SAMPLE ITINERARY


Peru Custom Treks

Hike remote stretches of the Inca Trail and beyond

  • Easy to rigorous treks amid splendid mountains and cloud forests, from the high Andes to the Amazon
  • Immerse yourself into local cultures and centuries-old traditions along little-visited stretches of the Inca Trail and beyond
  • Deluxe camping: enjoy top-notch equipment, guides, food, and support
Peru Custom Trekking with GeoEx
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Destinations:
Trip Length: 3–13 days
Activity type(s): Trekking
Trip Extensions: Peru Extensions

Andean culture and pre-Incan and Incan archaeological remains are some of the wonders you find when trekking in Peru. Whether you opt to trek for days or weeks, at high or low elevations, or on little- or oft-visited trails, we take great care for your safety and comfort. You'll have excellent guides, top equipment, mules or llamas to carry the load, and delicious, hot meals made from fresh, local ingredients—how about grilled trout, pumpkin soup, steak, sweet potatoes, and traditional lomo saltado

The treks outlined below, listed roughly from easiest to most rigorous, are starting points and inspirations—our experts will customize them for you and your trekking compadres according to your interests, preferences, and time frame. Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Lares Valley Lodge-to-Lodge Trek

(6 Days) On the Lares Trail, an alternative to the Inca Trail, you’ll meet local weavers in traditional garb and pass herds of alpacas. You're privy to scenery just as resplendent as the more touristed route—lavish waterfalls, snowcapped peaks, and glacial lakes—but have to share with fewer people. Finish in Machu Picchu.

Huchuy Quosqo Trek

(3 Days) The road above Lake Qoricocha and ancient Inca platforms marks the start of your expedition. Discover mysterious Huchuy Quosqo, or “Little Cusco,” then stop at several rarely visited ruins along the Inca Trail, as well as impressive Lake Piuray before the much awaited tour of splendid Machu Picchu.

Huchuy Qosco with Kayaking

(3 Days) This trek is a delightful mix of mountains, lakes, and culture. You meander the colorful market in Chincheros, kayak on Lake Piuray, and hike to the ancient citadel of Huchuy Quosqo along the ridge above the sacred Vilcanota River. After zig-zagging to the village of Lamay, Machu Picchu is next.

Hiking the Inca Trail

(4 Days) Explore less-visited sections of the Inca Trail en route to Machu Picchu's Sun Gate. Cross the Urubamba River at Q’ente to find archaeological sites, meet the Andean community of Huayllabamba, soak up breathtaking views of Mount Huayanay, and admire the ruins of Runkuraqay and Phuyupatamarca.

Salcantay Trek

(5 Days) An alternative to the Inca Trail, this expedition winds along snowy Mount Salcantay, just beyond the Sacred Valley of the Incas, revealing the reining traditional Andean lifestyle: hardy locals herd livestock and plant potatoes as they have for centuries. Then, on to Machu Picchu.

Trekking the Peruvian Andes

(10 Days) Our South America advocates are pumped up about this trek in Peru’s stupendous Blanca and Huayhuash ranges. We ramble among the rolling plains, remote villages, crystalline lakes, and snowcapped summits—including the country’s loftiest, 22,205-foot Huascarán Sur.

Mountain Lodges of Peru

(12 Days) In addition to the delights of Cusco and Machu Picchu, delve into Andean culture and hospitality while hiking through indigenous villages by day and savoring its lovely lodges by night. See trip description> 

Choquequirao: Trekking to the Other Machu Picchu

(13 Days) The huge, ancient citadel of Choquequirao sees about one percent of Machu Picchu's daily visitors. Be one of the few to explore them both. See trip description>

Mountain Lodges of Peru

Itinerary at a Glance


  • Choquequirao Trek:
  • Day 1: arrive in Lima
  • Day 2: fly to Cusco, tour city center
  • Day 3: visit Pisac market and hike the Sacred Valley
  • Day 4: to Cachora
  • Days 5–9: trekking to Choquequirao and on to Machu Picchu
  • Day 10: final trekking day, train to Aguas Calientes
  • Day 11: full guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Day 12: explore ruins of Ollantaytambo, drive to Cusco, leisure afternoon
  • Day 13: fly to Lima, tour city, depart.

  • Mountain Lodges of Peru:
  • Day 1: arrive in Lima
  • Day 2: morning flight to Cusco
  • Day 3: visit Pisac market, overnight in Cusco
  • Day 4: drive to first luxury lodge; short day hike in area
  • Day 5: day hike or relax at lodge
  • Days 6–8: hiking, with overnights at luxury lodges
  • Day 9: arrive in Machu Picchu
  • Day 10: full-day exploration of Machu Picchu
  • Day 11: return to Cusco Day
  • Day 12: fly to Lima, tour city, depart.

  • More information:
    For details on these and other treks, call us at 1-888-570-7108.