Date: Several departures per week from March to end of December
Travel Style: Set Departure
Special Interest Travel: Hiking
A 5- or 7-day lodge-to-lodge journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Daily expeditions will lead you along seldom-traveled highland trails, past roving herds of llamas and alpacas, around impossibly hued turquoise lakes, and through graceful waterfalls.
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Date: Several departures per week from March to end of December (join a small group or build your own departure)
Host: Local guides
Group size: Minimum 2/Maximum 10 participants
Cost: Starting from US$1,990 per person, sharing
Design your own adventure through the charming towns of the Sacred Valley, to seldom-visited Inca archaeological sites, along remote highland hiking trails with breathtaking views, and to hidden villages for a first-hand glimpse into the culture and daily life of these traditional Andean communities.
Daily expeditions will lead you along seldom-traveled highland trails surrounded by exquisite snow-capped peaks, past roving herds of llamas and alpacas, around impossibly hued turquoise lakes, and through graceful waterfalls. Your destinations will include fascinating archaeological sites, thought-provoking agricultural and commercial Andean cooperatives, and bustling towns and markets showcasing the flavors of the region as well as the wares of its skilled artisans. Most importantly, you will travel to hidden communities unchanged for centuries for a unique up-close visit with local people.
Expert guides tailor the experience with an offer of à la carte activities and daily cultural encounters. At each day’s sunset, settle into deluxe mountain lodges run in partnership with local communities, to prepare for a new day of multi-activity adventure and exploration.
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The Sacred Valley and Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu is a multi-activity travel experience. You can tailor your adventure by choosing from various activities each day. Every activity is designed to be unique, authentic and highly experiential. Design your own adventure!
5 Day Adventure:
- Mountain Lodges of Peru along the Sacred Valley (3 nights)
- Machu Picchu Pueblo (1 night)
7 Day Adventure:
- Mountain Lodges of Peru along the Sacred Valley (5 nights)
- Machu Picchu Pueblo (1 night)
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We recommend arriving in Cusco 1-2 days prior to the start of your adventure to get comfortable with the altitude while you explore this fascinating historical city. You may also want to consider spending an extra day at Machu Picchu during your journey. Contact us to personalize your next adventure.
The mountain lodges, each uniquely conceived through thoughtful architectural design that includes traditional Inca building techniques and a nod to their respective environments, offer all the comforts of home along with top-notch amenities and exceptional service.
Spots to relax and meditate abound at each lodge: welcoming patios, private guest room balconies, fire pits, and outdoor hot tubs…all with inspiring views of the region.
The exceptional lodge menus are comprised of traditional recipes prepared with an innovative neo-Andean cuisine flair. Each ingredient is locally sourced with an emphasis on farm-to-table sustainability.
The local staff provides exceptional service and care from the moment you arrive…warm towels and refreshments in the afternoons…hot water bottles and herb-infused pillows at night…our goal is to make you feel at home.
- Transportation during all program days
- 4 or 6 nights lodging, depending on selected itinerary
- All meals except breakfast on Day 1 and dinner on the last day of the program
- Beverages including soft drinks and a house selection of beer, wine, and spirits at MLP lodges only
- Service of a bilingual guide, tours are led in English
- Entrance fees and permits to points of interest and archaeological sites
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu (including entrance fee and transportation to site)
- Train service to Aguas Calientes
- International flights
- All items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities to local staff
- Any increases due to circumstances beyond our control
In 2006 Mountain Lodges of Peru sponsored the creation of Yanapana Peru, a not-for-profit Civil Association dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Yanapana is committed to improving the quality of life through sustainable community development, in an effort to reduce extreme poverty in the Andean highlands.
Main activities of the association include donations for the enhancement of nutrition and infrastructure at a local public school, funding and training for local entrepreneurs, which include jam and honey, handmade textiles and organic coffee production. Other supportive efforts are directed towards child sponsorship programs, as well as medical prevention, detection and treatment programs.
“In our own journey through sustainability, we realized that it was necessary to take steps beyond what was traditionally being done in social inclusion, which is why in 2012, a joint-venture was born between the community of Huacahuasi and Mountain Lodges of Peru, naming it Kuska Purispa: Walking Together.
We are convinced that sustainable tourism in the region should be built around a model that empowers local communities, making them active investors in local development projects for the long-term benefit of all. We are committed to work under this innovative business model and keep empowering and generating added value to local communities in Peru”.
Dates & Cost
Guaranteed departures from Cusco several times per week from March 1st through December 31st.
5-Day Program 2021:
- Low Season (March 1-31 & November 1 – December 14)- From US$1,990 per person
- High Season (April 1 – October 31 & December 15-31)- From US$2,650 per person
7-Day Program 2021:
- Low Season (March 1-31 & November 1 – December 14)- From US$2,450 per person
- High Season (April 1 – October 31 & December 15-31)- From US$3,450 per person
If you’re looking to travel on your own please contact us for single supplement pricing.
Prices are valid at time of publication (January 4, 2021) and while not expected, itinerary and prices are subject to change. Contact us for dates of availability and pricing based on your group size and departure.