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Machu Picchu Multi-Sport Package 9 Days

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  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
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  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
  • Machu Picchu Multi-Sport
  • Machu Picchu Tours Multi-Sport
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Cusco City, Cusco
9 days
12
1500.00
1480.00

Machu Picchu Multi-Sport Package 9 Days

Machu Picchu Multi-Sport–Experience a journey through history as you embark on a life-changing journey to the lost Incan cities of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu on an exciting adventure of cycling, white-river rafting, trekking, zip lining, canoeing, and enjoy an authentic Andean culture and taste the innovative cuisine that’s earning accolades the world over.
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Machu Picchu Tours Multi-Sport

Machu Picchu Tours Multi-Sport–Experience a journey through history as you embark on a life-changing journey to the lost Incan cities of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu on an exciting adventure of cycling, white-river rafting, trekking, zip lining, canoeing, and enjoy an authentic Andean culture and taste the innovative cuisine that’s earning accolades the world over.

The Cusco–Sacred Valley region is one of the best in Peru, and the whole of South America — for white-water rafting, mountain biking, trekking, zip lining, etc. So how do you improve a journey that already includes the Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail? Throw in some bikes, a few river rafts, some high cables, and loads of high-energy thrills, that’s how! “Machu Picchu Multisport” connects immersive cultural interaction and classic Peruvian landmarks with challenging physical activities tailored specifically for adrenaline junkies and fitness freaks.

Hike the Inca Trail that takes you through beautiful landscapes with impressive panoramic views and a wide variety of flora and fauna, bike your way from small villages through lush forest to astounding monuments on a thrilling downhill mountain bike ride, explore the Urubamba river from a raft, on an adrenaline white-river rafting, and kayak high in the Andes; a perspective few visitors ever get the chance to see. Need more? Leave the rest to Crocotrail Travel!.

Itinerary Preview

Day 01. Arrive, Cusco Peru

Day 02. Cycling to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Visit Pisac Inca Site, Stay at Colonial Hotel Casona de Yucay.

Day 03. Cycling to Chinchero, Moray Inca Site, Maras Salt Mines, Stay at Colonial Hotel Casona de Yucay.

Day 04. Cycling from Abra Malaga (14,153 feet) to Santa Maria Town (3,936 feet) Stay at 1st Camp Site.

Day 05. Trekking to Cocalmayo Hot Springs Through the Inca Trail, Stay at 2nd Camp Site.

Day 06. Zip Lining and Trekking to Aguas Calientes Town.

Day 07. Guided Tour at Machu Picchu – Free Time to Explore or Hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain – Back to Cusco

Day 08. Kayak in the Sacred Valley

Day 09. Cusco, Peru Depart.

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Physical Rating: 4 – Demanding – some high altitude hikes  – depending on your fitness level. Full-day hikes (6-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet on many hikes), cycling (3-6 hours), rafting (1-3 hours), kayak (1-2 hours) zip line (1-2 hours). Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 13,500 feet are in this category.

Service Level: Upgraded

Group Size: Small Private Group. Small group experience, Min 02 – Max 8, Avg 04.

Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Kayaking, Rafting, Ziplining, Cycling, Archaeology, Cultural Adventures.

Arrive: Cusco, Peru

Depart: Cusco, Peru

Limited Ticket Permits: YES, Reserve your tour early!

The Peruvian Government has restricted the number of Machu Picchu permits to 2500 visitors per day. With many individuals and groups vying for an opportunity to visit this spectacular site, obtaining permits has become a bigger challenge than ever. It is common for permits to be sold out one to two months in advance. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience this unforgettable unique place… reserve your spot early for the best selection of date options and leave the rest to Crocotrail Travel!

Please Note. Passport information must be submitted to Crocotrail Travel at the moment you book prior to departure. This information is necessary to issue Machu Picchu train tickets, Machu Picchu entrance fee, and Bus tickets.

Itinerary

Day 01. Arrive, Cusco Peru

Arrive in Cusco, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome meeting at the hotel by your Tour Leader. We then have our orientation tour in the city.

Lunch and dinner are at your expense. However, round-trip car service is included to a restaurant in Cusco of your choice, (for a good choice you can get some recommendations from your Tour Leader).

