Sacred valley & Machu Picchu

Join us for an extraordinary running experience that weaves through ancient paths, Incan trails, and the breathtaking landscapes of one of the world's oldest and most sacred destinations.


Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

7 days,  6 nights

Activity level: Dynamic Challenge (Advanced)

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From $3,149 USD
Ranging daily from 10 to 20km

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Your Adventure Itinerary

We will arrive in Cusco and proceed with the check-in process at our hotel, where we can take some time to rest and unwind. In the afternoon, there will be optional visits to the vibrant downtown area of Cusco, along with guided walking.

 

After having some free time to explore the city, we will gather for a memorable Welcome Dinner Ceremony at one of Cusco’s most captivating restaurants.

 

 

Accomodation: Cusco Historic Downtown Hotel

Lunch & Dinner: included

Today, we begin with an early rise in preparation for our transfer to the Inca Sacred Valley.

During our journey, we will make a stop at the Machu Qolqa Inca Temple for a welcome Andean Ceremony session. This will take place at the unique Ruin Site of Raqqchi. Here, we’ll receive an introduction to Peruvian ceremonial sites and seek permission from the “Mountain Gods” for a safe passage through the Andean foothills.

 

 

Following this, we embark on a steep run down the Chincheros Inca Trail and Ruin Site, a distinctive descent to the basin of the Vilcanota River. We pass through a historic Inca trail, once considered the primary entrance to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

 

In the afternoon, a meditation and stretching ceremony awaits us at the Urco’s Prosperity temple.

 

 

Accomodation: Urubamba Country Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

We begin the day with an early morning start, embarking on the Cachicata Inca Trail. From this point, we can take in the awe-inspiring sight of the Ollantaytambo Inca Sun Pyramids. Following this, we explore the enchanting alleys of Ollantaytambo and its historic Fortress in a breathtaking 9 km loop run that offers stunning scenery.

 

 

Afterwards, we gather for a replenishing breakfast before engaging in another remarkable and culturally enriching run along the Puma Marka Inca Ruins. During this run, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the remarkable Puka Poncho Valley Traditional Weaving Family.

 

Our post-run activities will be celebrated at the Brewery of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

 

Accomodation: Urubamba Country Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

On Day 4, we embark on a run accompanied by the majestic views of the town of Misminay, as we make our way towards the Moray Inca Agricultural laboratory. Our journey continues to the astonishing pre-Inca Maras Salt Mines, promising us a spectacular day with one of the most breathtaking trail runs in Peru.

 

During the afternoon, we allocate time for a well-deserved stretching session at Huayna Qapac’s Inca Temples in the Urubamba vicinity.

 

Accommodation: Urubamba Country Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

A visit to Machu Picchu is undoubdtedly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we are thrilled to share this extraordinary journey during the retreat. The historic site of Machu Picchu stands as one of the most remarkable achievements in art, architecture, and land utilization worldwide, representing the paramount tangible heritage of the Inca civilization.

 

We will immerse ourselves in a full day of gazing at Machu Picchu, with a specially guided visit to the astonishing citadel. Following this, a delightful lunch awaits us in Aguas Calientes. Later, we will board a train at Ollantaytambo railway station for our return journey to Cusco. 

 

 

Accommodation: Urubamba Country Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

On day 6 we will run down the iconic Lares Inca Trail, an amazing cultural experience to run down one of the main exchange Inca Trails of the Sacred Valley. An amazing downhill trail that was once part of the Qapac Ñan (Royal Roads of the King) circuit of Inca Trails.

 

After our run, we will head to the town of Lamay for Lunch. Brief rest and then we head toward Cursco for the final part of the trip, finalizing with cultural visits to Saqsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Pula Pukara and the San Blas Neighborhood.

 

At our arrival to Cusco we have programmed our goodbye dinner to the experience. 

 

Accommodation: Cusco.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Included

This day is dedicated to your transfer to the airport for your journey back home.
Airport shuttles are included.

 

We offer a range of up to +3 day add-ons* that will continue from this day onward.

