Experience a combination of cultural highlights from the Sacred Valley spread across this multi-day adventure
7 Days, 6 Nights Trek the Inca Trail Highlights
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7 Day tour of Peru's famous Inca Trail, including a 4 Day Inca Trail trek and guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
3 Nights tourist-class accommodation, in venues that have local character
3 Nights camping accommodation along the Inca Trail
Meals provided: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Caccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
Parwa Community Restaurant, the Sacred Valley, Lamay
Handmade biodegradable soap products
Mix of transport: private van, train and hiking
Porters and cooks during the hiking portion of your adventure
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions
- Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
- Warm gloves
- Warm hat
- Warm layers
- Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
- Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
- Passport (required) (With photocopies)
- Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
- Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
- Cash, credit and debit cards
- Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
- Ear plugs
- First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
- Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
- Fleece top/sweater
- Locks for bags
- Long pants/jeans
- Outlet adapter
- Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
- Reusable water bottle
- Small travel towel
- Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
- Watch and alarm clock
- Waterproof backpack cover
- Windproof rain jacket
Health & Safety:
- Face masks (required)
- Hand sanitizer (required)
- Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
- Rubber gloves
- Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended)
- Pack liners to waterproof bags
- Rain gear
- Sleeping bag (Also available for rent)
- Thermal base layer
- Travel pillow
- Walking poles, rubber-tipped (Also available for rent)
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
- Sun hat/bandana
The best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials in layers, as this is quick-drying and can keep heat in better. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a light fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof layer. Please note for trekking rentals credit cards are the preferred method of payment.
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 15 travellers on a trip but the average is 10. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.
Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion.
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.
If at the end of your trek you felt your trekking guide and support team did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however, as a guideline, we suggest each hiker contributes the following to a collective pool.
- Head guide: 10-25 USD
- Assistant guide: 5-12 USD
- Your trekking crew: 40 USD
- Head guide: 10-25 USD
- Assistant guide: 4-10 USD
- Your trekking crew: 35 USD
Also at the end of each trip, if you felt your CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
- Some meals – allow $115-$150 USD for meals not included.
- Optional activities
- Available for rent: Camping mattress/sleep mat; Sleeping bag; Walking poles
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