Ultimate hikes and Inca Treasures (Labor Day weekend)

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

Karina Safari
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7 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 15only 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
7 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

MN
It was a trip of a lifetime! Karina organized it very very well! The group composition was the key and this is what Karina does better than any other company. The team was compatible and supportive of each other and this is what makes a good trip GREAT!.
TS
It was a well organized trip. We had the best guides, the best hotel accommodations and the best meals during this trip. The hiking part was challenging but very rewarding. Best memories from this trip! Thank you, Karina!
OI
I'm giving 5 stars to this perfectly organized hike to Machupicchu. Even though Karina couldn't join us she was still able to take care of every aspect of the trip. Everything was just awesome including food, transfers, accommodation, treks, and our guide company. I'd recommend it and be happy to come along again! Let me know when you're heading towards Bolivia and Torres del Paine. Спасибо! ))
MR
Thank you Karina! Trip was amazing, very well organized and lots of fun! Would gladly do another trip with you. Just say WHEN!!
MB
Short version: great trip, do it with Karina for the ultimate experience. Longer version: Both my wife and I are avid travelers and don't trust our vacations to anyone lightly. We did good trips with REI and Active Adventures in the past, so we were on the fence about this one. But once we met Karina in person, we were completely sold by her knowledge of the area and its culture as well as Karina's outpouring positive energy. All the communication during the preparation was timely and informative. The hiking guide operators were excellent. All transitions between hikes and hotels were problem free. The food was better than expected. It also helps to have good like-minded group members and that's where we got really lucky. Already miss my new friends! But again, kudos to Karina as good leaders attract good people.
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