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Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest - Exodus Travels
Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest - Exodus Travels
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Starts
Lima
+16 Destinations
Andes Mountains
Ends
Lima
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Highlights

Start and end in Lima! With the adventure tour Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Lima, Peru and 13 other destinations in Peru. Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking

133 Reviews

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  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 1
    Written on November 15, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a trip -- the memory will live with me for the rest of my life and am so glad that I walked the trail. Have wanted to do it for a while but other committments have always got in the way. Great group and have made many more new friends. Go for it -- you will not regret it. WONDERFUL.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Walking through the Sun Gate to see the Ancient ruins of Machu Picchu below you after toing for the previous few days through, sun, rain and whatever the weather had to throw at you. The support from all those in the group tomake sure that everyone made it. A wonderful moment that even brought a lump to my throat and the joy of everyone within the group as having made it. Hugs all round. So worth it.What did you think of your group leader?BRILLIANT. As simple as that. Wilbert Ramos -- if you get him on your trip you will have an amazing time. Words really cant describe how good he was. Inspiartional and yet knew what to do in all circumstances and his knowledge was second to none. I think I will leave it there as to add any other words would probably dumb down how good he really was. Thanks you.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Enjoy what ever is thrown at you. It will be worth it and you will be rewarded.As far as the trail is concerned, make sure you have plenty of batteries for your camera. I took both a compact and an SLR with zoom lense but to be honest the latter was probably a waste of time and adds extra weight to what you have to carry. By the way -- buy a plastic poncho as they really are worth it and will cover your day pack at the same time without adding a lot of weight to your daypack by carrying a coat.Is there anything else you would like to add?Thank you for a wonderful holiday. It was everything and more that I had hoped for and have some truly wonderful memories and smashing photos which will get looked at on a regular basis. Will definately book with you agin  

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 2
    Written on October 25, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    What an amazing experience! A very busy trip but everything from the fantastic scenery on the Inca trail, great food, a leader that not only was very knowledgeable but couldn't have looked after us better made it all so worth while.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?So many loved the whole jungle experience. The scenery on the Inca trail especially the third campsite on top of the mountain and seeing Machu Picchu for the first time. All the work put in by the porters, chefs etc on the Inca trail which we couldn't have done without! The homestay was a nice relaxing way to end the trip.What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader Ollie was brilliant! He was so helpful and knowledgeable! Everything from him making sure the group was in the right place at the right time, to organising our luggage, sharing his knowledge of the places we visited, making sure we could all complete the trek at a pace that suited us and always having a good sense of humour all helped to make this trip so much better!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Read the trip notes carefully. Enjoy the walk and take it at your own pace and listen to your leader. Don't get duty free at Lima airport as it will get confiscated at Madrid. There is a lot packed into the trip so don't expect to much time to relax but well worth it. You are going to get wet, muddy, sweaty, hot and cold during the trip but don't worry it will all come of your clothes in the wash when you get back!Is there anything else you would like to add?Loved the trip! Could have done with another day in Cusco to see the sights. The 7kg luggage limit is quite hard to pack for especially with the weather being so changeable so needs really careful thought. It was easy to acclimatize to the altitude with the time in Cusco before the trek which I have not always had on previous trips.

