Inca Trail extension holiday

Six day holiday extension to allow travellers to trek either the classic Inca Trail over four days or the lesser-known, but equally breath taking, Quarry Trail over three days. Both trails complete with sunrise over Machu Picchu.
Cusco Choice of Quarry Trail (26km) or Inca Trail (43km) Local trekking guides and porters Double tents and inflatable camping mats Sunrise over Machu Picchu
Price
£730To£1465£805excluding flights
Duration
6 Days
Type
Small group
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Late availability on these dates: 01 Oct, 03 Oct, 04 Oct, 05 Oct, 06 Oct, 07 Oct, 08 Oct, 10 Oct, 11 Oct, 12 Oct, 13 Oct, 14 Oct, 15 Oct, 17 Oct, 18 Oct, 19 Oct, 20 Oct, 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 24 Oct, 25 Oct, 26 Oct, 27 Oct, 28 Oct, 29 Oct,...
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Description of Inca Trail extension holiday

This extension holiday is ideal for travellers wishing to undertake the classic Inca Trail or the lesser-used Inca Quarry Trail. The Inca Trail takes four days to trek whereas the Quarry Trail takes three days before a bus ride and train trip to Aguas Calientes. Both are equally as memorable and challenging but you’ll get far fewer crowds on the Quarry Trail and it’s 17km shorter than the 43km Inca Trail.

Whichever trail you choose you’ll meet your fellow trekkers and travel representative in Cusco from where you’ll be invited to see the sights as well get further acclimatised to the Andean altitude. Cusco is such a lovely location from where to get your bearings with peeling colonial paintwork and crumbling Inca architecture all adding to the Latin American vibrancy and backpacker buzz of getting ever closer to Machu Picchu.

An early start signals the start of the trek as you meet your local trekking guides and tireless porters who will accompany you on either the Quarry or the Inca trail to one of the world’s most endearing ancient citadels. Watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu is such an unforgettable moment and no matter which way you made it to the Inca ruins, this is an experience that never fails to excite and enthral in equal measures.

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£730To£1465£805excluding flights
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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We use local transport where safe, reliable and feasible to do so, and when this is not feasible, use private, locally owned transport instead. We also ensure our vehicles/fleets are well maintained and fuel-efficient.

When visiting fragile environments, remote areas and national parks we use a “take in, take back out” system. For instance, on this trip travellers are provided with biodegradable toilet paper and all rubbish accumulated from the trek is taken back to Ollantaytambo to be disposed of. This is how we encourage and educate clients to act responsibility and respect the environment in such a beautiful landscape.

It’s easy to use plastic excessively, especially during the warmer months. And so, to counteract this, we encourage our travellers to buy large 5-10 litre bottles to refill their smaller water bottles.

This trip is run by our own local Peruvian operator who shares our commitment to responsible travel, from waste and water management to ensuring we leave as minimal a footprint as possible. By establishing our own local operator in-country, we have created employment opportunities and invested in educating local industry experts in responsible business practices.

People

We employ exclusively local leaders to guide this trip. We also engage with at least four rural communities to employ porters. We 100% comply with all laws and regulations aimed at ensuring the fair pay and treatment of local porters.

This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environment we visit. These small numbers also allow us to stay in a unique, family-run hotel that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to its limited size.

We have a foundation which was set up to empower travellers to give back to the communities they visit. It now supports more than 50 local, grassroots projects around the world. Over the past 15 years, the foundation has distributed over AU $5 million to projects tackling areas such as sustainable development, human rights, child protection, environmental conservation, wildlife protection, education and healthcare. Our foundation supports one project in Peru called Kusimayo that improves the living conditions of children, families and the elderly affected by poverty and malnutrition in Puno’s rural communities.

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