INCA TRAIL

Trek the Inca Trail with Intrepid Travel. Their porters’ rights are protected and provide sustainable & authentic Peruvian experiences.

Photos/Map provided by Intrepid Travel. For more images of this trip,   CLICK HERE

Photos/Map provided by Intrepid Travel. For more images of this trip, CLICK HERE

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CONQUER THE ANCIENT PATHWAYS OF THE HISTORIC INCA TRAIL HIKE

Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow Inca traditions from Lima to Cusco, journey through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley, see the magnificent Ollantaytambo ruins before embarking on the ultimate adventure – trekking to Machu Picchu. This action-filled Peruvian tour gets you closer to the secrets of this elusive civilisation on a breathtaking adventure along the Inca Trail.

IMPORTANT:
This trip requires Inca Trail Permits. Alternatives are available if permits are sold out for your selected dates.

START: Lima, Peru
FINISH: Cusco, Peru
DESTINATION: Peru
STYLE: Original
THEME: Trekking
TOUR CODE: GGTBC
PHYSICAL RATING: 4/5
MINIMUM AGE: 15
GROUP SIZE: 1 Min, 16 Max

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP

• Lima’s grand colonial facades, Spanish houses and endless culture make it one of the prettiest cities to explore in Latin America. Adjust to the altitude with a pisco sour and some ceviche.
• Machu Picchu may just be the greatest icon of ancient South America. There's a reason this site is so famous, and it has something to do with how truly amazing it is.
• The Inca Trail is one of the best ways to approach Machu Picchu, along the way you'll see multiple Inca sites and beautiful landscapes.
• Explore Cusco, South America's oldest continuously inhabited city. The city has ancient foundations, an interesting blend of Inca and colonial influences and endless things to do and see.
• The Sacred Valley is known for its steep and soaring scenery, its mystical significance for the Inca and the indigenous cultures that still reside here.

IMPORTANT NOTES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS:
A single supplement is available on this trip. This includes the Inca Trail where a single tent will be provided.

INCA TRAIL PERMITS
Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you.

If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail instead.

The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail.

Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED:
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.

INCA TRAIL OR INCA QUARRY TRAIL:
While hiking the 4 Day Inca Trail or the 3 Day Inca Quarry trail portion of this trip you may be joined by other Intrepid and/or non-Intrepid travellers.

On June 30th Peruvian authorities released a new list of regulations for visiting Machu Picchu, which came into effect from July 1st.

The main points impacting our visits are:
1. There is now a time limit to visit the citadel. Morning visitors must exit the site by 12pm and afternoon visitors by 4.30pm.
2. Visitors must complete a designated circuit, in one direction only. Exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted and, upon completion, visitor must exit the site. There is no allowance for personal exploration of the site any longer.

Overall we support these changes as they help preserve this invaluable archaeological site. While this somehow restricts the amount of time we are now allowed to spend in Machu Picchu, we’ll do all possible to maximise your time there and make sure you have the best possible experience.

From

$ 1,740 USD

p/person in a twin share room

*Prices may vary depending on seasonality*

ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL

Intrepid Travel is one of the largest and most sustainable tour operators in the world, carrying over 100,000 travellers across over 100 countries each year. Responsible travel is at the core of their business, ensuring their 1,000+ tours are carbon neutral, support local economies and respect animal welfare and the environment. As of August 2018, Intrepid Travel became a certified B Corp.

Their non-profit arm, The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund established in 2002 by Intrepid Travel founders Darrell Wade and Geoff Manchester. Set up to empower travellers to have a positive impact on the communities they visit, the Intrepid Foundation now supports over 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.

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