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 3
    Written on October 17, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Unforgettable first view of Machu Pichu, but exodus could do better.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I initially booked this holiday for May, but due to an ‘admin error’, exodus somehow failed to buy me an inca trail permit before they all sold out! I was not impressed (in fact when they told me, with only 3 months to go, I was very upset), and was forced to reschedule my holiday to later in the year.That said, the Inca trail and Machu Pichu were fabulous; I will never forget that first sight of Machu Pichu and the feeling of having finally made it there. It was a real pilgrimage, with each successive Inca site on the trail or fabulous view of mountain tops through the clouds building up to that final arrival at Machu Pichu.The homestay on Amantani was magical and a welcome change of pace and chance to relax. The sound of the jungle at dawn.What did you think of your group leader?Wilbert was friendly and knowledgeable and worked very hard to ensure that everyone in the group was OK and had what they needed, especially on the trek, despite having more than the average number of medical issues to deal with amongst the group! Wilbert was good at setting a pace on the uphills that we could all manage, with frequent stops for everyone to catch up, and he gave us tips to help with the altitude. He even started playing an Andean flute to accompany us on the last stretch up to Dead Woman’s pass, which was surreal! On occasions, eg in Machu Pichu,  it might have been better to get a local guide with more fluent English or to let one of our two Inca trail guides tell us about a site on route – I found myself listening in to other groups or talking to one of our trail guides and learning more, more quickly.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?On the trek, Exodus is good at setting off after the other tour groups, and consequently we frequently had the trail and the Inca sites on the way to ourselves. Arriving at the sun gate in the afternoon also meant there were fewer people and no queue to get through. The food on the trek was great, and the birthday cakes (*3) a much appreciated surprise. In fact the food in all the restaurants was pretty good, although priced for tourists. The hotels were all good (apart from Lima which wasn’t as clean as you’d hope for), especially in Cusco; some of the rooms had lovely views. The homestay on Amantani was lovely, with 3 guest rooms of 3 beds set around a courtyard and simply but beautifully furnished. If you pay the single supplement you do not get a dome tent to yourself, but a single man tent which is much lower – it was hard to avoid bumping my head or touching my feet on the inner layer, that said, I am 5’10 and per person there is more room inside than in a shared dome tent.There are a few areas where exodus could do better. The website and staff make a big play of going back to Machu Pichu at dawn the day after the trek to beat the crowds and spending a full day there, which was the main reason I chose exodus. We didn’t get there at dawn but a couple of hours after, when there were already a fair few other groups there. And then we were told we had to leave at 12.30 to get back to Aguas Calientes in time to get the train back to Cusco. So I felt my time in Machu Pichu was more like a half day than a full day and was consequently very rushed – I didn’t get to see everything I wanted to in the main site, and there would have been no time at all to climb Huayna Pichu or see the moon temple. Some people had to queue for 45 minutes to see Intihuatana. It seems a shame to go all that way and not get chance to see it properly.The website states that exodus use their own ‘chemical loos’. It’s a bucket lined with a thick bin bag with a seat on top. And it gets grim. I had to request it was put up on the first two nights (after initially being told it had been left on the bus) as I didn’t fancy the night-time (Diamox/squits-induced) trip up the hill in the dark to the squat-toilet shed. On our free day in Cusco Wilbert organised a trip to the Inca site at Pisac which was spectacular, and other stops on route such as the animal rescue sanctuary (including condors), the view over Cusco and Sacsayhuayman from the Jesus statue and various tourist shops/markets and viewpoints. I would have liked an extra day or two in/around Cusco to see more of the sacred valley sites such as an actual visit to Sacsaywayman and the nearby sites, Pisac market, Ollantaytambo, time to visit the Qoricancha or artists’ quarter in Cusco, or just time to sit and relax with a coffee in Cusco’s main square. It was all a bit rushed, especially when you were supposed to be taking it easy when you first arrived at altitude. I would gladly swap all of the time in Lima (largely spent in traffic it felt like) for more time in Cusco.In the jungle, for ‘health and safety’, we all had to trek along for several hours with luminous orange life jackets strapped to our rucksacks for the canoe trip on the lake. Eventually we all ended up sitting on them. Even the exodus trip notes photo shows no sign of them. Better to give people the option of taking them or not, as the colour, coupled with the chatting and size of the group, rendered our chances of seeing animals much reduced. During the 2 days we saw two pairs of capybara, another large rat thing, a squirrel, some mackaws in the distance, small monkeys in the trees, processions of leaf cutter ants, some turtles and some caimans rapidly sliding into the water, but no giant otters, howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, brightly coloured frogs or other mammals, and not as many birds as I was expecting.Finally, there were a couple of days where we had breakfast around 7am but didn’t get any lunch until around 3-4pm – the day spent getting from Lima to the jungle lodge and the trip to Pisac.Is there anything else you would like to add?Things to take: Plenty of alcohol gel handwash and toilet roll (altitude can affect your digestion even in the absence of tummy bugs). Diamox. Head torch and spare batteries. Spare battery for your camera (or turn off the display screen to save battery). At least a 200mm zoom lens to get good animal shots in the jungle. Cold/flu remedies, decongestants, balsam tissues etc as you’ll be grateful of them when the group cold reaches you! Bin bags or dry bags (but keep insect repellent away from the dry bags). Merino wool tops to keep you warm even when wet/sweaty, also good for sleeping in. Ear plugs against the snorers and the dogs at the last campsite. Insect repellent for the Inca trail as well as the jungle. About £150-£200 for tips as everyone from bus drivers to baggage handlers to musicians as well as the guides and porters get them. Lima city tour cost of $40 per trip notes excludes entrances and tips (add another $20). Keep hold of 1 sol coins for tips, photos and toilets. Walking poles and rubber pole tips (worth duck taping them on as they come off). A down jacket (packs up small, very warm, good pillow). Metal water bottle (eg sigg) to use as a hot water bottle. Camelbak or similar water hose to keep the fluids up without having to keep digging a bottle out of your rucksack. I’d recommend using the local tour company’s duffel bag on the trek as it weighs nearly a kilo less than the exodus duffel bag.

