Inca Trail adventure holiday
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Description of Inca Trail adventure holiday
On this Inca Trail adventure holiday, you’ll retrace the steps of Peru’s ancient peoples, following the route from Cuzco and through the Sacred Valley before trekking up to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
After a day spend acclimatising in Cuzco, you’ll drive through the Sacred Valley and spend the night in historic Ollantaytambo before your Inca Trail journey begins. You can choose either to hike the classic Inca Trail, hike the Inca Quarry Trail or return to Cuzco for another two days before taking the train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu, and finally, a bus up to the ruins themselves.
If you’re doing the classic Inca Trail hike, you’ll have a team of porters to carry your bags, as well as food and equipment for the trail. You’ll need to be reasonably fit as the trail is 45 kilometres long and has many steep sections. There’s an average of seven hours of walking a day, with stops for snacks and lunch. The Inca Quarry Trail is 26 kilometres long and you’ll have horses to carry your gear and camping equipment.
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3 Reviews of Inca Trail adventure holiday
Reviewed on 03 Sep 2022 by Emily KrudysGreat guide and well planned trip... Excellent. I would travel with the tour operator again. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jan 2020 by Marta SzynkiewitzMost exciting was getting to Machu Picchu Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Apr 2019 by Pary RezaThe Machu Pichu was the most memorable part of the holiday. Read full review
PlanetPublic transport is used where possible to reduce our impact to the environment.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.
The small number also allows us to stay in a unique, family-run hotel that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to its limited size.
The responsible aspects of this trip is that all clients are provided with biodegradable toilet paper, all rubbish accumulated from the trek is taken back to Ollantaytambo to dispose of. It’s a way we can encourage and educate clients to act responsibility and respect the environment and such a beautiful landscape.
PeopleAccommodation & meals:
We visit a local community in the Sacred Valley where we enjoy an included lunch cooked by people from the community. Ingredients used for the lunch are locally produced and sourced. On this trip, you will stay in a locally owned hotel In Cuzco to encourage the concept of paying it forward and keeping money in the community. Aside from using local transport, family run accommodation (where possible) we also employ local leaders who will share their stories with you. We want to make every experience different and unique – there is a real vibe and atmosphere about South America that is something really special.
Included in the visit to a community in the Sacred Valley, we visit a couple of small businesses run by local community members. They might include a small ‘chicheria’ where a local beer is made using locally grown purple corn, a pottery workshop and a chocolate making demonstration.
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