 

These extra days allow you to further immerse yourself in the Celebration of The Sun (Inti Raymi), including visits to either/and Rainbow Mountain or Humantay Lake.

 

*Please refer to the “Included / Not included section for further details.

Breakfast: Included

Our team

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Our Host

Yannick Wende is an Andean born competitive mountain biker, mountaineering enthusiast, and trail runner. His life revolves around the mountains surrounding his birth place in La Paz, Bolivia. Working on various social and environmental programs around the Bolivian and Peruvian Andes has allowed him to understand and communicate an admiration and respect for the Andes through storytelling. Yannick’s partnership with Aire Libre Running has also given him a new opportunity to explore his mountain sanctuary in a new dimension and reconnect to it with this new calling. He is an adventurer who enjoys bird watching, learning about native plants, and he is driven by a determination to make the Andes and promote native community building and cultural development.


To connect with Yannick you can find him on Instagram as @yannickwende

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Step into the enchanting world of Peru, where the awe-inspiring Andes Mountain Range and the iconic Machu Picchu await. Immerse yourself in the cultural legacy of the Incas and the captivating history of Cusco, often called the center of the world. An extraordinary running experience that weaves through ancient paths, Incan trails, and the breathtaking landscapes of one of the world’s oldest and most sacred destinations.

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Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Peru, a land of ancient wonders and breathtaking landscapes while you deeply immerse into the rich heritage of the Incas. Join us for an extraordinary running adventure through this sacred land, tracing the footsteps of ancient civilizations.

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On our initial night in Cusco City, we will stay in the heart of downtown, relishing a high-end three-star hotel experience with magnificent city views.

 

Throughout the rest of the Experience, we will be accommodated in a breathtaking mansion in Urubamba (Sacred Valley), adorned with colonial architecture and featuring an outdoor pool. The mansion offers a range of accommodation options, including double and single rooms, each boasting a private bathroom.

 

Standard accommodation option involves double or triple shared lodging.
However, you have the choice to enhance your experience by upgrading to private accommodations at check-out.

In June, the Sacred Valley of Peru enters its Andean winter, characterized by cool days and chilly nights. Anticipate cool, sunlit days with temperatures averaging between 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F), while nights carry a distinct crispness.

 

Mornings often bring mist and a gentle chill, giving way to sunny afternoons with clear mountain views. While generally dry, occasional light showers are possible.

INCLUDED:

  • Transportation throughout the whole experience.
  • Specially designed trails along the magical landscapes of the Sacred Valley.
  • Carefully curated culinary experiences.
  • Exclusively designed yoga and meditation sessions.
  • All meals and accommodations for the duration of the experience.
  • Entrance tickets to all national parks and attractions included in the experience.
  • Knowledgeable and professional local guides.
  • Aire Libre & partner brands merchandise.
  • Complimentary La Familia Global Community Membership ($ 25 USD value)
  • Dedicated sports and action photographer to capture your moments.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare for your inbound and outbound flights to Peru.
  • Travel Insurance.
    We highly recommend securing personal travel insurance for your peace of mind.
  • Alcoholic beverages and any additional meals beyond the provided ones.

Add-Ons (Operated by our local hosts):

 

Private Accomodation  (+$550)

+$345: 1 Day Inti Raymi (The Celebration of the Sun)

+$300: 1 Day Humantay Lake or Rainbow Mountain

+$615: 2 Days Inti Raymi + Humantay or Rainbow Mountain

+$900: 3 Days  Inti Raymi + Humantay + Rainbow Mountain

Included:

  • Lodging for 1, 2, or 3 extra nights, depending on the number of add-ons you book.
  • Round-trip pickup and drop-off from the hotel for any of the activities.
  • Entrance tickets for the designated site(s).
  • Local Guide for the chosen site(s).
  • Lunch for the chosen add-on day.

Not included:

  • Dinner(s) for the extra day(s) of the add-ons.

Please feel free to reach out if you need further assistance or have any questions!

  • Currently, Peru’s international borders remain open.
  • A valid passport is required for entry.
  • A free visa is issued upon arrival at the port of entry.
  • Foreigners might be required to present a return ticket.

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