INCA TRAIL EXPRESS

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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TRAVEL TO PERU AND DISCOVER THE ANCIENT CIVILIZATION ON THE INFAMOUS INCA TRAIL

Travel to Peru to retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow the Inca from Cusco, through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley and to the magnificent Ollantaytambo ruins before the ultimate adventure – trekking to Machu Picchu. This action-filled express 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: Cusco, Peru
FINISH Cusco, Peru
DESTINATION: Peru
STYLE: Original
THEME: Trekking
TOUR CODE: GGTA
PHYSICAL RATING: 4/5
MINIMUM AGE: 15
GROUP SIZE: 1 Min, 16 Max

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TRIP
• This trip allows you to choose how you want to approach Machu Picchu. Hike the Inca Trail, Inca Quarry.
• Trail or relax and take the train.
• You'll have plenty of free time to explore the greatest icon of ancient South America, Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour and then wander around it at your own pace.
• 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. 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

$ 1,225 USD

p/person in a twin share room

*Prices may vary depending on seasonality*

ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL

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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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