Peru: Machu Picchu Inn to Inn

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Wind your way from lodge to lodge through the luxuriant forests and snow-capped peaks of Peru’s stunning Cordillera Vilcabamba. Trek among glaciers and alpine lakes, as well as to local villages and lesser known Inca sites tucked into the slopes. Take in views of dazzling 20,000-footers such as Salkantay, the highest summit in the range and one of the most sa...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Trek high among the majestic peaks of the Cordillera Vilcabamba to Machu Picchu.
    • Spend a full day and a half exploring the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu.
    • Delve into the enchanting world of the Inca during an evening with National Geographic grantee Peter Frost.
    • Relax in beautiful mountain lodges set amid spectacular scenery.

What's this trip about?

    Wind your way from lodge to lodge through the luxuriant forests and snow-capped peaks of Peru’s stunning Cordillera Vilcabamba. Trek among glaciers and alpine lakes, as well as to local villages and lesser known Inca sites tucked into the slopes. Take in views of dazzling 20,000-footers such as Salkantay, the highest summit in the range and one of the most sacred peaks in Inca mythology. Experience the diverse ecosystems of the Andes, from ice-clad, high-alpine slopes to lush cloud forests and tropical orchards. At the end of each day, settle into a picturesque mountain lodge to enjoy a soak in the hot tub, a cozy fire, and a delicious meal. Then venture deep into the mysteries of the Inca as we explore the breathtaking sanctuary of Machu Picchu

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Details

Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityLima
End CityLima

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Education / Learning
  • High Adventure
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Trekking & Expeditions

Destinations

  • South America
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Andes Mountains
  • Cusco
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Urubamba

Activities

  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Hiking
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Trekking

Trip includes

    • Accommodations and meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • Pre-departure information
    • Entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing noted as included in the itinerary
    • Ground transportation during the expedition
    • Transfers to and from group flights where applicable
    • Services of an adventure consultant, guides and any other staff, and on designated “Photography” departures, a National Geographic Photographer
    • Taxes, port charges, baggage handling, and service charges
    • For itineraries that include camping, camp and cook staffs, tents, kitchen and dining tents and necessary Trip equipment (e.g., sea kayaks, rafts, personal floatation devices, etc.) are provided
    • Internal airfare is included on some international expeditions as indicated in the itinerary

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Lima, Peru/Cusco

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka

Arrive in Lima in the early morning and connect to your flight to Cusco, where our trip leader will meet you for the transfer to our hotel. After lunch on your own, head out on a guided walk through this anci...

Day 2: Soraypampa

Meals: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Salkantay Lodge

Rise early for the drive to our first lodge, stopping along the way to visit the ruins of Tarawasi, an Incan ceremonial center built from precisely carved blocks of granite. Continue t...

Day 3: Soraypampa

Meals: Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Salkantay Lodge

We’ll spend today acclimating to the altitude. You may opt to go on a half-day hike to a stunning glacial lake where—if you feel adventurous—you can jump in for a quick and refreshing ...

Day 4: Huaraqmachay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Wayra Lodge

Today we’ll rise early to set out on our four-day trek to the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu. Follow the Río Blanco valley, hiking the girth of Humantay, a snowy peak across from Salkantay. We...

Day 5: Collpapampa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Collpa Lodge

Enjoy a leisurely morning at Wayra Lodge. Today’s hike takes us out of the stark high-alpine region and into increasingly lush vegetation, as we head down into the Collpapampa Valley. Our home f...

Day 6: Lucmabamba

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lucma Lodge

Continue downhill through the Santa Teresa River Valley, a verdant area that is home to local farms and villages. Hike past coffee plantations and tropical fruit orchards as well as dazzling wild...

Day 7: Aguas Calientes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

The final day of our trek kicks off early with a hearty breakfast. The trail winds uphill toward Llactapata Pass at 8,974 feet, where we’ll catch our first glimpse of Mach...

Day 8: Machu Picchu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Stacked up a hillside in terraces amid soaring Andean peaks, the 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. We spen...

Day 9: Machu Picchu/Cusco

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Palacio del Inka

This morning, explore Machu Picchu on your own. After lunch we’ll take the train back to Cusco, where you’ll have the afternoon free to explore the city. Toast our Andean trek at a farewell dinner in a local restaurant tonight.

Day 10: Lima/U.S.

Meals: Breakfast

Dayroom at Casa Andina Private Collection

Fly to Lima this morning and check into dayrooms at our hotel. Take advantage of an unscheduled afternoon to see the sights of the city. This evening, transfer to the airport and depart on your homeward-bound flight.

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Last Updated: 8/3/2018

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