Inka Encounter Peru

Inka Encounter

  • Artenreicher Amazonas Dschungel
  • Kolonialarchitektur in Cusco - ehemalige Hauptstadt des Inkareiches
  • Spektakuläre Terrassenlandschaft im Sacred Valley
  • Besuch der Ruinen von Machu Picchu - die "Verlorene Stadt" der Inka
  • Wandern auf dem legendären Inka Trail
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen

10 Tage Peru

ab 2.450 € Anfragen oder buchen

Begleite uns auf einer Reise von mystischen Inkastätten über den artenreichen Dschungel des Amazonas bis in das Heilige Tal. Folge dem Inka Trail, wandel auf den Spuren einer Hochkultur und erkunde Machu Picchu, die berühmteste und sagenhafteste Ruinenstadt Lateinamerikas und ein absolutes "Muss" für jeden Perubesucher. Dringe in das Herz des einzigartigen Amazonas-Dschungels vor und lerne die vielfältige Tier- und Pflanzenwelt kennen. Die wunderschöne Kolonialstadt Cusco mit ihrer unnachahmlichen Architektur wird dich ebenso begeistern wie die eindrucksvolle Terrassenlandschaft des Sacred Valley. Tauche ein in die Faszination und Vielfalt Perus.

1. Tag: Lima
2.-3. Tag: Amazonas Dschungel
4. Tag: Cusco
5. Tag: Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo
6.-8. Tag: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail oder Zugoption
9. Tag: Machu Picchu/Cusco
10. Tag: Cusco

Leistungen enthalten

  • Peru Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Besichtigungen, Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie beschrieben:
    • Geführte Tour durch das San Francisco Kloster und die Katakomben in Lima
    • Orientierungstour Cusco
    • Kompletter Boleto Turistico Pass (Zutritt zu 16 archäologischen Stätten in und um Cusco (Transport und Guide nicht inkludiert))
    • Besuch lokaler Gemeinde mit Mittagessen im Heiligen Tal
    • Besuch Schokoladenmuseum in Cusco

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Flughafentransfers
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Reiseversicherungen
  • Visumgebühren


4x Komfort-Hotel
2x Dschungel-Lodge
3x Camping (mit einfacher Ausstattung)

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmer. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Gegen Aufpreis kann auch ein Einzelzimmer gebucht werden (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit; keine Einzelunterbringung an den Tagen 2-3 möglich). EZ-Zuschlag auf Anfrage.

Während des Campings werden Isomatten zur Verfügung gestellt. Ein Schlafsack wird benötigt (gegen eine Gebühr von ca. USD25 auch vor Ort leihbar). Für die Wintermonate empfiehlt sich ein warmer Schlafsack (Komfortbereich bis -10C°). Für zusätzliche Wärme kann ein Schlafsack-Inlett mitgenommen werden.


9x Frühstück
6x Mittagessen
5x Abendessen

Bitte plane etwa USD 175 für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein.


Englischsprachige Reiseleitung

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.


Bahn, Flugzeug, Zu Fuß, Kanu

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Ankunftstransfer inklusive.
Day 1 Lima
Welcome to Lima, Peru. On arrival at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the well-known coastal suburb of Miraflores. In the afternoon around 2 pm, there will be a welcome briefing at the hotel with your Peregrine tour guide. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. Later in the day your leader will take you on a half-day walking tour of downtown Lima, including the city's historical centre.
Flanked by streets of ornate mansions, palaces and churches, Plaza Mayor is the best place to start any exploration of Lima. Take a walk through the old streets to get a feel for colonial life. On one side of the plaza is the Cathedral of Lima, which houses the remains of Lima's founder, Francisco Pizarro. Visit the nearby San Francisco Monastery, with its catacombs containing some 70,000 human remains. Continue onto the Central market where you'll take a walking tour. The market has a huge variety of fresh produce on offer, including fruits, vegetables and even guinea pigs. You'll also have the opportunity to try some local Peruvian fruits and street food. The tour will finish in Lima main square, with your evening then free to do as you wish. Perhaps head out for dinner with the group.

