This holiday is delivered by our partners on the ground in Peru. This itinerary is chosen by Pura to show the amazing variety of Peru.
The focus of this holiday is on adventure and culture.
Day one is a short walk in Cusco, this is a chance to stretch your legs and experience hiking at 3300m.
Day two is an easy horse-riding day or hike for those not keen on horse riding.
Day three is a fun white rafting session grade III-IV rapids then a walk through the Pisac artisan market.
Day four is a full day mountain biking in valleys.
Day five start your amazing four days Inca trail hike over several high passes up to 4200m.
Day nine visit Machu Picchu and climb Huayna Picchu. Day ten you have the all day free to visit Cusco.
The Inca Trail involves steep descents on old Inca steps-it is recommended that all clients should have some previous trekking experience and should be in reasonable fitness.
Having said all this, by taking slightly longer to complete the trail you are walking with few other people and you can walk at a pace suitable for you.
Remember that our team of porters carry your things.
Stay in clean and comfortable 3* hotels and lodges. Certainly nothing fancy but rooms are en suite.
On this expedition we will be experiencing all extremes of Peruvian climate, from freezing Altiplano to extremely hot sunshine.
During the day hopefully it will be generally sunny enough for shorts and T-shirts though having a fleece and rain gear handy is advisable.
It will get cold (as low as -5c whilst camping) especially in the evenings so bring a warm fleece jacket, a good waterproof and some warm clothes including thermal underwear, gloves, scarf and woolly hat as well as one set of smarter clothes for Cusco. Good quality Alpaca jumpers are available in Cusco. A good quality sleeping bag is essential for your enjoyment of this trip.
It will be a fully portaged camping on the Inca Trail.
Dining and toilet tents are provided.
This is a small group holiday leaving on set dates with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 16 passengers.
This is an adventure holiday, whilst we and our partners in Peru endeavour to minimise the chances of anything unexpected happening, it has to be noted that no itinerary can or should be rigidly adhered to.
This is the very nature of adventure travel and we expect our clients to be prepared for delays and slight alterations in our programmed events.
Pura Aventura is passionate about the places it visits.
To help preserve the integrity of these destinations we:
• Work directly with local businesses and organizations to directly benefit local economies.
• Work with local guides so that our holidays are more interesting for clients and more beneficial locally.
• Make payment to suppliers before our clients arrive. We strictly adhere to the Porter Protection Policies which govern porters’ work in Peru.
As you already know, Pura Aventura is dedicated to safe and responsible travel. The links below provide useful content and more information about Peru. Please call us of any special requirements on 01273 676 712.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides useful travel advice on Peru.
BBC News provides useful information about Peru. Read more about it.
Official Government website
Find out more about Peru, by visiting its official government website.
Prepare your holiday
Before you go on your holiday to Peru, please ensure you have the correct vaccinations. Check out the NHS website for advice, visit your GP or a travel clinic.
For the latest information on the Peruvian Nuevo Sol currency, visit the ICE website.
For the forecast in Peru, visit wunderground.
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