INCA’s New 10-day Adventurer’s Route to Machu Picchu

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Luxury adventure operator INCA- International Nature & Cultural Adventures – understands that even people in the same family have different travel styles, so they’ve designed a new tour to make traveling with family or friends easier to plan.  On INCA’s new 10-day journey Adventurer’s Route to Machu Picchu, there are multiple options for all interests and age groups highlighting Peru’s rich culinary heritage, its history and archaeological sites, the culture of the Peruvian highlands and its traditional Quechway communities – all set amid awe-inspiring vistas for all to enjoy.   Starting at $4,995 per person, double occupancy, the package features two nights in Cusco, seven nights in charming mountain lodges including two nights in Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, all guides, sightseeing and transfers.  Two days in Machu Picchu allow for in-depth exploration of this marvel of ancient architecture in one of South America’s most dramatic natural settings.  Divide and conquer or stay together … there is plenty of choice every day.

INCA’s Peru adventure begins in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cusco, the capital of the once mighty Incan empire.  Visits to the massive Plaza de Armas and the Baroque Catedral are include as well as an exploration of Coricancha with the Incan’s most sacred site, the Temple of the Sun, once adorned with 700 gold-plated walls.

Guests on INCA’s Peru adventure will go off the tourist route.  They will shop in local food markets and later, enjoy meals after hands-on cooking classes.  In Choquecancha, they will meet indigenous weavers known for their intricate techniques.  That day, there is also a choice of an easy two-mile hike walk from the village of Quelquena or a more moderate one via the 13,000 foot Cruzcasa Pass.  In Huacahuasi, another traditional weaving village, guests can choose between a challenging hike to a remote village on a turquoise Andean lake, enjoy an easy walk to a nearby waterfall or meet the local villagers and return to the lodge for a cooking class and lunch.

Set in a tropical mountain forest on the slopes of the Peruvian Andes almost 8,000 feet above sea level, the intricately-constructed stone complex of Machu Picchu lies on a mountain ridge – blending with the surrounding rocky outcrops – encircled on three sides by the raging waters of the Urubamba River.  Built during the height of the Inca Empire (1438-1472), these palaces, temples, terraced fields, irrigation systems and store houses – including some 200 structures – stand testament to the superb engineering and construction skills of this pre-Columbian civilization.

In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, guests will stroll through the Indian market in the Quecha village of Chinchero and explore the spectacular Inca fortress and temple that towers over the attractive town of Ollantaytambo.  A pretty village with many small handcraft shops, Pisac hosts a large market on Sundays and smaller markets during the week.

INCA’s new 10-day Adventurer’s Route to Machu Picchu starts at $4,995 per person, double occupancy and includes hotel and lodge accommodations; all meals and non-alcoholic beverages; all guides, activities, tours, entry fees and sightseeing arrangements; roundtrip airport transfers and all arrangements as specified on the itinerary.  Not included are: airfares, airport taxes and fees; gratuities for guides; alcoholic beverages, and other items of a personal nature.  INCA recommends guests purchase travel insurance.  Children ages 12 to 16 get a $520 discount.  INCA has 16 departures from July 16 through December 23, 2017.   In 2018, INCA will have weekly departures starting March 3 through December 20 with prices of the 10-day journey starting at $5,245 per person, double occupancy.

For further information, contact INCA or call 1-510-420-1550.

 

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