Women’s Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

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Hike the iconic 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with our Women Only, Small Group Adventure Tour in Peru with 3 days of acclimating throughout Cusco.


Duration: 8 Days
Starts in: Cusco, Peru
Ends in: Cusco, Peru
Group Size: 4-12
Difficulty: 5/5

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Explorer Chick

Real adventures for real women who want to overcome and transform - challenging itineraries, a supportive community, uncommon travel experiences, and endless SHE-nanigans.

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Your Inca trek is thoughtfully planned to isolate you from crowds, integrate you with Quechuan culture, and waltz you through the Sun Gate PRECISELY as the golden hour strikes. Watch the sky flash orange, purple, and red as you leave your body and feel more righteous than Kanye.  

Spend 3 days in Cusco and the Sacred Valley before hiking the classic route to Machu Picchu for 4 days and 3 nights in Peru. 

While adjusting to the altitude, explore ancient ruins, landmarks, and museums via Explorer Chick private tours. Unmissable sites include Cusco Cathedral, the Inca Museum, and Sacsayhuaman. Our private guide will tell ancient Incan stories with gusto as we wander through each site. Surprises along the way include visits to the famous Maras Salt Pans and Moray Inca site to witness experimental agricultural techniques. Be sure to bring extra cash to stock up on pink salt direct from the harvesters!

Next, we’ll drive to a living Quechua village, where local children race our bus high up into the mountains and families welcome us into the warmth of alpaca wool. We will be honored with personal home tours and a traditional lunch COOKED IN THE GROUND! The women of the village will demonstrate sick weaving skills with intricate tapestries, hats, and scarves for sale – the best Shop Local of your freaking life. 

Day 4 appropriately marks the beginning of our 4 DAY TREK, as we arrive at KM 82. Emotions will run high as porters carefully pack and prepare for the epic journey ahead – following in the footsteps of the Inca and their holy pilgrimage to Machu Picchu.

A private campground is reserved for our first night on the trail, surrounded by Incan structures that will not be occupied by any other trekkers. From this point on, we’ll be staggered from other groups to provide as much space as possible between us and the masses. 

Campsites include deluxe 4-person tents that only need to sleep, 2 people. We’ll eat in dining tents with access to private toilets, showers, and an entire team of porters and professional chefs. All of your overnight gear will be carried for you. Tent setup? Covered. Meal prep? We got you. Just focus on breathing.

In the solitude of your sisterhood, with the weight of just your day pack, you’ll ascend 3 mountain passes – including the towering Dead Woman’s Pass standing at 13,828 ft. A private guide will walk us through ancient ruins that remain accessible only by foot.

The gravity of our 4-day hike hits as you pass through Sun Gate with your sisters. YOU. JUST. WALKED. TO> MACHU PICCHU! Ride your high all the way down to the Citadel proper. We’ll stay the night in Machu Picchu Town – Aguas Calientes – where you can shower, enjoy a beer, freak out on Instagram, and sleep in a real bed at our hotel. 

The next morning, you’ll wake up fresh as daisies for Round 2 at Machu Picchu. Our private tour continues as our local guide leads us to the most significant, photo-worthy points. Afterward, we’ll make our way back to Cusco for final hugs and farewells. 

“So much love and admiration for this strong and beautiful group of women who laughed and supported me through one of the most challenging adventures of my life!

And don’t even get me started about our absolutely incredible Explorer Chick Guide, Becca. She is every bit as lovely on the inside as she is on the out!!! Her positivity and confidence help me find inner strength that I had long forgotten. I will be forever grateful for this amazing experience. It FAR exceeded my expectations!!!

Thank you !!! You will all hold a very dear place in my heart forever!!!” - Explorer Chick, Sabine

SHE-nanigans include Guided Tours, Museums, Agricultural Visits, Local Village Visits, Classic Sun Gate  Hike to Machu Picchu, Camping, and Hotel.


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