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Our Peru trekking tours allow you explore the Andes Mountains, an outdoor lover’s wonderland abounding with scenic snowy peaks, hidden Inca ruins, glacially fed lagoons, and small traditional communities. Packages feature the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as well as other epic treks that vary in length and difficulty. Start planning your best adventure to South America now with one of our expert travel advisors and ask about ways you can customize your itinerary to experience even more of the country’s diverse highlights.

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Our dedicated team of travel experts is ready to customize your trip to Peru. Browse our wide selection of Peru tour packages below — all featuring an exciting trek — and contact us to plan a trip from start to finish that matches your exact preferences and needs. Top-value accommodations, english-speaking guides and transfers are part of each tour package. Get your adrenaline pumping in the beautiful Andes while crossing a top trek off your bucket list.

Faqs

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness, occurs in 40-50 percent of people who live in low elevation areas traveling to an elevation of 10,000 feet or more. It occurs in 25 percent of people traveling to a destination of 8,000 feet or more. It is a temporary condition characterized by slight headache, shortness of breath when walking, fatigue, minor dizziness and loss of appetite. Symptoms develop between 6 to 24 hours of being at higher elevations, and last one to three days. It is typically mild and no need for alarm.

There are many ways to combat altitude sickness, like drinking lots of water, avoiding heavy and fatty foods, no smoking or drinking alcohol, eating whole grains and veggies and taking it slow the first couple days. Do not begin a challenging hike the first two days at high elevation, start your trek on day three the earliest.

The best time to trek to Machu Picchu is during the dry season from May to September. Nights will be chillier, but you are unlikely to have rain during your trek. The next best time is during the shoulder seasons, March–April and October–November.

The rainy season from December to January isn’t recommended unless you really prefer few people and don’t mind the rain. Note that the Inca Trail is closed during the entire month of February for maintenance and safety reasons.

For Inca Trail, six months in advance is recommended. Inca Trail permits go on sale at the end of each year for the following year. For high-season dates from May–September, permits can sell out six months in advance. If you are flexible with your travel dates and don’t mind hiking during the shoulder seasons (March/April, October/November) or rainy season (December/January), less advanced planning is required.

For other treks during high season, like 2-day Inca Trail, Salkantay and Lares, you will still want to book 3 or 4 months in advance as these are typically hikers’ next choice after Inca Trail. The lesser known treks can be booked 2 or 3 months in advance.

This really depends on what you are looking for. For history lovers, Inca Trail is by far the most popular, providing a blend of ancient ruins and stunning Andean scenery. Choquequirao to Machu Picchu also offers beautiful scenery blended with incredible archaelogical sites. For nature lovers, Salkantay Trek is the ultimate hike to Machu Picchu with rolling valleys, mountain passes, high jungle and roaring rivers completing the experience. For lovers of culture, the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is an immersive experience that takes you through traditional Andean villages.

With your trekking package you will receive:

Transportation and tickets
  • Private transfers
  • Necessary bus and train tickets
  • Site entrance tickets
Equipment
  • Sleeping liner and mat
  • Dining & bathroom equipment
  • Tents for two people (single tents available for extra cost)
  • First-aid kit
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
Team
  • Professional, knowledgeable bilingual guide
  • A cook to prepare your meals
  • Mule handlers and mules
Food
  • High quality meals to provide the necessary energy for this challenging trek (including vegetarian options upon request)
  • In addition to three meals daily, you will be given revitalizing snacks
  • Hot drinks such as tea and coffee, as well as enough water for your canteens, water bottles, or hydration packs (collected from local streams and boiled while on the trek)
Not Included
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented)
  • Walking sticks (can be rented)
  • Tips
Clothing
  • Hiking boots (broken in before trek)
  • Rain gear/waterproof clothes (jacket, pants, shorts)
  • Lightweight t-shirts
  • Lightweight sweater
  • Change of clothes/sleepwear for the evening at camp
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sandals for camp
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Tip: Dress in layers as weather can shift on an hourly basis.
The Essentials
  • Original Passport
  • If you hire a porter, bring a daypack with snug straps and waist/chest buckle, your porter will carry your equipment in a provided duffle bag.
  • If you don’t hire a porter, bring a hiking backpack with snug straps and waist/chest buckle (50 L capacity)
  • Sleeping bag resistant to 23ºF (-5ºC). Also available to rent.
  • Hiking poles with rubber tips. Also available to rent.
Hiker Gear:
  • Three plastic bags to separate your clothes: clean, wet, dirty, etc.
  • Personal hygiene: towel, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, antibacterial gel.
  • Medicine: any personal medications, over the counter altitude sickness medication, anti-blister gel, muscle rubs, etc.
  • Flashlight LED (auto-rechargeable)
  • Digital camera with external memory (optional)
  • Waterproof sunblock SPF 50+
  • Waterproof insect repellent (lotion not spray)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Spare cash (Peruvian soles) to purchase beverages (optional)

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