Comfort Class Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
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Comfort Class Inca Trail is for customers who want to enjoy this prodigious trek while also enjoying the comforts of worthy trekking; which means, excellent quality of equipment; fantastic food and special personal care. This Comfort Class Inca Trail is perfect for families and for those without trekking experience. The trek starts at an altitude of 2,750m climbs up to 4,200m and descents to 2,400m; where the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is situated. The trail is surrounded by an outstanding mountain scenery; awesome cloud forest and mysterious Inca settlements along the route.
The Comfort Class Inca Trail or trekking to this hidden gem of Peru, promises unlimited adventure, culture and panoramic geographical landscape; so beautiful and serene that it will make you want to come back to this place again and again. Despite being one of the most famous trekking routes in the Peru.
Trekking to Machu Picchu may be the main reason for you to choose this package. Comfort Class Inca Trail takes you to explore the renowned Inca site located at 100km from the city of Cusco. The trail traverses the National park of Machu Picchu where you’ll experience the history, tradition and culture of the Incas. The Incas were the most important civilization during the XV to XVI century in Peru.
The Comfort Class Inca Trail is a challenging trail because the “Dead woman pass at 4,200m”. It climbs out of lush green valleys of Huayruru to an overhang high in the mountains. The overhang you stand on is a window to a drastically different world: the Vilcabamba mountain range. From the pass, you see the Huayllabamba valley and Pacaymayu valley in one wide panoramic sweep! It is one the most surreal twists in landscape you’ll see!
From the high altitudes the trail descends down to the pristine forest thought the Aobamba Valley, and ends in the wonderful Machu Picchu, known as the lost city of the Incas. Not many moderate level treks offer such dramatic changes in scenery as the Comfort Class Inca Trail.
Who is this trek for?.-
Very few trails are open all year around for trekking. Not only is Comfort Class Inca Trail open in the everyday, it is astoundingly scenic. Comfort Class Inca Trail offers brilliant views of Vilcabamba mountain range, Inca ruins along the trail and Machu Picchu and that is reason enough to get going on the trek. A physically fit person above the age of 10 can do this trek.
How difficult is the trek?.-
In terms of difficulty, this is a moderate trek. The campsites get really cold and windy in the winter months. You need to be well prepared to withstand low temperatures. Each day you cover an average of 12 km.To cover this distance with ease you need to build your stamina.
- Trek in a XV century Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
- Walk escorted by private guide, porters, delicious camp cuisine prepared by your personal cook
- Explore trail-side archaeological sites that only Inca Trail 5-day hikers have access to.
- Enter Machu Picchu on foot through the Gate of the Sun, as the Incas once did.
- Trek 6 -8 hours per day, fully supported; carry only day packs.
- Enjoy the comfort of our services, the best on the trail!.
Five-day Comfort Class Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is a charming and unforgettable trekking experience. This Comfort Class Inca Trail starts in the city of Cusco from where we’ll drive for 3:30 hours to the community of Pisqhakucho at 2,750m and starts the lifetime trek; the trail is paved with blocks of with granite stone and has numerous stone stairways, tunnels and wood bridges and paths across rivers, streams, beautiful valleys, warm cloud forests and cold highlands. All this vision makes the visitor meditate about the intellectual and grandeur of the Andean man whose highest achievement was the Inca civilization.
Comfort Class Inca Trail Deatils
- AVAILABILITY: Throughout the year except February
- TIMING: 5 days and 4 ninth
- STARTING POINT & ENDING POINT: Cusco hotel
- STYLE: Guided
- MAXIMUM ELEVATION: 4,200 meters
- ACCOMMODATION: Camping tents
- MEALS INCLUDED: As mentioned in the itinerary
- DISTANCE: 45 Km / 26 Miles
- WHEN TO GO: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
- ALTITUDE: 2680m/8817ft to 4200m/13818ft
- DIFFICULTY: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
- TEMPERATURES: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC
Day 1.- Wayllabamba
The hike begins at Pisaqhakuchu or km 82; today will be 11km of hike until Wayllabamba camp, you will be guided at Llactapata Inca ruins and enjoy from the stunning mountain scenery; today we will walk 6 – 7 hours.
