Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Inca Trail

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Hike the Inca Trail the Pura Aventura way...

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Stay at the quietest campsites...

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Set your own pace with your private guides and porters...

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And arrive to Machu Picchu in the afternoon calm...

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... When the light is often at its best

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By also introducing you to the people of Peru...

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You will be immersed in the Inca culture of the Andes...

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... As locals share their traditions, crafts, cuisine and lifestyles

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Explore the Inca heartland as guests of our Peru family...

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And staying in delightful hotels and lodges...

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... If you only do it once, let's do it right


This is the Inca Trail the way it should be; sleep at the quietest campsites, set your own pace with a private team and swerve the busy sunrise to reach Machu Picchu in the blissful afternoon calm.

  • Private guide throughout
  • Inca & Andes culture
  • Inca Trail done right
  • Quieter campsites
  • Epic mountain views
  • Machu Picchu at its best
  • Meet the locals
  • Special places to stay
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

7 nights in first-class hotels

3 nights Inca Trail camping

All breakfasts

7 x lunches

7 x dinners

All transfers and transportation

Guided activities as described

Guided Activities

Private full-day cultural experience

Private full-day Maras & Moray with cycling

Private four-day Inca Trail hike

Inca Trail permits

Private half-day tour to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu entrances

Private two-hour weavers visit

Private half-day guided hike near Cusco

Private full-day Cusco tour

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Travel Guide App with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Please note: International flights not included


Day 1

Settle into the Sacred Valley

Your travels begin as you land in Cusco, where your private guide will be waiting. Importantly, they stay with you throughout your time in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Begin with a visit to the monumental terraces of Pisac before settling into a small hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Its gardens are a flower-filled trove, with quinoa, kiwicha and elderberry grown for the restaurant.

Day 2

Experience the valley's rich Inca culture

Day 3

Cycle between famous Inca sites

Day 4

Set off on the Inca Trail away from the crowds

Day 5

Enjoy stunning views on tranquil trails

Day 6

Cross mountain passes to reach cloud forest

Day 7

Arrive to the Sun Gate at its quietest

Day 8

Return to Machu Picchu in the quiet afternoon

Day 9

Continue to Cusco via a weaving co-operative

Day 10

Discover the Inca's imperial city

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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Fall in love...

With Peru's Pisco sours

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Be the only tourist...

In a typical Andean market

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At stellar mountain views

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The colour of local life

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Find out...

How Peruvian's bake bread

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Lose track of time...

Watching hummingbirds feast

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Your first sip of chicha morada

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Step back in time...

At monumental Inca ruins

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Follow old trails...

To the Maras salt mines

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Chance upon...

Local farmers high in the hills

Inca Trail


The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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The special challenge together

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In the quietest spots

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Make like an explorer...

As you pass hidden Inca ruins

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Play spot the people...

As you arrive to Machu Picchu

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look closer...

And there's still no one there

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Say hello...

To the welcome party

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On the flavours of the Sacred Valley

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Be awed by...

The skill of Chinchero's weavers

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Learn about...

Inca traditions being kept alive


Gaze out...

Over the red rooftops of Cusco

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