Inca trail experience, 10 days

“Actively explore Peru on this tailor made 10 days, hiking the Inca Trail, rafting in Urubamba and biking around Cusco’s ancient ruins.”

Highlights

Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley | Urubamba river rafting | four-day first-class trek to Machu Picchu along Inca Trail | Aguas Calientes | guided tour of Machu Picchu and free time to explore | optional: climb Huayna Picchu | mountain bike tour of the Cusco ruins

Description of Inca trail experience, 10 days

Trekking is just one of the highlights on this Inca Trail experience, 10 days – this adventurous holiday includes white water rafting and exploring ancient ruins by mountain bike, too. Spend two nights in the Sacred Valley, enjoying an exciting day of whitewater trip along the Urubamba River, before setting off along the world famous Inca Trail.

This is a comfortable, first class trek across four days, with a guide and the full support of porters and a camp crew. Spend three nights in comfortable camps along the trekking route, arriving at the Sun Gate on the final morning and trek the last few miles to beautiful Machu Picchu. After the trek, spend a fourth night in Aguas Calientes in a hotel and then enjoy a full day at the site, with a guided tour and time to explore independently. There’s also the option of climbing Huayna Picchu.

The final active component of this exciting holiday is a day of mountain biking around the Inca ruins near Cusco. You’ll have a private guide and begin at the Tambomachay ruins, before dropping down to Templo de la Luna (Moon Temple) and Qenqo, finishing up in Sacsayhuaman.

There are lots of interesting optional extensions to this holiday, too. You can visit Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon and the Amazon basin rainforest. Just ask us for more information.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism: Inca trail experience, 10 days

Environment

We believe tourism should be educational and sustainable, as well as entertaining. We designed this trip to contribute minimal impact to the local environment with positive benefits to the local communities. All guides follow strict “green ethics”. Reusable water bottles are provided in an effort to encourage less waste and discourage the need for plastic throw-away bottles. Trekking guides, mountain biking guides and river guides are training in and practice ‘Leave No Trace’ principles. All waste materials on the trek will be packed out and disposed of properly. Extreme care is taken to leave the trail as they found it. All of our guides provide clear and committed instructions for interacting with nature and wildlife with efforts to preserve and leave undisturbed the beauty for generations to enjoy.

Hotels in the Sacred Valley, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) and Cusco have been selected that practice ethical business standards and are committed to environmental preservation through various projects such as building community structures, supporting local schools and orphanages, sourcing food locally for their restaurants, recycling. They also all implement energy-efficient methods designed to reduce waste and resources, such as reusing linens, recycling plastics and metals.

Community

Our Inca Trail trekking guides are Peruvian, registered, highly-experienced and have led several exploratory expeditions to lost cities in remote areas of Peru. Degrees in Tourism from Cusco University are required to be registered as Inca Trail guides. The 5-year course includes Peruvian history, languages, geography, geology and ecology. They are committed to environmentally and culturally responsible tourism. They are trained in emergency and evacuation procedures, first-aid, treatment of hypothermia and altitude sickness and receive periodic training designed to maintain and improve their expertise. All crew members, cook and porters, are from the local area.

All foods provided on the trek will be purchased from local markets in Cusco, contributing to the local economy. The river rafting guides and mountain biking guides are English-speaking Peruvians and licensed.

As members of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association), we promise to only work with partners and guides who are conscious and conscientious of the various backgrounds of our globally diverse travelers.

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