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Alternative Inca Trail Hiking Tour in Peru
Haku Expeditions’ Alternative Inca trail hiking tour in Peru is an off-the-beaten path trip full of local encounters, Incan ruins and adventures in the cloud forest. This Peru hiking tour combines local homestays, organic coffee farms, hot springs, hiking an Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu! This 4-day hiking trip combines a taste of the Andean backcountry with the luxury of a warm bed each night.
Alternative Inca Trail Hiking Tour Description:
This hiking adventure takes you from the Incan capital of Cusco all the way to the hidden city of Machu Picchu. You will enjoy a private tour of the historical and cultural treasures of the Sacred Valley, where you will explore ancient ruins and local weaving markets. After spending a cozy night in Ollantaytambo, the jewel of the Sacred Valley, you’ll make your way to the spectacular cloud forest of Peru. This journey will take you up to 15,000 ft while passing villages made of stone huts and thatched roofs, waterfalls and scenic mountain views. We will then descend into the lush Peruvian cloud forest where we will take a dip in the Cocalmayo hot springs before heading to an organic coffee farm for the night. Here we will experience the world of an organic coffee farmer in Peru firsthand. We then hike along the famous Qapac Nan, otherwise known as Inca trail, to the ruins of Llactapata. At this point we will be overlooking Machu Picchu and get to enjoy a view of this ancient site without the push and shove of thousands of tourists. We will take a short train ride to the town below Machu Picchu where we will sleep again in another warm bed for the night. On the last day of this Peru hiking tour we will explore the Machu Picchu citadel before heading back to Cusco for the night.
Why Choose Haku’s Alternative Inca Trail Hiking Tour?
At Haku Expeditions we believe in small tours, often private, to give you the adventure vacation you deserve. In Peru you will find many companies who cut corners and try to provide the cheapest product out there in order to get lots of bookings. However, those bus tours with loads of tourists are not the type of hiking vacations we provide. We want you to have an up close and personal adventure where you will meet locals, get to know your guide and explore places at your own pace. An amazing adventure holiday will make lifelong memories and a story to tell the grandkids!
Dates for Stunning 4-Day Peru Hiking Tour: Alternative Inca Trail Hike
What you can expect
Hiking Tour Highlights
Some highlights to look forward to on your 4-Day Alternative Inca Trail Hiking Tour:
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Alternative Inca Trail Hiking Tour Details
Today, we’ll pick you up and begin the journey to the Sacred Valley for the first day of our hiking tour.
Our first stop is the Chinchero weaving market. Here we will meet women who spin, dye and weave wool for a living, a traditional lifestyle that’s common among the Quechua women of Peru. From here we will head over to the Moray ruins. These ruins are a sight to behold. These unusual ruins were most likely used for agricultural purposes. The difference between the upper terrace and the lower ones is a whole 15 °C/27 °F. Close by is our next stop, the salt pans of Maras. These small pools of salt are all individually owned by locals of the area. They are passed down for generations and worked by hand. Next we’ll head to Ollantaytambo, referred to by many as the “living Incan village.” Ollantaytambo, and famous for having preserved the designs of many ancient Incan buildings — in fact, the stones from which the village is built are original Incan stones. Here we will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo and sleep for the night.
Peru Hiking Tour Stats:
Stats: Hiking time: 3-5 hours
Lodging: Hotel in Ollantaytambo, Tunupa Lodge
Meals Included: Lunch
Not included: B, D, Tourist Ticket (70 soles)
Note: All hotels are based on availability
Today you’ll start early — your tour guide will pick you up in the morning and take you on a beautiful drive up to a 4570 m/15,000 ft mountain pass, then down into the lush cloud forest near Machu Picchu. You’ll stop in the small town of Santa Teresa, which is right on the banks of the raging Vilcanota river. After lunch and a dip in the crystalline Cocalmayo hot springs, your guide will take you to an organic coffee farm where the local farmers will welcome you and introduce you to their world of planting, harvesting, and roasting coffee beans. The tour of the farm will include you taking part in the whole process — picking the beans, seeing how the age-old machines peel the coffee, roasting them over an open fire in clay vessels, grinding them, and, finally, tasting the result. Everyone says it’s without a doubt the best cup of coffee they’ve ever had!
Tonight, you’ll sleep in simple lodges provided by a local family. They’ll cook both dinner and breakfast for you (and provide one last cup of coffee from the farm before you leave!)
