Peru – Trails Through the Sacred Valley

Immerse yourself in ancient culture and modern luxury in your quest to explore Machu Picchu, a misty monument to the Incas and the rich heritage they left behind.

Begin your journey to the “Lost City of the Incas” within sight of Mount Salkantay, a peak sacred to the Incas. Ride along ancient pathways that meander through the mountains and forested canyons of this spiritual land.

Immerse yourself in the customs and culture of Andean families on your luxurious journey through the Sacred Valley to legendary Machu Picchu. Meet the Quechua people, picnic surrounded by spectacular scenery, swim in emerald-green glacial lakes, and spend the nights in enchanting cottages high in the mountains, treated to healthy, delicious traditional meals to fuel you on your journey.  

Before and after Machu Picchu, enjoy luxurious accommodations in Peru’s eclectic cities. From Lima’s fashion galleries and bohemian art district to Cuzco’s historic sites and ruins, a wealth of experiences await you. Be sure to explore the local marketplaces, where delicious food abounds.

Suggested Additions to Complement Your Journey

  • Enjoy a Taste of Lima, from the best home cooks to the top chefs
  • Take a private charter to explore the Galapagos and snorkel with sea lions
  • Cruise down the Amazon and go swimming with the pink river dolphins

Journeys Equestrian Travels Experience
Your journey will be a private, customized travel experience, based on your individual schedule, interests and budget. Programs are designed for riders and non-rider companions alike.

Suggested Experiences:

  • Adventure
    Enjoy a night of “glamping” with five-star meals and service; challenge yourself to climb the staircase of Huayna Picchu for a bird’s eye view; board the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train for the ride back from Machu Picchu
  • Education
    Take in a Peruvian Paso Horse Show presentation
  • Local Immersion
    Learn about ancient Inca culture with a guided excursion through the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and a visit to the Ollantaytambo fortress ruins; visit Urubamba villages for a full day of market shopping
  • Wellness
    After your challenging ride, relax at the Sol y Luna Lodge & Spa