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The Inca Trail

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas as you trek the classic Inca
Trail



At a glance

* 5 nights hotels in en suite rooms, 3 nights full-service camping with
dining and toilet tents
* 4 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
* Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min. age 16 yrs
* Altitude maximum 4215m, average 3050m
* 7kg personal weight limit on Inca Trail
* Travel by private bus and by train

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas as you trek the classic Inca
Trail

Offering an unrivalled combination of history and dramatic scenery, the
ancient Inca Trail winds its way from the powerful Urubamba River, across
mountain passes and through cloud forests, passing several crumbling
fortresses before reaching the lost city of Machu Picchu. This fabled trail
is specifically designed to maximise the time spent at Machu Picchu with an
early morning tour of the ruins, quieter at that hour before the crowds of
day trippers and other trekkers arrive. (Alternative remote Moonstone trek
available when Inca Trail permits have sold out).

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Type: Land Only

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What’s included

* All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
* 5 nights en suite hotels and 3 nights full-service camping
* All transport and listed activities
* Tour leader throughout
* Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
* Arrival and departure transfers
* Full porterage throughout trek
* Exodus kitbag 
* Inflatable sleeping mat while camping

Food:
All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners are included in the price of the
tour. 

Peruvian cuisine has developed a reputation for its flavours and originality
and it’s well worth trying out a few of the local delicacies. Amongst these
are ceviche (a spicy dish of seafood or fish marinated in lime juice), lomo
saltado (a Peruvian take on a beef stir-fry) and various hearty soups such as
the delicious quinoa soup. Other dishes include roasted cuy (guinea pig),
alpaca steak, and to drink, the national beverage: Pisco Sour.

Drinking water is included throughout the holiday as the tap water in Peru is
not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek
and elsewhere your leader will buy large water containers for you to refill
your bottle from. 

Hotel breakfasts are normally simple buffet-style affairs, usually including
bread/toast and jam, cereal, sometimes eggs or a cooked dishes, sometimes
fruit, tea/coffee and fruit juice. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee that
wheat/gluten-free products will be available for breakfast in all locations –
if you have an intolerance you may wish to bring your own breakfast food.

Where lunch and dinner are not included in Cuzco/Aguas Calientes we’ll visit
a variety of cafes and restaurants.

During the Inca Trail (or Moonstone Trek) hearty breakfasts are served and
good quality cooked lunches and dinners are provided, and usually consist of
soup or a starter, a main course with meat/fish and some form of
carbohydrates, followed by a dessert. Some snacks between meals are also
provided. Bed tea/coffee is brought to your tent each morning and juice or
hot drinks are provided with all meals during the trek.

 

Start destination: Cuzco

End destination: Cuzco

Cycling profile

Day 1

Set amidst hills in the altiplano, the Imperial City of the Incas, Cuzco
(3,400) was the geographic, cultural and political centre of a vast empire
which, at its peak, stretched from present-day Quito in Ecuador to Santiago
in Chile. After the Spanish conquistadores invaded the city they started
building on top of the Incan structures, resulting in unique architecture, a
fusion of the Incan and Spanish colonial styles.

The group flight usually arrives around midday, giving time for a short
orientation tour around the city or free time to wander the cobbled streets
admiring the old houses, visiting its interesting museums, churches and
pre-Columbian buildings, or to sit in a café and sample a coca-tea.

It is recommended to take it easy upon arrival into Cuzco and to drink plenty
of water to allow your body time to acclimatise to the altitude (3,400m).

There will be a welcome briefing in the hotel lobby this afternoon/evening.

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur (or similar)*

Day 2

Today has been left free for exploring Cuzco, one of South America’s most
beautiful cities. The Plaza de Armas is a fantastic spot for people watching,
and Qorikancha – the Sun Temple, located in the Santo Domingo Church and
monastery are worth a visit. The Mercado San Pedro is the place to try some
local produce and there are many handicraft markets to shop for souvenirs
such as alpaca jumpers and scarves.

Outside the town are more Inca ruins, notably the fortress of Sacsayhuaman
where the Inca armies made their last stand against the Conquistadores. Cuzco
is also the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and should you wish to
visit the sites, your leader can help organise an excursion, including Pisac
Market (optional).

