Peru Walking & Hiking 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 $5,399 - $6,199 /person

7 days

6 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

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 Walking & Hiking 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)

7 days

6 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

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: Jul-Dec 2025: Mar-Dec

From $5,399 - $6,199 /person

Sacred Valley, Cusco & Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu has a gravitational pull. It urges you to hike in Cusco above 11,000 feet. Meander alongside lacy salt springs and through fields sewn with quinoa and agave. Visit a hidden weaving village. Climb terraced mountainsides. Stand above it all at Machu Picchu's mystical Gate of the Sun and testify to the resilience of humanity. Experience life from above on our Peru Walking & Hiking Tour.

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Highlights

  • Hike along the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, and prepare to be spellbound by its beauty and history
  • Discover Peru's diverse ancient civilizations and rich culture thanks to insight from our knowledgeable local guide
  • Explore the citadel of Sacsayhuamán, a monumental religious and military structure built in the 15 century
  • Savor Peru's world-famous cuisine at an exclusive cooking demonstration and a private home-cooked lunch
Peru Walking & Hiking Tour map

Peru

Start/End Cusco

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Days 1-2

Description

Enjoy a private farm-to-table lunch in a local family home on the Maras plateau • Explore a beautiful white honeycomb of Inca salt pans above the Urubamba River Valley • Discover a traditional weaving community tucked in the hills • In peaceful Ollantaytambo, visit an Inca archaeological site and hike up a terraced valley • Shop for ceramics crafted using pre-Inca techniques at the Seminario Studio in Urubamba • Enjoy an exclusive cooking demonstration with a local chef.

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
Urubamba
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)

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

Days 3-4

Description

Experience the 15th-century Inca retreat of Machu Picchu with its intricate stonework and mysterious religious designs • Hike the Inca Trail, lined with ancient stones and stairs, to reach the Gate of the Sun and your first view of Machu Picchu • Spend a second day exploring the incredible site with a local expert • Walk the grounds of our hotel with a naturalist to learn more about the area's flora and fauna.

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

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.

Days 5-7

Description

Join a local guide on a walking tour of Cusco's historic center to learn how it was the heart of the pre-Columbian Inca Empire • Following narrow streets with centuries-old walls, discover the grand main cathedral • A trail leads us among the hills surrounding Cusco to one of South America's most impressive sites, Sacsayhuamán • Sip a pisco sour, Peru's famous national drink • Enjoy some people-watching at buzzing Plaza de Armas.

Accommodations

Nights 5-6

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Cusco
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)

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 an 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.

Also, due to national park regulations and difficulty securing permits, your Backroads leaders may not be able to accompany you along the hike requiring an Inca Trail permit. If they're unable to join you, you will always be well supported by our local Peruvian guide, who we've worked with for years, and a staff of porters.

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. 
Air-Conditioning

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.

From $5,399 - $6,199 /person

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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.

Nights 1-2

Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa
Urubamba

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)

Nights 3-4

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)

Nights 5-6

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Cusco

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)

From $5,399 - $6,199 /person

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