This program offers the perfect combination of adventure travel and cultural immersion en-route to the magical Machu Picchu. The 5 or 7-day lodge-to-lodge journey will alternate between exploration of the astounding natural scenery of the Sacred Valley and an intimate look at Andean culture. Destinations will include fascinating archaeological sites, impossibly hued turquoise lakes, thought-provoking agricultural and commercial Andean cooperatives, bustling towns and markets showcasing the flavours of the region as well as the wares of its skilled artisans. You will travel to hidden communities unchanged for centuries for unique up-close encounters with local people. At each day’s sunset, settle into a deluxe mountain lodge run in partnership with local communities.
Enchanting lodges (Lamay and Huacahuasi) welcome guests at the end of each day, enabling reflection and rejuvenation along the journey so that they can wake to embrace each day with wonder and excitement. The lodges have incorporated traditional Incan building techniques and sensitivity to the surrounding environment without forgoing comfort or style. At Lamay Lodge, private terraces open onto a beautiful garden where friendly Alpacas roam. There is also an outdoor Jacuzzi where guests can marvel at the night sky. At Huacahuasi Lodge, colourful art installations and panoramic views will take your breath away. Each room includes a private balcony and Jacuzzi where you can watch the mist roll in from the mountains over a glass of wine.