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BACKROADS & HIGHLANDS OF PERU - 1 (INCA TRAIL)

17 Days, Lima to Cusco
BACKROADS & HIGHLANDS OF PERU - 1 (INCA TRAIL)

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Get off the beaten path in the highlands of Peru and discover stunning mountain scenery and remote cities few tourists visit. Getting to Cusco is half the adventure-trave read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 16 nights accommodation (Simple hotels (13 nts), camping (3 nts)).
  • 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Public bus, private van, hiking).
  • Arrival transfer.
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving project (full-day).
  • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village.
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4-day).
  • Machu Picchu guided tour.
  • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, specialist Inca Trail CEO on the hike, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD330-430 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Lima
Day 2 Lima/Huancayo
Day 3 Huancayo
Day 4 Huancayo/Huancavelica
Day 5 Huancavelica/Ayacucho
Day 6 Ayacucho
Day 7 Ayacucho
Day 8 Ayacucho/Andahuaylas
Day 9 Andahuaylas/Cusco
Day 10 Cusco
Day 11 Cusco
Day 12 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Day 13 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp
Day 14 Wayllabamba Camp
Day 15 Paqaymayo Camp/Winaywayna
Day 16 Winaywayna/Cusco
Day 17 Depart Cusco
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  • Fri, 27 Oct '17
  • Sun, 12 Nov '17
  • Fri, 05 Jan '18
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  • Sun, 09 Dec '18
  • Fri, 14 Dec '18
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  • Fri, 04 Jan '19
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  • Sun, 08 Dec '19
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Lima
  • Huancayo
  • Huancavelica
  • Ayacucho
  • Andahuaylas
  • Cusco
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Wayllabamba Camp.
  • Paqaymayo Camp.
  • Winaywayna
  • DAY 1 Arrive Lima

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

    Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru. We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h18:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Lima/Huancayo

    Enjoy a spectacular bus ride into the Andes to Huancayo.

    Travel the route of the locals and start the Andean adventure on the road from Lima to Huancayo in the central Andes.

    Local bus
    Lima - Huancayo 6h30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Huancayo

    Spend the day enjoying optional activities like hiking, biking, horseback riding, or just enjoy the scenery.

    The villages of Cochas Grande and Cochas Chico are two interesting day trips in the Mantaro Valley, some 12km (7mi) south of the city.

    Free Time
    Huancayo Full Day
    With so much to see and do, get out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Horseback Riding

    Huancayo
    Head out on horseback for a fun way to explore the surrounding landscape.

    Bike Rental
    Rent a bike from a local shop and head out to explore. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Huancayo/Huancavelica

    Travel to Huancavelica. Opt to visit to the nearby mines or explore the city's market and hot springs.

    Travel by bus through the remote Cordillera Central to the highland town of Huancavelica. Arrive at the one-time Inca stronghold of Santa Ines in time to sample some true, high altitude Peruvian nightlife.

    Local bus
    Huancayo - Huancavelica 3h-4h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities
    Huancavelica Mines Visit

    Huancavelica
    Visit local mines and learn about the history of the industry that founded the city, Huancavelica was established after mercury was discovered nearby in 1563. The mercury extracted here was typically sent to Peru and Bolivia to help with the silver extraction process and the city remained a primary source for mercury until the mid-19th century.

    Hot Springs
    Huancavelica
    Tae a relaxing soak in the hot springs this area is famous for. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Huancavelica/Ayacucho

    Travel through the highlands and remote communities of the Andes to Ayacucho.

    The altitude of Ayacucho, its colonial feel, and the local pre-Inca history make it one of the most fascinating cities in the Andes.

    Local bus
    Huancavelica - Ayacucho 3h-4h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Ayacucho Afternoon
    Start exploring this interesting mountain town. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Ayacucho

    Spend two days in Ayacucho, with optional day tours to nearby archaeological sites, markets, city tours or individual exploration.

    The city is known for a handicrafts district famous for silver, carvings and woven items. There are many beautiful colonial churches and mansions to visit as well. The surrounding area also offers a number of attractions, including the Huari Capital and Quinua and Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Free Time
    Ayacucho Full Day
    Explore the city or head further afield.

    Optional Activities
    Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana Visit

    Ayacucho
    Head to the Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana, a handicrafts district where you can purchase silver jewellery, alabaster carvings, painted altars and nativity scenes, dried gourds, and a good selection of woven items. Ready, set, shop!

    Wari Ruins Visit
    Quinua
    Visit the expansive ruins of Wari, all that remains from the pre-Incan empire that once lived here. The location of the ruins was the capital city of the Wari and covers approximately 16km (10 mi).

    Quinua Visit
    Quinua
    Venture about an hour outside Ayacucho to reach Quinua, a small town known for its pottery and as the site where the Battle of Ayacucho was fought and won in 1824.

    Vilcashuaman Visit
    Vilcashuaman
    Take an excursion to historical Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Ayacucho City Tour
    Ayacucho
    Take a tour of the city to see some of the sights, learn more about the colonial history of the area and admire the fantastic architecture. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Ayacucho

    Spend two days in Ayacucho, with optional day tours to nearby archaeological sites, markets, city tours or individual exploration.