Day 2.- Pacaymayo
Early beginning and head toward the highest point (dead woman pass); today we will hike over one pass and cover 11km; along the route you will appreciate the different ecological zones at different altitudes. The hiking time will be for 7 – 8 hours approx.
Day 3.- Phuyupatamarka
Continuing the hike toward the second pass located at 4,000m and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and the original Inca trail, we will visit Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca ruins; today we will hike 13km. The hiking time will be 6 – 7 hours approx.
Day 4.- Aguas Calientes town
Enjoy the Sunrise over the Salkantay mountain (6,371m) which is the highest of the region; then continue the hike through the cloud forest where a large quantity of animals live. We will visit Wiñayhuayna Inca temple and later we will arrive to intipunku (sungate) from where we can see the sunset over the imposing Machu picchu; then we will take bus for 25 minutes down to Aguas Calientes town and have accommodation in the hotel.
Day 5.- Machu Picchu
We begin very early and take the bus up to Machu Picchu; after two hours of guided tour before the crowd arrives, you will have free time to explore by yourself. In the afternoon we will take the train to return to Cusco.
Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Pisqhakucho (km 82) – Llactapata – Wayllabamba.
Comfort Class Inca Trail begins when we pick you up from your Cusco’s hotel at 5.30 am and board our tourist bus. Ensure you have your original passport and ISIC student card (if applicable). The bus journey from Cusco to Pisqhakucho (km82) – the trailhead, will take approximately 3:30 hours. This journey will reward you with specular views of the sacred valley of the Incas, we will pass picturesque towns like: Poroy, Chinchero and Urubamba; then we will arrive to Ollantaytambo and stop here for 30 minutes. You can have your breakfast and also you can purchase some items for the trek; don’t forget some coca leaf for the altitude and leave your K’intu (offering) at the dead woman pass. From Ollantaytambo we continue 45 minutes along the sacred valley until Pisqhakucho. Ones we arrive we must check the permits and the entrance to the Inca trail as well your passport.
After we pass the control we start hike steeply up for few minutes and then undulating for 3 hours until Patallacta (Up city) Inca ruins; this section of the Inca trail runs through mountainous valley with the presence of different type of cactus and flowers; along the trail we will pass small huts where local families live, they are farmers we will see many farming lands of corn. The Inca ruins of Patallacta as the Inca trail to Machu Picchu was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1915, here still exist great terracing system that was used during Inca times for growing maize; a prestige crop that needed irrigation in the dry highlands; here you will hear history from the Guide; then continue through the Cusichaca Valley for two hours until Hatunchaka (long bridge) where our lunch will be served. After lunch we will continue 1:30 hours to wayllabamba (3000) camp.
- Meals: L-D
- Accommodation: Camping
- Maximum altitude: 3,000m
- Minimum altitude: 2,750m
- Distance of trekking: 11km
- Approximate trekking time: 6 -7 hours
Wayllabamba – Dead woma´s Pass – Pacaymayo
We leave the camp at 7:00am before the sun warms up. The hike of today will be for 11km we will hike to the other site of the mountain. From Wayllabamba the trail continues through a dense vegetation of polylepis family trees where you can see birds and hummingbirds. In this part of the trail you will be rewarded by stunning views of the high mountains forest, rivers and waterfalls.
After 4 hours hike from Wayllabamba we will arrive to Lluchapampa (3,800m) where we will stop to have lunch and use toilets because after this point there is not a good place where we can have lunch until the campsite; after rest we continue 2:00 hours uphill through several steps most of them placed recently to protect the mountain from erosion. From Lluchapampa to the pass there are not trees because the altitude you only will see mountain covered with straw. Ones we arrive to Dead woman pass (4,200m) you will be rewarded by super views down several valley and up surrounded mountains covered with snow; after a good rest and after you finish with your pictures we will start descent for 3 hours on the restored Inca trail until Pacaymayo camp (3,600m).