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 4
    Written on October 10, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    As a fellow traveller stated,  three holidays in one! A truly rich and varied experience............not to be missed!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Many magical moments: The sounds of the jungle.. especially at night;  floating on a tranquil lake while exotic colourful butterflies surround our canoe; searching the brightest starlit sky and seeing a crescent moon lying on it's back ( you're south of the equator.)  Scarlett Macaws and Humming Birds!What did you think of your group leader?I particularly wanted to see the fauna and flora.... Juan our guide was a keen birder and naturalist... I could not have asked for more.  He was smiling, engaging and so knowledgeable.  An excellent leader.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The trip is not without it's hazards:  altitude sickness; mosquito bites and vertigo.  Unfortunately I did experience these, so do take the necessary precautions as suggested by Exodus............ but do not let that put you off!Is there anything else you would like to add?If you want real adventure then do not hesitate!

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 5
    Written on October 7, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A truly fantastic holiday of a lifetime, with so much included in the trip, and each element so different to the others - amazing!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The first part was in the Amazon - the highlight was definitely after the long hike through the jungle to reach the lake, we spent a couple of hours in canoes, being gently paddled around the lake, and surrounded by butterflies, with them landing on us constantly.  Seeing monkeys and toucans as little turtles as well.  A fabulous day.The second part was the Inca Trail.  The first two days were the hardest physical challenge of my life, and the second two were full of fun and laughter with my new friends, whilst the pain was forgotten.  And when we arrived at Machu Picchu I couldn't help but cry with joy and relief at the beautiful sight of the ruins in the late afternoon sun.   We had worked hard and earned the view, and it was well worth it.Lastly, the brief stay on Amantani Island on Lake Titicaca was something else.  Having dinner in the evening and getting to know our host was special.  I felt like I'd really done something to help the local community.What did you think of your group leader?Juan was superb.  He knew everything about everything.  With a degree in archeology there was nothing about the incas and other local empires he didn't know.  Plus his passion for all flora and fauna meant he was able to point out and name every animal and plant we saw.  Quite amazing.  And he had a great sense of homour too!Juan - thank you for making this trip unforgettable.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Don't underestimate the Inca Trail, but if a desk potato like me can do it, so can you!Oh, and take blister plasters, even if you never get blisters, and clean socks for every day of the trail. Plus wet wipes are good, and hand cleanser.Take more clothes than you think you need for the jungle, and some detergent, as you'll end up taking 2 - 3 showers each day. Is there anything else you would like to add?Don't think about booking this trip - JUST GO FOR IT!!! I now have people, including experienced travellers, coming up to me saying how jealous they are that I've done it.  It's an experience I will never forget, and yes, I did buy the t-shirt  :-) 