If you fancy something more active then there are an array of other optional
activities available from Cuzco, although you may wish to leave these until
your return to Cuzco after the Inca Trail trek, by which time you will be
fully acclimatised. These include paddle-boarding on a lake, mountain biking,
or a combination of via ferrata and zip-lining in the Sacred Valley.

In the evening you will need to pack and weigh your duffel bag ready for the
Inca Trail tomorrow – remember to keep your passport somewhere accessible for
the Inca Trail checkpoint.

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur / Emperador (or similar)*

Day 3

Those who are doing the Moonstone Trek will join a separate transfer to the
trailhead – please refer to the
https://assets.exodus.co.uk/pdf/tripnotes/tpm.pdf”
target=”_blank”>Moonstone Trek trip notes for your trek itinerary.

The Classic Inca Trail is a tangential branch part of a 45,000km road network
linking the whole empire to Cuzco. It was built in the 15th Century to reach
Machu Picchu but was abandoned soon after the Spanish conquest. American
adventurer, Hiram Bingham travelled along the trail when he came across Machu
Picchu in 1911. The trail opened to the public in 1970.

We leave Cuzco early and drive for roughly two hours to Ollantaytambo; our
last chance to buy any items needed for the trek. From here we veer off the
road and follow a track beside the river (45 minutes) to the start of the
Inca Trail at Piscacucho, commonly known as Km82. After greeting our trekking
crew we show our passports at the checkpoint and begin the Inca Trail trek.
The trail runs alongside the Vilcanota River beneath the impressive
snow-capped Nevado Veronica, passing through cactus gardens and fields of
corn until we reach the enormous Inca ruins of Llactapata, where we continue
up a side valley to camp near the hamlet of Huayllabamba.

*Full-service Camping – Huayllabamba Camp*

Day 4

This is the longest and most strenuous day of the trek. A long climb takes us
first through an area of cloud forest to the meadows of Llulluchapampa, then
over the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s) Pass, at 4215m the highest point on
the trek. After quite a long, steep descent we camp in the scenic valley of
the Pacamayo River (3600m).

*Full-service Camping – Pacamayo Camp*

Day 5

We start the day with an easier climb which takes us past the ruins of
Runquracay and over the Runquracay Pass (3930m). From now on the Inca Trail
becomes a clearly defined path made of flat boulders. We pass the ruins of
Sayajmarca and suddenly enter rainforest; at one point the trail passes
through an Inca tunnel. We camp at a spectacular campsite on the ridge above
the Inca site of Phuyupatamarca (3680m) to benefit from the views of sunset
and sunrise.

*Full-service Camping – Phuyupatamarca Camp*

Day 6

From the ridge, we embark on the infamous Inca steps: a two kilometre stone
staircase taking us rapidly downhill amid a panorama of overwhelming
immensity, with the peaks of the Vilcabamba range above, and the river
thousands of metres below. After visiting the attractive ruins of Wiñay
Wayna, we have an undulating walk through cloud forest high above the river
to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate. From here we get our first full sight of Machu
Picchu itself, with Huayna Picchu rising behind.

Traditionally busy with groups of trekkers clamouring for photos, we plan our
arrival at Inti Punku later in the day so we can enjoy unobstructed views of
the magnificent ruins. Passing around the edge of the ruins, we exit the site
and descend to Aguas Calientes for a well-earned rest, a shower and a
comfortable bed for the night. Our trekking permits allow us one entry into
the site, which we use for our tour tomorrow.

There is usually time for an optional visit to the hot springs in Aguas
Calientes, however in recent years they have become over-crowded and the
water quality can suffer as a result. We will be reunited with those who have
been on the Moonstone Trek at the hotel this afternoon.

*Hotel Inti Punku El Tambo (or similar)**
*

Day 7

In order to beat the day-trippers arriving from Cuzco and reach the ruins as
early as possible, a very early start is required to queue for Machu Picchu;
only government-registered buses can make the 30-minute drive up the winding
road to the site entrance and during high season (May-October) queues can be
hours long. 

