Inca Trail Hike & Sacred Valley Immersion

Cusco, Peru

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Apr 29 - May 6, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14
Inca Trail Hike & Sacred Valley Immersion
Cusco, Peru

Divergent Travel Trips
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Apr 29 - May 6, 2023
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Our trip to Peru will immerse you in the long-lost Inca empire by taking you on one of the best treks in the world, the 4-day Inca Trail that ends at the World Wonder of Machu Picchu. 


This will be a pace-controlled, all-level-friendly hike! Do not fear that you are not fit enough or will be left behind. We want everyone on our trip to enjoy the trail, and take in the sights along the way. 


To set the mood for the trek, we'll spend the first part of the trip visiting several village projects in the Sacred Valley and spending time in the gorgeous Spanish colonial city of Cusco. 


Additionally, by booking with Divergent Travel Trips, you're supporting one of the best local companies in Peru which in turn employs over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff. When we visit the Sacred Valley, we'll have the chance to meet the families of the team that will help us take on the trail. 


There isn't a more intimate way to experience the Incan legacy, the diverse landscapes of Peru, or the people and we'll be alongside you the entire way. 


For those interested in photography, there will be incredible opportunities throughout the trip, as well as opportunities for you to learn more.  If you aren't into photography, no problem! We'll also be taking photos for you!


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We’re so excited to offer this trip and as we've already said, will only be able to take a limited, small group of 14 people with us. Grab your spot now to avoid major FOMO! 


A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot, and the remaining balance is due 90 days before departure. Payment plans are also available upon checkout.


*** IMPORTANT *** Departure is not guaranteed until the minimum number of guests are met. If the minimum is not met, your deposit will be fully refunded. 


*** IMPORTANT *** Please do not book flights or other non-refundable travel until we guarantee departure. You will be notified by email when it is ok to book your flights.


If the trip is full, please join the waiting list — also follow Divergent Travel Trips on Instagram to be the first to know when future trips are announced. 

Health & Safety:

All travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to join us, in compliance with the policies of our operator.


Insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000 USD is also mandatory and recommendations will be provided.


As of October 31, 2022, there are no longer any testing or vaccination requirements to enter Peru.

FAQ:

Is this trip only for photography?

Absolutely not! While we will be offering help to those that are interested in photography, this is not a photography workshop. So if you never take a photo the whole trip, you're still welcome. 


How fit should I be?

This tour is rated Moderate-Strenuous. You will be spending 4 days hiking on the Inca Trail. this involves walking up steep hills, down steep hills, and climbing stairs for the duration of 26 miles. To really enjoy the tour you should train by walking daily and working out your legs.


Will I have time to do my own thing?

Yes, we have rest time built into the schedule if you'd like to explore some on your own. 


Will there be WiFi or phone service?

Peru has great cell service, so if you have a roaming plan, you'll have no problem being connected. It's also possible to buy SIM cards and local data packages at the airport in Lima. 


What’s the weather like in Peru?

May is the end of Spring and the wet season. You can expect it to be comfotable and sunny during the day and cooler at night. When in Cusco and on the trail, you will be at altitude and it will be much cooler than Lima. Layers are essential, as is rain gear.


How much money will I need to bring?

Once you arrive in Lima your accommodation, activities, some food, and transport are included. You will need money to cover gratuities for our local guide, meals and drinks that are not included, and any souvenirs.


Is it possible to have a private room?

It is possible to have a private room but this option is limited due to availability. The cost to have a private room is an additional $350.


What travel insurance do you recommend?

World Nomads offers travel insurance, required for the duration of this trip, at affordable rates. Travel insurance will also reimburse you in the case of flight delays, medical issues, and more.


Is there an age requirement?

This trip is for 18 years or older.


What about visas?

Peru offers visas on arrival for most passports.


What if I test positive for COVID?

We understand this is a major concern for many traveling internationally right now. In the unlikely event that you contract COVID-19 while traveling with us, we will assist you in confirming your positive test results, finding a location to isolate, and rebooking your travel home. 

If you are concerned about the cost of quarantine should you test positive abroad, ensure your travel insurance policy covers COVID-related expenses. 


Is my deposit non-refundable?

Yes, the $500 deposit to secure your space is non-refundable and the remaining balance is due 90 days before departure. If the trip must be postponed or canceled due to events beyond our control, you will be offered a full refund.


Is there a waiting list?

There will be a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis in case spaces open up or we decide to offer an additional departure for this exclusive adventure. If the trip is full and you’re still interested, please join the waiting list.


Have another question?

Our email is divergenttravelers@gmail.com.

Cancellation Policy:

We live in a fast and ever-changing world these days, which is one of the many reasons we require travel insurance for all of our trips. This also means that if you cancel your trip due to covered reasons with your policy, you'll be able to file a claim and be reimbursed. 


Your travel insurance will also cover trip interruption or cancellation, should something happen like a natural disaster or political unrest. It will also cover if you contract COVID-19 and cannot go on your trip. 


Beyond that, we do offer a full refund less the non-refundable $500 deposit up to 90 days before the trip departure date if you choose to cancel for a personal reason.


If you need to cancel less than 90 days before the trip, we will only be able to offer a refund less the deposit if we are able to fill your spot. 

What’s included

  • All Accommodation
    Comfortable hotels & tent camping
  • Internal Flight
    Lima to Cusco
  • All Ground Transport
    Plane, Train, Van, Hiking
  • Meals as listed
    7 breakfast, 4 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • Machu Picchu Tour
  • Weaving Co-op Visit
  • Parwa Community Visit
  • Pottery Making Demo
  • International Flights
  • Onward travel from Cusco
  • Visa Fees
    (if required)
  • Tips for Local Guide
  • Tips for Trekking Team
  • COVID Testing
    (if required)
  • Travel Insurance
    Mandatory

Available options

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Lima, Peru

Arrive at any time and check into the hotel. We will have a welcome meeting and an option to all go for dinner at a cevicheria in Miraflores. 


Overnight in Lima

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Divergent Travel Trips
We (David & Lina Stock) began hosting group trips in 2017, giving our followers a chance to join us in some of our favorite places in the world. All of our trips are custom designed to offer you unique experiences you cannot book elsewhere. We add our special touch so you will have an adventure to remember. Our bucket list trips immerse you in amazing destinations with a touch of adventure, comfort & photography. They are also all operated in partnership with top local companies. Plus you’ll get to travel with us!