Peru Hiking Tour Stats:
Stats: Car drive, hot springs, Ruta del Cafe tour
Lodging: Simple homestay lodge
Meals Included: B,L,D
Wake to the smell of coffee and breakfast cooked entirely from ingredients grown locally. Today you’ll hike with your guide up an ancient Inca trail to the ruin of Llactapata. Archeologists believe Llactapata was an important religious stop and roadside shrine for Incans on the journey to Machu Picchu; from it, you’ll have unrivalled views of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. Often, we have the ruins to ourselves — just you and the ghosts of the Incas. Once you’ve explored the ruins, it’s just a quick 20 minute walk to a local’s lodge where you’ll have a delicious home-cooked Peruvian lunch overlooking Machu Picchu.
After lunch, it’s a downhill hike to ‘el Hidro’, the hydroelectric station that supplies electricity to towns all the way to Cusco. Here you’ll board a train (we provide the tickets!) that runs beside a river to the town of Aguas Calientes — also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. Your guide will take you to your hotel and brief you on the next day’s Machu Picchu trip before you end the day with a luxurious 3-course meal that we’ve arranged for you at a top restaurant.
Peru Hiking Tour Stats:
- Hiking time: 4-6 hours
- Hiking Distance: 11 km/7 mi
- Max Elevation: 2816 m/9239 ft
- Descent: 1058 m/3473 ft
- Ascent: 614 m/2017 ft
Lodging: Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo, Wiracocha Inn*
Meals Included: B,L,D
*Hotels based on availability
You made it! Today you’ll experience Peru’s historical holy grail — Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” If you wake up early enough, you’ll get to see the sun rise on Machu Picchu, a sight you won’t soon forget. Haku will provide a two-hour guided tour of the ruins and, if you would like, we can add on a hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain as well.
Most people spend upwards of five hours here. Explore the ruins, take lots of photos, or just enjoy the views. At some point, however, you’ll have to make it back down in time for your return train to Cusco or Ollantaytambo, which will sadly be the end of our 4-day Alternative Inca Trail hiking tour. You’ll say goodbye to your guide, take one last picture, and head back to either continue your Peru vacation or head home.
Peru Hiking Tour Stats:
Hike to Machu Picchu, Historical Tour of the Ruins, Hiking at Machu Picchu
Meals Included: B, Boxed Lunch
Not Included: Lodging, Dinner, Tips for guide
What’s the price of this 4-day Alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Hiking Tour? And, what’s included?
2 Trekkers $1075 pp
4+ Trekkers $995 pp
- Three nights of lodging – two hotels and one home stay in local lodge
- All transport
- Guided tours of Chinchero market, Moray ruins, salt mines of Maras, and Ollantaytambo ruins
- Entrance to hot springs of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa
- Organic coffee farm tour
- Guided Inca Trail Hiking Tour to Llactapata
- Train tickets from Hidro-Electric to Machu Picchu Pueblo
- Entrance into Machu Picchu with optional additional hike such as Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu Mountain
- Bus down from the Machu Picchu sanctuary
- 9 Meals including one boxed lunch for Machu Picchu and a celebration dinner at the Tree House
- English-speaking guide and all his expenses
- Vistadome train ticket from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo or Cusco
- Some meals
- Bus ticket up to Machu Picchu
- Boleto Turistico/Entrance into local ruins (s/70)
- Hiking poles
- Snacks/ Water
For this 4-day Alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Hiking Tour, you should have a hiking/trekking skill level of novice to adventure trekker:
- Those who may have little to no experience trekking or may have never slept in a tent
- Those who want to experience sleeping under the stars but not for two full weeks
- Perfect for families or groups of mixed-level friends
- Beginner treks involve shorter hiking days with less elevation gain. We take lots of breaks and our pace is casual
- Fitness level 1-2
Adventure trekkers (You can add additional hiking days on to this trip to make the tour more demanding):
- For people who want extended time in the backcountry and to challenge themselves. Guests usually have been camping or been on extended day trips before
- These involve longer days and more strenuous trekking
- Usually 3 to 7 days (and perhaps more)
- Usually fully supported with horses to carry gear and an emergency horse
- Perfect for groups of friends who want to cover ground at a decent clip
- Fitness level 2-3
- Examples: Ahobamba, Salkantay, Ausangate
Your fitness level should be a 3/6
3 – You exercise one to two times a week but do not have a regular schedule that keeps you biking or doing other activities weekly. You don’t go to the gym or train for any specific sports but you lead a very active lifestyle by biking, hiking, skiing, or whatever it may be. You are relatively fit and have no trouble taking part in some kind of active sport.
