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Turkode : TPS
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Exodus Travel
Destinasjoner : Peru
Reisen begynner : Cuzco
Reisen slutter : Cuzco
Gruppestørrelse : 4 - 16
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
14 dager fra
NOK 23 940

Oversikt

Trek amidst Peru's Cordillera Vilcabamba, then join the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Reiserute

  • Day 1: Start Cuzco (3400m); afternoon city tour.
    The trip starts in Cuzco (3400m) today. The group flights usually arrive late morning. The Inca capital - though small enough to be easily manageable - is among the most attractive cities in South America, with much of the centre comprising colonial-era buildings with Inca foundations, and it is full of interesting museums, churches and pre-Columbian sites. We will have a short walking tour of the city including a visit to the Qoricancha Sun Temple. 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 evening. Accommodation: Hotel Koyllur / Warari (or similar)
  • Day 2: Full day walking tour of nearby ruins including Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman.
    The hills above Cuzco city are dotted with some of the most interesting Inca ruins. We drive to the highest, Tambomachay, and return on foot to Cuzco via Puca Pucara, Qenco and Sacsayhuaman: an easy acclimatisation walk to get used to the altitude. An open-air picnic lunch is included during the hike near the spectacular ruins. Accommodation: Hotel Koyllur /  Warari (or similar)
  • Day 3: Free day in Cuzco.
    Free day in Cuzco to relax and further acclimatise before starting the tour. A range of optional activities and sightseeing excursions can be arranged, including visits to Inca and pre-Inca sites south of Cuzco, or walks in the hills surrounding the city but we recommend taking it relatively easy in preparation for the start of the trek tomorrow. Accommodation: Hotel Koyllur /  Warari (or similar)
  • Day 4: Drive to Marcocasa; trek to camp at Soraypampa.
    A few hours drive via the interesting Inca remains of Tarawasi (optional) takes us high to the hill town of Mollepata (2980m) where we make a brief stop, before continuing on to Marcocsa (3515m), where we will start our trek. We trek from here to our campsite near of Soraypampa (3910m) where we spend our first night under canvas. The total driving time is approx. 4 hours, and the walk will take around 5-6 hours of uphill and steady climbing along well-made tracks. Accommodation: Full-service Camping
  • Day 5: Optional walk to Humantay Lagoon and climb up to base of Salkantay.
    Start your day with an optional 3 hour (return) walk to Humantay Lagoon to see the magnificent water mirror in the middle of the Andes. Return for an early lunch at the campsite of Soraypampa (3910m), and then continue our ascent towards the massive bulk of Salkantay (6271m) which soon dominates our view. We camp at around 4400m in the high grassy meadow of Ichu Pata, below the south face and glaciers of the impressive peak. Accommodation: Full-service Camping
  • Day 6: Cross Inca Chiriasqa Pass and follow glaciated valley to Pampa Cahuana.
    The high point of the trek and this morning's goal is the Inca Chiriasqa pass at almost 5000m. Climbing more steeply now we walk close to the spectacular glaciers and ice walls of Nevado Salcantay. Passing through Pampa Japonesa, base camp for a Japanese mountaineering expedition, we finally top the pass and gain some excellent 360° panoramic views. Inca Chirisaqa means ‘the Inca fell ill from cold', and the exposed situation makes it easy to see why. Descending from the pass, we drop down into the upper reaches of a broad valley where Salcantay reappears in a new profile. After passing a huge ridge of terminal moraine, once the snout of the East Salcantay Glacier, the river suddenly becomes dead straight, canalised by the Incas centuries ago. We camp alongside the canal close to the hamlet of Pampa Cahuana (3870m). Accommodation: Full-service Camping
  • Day 7: Follow river to camp at Huayllabamba.
    Setting off from camp this morning, we follow the canal, which soon drops into a steep-sided valley. The path follows the side of this valley all the way to Paucarcancha, an Inca watchtower which guarded the Pampa Cahuana valley. We have time to explore this small site before continuing to the village of Huayllabamba (3100m) where we camp for the night. Accommodation: Full-service Camping
  • Day 8: Join Inca Trail and cross Dead Woman's Pass (4215m).
    Today we join the main Inca Trail, the iconic trek to Machu Picchu. From the village of Huayllabamba, a long and steady climb takes us first through an area of cloud forest to the meadows of Llulluchapampa, then over the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman) Pass at 4215m. After quite a long, steep descent we camp in the scenic Pacaymayo valley (3600m). Accommodation: Full-service Camping
  • Day 9: Over Runkuracay Pass (3800m) to ruins of Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca.
    We start today with an easier climb, past the small ruins of Runkuracay , which takes us over the Runkuracay Pass (3800m), and from now on the Inca Trail becomes a clearly defined path made of flat boulders. We pass the ruins of Sayacmarca and suddenly enter cloud forest. At one point the trail passes through a short Inca tunnel before crossing onto the Amazon side of the continental divide. We normally camp on the ridge above the Inca site of Phuyupatamarca (3650m) to benefit from the views of sunset and sunrise, and to avoid the crowded Wiñay Wayna campsite. Accommodation: Full-service Camping
  • Day 10: Down Inca steps to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.
    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. Accommodation: Hotel Inti Punku El Tambo (or similar)
  • Day 11: Guided tour of Machu Picchu; train to Sacred Valley.
    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 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. New regulations for visiting Machu Picchu are now fully enforced; 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) where we stay for the night. Accommodation: Tunupa Lodge (or similar)
  • Day 12: Explore Ollantaytambo and Pisac; return to Cuzco.
    A day exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the famous Inca fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo and Pisac which tower over the villages below them of the same name. We will also have time to look around Pisac Market, famous for its handicrafts, before returning by road to Cuzco. Accommodation: Hotel Koyllur / Warari (or similar)
  • Day 13: Free day Cuzco.
    Today has been left free to relax or explore Cuzco further. There are a number of optional excursions available which your tour leader can arrange for you. If you still have the energy you could chose to mountain bike in the Sacred Valley taking in a 30-35km ride through Moray, Maras and then down to Sacred Valley through ancient communities, farming fields and amazing Andean landscape. Alternatively, you could try your hand at paddle boarding on Lake Piuray near the town of Chinchero. Or, if feeling more subdued, take it easy and watch the world go by in Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas. Accommodation: Hotel Koyllur / Warari (or similar)
  • Day 14: End Cuzco.
    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 for your overnight international flight to London.

