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Inca Trail Choquechaca to Machu Picchu Trek

9 DAYS Starting from $4,290 per person

The 9-Day Inca Trail Choquechaca to Machu Picchu Trek is a unique and authentic experience developed by SA Expeditions in conjunction with the people of the Choquechaca Valley who have become integral partners in our company's journey. You’ll trek through remote and pristine landscapes accompanied by the people who have lived there for centuries, camp in spectacular locations and visit your guides’ ancestral village and meet their families. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu after arriving triumphantly on-foot, and spend a few days exploring Cusco and imbibing its intoxicating blend of Spanish and pre-Colombian history.


Trip at a Glance


  • Wander the winding streets of Cusco, the one-time capital of the Inca empire, and revel in the city’s Incan and colonial heritage.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the imposing ancient Incan temples of Sacsayhuaman and Koricancha, to discover the history and might of the lost empire.
  • Embark upon three days of privately guided trekking in a remote corner of the Andes which very few Westerners ever see.
  • Hike with the residents of a remote Andean village that you’ll visit en route. Meet their wives and families and learn about their proud weaving tradition.
  • Camp next to the spectacularly beautiful Azul Cocha (Blue Lake) and enjoy a celestial star-show before retiring for the night.
  • Camp in ultimate comfort and warmth, with quality sleeping bags and Therm-a-Rest sleeping mats in your spacious two-man tent.
  • Delight in four wholesome meals (our afternoon teas are legendary) every day and make use of a private tented bathroom.
  • Hike a lesser-known part of the historic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, arriving on-foot after passing through the spectacular Winay Wayna archaeological site.
  • Discover the “lost city of the Incas” on a private, guided tour of Machu Picchu, where you’ll drink in the mesmerizing views and learn how the temples were built.
  • If time allows, take a private tour of the main sites of Lima, including the Larco Museum, the San Francisco Monastery and Lima’s historic squares.

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