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Family Inca Trail Adventure + Amazon Extension
18 days
Peru - Trip code FPTA

Family Inca Trail Adventure + Amazon Extension

Following in the footsteps of Incas and Spanish explores as we trek along the famous mountain trail to Machu Picchu. We also explore the ancient capital of Cusco and visit the colourful Pisac Market. Stepping off the beaten track we experience traditional life with an overnight stay in a mountain village. Along the way there's the opportunity for rafting and mountain biking in the Sacred Valley. TRIPLE ROOMS This trip allows the option for triple rooms to be included within the booking on a selected number of night stops within the holiday. If you would like this option, a discount may be applicable on the cost of the trip - please ask our Sales team for further information.

Trip highlights

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Itinerary

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Trip information

Country information

Peru Holidays & Tours

Climate

There is a rainy season from Dec - Mar however on the coast it rarely rains. Jun-Oct is damp and misty, but temperatures never drop below 10°C. At high altitudes although there are sunny days temperatures can drop dramatically, and conditions can change suddenly.

Time difference to GMT

-5

Plugs

2 Pin Flat

Religion

Catholicism

Language

Spanish

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

Aguas Calientes - Hot springs US$ 4. Sacred Valley - Rafting on Urubamba River US$ 45 (based upon 4 passengers). Huayna Picchu - £60; Machu Picchu Mountain £60 - Subject to availability - these must be pre-paid at time of booking and is non-refundable. If you change your passport between your time of booking and prior to travel please take your original passport with you to avoid being fined Lima - City tour approx. US$ 28; Gold Museum US$ 58 guided (minimum 2 people), US$ 11 unguided; Lima detour - alternative view of the city of Lima US$ 30 (price may go up if less than 4 passengers).

Clothing

In the highlands, conditions are generally dry and sunny during the day. Nights can be very cold at altitude so it is essential to bring adequate warm clothing for the trek especially between May and August. It can drop as low as -10°C at night. Be prepared for rain. Take your swimming costume for the thermal baths at Aguas Calientes. A sunhat is essential. Thermals Comfortable around camp and much more practical (and warmer) to sleep in than pyjamas. Socks It is best to wear a pair of liner socks under a pair of fairly thick loop stitch socks. This helps to protect your feet against blisters. Avoid nylon socks, they are abrasive, don't breathe well and can cause blisters. T-shirts We recommend polyester/polypropylene fabrics which keep you warm even when wet. Waterproofs Breathable waterproofs not only protect against rain and wind but also stop you from overheating. They breathe and avoid condensation which you will experience from nylon waterproofs. Thick jumper/fleece jacket A thick jumper or fleece jacket is necessary as nights can be very cold at altitude, especially in July. Make sure that your waterproof jacket is loose enough to wear over your sweater or fleece. Shorts Shorts can be very comfortable to walk in but you must carry long trousers with you in case you get either sunburned or cold. Please remember we shall be passing through the occasional remote areas and villages and short shorts (especially on ladies) can give offence to the local inhabitants. Longer, looser fitting shorts are, in any case, more comfortable to walk in. Gloves & Hat Especially useful around camp in the morning and in the evening at higher altitudes.

Footwear

Trainers or Trekking sandals Useful around camp, in towns and when travelling. Sandals are ideal for rafting as they protect the soles of your feet and also keep them cool. Comfortable shoes and sandals. Please see notes regarding trekking boots for Inca Trail. If participating in rafting old trainers (as they get wet) are useful.

Luggage

20kg

Luggage: On tour

One main piece of baggage and daypack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself. Main Baggage: Your main piece of baggage - suitcase or rucksack - must be lockable as this becomes the receptacle for anything you don't want on the trek and this is stored at the hotel in Cusco while you are trekking. Trek Kit Bag: Before leaving Cusco there is plenty of time to re-sort luggage into what you need on trek and what can be left in Cusco (see above). Your trek luggage, including sleeping bag, needs to be packed into a kit bag, soft holdall, frameless rucksack or similar to be carried by the porters. The weight limit for this is 7kg but you will probably find that you do not need this much. Small Rucksack/Daysac: During the course of a trekking day, you do not have access to the luggage which is being carried for you by the porters. In any mountain region the weather can change rapidly and you must be equipped for this eventuality. Your daysac should, therefore, be large enough to carry the following: Waterproofs, sweater, long trousers (if walking in shorts), warm hat and gloves, sunhat, sun cream, water bottle (at least 2 litre or 2 1litre bottles), tissues and your packed lunch. Most people normally find that this adds up to about 6kg. Camera equipment can be heavy so think carefully when deciding what to take. Other optional items in a day pack might be a diary or a book to read at lunch time.

