Andeana Treks - Travel to Peru

Join us on another epic trek in Peru this year! We'll be taking on an unmatched journey through the Sacred Valley covering all of the most important sites and unique, one-of-a-kind experiences with locals. Then, break off into one of two incredible treks: the iconic Machu Picchu for Peru's first-time visitors, or the unexplored trek to Choquequirao for experienced trekkers. 2024 dates will be announced soon, please see our past November 2023 itinerary below.

Maras Peru Salt Flats
Huilloc Weavers Peru
Andeana Peru Tours Trip in front of Ollantaytambo Ruins

November 11 - 16, 2023: Cusco & The Sacred Valley

Day 1 - Saturday, November 11th: Arrive to Cusco

Arrival at your leisure into Cusco.  Transfer will be provided for the airport to the hotel. Check into your hotel to rest and relax after your long flight and feel free to walk around the city, or just sit and have some coca tea to help your body acclimate to the altitude. It's important to take a day to adjust to the altitude before we embark on our busy and epic adventure!

Day 2 - Sunday, November 12th: Misminay, Tiobamba, Maras & Moray

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then our official Sacred Valley Tour begins at 9am! This will be an exciting adventure and introduction to the colorful, spiritual Quechua culture. We will journey by van across the Sacred Valley stopping first at the Misminay Community just on the outskirts of Cusco. Here we will experience a day in the life of a Quechua local and get to participate in many of their traditions like a unique Pachamama ceremony to honor Mother Earth, learning a bit of the Quechua language, and experience some of their agricultural methods of plowing or harvesting the soil.

From there, we’ll have a relaxing, authentic picnic lunch at Tiobamba with amazing views  of the Sacred Valley and cathedral. After lunch we will continue our journey across the Sacred Valley to explore the beautiful Maras and  salt flats and Moray agricultural ruins from colonial times. Finally after a full first day, we will check into the hotel for dinner and relaxation! 

Day 3 - Monday, November 13th: Ollantaytambo Ruins

After breakfast at the hotel, we will be spending the day in Andeana Hats’ Peru headquarters, the Incan citadel of Ollantaytambo. We will walk around this adorable old fortress town, shop, climb the  Ollantaytambo fortress ruins, and walk to the nearby organic farm, El Albergue for a very traditional Pachamanca lunch (earth-oven), coffee, and distillery tour. The tradition of Pachamanca is where they prepare your meal by digging a hole in the ground, burying your meat and vegetables with heated up lava stones, and then covering it back again to cook in the Earth. This is an ancient tradition dating back to the Inca times.

We will  then visit the Valle Sagrado Brewery and later dine at Chuncho restaurant, the sister farm-to-table restaurant to El Albergue that uses the ingredients from their own organic farm that we toured at lunch to create their incredible dishes. After yet another amazing meal, we will head back to the hotel for rest and relaxation. 

Day 4 - Tuesday, November 14th: Patacancha Valley

After breakfast in the hotel, we will set off in the morning to drive to the rural town of Patacancha, to visit one of the weaving communities. You will meet our non-profit partner, Awamaki, learn about what they do, and experience a full weaving demonstration from the female artisans there. We will have a delicious lunch at Patacancha hosted by the expert weavers themselves and then visit their local impact and community center. Here we can learn how we can help and donate to these communities.

After our tour, we can have some down time at the hotel before we get ready for our special dinner. Afterwards, we travel to dinner at the luxurious Tambo del Inka Resort and get settled into our next fabulous hotel for the night.

Day 5 - Wednesday, November 15th: Pisaq Ruins & Cusco

After breakfast at the hotel, we will be continuing our journey across the Sacred Valley to another impressive, ancient Inca citadel of Pisaq where we will hike around and explore some of the most beautiful architectural sites of indigenous Inca.

Afterwards, we will walk around the modern town of Pisaq and have time to explore and shop the lovely artisan markets in town. From there, we will drive back to the impressive colonial city of Cusco, which used to be the Capital of the Inca Empire. Get ready to have your mind blown in this gorgeous city and our Asian-Peruvian fusion dinner at Kion. After dinner we will relax in our new hotel.

