Location: Inca Trail, Peru
Date: 24th April - 4th May 2019
While halfway up Kilimanjaro my mind was already excited to plan the next retreat, actually scrap that, i’m no longer calling these Retreats, as the last group said, they’re actually kick ass challenges! I’ve wanted to explore Peru and conquer the Inca Trail for as long as I can remember and so with the help of the amazing team at Exodus we have created the perfect Itinerary for all of us to enjoy.
Day to Day Itinerary: 24th April to 4th May 2019.
DAY 1: Arrive into Cusco and enjoy free time to wander the cobbled streets, museums, churches and pre-Columbian buildings, or to sit in a café and sample a coca-tea. There will be a welcome briefing in lobby.
Day 2: Today has been left free to explore Cusco, get to know each other, acclimatise and relax, or you can speak to the tour guide and we can book optional activities for you.
DAY 4: This is the longest and most strenuous day of the trek. A long climb takes us through an area of cloud forest to the meadows of Llulluchapampa, then over the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s) Pass, at 4215m the highest point on the trek.
DAY 5: We start the day with an easier climb which takes us past the ruins of Runquracay and over the Runquracay Pass (3930m). We pass the ruins of Sayajmarca and suddenly enter rainforest; at one point the trail passes through an Inca tunnel. We camp at a spectacular campsite on the ridge above the Inca site of Phuyupata- marca (3680m) to see the from the views of sunset and sunrise
DAY 6: We embark on the infamous Inca steps: a two kilo- metre 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.
DAY 7: 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. We catch an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo (1hr 30 mins) and continue by private bus to Cuzco (2hrs 30 mins).
DAY 8: Today has been left free to relax a er the trek or explore Cuzco fur-ther. Again, your leader can help to arrange optional excursions and activities for you.
Machu Picchu guided tour. Train to Cusco—Hotel Warari / Koyllur / Emperador or similar (B)DAY 8
Free day in Cusco—Hotel Warari / Koyllur / Emperador or similar (B)
DAY 9: Depart Cusco and leave for airport.
Flights: Avianca: Trip dates are 24th April to 4th May Flight Inclusive.
24APR London Heathrow to Bogota ( 22:05h 04:30+1h )
25APR Bogota to Cuzco ( 07:44h 11:12h )
03MAY Cuzco to Bogota ( 16:47h 20:14 h)
03MAY Bogota to London Heathrow (23:14h 14:30+1h)
Cost: The cost of the trip is £2,099 per person including:
• International flights from London
• 5 nights hotels in en suite rooms, 3 nights full-service camping with dining and toilet tents
• 4 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
• Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min. age 16 yrs
• Altitude maximum 4215m, average 3050m
• 7kg personal weight limit on Inca Trail
• Travel by private bus and by train
What’s included in the cost:
• All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
• 5 nights en suite hotels and 3 nights full-service camping
• All transport and listed activities
• Tour leader throughout
• Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Full porterage throughout trek
• Exodus kitbag
• Inflatable sleeping mat while camping
How to Book
I like to keep my retreats small and personal so unfortunately there are only 15 spaces on this trip. In order to arrange a space please give my friendly Exodus Travel consultant Thidara Udomritkul a call on 020 8772 3761 or click here to email.