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    Places visited:

  • Lima
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • Machu Picchu
  • Explore the buzzing former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • See the beautiful scenery and colourful markets of the Sacred Valley.

  • Walk the luxury lodge to lodge trek to Machu Picchu.

  • Visit Machu Picchu, the jewel in the Inca crown.

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What our specialists say...

The Mountain Lodges of Peru, lodge to lodge trek provides wonderful hiking opportunities through the Andean Mountains along a road less trodden. Visit Cuzco, which puts the scale of the Inca civilisation into perspective and is a fusion of Inca and Spanish architecture. Time is spent in the stunning Sacred Valley, which boasts colourful markets and friendly local people, before embarking on the comfortable trek heading to the highlight of Machu Picchu itself.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Lima
  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley of Incas
  • Cuzco
  • Soraypampa
  • Huayraccmachay
  • Collpapampa
  • Lucmabamba
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Lima

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lima.

Day 2 Cuzco

Lima , Cuzco

Upon arrival in Lima today take a connecting flight to the beautiful colonial city of Cuzco. You will have some time to explore and relax this afternoon. Private transfer to your hotel.

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Day 3 Cuzco


Today take a private guided tour of Cuzco's historic centre and a number of fascinating Inca sites in the surrounding valleys. In the afternoon you are free to explore, why not soak up the atmosphere in the main square.

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Day 4 Cuzco

Sacred Valley of Incas , Cuzco

Travel into the fertile and picturesque valley known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, enjoying a guided tour of the key sights such as the Pisac market and ruins. Return to your hotel this evening, in time for a pre-departure briefing for the trek.

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Day 5 Soraypampa

Cuzco , Soraypampa

You will be collected from your hotel in Cuzco this morning to travel to the Salkantay Lodge and Adventure Resort, stopping en route to explore small Inca ruins at Limatambo. You will undertake an acclimatisation trek today.


Day 6 Soraypampa


Day two of the Mountain Lodges journey, with a full day to explore the surrounding area and acclimatise further. There are some lovely gentle walks from the lodge.


Day 7 Huayraccmachay

Soraypampa , Huayraccmachay

Today your trek begins in earnest, hiking from Soraypampa to Huayraccmachay, across stunning mountain terrain.


Day 8 Collpapampa

Huayraccmachay , Collpapampa

The early morning is at leisure, with optional treks, before descending through the lush Salkantay Valley. You will arrive in time for a late lunch.


Day 9 Lucmabamba

Collpapampa , Lucmabamba

Continue descending today through the Santa Teresa Valley, passing coffee plantations and orchards as you walk. Climb up to your lodge and spend the rest of the day exploring the local area and village.


Day 10 Machu Picchu

Lucmabamba , Machu Picchu

The final day trekking and a two hour uphill walk to the Llactapata Pass from where you have a glimpse of Machu Picchu and the chance to visit the Inca ruins at Llactapata. Descend to the Vilcanota River where you will take the train to Aguas Calientes to check into your hotel.

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Day 11 Cuzco

Machu Picchu , Cuzco

Today you will visit the site of Machu Picchu and take a guided tour of the ancient Inca Citadel with the rest of your group. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train.

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Day 12 International return flight

Cuzco , Lima , International return flight

Fly from Cuzco to Lima, in time for your onward international flight.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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