The Moonstone Trek

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Small group
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  • Seldom walked trails and few other tourists (if any!)
  • Majestically perched Machu Picchu
  • Walk a section of the Inca Trail via Wiñay Wayna
  • Discover Cuzco with its distinct Inca-Colonial fusion architecture


The Moonstone Trek

Day 1

Start Cuzco (3400m); free time to explore the Inca capital

Day 2

Free day; optional Sacred Valley excursion.

Day 3

Start the Moonstone Trek; walk past ruins and hamlets to the village of Chillipawa
Day 4
Up the Accoccosa Pass and onto the high pampas

Day 5

Continue along a narrow canyon and Incan aqueduct before crossing over to the Inca quarry of Cachicata

Day 6

Descend to Ollantaytambo where the trek ends

Day 7

Day walk along Inca Trail via Winay Wayna ruins

Day 8

Guided tour of Machu Picchu; return to Cuzco by train and road

Day 9

End Cuzco


Extend Your Trip

Amazon Rainforest extension (from Cuzco)

Easily accessible via a short flight to Puerto Maldonado from Cuzco, the Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world and home to an astonishing array of wildlife, plus countless plant species. Spending three nights at a lodge in the incredibly rich Tambopata Reserve, we use motorised canoes to explore lakes and rivers, and follow jungle trails to navigate dense forests.

Post-trip Extensions

Lake Titicaca extension

Journey across the spectacular high altiplano to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable freshwater lake in the world at 12,467ft (3,800m). Explore the waters by boat and visit the indigenous Uros community who live on floating reed islands and produce fine textiles. Back on the mainland, we visit the pre‐Inca site of Sillustani, composed of burial towers with fantastic views over the region. The Titicaca Extension is only available after your main tour as we do not recommend arriving straight into Puno due to the altitude.


  • 5 nights hotels in en suite rooms, 3 nights full-service camping with dining and toilet tents
  • 5 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 4600m, average 3600m
  • Travel by private bus and by train
  • Countries visited: Peru


  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 5 nights en suite hotels and 3 nights full-service camping
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Full porterage throughout trek
  • Exodus kitbag
  • Inflatable sleeping mat while camping


  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Sleeping bag (hire locally from US$20)



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