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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N

The Lares trek Machu Picchu is an excellent trail for those who want to get off the “beaten track” as it treks through authentic Andean communities which have remained unchanged over 100s of years. On Lares trek 3 days to Machu Picchu combines amazing mountain scenery and glacier lagoons through the rich pastoral region of the snowcapped mountain range of Urubamba, crossing with wonderful views of snowy peaks. Likewise, we´ll see llamas and alpacas along the way.

Our adventure of Lares trek Machu Picchu is a shorter alternative to the Inca Trail in a remote area. Starting from Cusco through Sacred Valley of the Incas, getting until (4,650 m/ 15,258ft.) before finishing at Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Pueblo) to visit Machu Picchu the next day. The trail of Lares trek Machu Picchu just offer a stunningly and unique, hike despite the high altitude. Join us to hike on Lares Trek Machu Picchu just only in 2 full days and visit Machu Picchu on day 3.

Overview of Lares Trek Machu Picchu

  • Name of the tour: Lares Trek Machu Picchu
  • Trek Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Total Distance: 35 km / 21.7 miles.
  • Accommodation: 1-night camping facilities / 1-night Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Type of tour: Hiking & Adventure.
  • Altitude of the trail: Elevation 14,415 feet / Min. Elevation 6,560 feet
  • Group Size: (min 2 – max 8 / average 4).
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate & Challenging
  • Departure Day: Our Company organize daily departures.
  • Weather: Expect changing temperatures and humidity.
  • Acclimatization: At least 2 days acclimatization.

Detailed Itinerary of Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days/ 2 Nights

Pre-trek briefing

For Lares Trek Machu Picchu, you will have a thorough briefing with your experienced adventure tour guide, the night before your trek. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations.

Day 1: Cusco – Lares village – Huacawasi community  

Very early in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel 4:30 am, on our private vehicle and travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Calca. Where we will stop using a bathroom and visit farmer´s market. We will then continue driving towards the Amparaes Pass at over (4.580 m / 15.026 ft.) enjoying the stunning scenery of spectacular view of snowcapped mountain range, rural communities with plenty of alpacas and llamas, before descending to Lares village for breakfast and visit natural hot spring ( the temperature is between 28° and 38°).

Also, here we will meet our arrieros (horsemen) and start our Lares Valley Hike to Machu Picchu. After relaxing in the natural hot spring, we start hiking uphill for 2 hours to reach the lunch spot, known Chanca Chaca. Following lunch, we continue gently climb seeing the llamas and alpacas towards the campsite, Called Huacahuasi (3.800 meters). While hiking, we will see hillside rural communities. Finally, we arrive at the first campsite where we interact with locals. Likewise, we will enjoy our afternoon tea, followed by the dinner.

  • Hiking distance: 12 km / 6.5 miles.
  • Overnight accommodations: camping facilities.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea time and dinner.
  • Campsite elevation: 3800m / 12,467ft.

Day 2: Huacawasi community – Condor Pass – Yanahuara – Aguas Calientes

This day is a challenging day, but the most rewarding day as well at the end. The wake you up will be very early at 5:30 am, which allows us the best views of our incredible Andean mountain environment. After our breakfast, we will hike for 3 hours uphill to the Condor Pass (4,650 meters 15,255ft.), this highest point offers a gratifying view of the valleys and Lake Condor Cocha below. We also enjoyed observing species of native birds, including Andean geese (Cara Cara), ducks and plovers. From the Condor Pass, we will descend to our lunch place.

After lunch, we will hike downhill to a nearby lake Mantanay (3,850 m/12,631 ft.), enjoying the beautiful scenery and native wildlife around (such as the Queuñas tree). This day will be a great day to take plenty of pictures. Then we arrive at Yanahuara (2,780 m/9,120 ft.) an inviting warm village with a comfortable climate, located near Urubamba Valley (the Sacred Valley of the Incas). Our vehicle will meet us here to take us to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, the place where we board our train service to Aguas Calientes village, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo (1 hour and 45 minutes train ride).

  • Hiking distance: 20 km / 12,4miles.
  • Overnight accommodations: hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco

After an early breakfast at the hotel in Aguas Calientes, we will board the first tourist bus to the Machu Picchu main entrance for 30 minutes. You will have an early-morning, 2-hours guided tour of this spectacular and mystical site. This guided tour includes walking through the different sections of the city, such as the urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the city by yourself, according to the time set by the tour guide.

Additionally, this free time can be used to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains to have the best panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. However, if you would like to do this, please book this in advance as there are additional tickets that need to be purchased. Climbing to the top of Huayna Picchu Mountain will take approximately 2 hours (roundtrip) and Machu Picchu Mountain 2.5 hours. At the designated time, you will take a bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch and receive your train ticket(s) back to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco using our private transport.

  • Meals: Breakfast provides by your hotel.

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days Includes

  • A pre-trek briefing the night before the start of your Lares trek Machu Picchu.
  • One English-speaking guide.
  • Private transport from Cusco to the trailhead.
  • Horses and Horseman guides. Horses are for carrying supplies and 8 kg / 16 pounds of your personal items.
  • Camping equipment along the Lares valley hike.
  • Train ticket from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
  • 1-night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu ruins – Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance fee of Machu Picchu.
  • Private guided tour at Machu Picchu Inca citadel.
  • 3 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1-afternoon tea, and 2 dinners.
  • 4-person capacity tents. 2 people will be assigned per tent.
  • Foam sleeping mattress.
  • Water supply (boiled) after every meal.
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco.
  • Dining tent with camp tables and chairs.
  • A duffle bag, to put in your personal belonging, which will be carried by pack horses.
  • First Aid Kit & oxygen bottle.
  • All local taxes.