- Meals: B-L-D
- Accommodation: Camping
- Maximum altitude: 4,200m
- Minimum altitude: 3,600m
- Distance of trekking: 11km
- Approximate trekking time: 7 – 8 hours
Pacaymayo – Sayacmarka – Phutyupatamarka
We leave the camp at 7:00am and continuing the hike on the original Inca trail still well preserved after 500 years. Today we will hike 13km we will do the second pass (4,000m) and camp at Phuyupatamarka (3,600). From Pacaymayo camp you can see the snow mountain of la Veronica (5,750m); the trail continues uphill through several Inca steps until the second pass. After we walk one hour from the camp we will arrive to Runkuracay (round shape balcony) Inca ruins, and later to the second pass (4,000m). From the second pass the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range.
From the pass we descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail continue with spectacular structure of white granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass we camp by pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms, overlooking the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town) and the Vilcabamba Mountain range from which the Salkantay (6,271m) Mountain is the highest.
- Meals: B-L-D
- Accommodation: Camping
- Maximum altitude: 4,000m
- Minimum altitude: 3,600m
- Distance of trekking: 13km
- Approximate trekking time: 7 – 8 hours
Phuyupatamarka – Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes town.
Today we will hike 10km and most of the trail is down and will be warm day because the trail runs through the cloud forest. Be prepared to see subtropical insects and animals. At the camp get up very early to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the Salkantay (6,271m) mountain and the views of the Machupicchu and Waynapicchu mountain; After breakfast we continue few minutes down to Phuyupatamarka (town over the clouds) Inca temple which was dedicated for the water; at this place you will see water fountains still working after 500 years, also you will see altars where the Incas placed offering of great beauty; your guide will explain you the history of this temple located on top of the rocky mountain and were the water springs is located.
From Phuyupatamarka we continue approximately 3,200 steps down through the cloud forest where you can see a large quantity of birds and hummingbirds, as well flowers; After 3 hours hike we will arrive to Wiñayhuayna (forever young) which was discovered by Archaeologist Julio C. Tello at 1942, we will explore it and learn about the construction techniques, then we will have lunch and in the afternoon we continue the hike to Intipunku or the sun gate from where we will enjoy the sunset over the stunning Machupicchu; from here we continue descent 40 minutes down to Machu Picchu. We will arive to the best spot to contemplate in the total dimension the harmony that exist here, the footprints of a great civilization ruled by love, kindness and respect to the mother nature, the mixture of the nature and human work inspired and dedicated to our humankind creator. After that we will take bus for 25 minutes down to Aguas Calientes town and have accommodation in the hotel.
- Meals: B -L
- Maximum altitude: 3,600m
- Minimum altitude: 2,000m
- Distance of trekking: 10km
- Approximate trekking time: 6 -7 hours
Aguas calientes – Machu Picchu tour – Aguas calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Get up early (4:30am) and have your breakfast at 5:00am to be ready at 5:30am to take the early bus up to Machupicchu to see the sunrise and for the guided tour in the most and remarkable temples and areas of Machupicchu. The tour will be for two hours approximately and after that you will have free time to explore by yourself.
Machupicchu the lost city of the Incas was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1911 and now it´s the new wonder of the word, Machupicchu was constructed at XV century during the time of Pachacutec Inca emperor(IX-Inca’s Dinasty. After you finish with your exploration of Machupicchu, our joining point will be at Aguas Calientes town to enjoy the lunch and in the afternoon we will take the train to Ollantaytambo train station from where you will transferred to your Cusco hotel by bus.
Comfort Class Inca Trail Includes:
- Transportation: Transfer from your hotel in our Tourist bus to Piscakucho (km 82), starting point of the hike – Bus down and up from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.- Tourist train Expeditions class from Machupicchu to Ollantaytambo.- Transfer from the train station to your Cusco hotel.
- Entrance Fees: For Comfort Class Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.Meals.- 4 breakfast 4 hot lunches.- 3 hot dinners delicious meals; food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option, we provide available boil water each mourning for your water bottles
- Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people)
- General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
- Extra porter: To carry your personal belongs 6 kilos in baffle bags that we provided.
- Cook and cook assistant
- Camping Equipment: We provide 4 season tents, four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guide and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
- Other Items: first aid kit, oxygen bottle.
- Breakfast: Breakfast on the first morning; some hotels offer early morning breakfast. If not, we stop at Ollantaytambo town where you can have breakfast and purchase some items for the hike.
