Mountain bike, hike and kayak through Peru’s Sacred Valley (El Valle Sacrado), a colorful region 10 miles north of Cuzco that is home to colonial towns, ancient Inca sites and small weaving villages.
The valley, along with Machu Picchu and Cuzco, once formed the heart of the Inca Empire.
A three-day tour called the Sacred Heartbeat, organized by Libertador Hotels, Resorts and Spas, includes a four-hour mountain bike ride with extensive views of the Andes Mountains, a full-day trek with llamas, and rafting on Huaypo or Piuray lakes.
Participants stay at Libertador’s Tambo del Inka, Urubamba, or Palacio del Inka, Cuzco.
Pricing: Tour rates start at $943 per person, including three days of excursions, equipment, transfers, guides, snacks and taxes.
Accommodations are not included, but are available at Tambo del Inka for $350 per night, or at Palacio del Inka for $315 per night.
Info: Call (877) 778-2281 or see www.libertador.com.pe