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 6
    Written on September 23, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fantastic trip. Three holidays in one!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Arriving at Machu Picchu after four days of trekking and seeing it bathed in afternoon sunshine was a fantastic moment. I don't think that Machu Picchu would have been quite as amazing if we hadn't done the trek. As they say, it's all about the journey, not just the destination!We saw so many animals, plants and birds in the jungle - caimen, capybara, a sloth, howler monkeys, possum, turtles, butterflies, toucans, green parrots, scarlet macaws, weaver birds, spiders (including a tarantula!) and more..... Frank and Ephrain, our guides in the jungle was fantastic at pointing out the tiniest of creature and telling us lots about the (sometimes amusing!) medicinal properties of the jungle flora.Being welcomed so warmly by our hosts at the homestay on Amantani Island and hearing about their way of life and their traditions was inspiring and such a contrast to the lives we lead - for the better in many ways.What did you think of your group leader?Juan was a fantastic guide. One of our group's luggage was left by Iberia/Lan in Madrid and Juan went to great lengths to make sure that the bag and client were reunited as soon as possible.Juan has a real passion for his job and pointed out wildlife at every opportunity. He has a great sense of humour and was great at making sure that everyone was ok.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?There is the option in the trip notes to book a hotel for the last night of the trek. I would strongly recommend it! It means that after arriving at Machu Picchu you can shower and have a good sleep before going back to visit Machu Picchu the following morning and heading back to Cusco later in the day.Take walking poles for the trek - I found them invaluable. There are lots and lots of steps and your knees will be grateful!You'll be able to get washing done after the jungle in Cusco as you are there for 2 nights. However, we weren't able to get washing done after the trek and for the rest of the holiday.You're likely to be affected by the altitude when you arrive at Cusco - this could be headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, insomnia, tiredness. Follow your guide's advice and drink lots of water, don't eat large meals in the evening (your body can't digest it so well at altitude, hence its need to purge!)US and european plug adaptors are both suitable.Is there anything else you would like to add?If you are thinking of booking this trip - go for it. You won't regret it!

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 7
    Written on September 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A totally amazing experience.  The trip far exceeded my expectations.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Completing the Inca Trail and reaching Machu Picchu.  Lake Titicaca and experiencing a home stay with a local family. Amazon Rainforest and seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat (especially the sloth and howler monkeys).What did you think of your group leader?Our group leader, Juan was just the best.  He was extremely knowledgeable with the history, flora, fauna and wildlife.  He went out his way to help the group with many of our needs.  He always had a smile on his face and had a brilliant sense of humour.  We could not have asked for a better tour guide.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?On the last night of the trek on the Inca Trail, as per the trip notes the group is booked to stay at the camp site.  Our group decided to stay at a hotel in Machu Picchu, kindly organised by our wonderful guide, Juan.  I would definitely recommend this rather than camping.  We stayed at a lovely hotel and it was so nice to have a hot shower and change into clean clothes.  After a good night's sleep we felt refreshed to tour round the site of Machu Picchu the following day.  I would definitely recommend Exodus changes the last night of camping to staying in a hotel with their future itineraries.Is there anything else you would like to add?If you are looking at booking this trip, go for it.  The whole trip was totally amazing and excellent value for money. 

