Feel energy flow through your body with every step taken over the hallowed grounds of Peru. Your seven-day journey begins in the aptly named Sacred Valley with a taste of local food before a stand-up paddleboard takes you across pristine waters surrounded by towering Andean peaks. Each day has the chance for new discoveries with available yoga sessions, a hot springs visit, and the option to do the 1-day Inca Trail Hike. Finally, you can bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu through an intentionally paced tour. As you absorb the mysterious power of these ancient ruins, you’ll head home with a renewed lift in your step.
Day 1: Cusco
This evening, meet the group and guide for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.
Day 2: Cusco/Urubamba
Explore the Sacred Valley today with a visit to the Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo. Enjoy a healthy lunch incorporating local specialties. After, take in the breathtaking Andean scenery at Piuray Lagoon on a stand up paddleboard.
Day 3: Sacred Valley
Start the day with a yoga class amongst the mountains followed by a breakfast fresh from the on-site organic garden. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon, opt to partake in traditional Incan healing practices, spa treatments, or visit nearby ruins.
Day 4: Sacred Valley
Drive through the Sacred Valley, passing small towns and Incan ruins. Enjoy a light hike before lunch. After, relax in hot springs before transferring back to your hotel.
Day 5: Sacred Valley/Aguas Calientes
Wake up early for sunrise yoga before transferring to Ollantaytambo station to board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Opt to do the 1-day Inca Trail hike to get a taste of the renowned trek. Or, opt to relax in hot springs.
Day 6: Machu Picchu/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.
Day 7: Cusco
Sleeps up to 6, Contains 6 twin beds
Accommodations will vary throughout the adventure, with unique arrangements to provide the local flavor along the way. Single travelers are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation (with 4-6 guests per room) with others of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Bathroom and showering facilities are typically shared and usually not en-suite.
Sleeps up to 1, Contains 1 twin bed
Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
Please note this itinerary travels to high altitude. This is medically defined as anything over 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Most people can travel to 8,000 feet with minimal effects. However, everyone reacts to altitude differently and altitude sickness can on set with some people irrespective of fitness and age. For details on how to best prepare and what to do in the unlikely event you are effected during your trip, please consult your physician.