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Peru Expedition: Trek the Great Inca Road

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Peru Expedition: Trek the Great Inca Road

You’ve heard of the Inca Trail, but what about the Great Inca Road? Made up of ancient Inca trade routes cutting through the Andes, the Great Inca Road is every bit as significant and special as its more famous counterpart – it just doesn’t have the crowds. On this 12-day trekking expedition you’ll join a local leader and traditional llama caravan to hike storied paths that few travellers have ever seen, visiting archaeological sites along the way. To get acclimatised to the altitude, you’ll spend time in the adventure hub of Huaraz, hiking the spectacular surrounding landscapes. You’ll soon find out it’s not called the Great Inca Road for nothing.

Activities
  • Huaraz: LLanganuco lakes and Laguna 69 guided hike
  • Huaraz: Laguna Churup guided hike
  • Huaraz: Pastoruri glacier & Huascaran National Park guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Castillo to Soledad de Tambo guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Soledad de Tambo Archaeological guided site visit
  • Great Inca Road: 4 days fully supported (Porters, Llamas, all meals and equipment)
  • Chavín de Huántar archaeological site guided visit
  • Great Inca Road: Soledad de Tambo to Quenhuajirca guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Meeting with traditional master weaver
  • Great Inca Road: Quenhuajirca to Tambo Grande guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Tambo Grande to San Lorenzo de Isco guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: San Lorenzo de Isco to Huanuco Pampa guided hike
  • Great Inca Road: Huanuco Pampa Archaeological site visit
  • Sacred City of Caral-Supe guided visit
Highlights
  • Hike on the ancient and little-visited trade routes of the Great Inca Road, taking in seriously spectacular views of the Andes and visiting well preserved yet remote Inca outposts.
  • Get acclimatised to the altitude in the adventure hub of Huaraz, a low-key city surrounded by mountains, lakes and glaciers waiting to be explored on your included hikes.
  • You’ll not only be accompanied by a local leader on your adventure – a traditional llama caravan will join you on the Great Inca Road, meaning you only need to carry a daypack.
  • Your hiking journey comes to an end at the incredible Inca site of Huanuco Pampa, where you’ll meet a local guide for a private tour of these significant ancient ruins.
  • Visit the intriguing Caral-Supe archaeological site, left behind by a civilisation pre-dating the Inca and built at the same time as the first Egyptian pyramids.
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
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Jun 25, 2023 through
Aug 13, 2023
11 Nights from
$4,115.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7863421
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Lima
2 Lima to Huaraz
3 LLanganuco lakes & Laguna 69 hike
4 Laguna Churup hike
5 Pastoruri glacier hike
6 Great Inca Road: Castillo to Soledad de Tambo
7 Great Inca Road: Soledad de Tambo to Quenhuajirca
8 Great Inca Road: Quenhuajirca to Tambo Grande
9 Great Inca Road: Tambo Grande to Isco
10 Great Inca Road: Huanco Pampa
11 Huaraz to Lima
12 Lima
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.