Southern Peru tailor made holiday, Alternative Inca Trail trek

“A unique 19 day tailor made holiday in Peru featuring an alternative trail to Machu Picchu and lodge accommodation instead of camping. Discover the classic Inca sites without compromising on comfort.”

Highlights

Unique alternative Inca Trail | Arrive at Machu Picchu on foot after biggest crowds have gone | No camping | Have dinner with a local family | Specialist nature lodge in Amazon Basin | Guided bird watching excursions | Guided tour of Cusco | Guided hike in Colca Canyon | Condor watching | Arequipa

Description of Southern Peru tailor made holiday, Alternative Inca Trail trek

By looking beyond the obvious and slowing the pace of your trip down we are able to thoughtfully introduce you to the people, wildlife, landscapes and cultures of Peru, beyond the holiday clichés and photo opportunities.

Our unique 'Alternative Inca Trail' takes the best elements of the Classic Inca Trail without the compromises.

- Individual day walks to unlock the full beauty and variety of Peru's Sacred Valley
- No camping - enjoy the comforts of welcoming lodges at the end of a good day's walking
- Reach Machu Picchu on foot, after the biggest crowds have left and when the light is at its best
- Enjoy an extra night at Machu Picchu to explore the sanctuary with your guide
- Tailor the walks to you, depending on your energy levels
- Enjoy dinner with a Peruvian family as you spend a 'day in the life of a local'

Your time in the Sacred Valley is paired with three nights in one of the most biodiverse, unspoilt parts of the Peruvian Amazon at a renowned eco-lodge and walks and condor watching in the Colca Canyon, at a more relaxed pace than other itineraries usually provide.

Travel Team

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made anytime between April and November
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Holiday type

Tailor made holiday

This trip can be tailormade to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in some of the best and most characterful local accommodation! Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Southern Peru tailor made holiday, Alternative Inca Trail trek

Environment

The lodge in the Amazon has excellent environmental credentials, including a strong sustainability policy, community engagement programmes, and is carbon neutral. The company which owns the lodge has a variety of ecological / research programmes operating, including the establishment of permanent conservation areas and a rescue centre for Andean, or spectacled, bears.

Our alternative Inca Trail takes you to parts of the Sacred Valley seldom seen by other visitors. As well as introducing you to a greater variety of ecosystems, including the Chinchero plains and glacial lakes of the Urubamba Mountains, this also takes the burden off the heavily-trodden paths of the trail.

Community

By throughtfully engaging with local communities, we are able to ensure that your interactions here are mutually beneficial. For example, in the Sacred Valley we introduce you to Ema and her family, who invite you into their home, explain their way of life and cook local dishes for you. Far from a practiced tourist routine, this is a family who we have a personal connection to and offer this service only to our guests. They take immense pride in doing so and also have the opportunity to earn extra money and improve their English.

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