Day 6 - Thursday, November 16th: Saqsayhuaman & Cusco

After breakfast in the Hotel, we will be spending the day in Cusco, taking a walking day tour of the city and exploring the nearby Incan ruins of the Temple of the Sun and the archeological site of Saqsayhuaman.

Then we will have lunch at Pachapapa, and have a free afternoon to walk around and shop! Trust me you will want to get lost in the narrow cobblestone streets and discover all of the hidden cafes and shops.

Our final evening as one group we will go to the top of San Blas for the best cocktails and views of the city at Limbus Restobar. After dinner and drinks you will want to get your rest, because the next day we split up into two groups; one group will be taking the glass train to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Natural wonders of the World and the other group will be trekking 4 days to Choquequirao (the “new” Machu Picchu unknown by most tourists). This is literally a “choose your own adventure” of how hard you want to workout to see ruins. Both experiences will leave you literally breathless and exploring some of the most beautiful Incan Ruins deep in the jungles of Peru. 

Peruvian Alpacas in Cusco
Machu Picchu Peru
Machu Picchu Peru Tours

Choose Your Own Adventure

Option 1: Machu Picchu November 17 - 19, 2023

Day 7 - Friday, November 17th  (The Machu Picchu Route):

The Machu Picchu Route will take you Friday morning via a glass ceiling train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. Spend the afternoon walking around this tiny town, check in, and eat an early dinner at your hotel before going to bed early so you can be well-rested to explore the iconic Machu Picchu Ruins.

Day 8 - Saturday, November 18th (The Machu Picchu Route):

Get ready to check off a big Bucket List destination with Machu Picchu! The first bus leaves at 5:30am, at the bus stop that is walking distance from your hotel to reach Machu Picchu for a magical sunrise over the ruins. There will be a guided tour and plenty of free time to hike around and check out other areas of Machu Picchu, like the Sun Gate, before catching your afternoon train back to Cusco. Depending on your flight you can either decide to power through and take a red eye flight back home that night or opt to stay overnight in Cusco to have one more day to explore this incredible city. You will never want to leave Cusco!

Day 9 - Sunday, November 19th (The Machu Picchu Route):

Travel Day back to Lima to catch your international flight. Times TBD.

Trekking in Peru
Apu Veronica Ollantaytambo Peru
Choquequirao Peru

Option 2: Choquequirao Trek November 17 - 21, 2023

Day 7 - Friday, November 17th  (The Choquequirao Route):

Voted one of the top 5 treks in the world by National Geographic in 2022, The Choquequirao Trek will take you hiking vigorously for four days, camping out along an incredible Incan trail through the mountains and the beautiful sights of the Apurimac River  Canyon! At each camp, your porters will prepare your meals, set up your camp, and there will be some time to explore the wonderful wildlife and sights. This is not an easy trek, but you will be rewarded with some of the most dramatic, breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains.

We leave Cusco early in the morning in our private transport and drive towards Cachora, an Andean community located 4-5 hours from Cusco at 2800m/9184ft, the starting point of the trek where we meet our horsemen and horses. We start our hike climbing for two and a half hours towards the Abra Capuliyoc at 2750m/9020ft, where we'll enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Apurimac River Canyon. We then continue descending for two more hours towards Chiquisca, where we set our camp and spend the night.

Day 8 - Saturday, November 18th  (The Choquequirao Route):

We leave Chiquisca as early as 6.00am to go down to Rosalina Beach, which will take about one hour. We then cross the Apurimac River and start climbing towards Santa Rosa, zigzagging up a steep slope. This climb will take an approximated 2h, and it is important that we leave early. In Santa Rosa, we make a half an hour break, to sample Cambray, a local sugar cane extract. Afterwards, we continue our hike slowly climbing for two and a half
hours until we reach our lunch spot in Marampata. From here we walk another two hours until we reach the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, located at 3103m/10178ft, where we will set up camp and enjoy some free time to explore the terraces and buildings. When the sun starts to set, you might want to sit and observe the canyon, where condors are spotted.

