For four days, immerse yourself in the mountains, glaciers, and lakes of the Andes. Hike through valleys, visit communities, and have the opportunity to get up close and share with people who live immersed in their millenary culture.
Discover more about the Inca Empire by exploring small abandoned remains and other major archaeological centers located along the mythical Inca Trail.
Ascend from a valley to the Andean highlands, and experience two distinct geographical spaces that will change before your eyes.
Our journey begins crossing a lush valley along the Sillque River, surrounded by beautiful Andean flora, hummingbirds, a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Verónica, and the confluence of three rivers.
Discover Ancascocha, a remote and beautiful lake perched in the heart of the Andes, and hike through a condor zone. This sacred bird represents the sky or “Hanan Pacha” in the Andean cosmovision.
Explore the ruins of Inca Rakay, a small and abandoned Inca administrative center built in the fifteenth century.
Today the route invites you to visit Qesqua and Muyu Muyu, two small and picturesque communities that live frozen in time, a privileged opportunity to appreciate the customs and traditions in this area of the Andes.
Explore Paucarcancha, an Inca archaeological complex composed of agricultural terraces and some enclosures, located at the gates of the legendary Inca Trail.
Enter the Inca Trail and visit the spectacular remains of Llactapata, an ancient Inca village with plazas, enclosures, granaries, and impressive terraces built on the banks of the Urubamba River, which were discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1912.
The trek ends in Picaucucho village, very close to the station from which the trains depart to Machu Picchu.
If you are interested, we can continue with a visit to the great Inca citadel.
To ensure the well-being and safety of our travelers and staff throughout our operational chain, Terra Explorer will comply with the health and safety measures and protocols established by the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism (APTAE), and implement the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines for adventure tourism developed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
Our experiences are designed considering the least possible exposure, where the final destinations are usually remote places. By their very nature, our adventure activities are considered to be low risk, mainly because they are performed outdoors where ventilation is constant and making it easy to achieve social distancing.
During these times we are working together with a small staff of honorable people who have been part of the Terra Explorer family for many years. They and their families are aligned with the established health and safety measures. Employing these staff members also seeks to reactivate the local economy.
We guarantee a safe, soul-fulfilling trip to all our travelers for whom we make these adventures possible.
Terra Explorer will strictly comply with the safety, cleaning, and hygiene protocols during our internal processes, third parties, and throughout your trip. This involves:
Follow the instructions related to health and safety given by the Terra Explorer team and your guide, before and during your trip.
Stay home if:
With the intention of delivering the most flexibility at the time of confirming your trip, we will determine the amount of the initial deposit individually and according to your itinerary characteristics.
Secure your trip with a deposit and pay the rest in one or more payments, at a time that suits you best. Please make sure you adhere to our policy and pay in full at least 31 days prior to your trip date.
If you need to cancel your trip, we will apply the following flexible policies.
For more detailed information on our terms and conditions and Covid-19 policies, please contact us at [email protected]