2023: Peru Women's Adventure Machu Picchu Inca Trail + Lares Trek

      Cusco, Peru

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      Sep 23 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 12
      2023: Peru Women's Adventure Machu Picchu Inca Trail + Lares Trek
      Cusco, Peru

      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      166 reviews

      Sep 23 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip

      Be immersed in Cusco’s colorful culture and kaleidoscopic natural wonders on our Women’s Adventure Machu Picchu Inca Trail plus optional 3-day Lares Trek. More than traditional tours, participants will have authentic encounters with local people, hiking one-day Inca trail, and Rainbow Mountain, and the opportunity to extend their stay for a wilderness trekking adventure in the Andes.


      In Cusco, your taste buds will dance to the delightful ingredients of Peruvian foods. Meet a Shaman from the Quechua people will who guide us in a Pachamana Ceremony, one of Peru’s most ancient rituals. For those who are interested, the Shaman will offer coca leaf readings to give each person insight on your personal goals, challenges, and strengths.


      Beyond Cusco, participants will experience high altitude 2-mile hike (over 16,000ft) at the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain and photograph the fascinating straited geology.


      In the Sacred Valley, participants will learn about ancient agriculture that is being used in modern day. You will tour archeological sites and explore textile markets.


      Finally, the main event, to see Machu Picchu in all its glory! First, a hike over 8 miles of the original Inca steps on the last leg of the Inca Trail. Along the way, participants will learn about plants, history, and see other archeological sites. Just before sunset, we will pass through the Sun Gate and down in the valley below will be the Lost City of the Incas. Further down the trail, we enter the complex to capture the iconic photos of stunning Machu Picchu that you’ve seen in magazines like National Geographic.


      Ladies who love to hike, and want to partake in a wilderness trek that is much quieter than the Inca Trail, we are offering an add on to this already action-packed adventure. The Lares Trek is an expedition-style journey into the alpine trails of the Andes. You will see old stone houses, herds of alpacas, snow-capped mountains, and blue alpine lakes. More details about this trek can be found below the 8-day itinerary at the bottom of this page.


      The Women’s Adventure Machu Picchu Inca Trail plus optional 3-day Lares Trek is open to all women and is in partnership with International Becoming an Outdoors Woman. No previous experience required. Join us as a solo traveler, with a partner, or with a friend. There are no forced single supplements. On our fun and active women’s adventure, you will have instant travel buddies, lots of belly laughs and future-lifelong friends. The Women’s Adventure Machu Picchu Inca Trail plus optional 3-day Lares Trek will be a positive and unique experience in the company of like-minded travelers.more

      PACKAGE PRICE:

      Early Bird Price$3795

      Deposit: $500

      Installments: 4 equal installments due May 15, June 15, July 15th, August 15, 2023

        

      Service Fees & Payment Methods

      Green Edventures does not charge a service fee. We use a third party merchant service called WeTravel and they use the credit card processor Stripe. 


      Credit Card

      WeTravel will add a service fee to the total amount of your trip if you pay with a credit card. Credit Cards fees: 2.9% (Amex: 3.9%). This is a bank fee not Green Edventures. 


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      If you set up your payment method to be withdrawn from your checking account there are no fees. 


      You can change your payment method at any time in your WeTravel Account. 

      TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:


      • Participate in shaman-led ancient ceremony to learn about Pachama and other important deities of the Incas.
      • Let the spirits guide you. Have your questions answered during a private coca leaf reading ceremony.
      • Learn to make Peruvian foods in a hands-on cooking class.
      • Explore the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain on a day trip from Cusco.
      • Visit archeological sites, ancient agriculture sites in the Sacred Valley.
      • See the Moray, Maras, and Saleines sites, a farming lab for the Incas.
      • Ride the Machu Picchu Railroad through winding tropical forest.
      • Hike 8 miles of the original steps of the  Inca Trail.
      • See Machu Picchu at sunset, with fewer crowds, and better photo opportunities.
      • Tour the Machu Picchu site with a guide to learn about the temples and other features.
      • Add on an expedition-style wilderness trek to see what rural life is like in the Andes. (+$1170 pp)

      GREEN EDVENTURE'S POLICIES

      What’s included

      • Accomodations
        • 7 nights of double occupancy lodging in glamping cabins, triple occupancy in bungalows or B&B.
      • Meals
        From Dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
      • 24/7 Onsite Support
        From a Green Edventures' Trip Leader
      • Transportation
      • Local guide
      • Permits, tickets, fees

      What’s not included

      • Airfare to Cusco
      • Some meals
        2 lunches, 1 dinner
      • Gratuity
        $200 USD per person
      • Travel Insurance
      • Personal spending money
      • Alcoholic Beverages

      Available Packages

      Package Price $3795
      $3,795
      Deposit: $500

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      Reviews

      I'm gladly giving this trip five stars. Landing in San Jose very late due to travel delays was not fun, but our tour guide Kelly met us at the hotel to give us the next days itinerary and advised us how to dress and pack. Very much appreciated. Going forward, each day was jam packed with interesting activities and our naturalist/guide Pepé was exceptional giving us wonderful information about the animals, plants and surroundings. Off-the-beaten path is a truly apt description of this trip. We explored wonderful areas of Costa Rica that an average tourist wouldn't even know existed. I can't finish my review without commenting on the wonderful women that were on this trip. Each and everyone of them brought something special to each day. And another shout out to Kelly, our group leader and Pepé our naturalist. They helped make this wonderful experience something so very special.
      By Dolores H for Costa Rica 2024 (B): Women's Adventure Wild & Off-The-Beaten Path on Feb 14, 2024
      Great trip! Kelly was the best leader and took care of issues and made the group more interesting and fun. Erick the naturalist lead was amazing with his photography, knowledge of flora and fauna along with natural history of the region. On top of being a very nice guy. The other women helped to make the trip. We absolutely enjoyed each and every one. La Leona was my favorite place. It is beautiful and rustic in the most perfect way. The night hike is not to be missed! Snakes and ant eaters to enjoy. I would definitely book this trip.
      By Janet N for Costa Rica 2024: Women's Adventure Wild & Off-The-Beaten Path on Jan 15, 2024
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      By Winnie G for Iceland 2023: Women's Fire, Ice, Northern Lights on Nov 20, 2023
      Once again Green Edventures does not disappoint! With trip lead Kelly and Iceland Guide Inga leading the way we were treated to spectacular views, ice adventures, geothermal relaxation, delicious food, and an overall amazing adventure. They truly went above and beyond to make sure we saw and did as much as possible with the flexibility to adjust adventures as needed. I can not recommend Green Edventures highly enough, everyone should experience the many once in a lifetime trips available!
      By Melanie T for Iceland 2023: Women's Fire, Ice, Northern Lights on Nov 18, 2023
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