Hiking in Peru: Machu Picchu and Cordillera Blanca
11 Days from $ 5,990 / person
Discover the thrill of hiking in Peru and exploring breathtaking trails: from Machu Picchu to the jaw-dropping mountain scenery and snowy peaks in the Cordillera Blanca. Customize your Peru hiking trip to suit your fitness levels and preferences with help from our experts!
Peru’s capital city enjoys a great location directly on the Pacific coast and boasts of spectacular views, elegant neighborhoods, historical districts and a vibrant assortment of cultures.
Personalized Tour of Downtown Lima Explore the highlights of Lima on this privately guided city tour as you gain insights into Peru and her capital. Stroll through the beautiful city center visiting the main square of Plaza Mayor, the Lima Cathedral, and the Government Palace and other historical attractions. (Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness level: Easy.)
Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city.
Private City Tour in Cusco and Visit to Incan Ruins Discover Cusco’s heart and the secrets of the Incan Empire on a half-day tour with a private guide. Here colonial flair and Incan culture combine to create a fascinating atmosphere. The highlights will include the Main Square and Cathedral, Santo Domingo Convent, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, and Inca ruins of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay which you will visit as you enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding Andean landscape. (Duration 4 hours. Private Activity)
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Vistadome – Two Days You will receive a briefing for a great trekking experience the night before or during the transfer before the trek starts. The details will be communicated on arrival by our local partner. Enjoy the classic Inca trail in the light mode as you take the Vistadome train to KM104 where you will disembark and start the trek. After 6-7 hours of walking, you will reach the impressive site of Winay Wayna which is yours to explore before hiking the final 3 kilometers that lead you to the Inti Punku Sun Gate. Here you will catch your first glimpse of the infamous lost city which you will explore in full the following day. Spend the night in comfort at your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo and continue the tour the following morning for a fully guided exploration of the infamous lost city where you will learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. (Duration: 0600 hrs on Day 1 to 1700 hrs on Day 2, Private Activity, Lunch Included on Day 1)
Offering glaciers, scenic lakes and dramatic snow-capped mountains, the Cordillera Blanca is an outdoor enthusiasts dream! Forming part of the larger Andes range, the region is ideal for those searching for active adventure or a relaxing getaway in the mountains.
Cordillera Blanca-Hike to Rajucolta Lake With your private guide and Chauffeur, make your way along a rough and rural track south of Huaraz eventually entering Huacaran National Park. Gradually ascend on this gentle hike through a verdant valley to Rajucolta Lake. Though reaching an altitude of 4250 meters, we recommend this activity as a great way to acclimatize before doing more strenuous hikes in the region. Following the mountain stream through flat pastures filled with cattle, take in the stunning panorama of ‘Raju,´ which in native Quechua means ice capped mountain. Enjoy lunch by the lake which is situated at the base of soaring Huantsan peak where an impressive glacier cascades into the water. (09:00 – 16:30, Box lunch included, Private activity, Easy to moderate hiking).
Cordillera Blanca – Hiking Lake 69 Arguably the most stunning of the aqua colored glacial lakes in the Cordillera Blanca, Lake 69 is tucked below the towering peaks of Pisco and Chacraraju. At an altitude of 4600 meters, we recommend this strenuous yet rewarding hike only after prior acclimatization. Begin the day by driving north through Callejon de Huaylas and Llanganuco valleys passing local communities. Enter the National Park and stop for photos at the lovely Llanganuco Lakes. Continue to Cebollapampa at 3900 meters, the starting point of the hike. The walk begins pleasant and easy for about an hour through a relatively flat valley with jaw-dropping views of Huascaran and the high peaks. Afterwards the trail becomes more difficult as you ascend the first rocky zig-zag path to a small lagoon. From there it is another hour climb up the second zig-zag trail, which is the most difficult. The effort is rewarded as you finally reach Lake 69 and are awestruck by the azure waters and towering mountains all around. Relax, enjoy lunch and soak in the views before beginning your descent back through the valley. (07:30 – 17:30, Box lunch included, Private activity, medium to difficult hike, 4600 meters altitude)
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