Peru with Bonnie + Matt Adventure

Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

2023: Aug 4 - Aug 12

Activity Level: 3


Prepare for a breathtaking, epic 9-day journey through Peru! Visit ancient sites, explore the famous Inca ruins, hike off the beaten path and indulge in delicious foods on this once-in-a-lifetime Peruvian adventure.

  • 9 days

  • 8 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 2 dinners included

  • TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport , between 8 AM and 5 PM

  • TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport on the last day

Activities Included

  • Pisac Ruins Hike and Tour
  • Amaru Community Textile Demonstration
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins Tour
  • Machu Picchu Tour
  • Moray Visit
  • Inca Salt Mines Tour
  • Pachamanca Lunch Demonstration
  • Humantay Lake and Chonta Viewpoint Hike
  • Cusco Walking Tour
  • Waqrapucara Hike
  • Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike

Other Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels
  • Local Guide throughout trip
  • All city transfers
  • Arrival airport transfer (until 5 pm on first day)
  • Departure airport transfer (morning of last day)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 2 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Food and alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Airport transfers outside of designated times
  • Tips for Guides

Your Host

Bonnie Schroeder

Powerlifter, coach, health advocate, and adventure enthusiast, Bonnie is excited to officially be partnered with Trovatrip! Her competitions and lifting seminars have taken her all across North America but now it's time for the adventures to continue. Join Bonnie for her next epic journey and get ready to write your own exhilarating adventure!

Itinerary

Day 1

Friday, Aug 04, 2023

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Day 1

Welcome to Peru! Settle in and get ready for an incredible week.

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Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport , between 8 AM and 5 PM

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dinner

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant is included.

accommodation

Royal Inka Pisac Hotel

Overnight in Pisac.

Day 2

Saturday, Aug 05, 2023

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Day 2

Time to explore! Experience the incredible views from above on the ruins tour and learn about the culture of textiles from the Amaru Community.

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Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Pisac Ruins Hike and Tour

This short hike will take you from the town up to the Pisac Ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This ancient site is located on a mountain crest high above the valley and is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Peru. Make sure to bring your camera, with stunning viewpoints and the surrounding mountains, you’re sure to record some memorable moments! Pisac Ruins Hike and Tour Elevation: 9,751 ft to 11,000 ft / Distance: 3.3 miles / Duration: 2.5 hours / Difficulty: Moderate

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Amaru Community Textile Demonstration

At the Amaru community, you'll learn about traditional Peruvian textiles. The women of the community will teach you about the weaving process, dyeing, management and production of their traditional textiles.

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lunch

Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

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Ollantaytambo Ruins Tour

Enjoy the stunning views of Ollantaytambo, believed to have been a refuge for Inca royalty. Ollantaytambo was not only a religious and agricultural center, but also a strategic military fortress, with its stonework and imposing 13 foot high buildings. The surrounding mountain peaks of Ollantaytambo add drama to the Sacred Valley – the “Land blessed by the Inti” (the ancient Incan sun god).

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Tunupa Lodge Hotel

Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Day 3

Sunday, Aug 06, 2023

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Day 3

Time to finally discover the amazing lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu site!!

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Breakfast included at the hotel

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Machu Picchu Tour

Experience a private guided tour of Machu Picchu. Built 500+ years ago, with no mortar used to secure its stones on a mountainous earthquake fault, the city’s 500 stone buildings are still standing today! The highlight of any trip to South America, this guided tour will teach you the history and folklore of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”.

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lunch

Lunch included in a local restaurant

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Tunupa Lodge Hotel

Overnight in Ollantaytambo

Day 4

Monday, Aug 07, 2023

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Day 4

Today is another perfect blend of cultural immersion and adventure! Pack your camera and a good appetite for today's journey.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Moray Visit

Visit the ancient archaeological site of Moray, which is composed of three groups of circular terraces, descending 490 feet from the highest to the lowest. It is widely believed that the Moray ruins were used as an experimental farm by the Incas over 500 years ago. Since the sun hits at different angles, each terrace has its own microclimate and the temperature can range 27°F from top to bottom.

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Inca Salt Mines Tour

Head off to the ancient Inca Salt Mines! There are approximately 4,500 salt ponds stacked up the steep hillside next to the town of Maras. Individual ponds belong to families living in the community and they are passed down from generation to generation. When someone marries into the community, a new pond is created for the new couple. Each pond measuring about 13 square feet is made with stone and mud mortar walls. To this day, only locals of the communities of Maras and Pichingoto control the salt mines.

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Pachamanca Lunch Demonstration

The little Andean village of Chinchero is located in the Sacred Valley, on the plains of Anta, at an elevation of approximately 12,500 feet. Here you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about an ancient cooking technique and preparation of the traditional Peruvian dish, Pachamanca. Enjoy your meal with its authentic flavors as you overlook the beautiful valley and spectacular views of Piuray Lake.

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Traditional dish of Pachamanca after the cooking demonstration.

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Ruinas Hotel

Overnight in Cusco

Day 5

Tuesday, Aug 08, 2023

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Day 5

Lace up those hiking boots and get ready for a day on the trails!

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Boxed lunch on the hike is included.

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Humantay Lake and Chonta Viewpoint Hike

Today you’ll get your legs moving on a full day hike to Humantay Lake and Chonta Viewpoint! The spectacular views of the blue lake combined with the elevation, are sure to get your heart pumping. This is the ideal location to spot the massive Andean Condor, the largest flying bird in the world, weighing up to 33lbs with a wingspan of 10 feet! Humantay Lake Duration: 3-4 hours / Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip / Elevation: 12,800 feet to 13,900 feet / Difficulty: Moderate. Chonta Viewpoint Duration: 3 hours / Distance: 3.6 miles roundtrip / Elevation: 11,087 feet to 11,200 feet / Difficulty: Easy

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Ruinas Hotel

Overnight in Cusco

Day 6

Wednesday, Aug 09, 2023

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Day 6

Enjoy Cusco with a guided tour in the morning and free time in the afternoon!

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Cusco Walking Tour

Discover the archeological sites surrounding the city of Cusco. Your walk will begin at Tambomachay ruins, whose aqueducts and canals were filtered through the stone terraces. A pathway from here will take you down to the ruins of Puka Pukara and Saqsaywaman. These three sites were thought to be fortresses but their true function is unclear. From there, a 10 minute walk will take you to the most famous monument in the city of Cusco, the statue of “Cristo Blanco”, standing 26 feet high with arms raised as a sign of protection over the city. Cristo Blanco was built by Christian Palestinian refugees in 1945 and given to the city as a gift. The statue can be seen across the entire city and the panoramic views from the statue are breathtaking.

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lunch

Boxed lunch on the walking tour is included.

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Ruinas Hotel

Overnight in Cusco

Day 7

Thursday, Aug 10, 2023

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Day 7

Time to hit the trails again on a full day hike to Waqrapucara!

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Waqrapucara Hike

Today’s hike will take you up rugged terrain to the mountain peaks above the Apurimac River and the spectacular ancient Inca site of Waqrapucara. This intricately designed architecture blends perfectly into the landscape and cliffs, as you will discover on your tour of the archaeological site. The varied and colorful wildlife and panoramic views of the valley below, with its rugged mountains and clear blue lakes will make this a day to remember. Take time to snap some pictures and eat your sack lunch before hiking back down to the town of Huayqui. Waqrapucara Hike Duration: 5-6 hours / Distance: 8 miles total / Elevation: 13,123 to 14,435 feet / Difficulty: Moderate

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lunch

Boxed lunch on the hike is included.

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Ruinas Hotel

Overnight in Cusco

Day 8

Friday, Aug 11, 2023

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Day 8

Early bird gets the view! Enjoy Rainbow Mountain for your last full day in Peru.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike

Hike up to the spectacular Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain and take in the breathtaking beauty of these colorful, natural formations. The elevation is steep, but taken at your own pace, all climbing experience levels can make it to the top to enjoy this natural wonder. Stop for a sack lunch and take in the magnificent surrounding views before heading back down.

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lunch

Boxed lunch on the hike is included.

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dinner

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant is included.

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Ruinas Hotel

Overnight in Cusco

Day 9

Saturday, Aug 12, 2023

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Day 9

All good things must come to an end, until next time!

meal

breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

transfer

Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Cusco Airport (CUZ) - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport on the last day

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*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

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