A picnic lunch overlooking Lake Humantay
Conquering mountain switchbacks as you trek to the Salkantay Pass
Relaxing in an outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by the cloud forest
A scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes
Visiting Machu Picchu early in the morning as the sun rises
Curated by Olie
Day 1 - 2 Arrival
You’ll be met upon arrival in Lima and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of your day will be spent at your leisure.
You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the city. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer will be able to arrange a number of activities prior to your trip and recommend activities that are most suitable to your interests.
Day 3 - 4 Lima - Cusco
This morning you’ll be escorted to the airport for your flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival you’ll be escorted to your accommodation. You'll have our list of recommendations, and Lightfoot Travel can also arrange excursions prior to your departure.
Day 5 On The Way To Soraypampa
Enjoy an escorted tour to the Inca ruins of Tarawasi, followed by a visit to the mountain village of Mollepata where you can see El Pedregal, a beautiful farmhouse. You’ll then head to Challacancha to begin your hike to Soraypampa along the “Camino Real” (Royal Path).
Day 6 Hike To Lake Humantay
Head on a hike to Lake Humantay that takes you up the slopes that border the plateau behind Salkantay Lodge. Once at the top you’ll have a chance to take in the tranquility of this magical spot.
The second half of your day will be spent at your leisure.
Day 10 Exploring Llactapata Pass
Today’s climb takes you towards the Aobamaba River valley that connects you to Machu Picchu. After lunch you’ll end the hike at the Hidroelectrica train station. A one-hour scenic train ride delivers you to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu.
Day 12 Chinchero, Maras & Moray
Enjoy exploring the Sacred Valley.
Start at Chinchero, a small town best known for its marketplace selling textiles. Next, head to the famous salt mines and colonial buildings of Maras before completing your tour with a visit to Moray’s terraced pits.
Day 13 Departure
Today you will be escorted to Cusco airport for your onward journey.