Peru Multi Sports Adventure

When you choose to travel to Peru, ensure you are ready and prepare yourself for a pretty mind-expanding adventure!

This is a genuine all-encompassing adventure offering a rare insight into the many of the allure, mystery and excitement that characterises Peru. Experience the parched coastal desert, the stunning Andean mountains and the wondrous Peruvian culture.

Mingle with colourful locals, walk along ancient Inca pathways and absorb Peru’s majestic spirit completely.

Enjoy the amazing views of snowcapped peaks of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range in every direction along the Salkantay, and the glaciated south face of Salkantay, where Andean condors can be seen.

Price: AUD5295 per person

Duration: 15 Days

Trek Ratings: Activity / Conditions 4 / Accommodation 1&4 / Training/Preparation 3

Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

Country Visited: Peru

Trip Start: Lima

Trip Ends: Puerto Maldonado

Trip Route: Lima-Puno-Cusco-Challacancha-Soraypampa-Wayracmachay-Andenes-Lucmabamba-Llactapata-Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu- Sacred Valley-Urubamba-Huilloc-Cusco-Puerto Maldonado

Trip Style: Guided Tour

Activity: Sightseeing and Cultural Tour, Rafting, Cycling, Trekking

Max. Altitude: 4638 m /15213 ft

Activity Per Day: Approximately 3 to 6 hrs of guided activities per day

Day 01 Arrive into Lima. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 Half-day Lima City Tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 Depart to Puno and Sillistani Tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 Full day Uros (Lake Titicaca), Taquile and Llachon Tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 Depart from Puno on tourist bus to Cusco. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 Rafting and Biking at Sacred Valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 Salkantay Trek / Cusco – Challacancha – Soraypampa. Overnight at Tented Campsite.
Day 08 Salkantay Trek / Soraypampa – Wayracmachay – Andenes. Overnight at Tented Campsite.
Day 09 Salkantay Trek / Andenes – Lucmabamba. Overnight at Tented Campsite.
Day 10 Salkantay Trek / Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 Salkantay Trek / Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Sacred Valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 Full Day in Huilloc. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13 Return to Cisco + City Tour. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 14 Day at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 Arrangements end after breakfast.

Day 01 Arrive into Lima.
Upon your arrival in Lima, a transportation service will transfer you from the airport to your hotel. (Includes a representative).

Overnight at Hotel
No meals included

Day 02 Half-day Lima City Tour.
Today you will visit the built-up area of the city of Lima, a World Heritage Site listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). You will start the day with a scenic tour by the historic downtown, reaching the Main Square, where you will stop to appreciate its attractions. You will then walk to the Cathedral of Lima, located on the Main Square, Peru’s most important church built between 1542 and 1622. Then you will go to the Aliaga House, an ancient vice regal resident granted by Francisco Pizarro to one of his captains in 1535 (Jeronimo de Aliaga), after the foundation of the city. This is the only house of that time that belongs to the same family to date. You will then visit the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district.

Founded by Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926 inside a viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century, the museum houses the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts, as well as pieces of erotic art. Finally, you will be driven to the Love Park in the Miraflores district, where you can watch the cliffs with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel (the tour lasts 4 hours).

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast Included

Day 03 Depart to Puno and Sillistani Tour.
A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and will transfer you to the airport of Lima. Includes a representative. Flight from Lima to Jualica (not included) A transportation service will pick you up from your airport and will take you to the Sillustani archaeological complex. In Sillustani, a peninsula of the Umayo Lagoon, you will visit one the world’s largest necropolis, in which stand out over 90 chullpas, giant and primitive stone mausoleums of over 12-m high, designed with a top wider than the base. You will return to your hotel in Puno at the end of the visit.

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast Included

Day 04 Full day Uros, Taquile and Llachon Tour.
In this day you will have a motor-boat excursion on Lake Titicaca to visit the most interesting and unique floating islands of the Uros. The Uros are an ancient culture that inhabits a series of artificial islands built on the basis of reeds growing in the lake itself. These are constructed by weaving reed in the areas where it grows thicker and thus forming a natural layer. On it they build their houses and cook outdoors in order to prevent fires. Then visit Taquile Island, which is inhabited by quechua speaking natives who have over the generations developed both an efficient and original social system and a fine handweaving technique. Enjoy lunch and before returning to Puno, proceed to Llachon to see how the natives sow and harvest their products.