- Meals: Dinner and Lunch in Aguas Calientes town on the final day, you must consider a budget from US$15.00 to US$25.00 for each meal. Entrance to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (optional) US$ 3.00
- Sleeping Bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 20.00 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
- Tips for the staff.
- Down sleeping bag minus 8 ºC (US$ 20.00 for the entire trek)
- Personal porter for 9 Kg US $75.00
- Single tent US$ 60.00 (If you travel solo and is your choice.)
- A pair of trekking poles US$ 20.00 (For the entire trek)
- 40 Lts Backpack US$ 20.00 (For the entire trek )
- Ticket for Huaynapicchu mountain US$ 60.00 (Book in advance, limited permits.)
- Up-grading to Vistadome return train to Cusco extra USD$ 60.00 per person.
What Should You Bring
- PASSPORT. – You MUST take your passport and a photocopy is not sufficient. (Keep it in a plastic bag in case of rain) SLEEPING BAG.-You will need a good warm sleeping bag for the Inca Trail trek. Sleeping bags can be hired for US20-25, please let your Tour Leader know at the Inca trail Briefing. A four season (or -10) bag is recommended for the winter months. At other times you will probably be fine in a 3 season (or -4/-5) bag although this depends on how much you feel the cold and is given as a guideline only.
- SILK SLEEPING BAG LINER.- Especially recommended if you plan to hire a sleeping bag but can also give your own bag added warmth.
- DAY PACK.- A day bag that has easy access to water bottles (external side pockets) or a day pack with a built in hydration bladder. This bag only needs to be large enough to hold the few things you need during the day (hat, water, camera, snacks, rain jacket etc).
- WATERPROOF, WELL WORN-IN WALKING BOOTS.- Good quality, comfortable footwear is essential. Whatever you wear on your feet the most important thing is comfort. It is vital to ensure your boots are well worn in and lightweight. Ankle support and waterproofing is recommended but if you already have something comfortable with good grip on rocks then don’t go rushing out to buy new boots – you are better off with your well-worn in pair!
- PLASTIC BAGS.- to keep your belongings and clothes dry (wrap everything in plastic bags).
- TOILET PAPER .- Most important! Also small plastic bags or zip lock bags for rubbish which can then be thrown in the main rubbish bag provided by the porters. Please don’t dispose of your toilet paper on the ground!
- WET WIPES AND OR FACE WIPES.- These are an essential and will come in handy after a long day of trekking and no showers.
- SMALL TOWEL AND BASIC PERSONAL TOILETRIES.- There is an opportunity for a shower at the campsite on the third night so bring travel size shampoo and shower gel if you would like to use it, plus wet wipes for the rest of the trek.
- WATER BOTTLE.- bring one large (1.5 litre) or two or three small water bottles that can be refilled on the trail with boiled water, which will be supplied daily
- WALKING CLOTHING IN LAYERS.-(e.g. zip off trousers, fleece, T-shirts). It’s a personal choice as to how many items you bring however please remember there’s a 5kg limit. We recommend the following; 2 Pairs of long Walking Trousers (Zip off are a very hand choice but not a necessity) 2 T-shirts 1 Pair of shorts Rain Jacket or Poncho (Poncho can be purchased locally for a $2-3) 5 Pairs of Thick socks
- WARM CLOTHING FOR NIGHT TIME.- Fleece, long pants, woollen hat, gloves
- THERMAL UNDERWEAR. – Thermal wear is highly recommended, being light, warm and will keep you warm at night.
- SUNSCREEN, SUNGLASSES AND SUNHAT
- PERSONAL MEDICATION AND BASIC FIRST AID KIT .- Band-Aids, Imodium, Panadol, rehydration sachets
- CAMERA AND SPARE BATTERIES, MEMORY CARDS OR FILM.- Please note: there are no electrical outlets on the Inca Trail so make sure you fully charge and or have spare batteries!
- SNACKS.- Chocolates, chips, biscuits, energy bars. Snacks are provided during the trek but you may like to bring one or two extras just in case. If you have a dietary requirement then be recommend bringing some suitable snacks from home. We will accommodate you for Breakfast, lunch and dinner however for snacks it’s recommended to bring some just to be safe.