All international flights require a layover. Most layovers will be through Lima, Peru or Bogota, Colombia. In the case of flying through Lima most flights will arrive late at night in Lima and flights to Cusco will fly out in the morning. Many people get arrivals at 3-4 am and flights out around 5-6 am.
Your options for layovers in Lima, Peru.
- Choose a flight that has a late arrival and early departure and sleep in the airport for a few hours (Most common choice)
- Choose a flight that has a semi late arrival like 11 pm and a very late morning departure like 10 am and get an airbnb with airport pickup near the airport. (Choose something 5 min from the airport so you can sleep)
- Get a room at the hotel connected to the airport. This hotel is called the Wyndham Costa del Sol
- Purchase two separate flights. One to Lima and stay the night in Miraflores. Visit Lima a bit for the day and fly out on a later flight to Cusco.
Things to note when arriving in Lima:
- On arrival you will need to pass through migrations. These are very long lines and can take more than an hour sometimes. If you have young children up to two years old, are over 65 or handicapped, by law, you can use the preference line.
- After passing migrations you will need to pass through customs and declare any goods you may have brought.
- Once through migrations and customs you must recover your checked bags, leave the international arrivals part of the airport and then re-check your bags at the check-in. Here there are often extremely long lines. If you have paid for extra baggage or oversized baggage make sure you have the receipt so they do not charge you a second time. Also, oversized bags are dropped off in a special line so ask before you wait in the normal line.
- Once the baggage is checked you can go through the normal process and screening to get to your national flight to Cusco
As you can see there is a lot that you must do on arrival to Lima. You will need a bare minimum of two hours (if you have only carry-on luggage) in between flights.
Packing list for this Peru Hiking Tour:
- Rain gear. You must have a rain jacket or shell any time of the year. From October through May you also need rain pants as well — a poncho won’t suffice. From June through October, you can take your chances with the rain pants. Just know that it can rain any time of the year in the cloud forest.
- Hiking shoes
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Hiking clothes: quick-dry layers, hiking socks, we recommend long sleeves and pants for the mosquitoes but you may prefer shorts and short sleeves, fleece or wool sweater
- Swimming clothes for hot springs
- Quick-dry towel (there are also towels for rent at the hot springs)
- Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
- Bug spray
- Any medicines you may need: epi-pens, inhalers, ibuprofen, aspirin, or something similar for headaches or muscle pain
- Blister kit
- Camera or phone, charging devices for phones and camera
- Original passport for entrance to Machu Picchu
- Daypack for carrying water, rain gear, camera, snacks, medicines
- Larger pack or duffel for additional clothing and snacks — this will go in the car
This itinerary begins and ends in Cusco. It does not include airport pickup or dropoff.
Meals on this trip will be at local restaurants and with local families. They are home cooked and nutritious. They often include a large bowl of soup plus a hearty main course of meat, rice and veggies. Breakfast at hotels are generally simple Peruvian breakfast that consists of coffee, tea, juice, bread, butter and jam.
We can accommodate:
- Dairy Free
- Gluten free (for gluten intolerance, not for Celiac Disease)
- Food allergies
- Other restrictions when you let us know beforehand
If you have dietary restrictions please let us know so we can accommodate you.
Each person is required to have a specific travel/trip insurance outside of your credit card or regular medical insurance.
You should get comprehensive coverage with trip interruption/cancellation and with personal liability. Mention all activities that you will be involved in such as mountain biking, hiking at high altitude and whatever other activities you may have planned.
We do not provide refunds. If you should get hurt or sick not only will travel insurance cover your medical expenses it will also cover the lost portion of the trip. Make sure you have trip interruption or trip cancellation included! South America is famous for people striking and shutting down all activities. If you miss your Machu Picchu trip, your Amazon trip or your flight due to strikes the insurance will cover the loss or additional costs that are incurred.
Check out our blog on travel insurance and why it is a must for any South America Vacation!
Peru’s currency is called the Nuevo Sol. You’ll be able to exchange US currency for the Sol easily in Cusco. The exchange rate often fluctuates between 3.29-3.33 sol per US dollar.
We recommend you bring cash. Peru is still a cash society. Most people don’t have bank accounts as Peruvian banks charge up to $15 per month just to have the account open. So, services like Venmo, Pay-Pal, and Apple Pay aren’t used here. Most local stores, taxis, and local restaurants are cash only.