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast and Boxed Lunch Included

Day 05 Depart from Puno on tourist bus to Cusco.
A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and you will be transferred to bus station, where you will be assisted by a representative.The ride to Cusco is set to have a few interesting stops on route. Visit the town of Pucara and the Pucara Lithic Museum. Pucara was the first urban settlement on the highlands, a civilization that populated the area between 100 and 300 B.C. After a brief break at La Raya, the highest pass on our way to Cusco (at 4313 m.a.s.l.), the bus stops at Sicuani where lunch is enjoyed. We then head on to Raqchi an Inca site built in honour of Wiracocha, a powerful Andean God. The rectangular construction boasted thatched rooftops 20 meters above the ground, which are thought to be the highest in the New World. Moments later we visit the Church of Andahuaylillas, known as the “Sixtine Chapel of the Americas” due to the high quality art pieces it shelters. The church was built during the XVI century atop Wari remains and today the boasts a beautifully restored Colonial organ. In addition, we will visit the districts of Huaro and Checacupe, with its beautiful churches. A short 40 kilometres drive gets us to Cusco at the end of today’s journey. A transportation service with a guide will pick you up when you arrive at the bus station and will transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 06 Rafting and Biking at Sacred Valley.
Beautiful and easy trip by the Sacred Valley of the Incas with mountain range views, safe and fun whitewater rafting. Experience is not necessary, flotation option available. At 8:30 am the guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and drive through the mountains towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas until we reach the start point. This descent begins in tranquil waters, and continues onto the Ollantaytambo rapids, surrounded by Andean terraces, Inca trails and natural rock walls rising above 800 m. Birdwatching and Inca ruins. After the rafting, you will have lunch at a nice restaurant in the Sacred Valley. In this afternoon, you will do a biking tour across the Sacred Valley. This activity will be mostly downhill, with moderate slopes: Starts from the circular Andean terraces of Moray, the Inca agricultural experiment, along unpaved roads leading to the traditional village of Maras. This spot provides one of the best views of the Cordillera Urubamba. We continue down to the salt pans along bridle paths until finally reaching the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After this activity you will return to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast and Lunch Included

Day 07 Salkantay Trek / Cusco – Challacancha – Soraypampa.
After an early breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel and leave the city of Cusco. On the route we will take a short break to visit Tarawasi Archaeological Site near the town of Limatambo (1.5 hrs. approx. from Cusco). After leaving Limatambo, we pass through the mountain village of Mollepata, where we stop for a short coffee break before ascending a winding mountain road to a place called Challacancha (12,690 ft.). Here we will meet our mule driver and emergency horse and begin our trek to Soraypampa (3,900m/ 14,730ft.). In this place we will lunch, and after a short rest continue to climb toward Humantay Lake (3,869 m). Then go back to Soraypampa, which will be the first campsite, and from where we will enjoy a magnificent view of the Salkantay Mountain (20,571ft.) the second most sacred peak in Inca mythology.

Overnight at Tented Campsite
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 08 Salkantay Trek / Soraypampa – Wayracmachay – Andenes.
This is the main day! After an early breakfast, we hike up to the highest point on the trek which is the Salkantay Pass at 4,638m (15,213ft.). There we will stop to enjoy the amazing views of snowcapped peaks of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range in every direction, and the glaciated south face of Salkantay towering above us, where Andean condors can be seen. From the pass we descend towards Wayracmachay to lunch and then continue our descent along the left bank of the Salkantay River. Observe the landscape become increasingly green, changing from highland to jungle or cloud forest. Feel the warm air rising from the jungle, accompanied by colourful butterflies and striking orchids, while arriving to the second camp at Andenes (9,481ft.), a beautiful spot surrounded with vegetation.

Overnight at Tented Campsite
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 09 Salkantay Trek / Andenes – Lucmabamba.
Today we will hike along the Santa Teresa River Valley, through more populated rural areas. We pass through banana, granadilla, avocado and coffee plantations. A hot picnic lunch is served along the way. After lunch, we hike 2 hours approximately before a private vehicle meets us for a short drive to the beginning of the Llactapata Inca Trail (30 minutes approx.). From the head of the newly restored Inca Trail we easily make our way to the last campsite at Lucmabamba. In the evening we will have a coffee taste demonstration with our host, a local family. Dinner will be served and then spend the night in the camp.

Overnight at Tented Campsite
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 10 Salkantay Trek / Lucmabamba – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes.
After breakfast, we will head uphill for 2-3 hours towards Llactapata Pass (8,974ft.) and descend to the archaeological complex of the same name. Besides, we will enjoy a distant but spectacular view of Machu Picchu Sanctuary from the southeast, a view few travellers get the chance to admire. Lunch is served in a scenic viewpoint, looking out to Machu Picchu. After that, begin the final descent to the Aobamba River through lush bamboo forests, orchards and coffee plantations. Finally we will get to the Hydroelectric Power Station, to board the train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night. There you can stay in the hotel of your choice.

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 11 Salkantay Trek / Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Sacred Valley.
After an early breakfast, we make our way to the bus station for the ride up to Machu Picchu. The guided tour of the sanctuary lasts two hours and at the end, you shall have free time to explore the place at your leisure, or simply relax and meditate. We will return by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch at Cafe Inkaterra and then, board the train to Ollantaytambo. Once you reach Ollantaytambo, you will go to your hotel, which is near to the train station.