Day 02. Cycling to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Visit Pisac Inca Site, Stay at Colonial Hotel Casona de Yucay.

This lovely full day bike riding trip is a superb introduction to the Inca heritage of Peru, as well as being suitably flexible to suit everyone, from the beginner to the experienced rider. Our starting point is “Ccorao” at 12,139 feet, this is also a perfect acclimatization ride to prepare you for your onward travels at altitude.

We’ll leave Cusco early morning, you transfer by private transport to Ccorao pass. Here you start your mountain bike journey. After being fully kitted up with gloves and helmets, and following a full instruction in the art of mountain biking, you start on an easy tarmac section. Your expert guide and the mechanic will assess your group’s ability and then offer a variety of riding options, from easy, smooth road to harder single tracks. We’ll descend on our bikes into the Sacred Valley, eventually arriving at Taray (9,186 feet), enjoying magnificent views along the way. We will also pass through rural areas where we can see the traditional farming and agricultural activities.

Your support vehicle is on hand or nearby for virtually the whole trip and can be used to carry any non-riders or weary clients and extra gear.

We then continue cycling to Pisac Town, perfect for picking up souvenirs or photographing typical Andean scenes. Where we’ll take our private transport to be transferred to Pisac archaeological site for a fascinating tour in a hilltop Inca citadel, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial center, and winding agriculture terracing that’s still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across Kitamayo Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs. The reason that we do not ride bike this section to Pisac is, the road is narrow and there is a lot of traffic as many buses, vans, taxis are getting to this Inca ruins, therefore our bike trip would not be enjoyable, and we opt to use our private transport from the convenience to settle in and scan the scenery.

Once we come back from Pisac archaeological site to Pisac town, we’ll grab our bikes again to keep riding through the Sacred Valley. On the way we’ll stop for a picnic lunch near the river, before heading on to today’s hotel, Hotel Casona de Yucay–surrounded by magnificent mountains, the hotel will surprise you with spectacular views and beautiful gardens where you can relax and feel the magic of the Sacred Valley. It’s a colonial house built in 1810 and recently remodelled will transport you through time to a place where history, nature and the warm and attentive service we provide bind to create unique experiences. We’ll be getting our hotel by 4:00 pm. All Meals included, except dinner (dinner could be at the same hotel, previous a reservation).

Day 03. Cycling to Chinchero, Moray Inca Site, Maras Salt Mines, Stay at Colonial Hotel Casona de Yucay.

Today continues our second day biking in the Sacred Valley. Explore the colonial town of Chinchero, Maras town, and the archaeological site of Moray, before heading down to the Salt mines of Maras (Las Salineras), ending in Urubamba.

We rise early, then to have our breakfast that makes us ready for a great adventure day, and travel to Chinchero, we’ll explore this lovely Andean town with its colonial church dated from 1607, and the archaeological site that will impress us those crop terracing, and temples from the Incan times. Next, a short tarmac ride from Chinchero to get the dirt track section to get Moray. This starting point is a lovely, rarely used trail along the far side of the Sacred Valley. This dirt track undulates between local villages, local Quechua shepherds, and farmlands, where we can see traditional farming methods still in use against the beautiful backdrop of glaciated mountains of the Urubamba Range and Inca ruins.

In Moray, our Trip Leader will deliver a great history and we’ll be amazed by the circular Inca terraces, which were used as an agricultural “research laboratory” for the Incas, who studied temperature variation from one terrace to another in order to develop different crop varieties.

En route we’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with amazing sceneries around. After enjoying our picnic lunch, we’ll continue to the picturesque salt mines, through the enchanting town of Maras, The salt mines were originally used by the Inca civilisation, and today the villagers from surrounding communities still mine salt by hand from the spring-fed terraced pools, as the Incas used to do many centuries ago. After the visit the Salt Mines (Las Salineras), we’ll descend into the Sacred Valley again for a short tarmac ride to get our hotel. Hotel Casona de Yucay–surrounded by magnificent mountains, the hotel will surprise you with spectacular views and beautiful gardens where you can relax and feel the magic of the Sacred Valley. It’s a colonial house built in 1810 and recently remodelled will transport you through time to a place where history, nature and the warm and attentive service we provide bind to create unique experiences. We’ll be getting our hotel by 4:00 pm. All Meals included, except dinner (dinner could be at the same hotel, previous a reservation).

Day 04. Cycling from Abra Malaga (14,153 feet) to Santa Maria Town (3,936 feet) Stay at 1st Camp Site.

Today’s adventure prepares us with a great breakfast, then to be transferred up to the top of the Abra Malaga (14,157 feet), the highest point in all adventure. In the support private vehicle provides classic Andean scenery as you wind your way up beside the white-peaked massif of the 19,030 feet mountain Veronica. From the pass, you have spectacular views and there is a 43,4 miles descent down to Santa Maria town through the tarmac road, this is a ride that will not soon be forgotten. As you start heading downhill the change in scenery is drastic, descending rapidly through stunted forest, cloud forest and into the Amazon basin, passing tea, banana, coffee plantations along the way, and the incredible noise of the Amazon rainforest.

Our support vehicle is on hand or nearby for virtually the whole trip and can be used to carry any non-riders or weary clients and extra gear. After getting the small town of Santa Maria, we’ll say goodbye to our cycling adventure. Next, we’ll arrive at our first campsite in the heart of the Amazon basin. We then settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle to get the Urubamba river for a striking white-river rafting. After being fully kitted up with gloves, life vest, helmets, etc, and following a

full instruction in the art of white-river rafting, you start exploring the river from a raft going through rapids 2 until 4, for about three hours. After having a great adrenaline time, we’ll drive back to our camp site. All meals included.

 Day 05. Trekking to Cocalmayo Hot Springs Through the Inca Trail, Stay at 2nd Camp Site.

A nutritious camp breakfast prepares us for today’s challenging trek along the narrow gorge and over the recently discovered Inca Trail.

We hike along the riverbanks and start climbing through dense forest encountering abundant birdlife and flowering plants before reaching the section of Inca trail. The final approach to the high pass (5,250 feet) of this day, is a steep ramp leading to Inca Trail. At the top, the views of the surrounding mountains, of the deep canyon right below your feet and verdant forest canopy are spectacular.

On our way, we’ll see more coffee plantations, fruit trees, Coca plantations, and other tropical crops. On the half way, we’ll stop for lunch to enjoy a freshly prepared meal by our chef.

The trail then descends steeply and passes through river bank, and artisanal cable car to cross the mighty Urubamba River until getting our next stop place for camping–Cocalmayo hot springs, where we’ll soak into the amazing thermal pools, to spend the rest of the day. All meals included.

Day 06. Zip Lining and Trekking to Aguas Calientes Town.

Early today we drive to have another great adventure morning at the highest Zipline in South America. If you’ve never “zipped” before, this is an adrenaline buzzing way to explore this part of the region, with expert guides and professional safety equipment. Following a full briefing, you kit up with helmets and harnesses before a short but steep climb to the start of the zipline experience. This ride is Peru’s first, and South America’s highest. There are 2,500 m / 1,553 miles of cables in six sections down which you whizz at speeds of up to 60kmh / 37,28mlh. The longest ride or section is 400 m / 0,249 miles long, and the highest is 150 m / 492,2 ft high. It’s a brilliant morning of fun. After having a great time in the cables, we’ll enjoy our last lunch made by our chef at the same place of Zipline, We then drive to the village of Hidroelectrica to start our hiking through the lush forest of the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu to reach our next destination, the town of Aguas Calientes. Arriving in this Wild West style town we check into our hotel (Gringo Bill’s Hotel) and have a well-earned shower, before heading out for dinner or maybe a cold beer to celebrate your arrival. All meals included, except dinner (there is a lot of restaurants where you can go, previous your Tour Leader recommendation).

