Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures (Labor Day weekend)

KS
Karina Safari
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13 reviews
Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Group size: 10 - 10
Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures (Labor Day weekend)
Peru

Karina Safari
  • Email address verified
13 reviews

$1495
Aug 26 - Sep 3, 2017
Group size: 10 - 10

About this trip

JOIN A TRIP OF A LIFETIME: 


- 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).


Registration:

$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

 

EXTRA-BENEFITS INCLUDED (WHAT OTHER OFFERS DON'T HAVE):


- 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 (~$500 round-trip from SF)

- Domestic flights ($150-170 round trip Lima-Cusco-Lima)

- Personal expenses for meals in Cusco, tips etc (~$250-300)

- Optional accommodation in Cusco if you wish to arrive earlier (on request)

- Travel insurance ~$52


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

Count me in!
Available until Jul 15thonly 3 left
$1495

Available options

A day hike to the Rainbow Mt.
$260
Single accomodation supplement
$270
Early arrival hotel stay (dbl)
$50
Domestic flights (LIM-CUZ-LIM)
$155

Itinerary

Arrival to Cusco
Day 1 (Saturday)
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)

Who’s Going

Who’s interested

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
13 reviews
- Experienced adventure travel organizer since 2006 - CEO at Safarika Travel Inc. Legally registered Seller of Travel in CA since 2013 - South American destinations expert. 4 years of living and working as a tour guide in Ecuador and Colombia. I live my passion... I create distinctive handcrafted trips to the most exciting and unique destinations on Earth. This trips are about a priceless life-changing experience (sometimes it's challenging), an inspiration, a recharge of the vital energy for new beginnings and traveling in a team of like-minded travel buddies. Join my tribe and let's make it epic!

Reviews

Karina organized a really great agenda for the whole trip and leveraged a top notch travel agency in Cusco for the bulk of the trip. The quality of that team really made the difference imho - the guides were excellent, the organization was highly professional . When my son got sick for 3 days, Karina and Alpaca Expeditions were 100% available to help adjust the plan as needed to deal with the situation. Having someone like Karina organize the trip made a big difference: she knows the right people to work with in Peru.
Amazing experience! I totally recommend this for everyone!
What a great trip! Karina was the best! Even though we did not stay at the Four Seasons Hotels, but the service was far more superior than Four Seasons. Thank you, Karina!
SJ
This trip was an incredible experience. Hiking at high altitude was difficult for me but it was a worthwhile experience. We had two awesome guides with us who were very knowledgeable and kept us motivated every step of the way. Machu Picchu views felt way better after hiking there all the way. This was once in a lifetime opportunity and I highly recommend this trip. The food and lodging was amazing too. I am a vegetarian and they took care of it very well. Karina was always available to answer our questions. She provided us complete list of what we would need for the trip and that was pretty helpful. Thank you Karina!
AP
That was an awesome trip. What I liked most: - everything is taken care of for you: tickets, accommodation, transport, schedule - food: amazing fresh food at campsites and hotels - guides: knowledgable and experienced local guides who know history and are always available for any question/issues - program: different hikes, city tours, bus tours (visiting important inkan sites and other historically important places) Also, thanks Karina for being available 24/7 and resolving all questions
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