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Best Trails in Peru's Sacred Valley, Plus a Machu Picchu Hike

Hiker’s Journey to Machu Picchu

Peru

9 Days

From $6,195

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    Overview

    Machu Picchu is the crown jewel of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, but you don't have to hike the famous Inca Trail to be surrounded by the sheer wonder of this fabled realm. Our hiking adventure brings to you breathtaking panoramas throughout the Incas' mountain-ringed Urubamba Valley (the "Sacred Valley") on exhilarating trails to hidden Inca sites surrounded by sky-piercing peaks. We'll even have llamas to carry our picnic lunch supplies on one hike, and on our final hike, we hike up to Machu Picchu itself through the Gate of the Sun, as the Incas once did. We also explore Ollantaytambo and Pisac, meet Quechua families in mountaintop villages, and enjoy gorgeous haciendastyle accommodations as we explore the world of the Incas.

    Arrive: Cusco, Peru

    Depart: Cusco, Peru

    Highlights

    • Make a one-day hike through the Gate of the Sun to Machu Picchu from Kilometer 104 on the Inca Trail
    • Hike to the lesser-known Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo overlooking the Sacred Valley
    • Walk amid traditional Quechua villages and herds of grazing llamas and alpacas at the top of the Sacred Valley
    • Enjoy a special pachamanca dinner at WT's private camp at Kilometer 82 on the Inca Trail
    • Explore and hike at Pisac and Ollantaytambo, two massive Inca fortresses
    • Stay in hacienda-style retreats in the heart of the Sacred Valley

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      Enjoy Cusco, then head to the Sacred Valley to explore the Inca fortress of Pisac and hike to the off-the-beaten-path ruin of Huchuy Qosqo (“Little Cusco”) at 11,980 feet, once the refuge of the Inca Viracocha. We'll enjoy our hacienda-style hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley.
      On our hike to the high alpine lake of Kinsacocha (13,215'), tasseled llamas will walk with us, carrying our picnic lunch (it will be picturesque!). We visit the high Quechua village of Patacancha, home to generations of WT's Inca Trail crew, cooks, and porters, then hike to Pumamarka, an Inca ruin, and down to Ollantaytambo, continuously inhabited since Inca times. Our eco-resort in the Urubamba Valley offers a wonderful “glamping” experience, with tented rooms complete with en suite bathrooms, private decks, and panoramic views.
      After exploring the Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, we hike to WT's private permanent camp on Kilometer 82 on the Inca Trail, complete with thatch-roofed tented chalets, en suite bathrooms, and even a wood-fired sauna. The next day, we take the train to Machu Picchu for the classic hike up to Intipunku, the “Gate of the Sun,” the traditional entrance to Machu Picchu, with two nights at the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. We explore the ruins and head back to Cusco on Day 8, depart on Day 9.

      Dates & Pricing

      Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      $600 due at time of reservation
      90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
      61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
      46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
      45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Included
      • Expert leadership of a Wilderness Travel Trip Leader and local guides
      • Accommodations in hotels and at private camp
      • All meals included except 1 lunch as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • A glass of wine or beer with dinner
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Palacio del Inka

      Cusco, Peru

      Day 1 (1 night)

      Set in front of the Coricancha, just off Cusco’s central square, is the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel. It is a favorite among travelers for its prime location as well as excellent service. Since being given a complete makeover, the hotel is beginning a new stage in its...

      Tambo del Inka

      Urubamba Valley, Peru

      Days 2-3 (2 nights)

      With its riverside location, lush park-like grounds, and wonderfully appointed rooms, this hotel is a little bit of luxury in the heart of the Sacred Valley. The views of the surrounding mountains are superb, and the pool and sauna are a great place to unwind after a day of exploring....

      Las Qolqas Eco Resort

      Ollantaytambo, Peru

      Days 4-5 (2 nights)

      This unique eco-resort offers a “glamping” experience with tented bungalows that offer king or twin beds, en suite bathroom, a woodstove, and a private deck with panoramic views. The resort's grounds are like a botanical garden, hosting a variety of the Sacred Valley's indigenous plants, trees, and herbs. Each tent...

      Private Camp at Kilometer 82

      Chilca, Peru

      Day 6 (1 night)

      We have exclusive use of the private tented chalet camp at legendary Kilometer 82, right by the start of the classic Inca Trail. This “only with WT” feature gives us wonderful privacy for our groups, incredible views of the Veronica snow peak, and great access to the Inca Trail. The...

      Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

      Aguas Calientes, Peru

      Day 7 (1 night)

      Located in Aguas Calientes below the Machu Picchu ruins, this hotel is spread over 12 acres of lush cloud forest. The rooms are comfortable bungalows with fireplaces and private terraces for admiring the tropical foliage and watching birds. Not having TVs in the rooms adds to the “away from it...

