Unforgettable 10-day Peru Vacation

Explore Cusco, Inca trails, hot springs, organic coffee farms, Peruvian cloud forest and other adventures with our 10-day Peru vacation package!

Peru adventure tour

Unforgettable Adventures with Haku’s 10-Day Peru Vacation Package!

This incredible Peru vacation package takes you from the imperial city of Cusco all the way to Machu Picchu in 10 days!  It is designed for families, couples or friends who are looking for the road less traveled! This lovingly handcrafted adventure tour includes hiking adventures in the Sacred Valley, trekking on pristine Inca Trail, and lush hikes in the Peruvian cloud forest. You will harvest, roast and brew coffee on an organic coffee farm, bathe in the crystalline hot springs of Cocalmayo, view Machu Picchu alone from the ruins of Llactapata, and hike on ancient Inca Trail in the high jungle of Peru.

10-Day Peru Vacation Tour Description:

Begin your adventure exploring what was once the capital of the Incan empire, the city of Cusco! Hike on the ancient Qapaq Ñan, also known as Inca trail, to the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo above the Sacred Valley. Adventure around the living Incan village of Ollantaytambo before taking one of the most spectacular drives through a 15,000ft cloud-covered mountain pass, all the way down to the upper jungle of Peru. Here you will enjoy thermal hot springs, sleep on an organic coffee farm and experience the freshest cup of Peruvian coffee around! Hike on ancient Inca Trail though the cloud forest, visit the ruins of Llactapata, and eat lunch overlooking Machu Picchu only one valley away! The trip would not be complete without a hike to Machu Picchu. Therefore, we will adventure out before sunrise and hike to the ruins of Machu Picchu in the early morning light. We will then relax and sip tea on the panoramic glass ceiling Vistadome train to the Sacred Valley, where we will continue our unforgettable Peru adventure vacation! Visit the salt mines, the Moray ruins and the Chinchero weaving market before settling in at your hotel in Cusco. Our last adventure will take us to the rainbow colored mountains that Peru has become famous for. We can visit the less traveled Palcoyo mountains or venture to the more common Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.

Why choose Haku’s Unforgettable Peru Vacation?

We believe that a unique and unforgettable vacation in Peru requires the perfect blend of off-the-beaten-path cultural experiences with more iconic, not to be missed sites. We understand that treasured vacation time must be well thought out and treated with the utmost care. Therefore, we make sure to manage all of the details for you so that you can relax and enjoy your vacation of a lifetime!

 

 

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Welcome to Cusco, and the first day of your unforgettable 10-day Peru vacation. We’ll be at the airport to pick you up and help you with your luggage and then take you to your hotel in the historical city center. Take tonight to relax and acclimate — Cusco is 11,000 feet above sea level! Try some coca tea and enjoy some Peruvian cuisine on one of the many restaurant balconies overlooking the Plaza de Armas. Begin to acquaint yourself with the rich history of the Incan Empire!  

Peru Vacation Stats:

Lodging: Hotel in Cusco

Today, you’ll start your Peru vacation by heading out and exploring the Imperial City of Cusco. Today you are free to explore at will. The elevation of Cusco requires acclimatization so we have left this day as a free day to walk around the cobblestone streets, visit local markets, or rest and relax in one of the many plazas where you can read up on Peru’s history.  Your hotel is in the colonial city center and just a quick, ten-minute walk from the famous Plaza de Armas. 

The plaza now exists over what was once Haukaypata, the Great Inca Square. Now, it is dominated by the towering Spanish architecture of the Cusco Cathedral as well as a charming collection of cafes and bars. 

Some ideas for today: Take a free walking tour, visit one of the many museums, learn the process of making chocolate, enjoy a cooking class or just relax and enjoy a cold Pisco Sour or Pilsen Callao beer in a cafe or bar. If you’re feeling more adventurous, ask us about arranging a horseback ride to hidden ruins or a tour of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman! Remember to drink lots of water today!

Peru Vacation Stats: 

Lodging: Hotel in Cusco

Meals: B

The Qapaq Ñan, also known as the Inca Trails system or the Inca Road, spreads out over 23,000 km/14,000 miles all over the Andes Mountains. Today your Peru vacation takes an active turn with an Inca Trail hike to the secluded ruins of Huchuy Qosqo in the Sacred Valley. The trek takes you through canyons, along the side of cliffs, and down many sets of ancient Incan stairs before arriving at what was once the Royal Estate of Viracocha, the 8th Incan King. 

These ruins are only accessible by hiking, so there is a good chance you’ll have them to yourself today. After you’ve taken them in, the trail continues on and ends in the small town of Lamay in the Sacred Valley. Transport will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your hotel in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. 

