Learn more about what to expect on this tailor made walking Peru holiday including group size, when to go and how comfortable you can expect to be.
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When should I go?
Generally we recommend this holiday any time between March and November. The most stable weather should be between May and September.
The holiday can be taken at any time of year except February and early March when the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance.
March to November is the time to go for the Inca Trail since you have the greatest chance of clear weather though nights are cold. The same is true of Lake Titicaca.
Arequipa has a fairly stable, sunny and pleasant climate year round.
The Amazon is hot all year and it rains a good deal, particularly from December to February.
On the Inca Trail the pace is relaxed and a team of porters carry your things as well as setting up the tents and cooking.
The trail covers 40km over four days. However, it is at high altitude and the going can be slow and fairly tough. You must be used to hill walking.
The focus of this holiday is on walking exploration, wildlife and culture.
In the Amazon stay in a very pretty, comfortable jungle lodge with just 24 en-suite rooms.
Rooms have one open wall to the jungle and the architecture is traditional style which is to say that things are fairly open so noise travels.
Comfortable, locally owned and run hotel in Cusco a five minute walk from the main square.
Fully portaged camping on the Inca Trail. Dining and toilet tents are provided.
Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), is a fairly uninspiring town. Stay in a comfortable hotel with not much charm.
In Puno stay in a three star hotel near the centre.
In Arequipa stay again in a decent three star hotel with restaurants and shops nearby.
In all cases you can request upgraded accommodations if that is more suitable, please call to discuss your precise requirements.
This is a tailor made holiday so you are not traveling as part of a group although you will be with others during your holiday as follows:
In the Amazon you are led by lodge guides and so will be joined by other guests of the lodge.
In Cusco and the Inca Trail you will either have private services or be joined by other Pura Aventura clients.
We only run dedicated Pura Aventura departures on the Trail with a maximum group size of 16 with two guides. Our Inca Trail groups are usually around eight.
Shared boat and guide service across Lake Titicaca.
Pura Aventura is passionate about the places it visits.
To help preserve the integrity of these destinations we:
• Keep groups small to minimise environmental impact.
• Work directly with local businesses and organisations 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.
Pura Handmade Holiday
This Peru holiday is unique to Pura.
We have designed and deliver this holiday using our own people and carefully selected local suppliers to create a Pura Handmade holiday.
You are looked after by a Pura team on the ground in Cusco and the Inca Trail which means that we can far better control the quality of this crucial part of your experience.
You have longer to walk the Inca Trail giving you the best possible chance of enjoying the walk fully.
Our Amazon lodge has been chosen for the quality of wildlife, the guides, the level of comfort and location.
The hotels and lodges we have chosen very carefully to best reflect the places you are visiting. They are comfortable without being ‘fancy’.
On Lake Titicaca we are careful to avoid the usual tourist route so you get an insight into life in this most peaceful of environments.
Your holiday is carefully paced to allow you time both to stretch yourselves and just to relax and enjoy time in this absolutely fascinating country.
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.
Pura’s Amazon shop
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