Lodge Trek – Sacred Valley & Inca Jungle 6D/5N

This trip takes you truly off the beaten path, from the most iconic Inca sites of the Sacred Valley to the best trails of the lesser known Vilcabamba region. We begin with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo and Tampumachay near Cusco to explore elaborate ancient archaeological sites.

Activity options on most days of our trip range from relaxed cultural exploration to challenging low altitude hikes over remote passes at the gate to the Amazon and with the final destination in one of the world´s wonder Machu Picchu.


Day 1 |After  arriving in Cusco, visit impressive archaeological sites

Our trip begins today in Cusco, Peru (11,023′). Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met by our local guide at your hotel, where you will have a brief orientation meeting. We have most of the morning to relax and acclimatize before setting out on a tour to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo and Tampumachay.

Day 2 | Today’s adventure begins in Chinchero in the Sacred Valley.

After breakfast we make our way to the colorful town of Chinchero with its colonial buildings, cobbled streets and beautiful churches. Tonight we spend our first night at Casa de Barro Lodge located at Chinchero (12,342′). All meals included.

Easy active option (Level 2): Extended visit in Chinchero, then a guided tour of Moray Inca Agricultural Site and the Maras Salt Mines. Optional hike to Pichingoto. Walking 2-3 hours.


Day 3 | Discover the wonders of the Inca jungle trail

6:00 -7:00 am: Early morning pick-up at your hotel lobby by an Eco Quechua Adventures representative. Transportation service through the amazing Sacred Valley crossing over the 4,316m high Malaga Pass at the base of massive glaciers. The landscape is quite impressive with amazing views of the snow-capped mountains. We will stop along the road for the scramble up moraine to a spectacular viewpoint where you will see various birds of the region. Following the tour of the Malaga Pass, you will be taken to the Huaman Marka Inca Ruins which have recently been restored. We’ll arrive in Santa Maria in time for lunch. After, we prepare ourselves for an afternoon hike in the Inca jungle trail, reaching Eco Quechua lodge at the end of the day where you will enjoy a special candlelit dinner in our riverfront restaurant. B/L/D

Day 4 |  Eco Quechua Lodge (1, 530 m / 5,007 ft).

This day is spent at leisure for rest or activities, depending upon your preferences. The most popular activity at Eco Quechua is a nearby half-day Canopy tour. In the afternoon, guests may choose the birding tour or a visit to the hot springs. In the evening, the tour leader will brief the trekking party on gear and the itinerary for the next two days. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken at the Lodge. B/L/D

Day 5  |  Eco Quechua Lodge, Llacta Pata Inca Trail Hike

After an early start and a hearty breakfast, we take our vehicle aprox. 30 minutes to the beginning of the Llactapata Inca Trail. We walk gradual up to the coffee farm where local coffee experts will teach you about sustainable growing practices and coffee’s vital role in Santa Teresa´s social and economic evolution. After tasting the result of the plant to cup process, we head up hill for 2-3 hours towards Llactapata pass (2, 700 m/8, 900ft). Where we come upon a distant but quite special view of Machu Picchu from the southwest, one which few tourists ever glimpse. An added value are the Llactapata Ruins, which have recently been restored. Lunch is provided at the check out point, in view of Machu Picchu. We then begin our final descent to the Aobamba River through lush bamboo forests and more orchids and coffee plantations (2-3 hour descent). After, you can have the massage therapy for a well-deserved treat after your hard work or simply relax in a hammock at the lodge, listening to the birds and the sound of the river. (Total hiking time: 6-8 hours. Hiking level: moderate to challenging). B/L/D

Day 6  |  Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast you can relax a bit before heading to the station for your train to Aguas Calientes, a short (30 minutes) scenic train ride away.

Today is spent exploring the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu with your tour leader. In the afternoon, we return to Aguas Calientes to board the train for our journey back to Cusco. We get off at Ollantaytambo and change to motorised transport, arriving into Cusco in the early evening. (Breakfast in your hotel; it´s recommended to purchase a box lunch before heading to Machu Picchu.) B/





Lodge Trek – Sacred Valley & Inca Jungle 6D/3N


Price Includes

Accommodations in Casa de Barro Lodge (Tripadvisor winner of travellers choice award) and Eco Quechua Lodge (Tripadvisor winner of certificate of excellence) as noted on itinerary; meals as noted on the daily itinerary; English-speaking local guides; full baggage support/transfer while trekking (you carry only your daypack); hot springs entrance fee and zipline, all ground transportation within Peru as noted, rail tickets to/from Machu Picchu; all sightseeing excursions as noted including permits for entrance to Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Hiking Permits: We require your complete passport information in order to purchase your permit to Machu Picchu and the train tickets.


  • Flights to Peru and Cusco
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not specified
  • Tiping
  • Optional activities,other expenses and services not specified on this itinerary.


Note on Itinerary

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions.

Special Payment, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy

A $400 deposit per person is due at time of sign up. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. 61-90 days prior to departure, the $400 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. At 60-31 days prior to departure, 50% of the land cost is non-refundable and non-transferable. At 30 days or less prior to departure, all costs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Packing List

  • Day pack
  • Hiking boots (sneakers are not suitable)
  • Full rain gear or poncho
  • Lightweight hiking pants (recommended) or shorts
  • Breathable dryfit shirts
  • Comfortable shoes/flip-flops
  • Cold-weather jacket
  • Long-sleeve fleece/sweater
  • hat for sun and bandana
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable hiking socks (at least 4 pairs)
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Bathing suit
  • Casual mountain wear for evenings
  • Photo/video cameras and chargers
  • Trekking poles
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended)

Baggage Specifications

  • Please, NO hard suitcases or wheeled bags and / or backpacks («soft» luggage) are
  • We provide a limited amount of hair-dryers at the lodge, due to limited energy supply and environmental concerns.
  • shampoo and bath gel are provided at the
  • Any additional clothing and luggage that you will not be needing on the trek can be stored at your hotel in
  • If you do not have an appropriate sized duffel bag, we can provide a duffel bag on loan at the pre-trek briefing (the night before departure from Cusco). Please return it to your trip leader after the trek.



Fly into Cuzco, Peru (CUZ). You will need to arrive one day prior to the itinerary. An Eco Quechua Adventures representative will provide transfer from your hotel to the first activity on Day 1st.


Accommodations are in two different lodges as described below.

Casa De Barro Lodge

Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley winner of Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice.

Eco Quechua Lodge

Situated in Santa Teresa, Peru, not far from Machu Picchu. Winner of Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Located at the gate of the Peruvian Amazon.


Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended. Eco Quechua Lodge recommends travel insurance that covers accidents, medical expenses and emergency repatriation, including rescue and air ambulance. It is also recommend that it covers cancellations and loss of luggage. For recommendations on where to acquire trip insurance, please contact the travel support team.


All meals are included with the exception of breakfast on day 1 and lunch in Aguas Calientes. Typical meals will include chicken, beef, quinoa, vegetables, fish. Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request.

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule above, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions.

MACHU PICCHU Lodge Trek – Sacred Valley & Inca Jungle 6D/5N