If you play your cards right when planning your next bucket list worthy birthday, you can spend your days at this new eco adventure camp trekking ancient Inca citadels like Machu Picchu, walking alongside glacial lakes like Humantay, hiking the Salkantay Trail and learning about the rich heritage of the wild Andes region. Peru Ecocamp sits nestled in the snow-capped mountains on a large stretch of grassy terrain, and serves as basecamp for adventurers from near and far. Its geodesic domes are heated by wood-burning stoves and furnished with cushy beds and bistro-style seating, while outside you’ll find extensive organic gardens that provide for lavish multi-course meals.
Founder and owner Raul Montes grew up in the region and knows all the ins and outs of the local environment, and thus developed Peru Ecocamp as a glamping destination for visitors who practice (or at least try to practice) a sustainable, eco-conscious lifestyle. Raul’s comrade-in-ecocamp, Frank, recently gave us the whole DL about the property and what guests can expect from a seven or nine day itinerary on-site. Spoiler alert: horses, shamans and yogis are all on deck. Read on for more below so you can kickstart the b-day planning process.