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Unique 5 Day Trek Itinerary Avoids The Crowds and Allows More Time to Explore

Travel on a different schedule than the other trekkers to avoid walking and camping with the crowds on traditional trips. You'll also have more time to relax and to explore ruins along the way.

See Machu Picchu Twice!

You'll arrive to Machu Picchu through Inti Punku, the Gate of the Sun on the afternoon of Day 7 before descending to your hotel  for the night, then fully rested and refreshed you'll back up again next morning for a full tour.

Acclimatize Before the Trek with Day Hikes to the Best Sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley 

Acclimatize to the region's high altitudes by exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley on day hikes that show you the best sites while taking you away from the crowds.

9 Days / 8 Nights starting and ending in Cusco

  • Local's Tour of Cusco
  • Hike to Cusco and Sacred Valley Ruins and Inca Sites While Acclimatizing For the Inca Trail
  • Unique 5 Day Inca Trail
  • Visit Machu Picchu Twice

Departures Every Saturday, March - December

  • Trip Departures Guaranteed with 2 passengers As Long As Permits are Available
  • Small Groups Average 2-8 Trekkers
  • Maximum Group Size: 16
  • World Class Guides and Support Staff

$2,499.00 per person, based on double occupancy

  • Comfortable full service camping with porters, cooks and world-class guides
  • 3 Nights in Cusco at Quinta San Blas Hotel
  • 1 Night in the Sacred Valley at Hotel Pakaritampu
  • 1 Night in Machu Picchu Pueblo at El Mapi by Inkaterra

Stay in Charming and Comfortable Local Lodges

Sleep in comfort, avoid chain hotels, and experience the hospitality and charm of Peru in sustainably minded locally owned hotels.

World Class Guides Enhance Your Trip 

Good guides can make your trip. These guides are great - they are hand picked for their skills and personalities, and then they are highly trained. They entertain, they educate, and they keep you safe. 

Full Service Camping with Porters and 3 Course Meals

Porters carry your personal and group gear, so all you need to carry is what you want access to during the day. Comfortable tents, full length thermarest mattresses, and great food!


Don't just check Machu picchu off your list.  take enough time to Experience Peru. get away from the crowds, meet local people, see the best sites. Come home relaxed and rejuvenated.

DAY 1: Arrive Cusco, “Local’s Guide to Cusco” walking tour (Quinta San Blas Hotel in Cusco).
Meals Included: Lunch

DAY 2: Hike to explore Cusco and nearby ruins like Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay, and the Temple of the Moon (Quinta San Blas Hotel in Cusco).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: Hike Moray ruins to Maras salt pans and the Sacred Valley (Hotel Pakaritampu in the Sacred Valley).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Inca Trail: Explore the old Inca town of Ollantaytambo and it’s hilltop ruins in the morning & start the Inca Trail after lunch with a mellow walk above the Urubamba River (camp beside spectacular ruins of Llactapata).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: Inca Trail: Climb gently from camp to the last settlement along the trail, then climb more steeply on a beautiful Inca trail to Llulluchapampa (camp with outstanding views at Llulluchapampa).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Inca Trail: Today is the hardest day. Climb to the highest point on the Inca Trail at Dead Woman’s Pass, descend to the Pacasmayo Valley, then climb again to the  ruins at Runkuracay and another high pass, before descending a bit to the ruins at Phuyupatamarca (camp at Phuyupatamarca, ‘the place above the clouds’).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Inca Trail: Wake up to stunning views of Mounts Salcantay and Veronica, then descend through the cloudforest to the ruins of Wiña Wayna before arrive to Inti Punku, the Gate of the Sun, and the entrance to Machu Picchu. After enjoying the view, head to your hotel in town for a hot shower and comfortable hotel. (El Mapi Hotel by Inkaterra in Machu Picchu Pueblo). 
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: Head back to Machu Picchu early in the morning for a guided tour and time to explore, then return to Machu Picchu Pueblo to catch the train to Cusco. (Quinta San Blas Hotel in Cusco)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: Enjoy free time exploring Cusco’s museums, cooking classes, cafes, and souvenir shops before heading to the airport to depart for home or you next adventure.
Meals Included: Breakfast


Just by taking this trip you are making the world a better place.

Your local tour operator:

  • Is the only Tour Operator in Peru who is a member of 1% For the Planet, donating 1% of sales annually to reforest the Lares Valley. Working with local communities they have planted over 500,00 trees there
  • Is a member of Travelers Against Plastic. You will be provided a re-usable metal water bottle and fresh water to keep it filled.
  • Has a Porter Protection Policy pays higher wages, provides training, and provides for transportation, good food, and shelter for porters. Porters can move up to become cooks and even guides.
  • Recently became Peru's first certified B Coporation, changing their business charter to emphasize social and environmental good.

The Ultimate Inca Trail Trek

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Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu after acclimatizing with off the beaten path hikes to some of the best ruins and sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The unique 5-day Inca Trail Trek itinerary allows you to hike and camp apart from most of the crowds who walk together on the 4-day trek, while giving you extra time to explore ruins and at Machu Picchu. Expert guides, cooks, and equipment make this a truly top-notch experience, starting and ending at the Cusco airport.

Length: 9 Days
Destination: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru
Lodging: Comfortable camping, & boutique 3-star plus hotels
Activities: Trekking, Inca ruins
Dates: Trips depart every Saturday, March – December