Notes: Due to the high altitude of many of the places we visit, the air is thinner and some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Some people aren’t affected at all, but if you are, be sure to drink plenty of water and don’t push yourself too hard. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information about altitude sickness.

Included Activities:
- Lima - Guided tour of San Francisco Monastery including The Catacombs

Optional Activities:
- Lima - Museo de la Nacion - PEN10
- Lima - Gold Museum - PEN35
- Lima - Museum of the Inquisition visit - Free
- Lima - Cathedral visit - PEN12
- Lima Coast Biking Tour - Urban Adventures - USD45
- Lima - Night Bites & Sights - Urban Adventures - USD45
- Lima Home Cooked - Urban Adventures - USD74

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Amazon Jungle
Take a flight to Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon Jungle, where you'll be staying for two nights. A representative from the lodge will welcome you at the airport. You'll then make a quick trip to the lodge's office in town by van. Here you'll be able to pack the gear you'll need for the next few days and leave the rest, securely stored, behind. Travel by bus or motorised canoe to the Amazon lodge (approximately 30–45 minutes). Once you arrive, there will be time to unpack and unwind before a short orientation and briefing. Either tonight or tomorrow night, you’ll venture into the jungle for a night jungle excursion.

Notes: We stay at two different lodges in the same area. The activities may vary slightly according to which lodge you are at. As both of our lodges are in the same area of the jungle, you will see the same wildlife and your overall jungle experience will be the same in either lodge.

Special Information Amazon Lodge: Rooms at the lodges are simple but comfortable. They are built using local materials such as bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. Rooms, don't have regular doors for the entrance and bathroom, instead traditional curtains are used. Each room opens out to the rainforest, providing a true jungle experience. Rooms are equipped with flushing toilets, showers (cold water only), mosquito nets and kerosene lamps. Electricity and internet are only available in the common areas at designated times. Please note that drinks and tips are not included.

Accommodation: Jungle Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Amazon Jungle
Your full day in the jungle starts with a boat ride (approximately 30 minutes) followed by a short walk (between 25 and 45 minutes). You’ll arrive at an oxbow lake in the middle of the rainforest – the habitat of a family of giant otters. Along the way you’ll see a variety of jungle fauna – perhaps hoatzins, monkeys, macaws, black caimans, flying parrots, and, if you are lucky, a family of endangered giant river otters (pteronoura brasilienses). In the late morning you will head back to the lodge, on the way stopping to see the parrot clay lick. Every morning the macaws and birds come here to feed on the salt in the clay. The macaws begin by ceremoniously circling the cliff area. Usually the feeding frenzy lasts 20 to 25 minutes. The salt from the clay is thought to detoxify the birds’ fruit diet. After lunch back at the lodge, you’ll head back out to the jungle to take a short walk and learn about the medicinal properties and practical uses of the plants. Return to the lodge once again to freshen up, then enjoy some dinner. After dinner there will be an optional night walk through the jungle.

Accommodation: Jungle Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Cuzco
This morning travel back to Puerto Maldonado before taking the short flight to Cusco (approximately 35 minutes).
Take the time to acclimatise to the city's 3,450 m (11,150 ft) altitude and explore the many Baroque churches and ancient temples that dot the city. Your tour leader will take you out on an orientation walk. You’ll visit the facade of Qoricancha temple, the local San Pedro market, the main square, past the 12 Angled Stone, Regocijo Square and San Blas Square. Finally you’ll visit the Chocolate museum where there will be an opportunity to sample a hot chocolate made from local cacao beans. This might be a good opportunity to purchase some gifts or souvenirs. There’s a small store where you’ll find various handicrafts and a variety of artisanal chocolate products. Tonight is free, perhaps head out for dinner your fellow travellers. Your leader will be able to recommend some good places to eat!

