4 days point-to-point walking with full porterage. Inca Trail altitude maximum 4200m, average 3050m. Travel by internal flight, minibus, bus, train and boat.
10 nights hotels in en suite rooms, 4 nights full-service camping on the Inca Trail with dining and toilet tents.
14 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners included.
There are 4 days walking with full porterage, at a maximum altitude of 4150m, average 3050m. Though not without its difficulties (in particular the ascent and descent of the first pass, known as Dead Woman's Pass!) this trek is certainly possible for anyone in a good state of health and fitness, but we would not recommend it as a beginner's trek to anyone who is totally unused to walking.
You should be aware that the size of Peru means that this trip involves some long drives and you should be prepared for this. The buses used are comfortable and the scenery is outstanding. There will be several stops along the way to help break up the long journeys. The road between Cuzco and Nazca involves long descents and ascents on winding mountain roads, especially on the day we leave Cuzco, and this, combined with the increase in altitude, may affect you if you are prone to travel sickness.
This trip spends considerable time at altitude - please see the warning under the Health section in the Trip Notes.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
Trip ExtensionAmazon Rainforest * 4 days
The Amazon Rainforest is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife. Staying at a lodge in the Tambopata Reserve, we explore the area by motorised canoe and on foot.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Moderate/Challenging. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.
For those clients who wish to travel with a group of other solo/single travellers, on certain trips we have set aside departure dates that are specifically recommended for clients booking individually. Solo departures are aimed at taking away that concern that you may be the only solo traveller when you arrive overseas. Look out for the solo departures (marked with a grey icon's') by checking the notes in the dates and prices table.
However, please note that we inform any couples, or friends travelling together, who enquire about these dates that the trip is recommended for solos, but we do not refuse bookings from non-solo travellers, and we are therefore not able to guarantee that a solo departure will be exclusively made up of solo travellers.