Camp in Peru's Andes - Authentic Inca Trail Tours

Still want to hike the Inca Trail? Permits for Classic and Discovery treks sell out quick. However, separate permits for the KM 104 Short Inca Trail are still available. We created a custom program that allows you to experience the best section of the classic route, without sacrificing the adventure of camping in the rural Andes. Before making your descent into Machu Picchu, you will spend two nights camping along the lesser known and culturally rich Lares Route. Following a full night's rest at a comfortable hotel in Ollantaytambo, you will wake early for a short train ride to KM 104, where you will make your ascent through Cloud Forest on the Tambo del Inka, to the Sun Gate and at last make your descent into the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Hurry now, to request a quote and secure a permit before it's too late!

Highlights of Peru

Short Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

After a heavenly night's rest, you will begin your day of hiking bright and early on the famous Inca Trail! You will twist and wind your way through the picturesque cloud forest, explore the hillside Incan ruins of Wiñay Wayna and finish off with a captivating descent through the Sun Gate and into the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. Spend the night in Machu Picchu Pueblo and return to discover more of the splendor and history first thing the next morning. That afternoon, you will take the return train back to Cusco for your final evening, left dreaming of this unforgettable experience.

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Classic Tent Camping along the Weaver's Way

No trekking adventure would be complete without a few nights of classic tent camping! Spend two majestic nights sleeping beneath the stars, as you follow the path of the ancient Incas along the Lares Weaver's Way route. This lesser known, yet culturally rich route will allow you to experience a taste of the true Andes. En route, you will visit the rural Andean communities of Patacancha and Willoq, as you hike past the beautiful lakes and striking mountain landscapes that Peru is famous for. This segment of the trek ends with a visit to the fascinating ruins and charming town of Ollantaytambo, where you will stay for a night in a lovely boutique hotel. This will reward you with the chance to freshen up and prepare for the climax of your trekking voyage the following morning.

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Cusco & Colonial Heritage

Your adventure begins with a few days to acclimate and explore the colonial town of Cusco - the gateway to the Peruvian Andes. Cusco is an attractive city with well preserved colonial architecture, evidence of its rich and complex history. The city itself represents the center of indigenous Quechua culture in the Andes, and by merely walking the streets, you can sense the layers of history. Spanish colonial buildings erected directly atop Inca walls line the square, while the modern tourist nightlife flourishes in their midst. The city is surrounded by a number of ruins, the most impressive being Sacsayhuaman, the site of the 1536 battle, in which dozens of Pizarro's men charged uphill to battle the forces of the Inca.

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Peruvian Adventures

Though the ancient Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley are the primary reason people visit Peru, the country has so much more to offer. The fascinating cultures of indigenous tribes living on Lake Titicaca, the constantly shifting wilderness of the Amazon Rainforest, and even the stark, beautiful deserts along the Pacific Coast are all well worth exploring. Get in touch with Global Basecamps and your Travel Specialist will help to hand craft the adventure that fits all of your specific interests, budget, and time frame, from Machu Picchu and beyond!

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Sample Tours

**All of our tours can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.

Cusco, Inca Quarry Trek + Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (8 days)

Looking to embark on the road less traveled? This itinerary offers the perfect exploration of Peru's famous highlights, while discovering the hidden treasures and natural beauty, far from the crowds.
Adventure Archaeological Ruins Cultural Off the Beaten Path Trekking

Short Inca Trail & Lares Weavers Way Trek (8 days)

Spend two nights camping off the beaten track following the lesser known Lares Weaver's Way route, followed by a full day of trekking along the famous Inca Trail - beginning at KM 104 and ending with your final descent into Machu Picchu.
Adventure Archaeological Ruins Cultural Family Off the Beaten Path Trekking

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