- HEAD TORCH OR STANDARD TORCH (FLASH-LIGHT) .- (Very Important) and spare batteries. TROPICAL STRENGTH INSECT REPELLENT
- ANTISEPTIC HAND GEL
- SWIMWEAR FOR AGUAS CALIENTES HOT POOLS.- Towels can be hired there for 3 soles.
- FLIP-FLOPS / THONGS / JANDALS.- If you wish to have a shower on the third night and to wear around camp after a long day of trekking.
- EAR PLUGS.- In case your tent ‘roomie’ is a snorer.
GETTING TO CUSCO PERU
You will land at the International Airport in Cusco when you come from Lima the capital of Peru. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the center of city. That will be our first task after you land in this historical city at 2,400m. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.
WHY TO TREK WITH US?
“SUNRISE PERU TREK” offers a wonderful opportunity to help you visit those areas, culture and tradition of Peru that have never been explored before. Your trip itineraries are fully customized in order to meet the individualized needs and interest of each traveler. We also partner with local Porters and Leaders to help you get maximum out of the trip. We are highly dedicated and offer years of experience to plan an outstanding adventure trip for you. Customer service is our top priority; therefore, we cater to every possible need of yours during your stay in Peru be it the food, accommodation, varied destinations or your communication needs. Despite all these facilities, our best packages are offered at a very competitive rate.
INCA TRAIL PERMIT
There are some restricted trekking destinations in Peru which require special permission from the government of Peru all trekkers (locals and foreigners). They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Peru. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Comfort Class Inca Trail and Salcantay trek to Machu Picchu; require special trek permit. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.
As most of the trekking destinations in Peru exceed 4,000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like: Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Ausangate Trek exceeds the 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.
Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during our tours and treks as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.
Some special trekking equipment are necessary for trekking and expeditions. Such special equipment will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipment are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expeditions. Also, if you do not have such equipment then we can provide you with such equipment, but you need to pay for it.
FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION
We always make sure that our customers get the right value for their money. Therefore, we always attempt to make some of the best arrangements for our customers. To ensure a comfortable stay during Comfort Class Inca Trail, we book tourist standard hotel in Cusco and Aguas Calientes town before and after your trek. Normally, the rooms are twin share, where you will have to share your room with another member of your group. However, this totally depends on the size of your group and the availability of rooms in the hotel. On request, triple share can also be arranged. Moreover, if you are looking for a single supplement room, extra charges will be applied. During the trek, your stay is arranged camping sites or lodges with shared amenities. You can also enjoy a hot shower in these lodges. In the absence of shower few buckets of hot water can also be arranged. A full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea &coffee) will be provided during the entire trek. Usually, porridge, toast or chapattis, oatmeal and local bread are served for breakfast. The food served for lunch and dinner are simply great. Peru offers a fantastic selection of good to top quality hotels with a number of reliable chains operating in the main tourist destinations including the Peruvian-owned Casa Andina as well as international brands such as Starwoods Hotels. A number of the country’s colonial buildings have been transformed into luxury hotels to offer guests a glimpse into Peru’s heritage whilst enjoying a comfortable stay. For those looking for something a little more rustic there’s the chance to spend a night in a tree house in the Amazon though jungle lodges can also offer 5* convenience for discerning visitors.
OUR ATTEMPT WHILE YOU ARE ON A TREK
Most of our trails take you to the remote region of Peru, where communication facilities are very less. Therefore, “SUNRISE PERU TREK” takes all the responsibility to deliver your message to your family, friend, relatives or the concerned person. Our guides are provided with a cell phone and are contacted on a regular basis. You can use the cell phone provided to our guides to send your message to us which will further be delivered to the respected person. Also, our guides will make every attempt to follow the planned itinerary; however, it is kindly requested to be flexible in case of changes in the itinerary caused by extreme weather conditions.
OPTIONAL SOLO SLEEPER
If you are travelling alone one of the most rewarding things you can do is join a small group tour. Not only does it connect you with other like-minded travellers but it means you have other people to share and reminisce on your experiences with when you return home. In general, approximately one third of any group will be made up of single travellers, with the remainder being friends or couples travelling together. All of our holidays are based on twin share, so solo travellers generally share a room or tent with someone of the same gender, however if you prefer your own space you may like to consider our Optional Solo Sleeper. For a fixed price per tour, you can enjoy your very own room or tent ensuring you more space, quiet time and privacy. This option will give you your own room or tent for every night, or in the majority of locations on your trip. Prices for the Solo Sleeper option, and tour specific information, are available on tour pages. The number of Solo Sleepers we can offer per tour is limited and is subject to availability so it’s best to book early if you would like this option.
