Southern Peru tailor made vacation, Alternative Inca Trail trek

“A unique 19 day tailor made vacation in Peru featuring an alternative trail to Machu Picchu and lodge accommodation instead of camping. Discover the classic Inca sites without compromising on comfort.”


Unique alternative Inca Trail | Arrive at Machu Picchu on foot after biggest crowds have gone | No camping | Have dinner with a local family | Specialist nature lodge in Amazon Basin | Guided bird watching excursions | Guided tour of Cusco | Guided hike in Colca Canyon | Condor watching | Arequipa

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made anytime between April and November
Vacation type

Tailor made vacation

This trip can be tailormade to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in some of the best and most characterful local accommodation! Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

The lodge in the Amazon has excellent environmental credentials, including a strong sustainability policy, community engagement programmes, and is carbon neutral. The company which owns the lodge has a variety of ecological / research programmes operating, including the establishment of permanent conservation areas and a rescue center for Andean, or spectacled, bears.

Our alternative Inca Trail takes you to parts of the Sacred Valley seldom seen by other visitors. As well as introducing you to a greater variety of ecosystems, including the Chinchero plains and glacial lakes of the Urubamba Mountains, this also takes the burden off the heavily-trodden paths of the trail.

The Impacts of this Trip

By throughtfully engaging with local communities, we are able to ensure that your interactions here are mutually beneficial. For example, in the Sacred Valley we introduce you to Ema and her family, who invite you into their home, explain their way of life and cook local dishes for you. Far from a practiced tourist routine, this is a family who we have a personal connection to and offer this service only to our guests. They take immense pride in doing so and also have the opportunity to earn extra money and improve their English.


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