Trip Type : Private Guided

Mountain Lodges Trek to Machu Picchu

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
13 days
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Heartland of the Incas, Peru is still littered with sites that showcase this powerful empire’s prowess as master builders, most notably Machu Picchu. Visiting this citadel hidden in the mountains is inspiration enough for a first-time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of peoples with a surviving legacy to explore. The landscape is equally varied: from the heights of the Andes down to the rainforest and quieter tributaries of the Peruvian Amazon. Peru feels like a country on the ascendency, reflected in the quality of hotels and a penchant for fine food.

Despite being a country of classic journeys, not every trip to Peru has to follow the same paths. Our specialists have explored the main sights and the lesser known ones. They’ll carefully plan your holiday as an individual tailor-made trip to match your preferences.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal transport included (including local flights)
Start City Cuzco
End City Lima

Itinerary

Day 1 : International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lima.

Day 2 : Cuzco

Upon arrival in Lima today take a connecting flight to the beautiful colonial city of Cuzco. You will have some time to explore and relax this afternoon. Private transfer to your hotel.

Day 3 : Cuzco

Today take a private guided tour of Cuzco's historic centre and a number of fascinating Inca sites in the surrounding valleys. In the afternoon you are free to explore, why not soak up the atmosphere in the main square.

Day 4 : Cuzco

Travel into the fertile and picturesque valley known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, enjoying a guided tour of the key sights such as the Pisac market and ruins. Return to your hotel this evening, in time for a pre-departure briefing for the trek.

Day 5 : Soraypampa

You will be collected from your hotel in Cuzco this morning to travel to the Salkantay Lodge and Adventure Resort, stopping en route to explore small Inca ruins at Limatambo. You will undertake an acclimatisation trek today.

Day 6 : Soraypampa

Day two of the Mountain Lodges journey, with a full day to explore the surrounding area and acclimatise further. There are some lovely gentle walks from the lodge.

Day 7 : Huayraccmachay

Today your trek begins in earnest, hiking from Soraypampa to Huayraccmachay, across stunning mountain terrain.

Day 8 : Collpapampa

The early morning is at leisure, with optional treks, before descending through the lush Salkantay Valley. You will arrive in time for a late lunch.

Day 9 : Lucmabamba

Continue descending today through the Santa Teresa Valley, passing coffee plantations and orchards as you walk. Climb up to your lodge and spend the rest of the day exploring the local area and village.

Day 10 : Machu Picchu

The final day trekking and a two hour uphill walk to the Llactapata Pass from where you have a glimpse of Machu Picchu and the chance to visit the Inca ruins at Llactapata. Descend to the Vilcanota River where you will take the train to Aguas Calientes to check into your hotel.

Day 11 : Cuzco

Today you will visit the site of Machu Picchu and take a guided tour of the ancient Inca Citadel with the rest of your group. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train.

Day 12 : International return flight

Fly from Cuzco to Lima, in time for your onward international flight.

Day 13 : International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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All internal transport included (including local flights)

Group Size

Intimate Group - 12 max

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