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Inca Empire - 2 (LARES TREK)

15 Days, La Paz to Lima
Inca Empire - 2 (LARES TREK)

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From the bustling market-filled streets of La Paz to Incan culture high in the Andes, this 2-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Em 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).
  • 14 nights accommodation (Hotels (10 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt)).
  • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Public bus, plane, train, boat, ferry, hiking).
  • Internal flight.
  • Tiahuanaco visit.
  • Floating islands of Uros visit.
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour and homestay.
  • Cusco stay.
  • 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.
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 USD 305-400 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive La Paz
Day 2 La Paz
Day 3 La Paz/Puno
Day 4 Puno/Isla Amantani
Day 5 Isla Amantani/Puno
Day 6 Puno/Cusco
Day 7 Cusco
Day 8 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Day 9 Ollantaytambo/Cuncani
Day 10 Cuncani/Kuyoc
Day 11 Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes
Day 12 Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Day 13 Cusco
Day 14 Cusco/Lima
Day 15 Depart Lima
Departures
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  • Start
  • Finish
  • Fri, 27 Oct '17
  • Fri, 10 Nov '17
  • Fri, 03 Nov '17
  • Fri, 17 Nov '17
  • Fri, 10 Nov '17
  • Fri, 24 Nov '17
  • Fri, 17 Nov '17
  • Fri, 01 Dec '17
  • Fri, 15 Dec '17
  • Fri, 29 Dec '17
  • Fri, 29 Dec '17
  • Fri, 12 Jan '18
  • Fri, 05 Jan '18
  • Fri, 19 Jan '18
  • Mon, 26 Feb '18
  • Mon, 12 Mar '18
  • Mon, 19 Mar '18
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  • Mon, 26 Mar '18
  • Mon, 09 Apr '18
  • Mon, 02 Apr '18
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  • Mon, 27 Aug '18
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  • Mon, 01 Oct '18
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  • Mon, 29 Oct '18
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  • Mon, 12 Nov '18
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  • Mon, 26 Nov '18
  • Mon, 19 Nov '18
  • Mon, 03 Dec '18
  • Mon, 03 Dec '18
  • Mon, 17 Dec '18
  • Mon, 10 Dec '18
  • Mon, 24 Dec '18
  • Mon, 07 Jan '19
  • Mon, 21 Jan '19
  • Mon, 21 Jan '19
  • Mon, 04 Feb '19
  • Mon, 28 Jan '19
  • Mon, 11 Feb '19
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
  • La Paz
  • Puno
  • Isla Amantani
  • Cusco
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Cuncani Camp
  • Kuyoc
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Lima
  • DAY 1 Arrive La Paz

    Arrive at any time.

    Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Latin America (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 La Paz

    Visit the pre-Incan ruins of Tiahuanaco.

    Little is known about the Tiahuanaco people who constructed the great ceremonial centre on the southern shore of Lake Titicaca over 1000 years ago. Spend most of the day visiting these mysterious ruins-a cradle of Incan civilization-before returning to La Paz.

    Local bus
    La Paz - Tiahuanaco 2h 70km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Tiahuanaco Ruins Visit
    Tiahuanaco 2h
    Enjoy a visit to this spectacular pre-Colombian archaeological site. It was the capital of an empire that extended into Peru and Chile from 300 to 1000 AD. Check out the fantastic buildings, architecture, sculptures and carvings firsthand and get a taste of an era long gone.

    Local bus
    Tiahuanaco - La Paz 2h 70km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 La Paz/Puno

    Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border to the Peruvian city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

    Peru is made up of three main geographical areas: the Andes, the Amazon, and the desert coastal area.

    Enjoy spectacular views of the countryside on a full day of travel from La Paz, around Lake Titicaca, and on to Puno.

    Local bus
    La Paz - Desaguadero 2h30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Border Crossing (Bolivia - Peru)
    Copacabana - Yunguyo 30m
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Local bus
    Desaguadero - Puno 3h30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Puno/Isla Amantani

    Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

    Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on the Taquile Islands and enjoy a local lunch with spectacular views.

    After, cruise to the another village (this can vary based on community availability) for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake. This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions. Eat with the family, pick up some Quecha and Spanish language skills, try on traditional costumes, and help out with daily chores around the village.

    Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 1
    Lago Titicaca
    Board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island for a delicious Peruvian lunch at a restaurant followed by some shopping at the local weaving cooperatives. (Taquilenos are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, men are taught how to knit around age five and they create the majority of the textiles.) After, visit Amantani for an overnight stay with a host family and a chance to learn about life on the island.

    Lake Titicaca Homestay
    Lago Titicaca
    Split into smaller groups and get a taste of local life firsthand as we move into family homes for the night. Play soccer with the children, enjoy some dancing, watch dinner being made, learn about regional cuisine, and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 5 Isla Amantani/Puno

    Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

    Leave the homestay families late in the morning and visit the Uros Islands on the way back to Puno. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site only a short drive away.

    Uros Floating Islands Visit
    Lago Titicaca 1h
    Take a tour of these unique islands. Learn about the buoyant totora reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca used to make everything from the islands themselves to the boats the islanders use for transportation (if constructed well, they last up to six months ). Find out from locals how the islands are constructed; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top.

    Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 2
    Lago Titicaca
    Spend the morning with the homestay families on Amantani, then depart after lunch. Visit the floating islands of Uros on the way back, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the locals. Meet residents and learn how they built the islands with totora reeds, which are also used to make their homes, boats, crafts (and are also edible!).

