South America Peru Land Tour

Explora Sacred Valley

Explora Sacred Valley is a lodge-based trip from a thoughtfully placed property in Urquillos, Peru. From this central location in the Sacred Valley, explore nearby Cusco, the highlights of Valle Sagrado and Machu Picchu. Select from a daily menu of over 40 hikes, bike rides, high mountain ascents, overland travel and combinations to experience this incredible area of cultural and geologic wonders. With a bilingual guide, or on your own, get outside on half- or full-day activities that range from easy to moderate, advanced and event expert, ensuring options for everyone.

Soak in the highlights of these world-renowned attractions, away from the crowds and with an attentive guide. Experience the colonial history of Cusco; the architectural magnificence of the Incas in Machu Picchu; isolated villages; archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero and Pisac; Andean pampas, and mountains or Apus, considered by locals as guardians of people and nature. While a 4-day itinerary exists (inquire for pricing), we recommend a longer 5-, 6- or 7-day stay to maximize your experience.

Home base is Explora Sacred Valley Lodge, a 50-room property tucked in a valley among tall peaks, on a working corn farm. This premium, high-end, all-inclusive lodge is designed for guests who insist on luxury but really want to put on those hiking boots and go out and explore. Enjoy staying at an altitude lower than Cusco, with plenty of opportunities for acclimation activities. Following a complete day of exploring the surrounding areas, return to this haven for rest and relaxation with an onsite restaurant, welcoming common areas and an onsite spa housed in a colonial home.

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