Equipment

You will need a good insect repellent, suncream, a small torch and a personal water bottle. See notes regarding sleeping bags for the Inca Trail. Sleeping Bag As you do not carry it yourself this may be down or synthetic, but it must be 4-season (temperature -10°C to -5°C). A cotton liner helps to keep your bag clean. You do not need a foam mat as thermarests are provided. Note: it is possible to hire a down sleeping bag locally for US$ 20 for the whole trek. Let your tour leader know at the beginning of the tour. Personal Equipment: On Trek Trekking poles Trekking poles are recommended. NB. Metal tipped trekking poles are NOT permitted in order to reduce erosion - please ensure they have rubber/plastic tips. Wooden poles are readily available locally. Water Bottle Water along the trail must never be considered as drinkable. The camp staff provide purified water each day with which to fill your own bottle. 1 litre is the minimum size suitable as disposable plastic bottles are not allowed on the trail. It is a good idea to add some powdered fruit juice for flavouring. Note: Metal bottles can also double up as hot water bottles. Torch/Batteries/Bulb A small torch is essential for finding things in your tent, visiting the 'toilet' in the night etc. Often a head torch is the most practical option as it allows you to have both hands free. Remember that in most developing countries only a limited selection of batteries is available. The most common are pen cells (or AA size) and SP/HP2 (D size). Plastic Bags If you pack bits and pieces in plastic bags inside your kit bag they will stay dry in case of rain and it will be easier for you to sort through in camp. Remember, the less you have to unpack in the evening, the less you have to repack each morning. A binliner to pack inside your daysac is also a good idea. Toiletries Try to keep heavy cosmetics etc to a minimum. Essentials are toothbrush/paste, soap and a small towel. Wet Wipes are great for a quick clean up in your tent, so bring a pack of those. Personal First Aid Kit On each trek a first aid kit is carried but you should have your own blister kit, supply of plasters, aspirin etc. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.) Equipment Provided: On Trek -The following equipment list is provided by Explore once you are on the trek: 2-person tents. Dining tent. Thermarest. Stools, table. All cooking and kitchen gear. A branded Explore kit bags on the Inca Trail is provided for you (you get to keep this bag). Your luggage is not taken on the actual trail and this kit bag is used to carry your personal belongings while undertaking the trip.

Tipping

Explore leader
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive. It is customary to tip our Porters, Cooks and Trail Guide at the end of the Trek, although this is entirely at your discretion.
Local crew
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly, you should allow at least US$ 40 for tipping.
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Peru Holidays & Tours

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Breakfast price
£4.00 - 7.00
Dinner price
£6.00 - 8.00
Beer price
£2.00 - 4.00
Water price
£1
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Nuevo Sol
Recommended Currency For Exchange
Carry all your funds in US cash NOT Sterling or Travellers Cheques which are more difficult to exchange. We recommend to take a minimum of US$400-$500 of your total spending money in cash for your tour, in mixed denominations. Notes should be in good condition otherwise they might be difficult to exchange.
Where To Exchange
Most major towns - your Tour Leader will advise you on arrival.
ATM Availability
Available in Major towns. Always have some cash as back-up as they are not always reliable
Credit Card Acceptance
In major restaurants.In some establishments Master card is not accepted.
Travellers Cheques
Travellers Cheques are not always easy to exchange.

Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Bus, Flight, Train

Accommodation notes

Booking a Single Room

All of our group tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation. Please refer to the tour notes where the single room option availability is detailed on a night by night basis for this tour, and the price for the available nights is detailed on the dates & prices tab by departure date. For Self-Guided trips the Single Room supplement offers the option of a single room each and is charged per person. The Single Room supplement also applies to the third person in a party of three that will be accommodated in a single room.


The Ecoamazonia Lodge is a relatively large property located in the middle of the Tambopata ecological reserve; only 30km from Puerto Maldonado on the Madre de Dios River. The accommodation comprises of simply furnished individual wooden bungalows with a porch. The bungalows have mosquito nets on their windows and each have en suite bathroom The property has a main dining room where buffet breakfasts and lunches are served, a games bar and indoor pool where guests can relax. The property is accessed by a network of bridges and pathways where you'll likely spot some of the resident wildlife. Electricity is provided by a generator twice a day 5am to 6am and from 5pm to 10pm so room lights can be used, batteries charged, etc. but a strong torch is also required. Hot water can be intermittent, the lodge use solar panels to obtain hot water therefore if overcast this may be luke warm.

