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Women Only Machu Picchu Tours


Embark on an empowering journey with Alpaca Expeditions – the trailblazers of women-only travel to Machu Picchu. Unleash your adventurous spirit as you join our confident and charismatic female guides and porters, who will lead you through Peru’s mesmerizing landscapes, captivating history, and awe-inspiring ruins. Discover the hidden treasures of this mystical land while forming lifelong bonds with like-minded travelers. Let us redefine your perception of adventure – it’s time for women to conquer new heights together!

 

Hiking, Comradery, Cross-Cultural Sharing in the Peruvian Andes

Alpaca Expeditions, a renowned travel agency specializing in unique and immersive experiences, proudly introduces its latest offering: women-only led groups to travel to the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu. We start with our first ever Women-Only Salkantay & Sacred Valley 7 Day Tour to Machu Picchu, scheduled for June 22-28, 2024 !

With an unwavering commitment to empowering women through exploration and cultural immersion, Alpaca Expeditions recognizes the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for female travelers seeking an unforgettable journey.

Led by knowledgeable and experienced female guides, these exclusive expeditions provide an unparalleled opportunity for like-minded adventurers to connect, inspire one another, and forge lifelong friendships amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Peru’s ancient Inca civilization.

Your Salkantay Trek was crafted with meticulous attention to detail – ensuring that every traveler has a transformative experience filled with enriching encounters with local communities, fascinating historical insights into Machu Picchu’s mysteries, and moments of personal growth. Embark on this extraordinary expedition tailored exclusively for women who seek adventure, camaraderie, and empowerment along the way.

Women-Only Hiking Tours to Machu Picchu

Reserve the first ever women-only Salkantay & Sacred Valley Tour in June 2024 by clicking on the [BOOK NOW] button. Fill out this form below to get more information on the June tour, request a custom trip for your group, and/or get on our interest list for additional tour dates as soon as they are released. These are small group tours and we do expect tours to fill up fast.

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Women-Only Salkantay & Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Tour Itinerary

Sacred Valley and Salkantay Ultimate Hiking Tour to Machu Picchu – 7 Days
Price: $995/pp
Group Size: 8-12 (Groups of 6 or more can book a custom tour)
Timing: June 22-28 2024 SOLD OUT!
Please other 2024 tour dates:
Departing July 27, Aug 20, Sept 21, Oct 3, and Oct 29
Highlights: Peruvian Wine Tasting, Cooking Class, Weaving Women’s Collective, Coffee Tour

The Salkantay Trail is a spectacular multi-day hiking experience with a mix of scenery, terrain, glamping, and community options that are not available on the classic Inca Trail. This trek is very much an off-the-beaten path, alternative trek that also goes to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. Trekkers will not see many other hikers or groups on the trail, adding to the intimacy of the experience in the vastness of the Andes mountains.

This all new women-only tour is featured in Travel & Leisure: Alpaca Expeditions Launches Women-Only Trips. 2024 is the first year this will run – sign up today if you are interested!

The trip is a mix of glamping and tent camping. Guests will enjoy two nights in glass cabañas with panoramic views of the snow-capped Salkantay mountain range and one night in Lord of the Rings-inspired Hobbit Houses exclusive to Alpaca Expeditions. Hot tubs, showers, and a nearby glacial fed river complement the mystical Hobbit House experience.

Two nights are tent camping, one within the Salkantay Mountains, and the second at an exclusive campsite overlooking the ruins of Machu Picchu at Llactapata. The final night is at a hotel in the mountain village of Aguas Calientes, at the foot of Machu Picchu.

On our trip, guests will have the opportunity to partake in a cooking class of famed Peruvian dishes. Famous for its award-winning cuisine, our Alpaca chefs strive to bring the best to the trail, and can accommodate dietary restrictions including vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.

On Day 6, we’ll also stop at a coffee farm on the way to Llactapata. Here we’ll meet with members of the Asociación de Turismo Rural Sahuayaco; a collective primarily made up of indigenous women who grow, roast, package and sell Choquequirao Coffee beans internationally in small amounts. We round off this unique experience with an introduction to Peru’s delectable wines. Though Chile and Argentina are commonly known for their vintages, Peru has some amazing offerings that guests will get to sample! For more information on food provided on this tour please visit here.

A small alpaca farm and weaving center will be toured on the way to the Sacred Valley and just outside of Cusco. In addition to learning about the differences between the four types of llamas, we will watch indigenous women dye and weave wool there. As a women-only group, these indigenous weavers may be willing to

The Salkantay Trek has two added days to the standard 5 days/5 night Salkantay Trek. We included a full day Sacred Valley tour at the beginning to visit the Alpaca Farm and Women’s Weaving Collective along with extraordinary Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley. We also added a fantastic layover day at our Glass Cabanas on day 2 to acclimate and do a short hike that day to breathtaking glacial Humantay Lake. We combine hiking with casual cross-cultural sharing of stories between the women trekkers, guides, chefs, and porters. On day 3, we start our full day hike over Salkantay Pass, and continue hiking on day 4, 5 and 6. On day 7 we tour Machu Picchu, and then return to Cusco in the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpaca Expeditions hired Peru’s First Female Porter

At Alpaca Expeditions, women empowerment is not just a buzzword – it’s ingrained in our very DNA. With a strong commitment to promoting gender equality and creating opportunities for women in the hiking industry, we are leading the way for change.

One of the ways Alpaca Expeditions supports women’s empowerment is through its Peru Women Porters program. This initiative provides employment opportunities for local women as porters on treks to Machu Picchu. In 2017, we hired our first female guides. We followed that in 2018 with female porters. Now, we have women working in every role: chefs, managers, porters, guides, sales, and accounting.

These incredible women can provide for themselves and their families while breaking barriers in a male-dominated field by giving them access to fair wages, training, and support.

But it doesn’t stop there. Alpaca Expeditions also actively promotes female leadership within their organization. From hiring skilled female guides who share their passion for adventure and culture to providing ongoing training and professional development opportunities, they are empowering women at every level.

Furthermore, Alpaca Expeditions believes education is critical to breaking stereotypes and promoting inclusivity. They work closely with local communities in Peru to provide educational resources and scholarships specifically targeting girls’ education. By investing in their future leaders, Alpaca Expeditions is ensuring that more young girls have access to quality education and equal opportunities.

In addition to these initiatives, Alpaca Expeditions has partnered with various non-profit organizations focused on empowering women globally. Their dedication goes beyond just organizing unforgettable hikes – they strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals worldwide.

By choosing an all-women hike with Alpaca Expeditions, you’re not only embarking on an incredible journey but also becoming part of a movement that empowers women one step at a time. Alpaca Expeditions, a renowned travel agency specializing in unique and immersive experiences, proudly introduces its latest offering: women-only led groups to travel to the awe-inspiring wonder of Machu Picchu.

With an unwavering commitment to empowering women through exploration and cultural immersion, Alpaca Expeditions recognizes the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for female travelers seeking an unforgettable journey.

Led by knowledgeable and experienced female guides, these exclusive expeditions provide an unparalleled opportunity for like-minded adventurers to connect, inspire one another, and forge lifelong friendships amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Peru’s ancient Inca civilization.

From traversing the classic Inca Trail or opting for alternative routes such as Salkantay or Lares Trek, each itinerary is crafted with meticulous attention to detail – ensuring that every traveler has a transformative experience filled with enriching encounters with local communities, fascinating historical insights into Machu Picchu’s mysteries, and moments of personal growth. Embark on this extraordinary expedition tailored exclusively for women who seek adventure, camaraderie, and empowerment along the way.

 

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