Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures

Karina Safari
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May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
Group size: 10-15
Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures

Karina Safari
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Deposit: $500
May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
Group size: 10-15

About this trip


- Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was rated in the list of the best hikes in the world by National Geographic traveller.  This epic trek includes a portion of the historic Inca Trail, but gives a unique opportunity to hike without crowds and enjoy the wilderness 

- This trek rewards you with stunning Andean landscapes, glaciers and lakes, cascades, wildlife and tropical cloud-forest. We will follow the Inca steps through the ancient archeological sites and pass vibrant local villages along the way! 

- We will admire the Lost City of Machu Picchu at Sunrise and have a plenty of time to explore the archeological site.  

- We are planning to visit the most significant Inca temples and ruins in Cusco and Sacred Valley

- Additional option: 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 small group of 10 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 wake-up coffee, chocolate, or coca-tea brought to our tents each morning!  

Number of days: 8 days /7 nights (including Salkantay Trek 3d/2n)
Walking Distance: 47km (31miles)
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging 
Start elevation of the hike: 3400m (11000')
Highest elevation (Salkantay Pass): 4650m (15255')
Accommodation: 2 nights in tents, 5 nights in standard hotels
Assistance: Tour leader, professional local team of guides and porters
Meals: All included on trek (meals cooked by chef) / breakfasts in hotels
Who carries our camping gear:  Porters (your personal luggage up to 7kg/14lbs can be carried by porter as well).

$500 non-refundable deposit for each traveler is required to lock your spot in a group
Trip price is based on double-sharing accommodations in hotels and camping tents

What’s included

- All travel logistics and booking arrangements
- Your trekking permit and all related logistics
- Your admission to Machu Picchu with 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 5 overnights in standard hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley before and after the trek
- Included 2 full days of Guided tours in Cusco and in Sacred Valley
- Your train ticket and bus ride on the way back from Machu Picchu
- All private airport transfers on arrival/departure in Cusco

Not included

- International flights (~$650-750 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 depending on availability, admission $35)
- Optional accommodation in Lima before or after the tour (on request)
- Optional extension: Rainbow mountain day-hike ($260 incl. hike and 1 night hotel in Cusco)
- 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

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Available until Feb 25Sold Out
Deposit: $500

Available options

A day hike to the Rainbow Mt.


Day 1: May 27 (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
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