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Active Bootcamp Vacation in Peru, South America - Peru Fitness Holidays

Inca BootCamp


inca Bootcamp active holiday

Please note that this is a provisional itinerary and there could be changes to times and activities. 

A typical day at an Inca Bootcamp begins with a short jog in the breathtaking scenery of The Sacred Valley and a gentle stretch/Pilates routine. This will prepare your body for a day full of activity and it will help you to absorb all the nutrients from breakfast.

All training sessions will be fun and full of variety, which are two important aspects to reach your fitness goals. Furthermore Inca Bootcamps do not just offer the fitness and nutritional aspects of other Bootcamps they also offer the unique experience to discover yourself and the amazing Peru.  

Every meal will contain Peru's super foods, such as Quinua, Kiwicha and Cañihua. 

This is not just a weeks incredible holiday, this will also be the start of a fitter, healthier and rejuvenated you!

Day 1: Cusco

The Boot camp will start mid morning in the city of Cusco. From here, we will take private transport into the heart of the Sacred Valley. A healthy lunch will be waiting for us at our hotel before we have our first afternoon workout. The evening will be a time for relaxation and to get some rest before a busy week of fitness and fun.

Day 2: Chinchero, Piuray (Paddle boarding)

Today we will rise early and after a early morning jog and stretching exercise, breakfast will be served. We will then travel the short distance to Lake Piuray - the peaceful and picturesque lake is surrounded by hills and agricultural terraces. In the distance are the impressive snow-capped mountain peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Once settled we begin with: a gentle breathing exercise, a yoga-based warm up, and a Stand Up Paddleboarding and safety briefing on the land. The lake offers perfect conditions, ideal for beginners and experts alike. The aim is to circle all the lake, paddling a distance of approximately 5 km in more or less 1.5 to 2 hours. Returning to land we will enjoy a healthy snack. 

For those that do not want to partake in the paddle boating there is the option to hike around the lake, walking in the real Peru past old Incan terraces that are still in use today and seeing farmers going about their daily activities. The walk is approximately 5.5km. 

On our way back to the IFK Lodge, we will stop for a picnic that is full of healthy locally produced food. We will then visit Chinchero, which is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. You will have the perfect opportunity to explore the colorful, open-air sunday market and learn of the traditional weaving, for which the town is famed.

We will also visit the impressive Salineras salt mines before returning to the Hotel in the early evening for dinner and rest.

Day 3: Inca Trail - Huchuy Qosqo 

Today is a challenging day where we will trek from Lake Piuray along original Inca Trail until we reach Huchuy Qosqo. This is a 6-mile challenging route, with incredible scenery and an even more impressive finale that gives us views throughout the Sacred Valley.

For those that are feeling that they still have a little more energy to burn, there is the option to have a workout in the ruins themselves overlooking the valley below. For everybody else, you will be able to relax taking in the energy and history of this impressive sight.

Day 4: Lares Hot Springs

After a morning full of fun workouts next to the river of the Sacred Valley, we will leave our hotel after lunch and travel deep into the valley, passing through the market town of Calca before we arrive at the hot springs of Lares. Here you will have the afternoon to relax in the hot natural waters, with the chance of another workout planned for late afternoon.

We will have dinner in the Hot Springs and spend the night there.

Day 5: Huarán - Lares Trek

We will leave early from the Hot Springs and travel in private transport to Huacahuasi, a small village on top of Lares, from here we will start to trek towards Patacancha.

This is another beautiful route of 8 miles filled with lots of Llamas and mountain top lakes. The first part of this route will be a slow climb to reach the highest point 4,400 metres before gradually dropping back down into the small community of Patacancha.

From here, we will be picked up in private transport and travel down to the town of Ollantaytambo.

Day 6: Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes

Today, an early morning workout and natural movement skill session will start the day off. After breakfast, we will have the morning workout before we take the train to Aguas Calientes - the door to Machu Picchu.

The evening will be spent in Aguas Calientes where you can visit the hot springs, do some shopping or get an early night ready for Machu Picchu in the morning.


Day 7: Machu Picchu, Cusco

Today we rise early and catch the bus up to Machu Picchu at 5:30am. We will have a guided tour of Machu Picchu that will last for 90 minutes. After this, you will have the rest of the morning to explore the incredible wonder of the world.

If you would like to climb either Huayna Picchu (young mountain) or Machu Picchu mountain (both additional extras) then please book these when making your deposit as tickets are limited and sell out fast.

We will hike down from Machu Picchu (45 minutes) and have lunch before catching our train back to Ollantaytambo and then we will take our transport back to Cusco.

We will arrive back to Cusco in the evening where a goodbye supper will be waiting for us.

Day 8 – Rainbow Mountain

Today we have two options, depending on the groups fitness and tiredness levels. There is the option to take the normal route, which is an 8km out and back route that is a challenging trek as you finish at 5,000metres above sea level. Thankfully there is the option to take many breathers as you go, which gives the perfect opportunity to take in the incredible scenery.

The second option is a route unique to Peru Fitness Holidays. Better known as the Llama trek it is truly a breathtaking adventure from beginning to end. It takes us through a valley filled with grazing Llamas and Alpacas. If this isn't enough for you, then you just have to peer up and see the ice capped peaks of Ausangate (6384 metres) looming over you for most of the trek, one of the most awe inspiring backdrops of the Peruvian Andes.

After a relatively gentle beginning we start to make a steady climb to reach the first pass of 5000 metres. If you peer back, a turquoise laguna shines below Ausangate. From here we drop down passing mountain top lagunas before we make a final climb reaching the impressive Rainbow mountain and 5,000metres once again.

At 19km, this route is truly challenging, though there is the option to hire horses if it proves to difficult. The saying "Nothing worth having comes easy" definitely resonates here, as the memories and photos that you take from this trek, will stay with you forever.

Once we arrive back in Cusco, we will finish the Boot Camp with a goodbye meal.

Inca Boot camp include:

- High quality workouts

- Entrances into all sights (including Machu Picchu)

- Private transport for the whole week

- Train return from Machu Picchu

- Bus up to Machu Picchu

- 8 nights accommodation

- 3 healthy meals a day

- Bottled water available throughout the trip (please bring a bottle so we can save on plastic)

- Guides and Instructors.

- Entrance to the Hot Springs 

Not included:

- Bus down from Machu Picchu (most choose to walk)

- Horse for the treks

- Flights to Cusco 

$2995 per person.