      Palacio del Inka

      Cusco, Peru

      Day 8 (1 night)

      Set in front of the Coricancha, just off Cusco’s central square, is the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel. It is a favorite among travelers for its prime location as well as excellent service. Since being given a complete makeover, the hotel is beginning a new stage in its...

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 4, Moderate to Strenuous, according to our trip grading system. Most hiking is between 8,000 and 13,200 feet on mountainous terrain. You will need to be comfortable hiking over 7 miles a day, being on your feet for up to 7 hours a day, and hiking on uneven surfaces with long descents that can be hard on the knees. Trail conditions, weather, and the group's level of fitness can affect hiking times and pacing.

      Review Trip Level Details

      Peru's mountain trails can be a bit rugged, not the well-maintained trails you may be accustomed to in the United States. A hiking pole is recommended. The altitudes are high, but our first hotel night is in Cusco at 11,200 feet, our second and third overnights are in the Sacred Valley of the Incas at 9,700 feet. These first days will help your altitude acclimatization

      Note on optional hike up Huayna Picchu on Day 8: At Machu Picchu, you will have the option to climb Huayna Picchu, the spectacular peak rising from the ruins. This hike is quite rewarding but not for the faint of heart or those with a fear of heights. It is steep, a bit of a scramble, and can be slippery. It's suitable for very fit hikers who like a challenge. Think stairmaster at the highest level!

      We recommend you make a special effort to get in good physical condition for this trip. The better condition you are in, the more you will enjoy your experience. We suggest you begin training several months before departure. Start gradually by doing hikes, running, using a Stairmaster, or riding bikes. The object is to improve your overall aerobic capacity and get your hiking muscles limbered up. Even a brisk 30-45 minute walk every other day over moderately steep terrain can do wonders for your conditioning, and it's a great way to break in your hiking boots.

      Being so close to the equator, Peru has only two climate seasons: a dry season from April to October, and a wet season from December to March. Altitude is the main factor controlling the climate. In the mountains, you'll encounter sunny days with daytime temperatures ranging between 65°F and 70°F, dropping to the 40s°F and lower at night. The sun is very strong at high altitude and it can often be warm enough to hike in shorts and a t-shirt. However, it can also get extremely cold; if you're familiar with mountain weather, you know how suddenly it can get cold even in the daytime if the sun slips behind a cloud. Nighttime temperatures can drop to below freezing. Rain should not be a problem on our treks, but always keep in mind that mountain weather is unpredictable and sudden storms can occur, especially on high mountain passes.

      Lima lies in a coastal desert where rainfall is rare and temperatures are usually warm (70s°F and 80s°F). Days are overcast most of the year due to the Humboldt current that comes up from Antarctica and meets the warm, tropical El Niño current from the north to create the garua, or coastal fog/mist.

      The climate in the Amazon Basin is generally warm and humid throughout the year but can also be unexpectedly cool (usually 60s°F) due to the breezes that blow down from the Andes.

      Our accommodations are generally in small family-run lodges with private bathrooms. They have been chosen for their ambiance and history as much as possible and are delightful for the local color and dining that they offer. While they are well-located, clean, and comfortable, they are rustic and can be more basic due to their remote location. Since they are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.
      We'll fuel our hikes with hearty Peruvian cuisine. Our lunches will often be packed lunches. Most evenings we have dinner at our hotels. Cusco's cuisine has long been based on corn, potatoes, rice, and indigenous animals. Typical dishes include cuy chactado (fried guinea pig), lomo saltado (stir-fried beef), and anticuchos (skewers of marinated, grilled meat). You'll also find dishes from other parts of Peru, including ceviche (raw fish) and empanadas (meat turnovers). Peru is home to more than 3,000 types of potatoes, developed over millennia by Incan agricultural practices, and you'll find many potato-based dishes. The most popular local soup is made with quinoa and vegetables, and other soup, chairo, is made with lamb and vegetables. The new "Novoandino" cuisine of Peru combines the food of pre-Hispanic Peru with modern techniques and trends from different parts of the world, often including indigenous root vegetables such as maca, achira, arracacha, and yacon.
      Our bus will transport the group's luggage, so you only need to carry a daypack for items you need during the day (rain gear, sweater, camera, water bottle, etc.). Trip members are always free to skip a day's hike and travel to the next destination in the support vehicle (or remain at the hotel if we are not transferring that day).