Peru Vacation Stats:

Distance: 19 km/12 mi

Max Elevation: 4313 m/14,150 ft

Elevation gain: 728 m/2388 ft

Elevation loss: 1926 m/  6318 ft

Hiking time: 8-9 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Lodging: Amak Hotel in Huaran

Meals: B,L

The small mountain town of Ollantaytambo, located in the Sacred Valley, is an old Incan city now inhabited by locals. Due to the fact that many of the original Incan designs for stone buildings and walls have been maintained, many refer to Ollantaytambo as “the Living Incan Village”. Today, you’ll get to set your own schedule — there’s tons to do and see in this area. We will arrange transport for you to head to Ollantaytambo at the time you choose. 

Some suggestions for today would be to take a kayak class on the river next to your hotel in Huaran, book a mountain bike tour of  the Sacred Valley, visit the Seminario Ceramic center in Urubamba, explore the ruins of Ollantaytambo, hike to the Sun Gate in Ollantaytambo, or just relax in the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas!

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Lodging: Tunupa or Mama Simona Hotel in Ollantaytambo 

Meals: B

Today, we’ll start early and take you on what National Geographic rated as one of the top 25 drives in the world! We’ll wind our way high into the Andes mountains while passing waterfalls and thatched-roof homes made of stone. We will climb up to a 4500 m/15,000 ft mountain pass, under the glaciers of a mountain called Veronica, before dropping down into the lush Peruvian cloud forest. Here in the upper jungle of Peru you will see mangos, key limes, mandarins, bananas, coffee and much more growing all around you. 

The drive ends in Santa Teresa, where your guide will show you the Colcalmayo hot springs, some of the cleanest and clearest natural hot springs Peru has to offer. Here you’ll be able to soak muscles sore from exploration and hiking, while looking out onto the raging Vilcanota River, on the banks of which Santa Teresa is built. 

After a nice soak we will take you deep into the cloud forest to tonight’s lodgings, a local organic coffee farm. Here you will experience the Ruta del Cafe tour where you harvest ripe red coffee berries, see how the peeling, fermentation and drying processes take place, and roast your very own coffee beans on an open fire. Once roasted, you’ll grind the dark beans and enjoy what our guests usually say is the best cup of coffee they’ve ever had. 

Tonight, the owners of the coffee farm will host you in their local style cabins. They’ll cook dinner for you and make sure to have another great cup of coffee waiting for you in the morning.

Peru Vacation Stats:

Lodging: Local homestay on an organic coffee farm

Meals: B, L, D

Wake up to the smell of another handpicked cup of coffee, and breakfast cooked with all local, organic ingredients. After eating with and saying goodbye to your host family, you’ll continue on the Inca Trail hike that cuts right through their backyard. You and your local guide will begin with a 3 hour uphill hike to the ancient ruins of Llactapata. From here, you’ll be able to see Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, and Machu Picchu Mountain from a truly unique vantage point that very few get to experience! 

We will hike for 20 minutes after the ruins of Llactapata before arriving at the lodge of a local. Here you’ll be treated to a nice, homemade lunch while overlooking the ruins of Machu Picchu. 

The hike continues downhill for about 2 hours from Llactapata to the hydroelectric station; from there, we’ve arranged a train ticket to Aguas Calientes so that you can relax after a long day of hiking Inca Trail! Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes you’ll have time to shower before a top-notch, 3-course dinner at the stellar Tree House Restaurant. 

Peru Vacation Stats:

Distance: 11 km/7 mi

Max Elevation: 2816 m/9239 ft

Elevation gain: 614 m/2017 ft

Elevation loss: 1058 m/3473 ft

Hiking time: 4-6 hours

Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

Lodging: Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Meals: B,L, D

Today, you’ll get to experience Peru’s historical holy grail — Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” We’ll have to wake up really early today to begin our ascent of an old Incan staircase to get to the citadel, which means you’ll get to see the sun rise on Machu Picchu, a sight you won’t soon forget. Haku will provide a fully-guided, 2 hour tour of the city and, if you would like, we can add on Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain as well. 

After the tour, most people spend upwards of five hours here. Explore the ruins, have a snack, 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 panoramic glass ceiling return train to Ollantaytambo.

Peru Vacation Stats:

Hiking Stats: TBD, this depends on how much you hike at Machu Picchu and if you choose the additional hikes at Machu Picchu as well.

