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Highlights of Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Each day you will hike along little known Inca Trails and learn about the fascinating cultures of Peru, both past and present. These gentle day hikes of Cusco & the Sacred Valley show you all the main sites and allow you to walk away from the crowds and see the real Peru that lies beyond. And at the end of each day, you can relax in comfortable local lodgings.

Brief info

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Duration:
5 days
May to September are the best month in terms of weather. February is unavailable since the Inca Trail is closed for maintanance
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- Hike through the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu;
- Explore both the main and lesser-known Inca sites;
- Relax each night in a comfortable hotel.
1. Easy
Light physical activity, usually walking or hiking, that is good for most fitness levels. Also suitable for children and elderly people. Perfect for whose who have never been to the mountains and who want to try it out.

2. Moderate
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day, usually multi-day treks or long 1-day hikes that require a high level of physical activity. Suitable for people with an average level of physical fitness.

3. Challenging
Activity involves daily walking for 3-5 hours a day at various types of terrain (rough trails, partially exposed areas with danger of falling, gravel plains, pathless steep terrain) or high-altitude treks above 2000 meters. Requires an average to above average fitness level.

4. Strenuous
Activity involves walking up to 6-7 hours a day in fairly difficult terrain (steep rocky slopes, snow covered glaciers or firn fields with danger of slipping) or high-altitude treks above 3000 meters. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.

5. Extreme
Activity involves walking up to 6-10 hours a day with difficult terrain and conditions (tricky rocky slopes or snow covered glaciers with increased danger of slipping), strenuous high-altitude treks at 4000-5600 meters. Requires very high level of physical fitness and stamina, as well as good practical experience of multi-day trekking on high altitudes.
HIKING/ TREKKING ACTIVITY LEVELS
What intensity you should expect from this activity and what fitness level is required for this activity
0. No requirements/ minimal requirements
Easy hiking/ trekking with non-technical elements. No certain knowledge or experience is required for this activity.

1. Beginner
Basic navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Previous hiking/ trekking experience is not required, but desirable. No danger of falling with appropriate behaviour.

2. Intermediate
Average navigation skills are required if hiking/ trekking without a guide. Basic alpine experience is needed.

3. Advanced
Path not necessarily available. Sometimes need to use hands to keep going. Terrain assessment, good navigation skills and good alpine experience is required.

4. Professional
Mostly without a path and unmarked, might involve some climbing sections. Excellent navigation skills are required even if trekking with a guide. Proven alpine experience, mountaineering skills and familiarity with alpine equipment are required.
HIKING/ TREKKING: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY LEVELS
Some activities might envolve technical elements for which certain practical experience or training is needed.

Itinerary

Important details

Accommodation
This tour is perfect for people who want to hike along narrow paths and observe spectacular nature, but don't really want to sleep in tents.
Throughout this adventure you will spend each night in comfortable hotels:
The rooms will be for two people. If you'd like to get a single room just for you, it'll cost you $361. Let us know in advance if you'd like to get this option!
Meals
You will eat at hotels, restaurants, have picnics while during hikes. These meals will reenergize you, and give you a taste of rich local cuisine.
Your guide
Our team consists of local professionals, who will make sure that there won't be a single moment when you feel like you don't know what to expect each step of the way. They will tell you stories and legends of these places, support you and make sure that every participant has the best experience.
Transfers
In the beginning of your adventure we will meet you at the Airport, so you don't have to worry about that. Also, we will bring you back to the airport at the end of our journey.
During our adventure we will get from sight to sight with buses, a train and support vehicles - all to insure you have every bit of energy to walk among beautiful sites and paths, and enjoy it to the fullest.
How hard is it?
This tour is considered to be easy to medium in terms of difficulty. We will move between sites by bus, and the trekking itself is not difficult. Plus, every night will be spent in comfortable hotels, so you will have a great time relaxing and preparing for the coming day.
Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance that covers any cancellations, delays, medical expenses, emergencies and any other interruptions due to unforeseen circumstances that may occur during this trip.
Sustainability
We offset our carbon emissions, recycle our plastic and clean up the trails and follow the "leave-no-trace" principal. We take extra care of our porters, paying them fair wages, accommodate them well on trek, provide them with best food, and provide uniform and insurance.
Equipment
It is necessary to bring
You have to have your personal trekking equipment (comfortable shoes, clothes, a hat, hydroflask, etc) with you. It can get colder at higher altitudes and during the night, so bring some warm jackets and jumpers. Don't forget sunscreen, insect repellent, toiletries and personal medication.

You can rent from us
We offer walking poles for rent. Please, let us know in advance if you woud like to get anything.

Trekking options

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COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
Private Service - Friends and Family
Grab your friends, family and loved ones and share this adventure with them! Get full attention to detail from our guides and with comfortable hotels to rest at, highest quality food and spectacular sites - this is truly an adventure you will remember for years to come!

The price scales with the number of participants:
1 person - $2 321
2 people - $1 690 per person
3 people - $1 482 per person
4 people - $1 398 per person
...
16 people - $1 212 per person
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What's included
Meals
Each day you will eat fresh at your hotels and have picnics while hiking. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know in advance, so we can tune the menu!
Accommodation
Five nights in comfortable hotels
Transfers
All transfers during the program are included, be it transportation from site to site, as well as pick up and drop off at the airport.
Entry fees
All necessary permits and entry fees for all sites.
Your guide
A professional English-speaking guide.
What's not included
Airplane tickets
Airplane transfer to Peru (Cusco)
Personal hiking equipment
Comfortable clothes, shoes, etc.
Travel insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance for the duration of the trip.
Tips
Tips and their amount are up to you and are NOT obligatory.
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