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Peru Tours & Treks

Moonstone to Sun Temple Trek

Our travelers love the little-known Moonstone Trek to Sun Temple, a superb alternative to the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek. On this remote route you see few if any other trekkers, so you have this spectacular eastern extension of the Inca Trail all to yourself. No permits are necessary. You follow the footsteps of the Incas who built a high route from their capital city Cuzco westward through the rugged cordillera and filled their empire with amazing temples and royal residences.

You camp high and discover the beauty of tranquil Andean valleys with sublime views toward the 18,000-foot snowpeaks of the Urubamba and Huayanay Ranges. You also explore amazing Inca stonework in an enormous 15th-century quarry site of Cachiqata. After descending into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you reach the royal Inca town of Ollantaytambo, with its remarkable sun temple. This trip concludes with a train ride to a Machu Picchu tour for a full exploration of the legendary city.

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