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

Regenwald Weltkulturerbe Trekking ab 2.232 € %-Aktion 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. Tag: Amazonas Dschungel
3. Tag: Amazonas Dschungel
4. Tag: Cusco
5. Tag: Heiliges Tal / Ollantaytambo
6. Tag: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail oder Zugoption
7. Tag: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail oder Zugoption
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
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Geführte Tour durch das San Francisco Kloster und die Katakomben in Lima
  • Orientierungsrundgang durch Cusco
  • Kompletter Boleto Turistico Pass (Zutritt zu 16 archäologischen Stätten in und um Cusco (Transport und Guide nicht inkludiert))
  • Besuch einer Gemeinde mit Mittagessen im Heiligen Tal
  • Besuch des Schokoladenmuseums in Cusco

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder

Unterbringung

4x Komfort-Hotel
2x Dschungellodge
3x Zelt
Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppel- und Merhbettzimmer. 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.

Verpflegung

9x Frühstück, 6x Mittagessen, 5x Abendessen
Bitte plane etwa USD 175 für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

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.

Transportarten

Bahn, Flugzeug, Zu Fuß, Kanu

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Flughafentransfer

Ankunftstransfer inklusive.

1. Tag: Lima

Bienvenidos! 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. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and travel group. After the formalities are out of the way, dive in to life in Lima. Jump on public transport and head downtown for a guided walking tour of the city's historical centre. Take in the ornate spectacle of the colonial mansions, palaces and churches that line the streets; pay a visit to San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs; and browse the fresh produce on offer at Lima's central market, tasting fresh fruit and street food. Your walking tour wraps up in Lima's main square, with the rest of the day free to do as you wish. Perhap head out for dinner with the group.

Special Information: If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive in time for today's welcome meeting, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand.

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

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Lima - Guided tour of San Francisco Monastery including The Catacombs

Unterkunft: Komfort-Hotel

2. Tag: Amazonas Dschungel

Rise and shine for your journey into the wilds of the Peruvian Amazon. Take an early morning transfer to Lima airport, then board a three-hour flight to the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado. Upon your arrival, lodge staff will take you to their office in town. Pack a small duffle bag with clothing and other items needed for two days in the jungle, stow the rest of your luggage and then travel by private vehicle to the water. Here, board a motorised canoe and cruise deep into the jungle. The journey to your eco-lodge in the Madre de Dios region will take around three hours, and you'll be given a packed lunch on the way. Arrive and settle in to your thatched-roof lodge before a short orientation walk of the immediate area and a briefing. Spend the evening getting aquainted with the sights and smells of the jungle and fall asleep to the sounds of nature.

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.

Unterkunft: Dschungellodge

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

3. Tag: Amazonas Dschungel

Get ready for an unforgettable day exploring the depths of the jungle! Set out on a half-day trek guided by local experts on the area's flora and fauna. Learn from your guides about the medicinal and practical uses for some of the plants that grow here, which indigenous people have been studying and using for thousands of years. On your walk, keep an eye out for rainbow coloured macaws and butterflies, and listen for the barking call of the peccaries and chattering of monkeys that call the jungle home. This part of the Amazon is also known to house capybaras, giant otters and jabirus, so keep your eyes peeled for these exotic creatures. Return to the lodge for lunch and some free time to relax. Once the sun goes down, venture out on a night walk in search of some of the jungle's nocturnal inhabitants.

Unterkunft: Dschungellodge

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

4. Tag: Cusco

Leave behind the natural wonders of the Amazon for the man-made wonders of Cusco today. Return to Puerto Maldonado to collect your luggage, then take a flight to the lofty city. Once you have arrived, maybe head out for dinner with your fellow travellers – your leader can recommend some good places to grab a meal. If you're feeling adventurous, why not try one of the many establishments serving up cuy, which you might know by the English name of guinea pig. Or perhaps head to Cafe Daria, a central pizzeria which also provides vocational training for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Special Information: 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.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Cusco - Orientation Walk
Cusco - Full Boleto Turistico Pass, which gives you access to 16 archaeological sites in/around Cusco (Transport & guides are not included)
Cusco - Chocolate Museum Visit & Hot Chocolate

Unterkunft: Komfort-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

5. Tag: Heiliges Tal / Ollantaytambo

After a short walking tour of Cusco, travel by private bus through the Sacred Valley. Known as Wilcamayo to the Incas, the valley has been a source of livelihood to the locals for hundreds of years. You’ll see maize crops covering the terraced valley walls and the sacred river beneath. For lunch, visit a community that live in the valley and learn about the local lifestyle and language. If it’s market day, you may have the opportunity to browse the local handicrafts such as beads and ponchos. Continue your journey to the town of Ollantaytambo where you’ll spend the night. If there’s time you may like to see the town’s archaeological site, which includes remnants of an Inca city and soaring views over the present-day settlement.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Sacred Valley - Local community visit and lunch

Unterkunft: Komfort-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

6. Tag: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail oder Zugoption

Depending on the travel arrangements you made before the trip, during the next four days you’ll be doing one of the following: hiking the Classic Inca Trail, hiking the Inca Quarry Trail or staying in Cusco for another two days before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. While away from Cusco, 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 Cusco you'll receive a small duffle bag to carry your clothes in for the next four days (5 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 Cusco and only travel with the necessary items during the excursion by train.

