PERUVIAN HIGHLAND 9D/8N

Machu & Raimbow
Montain 8D/7N
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Peru
Cultural
8D/7N

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Your safety is our primary concern, from start to finish. We invest in our equipment, staff and food, transportation to bring you simply the best the historical Capital of the Incas has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide.

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Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.

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Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!

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I T I N E R A R Y

DAY 01

Arrival Lima – Welcome To Peru

Your family vacation with Southern Peru Explorers begins the moment you land here in Peru. Upon arrival to the Lima airport, just search for our Southern Peru Explorers staff member who will be holding a sign with your name. We will chauffeur you to your chosen hotel and assist with anything you may need. In the afternoon, we’ll offer you an optional city tour of Lima, which includes the famous sites of San Martin Plaza, Jiron de la Union, and the San Francisco Monastery and

 Meals                                L, D
 Distance                          10km
 Time                                3 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               3,200m / 10,499ft

DAY 02

Lima – Cusco – Cusco City Tour

In the morning, you will be treated to a warm breakfast buffet at your hotel before heading back to the Lima airport for a 90-minute flight to Cusco. Make sure to keep an eye on the horizon as we transition from the Peruvian coast into the spectacular Andes mountains, the longest mountain chain in the world. Upon landing in Cusco, there will be another Southern Peruvian Explorers staff member at the airport to greet you. After checking in to your chosen hotel and enjoying a cup

 Meals                               B, L, D 
 Distance                          16km
 Time                                3-4 Hours
 Highest Altitude              3,800M / 12,500ft

DAY 03

The Sacred Valley Of The Incas

On Day 3, we will enjoy a jam-packed day exploring the best of the Sacred Valley. We will leave early from Cusco and drive 40 minutes to the educational center of Awana Cancha where you will have the opportunity to pet llamas and alpacas, and learn more about the wild camelid, the vicuña. We will continue another 20 minutes to the colonial town of Pisac. As we descend to Pisac, you will get to admire the impressive Inca terraces, made in the shape of a condor. We will

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 04

Cusco – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake – Salkantaypampa

We will pick you up early from your Cusco accommodation and travel 2 hours to the town of Limatambo, famous for their delicious avocados and the Tarawasi ruins. There, we will make an ascent up a bumpy road along the shore of the Apurimac River. We will continue to the town of Mollepata and through the small communities of Cruzpata before coming to our starting point of Challachancha at coming to our starting point of Challachancha atcoming to our starting point

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 05

 Salkantaypampa – Soyrococha – Salkantay Pass – Huaracmachay – Qollpapampa

Day 2 will be the most challenging day, but you will be well rewarded with picturesque nature, wildlife, Inca ruins, and hot springs! We’ll depart early to make a 1-hour ascent to Salkantay Pass, the highest pass of the trek at 4600 m/ 15,090 ft. This beautiful lookout offers stunning views of glaciers and snow-capped peaks and serves as a natural habitat for chinchillas and condors. From the pass, we will hike down 2-3 hours to Huaracmachay for lunch.

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 06

Qollpapampa – La Playa – Lucmabamba

Leaving Qollpapampa we will ascend slightly before making a relaxed descent for the rest of the day. Having left the dry, high sierra climate behind, we will enjoy lush flora, waterfalls, fruit and coffee plantations, parrots, and even spectacled bears if we’re lucky. We will walk alongside the Santa Teresa river, passing the Coripacchi waterfalls, the settlement of Wiñaypoko, and the small town of La Playa. After La Playa, we will continue another 30 minutes to our campsite at

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 07

Lucmabamba – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, we make a 2.5-hour ascent to El Mirador or Abra Q’elloqasa, a high lookout that provides an exceptional view of the renowned Machu Picchu. From El Mirador, we’ll continue upwards to the lost city of Llaqtapata at 2850m/ 9350ft, just recently re-discovered by archaeologists in 2003. This archeological complex offers impressive views of both Machu Picchu and Salkantay Mountain. There, we will share our final lunch together before making

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 08

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After a warm breakfast at our hotel, we will board an early bus to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will receive a 2-hour guided tour of all of the most significant sites while learning about Incan history and culture. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore a part of Machu Picchu on your own before returning to Aguas Calientes as a group by bus. In Aguas Calientes, you will have a large selection of restaurants to choose from for lunch. We’ll then board an afternoon

 Meals                                B, L, D
 Distance                           18km 
 Time                                 6-8 Hours 
 Highest Altitude               4,215m /13,828ft

DAY 09

Cusco – Lima

Goodbye Cusco! We will shuttle you from your Cusco accommodation to the Alejandro Velasco Astete airport for your domestic flight back to Lima. This ends our service, but if you need recommendations for further Peru explorations let us know! you will have some free time to hike to the Inca Bridge, Watchman’s Hut, or just soak in the energizing atmosphere of Machu Picchu before returning to Aguas Calientes as a group by bus. In Aguas Calientes, you will have a large selection of restaurants 

 Meals                               B
 Distance                          16km 
Time                                5 Hours 
 Highest Altitude              3,600m / 11,811ft

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