Peru 9-Day Epic

Considered the bucket-list of all bucket-list trips, this is a 9 day trip of pure South American Epic-ness!!

Break-out your adventurous side on this epic 9-day trip covering the best of Peru’s stunning scenery, ancient Inca and Spanish culture and history, and adrenaline-pumping activities! Explore the iconic streets of Lima and Cusco, wander through ancient sites and trek through beautiful mountains and crystal clear lakes. Complete your Incan adventure with a visit to the mesmerising Machu Picchu, hiking the Inca Trail and get wet as we rock n roll while white water rafting. This is the bucket-list of all bucket-list trips and an absolute must-do.

Peru 9-Day Epic: Trip Highlights

This bucket-list itinerary starts in the beautiful city of Lima taking you through the culturally rich country of Peru, witnessing the majestic landscapes and all the way to the ancient Incan capital – Cusco. A superb value for money trip! Get ready as we take you on an adventure of a lifetime. From stunning mountain treks to amazing train rides and even a visit to the great Machu Pichu, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on this trip. A great balance between culture, partying and true South American adventure!


  • Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Starts: Lima
  • Finishes: Cusco


Epic Peru 9 day trip

Tadaaa! Xtreme Gap has some new group trips in South America. One of them is the fantastic group trip in Peru with the salt mines, Inca train ride, city tours and ofcourse the Machu Picchu. A fun and epic trip with a group of likeminded people. Perfect to start your South America trip!

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Your Inca adventure starts today! Arrive at any time that suits you and we’ll be there at the airport ready to collect you and take you back to our hotel. Meet the rest of your group and head out for a bite to eat and perhaps a drink or two to kick start your trip.


Sitting within a valley, surrounded by desert is the capital of Peru, Lima. Wander around the ancient city taking in its rich history & colourful street art, tasting delicious Peruvian cuisine and exploring the city’s highlights and coastal viewpoints.


In the early afternoon, catch a short 1-hour flight to Cusco City and check in to our hotel. Set high in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is a city rich with a mix of Incan and Spanish influences. Take in the heritage on a city orientation of the former capital of the Incan empire and the gateway to Machu Picchu. We spend the evening hitting up Cusco’s lively nightlife and dancing the night away at a Salsa Bar.


After breakfast, we take a walking tour around ancient Cusco City, learning about its important history and culture. Explore the local food, fruit and craft markets. Head over to the ancient Inca and Spanish site and marvel over the stones of the Incan wall complex, of Sacsayhuamán. End our day of exploration at a coffee bar overlooking Cusco City Square watching the world go by.


Rise and shine! Today we have an early start as we head off to the impressive Lake Humantay, also known as Laguna Humatay by the locals. Located over 4000 metres up in the Andes, it’s regarded as a sacred and spiritual area to the Incas. Spend the full day trekking taking in the majestic scenery, snow-capped mountains, lush green landscapes and the stunning turquoise coloured lake. Take a dip in the glacier lake, if you’re brave enough! Truly an unforgettable experience.


We set off for the picturesque small town of Ollantaytambo stopping off along the way to take in the sites of Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ancient site. Learn about the 500-year-old ancient process of salt mining, and marvel at the mines dug into the mountainside. Take in the series of circular Andean paths at the outstanding archaeological Moray Ancient site. Before we arrive in Ollantaytambo, we stop off to recharge at a small local brewery where you can choose to sample some home-brewed beers. We arrive in Ollantaytambo, a small town in the northern end of the Sacred Valley, check in to our hotel and spend the evening relaxing before our big hike ahead!


Today we leave Ollantaytambo Lodge behind, to board the Inca Trail Train to Km 104, 12 kilometres before Machu Picchu. Gaze out the window and take in the views of the Urubamba river, snowy mountains and small villages before we disembark at Km 104 to start the famous one day Inca Trail hike. Take in the stunning views and ancient sites along the way to the grand entrance to the jaw-dropping Machu Picchu city, Sun Gate. Don’t worry we have your Inca Trail permit sorted!


Hop on a bus up the winding road to the entrance of the Incan citadel Machu Picchu, the most famous archaeological site in South America. We spend the day taking a leisurely guided walk around the incredible ancient ruins, surrounded by lush vegetation high in the Andes Mountains. This world heritage site is definitely Insta-worthy! After our day of exploring, we travel back to Cusco City to check back into our hotel.


It’s time to get your adrenaline pumping as we head off to go white water rafting on grade 2 & 3 rapids on the Urubamba River! After a fun-filled day, we’ll get ready to head out this evening for a final dinner & drinks in Cusco City.


Adiós amigos as it’s checkout day today. Your group leader is on hand to help you with your onward travel, wherever you are going.


The accommodation is a mixture of double share & twin beds and triple beds.


What's Included?


  • Airport pick-up (up to two days before your trip)
  • Accommodation – 8 nights accommodation
  • Meals – x 7 Breakfast | x 3 Lunch
  • All transport throughout trip


  • Lima City Tour
  • Flights to Cusco
  • Salsa Lesson & Bar Hopping in Cusco
  • Cusco City Tour
  • Ancient Site – Sacsayhuamán
  • Lake Humantay Full-Day Tour
  • Transfers to Ollantaytambo
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray Ancient Site
  • Inca Train Ride
  • Inca Trail – 1-day Full Trek
  • Inca Trail Permit
  • Machu Picchu & Guided Tour
  • White Water Rafting

What's Excluded?

  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Most meals
  • Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The trip starts in Lima and finishes in Cusco.

  • Yes, your flight needs to land between 6am and 10pm on your start date. (Up to 2 days before tour – must pre-book any extra accommodation)

  • You will need to fly into Jorge Chavez International Airport, airport code LIM.

  • Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, airport code CUZ.

  • The tour finishes in Cusco, which is the 2nd most popular airport in Peru. There are frequent daily flights from Cusco to Lima that takes 1.5 hours. Transport from Cusco to Lima is not included, but your guide can help you book anything you might need.

  • Pre-night accommodation is £50 per night.

  • The currency used in Peru is Sol.

  • You do not need a visa to enter Peru for the duration of this trip.

  • Yes, lots of people come on our trips alone, it’s a great way to meet new people and you will never feel alone from the moment you arrive as you will instantly be travelling with an awesome group of like-minded people.

  • There no age limits on our trips however most of our travellers are between 18 and mid 30’s. Remember you’re only as old as you feel!

  • For most of our destinations, you don’t need any specific vaccinations however its always good to check with your doctor to make sure you have an up to date tetanus jab. We also recommend paying a visit to a travel doctor, as they will have all the up-to-date info.

Peru 9-Day Epic Trip Dates

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2020 Start Dates:

21 Mar to 29 Mar

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07 Nov to 15 Nov
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28 Nov to 06 Dec

05 Dec to 13 Dec
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