Perú is one of the most unique countries in the world. Aside from being home to 30 of the world’s 32 distinct climates, it boasts an extremely rich cultural heritage that has been passed down from communities and civilizations dating to long before the famous Inca Empire.
We take you to Machu Picchu - one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, the famous Rainbow Mountain, and all around Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.
Duration: 6 days / 5nights
Start: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 PM
The earlier you arrive on Day 1 the more time you will have to explore Cusco. If you arrive during the day we will make arrangements to get you once we receive your flight information.
Finish: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
To ensure included transportation: plan to depart Day 6 after 9:00 AM
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
-6 days / 5 nights in double accommodations
-5 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
-Pickup at Cusco (CUZ) Airport
-Train to Machu Picchu and all entrance fees
-Transportation to the Rainbow Mountain and all entrance fees
-Guides and transportation to cultural experiences
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-The chance to meet kick-ass people!
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 60 days out
Attendees are responsible for their own international airfare
-Amazing views of the historic city of Cusco
-One of a kind cultural exchange with an indigenous community in the Andes
-Machu Picchu: “The Lost City of the Incas” and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World
-A full day adventure to the Rainbow Mountain
-World renowned Peruvian gastronomy
-Llamas and Alpacas
If you want to immerse yourself in some of Peru's most spectacular sights while minimizing time off from work, this trip is for you!
Through this experience you will visit Machu Picchu from the comfort of a public train and bus. You'll also spend time exploring the old capital of the Incan empire -- Cusco.
Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Rainbow Mountains are located at high altitudes so we recommend preparing if you're prone to altitude sickness.
-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 15 max, average 10
-Physical rating: Moderate physical activity. This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
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Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions
Mix of private and public transportation:
Private Shuttle or Taxi to and from the airport.
Private shuttle to our Community project and Ollantaytambo.
Public train to Aguas Calientes and back to Ollantaytambo.
Public bus round trip between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.
Private shuttle from train station back to Cusco.
Boutique hotels (5 nights) with roommate(s)
Solo travelers are placed with someone of the same gender
*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
*Laundry available at most hotels (inquire with front desk)
**Accommodations may vary but will be the same quality.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.
Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
The Inca Trail is only open during the dry season as trail conditions are unsafe during the rainy season.
Between April and September, the average highs are around 70 Fahrenheit while average lows can drop to the upper 30s Fahrenheit at night. There’s a big temperature swing so make sure to have plenty of layers.
Machu Picchu is located in the cloud forest. Even in the dry season, don’t be surprised to encounter clouds and maybe some rain.
If you extend your visit in Peru, one of our staff members can suggest to some optional activities and help arrange them for you.
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
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