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Hiking adventure in Peru

Vacation Itinerary

Prices from $3,995 based on a minimum of 2 people traveling

Days: Arrival into Cusco on Saturday, Monday or Thursday (April - December)

Day 1: Arrive Cusco
Upon arrival into Cusco, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a relaxing evening including welcome drinks and trip briefing.

Overnight: Cusco

Day 2: Condor Viewing Point at Chonta
Travel through the Limatambo Valley, exploring archaeological sites, and enjoying the beautiful landscapes along the way. An hour long walk with spectacular views of the Apurimac Canyon will lead to the condor viewing point where lunch will be served. Drive to your first Ecocamp where you will have time to enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Pincopata EcoCamp

Day 3: Snowcapped peaks
A 15-minute drive to Marcoccasa will lead to the starting point of the trail. Today's views will include The Rio Blanco Valley and snow-capped peaks of the Humantay and Salkantay Mountains. Optional hike to Lake Humantay this afternoon, or relax at camp with a massage.

Overnight: Soray Camp

Day 4: Cross the Salkantay Pass
After breakfast, start your hike along the valley floor, gradually ascending whilst crossing several small pampas. The challenging final climb to the pass will be rewarded with dramatic views of Mount Salkantay’s rocky southern face. At the pass, we’ll have time to celebrate our accomplishment with a delicious picnic lunch before descending to the Salkantay Valley.

Overnight: Humantay EcoCamp

Day 5: Vilcabamba Mountain Range
Trek down for about an hour this morning, before heading gradually uphill to a new trail with impressive views of the Vilcabamba mountain range, including the peaks of Pumacillo and Choquetacarpo. The trail then continues up into the high grassy plains as far as the Abra Pass, from where you will see the impressive northwest face of Mount Humantay. Lunch is served here with views of the Salkantay and the Manchayhuayco valleys and yet more beautiful mountains, including Camas, Abuela, and Yanama. After lunch, hike down to the Humantay River Valley to your next Ecocamp which is located on the banks of a river.

Overnight: Milpo EcoCamp

Day 6: Coffee Plantation
After a nutritious breakfast, hike down the valley to Totora. Part of the hike will be along a country road before crossing the Santa Teresa River and hiking along the left side of the valley. This section of the route passes through the cloud forest which is full of unique birds and orchid species. Upon arrival to Huiñaypocco, you will be driven to Cafe Ecocamp where a special lunch is served to celebrate your successful trek. Visit the local coffee plantation, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the coffee making process, savor some freshly roasted coffee and even buy some coffee directly from the local farmer.

Overnight: Cafe EcoCamp

Day 7 : Aguas Calientes
Wake up to a cup of a local coffee and a tropical breakfast. There are several options for the morning´s activities, depending on your interests (Options for hiking, zip lining or hot springs). In the afternoon, board the train for the scenic ride to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town), where you’ll have plenty of time to settle into your hotel and explore the small, charming town.

Overnight: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Day 8: Machu Picchu
This morning, your local guide will accompany you to the Machu Picchu archaeological site by bus. Enjoy a full tour of these unique Inca ruins where we will uncover the mysteries of the sacred city of Machu Picchu. Options during this visit include climbing Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain. These climbs are physically challenging, but the magnificent views from the peak of both mountains make the effort worthwhile. Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge and then take the bus down to reconnect with your luggage and take the train to Ollantaytambo and then transfer by road to Cusco.

Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Hotel

Day 9: Departure
Transfer back to Cusco for your departure


  • Trained mountain guides
  • Vehicles w/ water & drinks and professional drivers
  • All relevant Park fees & rescue fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate)

Not Included:

  • International and domestic flights (please call for quotes)
  • International departure tax
  • Items of a personal natures
  • Laundry
  • Hotel Beverages, alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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