Join us to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the archaeological wonder that is Machu Picchu and the lesser known and less crowded Lares region which is famed for its rural atmosphere, traditional, colourfully dressed weavers and roving herds of alpacas and llamas. Just north of Cusco the Lares region is an authentic slice of Peruvian life.
Embark on an adventure whilst living in the comfort of mountain lodges. Daily hikes take you to remote passes with panoramic views of waterfalls, snow peaks and turquoise glacial lakes. You will hear condors soaring above your head and see traditional Andean highland communities, unchanged for centuries. You will meet local weavers and farmers to get a glimpse of the distant past and learn about their way of life.
All itineraries include explorations of the breathtaking Inca sites of Pisac and incomparable Machu Picchu, the crowning glory of the Incas and the archaeological wonder of all South America.
This journey can be extended with weekly departures from March to December.
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Transportation Cusco to Cusco
Services of experienced guides
Tips to Staff (not to trip leaders)
Activities as specified in the detailed itineraries
Permit to hike Huayna Picchu
All entrance fees to sites
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25% supplement of the cost per person.
Single willing to share free of charge (subject to availability)
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Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.
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The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo - Machu Picchu
Standard HB RoomInkaterra is an intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in an Andean style village that exists in a secluded and exquisite environment, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one- or two-story whitewashed casitas. There's a definite homelike atmosphere about the hotel, with colourful handcrafted furnishings and spacious rooms filled with plenty of natural light. Moreover, the gardens are incredible with over 372 species of flowers and plants. Services and facilities include: high speed internet, spa, Andean cuisine, Nature Centre guided walks and Inkaterra gallery gift shop.
Huacahuasi Lodge - Cusco Treks
Standard FB RoomLocated in the Urubamba district, Huacahuasi Lodge opened in October 2014. There are 8 tastefully decorated guest rooms and the lodge also features internet access, 24 hour medical assistance, oxygen tank and massage room with massages on request. The glass fronted restaurant/bar provides views across the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Lares region and serves dishes made using locally sourced ingredients. The rooms have heating and Wi-Fi access and are equipped with a phone, alarm clock, safe, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom with hot shower and a hot tub on the terrace. The local staff provide exceptional service. The lodge is situated near to the thermal baths of the Lares and Huacahuasi community.
Lamay Lodge - Cusco Treks
Standard FB RoomBased on traditional Inca building techniques, Lamay Lodge opened its doors in October 2014. Situated in the Calca district, the lodge is near to the archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo and the thermal waters of Qaqato. The 8 simply but tastefully decorated rooms are heated and all have a view out across the Sacred Valley. They are equipped with a phone, Wi-Fi internet access, alarm clock, safe, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom with hot shower. Facilities at the lodge include a restaurant/bar that serves dishes made using locally sourced ingredients, massage room with massages on request, laundry service, 24 hour medical assistance, oxygen tank and an outdoor hot tub. From a welcome drink and warm towel on arrival to a hot water bottle and herbal pillow in bed at night - the lodge is a home away from home.
El Mercado Tunqui - Cusco
Superior RoomEl Mercado Tunqui is a brand new chic hotel located in the heart of Cusco. Celebrated for its customer service, El Mercado Tunqui brings the magic of the mountains to the city. It is built on the site of a former market and is located just a couple of blocks from the main Plaza de Armas where you can purchase the countries most loved Peruvian products. The rooms (26 superior, 3 junior suites and 2 suites) are charming and well equipped, boasting original decor and homely comforts. Junior suites have fireplaces and stand-alone bathtubs. Main suites are ideal for small families or for those seeking extra space and feature a terrace or a private dining/living room. If you don't want to escape the warm Peruvian atmosphere you can relax in the courtyard beside the fire pit. The restaurant, La Taberna is open for lunch, dinner and drinks. You can sample fresh, locally sourced market food and it is the perfect place to try exotic foods and delicious wines. The separate breakfast room has a stand preparing fresh juices and smoothies made to order with a vast menu of breakfast foods.