    The city is known for a handicrafts district famous for silver, carvings and woven items. There are many beautiful colonial churches and mansions to visit as well. The surrounding area also offers a number of attractions, including the Huari Capital and Quinua and Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Free Time
    Ayacucho Full Day
    Explore the city or head further afield.

    Optional Activities
    Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana Visit

    Ayacucho
    Head to the Barrio de Artesanos de Santa Ana, a handicrafts district where you can purchase silver jewellery, alabaster carvings, painted altars and nativity scenes, dried gourds, and a good selection of woven items. Ready, set, shop!

    Wari Ruins Visit
    Quinua
    Visit the expansive ruins of Wari, all that remains from the pre-Incan empire that once lived here. The location of the ruins was the capital city of the Wari and covers approximately 16km (10 mi).

    Quinua Visit
    Quinua
    Venture about an hour outside Ayacucho to reach Quinua, a small town known for its pottery and as the site where the Battle of Ayacucho was fought and won in 1824.

    Vilcashuaman Visit
    Vilcashuaman
    Take an excursion to historical Vilcashuaman, considered the geographical centre of the Inca Empire.

    Ayacucho City Tour
    Ayacucho
    Take a tour of the city to see some of the sights, learn more about the colonial history of the area and admire the fantastic architecture. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Ayacucho/Andahuaylas

    Pass by rural areas, massive mountain peaks and small villages to reach Andahuaylas. Opt to visit to the Sondor archaeological site, the Pacucha Lagoon or the market.

    The focus of the day is the journey itself. You can't beat the scenery like this and there's no better way to get to know the country than to travel straight through some of the most remote regions.

    Arrive at Andahuaylas, set amidst a beautiful glacial valley. Agriculture is key to the lives of the locals here and the town has a good market.

    Local bus
    Ayacucho - Andahuaylas 4h-5h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Optional Activities
    Sondor Archaeological Site Visit

    Andahuaylas
    Hike to the remote archaeological site to get close to the surrounding landscape and learn about the history and culture of the area.
    Enjoy the view of the valley bellow the ruins and bring a picnic lunch for a great way to spend an afternoon.

    Pacucha Lagoon Visit
    Andahuaylas
    Visit the Pacucha Lagoon and opt to sunbathe on the scenic shore. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Andahuaylas/Cusco

    Continue overland through dramatic scenery and rural villages to Cusco, the centre of the Inca heartland.

    Local bus
    Andahuaylas - Cusco 6h-7h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Cusco Evening
    Start exploring this charming city. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Cusco

    Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or take an optional city tour, head out whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

    The nearby Sacred Valley, museums, churches and cobblestoned streets steeped in history, all combine to create a terrific atmosphere.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    Don't waste a minute-get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Cusco Cathedral Visit

    Cusco
    Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral; its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.

    Coricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
    Cusco
    Explore magnificent Corincancha, once the Incan Empire's richest temple and the main ruin site within the city of Cusco. This ruin forms the foundation of the colonial church of Santo Domingo and provides a fantastic glimpse into ancient history as well as a cross section of religion and architecture.
     
    Cusco City Tour
    Cusco
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.
     
    Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
    Urubamba
    Rise for an early morning pick up and drive to Chuquicahuana for a safety briefing. Enjoy a full day of rafting on the Upper Vilcanota River (about 2.5 hrs on the water). Be thrilled by fast rapids that are a constant Class III and IV for around 11km (9 mi), and don't forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. Rehash all the excitement afterward over a riverside picnic lunch.

    Horseback Riding
    Cusco
    Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco's archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour - no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

    Mountain Biking
    Cusco
    Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Cusco

    Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or take an optional city tour, head out whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

    The nearby Sacred Valley, museums, churches and cobblestoned streets steeped in history, all combine to create a terrific atmosphere.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    Don't waste a minute-get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Cusco Cathedral Visit

    Cusco
    Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral; its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.

    Coricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
    Cusco
    Explore magnificent Corincancha, once the Incan Empire's richest temple and the main ruin site within the city of Cusco. This ruin forms the foundation of the colonial church of Santo Domingo and provides a fantastic glimpse into ancient history as well as a cross section of religion and architecture.
     
    Cusco City Tour
    Cusco
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.
     
    Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
    Urubamba
    Rise for an early morning pick up and drive to Chuquicahuana for a safety briefing. Enjoy a full day of rafting on the Upper Vilcanota River (about 2.5 hrs on the water). Be thrilled by fast rapids that are a constant Class III and IV for around 11km (9 mi), and don't forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. Rehash all the excitement afterward over a riverside picnic lunch.

    Horseback Riding
    Cusco
    Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco's archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour - no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

    Mountain Biking
    Cusco
    Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

    Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco for lunch. Finish the day by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

    Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about the traditional weaving and dyeing practiced here. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs right from the source.

    Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only) and a small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Here, have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch, the proceeds from which go directly back to the remote community.
    Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Go on a guided tour of the large ruin site just adjacent to the town. Ollayntaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu.

    Private Vehicle
    Cusco - Ollantaytambo 1h-2h
    Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley, descending in elevation the whole way.

    Ccaccaccollo Community and Planeterra-Sponsored Women's Weaving Co-op visit
    Ccaccaccollo
    Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which G Adventures travellers' donations helped create through Planeterra Foundation in 2005, thereby enabling local women to sell traditional textiles to travellers. See local weaving and dyeing techniques used to create garments and souvenirs, and learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the community and those who visit it. This includes the purchase of alpacas to provide a steady supply of wool, looms, and sewing machines as well as several training courses on production, sales and small business management.

    Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
    Pisac
    Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that's still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across Kitamayo Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.

    Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
    Lamay
    Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures along with the Planeterra Foundation and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.

    Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour
    Ollantaytambo
    Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 13 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp

    Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

    Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.

    A crew of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear so you'll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

    Private Vehicle
    Ollantaytambo - Inca Trail 45m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Hike Inca Trail
    Inca Trail KM 82 - Wayllabamba Camp 5h-6h 11km
    Get your blood pumping on this first day of hiking the Inca trail. The trekking is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days. Pass rambling rivers and a small village, and enjoy scenic mountain views; it's just a taste of what's to come. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 14 Wayllabamba Camp

    Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwanusca, better known as Dead Woman's Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

    Hike Inca Trail
    Wayllabamba Camp - Paqaymayo Camp 6h-7h 12km
    Trek over progressively spectacular and steeper terrain on your way to Warmiwanusca (aka Dead Woman's Pass), the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769ft). Be prepared to face strong Andean weather (blazing sun or cold winds) around the pass. Take the hike slow, and drink lots of water along the way - amazing views are waiting as a reward. Enjoy some ample time to rest and relax after reaching the camp; most campers arrive around early afternoon. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Paqaymayo Camp/Winaywayna

    Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

    At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Winay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

    Hike Inca Trail
    Paqaymayo Camp - Winaywayna 9h 16km
    Cross two passes and more ruins along the Inca Trail on the last full day of hiking. Traverse Runquraway at 3,950m (13,113 ft), and then reach the second pass at 3,700m (12,136 ft). Spot the gorgeous Cordillera Vilcabamba and the Urubamba Valley in the distance on a clear day. Camp at either the Phuyupatamarca ruins or the Winay Wayna ruins. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 16 Winaywayna/Cusco

    The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint.

    Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

    Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

    Hike Inca Trail
    Winaywayna - Machu Picchu 1h30m 4km
    Wake around 03:30 to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Head to the checkpoint and join the lineup to wait for the gate to open. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu (fingers crossed for a clear day). Hike down to Machu Picchu (about 45 mins) for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the site, and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge (a 15-min walk one way) for no additional charge, if time allows. Catch the bus outside the Machu Picchu gate after your visit for a 25-min downhill ride to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco this evening.

    Machu Picchu Guided Tour
    Machu Picchu 1h30m-2h
    Rise and shine - the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach'ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwideInternet poll).

    Train
    Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo 1h30m118km
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Private Vehicle
    Ollantaytambo - Cusco 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 17 Depart Cusco

    Depart any time today. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD330-430 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 10 passengers, at an average there are 08 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. 1. INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU REGULATIONS
    The rules and regulations controlling the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing. Before embarking on your adventure to Peru it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the Inca Trail booking policies and guidelines as described in a document available on our website


  10. MACHU PICCHU BY TRAIN - OPTIONAL

    Please advise at time of booking if you do not wish to hike the Inca Trail. Instead, youwill have 2 nights in Cusco, travel by train for a night in Aguas Calientes, and join the hikers for the tour of Machu Picchu.


  11. INCA TRAIL MAINTENANCE
    Portions of the Inca Trail will be closed for general maintenance during the month of February each year. Also, closures may occur at various times throughout the year due to inclement weather or other conditions beyond our control. During these periods, any tour affected will hike the Lares Trek.


  12. In our continued effort to support the rights of the porters on the Inca Trail, we would like ensure that they never exceed the weight limit for their packs as set out by the Peruvian authorities. Porters are allowed to carry no more than 6kg of personal belongings per hiker (for all other Peru treks the limit is 8kg). That means that including your sleeping bag, toiletries, clothing, etc, you are allowed a total weight of 6kg for the hike which will be carried in a duffle bag provided by our local office. Any additional weight must then be carried by you in your day pack. To help achieve this goal we recommend that you carry travel sized toiletries, that you bring sport sandals that can be worn with socks (which are lighter than running/walking shoes) and that you limit electronics to those that you are willing to carry. Any additional baggage can be left in Cusco, but is advised that you bring anything of value (eg. money, passport, credit cards, camera, etc) with you on the trek.
    If at the end of your trek you felt your trekking guide and support team did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline, we suggest each hiker contributes the following to a collective pool. We suggest a tipping amount of $40 per person for the Inca Trail and $35 per person for the Lares Trek



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