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
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.
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 a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
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. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.
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.
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
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
The Sacred Valley of the Incas sounds, smells, looks, and feels like Narnia, Neverland, and the Garden of Eden all wrapped into one. It is imagination realized. Overlooking this great valley—in all its magic and magnificence—is Machu Picchu. Photographs do not do Machu Picchu, nor the Sacred Valley, justice. One must see it the way the architects of Machu Picchu intended it to be seen, and as it has been seen for centuries—by foot. Along the way, you will hear music in the air and walk alongside llamas roaming the ruins of the Sacred Valley. Then you will hike into Machu Picchu and take in all of the site’s splendour. Finally, we head to the Incan capital of Cusco the centre of Incan history and culture.
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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.
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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 Sticks & Hip Holsters
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
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