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

      Cusco, Peru

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

      178 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. 


      ACH / Checking Account 

      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

      Available options

      Single Upgrade (your own room)
      $550
      Sold Out
      Deposit: $0

      Choose this option ONLY  if you want your own hotel room during the tour. Otherwise, participants will be paired with other trip members.

      Lares Trek Option
      $1,180
      6 left
      Deposit: $0

      Double occupancy rate for each person:

      3 days hiking, 2 nights wilderness camping, 1 night cusco. 

      Single Upgrade - Lares Trek
      $250
      Sold Out
      Deposit: $0

      Choose this option ONLY  if you want your own hotel room during the Trek. Otherwise, participants will be paired with other trip members. 

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