10-day Trek to Machu Picchu with a US Guide

Join a certified mountain guide for this 10-day trek to Machu Picchu and among the beautiful surrounding mountains.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

10 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Hike to one of the most iconic UNESCO heritage sites in the world.

  • Tour the Sacred Valley while we acclimatize in Cusco.

  • Bathe in the natural hot springs of Aguas Calientes.

 

Join me for this exhilarating and inspirational 10-day trek to and around the iconic UNESCO world heritage site that is Machu Picchu!

Our adventure begins after we meet up at the airport in Cusco. From there we will transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city and start acclimatizing.

The next couple of days, we will continue to acclimatize and go on a tour of the city and Sacred Valley. In Cusco we will visit various Inca temples, a fortress and Qenqo, a site that was built in a natural rock formation to represent the Andean constellations and depicts the Incan concept of three worlds.

Once we have finished acclimatizing, the trekking begins. We will wake up early in the morning and drive for four hours to Soraypampa. From here we will make our way past the Killarumiyoq archaeological site before arriving at Soyrococha, where we will camp.

We will spend the next several days making our approach to Machu Picchu, passing over mountains ridges and glaciers, camping at a different site each night and enjoying all the magnificent scenery along the way.

The day before we hike to Machu Picchu, we will spend a well-earned and relaxing day in Aguas Calientes. As the name suggests, there are natural hot springs here in which we will be able to soak and prepare ourselves for the last leg of our journey.

Machu Picchu will be the highlight of our trip. We will try to get to the site early and have a guided tour before the bulk of the tourists arrive. This will give us time to see the  ancient Incan citadel largely undisturbed. We will also have the chance to explore the surroundings.

After visiting another cultural site the following day, we will wrap the trip up at the Cusco airport, where we will bid one another farewell and from which you will fly to Lima and get on your connecting flights.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend 10 days trekking to and around Machu Picchu!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
2495 USD

Group of 2
2495 USD

Group of 3
2495 USD

Group of 4
2495 USD

Group of 5
2495 USD

Group of 6
2495 USD

Group of 7
2495 USD

Group of 8
2495 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1 to 3Arrival and acclimatization

    After arriving in Cusco, we will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. We will spend the rest of the day as well as the next two days acclimatizing and touring the city.

  • Day 4 to 6Trekking around Cusco

    We will spend three days trekking and camping in the surrounding area, enjoying spectacular views and various microclimates along the way.

  • Day 7Aguas Calientes

    We will hike to Aguas Calientes and spend the rest of the day relaxing there.

  • Day 8Machu Picchu

    We will spend the day touring and exploring Machu Picchu and the surrounding area.

  • Day 9Maras salt mines

    We will spend the day touring the Maras salt mines and surrounding cultural sites.

  • Day 10Return to Lima

    We will take you to the airport in Cusco where you will go on to Lima to catch your connecting flights home

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Cusco airport

Accommodation

We will stay in three-star hotels and up as well as camp in tents throughout the duration of our trip.

 

About the Guide

 
 

At Miyar Adventures, we know that every trip is as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world. Miyar was founded because of our passion for climbing - a passion we will strive to share with you whether you join us for a trip close to home or in a remote corner of the Himalayas.

We strive to be your trusted companion as you chase your life-long dreams. We believe it is our duty to ensure that you are safe and that you have fun every time you climb with us.

We want to make climbing accessible to all adventure-seekers, regardless of their age and climbing background. And when we go climbing with seasoned climbers, we make sure they have enough of a challenge.

 
 

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