ATMS charge around $8 to take out $60-200. Banks only allow a small withdrawal daily. Thus, it’s probably a good idea to withdraw a good sum of cash before you come to Peru unless you have a bank that returns the ATM fees. You can also try the app called ATM hero and do a little research before you come to decide if an ATM card or cash is best for you.
The USD, EURO, CAD cash you bring should be non-ripped bills. Small rips or bills that are written on are not accepted for exchange.
Seeing as Peru is a cash society and it is difficult to withdraw large amounts of cash, we require your balance be brought in cash.
TIPPING: Local restaurants generally do not require a tip, however, leaving a few soles is a nice gesture. Tourist restaurants are generally a 10% tip. Tipping your guide in Peru is generally 5-10% of the price you paid for the tour.
Wonderful week in Peru!"In mid september a group of 4 good female friends (ages 58 to 62) worked with Nicole to have a hiking and touring trip from Cusco to Macchu Picchu. Nicole set up a terrific trip of being tourist in Cusco, hiking Huchuy Qosgo trail -so beautiful, staying in Ollantayambo, enjoyiing the hot springs , hiking the Llactapata Inca Trail and of course Machu Picchu. The food provided by Haku on the hikes was very delicous and the guide did a great job! He really made our trip. The hotels were clean and the staff very warm. We all want to go back to Peru to see and do more! "
Amazing adventure that could never be duplicated. 🙂"If your looking to Travel away from the beaten path of life, Haku Expeditions is able to arrange your wildest fantasy. We signed up for a 3 day/2 night expedition in search of the Andean Condor. The trek was masterly arranged by Haku Expeditions !!! Prior to departing Cusco, we were educated by this wonderful outfit on what to expect along the way. We ventured off into the Andes Mountains with a pair of binoculars and not a worry in the world. I can not describe the scenery nor the emotions which flooded our senses throughout every minute of this expedition. It was truly Amazing and my soul yearns to get back asap and do it all over again. I can not praise Nicole and William Koch (Owners of Haku Expeditions) enough, they are true experts in their field and super knowledgeable about this entire area. This boutique outfit has something very special to offer for any inquiry or requests you might have. They have changed the way we look at life going forward:) "
Bill & Nicole's tour company provided a friendly, immersive experience!"Bill & Nicole organized a spectacular trek for us. From arranging all of our transportation, guides and accommodation during our hike to recommending fabulous places to dine while we acclimatized, we felt like we were in very good hands. The local people we met through their connections: the lodge owners, guides and drivers were very gracious and accommodating. Haku's attention to all the small details and their eagerness to meet customer needs is a winning combination. I also enjoyed staying in their B&B and interacting with their young family. It felt like were were seeing a more authentic side of Peru we wouldn't have had by staying in hotels. But the option to stay elsewhere is available for those who prefer. "
We recommend you take vitamin C supplements and probiotics before you come and while here.
We also recommend a mild training program that includes hiking, walking or stair stepping. The Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu on Llactapata and the day at Machu Picchu are at least 5 hours of hiking each day.
Using the daypack you plan to use is helpful so you can decide if it is comfortable and how to adjust it.
Before you come make sure your hiking boots are broken in and not new. Try to take a few long hikes in them with the socks you will use to see if they rub or if you can avoid blisters by taping the area with duct tape where it rubs.
We only do trips with small groups or private trips. Therefore you will get a personalized trip that is comfortable and not overcrowded! If you would like a private trip for just your group let us know!
When you arrive in Cusco you can exchange money at the “Casa de Cambio” on Av. Sol. This is easily done. There are ATMs in Cusco as well. However, you can only take out a max of $200 USD and some only allow about $60 USD per transaction. Most ATMs have large fees. Research before you travel if you want to use your ATM card. There is an app called ATM hero you can try. Also ask your bank what fees they will charge or if you can possibly get the fees refunded.
Once we begin the hiking tour there will no longer be many places to take out money. There are two ATMs in Ollantaytambo but often they are out of cash or broken.
As the years pass there are more and more places that will accept credit cards. However, they will be the restaurants and places that are a bit more expensive. Most simple stores and local restaurants will accept cash only. It is often difficult to find a place that will accept credit cards on day 1-3.
We recommend you to bring cash. Peru is still a cash society. Most people don’t have bank accounts as Peruvian banks charge up to $15 per month just to have the account open. So, services like Venmo, Pay-Pal, and Apple Pay aren’t used here. Drivers, guides, local restaurants — all will be expecting cash.
This means that we too will ask for the balance of your trip in cash for the simple reason that we must pay everyone we work with in cash.
