Perhaps you’ve heard friends and family talk about their experience traveling to Machu Picchu, home of the Incan Empire in the Peruvian highlands. The most iconic images of this ancient city are taken from the Gatekeepers hut looking over the entire ruins towards the mountain of Huayna Picchu at the opposite end of the city.
There are several ways to reach this point and experience this awesome view.
But like most things in life, the harder you work the sweeter the reward.
If you’re up for an adventure, consider this unique 8-day trek following the Salkantay trail from lodge to lodge. The famous Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek), named among the 25 best Treks in the World, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine, connects the city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca Trail where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests.
At the end of each day, relax in a an intimate 6-room lodge where you can enjoy a steaming hot shower, fine gourmet meal, select wines, goose-down bedding, massages, outdoor jacuzzis and highly personalized service from charming local staff. All ingredients are locally sourced, from organic coffee blends to healthy snacks, leaving you energized and ready for the next day’s adventure.
The eco-minded architecture of each lodge effortlessly mixes traditional Peruvian heritage with contemporary design. This is a truly unique way to experience the Inca Trail, and we’d love to tell you more!