Classic Inca Trail 4 Days to Machu Picchu
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Why this tour is
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Your safety is our primary concern, from start to finish. We invest in our equipment, staff and food, transportation to bring you simply the best the historical Capital of the Incas has to offer. We go above and beyond and can provide.
Give Back! Southern Peru Explorers is an eco friendly, green company who sources local food and staff. Give something back with your holiday by investing in a company who invests in the environment.
Do it properly! Accredited and Peruvian owned, Inca Trail operator with local, qualified tour guides who are with you every step of the way. Eat local Peruvian food, trek the original Inca steps and do it all with the people that know!
Puerto Maldonado- Monkey Island
We will pick you up early from your Cusco accommodations and chauffeur you to the nearby Alejandro Velasco Astete airport for your domestic flight to Puerto Maldonado, the biodiversity capital of the world. Keep your eye on the horizon as we transition from high sierra to lush, lowland rainforest. Upon arrival, you will receive a city tour of Puerto Maldonado and learn how this small town, founded by rubber barons in 1912, has received worldwide fame.
→ Meals L, D → Distance 10km → Time 3 Hours → Highest Altitude 3,200m / 10,499ft
After breakfast, we will boat to the area of the river near Lake Sandoval. Upon disembarking, we will hike 2 hours through the Aguajal forest and alongside swamps to arrive at Lake Sandoval. Here, we will see black caimans, river otters, many species of birds, and if we’re lucky, maybe even a jaguar! We will return to the lodge for lunch and then head to an Amazon Observatory, which sits on top of a ginormous, Shihuahuaco tree, from which you
→ Meals B, L, D → Distance 16km → Time 3-4 Hours → Highest Altitude 3,800M / 12,500ft
After breakfast, we will hike 2 hours to Cocha Perdida, the Lost Lake, clearing our path with machetes as we walk. This lake is home to an abundant variety of species, which we will be able to observe from the bank of the water. Returning to the lodge, we will eat lunch and prepare for our next big outing, a 2-hour hike to the Briolo and Gamitana Rivers, where we will spend the afternoon fishing and observing the wildlife. We’ll return to our lodge
→ Meals B, L, D → Distance 18km → Time 6-8 Hours → Highest Altitude 4,215m /13,828ft
Our last morning, we will journey back to Cusco by boat, private bus, and later by plane from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, we’ll be greeted by a Southern Peru Explorers van to take you back to your Cusco accommodation. Our last morning, we will journey back to Cusco by boat, private bus, and later by plane from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, we’ll be greeted by a Southern Peru Explorers van to take you back
→ Meals B → Distance 16km → Time 5 Hours → Highest Altitude 3,600m / 11,811ft
INFO & INCLUSIONS
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