Day 07. Guided Tour at Machu Picchu – Free Time to Explore or Hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain – Back to Cusco

We have an early breakfast and head up to the Inca city to experience the peace and solitude of this magical place. Our knowledgeable Leader leads us through, explaining the significance of the various structures and the theories behind Machu Picchu’s purpose and construction methods. We have the rest of the morning and early afternoon to attempt the optional hike up Huayna Picchu mountain and/or explore the Inca city on our own. We catch the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo and from there take the bus back to Cusco, arriving at approximately 6:45 p.m. The day concludes with our Leader joining us for a final celebration dinner at a traditional local restaurant. Only breakfast included, the rest of meals don’t include.

Day 08. Kayak in the Sacred Valley

Prepare for a unique Sacred Valley adventure on the drive to Huaypo, a beautiful lagoon perched in the Andes. Admire the view of the mountains as you paddle around the lagoon in sea kayaks — a ride that reveals the natural beauty of Peru. Enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch on the banks of Huaypo.

After having a great time on the lagoon, visit one of the local families and experience Peruvian home life in this remote Andean village. We will eventually take our private transport back to the hotel. Breakfast, Picnic Lunch included. Dinner is at your expense. However, round trip car service is included to a restaurant in Cusco of your choice, (for a good choice you can get some recommendations from your Tour Leader).

Day 09. Cusco, Peru Depart.

This morning, transfer to the airport and depart. End of Adventure.

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Hiking Optional Huayna Picchu. Hike may be unguided and is steep with some exposure. Permits are limited to 400 spaces a day. An alternative optional hike may be available if Huayna Picchu permits cannot be obtained.

What’s included

Private transport during the tour excursion.

– Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.

– Entrance fee to Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley.

– 6 nights hotel (3 star hotels).

– Bus ticket up and down in Machu Picchu.

– Full Suspension and Hardtail Bikes.

– Biking equipment and accessories.

– Train ticket back to Cusco at the end of our journey.

– Camping equipment Black Diamond 4 season tent during the trekking (04 people tent for 02 people).

– White-river rafting.

– Rafting equipment and accessories.

– Zipline.

– Zip Lining equipment and accessories.

– Kayak

– Kayak equipment and accessories.

– Local Experts in Cycling, Rafting, Zip Lining, Kayak.

– Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff during the trekking.

– Tour Leader.

– First-Aid Kits, Oxygen tank.

– Meals: Breakfast (9), lunch (6), dinner (2), and snacks, with an option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose-free.

– A professional Quechua chef who grew up in the countryside, and several Quechua Porters who will carry the equipment.

– Sleeping pad (Therma-Rest mattresses) and Pillow.

– Duffle bag, to pack your personal ítems max amount 16 pounds.

– Outdoor toilet tents with chemical toilets at our campsites.

What’s Not Included

– Sleeping bags, you might get them rented from us US$ 5 per day.

– Hiking poles, you might get them rented from us US$5 per day a pair of poles, Black Diamond Leki brand.

– Meal Budget, ( while your stay at hotel or sightseeing) between US$20 to US$25 for every meal not included.

– Extra expenditure during the trek, such as soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes.

– Tipping.

– Travel Insurance.

– Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

– International or internal airfare, transfers for independent arrival or departure, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Detailed Itinerary, airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff, additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors, expenses such as medical immunizations (if any), travel insurance, or passports and visas, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

Lodging

Lodging & Camping Amenities

Inca Trail Trek Camps.

We make hiking and camping in the Andes as comfortable as it can get! On the trail, you are accompanied by our experienced team of trek Leaders, and all your gear is carried for you, leaving you free to hike with just a light daypack to hold your camera, water bottle, jacket, etc. Our camp amenities include a dining tent with a dining table, chairs with backs, camp meals prepared by our highly trained staff, toilet tents with chemical toilets. Our camp crew takes care of all camp chores, including bringing tea or coffee to your tent each morning and providing beautiful picnic lunches each day at a scenic spot along the trail. Accommodations are in sturdy mountain-four season tents, mountain-four season sleeping pads, pillows. Our camps are operated to the highest environmental standards. Most trip members bring their own sleeping bag, but we can arrange for you to rent them in Cusco at our office if you prefer.

Tents: Black Diamond tents. Our tents are 4 season and roomy, high-quality 4-person mountain tents (used for only two people) and 2-person tents (used for singles).

Sleeping Pads. Therma-rest 4 season. Our Sleeping pads are comfortable and high-quality mountain type.