    Free Time
    Puno Afternoon
    Enjoy some free time exploring the area.

    Optional Activities
    Sillustani Burial Towers Tour

    Puno
    Take a guided tour of the Sillustani burial towers known as "chullpas." Be awed by these fantastic ruins located outside Puno - their remarkable towers stretch up to 12m (39 ft) in height. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Puno/Cusco

    Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.

    The bus trip from Puno to Cusco takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route as you travel through the high Altiplano region. Check out a bit of Cusco, find a spot for dinner, or get prepared to head into the Sacred Valley.

    Local bus
    Puno - Cusco 7h30m 389km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Cusco

    Enjoy a free day to explore the city's museums and local markets. Opt for a city tour to see some of the ruins as well.

    While most ruins are just outside of the city, the main ruin within is that of the Coricancha, once the Inca Empire's richest temple. It forms the base of the colonial church of Santo Domingo. There are several good museums in Cusco, including the Archaeological Museum, which also houses a small art museum, the Regional History Museum, and the Religious Art Museum.

    If you booked the Adrenaline Theme Pack you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 08:00 for the fantastic opportunity to raft in Class III and IV rapids. You will return back to your hotel around 17:00.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    There's so much to the colonial city- go see for yourself.

    Optional Activities
    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

    Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-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 Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women who work here and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. 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 Planeterra-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 for 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 Full Day 95km
    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
    Calca 1h
    Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which G Adventures travellers' donations helped to create through the Planeterra Foundation in 2005, 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 45m-1h
    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 45m
    Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosco, 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 1h
    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. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Ollantaytambo/Cuncani

    Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.

    The Lares Trek is a scenic, less touristic route to hike through the Andes. It is one day shorter than the Inca Trail but higher in elevation. Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek.

    Private Vehicle
    Ollantaytambo - Lares 3h-3h 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Lares Trek (Lares-Cuncani)
    Lares - Cuncani 4h 30m 9km
    Start early and drive (3 hrs) to Lares town where the hike will start with a leisurely pace through the valley of Cuncani. Hike 4km (2.5 mi) to Chancachaca then stop for lunch. Be sure to rest and rehydrate because the altitude here is around 3480m (11,417 ft).

    Continue trekking along rocky mountain paths 4.7km (3 mi) to the isolated village of Cuncani. Camp here for the night at 3872m (12,703 ft). This community run campsite is supported by the IDB/MIF and Planeterra Foundation. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 10 Cuncani/Kuyoc

    Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

    Lares Trek (Cuncani - Kuyoc)
    Cuncani - Kuyoc 9h 17km
    Hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain 12.2km (7.6 mi) to its high pass at 4750m (15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods.

    Hike downhill another 2.2km (1.3 mi) to QuencaPata, for lunch and to take in the amazing view.

    Continue hiking downhill another 2.6km (1.6 mi) to our second campsite near a stream. Sleep tonight at about 4,114m (13,497 ft) elevation. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes

    Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

    Lares Trek (Kuyoc - Punta Carretera)
    Kuyoc - Punta Carretera 3h30m 10-11km
    Follow the trail to see typical Andean flora and fauna, llamas and alpacas. Descend through the valley of Pumahuanca and meet friendly local Quechua people and explore some Inca storehouses along the way. Trek 3-4 hrs to reach the town of Pumahuanca. Enjoy lunch then hop a van to Ollantaytambo. Continue by train to Aguas Calientes.

    Private Vehicle
    Punta Carretera - Ollantaytambo 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Train
    Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes 1h30m
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 12 Aguas Calientes/Cusco

    Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.

    Rise early to catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. Enjoy a guided visit to the ruins followed by free time to explore. Opt to walk up to the Sun Gate or Inca Bridge.

    When ready, head back down by bus to Aguas Calientes to meet up with the rest of the group. Take the scenic train back to Ollantaytambo to meet the van for the ride back to Cusco.

    Local bus
    Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu 30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    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 worldwide Internet poll).

    Local bus
    Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes 30m
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Train
    Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo 1h30m
    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.

    Optional Activities
    Inca Bridge Visit

    Machu Picchu
    Use any leftover energy from your Machu Picchu hike to visit the Inca Bridge site nearby (thought by some to be a secret back entrance to Machu Picchu). Trek up to the bridge that's cleaving to a 579m (1,900 ft) cliff, and soak in amazing views of cloud forest along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Cusco

    Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

    Free Time
    Cusco Full Day
    Finish up anything you didn't get to the first time around.

    Optional Activities
    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.

    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.

    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 14 Cusco/Lima

    Fly to Lima. Opt for a city tour or just explore on your own.

    Take a short flight to the coast and the capital city of Lima. This vibrant city has a fantastic main square, tons of shopping, and incredible eating. Opt to join the group for one final evening out.

    Plane
    Cusco - Lima 1h15m 572km
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Optional Activities
    Lima City Tour

    Lima
    Discover Lima's highlights on this half-day tour. Continue exploring at the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Depart Lima

    Depart at any time. (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 USD 305-400 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 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. 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, at the following URL address:http://www.gadventures.com/inca-advisory.php-

  10. Please advise at time of booking if you do not wish to hike the Inca Trail. Instead, you will 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. 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. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

  13. Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Peru. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights.


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