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Trail of the Inca & Peru, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Cusco Region, Peru

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $2799 USD per person
  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    May - July

  • Starting Location

    Cuzco, Peru

  • Price Includes

    11 Days in Country, Accommodations in 3 Locations, Private Transportation for Duration, Fully Outfitted 4 Day Hike to Machu Picchu, Optional Extra Hike to Huayna Picchu, After Hike Natural Hot Springs, Patacancha Valley Textile Tour, Scenic Ruin Biking, 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners, Full Time Guide, Trip Pace - 2, Activity Rating - 4, (More on Trip Pace and Activity Rating Below)

  • Notes

    Included Activities: Participation in each of the activities on your adventure is based on our “Challenge by Choice” philosophy, meaning no previous experience is needed to participate, but you are welcome to swap out any activity with another of your choosing or decline to participate at any moment. Our goal is to ensure your trip is filled with safe activities that pique your interest and cater to your enjoyment. Contact us for more details on activity options. Recommended Optional Activities: Fortress at Ollantaytambo - Tread the same grand stone steps the Inca climbed to keep watch over the Urubamba Valley; Alternate Treks to Machu Picchu - The Inca Trail is the classic and most popular of the Sacred Valley hikes, but there are other intriguing options. Urubamba Whitewater Rafting - The Inca were masters of strategy, and they knew their mountainous home made the Urubamba River their enemies’ natural route of approach. Moray Ruin and Natural Salt Mine Tour - Explore a stunning, remote masterpiece carved into the Peruvian hillside, then mountain bike or caravan for a tour of a natural salt mine where Peruvian families still harvest this commodity in the fashion of their ancestors; Learn to Paint - Local artisan friends of Thrive Adventures host a special class in their family-owned gallery, explaining their unique traditional styles and the rich symbolism of their culture; Sacred Valley Horseback Tour - Atop a steady and experienced steed, ride to the heights for incredible views and photo opportunities of the Sacred Valley, and visit secluded archaeological sites distinct from the typical attractions; Hike to Las Cataratas de Mandor - Follow a smooth, flat path that parallels the train tracks leading out of Aguas Calientes, traces the Rio Urubamba, and leads through the cloud forest to a stunning waterfall; Urubamba Market - Wednesday is Market Day in Urubamba, when local farmers and artisans gather to buy and sell goods and livestock.


  • Peruvian ‘porters’ will dazzle you with their strength, agility, and speed as they travel ahead of us, carrying our belongings, to pitch our tents and fashion incredible traditional meals, and you’ll wake each morning to the delivery of a steaming cup of tea and the aroma of a hearty breakfast awaiting you in the dining tent.
  • Aguas Calientes Hot Springs - After a successful summit of Machu Picchu, ease your muscles in the natural hot springs that lend this town its moniker.
  • Scenic Ruin Biking - Caravan to the top of Abra Malaga mountain pass, then descend on a well-maintained paved road or rugged biking trails past remote farms and Inca ruins, all in full view of the breathtaking Urubamba Valley.
  • Patacancha Valley Textile Tour - Marvel at the mountainous terrain and alpine scenery of this spectacular valley by bike or by road, then make an optional visit to the rural village of Patacancha, known for its preservation of traditional artistry and culture.
  • Each day brings glorious Andean vistas, compelling history, and the fulfillment of completing another piece of this epic trek.


Trip Info

Summit the Inca Empire at dawn from one of Earth’s most stunning vistas, immerse yourself in rich South American culture & cuisine, bike beside ancient ruins, tour a Sacred Valley fortress, and that’s just the beginning.

This is an 11 day trip, and the Incan Trail hike permits are limited and sell out 3-5 months in advance. Booking 6 months prior to departure is advised. If Inca Trail permits are sold out, other hikes will be available. This trip is for those at a intermediate level of fitness.


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