Google+
Facebook
YouTube
Blog
Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Trekking in the
     Cusco and Machu
Picchu Region

Salkantay to Machu Picchu
5 days / 4 nights, 3 nights camping, 1 night hotel
Fixed Departures: Tuesday, all months except February.
Private Departures: Any day all year.

The BEST alternate trek if you can not hike the standard Inca Trail.
During this trek you will admire diverse highlights that include: beautiful landscapes and snow-capped peaks (Mt. Salkantay), Andean farms and some Inca sites, finishing in Qente. Then you will catch the train to visit the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Does NOT require an Inca Trail Permit

Inca Quarry Trail & Machu Picchu
4 days / 3 nights, all camping.
Fixed Departures: Wednesday, all months except February.
Private Departures: Any day all year.

This short route across the mountains south of Ollantatambo takes us through an astonishing variety of scenery and ecological zones, over a high pass with views of all the major snow-capped peaks of the Cuzco region. We visit Inca ruins on our way to Abra de Chancachucu. The final day we descend via stunning panoramas of the Camicancha and Urubamba valleys to the Inca mountain-worship site of Intipunka, the well-preserved elite residential site of Choquetacarpo and the impressive ramps and abandoned stone blocks of the Inca quarries at Cachicata. The we transfer to Ollantaytambo where we take the train to visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Does NOT require an Inca Trail Permit

The Weavers’ Way & Machu Picchu
Lares - Patacancha - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu.
4 days / 3 nights
Fixed Departures: Monday, all months except February.
Private Departures: Any day all year.

This short trek begins at the eastern end of this mountain chain, at the colonial village of Lares, with its delightful hot springs baths, and ends with a road journey to the famous “living Inca settlement” of Ollantaytambo. In between we follow a hiking route that skirts the northern slope of the Cordillera, crossing one high pass. We encounter villages where the colorful ponchos of the men vie for attention with the exquisite “manta” shoulder garments of the women, and each wear a distinctive local headgear that announces their origin from this part of Peru. The villagers along the way are generally friendly and welcoming, and some will offer to sell you their excellent weavings. The program finishes with a one day trip to Machu Picchu and your return to Cuzco.
Does NOT require an Inca Trail Permit

Choquequirau, The Cradle of Gold
5 days / 4 nights
Fixed Departures: Thursday, all months except February.
Private Departures: Any day all year.

Choquequirao has been called “Machu Picchu's sacred sister”, because of the striking similarities of design and ceremonial architecture to its famous counterpart above the Urubamba Gorge. Yet it remains an enigmatic place whose history is a matter of speculation. Today we can trek to Choquequirao via a modern footbridge across the Apurimac River. The journey is as awe-inspiring as ever, taking us through an astounding range of ecological zones, from Andean farming valleys, descending through a hot and arid canyon environment featuring kapok trees, cactus and agaves, and climbing again to a region of lush cloud forest, beneath the dizzying snowcaps of the Cordillera Vilcabamba.
Does NOT require an Inca Trail Permit