Explore Peru – Cusco, The Sacred Valley & Hiking the High Andes

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WE POSTPONED THIS TRIP TO SEPT 3-11, 2024

 

You can see our new Peru itinerary here: 

Explore Peru ~ Lima, Cusco, & The Sacred Valley

 

If you're interested in the Sacred Valley segment but not the trek, we are offering the trek as an optional extension.  See itinerary or contact us for details.

 

Consider this your invitation to join Grasstrack Safaris on a unique journey into the heart of Peru’s ancient cultures and magical landscapes as we explore this amazing country. 

Peru has it all.  It’s a perfect balance of bucket list sites and hidden gems. This huge country is the definition of diverse, with over 47 languages spoken, over 4,000 varieties of potato, and over 55 different indigenous communities, spread across rainforest, mountains, coast, and desert. This diversity creates an enticing cuisine & a richness of culture. 

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Visit Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and a 5 Day Trek in the Andes

Our journey starts in Lima, as we explore the historic Plaza de Armas and the artistic Barranco district.  We then fly to Cusco and the Sacred Valley, the center of the ancient Inca Empire.  During our 6 days in this area, we’ll visit many Inca ruins, including Ollantaytambo, Pumamarca, and Moray.  We’ll also have the opportunity to experience Andean community life as we learn about the old weaving techniques, enjoy lunches with the locals, and learn about an Andean reforesting program.

For many, the highlight of Peru is Machu Picchu.  We’ll visit these famous ruins twice: once on a day hike up the Inca Trail where we’ll enter the ruins from the Sun Gate and again the following day.  This time we drive up to Machu Picchu for a privately guided tour and plenty of time to wander around on your own.  From Machu Picchu we’ll continue to Cusco, the Imperial City of the Incas.  Our private guide will show us the local markets, ancient temples, and the incredible Inca stonework.

Our trip ends with a breathtaking 5-day trek near Ausangate Mountain (20,000 ft) in the Cordillera Vilcanota.  Our private, guided trek is fully supported with llamas carrying our gear as we hike from lodge to lodge.  Accommodation will be in unique, rustic “Tambos” or Andean Lodges, owned by the local community.  Daily meals will be prepared by experienced chefs who will introduce you to a great variety of delicious Peruvian dishes, and for your entertainment: authentic vernacular music, played by local inhabitants, will liven up some of your evenings at the "tambos."  The trek is non-technical and you only need to carry your day pack.  Each day is about 5 hours of hiking at high altitude (the highest pass is nearly 17,000 feet). 

This is a privately guided, small group departure (12 people max).

2024 DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST 2023

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ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR AFRICAN SAFARI ADVENTURE?

We have plenty of safari packages to explore or we can help you create a tailor-made safari that is perfect for you.  We have the expertise and experience to design an adventure deep into the African wilderness.

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