There are countless alternatives for adventure, archaeological and cultural tourism in the Peruvian Andes, and it is in Cusco
where travelers will find everything they are looking for in Peru: Inca and colonial architecture, ancient ruins, breathtaking high Andean scenery and living cultures that have conserved their traditional practices, all combined with the highest standards of accommodation and the finest cuisine. For those who love trekking, few if any of the world’s greatest walks can hope to be compared with the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, with its combination of astonishing biological diversity and an unmatched archaeological legacy.
Cusco is a great destination for hikers and trekkers, and the many less well-known alternatives to the Inca Trail include the Lares Trek and the Salkantay Trek. After experiencing these beautiful routes, walkers can go on to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
The Choquequirao Trek and the Ausangate Trek are more demanding, but those who hike these routes will be rewarded by fabulous high Andean scenery.
If you are interested in hiking and trekking in the Andes, then read the information provided in the following sections and contact us to book your place.
The Inca Trail 5 days / 4 nights is the perfect option for people who want to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu in the early morning, when there are not many people.
The 4-day Inca Trail is the most popular choice for those wanting to experience this great trek. It allows you to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu.
The 5-day / 4-night Salkantay Trek is an excellent option for those travelers who like adventure and want to end their itinerary at Machu Picchu.
The 4 day / 3 night Lares Trek is a moderate hike that enables trekkers to experience spectacular Andean scenery and visit typical local communities.
The 2 day / 1 night Inca Trail allows hikers to experience part of the same route taken by those on the 4-day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Choquequirao is a major Inca site located high above the Apurímac valley, and this 5-day trek is the best way to enjoy this spectacular destination.
The Ausangate Trek is the perfect option for those seeking adventure in the Andes, with its magnificent highland scenery dominated by the Ausangate massif.
Salkantay Santa Teresa
The Salkantay to Santa Teresa trek is one of the most popular treks after Machu Picchu.
Salkantay Inca Trail
The 7-day trek to Machu Picchu takes travelers around the base of Mount Salkantay, a peak central to the beliefs of the Incas and their descendants, before joining the famous Inca Trail.
Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu
Huchuy Qosqo is a trek near the city of Cusco that will allow you to visit a little-known archaeological site before continuing to Machu Picchu.
Inca Quarry Trail
Visit these fascinating Inca quarries and learn more about how the Incas created their fabulous architecture.