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 3100 metres above sea level. On the way you’ll see the Inca sites of Ollantaytambo, Huillca Raccay and Llactapata, as well as incredible views of snow-capped Veronica Peak. In the evening, unwind at the campsite with a nourishing meal.

Note: 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: Inca 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 3700 metres 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.

Note: The Inca 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 4450 metres 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 not hiking, today you visit the archaeological site of Chinceros, on the way to Cusco. Your Intrepid leader travels back to Cusco with you and is at hand to assist you make the most of your time.

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

Unterkunft: Camping

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

7. Tag: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail oder Zugoption

Route 1: Classic Inca Trail
This is the most challenging day of the trek as you 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 4200 metres above sea level, providing amazing views of the valley below. The group will then descend to the campsite in the Pacaymayo Valley at 3650 metres.

Route 2: Inca 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 4370 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 4450 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, only a stone’s throw away at Choquetacarpo.

Route 3: Train
Today is free for you to continue exploring Cusco at your own pace. 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.

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

Unterkunft: Camping

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

8. Tag: Inca Trail / Quarry Trail oder Zugoption

Route 1: Classic Inca Trail
Start the day with a climb through the Pacaymayo Valley to Runkuracay pass (3980 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 (3850 metres), also known as 'Town Above the Clouds'. Start the two-hour descent down the Inca steps to the final night's campsite by the Winay Wayna archaeological site.

Route 2: Inca 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
After a drive to Ollantaytambo (about one and a half hours), catch a train through the winding Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes (another one and a half hours). The city is nestled in the cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu. For those who want a sneak peak, there is time to visit Machu Picchu independently before a guided tour the following day. Otherwise, you can while away the afternoon in the natural hot springs at Aguas Calientes.

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

Special Information Sunrise at Machu Picchu: Inca Trail trekkers: Due to safety reasons the final checkpoint for all trekkers does not open until 5am therefore the estimated arrival time to Machu Picchu Sungate is approximately 7.30am. Quarry trekkers and Train travellers: The first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu departs at 5.30am. The estimated arrival time is between 6- 6.30am The sun rises at Machu Picchu at approximately 5.30am, therefore it's not possible to be there in time for sunrise.

Unterkunft: Camping

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

9. Tag: Machu Picchu / Cusco

Route 1: Inca Trail
This is the final and most spectacular leg of the trek to Machu Picchu. The day starts before dawn with breakfast at 4 am. Say farewell to the porters as they descend to the train station and then begin hiking by 4.30 am. One the final checkpoint opens at 5 am, begin the final leg of the trek. 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’ as you enter Machu Picchu through the Sungate

Route 2: Inca Quarry Trail
Depending on weather conditions, take a bus at 5.30 am this morning along the winding road to Machu Picchu. The journey takes around 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 views over the ancient city from the Sun Gate, before going on a guided walk around the ruins.

Route 3: Train
Take an early bus up to Machu Picchu at 5.30 am. 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 free time afterwards to wander around on your own before the group returns to Cusco.

Visiting Machu Picchu: According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted.

For all trails - after taking advantage of the seemingly endless photo opportunities, it's time to return to Cusco for a well-deserved shower and a Pisco sour.

Unterkunft: Komfort-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

10. Tag: Cusco

Your 'Inca Encounter' adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. There are no activities planned for the final day.

Special Information Rainbow Mountain: Before you trip comes to an end, why not pay a visit to Instagram’s most popular mountain - Rainbow mountain (or Vinicunca in Quechua, the local language). This activity involves climbing up to more than 5000 meters above sea level in one day, which can lead to life threatening altitude sickness. As such, our tour leaders are only able to assist you booking this activity at the end of your stay in Cusco (when you will be better acclimatised) and on our own operated departures where we have full control over the safety aspects of this activity (such as transport, oxygen, emergency horses, adequate first aid kits and experienced guides). The price indicated for is indicative only and the final price will depend on the total number of travellers taking this activity. Ultimately the price can range from as little as $56 (with 16 travellers) to $216 for 2 travellers. A minimum of 2 travellers is required to operate this activity. Your tour leader can assist with booking.

Optional Activities:
Cusco - Pisco Making - Urban Adventures - USD36
Cusco - Totem painting workshop - USD59
Cusco - Stand Up Paddle Boarding - USD75
Sacred Valley - Mountain Biking - USD120
Sacred Valley - Via Ferrata & Zipline - PEN265
Rainbow Mountain Hike - USD97

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

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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 Cusco, 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

Tourstil
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.