COLCA TREK & INCA TRAIL
16 Days / 15 Nights
Enjoy seven exhilarating days of hiking before emerging at the magical citadel itself through the Sun Gate. Altitude does make trekking here demanding but also an experience never to be forgotten.
In this trip you will visit Colca Valley, which has one of the most profound canyons in the world: the Colca Canyon. It hides nature treasures that will impress you. Thanks to Colca trek you will be able to see some of the inhabitant areas and observe their typical habitat, and furthermore, delight yourself with beautiful landscapes.
Moreover, the Inca Trail is considered one of the best trekking routes in the world. It walks part of an old Inca road leading to the sacred city of Machu Picchu (Old Mountain in Quechua). Along about 43 kilometers, we will pass through various ecological areas. But we will also walk from the valley to the high puna and from here down to the cloud forest surrounding the famous citadel, which is located on a valuable protected area called the “National Sanctuary of Machu Picchu”.
. Local flights
. Reception and transfer from / to airport to hotel and bus terminals
. Tourist bus to Puno / Cusco
. Expedition train to Machu Picchu
. Entrances to each archaeological site and / or natural reserve
. Official local guide
. All meals included in the program
. BTG (Cusco Tourist Ticket)
. BTC (Colca Tourist Ticket)
. Printed local flights boardingpass
. Follow up phone service and 24 hours emergency phone
. Entrance to Cusco or Arequipa Cathedral
. Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain
. Overweight luggage
. Meals not specified in the program
. Personal expenses and any other items not specified in the program
. Travel insurance
Local Transport – We use local public transport wherever we can to reduce fuel usage per passenger.
Local Food and Local Goods – We endeavour to include and strongly encourage our travellers to eat locally produced food and goods. This reduces the ’embodied energy’.
Water Bottles – We encourage our passengers to refill a water bottle from water ‘bubblers’ where available to avoid unnecessary purchasing of bottled water and the subsequent waste disposal issues.
Economic Empowerment – Economic empowerment of local communities through tourism can help improve education and health services, water supplies and sanitation and reduce dependence on non-sustainable livelihoods.
Local Employment – We use local leaders and guides so that we learn about the culture and way of life directly from those who live it and put money into local hands and economies. We can particularly learn from indigenous rural communities about their relationship to the land and how they’ve practiced sustainable agriculture for centuries.
lights of this Trip
• Watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu
• Admire Cuzco's Spanish and Inca influences
• Speak some Quechua in the Sacred Valley
• Go wild in the Amazon, home of the largest rainforest on Earth
• Survey the vast Colca Canyon