PERU TREK & ADVENTURE 10 DAYS

Peru Trek & Adventure is the only tour package that takes you to explore the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the wildlife in the Amazon Jungle; this tour takes you to explore the most popular national parks inscribed in the UNESCO as a world heritage for its natural and cultural highlights. The Peru Trek & Adventure is a magnificent tour of 10 days in Peru; in this tour, you will enjoy the most important places of South Americ. Peru Trek & Adventure takes you to visit the Historical city of Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu   and explore the Peruvian Amazon. All of them in a comfortable tour and with experienced tour guide.

The Peru Trek & Adventure is considered a moderated tour since we trek the Inca trail that crosses the high pass of 4,200m (if you are not interested in trekking then you can spend two extra days in Cusco and take the train to Machu Picchu and meet the group there). This tour offers outstanding landscape and scenery along the way. The lack of other tourist along the way also makes this journey even more rewarding. The beautiful weather during the day, yet rain at night, allows for a wondrous walk through lush meadows and blossoming wildflowers.

Peru Trek & Adventure

TIMING: 10 days and 9 nights.
STARTING POINT: Cusco Airport.
ENDING POINT: Puerto Maldonado Airport.
TYPE OF TOUR: Trekking, Cultural and History.
TRANSPORT: Bus, trekking, train and airplane

DESCRIPTION – PERU TREK & ADVENTURE

Ten-day Peru Trek & Adventure offers you an exciting combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery: cultures and wildlife; you will visit the enchanting sites of the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas before you climb the ancient trail of the Incas to Machu Picchu, situated in the Andes of Peru. And then, you will explore the lowlands of the Amazon in Puerto Maldonado. We run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so that you are free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

Peru is divided into three geographical regions: the coast, the mountain chain, and the jungle. Each one has numerous activities suited to its particular climate and environment. The sand dunes of Ica are popular for dune buggies. Mountain bike and river rafting has become very popular among national and international tourists in recent years and availability in Cusco. Trekking has become the most popular type of adventure sport among tourists in Peru.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Cusco City
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Jungle Trip – Puerto Maldonado.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Full-day tour includes the visit of the Pisac Market and the guided tour of the Inca ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

DAYS 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trek the 45 km of well-preserved Inca Trail surrounded with splendid mountains scenery. The last day, we will start very early to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu.

DAY 7: Day free

You can wonder around the city or you can optionally do Mountain biking or rafting.

DAYS 8-9: Amazon Jungle

Explore the Amazon with a naturalist as a guide.

DAY 10: Departure

After your breakfast in the lodge, we will return to Puerto Maldonado Airport and return to Cusco.

PRICE OF THE TOUR

  • In the following price is included 3-stars category hotel which we consider appropriated and very confortable hotel for Peru Trek & Adventure
  • We have other options based on the hotel, type of train; the options are adapted to all budgets and THE PRICE IS PER PERSON. We gladly will assist you, write or please call Us.
TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition class  US$ 1,470
 Vistadome class  US$
 Hiram Bimbhan class  

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco

Peru Trek & Adventure

Peru Trek & Adventure

The Peru Trek & Adventure begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details; we will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the city (optional the city tour in the afternoon).

Cusco is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city; the city of Cusco attracts travellers who come not just to visit a unique destination but also to experience an age-old culture very different from their 20th century way of life; this lovely Inca and colonial town offers much to the visitor with its nearby ruins, cobble-stoned streets, museums, churches and lively atmosphere.

Our Recommendations:

  • Stroll through the Plaza de Armas and surrounding areas, where you can appreciate the work of the Cusqueñian artisan craft stores
  • Grab a bite at the famous Peruvian cuisine restaurants nearby or relax on the park benches of Plaza de Armas and then take a photo there for memories to last during the warm weather in the afternoon, despite the cold nights of Cusco
  • If you like the night around the square you will find many nightclubs and bars filled with tourists and locals who expect to have fun with good music and drinks.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Peru Trek & Adventure

Peru Trek & Adventure

For this tour, we will pick you up at 08:30 a.m from the hotel and travel toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas which was an important cradle of food for the Incas, the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its produce especially with corn and vegetables.

Visit the extraordinary Inca ruins of Pisac and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, we will visit also the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo that is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest.

We will spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the trek the next morning.

Our Recommendation:

  • We suggest suitable footwear, you will climb stairs with many steps. Bring a small backpack, camera; wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle.
  • In village of Pisac, do not forget to try the delicious empanadas, and purchase an artisan souvenir/memorabilia.
  • When you arrive to the town of Urubamba, Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch where we invite you to try the corn of Sacred Valley.

DAYS 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Peru Trek & Adventure

Peru Trek & Adventure

After breakfast, we’ll take the bus for one hour to Pisqhak’ucho or Km 82 where we will start the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu that is physically challenging but worthy, It is 45 km of distance, with 2 high passes to be crossed, one of which reaches an elevation of 4,200 masl (Dead woman pass) and 4,000 masl (Runku pass); the trail is often steep, and it may rain even during the dry season.

The temperatures change constantly: during the day is dry hot (18°C to 26°C) and at night may fall below zero, so it is important to come prepared.