Family swimming

This tour does not lend itself to included swimming opportunities

Essential information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Essential Information

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Maximum altitude (m)

4200

Included activities

Additional notes for trips that include the Inca Trail 1. In order to regulate the number of people walking on the Inca Trail it is necessary to buy an Inca Trail Pass specific to the days that you wish to travel. There are 200 passes per day for tourists, the remainder are for guides and porters. 2. If you are travelling on an Explore trip, Explore buy the necessary permit on your behalf. This is non-refundable and can't be refunded or transferred after you have confirmed your booking. 3. Passes sell out quickly, so we would urge that you book your tour well ahead of your intended travel date. New Inca Passes are released in early October of each year, so ideally we would recommend that you book your trip at least 6 months ahead and by December for the following year where possible. 4. Please note that due to the way the passes are distributed in October although a tour departure may be 'Guaranteed' we are unable to guarantee individual Inca Trail passes until we have confirmation that the passes have been purchased. On booking we will be able to tell you the date that your pass should be confirmed, and will contact you immediately in the (unusual) event that it is not. Because of this we would recommend that you either book your flights through Explore or ensure that your tickets are flexible / refundable. 5. In order to buy your pass we will need to take an additional £125 per person non refundable deposit and require your: name as per passport, passport number, date of birth and nationality. If you change passport before travelling it will be necessary to provide a copy of both passports in advance of travelling and to carry a copy of your previous passport with you. 6. The Peruvian authorities may change the regulations for the Inca Trail Pass at any time. In the event of this we will inform you as soon as possible.

Non refundable permits

Peru Holidays & Tours

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, we recommend protection against typhoid, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Please consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on Malaria, Dengue and Zika Virus. Please take preventative measures to avoid mosquito bites - these include mosquito repellent as well as long trousers and long sleeve shirts to cover up when necessary. Please note many countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean require a yellow fever vaccination certificates if travelling from infected areas. A detailed list of these countries can be found on the NaTHNaC website - http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries. Also on the NaTHNaC site there is a list of Countries (and specific areas within a country) which are at risk of infection and a vaccination is therefore recommended.. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at http://www.explore.co.uk/Travelhealth/ and from your local healthcare provider.

Dates, prices and booking

Date
Price from
Child Price From
Saturday 21 July 2018 - Tuesday 7 August 2018
This departure is guaranteed
From £2665
£2345

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On request
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Lima
Time and place
20:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
The Peruvian customs officials no longer require you to fill in a landing card. Therefore, on arrival in Peru please make sure you receive a hard copy of the Andean Immigration Card (known as TAM) from immigration officials. Showing this card is mandatory during check-in. Airport arrival transfers - There have been incidents of unofficial taxis taking business within the airport, with fake signs from travel companies. If you have an included transfer please look for a representative wearing an Explore or Condor T-shirt.
Ending Point
Town
Lima
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 28 July 2018 - Tuesday 14 August 2018
This departure is guaranteed
From £2665
£2345

Please call us

On request
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Lima
Time and place
20:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
The Peruvian customs officials no longer require you to fill in a landing card. Therefore, on arrival in Peru please make sure you receive a hard copy of the Andean Immigration Card (known as TAM) from immigration officials. Showing this card is mandatory during check-in. Airport arrival transfers - There have been incidents of unofficial taxis taking business within the airport, with fake signs from travel companies. If you have an included transfer please look for a representative wearing an Explore or Condor T-shirt.
Ending Point
Town
Lima
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 4 August 2018 - Tuesday 21 August 2018
This departure is guaranteed
From £2665
£2345

Please call us

On request
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Lima
Time and place
20:00 at Hotel Reception
Information
The Peruvian customs officials no longer require you to fill in a landing card. Therefore, on arrival in Peru please make sure you receive a hard copy of the Andean Immigration Card (known as TAM) from immigration officials. Showing this card is mandatory during check-in. Airport arrival transfers - There have been incidents of unofficial taxis taking business within the airport, with fake signs from travel companies. If you have an included transfer please look for a representative wearing an Explore or Condor T-shirt.
Ending Point
Town
Lima
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes

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