Experience the treasures and cultural highlights of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu & Cusco Trails

Hike through the historic Inca civilisation on a series of guided and independent walks in and around Cusco, the Sacred Valley and to the exquisitely preserved citadel of Machu Picchu; staying in charming hotels within the artistic center of San Blas, the heart of Machu Picchu and enchanting valley of Ollayantambo.

Begin with a guided introduction to South America’s largest empire and unlock the architectural majesty of Cusco before venturing on your own exploration of Inca trails and sacred archaeologic sites. Hike high above Cusco to the mighty 13th century stone fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Trek to the fascinating agricultural terraces of Moray and enjoy friendly encounters with Peruvian farmers, en-route to the salt pans of Maras. Venture deep into the Sacred Valley ascend to strategic Inca outpost of Raqaypata that once protected the hidden city of Machu Picchu.

At Ollantaytambo, the gateway town to Machu Picchu, hike in the company of an expert guide on the one day ‘Royal Inca Trail’. Trek through Andean cloud forest to Inti Punkti (the Sun Gate) and soak up classic vistas of Machu Picchu, before descending to explore the world’s most famous ‘Lost City’.

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Hiking trail · Peru

Loop Walk to Sacsayhuaman

April 15, 2019
moderate
7.2 km
3:00 h
303 m
200 m
Today´s walk explores Cusco, the streets of San Blas and the backyard of Cusco, crossing the Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, where you will ...
from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Peru

Hike to Moray & Maras

June 07, 2019
moderate
11.8 km
3:30 h
17 m
673 m
Explore the agricultural laboratory of the Incas “Moray”, continuing along the Sacred Valley's stunning mountain range and colorful fields, to the ...
from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Peru

Walk from Chinchero to Urquillos

October 03, 2019
moderate
9.2 km
5:00 h
254 m
1106 m
Full day hiking on an Inca trail that descends to the Sacred Valley, starting in the archaeological complex of Chinchero -  an entire day of ...
from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure