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Cusco

Peru - Machu Picchu, Sacred Vally and Rainbow Mountain

Join hiking buddies global as they travel over to Peru to hike the world famous Machu Picchu, the sacred valley and Rainbow Mountain. The trip is 9 days in total The total price for the trip is £1799 Deposit is £600 Please take the remaining in USD

Peru - Machu Picchu, Sacred Vally and Rainbow Mountain
Peru - Machu Picchu, Sacred Vally and Rainbow Mountain

Time & Location

31 Mar 2025, 10:00 – 08 Apr 2025, 14:00

Cusco, Cusco, Peru

Guests

About the event

Day 1

-Land in country, transfer to hotel and free day to do what you like, as people will be getting in at different times we have chosen not to plan any activities

Day 2

- Walking tour to the City of cusco half day

Cusco is a city steeped in history, culture, and way of life. Taking a stroll through the city of Cusco, named the "Best Destination in the World" , is an excellent way to enjoy and explore the history and culture of this beautiful city in the Peruvian Andes. This walking tour offers a unique experience, providing the opportunity to discover the marvelous historical and architectural sites that surround the city.

In this walking tour in Cusco, we will start our adventure by picking you up from your hotel. The best part is that we have different hours available to accommodate your schedule and preferences. This tour lasts for approximately 5 hours, and starting in the morning is recommended. Our transportation will take us on a 20-minute journey, dropping us off at the peak of Cristo Blanco (white christ), where we will have the best panoramic view of Cusco and its surroundings.

It's a perfect spot to capture memorable photos. We will then visit the Sapantiana Aqueduct and take our classic picture on Seven Little Lambs Street. We'll explore the traditional artisan neighborhood of San Blas with its charming and magical streets. In a few minutes, we'll also see the Twelve-Angle Stone during our journey. Our next stop is Plaza de Armas of Cusco, declared a "CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY" by UNESCO. Here, we will travel imaginarily through time, learning about historical events that occurred before and after 1534.

Our journey continues through Espinar Square, along Marqués Street, and finally, we'll immerse ourselves in local customs at the famous San Pedro Market. Thus, we conclude our tour filled with historical grandeur, culture, and mysticism in a city declared the Best Destination in South America by "Travel + Leisure Readers," a city every traveler should visit at least once in a lifetime..

Included:

Transfer in

Fees

Guide

Lunch

Dinner

Transportation

Transfer from the airport to the Hotel

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Day 3

-The best of the sacred valley of the incas.-

The Best Sacred Valley tour Begin your adventure in Chinchero, a quaint Andean town renowned for its vibrant market and Incan agricultural terraces. Here, you’ll witness local artisans practicing age-old weaving techniques, creating intricate textiles using methods passed down through generations.

The Best Sacred Valley tour Next, prepare to be awestruck as you visit the enigmatic agricultural laboratory of Moray. Marvel at the seemingly bottomless circular terraces, believed to have been used by the Incas for agricultural experiments and adapting crops to various climates. The ingenuity of ancient engineering will leave you spellbound as you contemplate the mysteries of this ancient site.

At noon, we will have lunch in the Urubamba Valley. Following a brief rest, we will visit the archaeological area of Ollantaytambo, a place of strategic control and a fortress built with meticulously carved stones. These stones were transported to this mountain and used for astronomical purposes. Our last visit will be to the town of Chinchero. During the Inca era, it held great importance due to its fertile terraced fields where potatoes were primarily cultivated. It is also known for its famous textiles, preserving various ancestral traditions.

The Best Sacred Valley tour Continuing on, journey to the Salineras salt flats, a mesmerizing landscape of thousands of terraced salt pools cascading down the mountainside, creating a dazzling array of white against the Andean landscape. Learn about the traditional methods still used by local families to harvest salt, a practice dating back centuries.

The Best Sacred Valley tour Finally, delve into the history and architecture of Ollantaytambo, one of the last remaining Inca towns, where massive stone terraces overlook the quaint village below. Explore the impressive ruins, including the Temple of the Sun and the enigmatic unfinished Sun Temple, and feel the energy of this ancient stronghold that once guarded the entrance to the Sacred Valley.

The Best Sacred Valley tour Throughout your journey, expert guides will regale you with tales of Incan mythology, history, and the enduring legacy of this remarkable civilization. Soak in the beauty of the Andean landscapes, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and let the magic of the Sacred Valley captivate your senses on this unforgettable full-day adventure.

Included:

Fees

Guide

Transportation

Breakfast

Buffet Lunch

Dinner

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Day 4

-Rainbow Mountain red valley 1 Day

Early Morning Departure: Your adventure begins with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. We depart around 05:00 AM, driving through the scenic valleys and traditional Andean villages. As the sun rises, witness the beauty of the Peruvian countryside bathed in the morning light.

Breakfast Stop: We’ll stop at a local restaurant in Cusipata to enjoy a nutritious breakfast, fueling up for the hike ahead. Savor the local flavors and prepare yourself for the day’s adventure.

Arrival at Trailhead: After breakfast, continue our journey to the trailhead at Phulawasipata. Here, our trek begins. The path is well-marked, and you’ll be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure a safe and enjoyable hike.

Hiking to Rainbow Mountain: The trek to Rainbow Mountain is approximately 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) round trip and can take about 3-4 hours, depending on your pace. As you ascend, take in the stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and herds of alpacas and llamas grazing in their natural habitat.

Rainbow Mountain Summit: Upon reaching the summit (5,200 meters / 17,060 feet above sea level), you’ll be greeted by the magnificent sight of Rainbow Mountain. The mountain’s vibrant stripes of red, orange, yellow, and green are a result of mineral deposits over millions of years. Take your time to soak in the panoramic views and capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment with plenty of photos.

Exploring Red Valley: After experiencing Rainbow Mountain, those with extra energy and a spirit of adventure can continue to the nearby Red Valley. This extension adds about an hour to your trek but rewards you with equally stunning views. The Red Valley, with its deep crimson hues, offers a stark contrast to the colorful slopes of Rainbow Mountain and provides another spectacular photo opportunity.

Descent and Return: We begin our descent back to the trailhead, where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusipata for a well-deserved lunch. Enjoy traditional Andean dishes and reflect on the incredible sights you’ve witnessed.

Return to Cusco: After lunch, relax as we drive back to Cusco, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening. You’ll be dropped off at your hotel, concluding a day filled with extraordinary memories and breathtaking landscapes.

Included:

Fees

Guide

Transportation

Breakfast

Buffet Lunch

Dinner

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Day 5

Cusco – Wayllabamba Ayapata

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to km 82 by bus where you will meet with your Quechua porters and prepare for the Inca Trail . After some relaxing, breathing and stretching techniques, you will be ready to embark on the four day trek that awaits you. inca trail trek 4d3n group service You will cross over the turbulent Vilcanota river, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica (5,900m/19,000ft) and continue along the trek admiring the Llactapata archaeological site, stopping at the Wayllabamba river for lunch. All meals are in very large dining tents with outstanding three course meals freshly prepared by your chef. After lunch, we will visit the archeological sites of Patallacta, Qente and the valley of Cusichaca along with the magical Polylepsis forest before continuing the hike. To help us focus on the true nature of our trek, our destination and our very location, our personal porters will be playing the Quena, or ancient Andean flute. We also encourage you to talk with our porters to learn a little about their ancient customs and ways or life. Our hiking today will last approximately 7 hours. Upon arriving at our campsite, Dinner before listening to the intriguing stories and legends from our Quechua porters. Overnight camping on the trail.

Included:

Fees

Guide

Transportation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 6

Ayapata – Paqaymayu- Chakiqocha

early start today as this is the most demanding day of the entire trek and we shall gain considerable altitude. We will see outstanding views to the east of the Huayanay peaks and to the west of the rugged Vilcabamba Range. After breakfast, we shall begin the climb up through the first pass at 4200m / 13,750ft at Warmiwanusqa. Passing 3 ecological zones: the Yunga, inca trail trek 4d3n group service Quechua and Puna, we shall ascend 1000 metres in 5 hours. Our porter’s enticing music will help us to marvel at the views rather than focus on the difficult ascent. Lunch will be taken before the final two sections of ascent. Upon reaching the summit of Dead Woman’s Pass, we shall celebrate our achievement by paying homage to the Apus, or mountain gods, before descending into camp. before a welcoming dinner near Pacaymayu. You will then hike for another hour and a half downhill through Inca steps, until you arrive at your lunch spot. After lunch, you will have another four hours, including breaks, you will reach your campsite at Chaquicocha, You will get to visit two Inca sites, Runku Raccay and Sayacmarka. The day will be finished with dinner at the campsite.

