Peru – Machu Picchu



Length of Trip
8 Days
Available Dates
09/04/2021 - 09/11/2021

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The ancient civilization of the Inca’s built some of the world’s most mind-bending sites, even by today’s standards.  In fact, many of the 22,000 kilometers of roads they built are still in use.  Journey through Peru, from New to Old, as we meet in the modern, bustling city of Lima.  Journey to islands, camp under the stars on Peru’s only desert oasis, meet with leaders working hard to keep sustainable living a priority, and of course, complete the often spiritual experience of reaching Machu Picchu.

Paracas, Huacachina, Cusco, Machu Picchu
Group Size




Available Dates
09/04/2021 - 09/11/2021
Length of Trip
8 Days

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Trip Highlights
  • Ancient Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu
  • Desert Glamping
  • ATV Desert Excursion
  • Community Partnership Day
  • Cusco
Important Trip Information
  • The hiking route to Machu Picchu is dependent on government closures and openings. Should restrictions continue to be enforced, hiking days 1-3 will be done on an alternate route. The final hiking day of Machu Picchu remains unchanged.
  • 3 Nights of Double Occupancy Hotel (option to upgrade to private room)
  • 4 Camping Nights
  • All transfers to/from included excursions
  • Excursions
  • ATV Dessert Adventure
  • Dining
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • Transportation
  • 1 Overnight Sleeper Bus
  • Additional
  • Park Admissions
  • Tour Guides & Porters
  • Oxygen
  • Itinerary
    Day 0 - Arrival to Lima

    Hola! Welcome to Lima. Today is open for arrivals and exploration. Visit any of the museums, taste fresh Peruvian food, bike the coast, check out Iglesia de Santo Domingo, or even paraglide the cliffs of Miraflores! In the evening, we come together for dinner, introductions, and trip overview. You may wish to arrive earlier to have more time in Lima.

    Day 1 - Paracas & Huacachina

    The day begins with a short drive (3-4 hours) north to Paracas. The day is free to take a boat to Ballestas Islands, known as ‘Poor Man’s Galapagos,’ explore the fishing port, market, and coast. In the afternoon, we depart for Huacachina, the only desert oasis in South America. Huacachina has a population of about 100 people, and hosts tens of thousands of tourists each year. To help reduce the environmental impact on this small yet incredible piece of nature, we will be spending the night camping in the dunes. Get a rush sandboarding the dunes, followed by a bonfire, BBQ, local wine, and reflection under the stars after watching the sun disappear behind the dunes.

    Day 2 - Huacachina

    After traditional breakfast, we meet with local environmental groups who share their challenges and wins working in this unique area. Spend the rest of the day exploring the oasis before hopping on an overnight luxury sleeper bus to Cusco.

    Day 3 - Cusco

    Today is spent relaxing and exploring Cusco, allowing time to acclimate to the elevation. Enjoy an optional group dinner where we reflect on how far we’ve come and what’s next: the climb to Machu Picchu!

    Day 4 - Hiking Day

    An early start to the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo allows you to meet your porters, gather equipment, and explore the town before beginning the hike. After only a few kilometers, you’re already at an incredible sight – Llactapata, 2,550m above sea level. Spend time exploring the archaeological complex before continuing on to Wayllabamba, our first night campsite.

    Day 5 - Hiking Day

    Day 2 of the hike starts in the Valley of Huallabamba, followed by a climb to Llulluchapampa which gives way to a birds eye view of the valley below. Then, follow the first set of stairs at Warmiwausca, known as Dead Woman, roughly 4,200m up. Tonight, camp in Pacaymayo.

    Day 6 - Hiking Day

    Hiking Day 3 is the ascent to Runkurakay. Take in views of snow-capped mountains, valleys, the Sayacmarca ruins, two other historic sights, and a final arrival at Intipata camp. Matchu Picchu will be enjoyed tomorrow. Today is the perfect time to center, focus, and appreciate the journey thus far.

    Day 7 - Machu Picchu

    After breakfast, head to Intipunku, the Door of Sun. Here, savor the world famous Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu. A local tour guide will share knowledge and history with you prior to time to explore on your own. After the hike, we walk down to the station for a train to Cusco. Enjoy one final night with everyone before we all head in our own directions.

    Day 8 - Departures


    Have any questions?

    Interested in a private tour, alternate dates from what’s listed, or other questions or inquiries? We’d love to help!