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Forget boring roses and chocolates. We offer passionfruit, birdsong, massages and dinners by candlelight under the stars, Mountains and ancestral Inca trails, ziplining and hot springs. With the final destination at Machu Picchu one of the world’s wonder.
At the lodge we provide filtered water, local coffee, tea and local organic seasonal fruits
free of charge.
In an effort to reduce plastic waste on the trail and at the lodge we encourage guests to use
refillable water bottles. For this purpose we provide an ample supply of the highest quality
After breakfast we make our way to the colorful town of Chinchero with its colonial buildings, cobbled streets and beautiful churches. Tonight we spend our first night at Casa de Barro Lodge located at Chinchero (12,342). Easy active option (Level 2): Extended visit in Chinchero, then a guided tour of Moray Inca Agricultural Site and the Maras Salt Mines. Optional hike to Pichingoto. Walking 2-3 hours.
Meals included: breakfast and lunch Overnight: Casa de Barro Lodge
Depart the hotel early to head to the amazing Sacred Valley with stops in various lookout points along the way and crossing over the 4,316m high Malaga Pass at the base of massive glaciers. The landscape is quite impressive with amazing views of the snow-capped mountains. Following the tour of the Malaga Pass, go to the Guaman Marka Inca Ruins which have recently been restored. Arrive in Santa Maria in time for lunch. After, prepare for an afternoon hike along the Inca Jungle Trail, reaching Eco Quechua lodge at the end of the day. Enjoy a special candlelit dinner in our riverfront restaurant.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Eco Quechua Lodge
Today is spent leisurely spending time around the lodge resting, or participating in activities provided locally. The most popular activity at Eco Quechua is a nearby half-day canopy zipline tour. In the afternoon, guests may choose the bird watching tour, visit to the hot springs, enjoy a massage, or Andean sauna. In the
evening, the tour leader will brief the trekking party on gear and the itinerary for the next two days.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner Overnight: Eco Quechua Lodge
After an early start and a hearty breakfast, travel to the beginning of the Llactapata Inca Trail. Walk about 20 minutes to the coffee plantation where local experts will teach the group about sustainable growing practices and coffee’s vital role in Santa Teresa’s social and economic evolution. It is said that Santa Teresa produces the best organic coffee of the world. After tasting the result of the plant to cup process, head uphill on a 2-3 hour hike towards the Llactapata Pass (2,700m/8,900ft), where there is a distant but quite special view of Machu Picchu from the southwest which few tourists ever glimpse. An added value is the Llactapata Ruins, which have recently been restored, a place that had great sacred significance for the Incas.
Lunch is provided nearby, in view of Machu Picchu. After lunch, begin the final descent to the Aobamba River through lush bamboo forests and more orchids and coffee plantations, another 2-3 hour hike. Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu are a short (30 minutes), scenic train ride away. (Total hiking time: 4-6 hours. Hiking level: moderate to challenging).
Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight: Eco Quechua Lodge
Today is spent exploring the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu with the tour leader. In the afternoon, return to Aguas Calientes to board the train for the journey back to Ollantaytambo. Get off the train in Ollantaytambo and you will be transferred to your choosing hotel at Ollantaytambo, Urubamba or Cusco. Breakfast in your hotel; recommended to purchase a box lunch before heading to Machu Picchu. Meals included: breakfast (recommended to purchase a sack lunch before departing for Machu Picchu)