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 8
    Written on August 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Unmissable.  My partner and I went on this amazing tour in July / August 2013, if you like your holiday to be packed full of adventure you will love this trip.  What did you think of your group leader?Our guide Fabrizzio was top notch and he really made the trip extra special.  He was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly, always willing to answer questions and go the extra mile. In our group we had vegetarians, and I have a nut allergy; Fabrizzio ensured we were all catered for throughout, including on the Inca Trail. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Inca Trail is inspirational and the homestay is a wonderful experience. Do you have any advice for potential travellers?As well as your main luggage item remember to pack a spare duffle bag or other smaller soft bag which you will need twice on the trip.  Pre travel, Exodus provided us with a complimentary duffle bag which we used for this purpose.    When you go into the Amazon you won’t need to take your entire luggage with you, the bulk of your belongings will be stored safely by Exodus and you will take a duffle bag containing what you need for the jungle with you.  Exodus will provide a small bag for you to use for this purpose in Peru.   However, before you start the Inca Trail, in Cuzco you will be asked to pack your luggage for the trip (strictly limited to 7kg) into a soft duffle bag.  Whilst you can borrow bags from Exodus out in Peru, it was much more convenient to have our complimentary Exodus duffle bag to use for this purpose.  Your main luggage item(s) are again safely stored for you by Exodus until you return from the trek.   A similar system of storing your main luggage will also be used when you visit Amantani Island.    The need for a separate duffle type bag is detailed in the trip notes but not all members of our group had realised they needed a spare bag.   The trip notes are fairly accurate in terms of the cost of food and drinks.  If you avoid buying water from the hotels you can purchase it cheaper in local stores but on Amantani Island and in the jungle this is not always possible.  As a couple, overall for food, drinks and some souvenirs we spent around $600.00.  We changed some money at the airport, but you can exchange for a slightly better rate in Lima city (Fabrizzio showed our group the best place to exchange), and you will also have chance to exchange more currency into Sols in Cuzco.  We were able to pay for items in US dollars in Lima and Cuzco.   The quality of food throughout the trip exceeded our expectations and this was especially so on the Inca Trail where we were supplied with 3 full meals a day plus snacks and fresh drinking water; an amazing achievement considering the location and equipment available, our compliments go out to all of our support staff on the trail.   I would recommend taking some snacks with you; we took cereal bars and some sweets just to keep us going on the long walks.   This will also save you having to spend money when you are out in Peru buying snacks which tended to be quite highly priced.  If you prefer fresh snacks you can pick up fruit at the local shops in Cuzco.   The sun in Peru is very strong so hat, sun-glasses and sun cream are a must; you will find that you are out on excursions for full days most if not all of the time so make sure you take these items with you to top up during the day.  Also remember insect repellent!   In the jungle the accommodation was clean but as you can understand, quite basic.  You don’t need to take bed linen but there is no electricity in the rooms so if you have a head torch take it; you will also need a touch for the night jungle walk and for getting around the resort.  It gets dark in Peru at around 6.30pm.   There is plenty of food, and hot drinks are available at the lodge.  We were provided with wholesome packed lunches during the day.  You can however purchase soft drinks or a beer at the resort (very welcome after a day in the heat!).   The jungle is hot and very humid, but you may want to avoid talking shorts and short sleeved t-shirts in order to avoid being bitten, our group found it virtually impossible to avoid bites even with strong deet so covering up with clothing is the best way to go if you can.  I would recommend taking no less than 50% deet repellent.   After we left the jungle our guide arranged for our dirty clothes to be laundered in Cuzco before we set out on the Inca Trail, this was particularly useful and you could ask your guide about the service.  Be careful about washing delicate or light coloured items though and check your washed items before paying.    For the Inca Trail, you will need a warm sleeping bag – I took a four season High Gear one which was perfect, I wasn’t cold, even when we camped at 3850m.  You will need layers, it is hot during the day in the sunshine, but the cloud can soon roll in cooling things off and it does get cold at night.  The trip notes provide guidance and I would follow that; given the weight restriction lightweight kit such as down jackets are best for keeping warm.  If you can, take walking poles because they really help on the steep sections of the trail which are stepped.    Day two of the trek is by far the hardest, you climb over 1000m that day at altitude, the remainder of the walks are more manageable but you should be prepared for walking all day (we set off usually around 8am and reached the final camp for the evening at around 3.30pm).   The trip notes mention the option of having a hotel on the final night of the trek, we didn’t opt for this but in hindsight I would have done.  The camp site in the town on the final night is a little noisy and having to walk back from the lovely town to the prospect of a final night in a tent wasn’t that appealing, so if you can, it would be worth treating yourself to the hotel option.   Again back in Cuzco our ever attentive guide organised a laundry service to clean our dirty items before we moved on the following day to Puno.   The coach trip is broken up with stops along the way including a lovely buffet lunch and a visit to an Inca site.  At the Inca site there is a small local market where you can pick up gifts and souvenirs at more favourable prices than in the towns but choice is not as wide.   There is also further opportunity to buy locally made souvenirs on the floating reed islands at Lake Titicaca.   The homestay on Amantani Island is an experience you won’t forget, the locals are so friendly and eager to please.  Our family was very accommodating and we were well cared for throughout the stay.  We had a get together in the evening involving local musicians, traditional dress and lots of dancing, it was brilliant.Is there anything else you would like to add?This was my first Exodus holiday and I have been impressed with the service I have received right through from pre travel enquiries with the sales team, to the end of the trip, I would have no hesitation in recommending Exodus to fellow travellers.  

