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10 days       2 - 16 guests

  • hike the classic route of the Incas to Machu Picchu
  • explore the incredible scenery and amazing mystery of the Inca ruins
  • overnight and spend a day exploring the ruins in Machu Picchu
For 400 years Machu Picchu remained a mystery, closed off from the world. It wasn't until 1911 when the Inca Trail was once again rediscovered by a Yale archeologist. Below snow covered peaks lies the Inca Empire The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu offers dramatic scenery along with mystery of the beautifully preserved Inca ruins. We will view the incredible stone masterpieces and paved roads brilliantly built to the contours of the land. We will see these amazing ruins up close, each one different a more spectacular than the last. We will also have magnificent views from afar after climbing from the valley below. As we go through "The Gateway to the Sun" we will see the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu. Horses will carry our gear, so we can trek the history laden trail with nothing but our cameras.

For mystery and enchantment, for the naturalist and photographer nothing in the New World can compare with wonders of the Peru.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 1 - 2: Fly to Cusco; Free day in Cusco
  • Day 3 - 7: Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Explore culture and ruins
  • Day 8: Cusco; Explore city
  • Day 9: Fly from Cusco to Lima and then home.
  • Day 10: Arrive home.

Departure Dates
Every Friday, April - November

Land Price
$1,490 (2 - 16 guests)

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Level of Difficulty
II - Moderate


Trekking, Cultural Exploration
11 days       2 - 16 guests

  • hike on the newly opened Inca Trail
  • explore the highlands of the Peruvian Andes
  • end up at Machu Picchu
  • an amazing alternative to the much-used classic Inca Trail
A newly opened Inca trail follows the Urubamba River through its imposing granite gorge to just below Machu Picchu, then climbs up to the Historical Sanctuary passing through the temple site of Winay Wayna. The route culminates with the stunning spectacle of Machu Picchu viewed from the sun gate Intipunku, perched high above the lost city. For those who seek the essence of Inca Peru within limited time and budget while avoiding the overcrowded, overused Inca Trail without the high passes. Beginning with an introduction to Inca Peru through narrated visits to Cusco, Pisac and Ollantaytambo, we hike four days along the reconstructed trail beside roaring rapids of the Urubamba visiting seldom seen ruins along the way. The trail also passes through pristine cloud forest vegetation hosting a multitude of interesting and colorful birds. Overnighting in the bustling backpacker, pizza and beer town, Aguas Caliente, we explore Machu Picchu before the tourist hoards arrive then return to a shopping and rest day in Cusco.

Departure Dates:
As Requested*

Land Price:
Approx. $2,390 (2 -16 guests)


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