Machu Picchu is one of the architectural and engineering marvels of the
ancient world and what makes it all the more dramatic is its mountain
backdrop of staggering immensity. The Spaniards never found it; the Incas
left no records of it, and so Machu Picchu remained a great enigma, a city
lost for centuries in the jungle until it was rediscovered in 1911 by the
American historian Hiram Bingham. 

Having been trialled in 2017, new regulations for visiting Machu Picchu will
be fully enforced for 2018; of the three possible visiting slots, Exodus will
purchase the morning slot from 06:00 until 12:00 (unless unavailable), you
will be limited to a maximum of four hours within the site and must be
accompanied by a guide. There will also be three set routes to follow around
Machu Picchu; Exodus selects the most comprehensive route. 

We catch an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo (1hr 30 mins) and continue
by private bus to Cuzco (2hrs 30 mins).

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur (or similar)**
*

Day 8

Today has been left free to relax after the trek or explore Cuzco further.
Again, your leader can help to arrange optional excursions and activities for
you.

*Hotel Warari / Koyllur (or similar)*

Day 9

For land only travellers, the trip ends in Cuzco after breakfast today. Those
who are travelling on the group flights will be taken to Cuzco airport to
catch the overnight flight back to London.

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Customer Feedback

Super trip – bucket list complete!

Summary:
Great trip – every aspect of the trek was well organised. This is a 6 day
trip (not 11 as advertised since that includes 4 days of travelling/arriving
plus 2 days where you have to do your own thing in Cuzco). The guide was
really knowledgable and the trek was challenging but enjoyable. The support
(porters, cook etc) are amazing. Suggest 4 season sleeping bag as a minimum.

Rating: 4

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Arriving to Macchu Picchu – did not have view from Sun Gate but had the
benefit of a second day at Macchu Picchu so all good!

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Very knowledgable and supportive

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
4 season sleeping bag. 2 walking poles. 1 rain poncho.

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Inca trek, a must for anyone who enjoys trekking.

Summary:
A seasoned Exodus traveller, this holiday was the best so far! The trek was
brilliantly organised, walking over 4 days, we arrived to see an almost empty
Machiu Picchu. Our guide Reny was fabulous, and had a great knowledge of the
trek and the Inca history. The group had a fantastic atmosphere. I would
highly recommend this trek to all it was hard work but really really worth
it.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Walking through the Sun gate after 4 days walking and the monkey steps!!

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Reny was fantastic, he ensured a group atmosphere. As someone who had done
the trek a few hundred times he really knew the way, and was so supportative
when the it was tough. As well he had a fantastic knowledge of the Inca
history.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Sign up and do it, it is really worth it.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Smile for sun!

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Machu Picchu

Summary:
A fantasic trip with some great sites of historic interest and great views.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Seeing Machu Picchu from the Sun gate.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
He was helpful and knew a lot about the area and its history.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Altiude sickness and a lot of walking involved.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
No

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Experience of a Lifetime

Summary:
The Inca Trail tour was the perfect organized group. We had 6 people in our
group and 1 guide. It was the perfect number. Not too many, not too few. I
originally picked the trip because of the itinerary; I liked that you had 2
opportunities to see Machu Picchu. That’s a definite advantage. The first
afternoon, when we arrived, it was cloudy and became more and more cloudy.
But the 2nd day when we went back, it was a perfect blue sky day.

The weather is always changing. The Trip Notes are accurate that you just
have to dress in layers and be prepared to constantly remove and add layers.

The hike is not easy. If anything, I might rate it a little more difficult.
It’s also hard to prepare for, especially if you live at sea level. The hike
is a challenge for someone who exercises regularly, but our guide was very
accommodating and gave us breaks as much as we needed. Still, we were always
on schedule with where we needed to be. The altitude and lack of oxygen was
probably the most difficult part. But it was all so worth it. And it feels
great to accomplish something that you know you worked hard for.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
I can’t pick just one moment. Every moment was special. Every moment you
looked up (from focusing on the stones in the path), it was awe-inspiring.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
The best par of the experience was our guide. Frank went above and beyond to
not just take care of us show us a good time, but he really took interest in
each of us individually. He genuinely enjoyed taking us on an adventure. It
wasn’t just a job for him. He took us into his life, his background, his
culture of the Sacred Valley. He took us back to what it was like in the time
of the Inca’s. He didn’t just lecture us on history, he relived their beliefs
and ways of living, and he used the trail, the ruins, the flora, the fauna,
the landscape to take us to another world. And then, he was just plain fun.
He sang and danced, he was always full of energy. He simply knew how to have
a good time, and his enthusiasm was infectious. He ensured we each had an
experience of a lifetime.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Be open to new experiences. Eat whatever is put in front of you.
Bring lots of layers. Be prepared to take them off and on constantly.
Drink lots of water.
Sun screen and bug spray. Just keep applying, over and over.

