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Mountain Lodges Trek to Machu Picchu

13 days from £5,895pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the buzzing former Inca capital of Cuzco.

  • Experience some of the community development projects ran by Mountain Lodges of Peru.

  • Stay in luxury, sustainable lodges throughout the Salkantay trek.

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

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley
  • 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 Cuzco.

Day 2 Cuzco


Upon arrival in Cuzco today you will be met and driven to your hotel by private transfer. You will have some time to explore the colonial city and relax this afternoon.

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.

Day 4 Cuzco

Sacred Valley , 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.

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. You could also visit the reforestation project that Mountain Lodges are working on with volunteers from university in Cuzco.

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. This afternoon you could visit the local school at Collpa that Mountain Lodges of Peru support. They do this by helping with teacher's salaries, providing school supplies and setting up medical clinics for the students.


Day 9 Lucmabamba

Collpapampa , Lucmabamba

Continue descending today through the Santa Teresa Valley, passing coffee plantations and the orchard conservation project 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.

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.

Day 12 International return flight

Cuzco , Lima , International return flight

You have the morning free to relax before you are taken to the airport to begin your journey home.

Day 13 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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