Lares Trek Machu Picchu Not Includes

  • Sleeping bag, (you might rent from us).
  • Hiking poles (you might rent from us).
  • Entrance to the hot spring.
  • Gratuities for the crew (muleteers, cook, guide).
  • Hotel accommodations in Cusco.
  • Personal expenses (Internet access along the trail, laundry personal taxis).
  • Travel insurance, we strongly recommend you to bring copies with you of travel and health insurance to protect:
    • An insurance of trip cancellation.
    • Travel investment (included with your pre-departure tour).
    • To cover trip cancellation (baggage loss and delay, emerging medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance)
    • Any unexpected situations occurred during the trip and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as an all.
    • If you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trekking or the tour, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, hotel, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Price of Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days / 2 Nights

Price: The price depends on group size. Please contact us for more information and write us the kind of accommodation that you like to have in Aguas Calientes.

We require a minimum of 2 people for this trek, but you can leave any day would you like. The departure is 100% Guaranteed once booked. Request a Quote: We can customize this trek just for you. We guarantee the perfect experience by arranging this tour.

  • Peru Spirit Adventure is direct & official local tour operator based in Cusco, managed by locals.
  • Student discount applies to students holding a valid Green ISIS card – $ 20 off per person.

We provide duffel bag, where you put in 8 kg / 17 lb. some belonging that you don’t use in the way of the trek. But (you need to have a daypack to carry everything you will need during the day).

Optional

Rentals Items

  • A pair of hiking poles – US $10
  • A sleeping bag – US $15

Add optional Items

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain entrance fee (book in advance) – US $35 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain entrance fee (book in advance) – US $ 35 per person.
  • Upgrade to the Vistadome Train (One Way) – US $ 35 per person.
  • An extra day at Machu Picchu.
Packing List for Lares Trek Machu Picchu 3 Days
  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (the recommendation is a rating of at least minus 10°c.)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Headlamp.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Deep or mosquito repellent.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day. Note: Maximum allowed in Machu Picchu is 25 liters, but the smaller the better.
  • Rain gear: (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain any time of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit: We recommend you bring anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.
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  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (the recommendation is a rating of at least minus 10°c.)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Headlamp.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Deep or mosquito repellent.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day. Note: Maximum allowed in Machu Picchu is 25 liters, but the smaller the better.
  • Rain gear: (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain any time of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit: We recommend you bring anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.
In 1983 Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the international organization that preserves and protects natural and cultural heritages around the world. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu in the last few years and worries that these crowds are damaging the ruins. They recommended new regulations to decrease the foot traffic in the ruins, which Peru’s Ministry of Tourism and External Commerce (Mincetur) has agreed to. These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4-hour stays. Tickets to Machu Picchu will now be separated into three daily shifts: early morning (6 AM – 9 AM), late morning (9 AM – 12 PM) and early afternoon (12 PM – 3 PM). Within these shifts, visitors must designate a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate foot traffic into the ruins – each hour will be limited to 600 visitors so no more than 2400 visitors will be in the citadel at any time. The new regulations will have a direct impact on hiking the two mountains next to Machu Picchu: Huaynapicchu and Machu Picchu Mountain. In order to enjoy your tour of the ruins and hike Huaynapicchu without rushing, you will need an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huaynapicchu tickets will go from $ 35 per person to $ 75 per person. All tours include entrance to Machu Picchu, but in order to hike Huaynapicchu safely, we will need to purchase a second Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huaynapicchu permit which will cost a total of $ 75 pp. These new rules will start on January 1, 2019, and will apply to all tours. If you have booked Huaynapicchu with Peru Spirit Adventure and do not want to pay this higher fee, please write us to info@peruspiritadventure.com
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Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a Peru Spirit Adventure tour with Peru Spirit Adventure. We are 100% local Cusqueñan company and legally recognized by Peruvian law. These Terms and Conditions apply to any travel products and/or services purchased from Peru Spirit Adventure. A contract is entered into once PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE receives your booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE. All Peru Spirit Adventure based treks and tours are operated by Peru Spirit Adventure.

BOOKING & PAYMENT

To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

  • A picture of their passport photo page. A camera phone picture or similar is acceptable.

Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

  • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.

DEPOSITS:

We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal (for the international transfer). We also use Western Union for sending deposits, Deposits through Western Union have variable fees. The deposit amount depends on the type of itinerary you will book, as follows;

  • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
  • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at peruspiritadventure@gmail.com

FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

  • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
  • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is: info@peruspiritadventure.com
  • All banking fees will be covered by the client

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR TOURS & TREKS:

Notification

  • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to peruspiritadventure@gmail.com.

Deposits

  • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.

CANCELLATION FEES

  • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
  • Inca Trail treks
  • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
  • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
  • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
  • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
  • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
  • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
  • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
  • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).

INCA TRAIL TOURS

  • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
  • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
  • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.

CHANGES MADE BY CLIENT

  • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

  • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
  • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
  • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
  • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
  • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
  • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
  • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.

ABOUT YOUR PASSPORT IN MACHU PICCHU, HUAYNA PICCHU AND ON THE INCA TRAIL:

  • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
  • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
    • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
      • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
    • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
  • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.

FORCE MAJEURE

Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)

RISKS

By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ADVENTURE TOURS & TREKS

  • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
  • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
  • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
  • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
  • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
  • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
  • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
  • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
  • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.

VERY IMPORTANT:

  • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
  • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)

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Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

Peru Spirit Adventure

Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more

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