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Fantastic Inca Trail

Summary:
This is a fantastic trip, it was well organised from start to finish, some of
us were a day late arriving in Cuzco due a disruptive passenger having to be
taking off the flight in an unscheduled stop, but the staff in London were
really good at rearranging flights and keeping up to date with what was going
on by email. Julio, the guide, was on hand at the hotel when we arrived to
give us a tour of Cuzco in his own time, as we missed it the previous day.
what made this trip really special was the other people on the trip, they
were very friendly, and gave me lots of encouragement when walking up dead
woman’s pass, I found the walks very hard, but with help and lot of
encouragement from Julio i made it.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
All the trip was inspirational, the views were great, especial walking the
cloud forest. but the highlight was arriving at the sun gate to over look
Machu Picchu in the brilliant sunshine.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Julio was a great leader, this was my 7th trip with exodus, and all my guides
have been good, but Julio was a cut above the rest, he was friendly, easy
going and nothing was to much trouble for him, and I don’t think I would of
finished the trek without his help and encouragement. His knowledge of the
Incas and the Inca trail was excellent, I would also like to thank him for
the football match that was played between the trekkers and staff, that was
played at 3900m, it was great entertainment and every body enjoyed it. I
would also like to thanks Rosa, the assistant guide, as I was slower than the
rest of the group, i was normally at the back, it was nice to have Rosa to
keep me company.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Go for it !!! its a great week, but be prepared, I found it very hard with
the heat and the altitude, but saying that I really enjoyed the trip

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
I would like to say a big thank you to the porters and the chief, The porters
did a great job carrying all the equipment, they were always cheerful and
very friendly, without all their hard work this trip would not be possible, I
would also like to thank the chief and assistant chief for the fantastic food
the produced with such basic cooking equipment.

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The Inca Trail – Amazing.

Summary:
I did The Inca Trail trip as a solo traveller and cannot recommend it enough!
Our group, expertly managed by our Tour Leader Dennis and his second in
command Javier, enjoyed everything this trip had to offer. From sightseeing
and sampling wonderful local cuisine around Cusco to following the Inca Trail
to Machu Picchu, it was awe-inspiring each step of the way.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
It’s a tough question as there are jaw dropping sights at every turn. For
me, the first nights’ camping. Coming out of my tent and looking up to a
stargazers paradise. Ink black sky with millions of stars. Breathtaking.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Dennis was amazing. 10/10. He is a magician with multiple hats: tour guide
to doctor, food enthusiast to mentor, photographer to comedian.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Book it now.
Do your research and bring proper attire. You will be walking 6-7 hours per
day so make sure you have comfy and durable boots that you have worn it.
I travelled in August and it was cold at night so layer up.
Bring a full change of clothes for going out for dinner (if you can fit in
your bag) for the night in Machu Picchu town.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Just book it.

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Wonderful and magical adventure with Exodus

Summary:
We did the Inca Trail trip with the optional Amazon extension. The whole trip
start to finish was professionally managed by insightful and knowledgeable
guides – the excellent Julio and Shandy. The rest of our group were lovely
and we enjoyed their company on the trip immensely.
The trail is reasonably hard for an experienced hiker because of the altitude
but we were all encouraged by the guides to walk at our own pace which really
made the trek up dead woman’s pass a fun and enjoyable experience with a
guide always behind us as a back marker never hurrying us.
All the guidance received about the day ahead and advise on the trek from
both guides was spot on they made our trip trouble free and a real adventure.
The chef and porters were amazing hard working people and made the trip feel
like luxury.
Anyone wondering about whether to book this trip should just go ahead and
book it! You won’t regret it!
You need to be ‘half fit’ for the hike to enjoy it and make the most of it. I
cycled 15km 3 times a week and a longer ride once a week of about 50km and
found that enough to make the hiking enjoyable and not too hard.

