Additional Trip Information
Arrival & Departure
An Austin Adventures/Apumayo representative will meet you upon arrival at the Lima airport. Upon clearing customs, you’ll be escorted across the street to Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel, your home for the night. On Day 10 you will be transferred from Costa del Sol Ramada in Cusco to the airport according to your morning or afternoon flight schedule. You will be met upon your arrival in Lima and assistance will be provided to the international departures terminal of the Lima airport. Please confirm with your airline provider if the Peruvian airport departure and tourist tax is included in your ticket. If not, this departure tax must be paid in U.S. dollars or Peruvian Nuevos Soles, as credit cards are not accepted.
Some hiking experience is recommended on this adventure
- 1 to 2 mile city walks and ruins tours.
- Inca Trail: 4 to 8 mile hikes, moderate to strenuous uneven, rocky terrain.
- Elevation range: 7,800 – 14,000 feet.
- Your gear is carried by porters so you are only required to pack your essentials while hiking (rain jacket, water bottle, camera, etc.)
Crowned by the towering Andes and tucked between the Amazon and the Pacific, Peru offers a captivating mix of adventure, nature and history. Embedded in every active traveler’s Top Ten List is the great city of the clouds, Machu Picchu. Our route takes us there from bustling Lima, to the cobblestone streets of Cusco, from ruin to ruin across the Sacred Valley, and by train and breathtaking footpath over the Inca Trail. Catch a glimpse of the Andean Condor, a vulture with the largest wingspan of any land bird – 10.5 feet! Discover the colorful street markets, friendly people, and strong local culture of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca empire. Did you know that Machu Picchu is called “The Lost City” because when it was “rediscovered” by Yale explorer Hiram Bingham III in 1911, the jungle had literally swallowed the complex ruins? Even a knife blade can’t be inserted between the precise mortarless joints of the stones used in the building of Machu Picchu, and many of these stones weighed more than 50 tons! Come explore Peru with the experts in adventure travel! Your guides will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. Meals are included as indicated by the itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). One glass of Peruvian wine per night is included in the trip price.
Our Partner – Apumayo Expediciones
Austin Adventures is proudly offering this trip in conjunction with Apumayo Expediciones. Apumayo, a local Peruvian company based in the City of Cusco, was established in 1995. Specializing in adventure travel and non-conventional tourism, the company combines tourism with cultural, educational and natural history. Apumayo Expediciones describes itself as a commercial venture with a strong environmental and social agenda, developing and supporting many projects such as river clean ups and supporting Andean community projects. Apumayo looks to host many of their adventure trips with help from the local communities of Peru and relates them with Inca culture and the daily life of the Andean people. Austin Adventures and Apumayo look forward to providing you with top notch customer service in some of Peru’s most beautiful and inspiring places
Included in Trip Price
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths & deluxe tent camping accommodations with necessary gear (two-person tent, inflatable beds, sheets, pillows, duvets, toilet tent, towels, portable shower, etc).
- Meals as listed in detailed daily itinerary.
- Fully trained, bilingual, professional guide(s) and knowledgeable local partners.
- Land transportation (vehicles, buses, and trains) during the trip.
- Austin Adventures T-shirt & luggage tags.
- Duffle bags for personal luggage on Inca Trail (20 pounds per person). (To be returned to Apumayo upon completion of trek.)
- Porters throughout the Inca Trail trek.
- Some alcoholic beverages like local wine, Pisco, champagne, beer, and sodas (on Inca Trail portion).
- Pre-departure and packing information.
- Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, & local partner and expert gratuities.
- Entrance fees to attractions in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, & Huaynapicchu.
Not Included in Trip Price
- Flights from Lima-Cusco-Lima (approximately $500 per person, depending on availability).
- Guide and trek support (cooks, porters, massage therapist, etc.) gratuities.
- Meals not indicated in detailed daily itinerary.
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
- All types of personal insurance.
- Personal expenses.
After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.