At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Discover the Lost City
Want to see Machu Picchu after the tourists have left? We find the best way is to sleep next door at the stunning Sanctuary Lodge. During waking hours you’ll walk the ruins of the Sacred Valley and hike the cloud forests of the Inca Trail before hopping the Hiram Bingham Train back to Cusco for a final night dinner in an incredible Inca place.
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Day by Day
Walk the ruins of Yucay, high above the modern-day town. Complete the day with a special afternoon ceremony by a local paco, guardian of Inca religious traditions.
Walk among the Incan agricultural terraces and salt mines of the Sacred Valley. Dinner tonight is at a local friend's home—get ready for a fun-filled evening!
Wander the cobblestone streets of Ollantaytambo or venture up to the ruins at Pumamarca. Meet for a Peruvian-style lunch, then spend the evening exploring in town.
Journey into the Andes by train along the Urubamba River, one of the most enchanting rides in the world. Hike the famous Inca Trail to take in views of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate.
Awake atop Machu Picchu at the luxurious Sanctuary Lodge, then embark on a full exploration of the historic site. Tonight, enjoy music and dining aboard the legendary Hiram Bingham Train as we journey back to Cusco.
Hike the Inca highway into Cusco via Sacsayhuaman. Enjoy lunch in town before a walking tour of Cusco’s main sites. Tonight enjoy your final night dinner in a true Inca Palace!
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and goodbyes before your final departure.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cuzco
Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco's main square, this former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city's most exclusive hotels. This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where guests can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown at and around the hotel.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu
The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge embodies the three truths held sacred by the ancient Incas: “Location, location, location.” But besides being the only hotel in the lost city’s citadel, just a three-minute walk from the main ruins, this exclusive retreat also scores high on what B&R holds sacred: it’s been refurbished by the Belmond group; its services are unequalled in the valley and it has breathtaking llama’s-eye views.
Sol Y Luna Relais & Chateaux, Urubamba
Sol y Luna blends Old World charm with the tranquility of the Sacred Valley. Our hosts, Marie-Helene and Franz, have made Peru their home since the early 1990s. The stylish bungalow-style cottages on this intimate property are all thoughtfully decorated with local ceramics and indigenous woods. The hotel is surrounded by lovely gardens and features a fully equipped spa.
We would like to congratulate B&R for the amazing experience we had in Peru. The unique opportunity we had to interact with local people and go really deep into their culture is something we will never forget.— Leandro Taga
While traveling abroad with loved ones usually brings trepidation and more tiffs than nuevo soles I have in my wallet, B&R has made everything happen so effortlessly that I’m beginning to wonder how I ever voyaged any other way.
Daily walks range between 4 to 10 km (2.5 to 6 mi.), on cobbled city streets, grassy terraced hillsides and the winding footpaths of the Inca Trail. We travel through the Sacred Valley at altitudes between 1,500 and 3,200 m (5,000 to 11,000 ft). Apart from one challenging walk up to Machu Picchu, it’s moderate going. You may find, however, that the altitude requires more effort than at lower elevations. Expect some uneven stairs on our hikes in the ruins as well as some sheer drop offs in places.
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All meals, including wine
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support vehicle
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- Access to km 104 of the Inca Trail. Please Note: We will need your passport information at time of booking to reserve your pass
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- All baggage transportation
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Pre-arranged pick-up and drop-off to/from Cusco airport
Walking Poles & Waist Pack
Included with all walking trips are telescoping walking poles and custom-made padded waist packs, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. The walking poles get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, but the waist pack is yours to keep at trip’s end. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Peru
There is more to Peru than Machu Picchu! As South America’s culinary capital, why not spend a few extra days in Lima trying out one of the three Top Rated Restaurants in the world! Or add some extra days to your trip and explore Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, the Amazon, or head to the coast of Paracas for some beach time and a flight over the Nazca lines. We have several recommendations for where to stay, what to do and where to eat along the way.
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