The Amazon extension was very good and we enjoyed it. Coming from South
Africa and being people who have been on safari several times meant that we
were slightly under whelmed by the wildlife but all the same enjoyed the
experience of being in the jungle.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
The day 2 hike up Dead woman’s pace with my partner and friend was wonderful.
Walking at our own pace, stopping to enjoy the view and each other’s company
was special and made possible by Julio and Shandy who quietly walked behind
us never hurrying us. A wonderful day in a fantastic trip. Thank you!!!

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Julio and Shandy were superb. Real professionals that dealt with all manner
of issues quietly and professionally.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Just book this trip!! Peru is fantastic and an unexpected delight. We loved
Lima too it’s well worth 2 or 3 days before you arrive in Cusco to see the
sights and enjoy the fab restaurants.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
Many thanks for an adventure of a lifetime would do it all again at the drop
of a hat!!

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Summary:
What an amazing trip! I cannot thank the Exodus team enough. This really
exceeded my expectations every Inca step of the way.
The tour guide was amazing, the porter team could not have looked after us
better, and the whole experience was fantastic.
The trek is tough, but so rewarding. Getting to the top of dead woman’s pass
on day two made me feel like Superwoman!
The country of Peru is so beautiful that the views brought tears to my eyes.
I cannot recommend this trip enough – just book it and see!

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Climbing up the steps to the Sun Gate to see the first view of Machu Picchu
made us all cry in awe.

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Dennis was outstanding! He was supportive, knowledgable, and felt like an old
friend- I can’t thank him enough.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Read the notes! Walking at high altitude is tough so you need to prepare
properly.

Question:
Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer:
I would do this again in an instant! It was amazing.

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Inca Trail

Summary:
The whole experience from beginning to the end was amazing. The experience
was also made all the better having a guide like Mike Gamarra. His knowledge
and passion for the Inca Trail and its history was unquestionable. He also
brought us all closer as a group, and also made us all, including the
chaskis, feel like a family.
Would highly recommend this trip to anyone.

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Hiking through the rain to finally reach the sun gate for the sun to come out
just as we had our first sight of Machu Pichu

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Mike Gamarra was a perfect guide. Made us all feel like a family. His
knowledge and passion rubbed off on us all.

Question:
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Answer:
Go for it, you won’t regret it.

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TPT170421

Summary:
My first trek and first Exodus holiday and it couldn’t have been better!

Rating: 5

Question:
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Answer:
Sleeping above the cloud forest

Question:
What did you think of your group leader?

Answer:
Brilliant! Tomas had so much knowledge of the area and history of the Inkas.
He made everyday something different and couldn’t do enough to help

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Activity Levels


Activity Levels range from Leisurely to Tough, the grading takes into account the daily cycling distances and terrain, as well as any technical riding skill required. We also consider the number of cycling days as there can be a cumulative affect from tiredness on a longer trip and the type of accommodation used, as this can also influence your day to day recovery.

If you are in any doubt, please give us a call on +353-1-607 9900 or email us.


Activity level 1 - Leisurely Activity level 1: Leisurely

If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise, these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50kms (32 miles), any longer days are often optional.


Activity level 3 - Moderate Activity level 3: Moderate

Most people who enjoy a weekend riding at home will enjoy a Moderate trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. Moderate off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances rarely exceed 70kms (43 miles) per day.


Activity level 5 - Challenging Activity level 5: Challenging

For any ride at this level, fitness is important. Challenging trips require confidence in your ability and physical condition. They are equivalent to an extended period of cycling at home. Previous mountain biking experience is essential for Challenging off road trips as they will involve some technical riding.


Activity level 7 - Tough Activity level 7: Tough

Previous experience of the cycling style or surface is a must as these routes have long cycling days and tougher terrain on both road and off road trips. You need complete confidence in your fitness and technical ability to cope with difficult or steep terrain, rough surfaces and longer distances. Ideal for those seeking a challenge!


Split grades

In order to provide more accuracy, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or ‘split’ grade, for example 2: Leisurely/Moderate.


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