Hotel in Machu Picchu Town. On the fourth night of the trek, after your final day of hiking, you’ll overnight at charming Gringo Bill’s Boutique hotel, right at the ruins, in the town of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes).

Hotel in Sacred Valley of the Incas. Hotel Casona de Yucay–surrounded by magnificent mountains, the hotel will surprise you with spectacular views and beautiful gardens where you can relax and feel the magic of the Sacred Valley. It’s a colonial house built in 1810 and recently remodeled will transport you through time to a place where history, nature and the warm and attentive service we provide bind to create unique experiences.

Price

From USD 1500.00 Per Person.

Prices are quoted in US Dollars and all payments must be made in US Dollars.

To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are tier priced according to the number of full-paying participants on the trip.

All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. If you are willing to share accommodations, we will match you with a roommate if one is available. If we cannot match you with a roommate, the “forced single supplement” is listed if applicable.

Trip Payment Schedule.

At time of reservation: 50% of total balance.

– 90 days prior to departure: Balance should be paid fully, or once upon your arrival in Cusco the other 50% of final balance must be paid fully.

Cancellation and Transfer Fee Schedule.

– Minimum fee (tour permit fee): $350 per person

– 61-90 days prior to departure: 30% of trip cost

– 46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost

– 45 days or less: 100% of trip cost.

Hike Training

Preparing For Your Trek

Whichever trail people choose, it’s important that they make the right preparations. The hike into the Andes is difficult for most, if for no other reason than the high altitude. No matter what, hikers should give themselves at least two days to adjust to the high altitudes in Cusco before beginning their journey. Once setting out, it’s important to be prepared with all of the essentials. Vendors will sell bottled water and snacks on the way, so it’s a good idea for travelers to carry currency just in case. Also, the trail gets cold at night, so it’s important to have proper sleeping bags and warm clothes even when hiking in Peru’s summer months.

What To Pack. What To Pack. Your 18 pounds will be carried by our private transport to the hotels and, camp sites. Thus, you do need to pack light for the biking and trek, but you will find it is not that challenging since all you really need are the following: comfortable hiking clothes, with additional warm layers, good hiking boots, good bike riding gears, and personal toiletries (we provide a detailed clothing list). You can bring your own, or rent a Crocotrail Travel sleeping bag, and hiking sticks. Your non-hiking luggage will be safely stored for you at your Cusco hotel. One of our Area Managers will be your point person from your first inquiry throughout your preparation for the trip, and they will be happy to answer any questions you have about preparing and packing for this incredible journey.

Tour Leaders

Meet our fabulous Leaders

A professional Crocotrail Travel Tour Leader with a deep knowledge of the destination and a focus on customer service makes all the difference. Our leaders are experts in Inca history, nature, birding, gastronomy, local language, etc, with a profound connection to Peru’s fascinating traditional culture. They take care of all the details so that you can savor the experiences of the trip. And just as important, they have a remarkable gift for sharing their extensive knowledge and favorite places. Our Tour Leaders have the warmth, endless energy, and that special “it” factor that transforms a trip into an unforgettable journey.

Cuisine

Make the most of Peru’s natural beauty with outdoor picnics on each adventure tour, and Discover the delights of Peruvian cuisine in each tour destinations and outdoor tours. So food is awesome!

Our chefs are to Food what Leonardo da Vinci is to Art, so we rely on really experienced Quechua chefs who were trained and chosen to make this food in the mountains, and they are our stars.

You’ll be surprised and delighted at the variety and quality of our on-the-trail cuisine, a blend of freshly made Peruvian & Fusion dishes with vegetarian options. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in our enclosed dining tent, complete with table and chairs. Each morning, you’ll wake up to hot coffee, cocoa, and a choice of teas, brought right to your tent. This is followed by a freshly prepared breakfast of eggs, pancakes, fruit salad, quinua porridge, fresh juice, French toast, or oatmeal. As you start the day’s hike, we provide tasty trail snacks including fresh fruit and chocolate.

