Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trip
A “Modern-Day” Adventure! Machu Picchu, often called the “Lost City of the Incas,” has recently been named one of the New Wonders of the World! Experience the ancient trails and lush Peruvian paths of the Inca Trail on our Machu Picchu Trip. Journey to one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites on this breathtaking adventure!
ALL LAND COSTS INCLUDED!
• Internal flights to a from Cusco
What’s Not Included
• All airfare to and from Lima (Inquire to learn more about our flight booking service)
Experience the ancient Inca Trail of magnificent stone structures, located in the heart of the Andes, covered in beautiful landscapes and filled with exotic flora and fauna. Throughout the trek, you will see astounding architectural enclosures attached to mountainsides, including temples, homes and sculptures.
We’ll also experience the diverse culture and tour colorful markets of the Peruvian villages, where the locals practice a lifestyle filled with ancient traditions. We will visit historic Peruvian cities, explore numerous Incan ruins, and immerse ourselves in the language, history, cuisine, and culture of this great country. From the arid coast to the Amazonian rainforest, with the world famous Andes in between Peru is as diverse culturally as it is geographically. We will focus on the Andes and one of the most important archeological finds in South American history, Machu Picchu.
This unique and unforgettable adventure offers amazing views on a spectacular hike to the famed ancient ruins, while highlighting the aspects of the magical Peruvian culture.
Travel in a fully supported trekking style, carrying only your daily needs while our local staff handles all camp operations. Enjoying the freedom of hiking under a light pack while hearing the history of the landscape from an expert Peruvian guide and relaxing in camp each night under the mountain stars!
At Backwoods Adventures we know that well fed travelers are happy travelers! We aim to please your palate. These examples may not be the exact fare of the day and may change from day to day, but following are a few examples of our daily meals:
Breakfast: Breakfasts are typically eggs, toast, meat, and fruit along with a selection of hot drinks.
Dinner: Dinners will be served with soup and bread first, followed by pasta, potatoes, or rice with different sauces, which are o en tomato-based with meat, beans, and vegetables.
Note: Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Because of the exercise and high altitude, you should drink 3-4 liters of water a day. The porters will boil water along the route for you.
Our accommodations will vary based on our location. However, all hotels are among the highest rated in the country both for location and amenities. We strive to deliver high quality and unique experiences in the country we are visiting! During the trek we will stay in spacious 4-person tents. All accommodations are on a twin sharing basis, unless otherwise arranged.
Altitude – Our Machu Picchu Trip will take us to regions of high altitude. We always take our time to acclimatize properly by allowing for additional rest days. When gaining in altitude above 10,000 feet, we have included sufficient rest days to ensure that you acclimatize properly. While many people may experience minor ill effects from high altitudes, there are some who have persistent symptoms that require returning to a lower altitude or, in extreme cases, emergency evacuation. We do our best to allow a pace for everyone to acclimatize. Listening to your guide will help a great deal. We cannot determine how you will do at altitude, but being in the best shape possible and having a lower body fat percentage will help greatly. The trek to Machu Picchu is a strenuous adventure and should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult your physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the mountain. If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a “stress EKG”. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself. Medical supplies in third world countries are not reliable or guaranteed though we will have a fully stocked medical kit on the trip. Talk to your doctor about the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Malaria pills, prescriptions you are currently taking, or should take in case you get sick.
No tourist visa is required for stays of up to 90 days in Peru. Documents required for most entries in to Peru. Include: Valid Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond entry), Pre-paid airline ticket to exit Peru, If you wish to learn more about travel requirements in Peru you can email the embassy at: email@example.com You should carry a photocopy of your passport, insurance information and emergency contact numbers with you at all times. You should leave a copy of this information with a friend or relative at home.
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"This trip far exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be beautiful, but it was more beautiful than I expected. I knew the good would be good, but it was better. I knew Joe would be good, but then there was Beatrice and Caroline. I knew the group would be good and fun loving…but it was even more fun than I thought!"
"Great success overall. Definitely and experience I will remember for a long long time. The flexibility offered on the trip was greatly appreciated. Great call on gear list and was able to get all the appropriate gear at Backwoods."
"The Salkantay/Machu Picchu trip was amazing. The icing on the cake was Joe's fantastic sense of humor, patience and unassuming nature. Backwoods Adventures was exceptionally well represented by Joe on this trip. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a life list goal."
"Once again the Backwoods Adventures guides provided a well- planned, professional and entertaining outdoor experience. Great knowledge of the trail, the environment and culture of the canyon kept the trip interesting and engaging. Looking forward to my next trip!"
"I’m speechless. Having just returned from this very trip all I can say is – can I do it all over again? This trip is absolutely unbelievable at every level. The accommodations, the food, the people, the ruins, the hiking-I find I have to pinch myself while reviewing my pictures in order to believe that I was actually there!"
" Thank you to Joe for being our trip leader. His sense of humor and patience played a huge part in the success of the trip. It was a great experience that was planned well!"
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