Hike Peru’s Sacred Valley with stop-offs for snacks, a cooked-by-locals lunch and lessons in Andean agriculture and weaving.
While everyone else is over at Machu Picchu, you’ll be seeing a whole other side to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (and hardly any humans). This three-hour hike from Chincero to the Machucollpa ruins culminates at Susana’s house. Susana is a Quechua woman, who’ll let you lead her llamas and show you how traditional Andean textiles are woven and dyed. She’ll also describe how her family farms the land, giving you a go with the oxen if you’re brave (and really quite strong). A three-course lunch is laid out for you at another villager’s house, with a mid-hike snack on an Andean plateau – where Susana will unfurl colourful blankets for you to have a rest on as you enjoy her homegrown purple potatoes and green salsa – also included.
A Quechua woman and her llamas
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Your local guide will be part of a team that has been taking travellers on tailored, always-responsible trips to Peru for more than 20 years – and the responsible bit is precisely why this experience will steer you away from the overtrodden Inca sites. A Quechua woman from the Sacred Valley (and her family of llamas) will join your guide – as will a driver, who’ll follow the party in case someone wants an easier route.
Hike the Andes with llamas and locals, and see what life is really like in the Sacred Valley.
- 7 hours
- Start Time
- Tours run between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00
- Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
- Experience location
- You’ll be picked up and dropped off at your Sacred Valley hotel; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.