Included:

Fees

Guide

Transportation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7

Chakiqocha Phuyupatamarca- Wiñay-Wayna

After breakfast, we shall begin the ascent of the third pass, this is easier than the previous day’s ascent. The third pass of the Inca Trail in this section is a long white granite roadway, with some ascents and descents, traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will finally descend to the magnificent archeological site of Phuyupatamarka (“Cloud Level Town”) will then begin the descent to Wiñay-Wayna, inca trail trek 4d3n group service an outstanding Inca complex built into the mountainside. We’ll visit the ruins before our last Tea Time . After relaxing, we shall enjoy a dinner carefully prepared by our chef. inca trail trek 4d3n group service We shall also meet with our porters for the very last time and exchange thanks and talk about the ancient paths upon which we have trekked for the last few days. Overnight camping on the trail.

Included:

Fees

Guide

Transportation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 8

Wiñay-Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early morning wakes up at 4:30AM for breakfast and to begin the final trek to Intipunku, and the first site of the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu. We will descend rapidly from cloud forest into high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Intipunku “Sun Gate” to watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We will then continue down to the royal road and at last arrive at the “Lost City of the Incas”. We then immediately begin our tour of Machu Picchu. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, inca trail trek 4d3n group service Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants and a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city holds houses, temples, warehouses and a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. We shall visit the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Circular Tower and the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the guided tour, you can enjoy an afternoon of self-exploration and discovery and have the option to climb Huayna Picchu. Then return to Cusco.

Included:

Fees

Guide

Transportation

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Day 9

City tour then transfer to the airport.

rivate City Tour Cusco This the best tour which will allow you to visit all the highlights of Cusco in just half a day. Learn about the Incas, Andean culture, and visit: The Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), The Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay Private City Tour Cusco.

Private City Tour Cusco At 8 a.m., we will meet you at your hotel lobby to begin your tour. From here, you will head to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the famous cathedral. Following, you will continue foot through an ancient Inca-built Street from the Plaza de Armas to the Q’oricancha, Private City Tour Cusco the Temple of the Sun. At the Q’oricancha you will be able to compare the building methods of the Incan culture and Catholicism. This was the key spiritual center of the Incas, which leads to all four quarters of the Inca Empire. There is also a bronze, high altar to be seen Private City Tour Cusco.

From Q’oricancha, your group will walk down Avenida El Sol, where you will take your bus 25 minutes outside of the city. You will be taken to the majestic Inca site, Sacsayhuaman, with its enigmatic, 200-ton monoliths, youwill be able to hear from your guide and then, explore on your own.

From Sacsayhuaman, you will take a five-minute bus ride to the Q’enqo Inca site to see its fascinating Incan altars. Following, you will take another five-minute drive to Puca Pucara, a small, circular Inca site. Private City Tour Cusco The final stop on our tour is Tambomachay, a water temple with impressive water fountains, thought to be used by the Inca for bathing. We’ll then drive back down to Cusco where the tour ends in the main square, unless you are taking a private tour, in which case, we will return you to your hotel.

Included:

Fees

Guide

Transportation

Breakfast

Transfer to the airport

Includes

Private transportation

Private Professional English-speaking guide

Entrance fees to visit: The Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), The Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca

Pucara and Tambomachay.

Daily departures with quality service….

Our groups are designed to be comfortable, and we ensure you have the best Inca Trail experience! Our new camping equipment, efficient chefs, amazing food and professional bilingual guides will make this Inca pilgrimage the crowning experience of your South American trip!

In this Inca Trail service very well treated porters (ninja porters, red army, commando, as our tourists often describe them) carry cooking and camping equipment while tourists (unless a extra porter is hired) carry personal belongings, including sleeping bag, sleeping mattress and clothes.

Please Note: Dificulty level depends very much on your fitness and aclimatization.

What’s included?

Professional, bilingual

Briefing prior your trip

Assistant Guide (for groups of 4 to 16 people)

Collection from hotel

Return transportation.

Half extra porter up to 6 kilos

bus to kilometre 82

First class Expéditon Train service) .

Collection from train station (on day 4)

Water (only for first 4 hours of trek, then we will provide you with drinking -previously boiled- water).

Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day +

Dinning tent with tables and chairs.

Cook

2-man tent

Sleeping mattress

Porters (they carry cooking and camping equipment)

Bus trip from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes

Oxygen bottle

First Aid kit

Vegetarian food on request at no extra cost!

What is not included?

Flights

Tips - we recommend $300

Binoculars

Gratuities

Travel insurance

Sleeping bag

Hot springs entrance

Extra porter

What we recommend that you bring:

Original passport (and International Student card* if applicable)

Travel Insurance

Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)

Walking boots

Waterproof jacket/rain poncho

Warm jacket

Hat and gloves

T-shirts

Comfortable trousers

Sun hat

Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)

Insect repellent

Water (only to last until lunch time on day 1)

Toiletries

Personal medication

Camera and films

Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)

Optional items to bring:

Shorts

Walking stick (with rubber tip)

Plasters and bandages

Sandals

Extra money

Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

Included Services:

Experienced Guides: Our guides at Inca Land Adventures are seasoned professionals who have studied English and tourism at Cusco National University. They possess a deep knowledge of the region and are dedicated to sharing their heritage with you. Combining professionalism with a friendly demeanor, they ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Permits and Machu Picchu Access: To trek the Inca Trail, you need permits obtained only through licensed operators like Inca Land Adventures. Shared Group Inca Trail Trek 4d/3nUpon receiving your details and deposit, we secure your permits, which include entry to Machu Picchu. These permits are non-transferable once confirmed, although passport number updates are possible.

Pre-Trek Briefing: The evening before your adventure, join us at our office for a comprehensive briefing with your guide and fellow trekkers. Here, you’ll receive your duffel bag, which our porters will transport while you hike. Remember, pack efficiently, as the duffel should weigh no more than 6kg and include essential items like your sleeping bag and air mattress.

Personal Porter: We provide a dedicated porter to carry your duffel bag throughout the trek, ensuring your comfort without any additional charges. Your duffel bag will be accessible only at the evening campsite and should adhere to weight restrictions.

Environmentally Conscious Porters: Our porter team at Inca Land Adventures is known for their dedication and hard work. Adhering to strict weight limits, they handle all camping equipment and food, while also assisting with camp setup and breakdown. We prioritize the well-being of our porters, ensuring fair treatment and supporting their families through various social initiatives.

Culinary Delights: Indulge in the culinary creations of our talented chefs, who craft delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From nutritious soups to hearty mains and delectable desserts, every dish is prepared with care. We accommodate dietary restrictions to ensure everyone enjoys their meals.

** Tips for porters, cooks or guides are optional and are NOT included in our price. However, our advice is that you tip our staff based on their performance, service and knowledge. Our guidelines for tipping our staff are the following:

Each porter gets 100 Soles, each assistant cooks 150 Soles, the Main Chef gets 300 Soles. make sure to tip more if your trip it is more than 5 days or if it is luxury treks

Assistant Tour guides can be tipped collectively by the members of the group, we suggest a 5% of the total cost of the tour

Main guides are tipped on a one-on-one basis and based on their performance. Tour guides are professional people who spend a lot of time training in different other fields such archaeology, history and WFA. We suggest people to consider tipping our guide a 10% to 15% of the value of your tour.

Train included in all tours is the Expedition train (to Ollantaytambo). Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 2:55 PM or 15:20 pm and the 08:30 PM being the last train (high season June to September). We will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).

ZERO PLASTIC BOTTLES ON THE INCA TRAIL AND MACHU PICCHU

Due to New government regulations for the Inca Trail, it will be 100% PROHIBITED to TAKE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We believe that in the first days the new enforced regulations may NOT be 100% controlled however as the days go it will be more and more strict therefore, WE KINDLY suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any disappointment at the check points along the Inca Trail and in the Machu Picchu citadel.

service to avoid using single-use plastic on the Inca Trail or any other hiking adventure, you can follow these environmentally friendly practices:

Water Bottles: Bring a reusable water bottle or hydration bladder. You can refill it at water stations along the trail or use water purification methods such as water filters or water purification tablets.

shared service Food Containers: Carry reusable containers for your snacks and meals. Use lightweight, durable containers that can be washed and reused throughout the trip Inca trail trek.

Cloth Bags: Pack your items in cloth or reusable bags instead of plastic bags. These bags can be used to store snacks, carry trash, or separate wet items.

Personal Care Products: Use eco-friendly alternatives for personal care items such as biodegradable soap, shampoo bars, and toothpaste tablets. Avoid single-use travel-sized toiletries that come in plastic packaging.

Straws and Stirrers: Skip single-use plastic straws and stirrers altogether. If you prefer using a straw, consider bringing a reusable one made of stainless steel, bamboo, or silicone.

Wet Wipes: Instead of disposable wet wipes, carry a small pack of reusable cloth wipes or a microfiber towel that can be rinsed and reused.

Trash Management: Ensure you have a dedicated bag for collecting and carrying your trash. Properly dispose of it in designated waste bins at the campsites or bring it back with you and dispose of it responsibly.

Inform and Educate: Share your commitment to reducing plastic waste with fellow hikers and local guides. Encourage them to adopt eco-friendly practices as well.

Remember, the Inca Trail and other natural areas are fragile ecosystems, and it’s important to leave no trace behind. By minimizing plastic waste, you can help preserve the beauty of these destinations for future generations.

HEALTH CONCERNS. - You must be honest with your guide about any health conditions or concerns you might have. While our guides are not medical professionals, they do have first aid training. We also work with a clinic in Cusco that can help assist our team.

You are responsible for assessing whether a Tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. Inca Land Adventures will not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level, and medical requirements.

If you develop extreme altitude sickness or any other illness that prevents you from hiking, and you still wish to visit Machu Picchu by train, we will work with you to coordinate this trip. Since this will be a new trip, it may require additional fees. We will use as much of the original itinerary to keep costs low.

If you experience issues while hiking and cannot continue, a porter will accompany you to the closest road and wait while a car comes to pick you up and bring you to the nearest health clinic.

GROUP TOURS. - Group tours are made up of all different types of people, with various hiking skills and ages. By agreeing to a group tour, you agree that some people might be slower or faster than you are. Everyone can go at their own pace for the trek, and the guide will work with the group to spend time with everyone. Groups might request some modifications to the tour, and the guide will work with everyone to make the best decision for the group.

STRIKES. - Unfortunately, strikes are frequent in Peru and can disrupt our tours. Roads are often blocked, and trains stopped. We will make sure your trek continues as planned, even if that means leaving the night before your start date. Under these circumstances, tours might need to be canceled. But our operations department will coordinate with you in this situation. Your safety is always our top concern and will dictate how we decide.

LOST ITEMS. - You are responsible for your items throughout the Tour. Please be diligent about where you leave your things and remember to remove all items from our vans, your tents, restaurant, etc. Do not leave anything unintended during your hike. Other trekkers or teams might pick it up not knowing whose it is.

TRAVEL INSURANCE. - Travel insurance is inexpensive and strongly recommended. With trips being planned months ahead of time, you never can predict what could happen. Adventure travel includes more risk than the average trip. Insurance is a way to protect the investment you have made on this journey. We can help recommend an agent to walk you through this type of insurance if needed Shared Inca Trail Trek 4d/3n.

WEATHER. - Of course, the weather is unpredictable. Typically, the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December so just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant.

Also, prepare for four seasons. Several of the treks through the Andes involve various microclimates and you will need to be prepared. Layers are always key since they are easy to adjust to different temperature changes. Be prepared with a warm packable down jacket since the evening will be cold.

