The Pinnacle of a Long Lost Culture

Perched high in Peruvian Andes Mountains, the Inca citadel Machu Picchu is an architectural wonder and historical mystery. Occupied by Inca royals for eighty years before they all vanished, this secret city remained concealed from outsiders for almost four centuries. Now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for many Machu Picchu is a must-see global travel destination.

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is the most scenic route to the ancient city. Less traveled than the heavily populated Inca Trail, the Salkantay Trek goes through untouched countryside rich with stunning high-mountain views and brings us right into the culture and villages of the Quechua who live there. The four hikes are physically challenging at between eight and thirteen-and-a-half miles a day, but at night, we stay in beautiful cabins displaying a mix of traditional Incan and modern architecture. Each evening’s lodge presents a new and spectacular view as we rest and rejuvenate with freshly cooked meals, a hot tub, and good company. This November fifth, take the leap and join us. Hike through the magical Peruvian landscapes and experience life in the real Andes.

Ancient Lifestyle Preserved

Bright and vibrant traditional textiles add color to the scenery all over Peru. The long-lasting and durable weaving methods used today echo all the way back to the ancient Incan world. Locals can identify a weaver’s home region with a glance at the colors and pattern, as each area carefully passes its tradition down. Hats, scarves, bags, wall hangings, and sweaters are crafted with care using fleece from alpaca, vicuna, and sheep. On Trouvaille’s trip to Machu Picchu, we’ll have a chance to meet traditional weavers.

This unforgettable global travel adventure includes all accommodation and transportation from pick-up in Cusco on Day 1 to return to Cusco on Day 10, most meals, Huayna Picchu hiking permits, entrance fees to all historic sites and ruins, a welcome package, travel insurance, Peru-related books, your Trouvaille hosts, a local guide, and our complete customer service and support. Airfare and personal expenses are not included.

A Trip to Machu Picchu and Through Time

In the morning, mist shrouds the polished dry-stone walls of Machu Picchu. They rise from a narrow, but almost a 1500 feet vertical drop below, where the Urubamba River surrounds the site on three sides. This is just one of the many architectural marvels of this royal citadel.

Our trek to Machu Picchu takes us through 15 different eco-systems, over a mountain pass, and into villages where locals maintain age-old traditions. Along the way, we pass stunning views of Salkantay Mountain, an important deity to the Incas. On Trouvaille’s trip to Machu Picchu, discover nature, and possibly yourself.

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Here are the details

Grab your bucket list and prepare to mark off the epic hike to Machu Picchu! Trouvaille is leading a 9-day adventure replete with local Peruvian villages, upscale lodges, day hikes, nightly fine dining, and immersion into the Peruvian way-of-life as we fly into Cusco, make our way to Salkantay Lodges and enjoy daily hikes as we make our way to the majesty of Machu Picchu! This experience is a joint effort between Trouvaille and Mountain Lodges of Peru.

What’s included: All services and transportation from pick-up in Cusco on Day 1 to return to Cusco on Day 10. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Days 3 through 9. Breakfast and lunch on Day 2. Breakfast on Day 10. Bilingual local guide. Full baggage support and transfer during Salkantay trek. Airport transfers to hotel on Day 1 and hotel transfers to airport on Day 10. Peru Rail round-trip tickets to/from Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu entrance tickets. Huayna Picchu hiking permits. Entrance fees to all historic sites and ruins. Drinking water and soft drinks for all meals and activities. Airfare is not included.

Trouvaille will also provide a welcome package, travel insurance, Trouvaille hosts, Machu Picchu and Peru-related books, and our complete customer service and support.

Daily itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Cusco, Peru, and spend the night at El Retablo Hotel.

Day 2:

A half-day city tour in Cusco with lunch at Incanto.

Day 3:

Drive to Mollepata to meet local Peruvian weavers. Hike to Soraypampa. Stay at Soray Lodge.

Day 4:

Daytime hike and spend the night at Soray Lodge.

Day 5:

Daytime hike to Wayra Lodge.

Day 6:

Daytime hike to Colpa Lodge.

Day 7:

Daytime hike to Lucma Lodge.

Day 8:

Arrive at Aguas Calientes and spend the night at El Mapi.

Day 9:

Machu Picchu tour and sightseeing. Lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.

Day 10:

Morning train to Ollantaytamblo. Transfer to Cusco airport.

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