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Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: March - September

Max alt:  4,200m

Dist:  tbc

Min age:  18

Duration:  11

Inca Trail Sacred Valley

Trek Adventure

Join Adventure Café for an amazing trip to the famous sights of the Inca Empire including some less well known spots. We have time to acclimatise, and get ready for an amazing exploration of this incredible area.


Including a 4 day trek and additional acclimatisation day along the well restored and carefully preserved Inca Trail, leading you along the valleys, around and across the mountains, through the cloud forest reaching the Sungate for the classic photo before culminating at the ruins of Machu Picchu Mountain themselves... This trip takes you to the heart of the ancient Inca Empire—to Cuzco, the regional Adventure Capital, and then on to the Sacred Valley, the surrounding extensive ruins, and culminates in the incredible Machu Picchu at the top if the Inca Trail. This itinerary has been designed to maximise your time in Peru, crammed to the limit it pulls together the most amazing experiences, and is a trip you will never forget!

 


Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart UK on long haul flight to Lima (reccommendation to stay overnight in Lima dependant on flights available) 

DAY 2: Onwards internal flight to Cusco. Meet at airport for transfer to Hotel. Optional tour to Cusco Market or San Blas. 

Day 3.- After breakfast transfer to Tambomachay,  3-4 Hrs acclimatization soft walk, Picnic lunch. Night in Cusco Hotel.

Day 4.  Sacred Valley tour: Explore Ollantaytambo, ride to Pisac, Urubamba for Lunch, Yucay, Night in Ollantaytambo.

Day 5 to 8.- Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu with 6 Kg personal porter service. (Full board meals included) 

Day 8.- Arrive to Machu Picchu. Guided tour time to explore. Night in Aguas Calientes.

Day 9.- Train return at 08:45am to Ollantaytambo Private transport to Cusco Hotel.

Day 10.- Transfer to Cusco Airport or Bus Terminal.  

Day 11.- Arrive UK

You will need to make your own arrangements for any international and domestic flights, transfers and accomodation prior to meeting at Cusco airport.

Occasionally, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons – climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintains the integrity of the original itinerary, you will be advised as soon as possible to this effect.

 


Accommodation

You will stay in tourist category accommodation whilst in towns. On trek we will be using tents. In all accommodation you will be sharing with someone of the same gender to yourself (unless you have booked as a couple). Your accommodation is always selected in order to be clean and comfortable. Usually you will have en-suite facilities—if they are available where you are stopping for the night. You may have single accommodation where available at a supplement. Please request at time of booking.

 

What is a Level 2.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

For this type of challenge - you can expect either distance (up to 12 or 15 miles), or altitude gain - around 1000m. But not both! If you climb, then the distance will be less, if you cover the distance, then the altitude gain will be little. Typically conditions underfoot will be good - although there are exceptions to this. If you encounter rough conditions underfoot, then the distance / altitude will be reduced. These events would suit someone of good all round fitness, who takes exercise regularly - without neccessarily being of high fitness.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 2.5 ‘Trek’ ?

You must be active and with moderate fitness level. You should be taking regular exercise, consisting of regular walks and possibly other sports (swimming / football etc.) You should be comfortable in undertaking long country walks of up to 7+ hours or 15+ miles in the lowland English countryside.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Special Notes

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and thermal mattress although you can hire from Adventure Cafe if required. 

 

Visas / Redtape

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.

 

Included In Trip

UK leader & Local guides

Transfers in and out from and to the airports in Cusco

3 Nights in Cusco Hotel with breakfast.

4 Day/ 3 Nights camping on Inca trail (Tents for 2 person and foam pad mattress, Full board meals, porters, Entries, Porters.)

Expedition Train Tickets, buses tickets Bus down to Aguas Calientes.

1 Night in Hostel in Aguas Calientes Hotel.

1 Night in Ollantaytambo Hotel.

Personal Porter for Inca Trail trek for 6 Kg

Tourist vehicles and experts guides.

Cusco City guided soft walk.

Sacred Valley and Tambomachay Lunches

 

Excluded From Trip

Transfers to/from UK airport.

Flight Tickets UK-Lima-Cusco-Lima-UK

Entry pass for Cusco and Sacred Valley Tour US$60 per person. To pay directly.

Dinners in Cusco, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes

Lunch on arrival day into Cusco and upon arrival back into Cusco after trek.

Tips for in country guide/porter team

 

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters, Vaseline
Rehydration Salts, Painkillers, Sunbloc, Immodium
Anti-Malarial Medication, Hand Disinfectant Lotion (optional)
Insect Repellant

Washkit
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste (small size)

Hill Walking Items
Sleeping Bag - 4 season rated to -15°C comfort rating
Sleeping Mat (thick Karrimat/Thermarest style)
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Big Rucksack (to carry all your overnight gear)
Rucksack Liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Snack Foods for time in trek - esp. items that you may crave on the trail

Warm Clothing
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Heavyweight Fleece
Duvet Jacket, Lightweight Gloves, Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece Hat, Balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, 1 Pair Tracksuit Bottoms
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Walking Socks, Liner Socks
Underwear, Thermal Underwear
1 Change of Casual Evening Wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues
Diary, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, Visa's (if applicable - in most of our long haul countries you may pay for your visa on arrival)
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Passport
Wallet, Money Belt, Credit Cards, Cash (local currency - please note on long haul treks it may not be possible to get currency before you travel)
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Penknife, Mobile Phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!)
Emergency Rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek)
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb

Specialist Items for Long Haul Trips
Mosquito Nets, Water Purification Kit, Sewing Kit
Non-Caffeinated Drinks - i.e fruit powdered drink / green tea / herbal tea
US Dollars are the most convenient and convertible form of currency in many distant corners of the world - recommended!

 

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

Normal weather for Cusco, and the surrounding area depends heavily upon the altitude. Typical temperature range for Cusco fluctuates at night from +2 or 3 degrees, up to 18 or 20 during the daytime. There is also a moderate wet season inland from December until April. The Best time of year to visit is from June to October, when you can enjoy brilliant sunshine from very early in the day in Cusco.

 

Optional Extras

Sleeping Bag extra £20 for entire trek

2 Walking poles £15 for entire trek

 

Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


 

 

Guide price

£1699

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

Event Location


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