Lodging: Tunupa or Mama Simona Hotel in Ollantaytambo 

Meals: B, Boxed Lunch

Today a private car will pick you up to explore some of the Sacred Valley’s most iconic sites. First, visit the ancient, hand-mined salt pools of Maras — the mine has been handed down from family to family for many generations. It’s a great place to buy some Peruvian pink salt for your kitchen back home! Next, head over to the circular ruins of Moray, an Incan experimental agricultural site that’s been dug deep into the earth. Although the purpose of the site isn’t fully known, archeologists believe that it was a way for the Incans to experiment with agriculture in the different microclimates that arise from the terraces’ different altitudes and orientations to the sun and wind. Lastly, we’ll head on to the Chinchero weaving market. Here you will meet women who have learned the art of weaving textiles from their ancestors, spinning and dyeing their own wool completely naturally before beginning the weaving process. 

A guide isn’t necessary for today, and you will purchase the entry fees at the gates. However, if you’d like a guide, let us know and we can arrange one for you. At the end of the day, the private car will take you back to Cusco, where you can relax and enjoy dinner at any number of great restaurants. 

Peru Vacation Stats:

Distance: TBD, you can hike as much as you would like around the multiple sites today.

Lodging: Hotel in Cusco

Meals: B

Today we offer you the choice between the classic Rainbow Mountain or the alternative, less-traveled Palcoyo trek. Both of these hikes will show you the beautiful rainbow mountains of Peru. 

Vinicunca, also known as Rainbow Mountain, has become one of the most famous sites in Peru. Its one-of-a-kind mineralogy has caused the mountain to become multicolored and it looks, quite literally, like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. The Palcoyo hike is an alternative and less crowded.  

Peru Vacation Stats:

Hiking Time: TBD. The day may consist of 2 to 6 hours of hiking, depending on which route you would like to choose

Lodging: Hotel in Cusco

Meals: B, L

Today is the day our journey will draw to a close! If you have a later flight, take some time to explore Cusco’s cobblestone streets, rich history, and vibrant culture one last time.  

Peru Vacation Stats:

Meals: B

What’s the price of this 10-day Unforgettable Peru Vacation Package? And, what’s included?

2 person group: $1995 per person

4+ person group: $1695 per person

Price includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop off in Cusco
  • Lodging for 9 nights
  • Huchuy Qosqo day hike: private guide, transport, lunch, entrance into ruins
  • Entrance to Cocalmayo hot springs
  • Tour of organic coffee farm
  • Llactapata Inca Trail hike: transport, entrance into sites, Ruta del Cafe tour, Guide
  • Train ride to Aguas Calientes
  • Luxury, 3-course dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu trip: Entrance into the sanctuary, 2 hour guided tour, Boxed Lunch
  • Additional Machu Picchu hike if requested, such as Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Vistadome Train ride back to Ollantaytambo and transport to Cusco 
  • Private transport for Sacred Valley Tour
  • Rainbow Mountain Trip with private guide, private car, and lunch
  • 16 meals

Not included:

  • Meals unless stated
  • Bus up and down from Machu Picchu if you don’t want to hike it
  • Guide on Sacred Valley day or other free days
  • Tips

NOTE: As this is South America, things like route closures, weather, labor strikes, and landslides can cause unexpected changes in plans, so your cooperation when our itinerary needs to be flexible is appreciated.

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.

Passports: You must have a minimum of 6 months validity on your passport in order to enter Peru. You must also show that you have an exit ticket out of Peru either by bus or plane. 

Airport pickup and drop off is included with this 10-day Peru Vacation Package.

  • We will pick you up at the airport. The driver will be waiting with a sign with your name on it. He does not show up early so please do no panic if you arrive early and he is not there yet.
  • For departure we will drop you off at the airport two hours before your flight as is custom here in Peru.
  • We will need you to send us your flight arrival and departure information.

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 your Peru vacation package. 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 tour, your Amazon tour 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.

Meals:

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, and a hearty meal of meat, rice and veggies. Breakfast at hotels are generally simple Peruvian breakfast that consists of coffee, tea, juice, bread, butter and jam.

Diet Restrictions:

We can accommodate:

  • Vegetarians
  • Vegans
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten free (for gluten intolerance, not for Celiac Disease)
  • Food allergies
  • Other restrictions when specified before hand

 

If you have diet restrictions please let us know so we can accommodate you.

What to bring:
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Camelbak bladder in your day pack/ hiking pack (optional)
  • Rain gear. You must have a rain jacket or shell anytime 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 anytime of the year in the cloud forest.
  • Waterproof boots/hiking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Light down jacket
  • Hiking clothes for both cold and hot weather: quick-dry layers, long underwear, hiking socks, etc.
  • Quick-dry towel, bathing suit
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Camera or phone
  • Charging devices for phones and camera
  • Official passport for entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Day pack for carrying water, rain gear, camera, snacks, medicines
  • Blister kit
  • Bug bite cream
  • Any doctor-recommend meds for both parasites and bacterial infections that you might get at a travel clinic
  • Ibuprofen, aspirin, or something similar for headaches or muscle pain
  • If you think you will want high altitude medication, Diamox is what many people use.
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We recommend you take vitamin C supplements and probiotics before you come and while here.