It’s also important to note that the weather can change a listed itinerary. There are times that routes become impassable, and our guides will be forced for your safety to rework your tour.

ALTITUDE. - As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. For this reason, we always recommend spending at least two days in Cusco before beginning any trek in the Andes. Cusco is a marvelous city with lots to do, so if you have more time to acclimate you won´t be bored.

With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office, and we will help you get to a doctor.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the Coca Plant contain alkaloids that help bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Remember the trek to Machu Picchu is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness if they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slow, and it will give your body time to adjust to the elevation.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe medications, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.

You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly and drink lots of water and enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you, unfortunately, get sick, let your guide know right away. Land Adventures guides are trained to help you get through it Shared Inca Trail Trek 4d/3n.

GETTING TO CUSCO.- The airport in Cusco currently is only for domestic flights, so all international travelers by plane must disembark in Lima and go through Customs. Even if your flight to Cusco is the same day by the same airline carrier, you must grab your bags in Lima and then check them back in.

The best way to get to Cusco is by air, and there are several options in airlines. LAN tends to be the most expensive but has the most options and flights. Expect delays or flight cancellations. Due to the high altitude of Cusco, it tends to be difficult to land, and any acclimate weather will stop air traffic. Bus travel is always available, and while the trip can be long, especially from Lima, the buses in Peru are very well maintained and comfortable. This option is strongly encouraged if coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Puno. Lima buses will take about 20 hours to arrive.

MACHU PICCHU ENTRANCE TIMES.- Machu Picchu now has two different time windows of when you can visit: either morning or afternoon. Your entrance ticket will be for only one session, morning session, and when your time window is over, the Rangers will ask you to leave.

MORNING SESSION: 6AM – 12PM

AFTERNOON SESSION: 12PM – 5:30PM

** If you have tickets to hike either Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will have some extra time until 2:30PM.

If you would like to spend the whole day at Machu Picchu, we can add an afternoon session ticket to your booking for $75 per person

Packing List

ESSENTIALS.-

Passport

Vali

Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)

Good daypack (the smaller, the better)

Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbacks is encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.

Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

FOR YOUR DUFFEL. - Porters will carry up to 6 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg Shared Inca Trail Trek 4d/3n.

2-3 wicking t-shirts

2-3 hiking pants

4 sets of undergarments.

4 sets of hiking socks

1 Fleece

1 Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night

1 Rain jacket and pants

1 sun hat

1 wool hat

Headlamp: essential

Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)

Comfortable shoes for camp

Walking boots

Waterproof jacket/rain poncho

Quick dry towel. We provide small ones; you might enjoy something a little larger.

Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to clean – might make you feel fresh if you had a little soap.

Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!

Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.

Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

The Local Payment (Payment of final Balance). – can be paid in cash and in US dollars or Peruvian soles (if paying in Soles it will be applied the exchange rate of the day).

Cancellations. - Deposit sent for is Non-Refundable nor transferable to any other date, person or tour (According to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Regulations).

Inca Land Adventures must be notified of any changes or cancellations to your trip as soon as you are aware of them, via e-mail so that we do not incur expenses not covered by deposit.

Once final balance has been paid, we will not be able to refund your trek payment in the case of cancellations. There will, however, be parts of your trip that you are able to use (Machu Picchu entrance fee, 1 train ticket, 1 bus ticket).

A claim letter for your insurance company can also be provided by us upon request.

Porter service hired can Not be cancelled (a fee is paid for booking this service).

Send us your main Departure date and back update: By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek (classic Inca Trail, Lares, Salkantay, etc) you automatically authorize Llama Path to use either of these dates for your reservation. Llama Path within the next 48 hours (after you have sent us your booking form and confirm deposit was made) will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek.

Sending your Personal Details for Booking: Your passport number and other information must be valid. Please advise if you change your passport number after booking the tour (especially for booking the classic Inca Trail as if we do not make a change in your official details, you may not be permitted to do the trek). Please Note changing passports’ numbers requires an extra fee (we are able to change passports numbers easily on our receipt but it’s also extremely important that we make the changes with the Inca Trail authorities) and please is important that the information that you send need to be exactly as appear in your passport.

Tickets

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    Deposit

    £600.00

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