Lunches consist of a wide variety of dishes, depending on the day, including delicious roast guinea pig (a local delicacy dish), beef, chicken, fish, pasta salads, soup, casseroles, and other offerings, or surprises with appetizers and delicious desserts. They are served at a comfortable and scenic spot along the trail where our staff has set up tables and chairs, and quite often an open tent for shade. At each lunch stop, we set up our own private toilet tent and chemical toilet for minimal impact on the environment.

Trip Details

This trip is level 4 – Demanding – some high altitude hikes  – depending on your fitness level. Full-day hikes (6-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet on many hikes), cycling (3-6 hours), rafting (1-3 hours), zip line (1-2 hours). Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 13,500 feet are in this category. The maximum elevation we reach is 14,153 feet, and the highest place we camp is 9,840 feet. Trails can be rugged, Tarmac, or dirt tracks for cycling not the well-maintained trails you may be accustomed to in your country. For the most part, you can hike, and ride at your own speed. Our group will spread out along the trail during about six to eight hours of hiking, and biking each day (shorter on some days). On the trail, you will just carry your own daypack for the items that you want with you on the trail, such as a water bottle and a jacket. Our team carries all your other gear from camp to camp or hotel to hotel.

A Typical Trekking Day. Hiking, biking distances on trek or excursion are normally measured in hours, not miles, since maps aren’t really accurate enough to assess how far we walk, and ride up and down on winding mountain trails. With rest stops and photo stops, few people walk faster than one mile an hour in a mountainous region, or bike ride 37,2 miles an hour on some tarmac tracks. Some hiking, cycling days are shorter than others, and some days are more difficult than others due to altitude gain and loss.

Trip Checklist.

– Original passport and Student ISIC card (if applicable), and some copies.

– Travel insurance (and some copies).

– Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).

– Backpack to carry your things.

– Phone, power bank battery, camera charger and adapter.

– Bathing suit (if you would like to enjoy the hot springs in Machu Picchu town).

– Camera.

– Torch or headlamps.

– Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).

– Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).

– Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).

– Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.

– Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.

– Sunblock and sunglasses.

– Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.

– Hiking trousers.

– Ear Plugs.

– Thermal underwear.

– Hiking socks.

– Water bottle or canteen.

– American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.

– Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.

– Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.

– Crédit or debit card.

– Luggage Tags and Locks.

– Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).

– Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).

– For more info you can visit Gear Lexicon https://www.alpineascents.com/pdf/gear-lexicon.pdf ..

 

When to Go

The tour can be practised all year round except in late January and February, the rainiest months when the trail is blocked and damaged sometimes by the rainfall. The trail reopens in March and April when the rains lighten up and the mountains are still green. High season begins in May and extends through September, as these are the driest months. October through December is considered shoulder season when occasional rain is possible, but keep in mind that the highlands of Peru are a temperate desert and it is not uncommon for it not to rain for weeks at a time even in the height of the rainy season. This is also the time with the fewest hikers on the trail, more flowers in bloom, and fewer tourists at Machu Picchu as well as in Cusco. Temperatures in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region range from the high 60s in the daytime to the low 40s at night, with some variation depending on the time of year you go.

Route

Route & Acclimatization

Whichever trail people choose, it’s important that they make the right preparations. The hike, and ride bike into the Andes are difficult for most, if for no other reason than the high altitude. No matter what, participants should give themselves at least two days to adjust to the high altitudes in Cusco before beginning their journey. Once setting out, it’s important to be prepared with all of the essentials.

The trail gets cold at night, so it’s important to have sleeping bags and warm clothes even when hiking in Peru’s summer months.

Our tour package has six biking, hiking days (most companies push it with just four days on the trail—and some even three). The Crocotrail Travel way allows you to acclimatize gradually to the altitude, have reasonable wake-up times (no hiking in the dark, as with other companies), and enjoy well-paced hiking days that give you time to explore the extraordinary archaeological sites along the route. We want you to experience the wonder of the Inca Trail, the Sacred Valley, not race through it.

With us, you can have the Inca Trail largely to yourself!. We have perfected the timing of our daily hiking schedule so that the majority of other hikers will be either far ahead or far behind you each day. This delivers a much better experience of this World Heritage Site, and our travellers often comment on the magic of having the Inca Trail to themselves!.