In-depth Inca, Peru for the Senor de Torrechayoc festival
Exclusive to Steppes Travel clients and Oxford Alumni Travel Programme
Designed exclusively for Steppes Travel & the Oxford Alumni Travel Programme taking you off the beaten track in the Sacred Valley
Led by explorer and author Hugh Thomson, who wrote his first book “White Rock” after 20 years of expeditions and research in Peru
Journey to the Inca heartland of Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Visit artisan markets and see the rarely visited ruins of the fascinating Inca civilisation as discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911
From Machu Picchu, take a train and drive into the jungle to the remote region of Vilcabamba, from where you trek to White Rock
Group Tour Dates
2013 to be confirmed
Group Tour Price
From £3,499 per person, excluding international flights
Join explorer and author Hugh Thomson on this in-depth journey through the Inca heartland of Cusco and the Sacred Valley developed specially for the Oxford Alumni Travel Programme visiting Machu Picchu. Travel to rarely visited ruins, enjoy spectacular views and learn about the fascinating history and amazing culture of the Inca civilisation as discovered by Hiram Bingham.
This exploration of the Sacred Valley takes in sights often missed by those in a hurry to get to Machu Picchu and the charasmatic Senor de Torrechayoc festival in Urubamba celebrating how the locals supported each other following an earthquake in 1650. This is an incredibly local event which is authentic and a delight for the senses.
The combination of mainly downhill walks, artisan markets, varied sights and progression through Inca history provides the perfect build up for our journey to Machu Picchu and beyond. Following a thorough visit of this enigmatic site, we head further into the jungle by train and vehicle to the remote Vilcabamba region, home to many incredible Inca sites including the famous 'White Rock'.
The group will be led by explorer and author, Hugh Thomson. Since 1982, Hugh has led many expeditions to Peru becoming one of the foremost modern explorers of Inca settlements. He wrote his first book 'The White Rock' after a 20 year quest to explore and understand beyond Machu Picchu.
Tailor made option available – contact us for more details