Day 9 - Sunday, November 19th  (The Choquequirao Route):

This morning we enjoy a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex: we will visit the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin), and some areas that are still covered in wild foliage and ready to be restored into the way it was when the Incas owned it. After the tour, we start our walk back towards Santa Rosa, where we have lunch. We then continue descending for another 2 hours until we reach Rosalina Beach at 1450m/4756ft, where we have time to take a refreshing dip in the waters of the Apurimac River. We camp and dine here.

Day 10 - Monday, November 20th  (The Choquequirao Route):

We leave camp after breakfast to start the two to three hour climb to Chiquisca, to then make our way back to the Abra Capuliyoc, close to which we have our lunch. In the afternoon, we continue on our two-hour return route to Cachora, where a private transport will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time around 9.00pm. You may choose to stay in Cusco, or take a late-night flight back to Lima.

Day 11 - Tuesday, November 21th  (The Choquequirao Route):

Travel Day back to the United States. Times TBD

Pisaq Ruins Peru
Pricing & Terms

The price for this tour is $4,125 per person. This tour is lead by Laura Grier and Pats Krysiak and is open to 10 travelers. To secure your spot, we require a $1,700 deposit. Please see below what is included and not included.

What's Included on this trek

  • National Flights Lima - Cusco - Lima, includes 1 check-in luggage
  • Private Transfers mentioned on the itinerary
  • Hotels mentioned on the itinerary based on double occupancy or similar subject to availability
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Misminay (earth ceremony agriculture activity) + Picnic lunch + Maras and Moray
  • Ollantaytambo + Pachamanca lunch + farm visit  +Cerveceria del Valle
  • Patacancha +Lunch + afternoon activity 
  • Pisaq archaeological site + market
  • Private City tour Cusco
  • Cusco tourist tax in full 
  • Entrances to Maras, Cusco Cathedral and Koricancha temple
  • 1 Bottle of water per person daily
  • Tips for guides
  • Tips for drivers
  • Tips at restaurants
  • 2 alcoholic drinks per person during dinner and lunches + water and soft drinks
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner
  • 1 Andeana Hat and Intention Band


  • Transfer Hotel Cusco / Ollantaytambo train station
  • PeruRail Vistadome train tickets Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes / Poroy station
  • Machu Picchu entrance
  • Return bus Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
  • English speaking local private guide for the tour
  • 01 night accommodation at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel inc dinner. Subject to availability
  • Transfer Poroy station / Hotel Cusco


  • Personal tents. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Eureka Timberline 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested and Eureka Timberline 2XT for single travellers.
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips
  • One pillow per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent with biodegradable toilet facilitie
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 9kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag)
  • 1 emergency horse every 6 persons
  • Wranglers
  • Meals (03B, 04L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
  • Filtered boiled water from lunch time on 1st day onwards
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transport from Cachora to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco


  • International Airfare
  • Additional Luggage Fees
  • Meals on Saturday Nov. 11th are not included (this is the travel arrival day)
  • Dinner on Monday 20th for Choquequirao Group
  • Lunch on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th for Machu Picchu Group
  • Dinner on Saturday 18th for Machu Picchu Group
At a Glance
Trip Highlights

• Cusco, Sacsayhuaman & San Blas
• Maras & Moray
• Ollantaytambo & Pisaq Ruins
• Tiobamba Visit
• Patacancha & Misminay Communities
• Pachamama Ceremony
• Pachamanca Earth Oven Lunch
• Machu Picchu or Choquequirao Ruins
• Glass train to Machu Picchu
• Choquequirao Camp Overnight beside the Ruins
• Luxury dinner at Tambo del Inka
• Get your own Andeana Hat

Moray Ruins in Peru

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If you are interested in joining us on this epic trek, send us a message below to coordinate. We are excited to have you with us in Peru, let the once-in-a-lifetime adventure begin!

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