This trip is perfect for all age ranges. We consider this hiking tour a wonderful option for families since there is the option to make changes to the itinerary. For instance a multi-day camping trip does not allow for any adjustments to the schedule or the amount one needs to hike daily. However, this trip can be flexible in that sense.
This adventure trip is a hiking tour that consists of three day hikes and one day where we will enjoy hot springs, a coffee tour and a beautiful drive though the Andes.
Because this is not a multi-day trek with determined kilometers per day we cannot say exactly how long you will hike per day. The Inca Trail hiking tour to Llactapata does have a determined amount of hiking which can be found in the itinerary on day 3.
You only need to carry a daypack with water, snacks, rain gear and whatever else you may want for the day. We’ll take care of all the rest of your gear and make sure it gets where you’re going.
This trip uses simple hotels in Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes that are clean, comfortable and have real hot water. At the coffee farm you will be in a very basic homestay.
There is electricity at the homestay. There is no hot water for the showers. However, we will arrive at this homestay after having bathed at the hot springs.
This adventure trip provides nine meals. One meal is a boxed lunch for Machu Picchu and another is the celebration dinner at the very fine Tree House restaurant. The rest are local meals along the way.
The meals that are not covered are:
- Breakfast and dinner on day 1
- Dinner on the last night
We will take care of the logistics for your luggage while you are hiking. Please only bring necessary items for the hiking tour. Any additional luggage can remain in our office in Cusco or in your final hotel destination.
You will get a tourist visa at the airport when you land in Peru. Be sure to double check the rules and visa requirements for any countries you may have a layover in.
In short: we don’t know! We are at a base altitude of 11,000+ feet. When you’re that high up, the weather is constantly changing. We recommend that you don’t look at the forecast because, frankly, it’s always wrong. Our dry season is between mid-May and late September. The shoulder seasons are April and October, and the rainy season is between November and March with the heaviest rains in December and February. Basically, this is true year-round: if you’re in the sun, you’re hot; if you’re in the shade or the clouds are out, it’ll be chilly.
Each person is required to have a specific travel/trip insurance outside of your credit card or regular medical insurance. If possible, you should get comprehensive coverage with trip interruption/cancellation and with personal liability. Mention all activities that you will be involved in such as mountain biking and whatever other activities you may have planned.
If you get hurt or sick on the first day of your tour in Peru you may miss the rest of the trip! These insurance policies will refund you the missed portion of the trip. It will also cover any added costs due to delay, sickness, strikes by the local people, etc. We have a helpful blog that you should check out!
While we are very flexible, any changes to the itinerary after the trekking begins may incur charges.
Often people get very confused about Machu Picchu Mountain, Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Machu Picchu Mountain is not Machu Picchu even though Machu Picchu happens to be located on the very top of a mountain!
Let us explain the layout of Machu Picchu to help you understand all these terms and places.
Machu Picchu Pueblo is the town that is below Machu Picchu. It is a small town called Aguas Calientes. The namess Machu Picchu Pueblo and Aguas Calientes are used interchangeably.
Machu Picchu itself, the ancient sanctuary, is on the top of a very tall mountain at 2430 m/7970 ft above sea level. It is directly above Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Pueblo. There are two additional mountains on top of Machu Picchu.
The Sun Gate at Machu Picchu is the main entrance for those that are hiking to Machu Picchu through the 4-day Inca Trail Trek. You can hike to the Sun Gate from inside Machu Picchu in about an hour. It is accessible to everyone who enters Machu Picchu with no additional tickets, so long as you make sure to visit the Sun Gate before you pass by it. Check out Rules for Machu Picchu to read more.
Huayna Picchu, sometimes spelled Wayna Picchu, is the famous mountain you see in every instagram shot of Machu Picchu. It is the towering mountain that rises above Machu Picchu in the background. The elevation of Huayna Picchu, which means young mountain or young peak, is 2693 m/8835 ft. This hike is not for the faint of heart or leg! The Incan stair case that leads up to it is so incredibly steep that you often need to use your hands to climb up it. Recently a cable was put in to help people accomplish the hike. The hike up Huayna Picchu takes about 1.5-2 hours. If you suffer from vertigo or fear of heights do not climb Huayna Picchu! On the other hand if you seek adventure and enjoy living on the edge then this hike is for you! Once you arrive at the top you can get an amazing shot of Machu Picchu below you.