We will start the trek at km 82 the porters carry the majority of the gear for the trek in duffel bags that we provide, so those passengers doing the trek only carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc. We will pass several Inca ruins, the first of which is “Llactapata” (up city); “Pata Wasi” (up house), “Runkuraqhay” (round balcony); “Sayacmarka” (inaccessible town); “Phuyupatamarka” (town over the cloud) and “Wiñayhuayna” (Young forever).

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu goes through beautiful scenery like: cloud forest, over the mountains, through high Andean valleys, etc. On the final day of the trek, we will climb the steps to the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1911 and he assured that he found the famous Vilcabamba.

NOTE:

The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then you will travel by train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and the next morning, you’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and join the group for Machu Picchu tour. If you decide to do not make the trek, we need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

Distances of the Inca trail:

Day 1: Km 82 to Llulluchapampa
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7-8 hrs.

Day 2: Llulluchapampa – Chaquiccocha
Approximate distance: 15 km
Estimated hiking time: 7-8 hrs.

Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna
Approximate distance: 10 km
Estimated hiking time: 5 hrs.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu
Approximate distance: 5 km
Estimated hiking time: 2 hrs

DAY 7: Free day

Today is a free day, you can explore Cusco and enjoy coffee at the Main Square; or you could take an extra tour like: white water rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.

DAYS 8-9: Jungle Trip – Puerto Maldonado

Peru Trek & Adventure

Peru Trek & Adventure

Today, we will transfer you to the airport and fly 45 minutes from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon Jungle; then, we will travel 2 hours by motorized canoe to our lodge located near “Madre de Dios River”. Puerto Maldonado is the region’s principal city and is serviced by air from the capital and from Cusco.

The  city of Puerto Maldonado is placed at the confluence of “Madre de Dios and Tambopata Rivers”, and is booming tropical frontier town. Its principal activities are gold mining, agriculture and ecotourism.

After a brief stop in the town, we will depart on an afternoon boat trip by motorized canoe to our jungle lodge. The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact eco-friendly technology.

Rooms are simple but comfortable, with mosquito netting, flush toilets, shower (no hot water). Here, you will have the opportunity to learn from them not only about the area’s rich flora and fauna, but also about their extensive practical uses for medicinal plants and other forest plant resources, through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

DAY 10: Departure from Puerto Maldonado

After your breakfast in the lodge, we will return to Puerto Maldonado Ariport and return to Cusco.

PERU TREK & ADVENTURE INCLUDES

  • Transportation: transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred Valley Tour, transfer from Ollantaytambo to km 82, starting point of the Inca Trail, bus down from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, tourist train expedition class from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel, round-trip flight tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Entrance fee: for the Sacred Valley Tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: all breakfasts in the hotels, as well the meals in the jungle lodge and delicious meals on the Inca trail. 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 afternoon tees, we always offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guide & porters: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people), porters who will carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide and camping equipment for the Inca Trail; you must carry your daypack; local guides for the jungle trip.
  • Camping equipment: We provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: Room with two beds: 4 nights in ***hotel, if you would like a private room there is an additional cost of us$20.00 per night; 3 nights in camping tents, 2 nights jungle lodge.
  • Other items: Local guide for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner while you stay in the city of Cusco and town of “Aguas Calientes” (Machu Picchu); you must consider a budget from $15 to $25 USD for each meal.
  • Sleeping Bag – can be rented in our office for $20 USD for the entire trek.
  • Airport taxes and tips for the staff.

Peru Trek & Adventure FAQ’s

  Does your company pick up from airport on arrival? Is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our staff will be waiting in the airport and will pick you up. We will be displaying our name card of “Sunrise Peru Trek” with your name on it, and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is Included in the bugged of the tour.

When is the best time to visit Peru?

Travelling at Peru will be best during the seasons from Mach to November. But according to the will of the travellers, the trekking and visiting Peru can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the autumn and winter time or April to October but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Peru?

The trekking in Peru is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Peru want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Peru to different parts of Peru. Generally, trekking in Peruwill goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 2000 meters to 5,200 meters which has categories in various stage of grade the most popular treks are the Inca Trail and Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

How fit do need to be for trekking? Will I be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Cusco – Peru based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Cusco city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package; if you like to organize individually tour, can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need guide?

While visiting to Peru, guides is almost mandatory to visit the archaeological sites in Peru for everyone; when you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Peru many times then s/he may not need guide. But the guide can play big role to make your tour. They will provide information about the tour destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the tour, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the travellers themselves to solve them.

 Is trekking and travel safe in Peru?

Yes Peru is safe to Travel. Safety during traveling in Peru is one of the prime concerns that every tourist or traveler want to know. In the past, Peru has experienced problems with terrorist; but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking and tour as well as in whole Peru.

 Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Peru? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up 5000m. We suggest you buy insurance policy in your country. We don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Peru.

 What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will travel in high altitudes like Cusco. But there are certain measures that can be applied while traveling at the high altitudes which help the travellers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affect to any trekkers/ traveller then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

 Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek /tour. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip.

 What currency should I bring to Peru?

We advise you to bring US dollars; it is always better to travel with US dollars.

 Does Peru have good quality banking facilities?

Peru has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available through Peru. There is some ATM in bigger town on treks; when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. Some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advances. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Inca Trail to Machu Picchu we need to reserve the permits so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 40% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Cusco – Peru and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Cusco.

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