-Explore historic Cusco
-Take Inca Rail to Machu Picchu
-See the Andes Mountains
-Exclusive U30X Community Project
-Hike Rainbow Mountain
-Experience rich Quechua culture
***2023 trips will be extended by one day (7 days/6 nights) and will include a local cooking class, 2022 trips will not include a cooking class***
Peru boasts an extremely rich culture, & has some of the most remarkable landscapes.
Experience Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, hike the famous Rainbow Mountain, explore Cusco, & try local & traditional food – all in one trip!
Trip begins at Cusco International Airport (CUZ) at 12:00 pm.
Please book an arrival flight a few hours before this time.
Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
Trip ends at Cusco International Airport (CUZ) at 9:00 am.
Please book departing flight a few hours after this time.
Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Arrive in Cusco and take the included transportation to your boutique hotel with your group and Trip Leader.
Get to know your new friends as you begin to acclimate at 11,200 feet of elevation and take it easy exploring the historic center of Cusco.
See Cusco's incredible Plaza de Armas and Spanish Cathedrals at night and feel like you've gone back in time.
Depart Cusco for the Sacred Valley to a small indigenous village near Chinchero and participate in a community outreach project exclusive to Under30Experiences travelers.
Learn how the native Quechua live in the Andes and understand their spiritual connection to Pachamama or Mother Earth. This is an incredible cultural exchange with textile weavers and subsistence farmers who still embrace their traditional language and dress.
Continue along the Urubamba River to the town of Ollantaytambo where you'll catch the train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu.
Wake up early and take the winding bus ride up the mountain from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
"The Lost City of the Incas" will take your breath away as you weave through the paths and tour this archeological site.
Explore Machu Picchu with a local guide who will explain the history of this ancient Inca citadel. After your llama selfie, enjoy one of the most beautiful train rides on the planet back to Cusco and reflect on the beauty of what you just experienced.
If you'd prefer a 4 day, 3 night trek, you should consider our trip hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Cusco is the center of Quechua culture and the capital of the former Inca Empire. Walking the narrow pedestrian streets you can see the layers of history come alive--Spanish Cathedrals are literally built on-top of Inca Temples.
Take in the vibrant colors at the artisanal market and find alpaca wool sweaters for friends back home.
Explore Peru's famed gastronomy and see why chefs around the world decide to collaborate in Cusco. Try local delicacies like alpaca, or cuy guinea pig, washed down with a pisco sour.
Ask your Trip Leader if you are interested in the option of entering famous sites like Saksaywaman, Coricancha, or the Inca Museum.
(This day is not included in 2022 trips)
Today you will immerse yourself in the world renowned Peruvian gastronomy.
Learn how to make causa limeña, a traditional Peruvian dish made with mashed potatoes, peppers, and avocado… similar to a tiny casserole. You’ll also get a chance to make your own pisco sour, the national drink of Peru!
After learning how to make these dishes, gather around the table with your new group of friends and enjoy a delicious dinner sure to delight your taste buds.
(Day 5 for 2022 trips)
Climb even higher into the Andes for a colorful adventure that is both challenging and rewarding. Don't forget your coca leaves as you hike above 16,000 feet and earn stunning views of Vinicunca--the famous Rainbow Mountain.
Under30Experiences is proud to be one of the first group travel companies to visit the Rainbow Mountains of Peru.
Once you've taken in the vibrant mountainside, head back and take one last stroll through Cusco before our final dinner in Plaza de Armas.
(Day 6 for 2022 trips)
Have breakfast as a group before saying adios to the amazing new travel buddies you've made in Peru.
Feel free to stay and explore more of the Andes or take the provided transportation back to the Cusco airport. As our Under30Experiences trip comes to a close, we hope you keep in touch with our awesome community.
Looking for a more active challenge in Peru? Hike the legendary Inca Trail with Under30Experiences instead.
Under30Experiences also offers a trip from Machu Picchu to the Amazon.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Peru.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration-–please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.
"I just got back from a week in Peru, on the Peru & Machu Picchu trip. It was one of the best trips I've ever been on! Our guide Ruty was so friendly and knowledgeable, and she made the tour really interesting. You could see her passion for Peru and its history, and I learned so much! Every activity was well-planned and worthwhile. I was nervous to go on this trip without anyone I knew, but the other Under30 travelers ended up being a highlight of the trip. So fun getting to know other young professionals who love to travel as much as I do! Absolutely loved everything about this trip, and would highly recommend it to anyone considering. I will definitely book a trip with Under30Experiences again." -Mandy S.
"I recently returned from Peru with this group, an amazing way to travel! I have been on a few trips with U30x and each one has been great! They do a great job scheduling the week and giving you a feel for the culture where you are visiting. Each trip has exceeded my expectations and it's great to see how people can connect in such a short time." -Kristine M.
"BEST WEEK EVER! I just arrived back to the states from a week in Peru and I miss my U30X familia already!!! Our leader, Roland, was absolutely incredible. He went above and beyond to make sure the entire group was taken care of. From lost passports to cancelled flights he was there to guide us through any situation with a smile. My birthday fell during the trip and Roland coordinated a celebration I will never forget. There was balloons, dancing, cake and a card signed by the entire group. There are no words to describe how much that meant to me and how special the entire group made me feel. You are missing out on an incredible experience if you do not travel with U30X. Roland and the rest of the group will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for the memories, U30X!!!" -Lauren B.