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Peru Walking: Lodge To Lodge Trekking
|from $4,998* per person||9 Days||April-December|
|Luxury accommodations||Exertion level: 6|
|Operator: Backroads||20 people max|
- Cusco, peru
- Active & Adventure trips
- Hiking lodge to lodge, with porters and mules carrying our luggage
- Trek an Inca route to 15,000 feet for superb views of the snow-covered Andes
- Gaze upon Machu Picchu from the seldom-traveled Llactapata trail
- Relax at high-altitude lodges - many with hot tubs!
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Day 1 Expert-guided explorations of monumental Incan architecture Savoring stunning vistas of the Cusco Valley, trek to the Inca sites of Q'enko, Temple of the Moon and fortress-temple Sacsayhuamán.
Days 2-3 Relax at a high-altitude lodge with an outdoor hot tub While you’re getting acclimated, go for a walk up to a glacial lake or get lost in views of towering white-capped Salkantay - Inca mythology’s most sacred mountain Taste pisco sours, the country’s national drink, before our dinner of regional organic cuisine.
Days 4-6 Hike lodge to lodge, with porters and mules transporting your luggage Condors soar overhead as you travel up the Río Blanco Valley, circling Humantay Peak Descend through a lush subtropical landscape above the Salkantay River before passing the Santa Teresa River Valley’s patchwork of orchards and coffee plantations See who’s out and about in a village en route Feeling adventurous? Try cuy (guinea pig), cooked in a large pit of hot rocks, at a traditional Andean feast.
Days 7-9 Gaze upon Machu Picchu from the seldom-traveled Llactapata trail Head downhill through bamboo forests to the Vilcanota River Explore magical Machu Picchu: hike to the Gate of the Sun for an impressive overview, then get up close as our local guide reveals secrets of the Lost City’s astrological designs.