We also recommend you begin a mild training program that includes hiking, walking or stair stepping with some weight on your back. Using the day pack 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.

What to bring:

  • Headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Camelbak bladder in your day pack/ hiking pack (optional)
  • Rain gear. You must have a rain jacket or shell anytime 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.
  • Waterproof boots/hiking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Light down jacket
  • Hiking clothes for both cold and hot weather: quick-dry layers, long underwear, hiking socks, etc
  • Quick-dry towel, bathing suit
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Camera or phone
  • Charging devices for phones and camera
  • Passport for entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Day pack for carrying water, rain gear, camera, snacks, medicines
  • Blister kit
  • Bug bite cream
  • Any doctor-recommended meds for both parasites and bacterial infections that you might get at a travel clinic
  • Ibuprofen, aspirin, or something similar for headaches or muscle pain
  • If you think you will want high altitude medication, Diamox is what many people use

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.

ATMS charge around $8 to take out $60-200. Banks only allow you to withdraw a small amount daily. Thus, it’s probably a good idea to withdraw a good sum of cash before your flight to Peru.

Peru’s currency is called the Sol. You’ll be able to exchange US currency for the Sol easily if you need to in Cusco.

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 words 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 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 staircase 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 a 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. The 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.

Each group should have at least two people and  a maximum of six. If you are looking for a private trip for a family vacation or group of friends just ask!

This is a multi-day adventure vacation in Peru with hiking, archeological ruins and free days to explore the area.

You stay nightly in hotels, local homes or lodges.

If you are looking for a camping vacation check out our Ausangate trek or Lares Trek to Machu Picchu!

The longest hiking day is 19 km/11 mi and is about 8 to 9 hours of hiking. Most other days will be around 4 to 6 hours of hiking.

You only need to carry a day pack with water, snacks, rain gear and whatever else you may want for the day.

Our 10-day unforgettable Peru vacation includes hotels in Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes, that are simple clean, comfortable and have real hot water. At the coffee farm you will be in a very basic homestay. There is electricity, but no real hot water for the showers. You will arrive at the coffee farm after the hot springs.

This 10-day unforgettable Peru vacation includes 16 meals. Breakfast each morning, some lunches and some dinners.

We will make sure your luggage is moved forward while you are hiking with only a day pack.

Tourist visas are given at the airport upon arrival. Check that you do not need a visa for any of the countries you have a layover in.

Your passport must have 6 months validity in order to enter Peru.

There are no vaccine requirements in order to enter Peru. Yellow fever is recommended for those heading into the lower jungle such as Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado and Manu.

In short: we don’t know! We are at a base altitude of 3350 m/11,000 feet in Cusco. 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. During this time of the year the nights and mornings get very cold. You will want a down jacket in Cusco during that time of the year. 

The shoulder seasons are April and October where rain is hit or miss.  The rainy season is between November and March with the heaviest rains in December and February. During this time of year the nights and mornings are also cold. You may want a light down jacket during this time of the year as well or heavy sweaters with a light rain jacket.

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.

The cloud forest area can be very warm. You can use shorts and short sleeves but may choose not to due to the bugs.

While we are very flexible, any changes to the itinerary after your Peru vacation begins may incur charges.

Have a private room to yourself.

Price: $300 USD

All add-ons will be offered to you at checkout.

If you would like to have a guide on any of the free days, please add a full day guide on at checkout.

Price: $100 USD per day

All add-ons will be offered to you at checkout.

This trip does not provide a bus ticket for Machu Picchu.

One way bus ticket up or down:

Price: $15 USD

All add-ons will be offered to you 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

Hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley

Make your vacation even easier! Let us book additional hotels or airbnbs for you!

We make sure to book you a place that has a central location.

We also make sure you have a place that has real hot water as many places in Peru only offer cold or lukewarm showers at best! 

Hotels include breakfast. Private apartment airbnbs do not. 

Price: $60 USD for 1-2 person group

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Hiking and Adventures

Is This Unforgettable Peru Vacation Package For You?

This 10-day adventure holiday in Peru is perfect for those looking for a pre-planned trip that takes care of the details yet gives you enough liberty to choose your own dinners and explore at will. Each night is spent in a warm bed rather than camping like our Ausangate or Choquequirao Treks.  It is ideal for mixed groups of friends or couples who have a wide range of hiking experience and physical abilities. It is also an ideal family adventure vacation as it is flexible and can accommodate all age groups.

Our Unforgettable 10-day Vacation to 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 challenging but comfortable trip
  • You are looking of a guided backpacking trip for families 
  • You search high and low for off-the-beaten-path adventures

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