Discover the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Cusco on this luxury Peru tour

This eight-day active Peru tour is the perfect quick trip that packs in many of Peru’s most iconic sites. The Sacred Valley is the home of the Incas, of picturesque Andean towns, agricultural terraces, and archaeological marvels. With time to acclimatize under your belt, you’re ready to set off on the infamous 4-day Inca Trail, the same route constructed by the Incas over 500 years ago. This trek is quite challenging in several sections, with long stretches of stone steps at high elevation. Unlike the Salkantay trek which offers lodges, the Inca trail is camping only. The views, ruins, valleys, history, and nature seen along the way though are well worth it. Machu Picchu is where the trek ends, and this ancient mountaintop city is the perfect reward for your hard work getting there. Cusco is a beautiful town to end your journey, and perfectly blends ancient history with today’s culture.

Who is a luxury Inca Trail trip best for?

Travelers up for a deeper journey into Peru's Incan History, the Inca Trail is an iconic hike through high-altitude mountains and rarely visited Incan ruins. Travelers should be physically capable of completing the four-day hike.

Day-to-day itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2:

Arrive Sacred Valley, El Albergue

DAYS 3, 4 & 5:

Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

DAYS 6 & 7:

Continue to Cusco, El Mercado Hotel

DAY 8:

Depart from Cusco

Journey to Peru: Inca Trail trip highlights

  • Your Peru tour adventure starts in the Sacred Valley, the breathtaking gateway to Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire. Visit Sacsayhuaman, the circular terraces of Moray, and the villages of Maras and Ollantaytambo. 
  • The Inca Trail, a 4-day hike and camping adventure, is not for the faint of heart. For those up for the challenge, the trek exposes access to many ruins and stunning mountain views you wouldn’t otherwise see. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas from 500 years ago, ending your journey at the iconic Machu Picchu.
  • Cusco is the perfect place to end your adventure. Explore the historical Plaza de Armas, charming San Blas neighborhood, and lively San Pedro market, where you can put your bargaining skills to the test, and walk away with colorful souvenirs to remember your trip by.


Starting at $5,100 per person based on two people traveling in 2024. Contact us for pricing and to connect with your personal travel expert.

Easy extensions

After the arduous hike, relax along the shores of Lake Titicaca, or continue the adventure in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.

Journey to Peru: Inca Trail map

El Albergue

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Sacred Valley

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El Mercado Hotel

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