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Backpack the Inca Trail

About Peru

Peru is home to Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world, Manu National Park, the most biodiverse place on earth, and Incas, one the most colorful people and cultures on the planet. Visitors from all over flock to see the many highlights of Peru, but in classic Travel Young style, we’re going to take you on an adventure to places that very few others go, into the deep, deep Amazon...


To start this adventure off we’re going to earn our entrance into Machu Picchu by hiking the ancient Inca Trail. Then we’ll ascend the painted rocks of Rainbow Mountain and later that day walk the colorful and mountainous streets of Cusco. Up next, we’ll be heading out on an expedition into the deep, deep, Amazon where you’ll see villages cut off from society and exotic animals living in a world untouched by humans. To get there we’re going to canoe through the winding rivers of the Amazon basin. In the Amazon, we’ll go on canoeing and walking safaris, watching for rare creatures and species found only in this hidden corner of the world. Out here we’ll stay in eco-friendly bungalows sitting on a cliff above the water with astounding views of the piranha, anaconda, and caiman crocodile-infested waters.


Now, for the first time ever, when you sign-up for a trip to Peru, a portion of your fee goes towards protecting the most biodiverse place on earth from the threat of deforestation and illegal mining that is poisoning the Amazon River Basin with toxic mercury.

Go now, help us protect the planet, and experience Peru like few others do!


Top highlights

  • Hike the ancient Inca Trail all the way to Machu Picchu.

  • Spend two days exploring Lago Sandoval in the deep Amazon Rainforest.

  • Climb up the painted rocks of Rainbow Mountain.

  • Experience Incan culture in the colorful mountain town of Cusco.

  • Get your mind (and tastebuds blown) on a culinary tour of Lima.

What's Included?

Everything you need is included except for flights, visas (not needed for USA/Canada citizens) optional excursions, and personal spending!


Hostels, camping, and 3-star eco-friendly bungalows in the Amazon.

Physical Activity

Some difficult or strenuous hikes, but accessible to most healthy travelers.

Group type

Small Group: Average of 15; max 22. Must be between 18-39 years old.

Optional upgrades

My own room!


  • Multilingual tour director and local guides!

  • All ground transportation.

  • 8 Nights at hostels & eco-friendly lodges!

  • Welcome mixer & farewell dinner!

  • All national park entrance fees.

  • Guided Inca Trail hike.

  • Guided Rainbow Mountain Hike.

  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.

  • Multiple canoe safaris in the Amazon.

  • Multiple nature walking safaris in the Amazon.

  • Great customer support before, during, and after your trip!


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