Machu Picchu Mountain is also a mountain that rises above Machu Picchu. The peak is located at 3082 m/10,111 ft above sea level. It is much higher than Huayna Picchu and requires more time to hike. This trail is much wider and is not as steep. It is perfect for any age or for people with a fear of heights.
In this instagram shot from the ruins of Llactapata you can see the difference between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. When looking at the bench look a little to the left and that is Machu Picchu itself. If you keep moving your eyes to the left you will see Huayna Picchu rising up. Now look at the wooden pole on the right side of the bench. At the very tip of the pole, covered in thatch roofing is the peak of Machu Picchu Mountain.
Machu Picchu has changed very much over the years. The rules often change yearly.
As of 2019 the rules changed to limit the amount of hours you can be at Machu Picchu. Now there are entrance tickets with set timetables and exit times. Your Machu Picchu tickets allow you to be in Machu Picchu for four hours. If you have an entrance ticket to an additional hike then you are allowed two more hours. While this is difficult to control they can control how many times you walk around Machu Picchu. You are now allowed to walk around only once. That means once you do a full loop you must exit the sanctuary.
The rules on official guides have also changed many times. At one point it was obligatory to have an official guide while at Machu Picchu, however it was very difficult to control or enforce. As of 2019 it is no longer obligatory to have a guide.
Unfortunately Machu Picchu is now set up with a designated route. You can no longer walk where you would like. This means that everyone at Machu Picchu must walk in the same direction. The most important thing to take away from this is that you cannot turn around. This means that if you pass by the entrance to the Sun gate and then realize you would like to go to the Sun gate, you are out of luck. Plan your trip accordingly.
Leaving and re-entry is not allowed at Machu Picchu. This is one of the most difficult aspects of the new rules. There are no bathrooms inside Machu Picchu. They are outside the sanctuary. That means that you cannot use the bathroom for the entire visit! If you leave the sanctuary you cannot re-enter!
Hiking an additional hike will allow you more flexibility with the hours you are inside Machu Picchu, and also allows a second loop of the ancient city. This is due to the fact that the additional hikes have a specific timeframe for their entrance and their location. For example if you enter Machu Picchu and need to go directly to Huayna Picchu you will walk the top loop without stopping to see anything in order to get to Huayna Picchu. After your hike you will begin your hike around Machu Picchu on the bottom half of the loop. Once you arrive at the gate where you should leave, your ticket will allow for you to begin the loop again.
If you are flying out the day after this trip ends we suggest you sleep in Cusco. However, if you will be in the area for a few more days you can choose to sleep in the Sacred Valley.
We are happy to help you arrange a hotel if needed. Just add it on at checkout.
This itinerary is based on shared rooms. If you would like a room to yourself please add this on at checkout.
Price: $160 USD
All add-ons can be purchased at checkout.
Make your vacation even easier! Let us book additional hotels or airbnbs in Aguas Calientes, Ollantaytambo or Cusco for you!
We make sure to book you a place that has a central location and real hot water!
Hotels include breakfast. Private apartments (airbnbs) do not.
Price: $60 USD for 1-2 person group
All add-ons will be offered to you at checkout
Purchase a ticket up to Machu Picchu. Your tour includes a bus tickets down.
If you think you would like to avoid the 2 hour hike up to Machu Picchu you may want the bus ticket up.
Price: $15 USD
All add-ons can be purchased at checkout
Book a full day of mountain biking in the Sacred Valley! We can provide either a singletrack ride or a back country road ride though the Sacred Valley.
Price: 180* USD pp (Save 40 USD when you book now!)
*There must be two people for this trip to run
All add-ons will be offered to you at checkout
Alternative Inca Trail adventure tour
Is This 4-Day Hiking Tour in Peru For You?
This 4-day Alternative Inca Trail Hiking Tour in Peru is perfect for those looking to do multiple days of hiking while enjoying the comforts of a bed each night. The hiking on this trip ranges from 3-6 hours per day. This allows for an adventure tour without the excessive 8 hours of hiking that many other Peru treks provide such as Choquequirao or Salkantay.
This 4-day hiking adventure in Peru is a wonderful option for families or people with only minimal trekking experience. On the other hand advanced trekkers will still enjoy the breathtaking beauty and cultural experiences that this hiking tour provides.
Our 4-day Alternative Inca Trail Hiking Tour in Peru is ideal for you if:
- You enjoy multi-sport adventures with a cultural experience attached
- You would love to harvest, roast and create your own fresh cup of coffee
- You are looking for a challenge without extremely long hiking days
- You are looking for a guided backpacking trip for families
- You search high and low for off the beaten path adventures