INCA TRAIL & AMAZON

Experience the Inca Trail and the Amazon Jungle on this two-in-one tour by Intrepid Travel - one of the world’s most respected responsible tour operators.

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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MARVEL AT BOTH MACHU PICCHU AND THE AMAZON ON ONE JOURNEY THROUGH BREATHTAKING PERU

Travel from the heady heights of the Andes to the exotic lowlands of the Amazon on this journey through the best of Peru. Get acquainted with the charm and grace of historic towns before hiking along ancient pathways to Machu Picchu and discovering the heart and soul of the Inca Empire. Then eyeball exotic plant and wildlife in the world's most remarkable jungle. From vibrant cities to glorious natural wonders, this trip shows you all corners of Peru.

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

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

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP

• There's no better place to fuel up for an Inca Trail trek than Lima, home to a booming food scene full of delicious specialties like ceviche and chicharron.
• Marvel at the mother of all Inca cities – Machu Picchu – during a guided tour of the site. You can either get there the (very) old-fashioned way via the Inca Trail, or take a train if trekking’s not your thing.
• Take a guided stroll through Cusco, where Inca temples and Spanish cathedrals alike line the cobblestone streets.
• Spend time with a community near Ollantaytambo and have a go at the Quechua language over a bite of the local cuisine for lunch.
• Experience the untouched, evergreen splendour of the Amazon Jungle. Explore rainforest trails with a local guide, looking out for monkeys, parrots, and medicinal plants, then fall asleep in a lodge lit by candles and kerosene lamps.

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. Tickets are now only valid only for one entry, that means that passengers cannot leave the site and re-enter as we have in the past.
2. Once the passengers begin on a chosen circuit (there are 3 different ones) they cannot walk backwards and once they finish the circuit they must leave the site. They cannot explore afterwards.
3. The two allotted times to visit are 6am-12pm/ 12-4.30pm.
4. It will be mandatory to have a guide (Machu Picchu guide, not our Leaders) to visit the site. However, this rule can’t be applied as there are not enough official guides to cover the large amount of people visiting so authorities are being flexible.

These new regulations are affecting how much time our passengers can spend in Machu Picchu, in the past, after a 1-2.5 hour tour passengers could stay longer to explore the site unguided, this is not possible anymore.

Our only alternative is to make passengers explore the upper part of Machu Picchu (Sun gate and Inka Bridge) before their guided tour starts (so about 2 hours before meeting the guide). Your Tour Leader will provide more information on what the group options are at the Welcome meeting.

From

$ 2,280 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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