Based on past experience, we recommend at least Peruvian soles 200 – 500 (approx. USD 120 – 150) per day to cover your normal expenses including sightseeing, small souvenir shopping and meals. If you wish to purchase expensive souvenirs, you will need to budget for more, or use your credit cards for these purchases. Remember, this is a rough figure only and spending habits vary greatly between individuals according to their budget and habits!
Although you may not be accustomed to tipping at home, tipping (known locally as ‘baksheesh’) is an important way of life in Peru and is something that is done by locals as well as tourists. When travelling with top deck, tips are already included on anything that forms part of your itinerary, including bus/coach drivers, included meals, hotel staff, local guides, etc. This includes your SUNRISE PERU TREK tour leader. That means you do not have to tip for any of these included services! However, you will need to tip for services that are not included, so please take this into consideration when working out your budget. For example, you will need to tip at non-included meals when you pay for the meal yourself, even if your Trip Leader has helped organize it, and you will need to tip for anything you do on your free time. Your Comfort Class Inca Trail Leader can advise you what an appropriate tip amount is. A general rule when tipping is if the service warrants it, tip what you think is a fair amount, and if you do not think so, then do not tip or tip less than normal. Also, do not get bullied into tipping and disregard any comments that you have not given enough.
In Comfort Class Inca Trail, is compulsory for all passengers to take out comprehensive travel insurance before the trip departs covering cancellation, medical expenses including repatriation, loss or damage to baggage and personal belongings, money and personal liability. You must bring a copy of your travel insurance policy with you on the trip. Your Trip Leader will make a record of your travel insurance details at the start of your trip, e.g. the name of the insurance company, the 24 hour emergency telephone number, and your policy number. These will be sent to our operations team to ensure that if you lose your policy details, they can be easily retrieved.
Depending on your trip, you could be travelling in a modern air-conditioned coach or mini-buses, or tourist train. Importantly we own all of our coaches, meaning we can be sure they are well serviced and of a high standard. The quality of all other types of transport has been thoroughly checked and verified by our local offices to ensure they meet our specific requirements. All transport is included in your trip price, and will ensure you arrive at each destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We want to make sure you’re having the time of your life while travelling with us. Therefore, if you suffer from any kind of medical condition or allergies, we will need to know at the time of booking, or at least 2 weeks prior to the departure of your trip. If you require regular medication, you must have a sufficient supply before your trip departs, as it may be difficult to obtain while travelling. You must be able to administer your own medication. Strict food and water hygiene is essential to avoid diarrhoea. Make sure food has been properly prepared, drink only boiled or bottled water and keep in mind that ice will likely come from tap water. Also take precautions against insect bites and sunburn. During the hot summer months it is advisable to carry bottled water in your day-pack at all times.
Should you encounter any difficulties meeting your transfer from the airport to the starting hotel, depending on which country you are in you can contact a SUNRISE PERU TREK representative on the following:
- Mauro Pedraza – Operations Manager Mobile: +(51) 984 734633
- Henrry Chauca – Operations Mobile: +(51) 950 313131
- Sharon Ovalle – SUNRISE PERU TREK Representatives Supervisor Mobile: +(51) 974 359484
IN CASES OF EMERGENCY
While we hope you never have to use it, if for any reason you need to contact someone from SUNRISE PERU TREK, whether it be that you have missed a trip departure meeting, have become separated from your trip on the road or any other unforeseeable problem, the following options are available to you.
- Cusco Office Your best recourse to assistance during the day is to call our team between 8am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am-4pm. Telf: +51 84 237404
- Emergency Contact If you need to contact SUNRISE PERU TREK outside of the above hours the following number is available: Mobile: +(51) 984 734633
Please remember if it is a genuine emergency, we of course want you to call us; however, if it can wait until the next day, we ask that you call during our office hours. Thank you.
Comfort Class Inca Trail Photos