Notes: Due to the high altitude of many of the places we visit, the air is thinner and some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Some people aren’t affected at all, but if you are, be sure to drink plenty of water and don’t push yourself too hard. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more important information about altitude sickness.

Included Activities:
- Orientation Walk - Cuzco
- Full Boleto Turistico Pass, which gives you access to 16 archaeological sites in/around Cuzco (Transport & guides are not included)
- Chocolate Museum Visit & hot chocolate

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo
Travel by private bus for around two hours through the Sacred Valley, on the outskirts of Cusco. Known as Wilcamayo to the Incas, this fertile valley has long been the main source of food for the high Andes. At the Sacred Valley, visit the stone fortress of Sacsayhuaman where massive stone blocks that form the walls of this site give you a clear image of how highly developed Inca engineering was.
Venture to a community in the valley to learn about the local lifestyle. If your visit coincides with market day (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday), spend time browsing the stalls in search of hand-painted beads or warm ponchos. Lunch will also be provided by the local community. Continuing on, drive 20 minutes to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo's archaeological site is located to the east of the Plaza de Armas. The upper terraces of this site offer great photo opportunities of the squared grid town below. Tonight we spend the night in a hotel in Ollantaytambo town.

Included Activities:
- Private bus to Sacred Valley and local community visit

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail or Train option
Depending on your pre-arranged travel arrangements, during the next four days you may: hike the Classic Inca Trail, hike the Inca Quarry Trail or stay in Cuzco for another two days before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. While away from Cuzco, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel. If you’re hiking the Inca Trail or the Inca Quarry Trail, the evening before you leave Cuzco you'll receive a small duffle bag to carry your clothes in for the next four days (6 kg maximum).
Your team of porters will carry these bags for you, together with the food and equipment for the trail. Please note that you won't have access to these items until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. If you’re travelling to Aguas Calientes by train, you'll be able to leave most of your luggage at the hotel in Cuzco and only travel with the necessary items for the next few days.

Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:
Today travel by minivan to the 82 kilometre marker and meet your crew of local porters, cook and guide. The first day includes uphill trekking to the campsite, which is at 3,100 metres above sea level. On the way you’ll see the ruins of Llactapata, which was burnt to the ground by the last Inca emperor to discourage Spanish pursuit down the trail. In the evening, set up camp while the cook makes dinner.

Notes: The Inca Trail is within the abilities of most reasonably fit people, but please come prepared, as the trail is 45 kilometres long and often steep. Each day's journey generally consists of seven hours of walking (uphill and downhill), with stops for snacks and lunch. Trekking usually begins at 7 am (except on the fourth morning) and you reach the campsite around 5 pm. Accommodation on the trek is camping (three nights). Double tents (twin-share) and foam camping mats will be provided. The porters will set up the tents while the cook prepares meals.

Route 2 Quarry Trail:
Make an early start today and drive to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where Incas worshipped the moon. Drive to the starting point of the trek, Rafq'a, and meet the horsemen who join us on the hike. After an hour’s walk, reach the small community of Socma. Carry on to the Perolniyoc cascade lookout, an opportunity to stop for photos and a food break. Continue to the campsite, which is 3,700 meters above sea level. You should reach the campsite around lunchtime. After lunch, set off to explore the Q'orimarca archaeological site, which once served as a checkpoint to the Incas.

Notes: The Quarry Trail is within the abilities of most reasonably fit people. The hike is 26 kilometres long in total and its highest pass is at 4,450 meters above sea level. Throughout the trek, horses will carry your gear and camping equipment. The first two nights are spent camping and the third night you will stay at a simple hotel. Double tents (twin-share) and foam camping mats will be provided. The porters will set up the tents while the cook prepares meals.

Route 3 Train:
For those travellers disinterested in hiking the trail or who are unable to, spend two extra nights in Cuzco before travelling by bus to Ollantaytambo. From here take a train through the winding Urubamba Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes where you’ll spend a third night.

Please note: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Quarry Trail only.

Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail or Train option
Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:
This is the most challenging day of the trek, as we ascend a long steep path (approximately five hours) to reach the highest point of the trail. Colloquially known as 'Dead Woman's Pass', Warmiwanusca sits at a height of 4,200 metres above sea level, providing amazing views of the valley below. The group will then descend to the campsite in the Pacaymayo Valley at 3,650 metres.

Route 2 Quarry Trail:
This is the most challenging and rewarding day of the hike. A three-hour walk takes us to the top of the first pass of Puccaqasa (approximately 4,370 metres high). After enjoying picturesque views of the valley, it’s a short walk before stopping for lunch. Afterwards, make the two-hour hike to Kuychicassa, the highest pass of the trek at 4,450 metres. From here, descend to the sacred site the Incas called Intipunku (Sun Gate), with views of the Nevado Veronica mountain. Head to the campsite, which is only a stone’s throw away at Choquetacarpo.

Route 3 Train:
Today, perhaps use your free day indulging your inner foodie in the eateries of Cuzco. Head to lunch at the arty Fallen Angel restaurant, and if you still have room for dessert, the ChocoMuseo offers tastings and chocolate-marking workshops. For you to make the most of your free time in Cuzco, your trip includes a “Full Boleto Turistico”, a tourist pass that gives you access to 16 archaeological sites in and around Cuzco, including Qenqo, Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Saqsaywaman, amongst others.

Please note: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Quarry Trail only.

Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail or Train option
Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:
Start the day with a climb through the Pacaymayo Valley to Runkuracay pass (3,980 metres). Enjoy views of the snow-capped mountain of Cordillera Vilcabamba before descending for around two to three hours to the ruins of Sayacmarca. Continue over the trail’s third pass to the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (3,850 metres), also known as 'Town Above the Clouds'. Start the two-hour descent down the Inca steps, which takes you to the final night's campsite by the Winay Wayna archaeological site.

Route 2 Quarry Trail:
Today’s hike will all be downhill. The first stop is the incomplete Kachiqata quarry, where the Incas were intercepted by the Spanish. Around midday, come to the end of the trek. Explore the cobbled streets of Ollantaytambo before taking the short train journey to Aguas Calientes. This is where you’ll meet up with the travellers in your group who didn't hike. Visiting the natural hot springs in town is a soothing way to spend the late afternoon. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel before tomorrow’s visit to Machu Picchu.

Route 3 Train:
In the morning take the three-hour train to the town of Aguas Calientes, which is nestled in the hills at the foot of Machu Picchu. For those who want to, there’s time to visit Machu Picchu independently before the guided tour the next day. If you’d like to do this, please advise your group leader at the welcome meeting at the start of the trip. Otherwise, you might like to while away the afternoon in the natural hot springs of Aguas Calientes.

Please note: Included lunch and dinner on this day is for people trekking the Inca or Quarry Trail only.

Accommodation: Camping (with basic facilities)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Machu Picchu/Cuzco
Route 1 Classic Inca Trail:
The day starts before dawn with breakfast at 4am. Say farewell to the porters as they descend to the train station and then begin hiking by 5.30 am. The walk to Intipunku (the Sun Gate) takes around two-and-a-half hours. Weather permitting, enjoy unforgettable views over the ‘Lost City of the Incas’

Route 2 Quarry Trail:
Depending on weather conditions, take a bus at 5:30 am along the winding road to Machu Picchu (30 minutes). At Machu Picchu, join up with the travellers in your group who hiked the Classic Inca Trail. If skies are clear, enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the ancient city from the Sun Gate, before going on a guided walk around the ruins.

Route 3 Train:
In the morning at 5.30 am, take a bus up to Machu Picchu. The city was built around 1440 AD as a country retreat for Incan nobility, but there’s evidence that the land had been a sacred Incan site for much longer. Take a guided tour around the ruins of temples, palaces and living quarters, and enjoy some free time afterwards to wander around on your own before the group returns to Cuzco.

