Inca trail vacation, Peru
Join a small group for a week at high altitude as you take a plane from Lima to Cuzco before trekking the 45km Inca Trail, the 26km Quarry Trail or taking the train to Machu Picchu.
Lima Cuzco Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or train option Machu Picchu
US $1705US $1279ToUS $2020excluding flights
Description of Inca trail vacation, Peru
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Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel Ė but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. Itís easy to tick off the big sights independently Ė but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. For those with limited time, a small group tour will save valuable time in planning, and on vacation.
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PlanetIn the hotels, we encourage passengers to reuse towels and sheets to conserve water and reduce the consumption of detergent.
On the trail, we promote use of reusable canteens for water and give passengers a chance to purchase at the beginning of the trip. All proceeds from these purchases support our foundation's many projects in the Sacred Valley region. We also provide passengers with a responsible travel bag and encourage them to refuse plastic while on the trail. Our porters and cooks use biodegradable soap while camping to minimize the harmful impact of chemicals on the environment.
PeopleThis trip gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know the culture and vibrant history of Latin America. There are numerous chances for local interaction, including a visit to a local community in the heart of the Sacred Valley as well sharing conversations with your porters while on the trail. Youíll be surprised how much you can learn from a friendly local who strikes up a conversation during your journey.
All hotels on this trip are locally owned, as we try to contribute as much as possible to the local communities.
Local guides are employed to help explain the cultural differences and the historically significant places that we visit. Your guide will be able to direct you to many local eateries throughout the trip, helping you discover real local fare at real local prices (and probably helping you learn some Spanish at the same time). All travelers are encouraged to explore with the group and on their own, learn a few words of the language and interact with the locals as much as possible. We continuously monitor the development of our local porters and support them professionally in their goal to become a trip leader.
There are plenty of opportunities to support local merchants in the markets and stalls that we pass along the way. We can purchase traditional handicrafts from local artisans and learn more about the importance of preserving these crafts.
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