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Peru Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in the Sacred Valley, Cusco & Machu Picchu

Couples, Friends & Solos

7 days 6 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,399 - $6,399 pp dbl occ

($1,100 for sgl occ)

Peru is beautiful, welcoming and mysterious. The snowcapped peaks of the Andes. The crowds of smiling faces and colorful clothes crossing Cusco. Machu Picchu’s iconic citadel—forgotten for centuries, hidden in the clouds. But this country still holds more to discover. Visit a community of Quechua weavers. Investigate secluded ruins in the jungle. Go beyond the surface and find adventure on the other side.

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Start/End Cusco

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore the wild landscapes of the Peruvian Andes, from the citadel of Machu Picchu to the unearthed Temple of the Moon. Experience this stunning setting as the Incas did—on two feet. 

Immersive Travel
Discover the fascinating pre-Columbian culture of Cusco and hear tales of the Spanish conquest. Enjoy your time in this vibrant, youthful city with people-watching, market visits and incredible gastronomical experiences.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Enjoy South American luxury at our premiere hotels. Take advantage of the outdoor pool and the breathtaking mountain backdrop to lounge in the garden, get a massage, or take off to explore the surrounding landscapes.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
7 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Explore a beautiful white honeycomb of Inca salt pans above the Urubamba River Valley | Feel welcomed into the home of a family in the Maras Valley for a private farm-to-table lunch | Meet our friends and long-time teachers, a group of women weavers in a remote mountainside village | Discover peaceful Ollantaytambo and walk along a sweeping terraced valley | Stop by a ceramics studio to learn ancient Peruvian clay-working techniques | Delight your palate at an exclusive cooking class with a local chef.

Sol y Luna Lodge
Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
| Premiere Hotel

"An unpretentious but impeccably maintained lodge set in a wonderful garden surrounded by mountains," according to the Hideaway Report. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Days 3-4

Explore Ollantaytambo archaeological site and discover the magic of a traditional Inca meal cooked in the ground | Take a train ride along a winding riverside track at the foot of the towering Andes | Explore Machu Picchu, the mysterious 15th-century Inca retreat famed for its stunning beauty and intricate stonework | Wander a local market and browse colorful Andean textiles | Tour the lush cloud forest surrounding our hotel to spot orchids, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
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)

Days 5-7

Join a local guide and satisfy your curiosity on a tour of Cusco’s historic city center | Experience the magic of this vibrant city, once Inca, then colonial, and now a hub of outdoor adventure in Peru | Learn about the pre-Columbian history of the powerful Inca Empire | Sit for a coffee and feel the city's energy | Stroll winding streets and visit some of Cusco's most powerful monuments | See a Spanish colonial church built atop the ruins of an Inca temple | Sip a pisco sour, the national beverage of Peru | Retreat from the bustling streets of Cusco to relax at the pool or spa of our luxurious hotel.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
| Premiere Hotel

This luxurious property, a former palace set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square, offers personal butler service and is home to the city's first outdoor pool. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip includes walking and hiking routes with a mix of village and archaeological site walks, Inca stone-paved paths and hard-packed dirt paths. Activities take place at elevations between 8,000 and 11,000 feet, which can make routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain; 600 ft. loss
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 300 ft. gain; 1100 ft. loss
Day 2
Level 1 | 2 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 700 ft. gain
Cultural Visit in Huilloc (1.5 hours)
Day 3
Level 1 | 1 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Day 4
Early Morning Naturalist Walk (45 minutes)
Level 1 | 2 miles | 500 ft. gain
Day 5
Scenic Train & Bus to Cusco (4 hours)
Cusco Walking Tour (half day)
Day 6
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 7
Cusco Market Discovery Walk (1.5 hours)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

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 in 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 accompanied by one of our certified park guides. 


Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is a Premiere Hotel. While it offers outstanding service and amenities, please note that it is not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guestrooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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