Notes: Due to internal safety policy, our leaders are specifically prohibited from recommending or assisting with booking trips to the mountaintop ruins of Wayna Picchu.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10: Cusco
Your 'Inca Encounter' adventure comes to an end this morning. There are no activities planned for the final day and you're able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Optional Activities:
- Cusco - Pisco Making - Urban Adventures - USD36
- Cusco - Art Trail workshop - USD59
- Cusco - Stand Up Paddle Boarding - USD75
- Sacred Valley - Mountain Biking - USD120
- Sacred Valley - Via Ferrata & Zipline - PEN265

Meals Included: Breakfast
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Hinweis zum Inka Trail
Du hast bei dieser Tour die Möglichkeit, den Inka Trail zu wandern. Solltest du an der Inka Trail Wanderung teilnehmen wollen, teile uns dies bitte unbedingt bei Buchung mit. Andernfalls wird der normale Tourverlauf für dich gebucht.

Für Wandergruppen auf dem Inka Trail (und dem Quarry Trail Trek) besteht eine maximale Teilnehmerzahl von 16 Pax. Wenn du dich entscheidest am Inka Trail bzw. dem Quarry Trail teilzunehmen, erhöht sich die maximale Teilnehmerzahl für den Trekkingabschnitt der Tour auf 16 Personen (anstatt wie angegeben 12).

Inka Trail Trek / Inca Quarry Trail
Seit 2004 ist die Zahl der Teilnehmer, die pro Tag zum Inka Trail aufbrechen dürfen, begrenzt. Dadurch sollen der Erhalt des Weges garantiert und die Umweltprobleme verringert werden. Da die erforderlichen Genehmigungen für den Inka Trail Trek oftmals schon Monate im Voraus ausgebucht sind, empfiehlt sich eine frühzeitige Buchung. Der Inka Trail Trek gilt als mittelmäßig schwer und ist in der Regel von jedem zu schaffen, der über eine durchschnittliche Fitness verfügt.

Sollten die Permits für deinen gewünschten Reisetermin bereits vergriffen sein, hast du die Möglichkeit, alternativ den Inca Quarry Trail zu wandern. Abseits der touristischen Pfade und inmitten beeindruckender Landschaften führt die Route entlang kleinerer archäologischer Stätten. Auch zwei Dörfer liegen am Weg, deren Besuch das harte Leben in den Anden verdeutlicht. Die gesamte Strecke des Treks umfasst etwa 26 km. Die maximale Höhe beträgt 4.450m. Für diesen Trek wird kein Permit benötigt.

Inka Trail im Februar
Der Inca Trail wird jedes Jahr im Februar für Säuberungs- und Instandhaltungsmaßnahmen geschlossen. Sollte der Trekkingteil deiner Tour in diesen Zeitraum fallen, wanderst du automatisch den Quarry Trail.

Sollte es nicht möglich sein, das Permit für den Inka Trail zu erhalten, bieten wir dir folgende Alternativen an:
- anderer Reisetermin oder andere Tour
- Inca Quarry Trail mit Machu Picchu
- 2 Extratage in Cuzco, Zugfahrt nach Aguas Calientes mit einer weiteren Übernachtung und Besichtigung von Machu Picchu, bevor Sie nach Cusco zurückkehren

Reisepassdaten sind bei Buchung anzugeben: Geburtsdatum, Reisepassnummer, Ausstellungs-/Ablaufdatum, Name wie im Reisepass angegeben

Das Beste aus beiden Welten: Komfort und Abenteuer - ideal, wenn Sie es bequemer wünschen, ohne auf intensive Reiseerlebnisse verzichten zu müssen. Sie übernachten meist in Hotels (3-4 Sterne), zum Teil auch in Gästehäusern, Lodges etc. mit landestypischem Charme. Viele Mahlzeiten und Besichtigungen sind inklusive, Sie sind aber dennoch nah an Land und Leuten.