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Viktig Informasjon & destinasjonsvideo

The trip destination
— 7 nights en suite hotels and 6 nights full-service camping — 7 days point-to-point walking with full porterage — Altitude maximum 4960m, average 3550m — Travel by private minibus and by train — Inca Trail Permit required - early booking essential — 10kg personal weight limit on trek
Food
All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 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 provided. 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 dish, sometimes fruit, tea/coffee and fruit juice. Regrettably, we can not 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 is not included in Cuzco/Aguas Calientes we'll visit a variety of cafes and restaurants. During the 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.

Priser / Datoer

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TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
søn, 30 apr 2023 / lør, 13 mai 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 28 mai 2023 / lør, 10 jun 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 25 jun 2023 / lør, 08 jul 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 23 jul 2023 / lør, 05 aug 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 20 aug 2023 / lør, 02 sep 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 17 sep 2023 / lør, 30 sep 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 01 okt 2023 / lør, 14 okt 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
søn, 30 apr 2023 / lør, 13 mai 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 28 mai 2023 / lør, 10 jun 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 25 jun 2023 / lør, 08 jul 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 23 jul 2023 / lør, 05 aug 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 20 aug 2023 / lør, 02 sep 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 17 sep 2023 / lør, 30 sep 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel
søn, 01 okt 2023 / lør, 14 okt 2023 NOK 23 940 På forespørsel På forespørsel

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Antall dager 14
Pris fra NOK23,940.00
Destinasjoner Cuzco
Turkode TPS
Aktivitet Dyreopplevelser & fotoreiser,Villmarksopplevelser,Fotturer,Historiske reiser,Aktive reiser
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