Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu)

Karina Safari
Karina Safari
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Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Group size: 10-15
Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu)

Karina Safari
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Deposit: $500
Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Group size: 10-15

About this trip


- Hike the legendary INCA TRAIL to the Lost City of Machu Picchu! This epic hike rewards you with stunning Andean mountains landscapes, ancient ruins and vibrant local culture along the way!

- Reach the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu at sunrise and enjoy this World Wonder on your own before the crowds get here

- Hike & Learn every day about the history of Inca Empire from legends and tales. Combine the visits to the most impressive ruins and temples of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one world’s best known hikes! 

- Participate in Pacha Manka ceremony of the Incas with locals, make a sacred offering to the Mother Earth!

- Only for the most tough ones: a day hike to astonishing natural wonder - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN. Away from the beaten path and hard to reach, Rainbow mountain was ranked by National geographic as one of the 100 unique places on Earth! 

- Travel in our group of 10-15 hiking fellows assisted by enthusiastic and fun team-leader Karina Safari (Spanish/English/Russian-speaking) and qualified team of local guides and porters.

- Our trip will be organized in the PREMIUM category, it means that we will be traveling by ourselves without mixing up with other groups, our porters can carry our personal luggage, we will stay at exceptional campsites, with the finest equipment, best delicious meals, and hot coffee, cocoa, or tea brought to our tents each morning!  

Number of days: 8 days /7 nights (including 4days/3nights Inca trail hiking adventure)
Inca Trail Walking Distance: 43km/26 miles
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging 
Lowest/Highest altitude: 2400 to 4200m (7800' to 13800')
Accommodation:  3 nights in tents, 4 nights in hotels 3***
Assistance: Professional local team of guides and porters
Meals: All included on trek (meals cooked by chef) / breakfasts in hotels
Who carry our camping gear:  Porters (your personal luggage up to 7kg/14lbs can be carried by porter as well). 

Considerations :
- Trekking permit is required  and must be booked 4-5 months in advance, as the permits are sold out very fast.
- Registration ($500 non-refundable deposit) is required to lock your spot in a group and purchase your trekking permit 
- Save on early-bird registration for adult 16+  and get $100 OFF (before 01/01/2017) 
- Save on taking your Kid 12 to 16 y.o and get $100 OFF

What’s included

- All travel logistics and booking arrangements
- Your trekking permit to Inca Trail 
- Your admission to Machu Picchu & sightseeing tour 
- Professional assistance all the way: Team-leader (Karina Safari), certified mountain guide, porters, cook. Our guides studied in Cusco National University for tourism and english and trained in the first aid. 
- 3 meals/daily cooked during the trek: breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee/tea and drinking water available at campsites
- Camping gear (tents, dining tent, kitchen, bio-toilet tent), first aid kit, oxygen

- Personal equipment to each trekker provided: duffel bag (for your luggage), rain poncho, air foam mattress, insulated pillow, a day pack cover
- Our tents are spacious, clean and of high quality. Eureka Timberline 4 person tents will be provided for 2 persons sharing
- Portable bio-toilet tent for our group only. No need to wait in line in public toilets (not well-maintained and always far away)
- Porters, in addition to camping gear can carry up to 7kg/14lbs of your  personal belongings (your duffel bag)
- Clean drinking water at each campsite will be provided at no additional fee
- Included 4 nights in 3*** hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley before and after the trek
- Included 2 full days of Guided tours in Cusco and in Sacred Valley
- Participation in Pacha Manka ceremony 
- Your train ticket and bus ride on the way back from Machu Picchu
- All private airport transfers on arrival/departure in Cusco
- Memorable gifts for all participants

Not included

- International flights (~$550-850 round-trip from SF ; ~$500 from LA or NY)
- Domestic flights ($150-170 round trip Lima-Cusco-Lima)
- Meals in Cusco & tipping the trekking crew (~$200-250)
- Optional Huayna Picchu climb (on request)
- Optional accommodation in Lima before or after the tour (on request)
- Optional extension: Rainbow mountain day hike ($260 incl. hike and accommodation)
- Travel insurance ~$50 (8 days)

Before You Go

All necessary information (travel kit) about Peru , weather& climate, packing list, currency, pocket expenses and other info will be provided via email to the registered travelers.

Available Packages

Early bird
Available until Mar 15only 4 left
Deposit: $500
Count me in!
Available until Apr 308 left
Deposit: $500
Teenage 12-16 y.o
Available until Apr 30
Deposit: $500

Available options

A day hike to the Rainbow Mt.
Deposit: $500

Count me in!


Day 1: August 26 (Saturday)
Arrival to Cusco
Arrive at any time. You will be met at the airport by our local reps. Airport transfer to hotel, where you meet with other travelers of our group. Evening free for acclimatization walks in the city. Tonight we get together for our first dinner. Overnight in hotel at the altitude of (11200'/3400m)


Your Organizer

Karina Safari
Karina Safari
I'm originally from Moscow (Russia) and I reside in San Francisco bay area since 2012 . I'm registered as official seller of travel in CA. Before moving to United States I lived 4 years in Ecuador and Colombia, where I dedicated myself to traveling and worked as a travel guide. Later, I opened my local tour operator agency in Quito (Ecuador). But my passion for tourism started long time before that, in my hometown, when in 2006 I decided to quit my comfortable and well-paid office job in search for adventure. I joined a Traveler Club, where we created exclusive expeditions around the Globe with well-known leaders of Russian Geographic society. Having 10 years of expertise in adventure tourism, I could build an exceptional and reliable team of guides and partners in every destination I work. All connections are proven by years of successful cooperation. But no matter how many years I’ve been in the industry, I’m a constant student of the best practices and always ready to adapt new ways of creating the best travel adventures for you! Let's connect and go travel together! My favorite travel experiences: - Hiking the "Avenue of volcanoes" in Ecuador - See the sunrise over Machu Picchu - Dancing with locals at Latin American festivals - Everest Base camp trek, Nepal - Snorkeling with lea lions and iguanas at Galapagos