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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The village of Ollantaytambo lies below the ruins and is unique in that the foundations have survived exactly as the Incas laid them out hundreds of years ago. The major difference between this and modern-day Peruvian highland towns is that each block, known as a cancha, is a self-contained unit with only one entrance onto the street.\r\n\r\nWe&apos;ll drive a short distance to Tancca to start our pleasant hike to Kilometer 82 on the Inca Trail. En route we&apos;ll see the local people working in their fields and get an idea of day-to-day life in this rural valley. We&apos;ll also enjoy panoramic views of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba and dazzling Mt. Veronica (18,700') and its glacier. Wilderness Travel&apos;s beautifully situated private permanent campsite is set on the banks of the Urubamba River at 8,900 feet and close to the Machu Picchu park entrance. Amenities include thatched-roof tent chalets with en-suite bathrooms and hot showers&mdash;and even a wood-fired sauna! 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The last few pages of your passport, which say &#8220;Amendments and Endorsements,&#8221; and the final page of your passport, which may not have a page number, are not considered to be legitimate visa pages. The service of adding pages for visas was discontinued as of January 1, 2016. You can request a new passport through <a href=\"http:\/\/travel.state.gov\/passport\">US Passport Services Office<\/a> or use a visa service agency, which can take care of your passport renewal and expedite the process, if needed. We recommend <a href=\"http:\/\/www.passportvisasexpress.com\/?affId=2120\">Passport Visas Express<\/a>. 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You may secure your cash and valuables in the hotel safe while you are on trek. For valuable items that you need to keep on your person, we strongly recommend carrying a money belt that can be worn under your clothes. We also suggest you bring along a small pocket calculator to help you when exchanging money and purchasing souvenirs. <br><br>Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are widely accepted at major hotels and stores. There are ATMs in the Lima airport and in Cusco. To use an ATM internationally, you must have a four-digit PIN. If you plan to use your credit cards, inform your credit card company before your departure that you will be using the card abroad. <br><br>You will need to budget spending money for gratuities, any meals not included in the trip itinerary (approximately $8-15 for lunches and $15-25 for dinners), international and domestic airport departure taxes, and personal items such as beverages.","Custom_Tipping":"Tipping is completely discretionary, but over the years, clients have asked us for tipping guidelines to reward guides for outstanding service. A range of reference would be $100-140 USD per trip member for the Trip Leader, and $60-80 USD per trip member for the crew (drivers, cooks, trail assistants, etc.). This should be in local currency, preferably in smaller denominations, and is a pooled tip; the Trip Leader will facilitate this. 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We recommend you discuss the following with your physician: <br><br><strong>Yellow Fever (For Amazon Extension Only):<\/strong> <em><strong>A Yellow Fever shot is strongly recommended if you are traveling to the Amazon rainforest or if you plan to travel to Bolivia. <\/strong><\/em>For most travelers, a single dose of yellow fever vaccine provides long-lasting protection and a booster dose of the vaccine is not needed. However, some travelers may require a booster dose. Also, certain countries might require a booster dose of the vaccine; visit the CDC Travelers' Health link (<a href=\"https:\/\/wwwnc.cdc.gov\/travel\">cdc.gov\/travel<\/a>) for information on specific country requirements. Have proof of the shot recorded in your International Health Card and carry the card with your passport. Health officials at borders often (but not always) request proof of the shot. <br><br>Please note: According to the CDC, people 60 years or older may be at increased risk for serious adverse events following vaccination, compared with younger persons. This is particularly true if they are receiving their first yellow fever vaccination. If you are over 60, please discuss this with your physician. <br><br>If you are advised to decline the vaccine, please get a written waiver from your physician or travel clinic in case you might need it during the visa application process. <br><br><br><strong>Polio:<\/strong> People who have received the primary series of at least three doses of polio vaccine are considered fully immunized. People who are unsure of their status should receive the vaccine (three doses spaced at intervals). <br><br><br><strong>Hepatitis:<\/strong> The vaccines HAVRIX and VAQTA (two injections, six to 18 months apart) give long-term protection against Hepatitis A and are worthwhile if you travel regularly to developing countries. <br><br><br><strong>Tetanus Booster:<\/strong> It is very easy to get a small cut. A booster is strongly recommended (effective for 10 years). <br><br><br><strong>Typhoid:<\/strong> The CDC recommends the shot or the oral vaccine, Vivotif Berna, a course of four capsules, one every other day for a week, with full effectiveness reached in a week. 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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">www.wildernesstravel.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<meta charset=\"utf-8\"\/><body><p>$600 due at time of reservation <br \/>90 days prior to departure: Balance<\/p><\/body>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!<br>61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost<br>46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost<br>45 days or less: 100% of trip cost<br><\/p>"}}