How To Avoid Crowds at Machu Picchu

In light of AFAR magazine’s most recent article, “The True Magic of Machu Picchu Isn’t Where You Think It Is”, we would like to highlight the items that they discuss, and we offer, that will help make your next adventure to Peru and Machu Picchu all the more special and away from the throngs of tourists that might take away from your personal journey.


Incredible vistas from the lodge to lodge Lares Trek

Choose your own adventure on the Luxury Lodge to Lodge Lares Adventure! This 5 day hiking and cultural experience is excellent for groups of diverse interests and abilities. Your incredbile journey will lead you through the rich history, living culture and magnificent landscape of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and end at Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca Empire. At each day’s sunset, settle into deluxe mountain lodges run in partnership with local communities, to prepare for a new day of multi-activity adventure and exploration.

Majestic archaeological sites lead to remote and uncrowded trails taking travelers through mountains and valleys, abounding in natural beauty and dotted with Andean communities, where the locals are master weavers and their traditions are still firmly rooted in ancient Incan culture. Expert guides tailor the experience with an offer of a la carte daily activities (easy to challenging hiking or mountain biking) and cultural encounters. Decide on whim, what you feel like doing each day and make this trek your own!

This program is also available as a 7 day itinerary, with 2 additional days of hiking and touring.  Contact us, if interested.

>>Read more about this trek from our own Peru expert’s personal experience

Discover less-known Incan Ruins site along this trek to Machu Picchu

This is an outstanding mini-trip for those wanting “a taste” of the Inca Trail, avoid crowds and link it with other adventures in the area. The second day can be arranged with a hike up Huayna Picchu.

NEW FOR 2018! We are offering a set departure on Thursdays for the 2-day Inca Trail Express, with a special group price. Minimum for group is 2 people.

You will need Inca Trail permits for this trek.  This trek is available in private, for any day of the week. Set departure groups start on Thursdays.

>>Read more about this trek from our own Peru expert’s personal experience

Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain

Besides Machu Picchu, there are so many other mind-blowing sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. For those looking for something truly unique, we have combined two great day tours into one stellar package, with river rafting on the Urubamba River and an overnight at a river lodge on the first day and hiking to Rainbow Mountain on the second day.  This is one of our most popular tours!

The river rafting is in a group (small group in raft) and the hike to Rainbow Mountain is private.  These may be booked separately as day trips.

Want to start planning your next Peru adventure? Contact us!

Your friendly Peru Expert,


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