Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $6,899 - $7,349 /person

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 3-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

9 days

8 nights

Activity Levels 3-5

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Apr-Dec 2025: Apr-Oct, Dec

From $6,899 - $7,349 /person

Journey through the High Andes from Cusco to Machu Picchu

It's easy to grasp the ancient Inca mindset—once your lungs adjust to the rarefied Andean air. From your 15,200-foot vantage point atop Salkantay Pass, it's clear why these majestic pinnacles inspired awe among the native inhabitants. And at the apex of this trek, Machu Picchu. You're breathless. Is it the altitude or the views? Experience a little of both on our Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour.

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Highlights

  • Hike unencumbered from lodge to lodge, with porters and mules handling your luggage and leaving you free to soak up the scenery
  • Trek the famed Incan Salkantay Pass route to 15,200 feet for breathtaking views of the dramatic snow-covered Andes
  • Observe a stunning bird's-eye view of Machu Picchu and join our local guide for a visit to Machu Picchu, where we gain insight into Inca culture
  • Relax in style after a great day of hiking at comfortable high-altitude lodges—many complete with hot tubs!

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Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour map

Peru

Start/End Cusco

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Savor stunning vistas of the Cusco Valley as you trek to the Inca sites of Q'enko, Temple of the Moon and fortress-temple Sacsayhuamán with a local expert • Visit the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art to view unique artifacts from ancient Peruvian civilizations.

Accommodations

Night 1

Inkaterra La Casona
Cusco
Premiere Hotel

Located between the San Blas arts district and Cusco's vibrant main square, this serene oasis mixes contemporary fixtures with traditional design. A Relais & Châteaux member.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Trek along a route used by the Inca in the 15th century • Ascend to the high-altitude grasslands of Soraypampa with breathtaking mountain and valley vistas, including your first look at Humantay Mountain • Walk up to a glacial lake and take in views of towering glacier-covered Salkantay Peak, Inca mythology's most sacred mountain • Taste pisco sours, the country's national drink.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Salkantay Lodge
Soraypampa
Premiere Hotel

This stylish mountain lodge, set at 11,800 feet, welcomes you with a hot tub and incomparable views of Salkantay, the region's highest peak.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 4

Description

Watch for condors soaring overhead as you travel up the Río Blanco Valley • Summit Salkantay Pass, standing eye-level with the glacier-capped slopes of the mighty Salkantay mountain • Soak in the views from the outdoor hot tub at our remote mountain lodge.

Accommodations
Wayra Lodge

(1 night)

Night 4

Wayra Lodge
Huayraccmachay
Premiere Hotel

Overnight at "the place where the wind lives" and enjoy a hot tub soak at 12,000 feet.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 5

Description

Make your way into the cloud forest—one of the world's most fascinating and threatened ecosystems • Amid the Ceja de la Selva (or "eyebrow of the jungle"), look for frogs, hummingbirds, parrots and beautiful flowers, including orchids, asters and begonias • Feeling adventurous? Try cuy (guinea pig) at a traditional Andean Pachamanca feast.

Accommodations
Colpa Lodge

(1 night)

Night 5

Colpa Lodge
Collpapampa
Premiere Hotel

This lodge features a hot tub and rests in a cloud forest at 10,300 feet in the Collpapampa Valley.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 6

Description

Trek through an incredible portion of the Santa Teresa River Valley • Follow an undulating route through wild highland landscapes to the river, up a picturesque mountainside • Try specialties like giant avocados and exotic granadilla fruit in the town of Playa • Hike on a restored ancient Inca trail to our serene lodge, nestled amid coffee plants and banana, avocado and eucalyptus trees.

Accommodations
Lucma Lodge

(1 night)

Night 6

Lucma Lodge
Lucmabamba
Premiere Hotel

Savor spectacular views from this lodge, built right into the mountainside and flanked by an avocado orchard.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 7-9

Description

Gaze upon Machu Picchu from the seldom-traveled Llactapata Trail • Head through bamboo forests to the Vilcanota River • Take a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes and explore its markets and shops • Rise early for a full day in Machu Picchu • Spend the morning exploring the ruins • Hike up Machu Picchu Mountain for an impressive overview, then get up close as our local guide reveals secrets of Machu Picchu's discovery • On your final morning of this Peru Trekking Tour, learn about native orchids, birds and tea plantations with our hotel's naturalist.

Accommodations

Nights 7-8

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Aguas Calientes
Premiere Hotel

This eco-friendly hotel's Andean-style casitas blend seamlessly into the surrounding cloud forest. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Hiking the Inca Trail

One of our hikes requires the Machu Picchu Mountain Inca Trail permit that Backroads will obtain on your behalf (included in your trip price). Therefore, we recommend booking your trip at least 3–4 months prior to departure to have the best chance of securing your permit. Without it, you will miss this portion of the Trail but will still do the full Machu Picchu Citadel tour within the ruins.

Terrain & Trail Support
Our hikes through Peru's captivating rugged terrain climb rocky and sometimes uneven paths, many of which are remote and do not intersect with roads. Vehicles will get us to and from the trailheads, but the nature of these trails is such that we won't see our vans along the route. Ample trail support in the form of water, snacks and encouragement is provided by your Backroads leaders and local guides.
Hiking on Your Own
This trip has been designed to offer as many hiking options as possible. Since many of the trails are unmarked, we recommend that you hike with the company of a Backroads leader or one of our local support staff. On the few days when we're in national parks, regulations require you to hike in the company of one of our certified park guides.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Inkaterra La Casona
Cusco

Premiere Hotel

Located between the San Blas arts district and Cusco's vibrant main square, this serene oasis mixes contemporary fixtures with traditional design. A Relais & Châteaux member.

Nights 2-3

Salkantay Lodge
Soraypampa

Premiere Hotel

This stylish mountain lodge, set at 11,800 feet, welcomes you with a hot tub and incomparable views of Salkantay, the region's highest peak.

Night 4

Wayra Lodge
Huayraccmachay

Premiere Hotel

Overnight at "the place where the wind lives" and enjoy a hot tub soak at 12,000 feet.

Night 5

Colpa Lodge
Collpapampa

Premiere Hotel

This lodge features a hot tub and rests in a cloud forest at 10,300 feet in the Collpapampa Valley.

Night 6

Lucma Lodge
Lucmabamba

Premiere Hotel

Savor spectacular views from this lodge, built right into the mountainside and flanked by an avocado orchard.

Nights 7-8

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Aguas Calientes

Premiere Hotel

This eco-friendly hotel's Andean-style casitas blend seamlessly into the surrounding cloud forest. (pool, spa)

From $6,899 - $7,349 /person

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