Paz
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - La Paz
Visit the pre-Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco.
Day 3 - La Paz/Puno
Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 4 - Puno/Lago Titicaca
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Day 5 - Lago Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.
Day 6 - Puno/Cusco
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.
Day 7 - Cusco
Enjoy a free day to explore the city's museums and local markets. Opt for a city tour to see some of the ruins as well.
Day 8 - Cusco/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).
Day 9 - Inca 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.
Day 10 - Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwa usca, 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 11 - Inca 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 Wi ay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 12 - Machu 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 site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
Day 13 - Cusco
Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Day 14 - Cusco/Lima
Fly to Lima. Opt for a city tour or wander the neighbourhood of Miraflores.
Day 15 - Lima
Depart at any time.