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 12 Full Day in Huilloc.
A vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Urubamba and transfer you to the Huilloc community, a settlement which has sought to attract Cusco’s tourism industry by promoting live experiences. In this morning, you will perform a traditional Inca practice called Kusi Runa, in which you will participate in a day of Chakra (agriculture). A local interpreter will welcome you and guide you to the house of the owner of the Chakra, who will invite you a muña infusion. Symbolically be an integral part of the community, and as a community member you will be dressed with typical clothes of Huilloc (ponchos for men and blankets for women) and use traditional tools. Males will do farming while the women cook for them with local organic products, ending in a spiritual ritual with local music and dance. Therefore, you will have an excellent opportunity to live and experience the everyday way of seeing and acting of the Andean Runa (male). After this activity you will have lunch at a local house. In the afternoon, you will participate in an ancient Inca practice called Willaq Uma that will allow you to enter the spiritual world through a sacred ritual where you express your wishes and desires for you to join the harmony of the cosmos. The intercultural interpreter will welcome you the community accompanied by musicians and guide you to the house of a resident that will serve you a muña infusion. With much respect and in a spiritual environment, the wise man of the community prepares the elements for the offering. You will appreciate and recognise these elements, its symbolic meaning and how to make a harmonious complementarity between the spiritual and natural forces. After that, walk to the archaeological site of Marka Qucha (Markaqocha) and in the road you will ask permission with coca leaves and much respect to the sacred place of Sutuq Mach’ay. This place is a cave at the foot of the Quri Vara hill and inside there is an altar in which will be held the ritual as did the ancient Incas. The offering will be entrusted to a courier who will deliver it in a sacred place in the mountains of Aya Urqu, then share a hug with all participants, as a sign of affection and satisfaction and enter harmoniously with the spirit world. Finally, the people who join you will farewell with ancient music wishing you a good return.

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast Included

Day 13 Return to Cisco + City Tour.
A transportation service will pick you up from the Ollantaytambo train station at the established time and will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco City. In the afternoon, you will start your tour visiting the Coricancha, also known as “The Temple of the Sun” (Quri Kancha ‘Golden Temple’), which was built by the Inca Pachacutec (1438 – 1572) and at the arrival of the Spaniards became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Here, during the Inca Empire reverence was surrendered to the sun (“Inti”), and there was a time when it was covered with gold. Then visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654, almost a century of construction. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council. You will visit the local market and then continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town centre) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of Inti Raymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometres from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know Puka Pucara, located 7 kilometres from the city of Cusco. Puka Pucara, which means “Red Fortress”, was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. Return to the hotel.

Overnight at Guesthouse
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 14 Day at Leisure.
Enjoy the day to explore the city or stay at your hotel resting..

Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast Included

Day 15 Arrangements end after breakfast.
A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport..

We do not have fixed departure date for this trek. This trip can only be organised upon your request. We have price discounts according to the group size and number of pax. The bigger your group, the bigger your group discounts.

Please contact us for further information.

Cost Includes

Transfer in/out on private basis with English speaking representative
Half day Lima city tour with Larco Museum
Sillustani tour in Puno
Full day tour to Uros, Taquile and Llachon
Tourist bus from Puno to Cusco
Full day rafting and biking in the Sacred Valley
Briefing a day before the Salkantay trek
5 days Salkantay trek
Professional bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
All ground transportation
Meals and snacks (3B-4L-3D and Snacks) Premium Service – Vegetarian option at no extra cost
Professional chef
Air sleeping mattress
Sleeping bag: our sleeping bags are -9ºC-comfort (15ºF)
Complete cooking, dining and camping equipment
Personal tents (Eureka Mountain brand)
Horse drivers, porters and pack animals (horses, mules) to carry tents, food, cooking equipment and to carry personal guest´s gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping bag)
Emergency horse
Oxygen bottle and First aid kit
Cloth bags for snacks
1 Lunch a la carte at Cafe Inkaterra restaurant
Guided tour to Machu Picchu citadel & Huayna Picchu Mountain
Entrances to all the sites
Bus tickets Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Huilloc
Transfer from Huilloc to Cusco
Half day Cusco city tour, nearby ruins and visit to local market
2 nights in Lima at Casa Andina Private Collection Lima Hotel (Standard Room) with breakfast included
2 nights in Lima at Casa Andina Private Collection Puno Hotel (Superior Room) with breakfast included
4 nights in Cusco at Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Hotel (Superior Room) with breakfast included
3 nights of camping along the Salkantay route with full board included
1 night at Aguas Calientes at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (Superior room) with breakfast and dinner included.
1 night in Sacred Valley at Pakaritampu Hotel (Standard Room) with breakfast included
1 night in Huilloc community at a local house with full board included
24hr Guest Assistance (emergency number)

Cost Does not Include

International and national airfare
Travel insurance (required)
Walking Sticks (US $ 19.00 per pair)
Gratuities and personal expenses
Extra private horse (US $ 160.00)
Activities and meals not mentioned in the Itinerary

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