The Salkantay Trek takes you to Machu Picchu in style; cultural highlights await at Lake Titicaca on this Peru visit

Your Peru visit begins in Cusco, a beautiful and historic city with much to offer by way of markets, cathedrals, temples, and cobblestone plazas. Turn your sights toward the mountains where you’ll spend 7-days on the Salkantay Trek, a lodge to lodge hiking adventure through a historic section of Inca trail spanning 15 different eco-systems. While you traverse a mountain pass over 15,000 feet, explore villages where locals still maintain age-old traditions and re-discover the mystical beauty of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire. Before heading home, relax and unwind at a luxury boutique resort on Lake Titicaca.

Peru visit: 13 days / 12 nights

DAYS 1 & 2:

DAYS 3 & 4:

Begin the Salkantay hiking trail, Salkantay Lodge

DAY 5:

Continue hiking, Wayra Lodge

DAY 6:

Continue hiking, Colpa Lodge

DAY 7:

Continue hiking, Lucma Lodge

DAY 8:

Continue hiking and arrive to Aguas Caliente, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

DAY 9:

Explore Machu Picchu, Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa

DAYS 10, 11 & 12:

Onward to Lake Titicaca, Titilaka Hotel

DAY 13:

Return to Juliaca Airport, depart


  • While in Peru visit Cusco, the Santo Domingo Monastery, Korikancha (Temple of Gold), Plaza de Armas, and San Blas. 
  • Venture into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore the circular terraces of Moray, an agricultural “research laboratory” for the Incas, as well as the lively markets of Ollantaytambo. Your exploration of these ancient sites and traditional villages comes to life as your private guide recounts tales from days long past. Connect with the people and land as you take part in a special ceremony honoring Mother Earth.
  • Embark on a 7-day lodge to lodge trekking adventure along the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu. Along the way, see Inca ruins, mountain villages, turquoise lakes, expansive plateaus, fruit orchards, and stunning valleys. An expert local guide leads the trip to help guests acclimatize safely, and take in the history, culture, and scenery every step of the way. This trek, though long and sometimes challenging, offers the chance to sleep each evening at charming lodges. Jacuzzis, comfortable beds, and delicious Peruvian meals await at each stop, allowing hikers to recharge before the next morning's activity.
  • For those seeking a little extra thrill - there is the option to zip line or mountain bike on day 7, in lieu of hiking.
  • Reaching Machu Picchu, is that much more rewarding after the hard work you have put in. This ancient Inca city, seemingly suspended in the clouds, is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Discover the watchtower, the Temple of the Sun, the royal Inca residences, and more. If you haven’t had your hiking fix just yet, challenge yourself on Huayna Picchu, the mountain which towers over Machu Picchu.
  • Lake Titilaca is the perfect location to unwind. Titilaka Hotel offers a multitude of activities including kayaking, cycling, trips to the nearby “floating islands” and villages, nature walks around the Lake and bay, star gazing, and exploration of archaeological remains of the Aymara civilization. For those wanting pure rest and relaxation, enjoy massage services, gourmet meals, and the serenity of this stunning lakeside property.


Contact us for pricing and to connect with your personal travel expert

Itinerary on a Map

Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa

See more

Salkantay Lodge

See more

Wayra Lodge

See more

Lucma Lodge

See more

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

See more

Titilaka Hotel

See more

Explore Other Itineraries

Sacred Valley of the Incas on Peru safari
  • Itinerary

Journey to Peru: Inca Trail

Discover the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Cusco

8 Days
waterfall down a tall mountainside in aysen chile
  • Itinerary

Patagonia Explorer

Remote and Rugged Patagonia Adventure

12 Days
ocean waves crashing on a rock with blue sky
  • Itinerary

Ecuador & Peru: From Galápagos to Machu Picchu

Wilderness of the Galapagos and Cultural History of Machu Picchu

14 Days
nyungwe's forests as seen on a waterfall trek from one&only
  • Itinerary

Primates and Lakes: Gorillas, Monkeys, and Adventure in Rwanda

Unforgettable primate encounters, culture and luxurious lodging

12 Days | $16,700 per person
Souk with goods in Marrakech
  • Itinerary

Perfect Morocco: Souks, Sahara & Sea

Explore Medinas, Markets, Dunes, an Oasis, and the beautiful seaside of Essaouria

12 Days | $9,800 per person
flowers and grass in the foreground with the ocean and sunset in the background
  • Itinerary

Wine, Whales, and Safari

Whale-watching, Wine tasting and the Big 5

11 Days | $10,400 per person