Itinerary: The Inca Trail Trek

This is the planned itinerary for my August 2011 trek to Machu Picchu.

Day 1 Wednesday August 3, 2011
  • Participants gather in Toronto. The team then travels from Toronto to Lima, Peru.
  • Arrive at Lima Airport after midnight.
  • Transfer by motorcoach to hotel. Group check-in at hotel. Overnight at Lima.
Day 2 Thursday August 4, 2011
  • Light breakfast and then transfer from hotel back to Lima Airport for morning flight to Cusco.
  • Arrive at Cusco Airport. Transfer by motorcoach to hotel. Group check-in at hotel.
  • Morning: at leisure to adjust to high altitude.
  • Afternoon: guided visit of Cusco. Major Plaza, Cathedral, Korikancha; surrounding remains in Cusco – Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara Red Fortress, Kencco Ampitheatre.
  • Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Friday August 5, 2011
  • Breakfast.
  • Day at leisure to explore the city.
  • Team Canada Hero Reception.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 Saturday August 6, 2011
  • Breakfast.
  • First day of the trek. Participants are collected early from hotel (5:30-6:00) and travel by bus past Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo to start of trail.
  • First day of hiking, 12 km.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight at camp.
Day 5 Sunday August 7, 2011
  • Breakfast.
  • Second day of hiking, 12 km.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight at camp.
Day 6 Monday August 8, 2011
  • Breakfast.
  • Third day of hiking, 15 km.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight at hostel.
Day 7 Tuesday August 9, 2011
  • Breakfast.
  • Fourth day of hiking, 5 km.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.
  • Return by train to Cusco and transfer by bus to hotel.
Day 8 Wednesday August 10, 2011
  • Breakfast.
  • Transfer to Cusco Airport.
  • Arrive in Lima.
  • Day at leisure.
  • Victory Dinner.
  • Transfer by motorcoach to Lima Airport.
Day 9 Thursday August 11, 2011
  • Depart Lima for Canada.
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