Arriving in Cusco is the start of a journey of discovery
From the moment you step into the ancient Inca town, you'll feel a difference in the air, not just from the altitude, but also due to the grandeur of the Andean landscape.
At the airport, you'll be greeted with a warm smile, and a first taste of genuine Peruvian hospitality, customs, and way of life. Peruvians are known for their generosity, smiles, and helpfulness, and they'll go out of their way to ensure you have all the information you need for an unforgettable experience.
With all the information you need, the adventure continues as you embark on your itinerary. Cusco has a wealth of offerings, from its rich history and culture, to its charming bohemian neighborhoods famous for their handicrafts. Everywhere you turn, you'll find steep stairs, breathtaking views, and so much more.
Now, going to our main point, Peru is a trekking wonderland with towering glacier mountains, intricate and well-preserved ancient ruins many of them still unknown; lush highland forest; absolutely awe-inspiring highland valleys, pristine lagoons, rivers and meadows; unique wildlife; and indigenous cultures still living traditional lifestyles in remote locations; and innovative cuisine. All our Treks are based in deluxe services, very professional camp staff, extreme comfort camping equipment, local transportation, a professional Trek Leader, a professional camp chef that offers gourmet meals, local support staff, and all required permits and fees.
The Classic Inca Trail Route to Machu Picchu is definitely worth it, it is considered one of the greatest adventure experiences on the planet. Peru is a year-round destination for travelers, but the dry/winter season – between May and September – is generally the most popular time for trekking. This is when the nights are cooler and there are often wildflowers in bloom along the trail But, contrary to popular belief, the best time to visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail is before and after the rainy season, that is late March, April, May, and September, October, and early November, the dry season months, that is June July and August, are great too but beware of the crowds. Also, it is important to know that June is high season in every sense on the Inca Trail and in the Sacred valley surrounding it. Weather is at its best for hiking (sunny and dry, although chilly at night) and the daily trekkers on the trail are at their maximum levels
The Classic Inca Trail is considered a moderate level hike, with a distance of 43 km (26 miles) and an elevation nearing 13,828 feet (4,215 meters). Although it's rated as moderate, the relentless uphill and downhill hiking can be tough. However, many people with no hiking experience have successfully completed the trail and if you choose our services, you won't have to worry about a thing when it comes to the Inca Trail hike. Our team will cater to your own pace, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable trek. Additionally, our guides will be attentive to your needs, and in the unlikely event of any problems, our staff are well-trained to handle any eventuality that may arise.
Descending just a few hundred meters can take you out of wind-blasted plains and into lush montane forest. So even if you're travelling in the 'dry' season, you will need good, waterproof clothing and strong shoes, sunscreen and so. In short, the Andes never fail to surprise. As all know, the wet season falls from November-March, and at this time you're pretty much guaranteed a drenching, so this is really not the best time to do the Inca Trail; but it is incredible green in this season. In the dry season - Peru's winter - temperatures drop close to freezing at night but days can still be gloriously sunny, and you won't have as much cloud and fog obstructing your view of some of the most glorious sights on earth.