Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Cusco, Sacred Valley, and 4-day trek to Machu Picchu


10/4-10/15, 10/27-11/7

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Trip Length 12 days/11 nights
Group Size 4-12
Arrive/Depart Lima, Peru
Price From $6,995 to $7,695
If you have questions about this journey or would like to receive a detailed trip brochure, call 800-445-2995 or click here.

Territories Peru Walking Through Peru : Journey Highlights

Your journey begins in the Sacred Valley and Cusco with time to acclimate to the elevation and discover Incan and Spanish colonial history, then you set out on the hike of a lifetime: a 4-day lodge-to-lodge trek over the ancient Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu. This trip is pure Off the Beaten Path. You travel with knowledgeable guides, on lesser-traveled trails, staying in top-rate, intimate lodges along the way. Your bilingual guides are experienced mountain travelers with detailed knowledge of history and culture as well as insight into present-day Quechua life.

  • Special hosted departure: Off the Beaten Path's founders are hosting the Oct. 4-15, 2015 journey. Join Bill and Pam Bryan on this memorable journey! (Call for pricing.)
  • Trekking: Enjoy fully supported high-elevation trekking, covering 3 to 9 miles a day, staying in exquisite lodges each night.
  • History/archaeology: Visit incredibly preserved pre-Incan, Incan, and Spanish colonial architectural sites with a guide who will provide fascinating historical perspective.
  • Cultural immersion: Connect with Peruvians eager to share the beauty of their country, and enjoy performances by local musicians and dancers.
  • Extend your journey: After your group adventure, go whitewater rafting on the Class III/IV Urumbamba River, take a mountain bike or horseback ride, or forget variety and keep on trekking.

"Explore the Inca Empire from a perspective that few experience—on the lesser-traveled Salkantay trail, approaching Machu Picchu from the west. Trek high mountain passes by day, and stay in top-quality intimate lodges at night. Unforgettable!" –Cory Lawrence, OBP CEO