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 9
    Written on August 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Unmissable.  My partner and I went on this amazing tour in July / August 2013, if you like your holiday to be packed full of adventure you will love this trip.What did you think of your group leader?Our guide Fabrizzio was top notch and he really made the trip extra special. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly, always willing to answer questions and go the extra mile. In our group we had vegetarians, and I have a nut allergy; Fabrizzio ensured we were all catered for throughout, including on the Inca Trail. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Inca Trail is inspirational and the homestay is a wonderful experience.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?As well as your main luggage item remember to pack a spare duffle bag or other smaller soft bag which you will need twice on the trip. Pre travel, Exodus provided us with a complimentary duffle bag which we used for this purpose. When you go into the Amazon you won’t need to take your entire luggage with you, the bulk of your belongings will be stored safely by Exodus and you will take a duffle bag containing what you need for the jungle with you. Exodus will provide a small bag for you to use for this purpose in Peru. However, before you start the Inca Trail, in Cuzco you will be asked to pack your luggage for the trip (strictly limited to 7kg) into a soft duffle bag. Whilst you can borrow bags from Exodus out in Peru, it was much more convenient to have our complimentary Exodus duffle bag to use for this purpose. Your main luggage item(s) are again safely stored for you by Exodus until you return from the trek. A similar system of storing your main luggage will also be used when you visit Amantani Island. The need for a separate duffle type bag is detailed in the trip notes but not all members of our group had realised they needed a spare bag. The trip notes are fairly accurate in terms of the cost of food and drinks. If you avoid buying water from the hotels you can purchase it cheaper in local stores but on Amantani Island and in the jungle this is not always possible. As a couple, overall for food, drinks and some souvenirs we spent around $600.00. We changed some money at the airport, but you can exchange for a slightly better rate in Lima city (Fabrizzio showed our group the best place to exchange), and you will also have chance to exchange more currency into Sols in Cuzco. We were able to pay for items in US dollars in Lima and Cuzco. The quality of food throughout the trip exceeded our expectations and this was especially so on the Inca Trail where we were supplied with 3 full meals a day plus snacks and fresh drinking water; an amazing achievement considering the location and equipment available, our compliments go out to all of our support staff on the trail. I would recommend taking some snacks with you; we took cereal bars and some sweets just to keep us going on the long walks. This will also save you having to spend money when you are out in Peru buying snacks which tended to be quite highly priced. If you prefer fresh snacks you can pick up fruit at the local shops in Cuzco. The sun in Peru is very strong so hat, sun-glasses and sun cream are a must; you will find that you are out on excursions for full days most if not all of the time so make sure you take these items with you to top up during the day. Also remember insect repellent! In the jungle the accommodation was clean but as you can understand, quite basic. You don’t need to take bed linen but there is no electricity in the rooms so if you have a head torch take it; you will also need a touch for the night jungle walk and for getting around the resort. It gets dark in Peru at around 6.30pm. There is plenty of food, and hot drinks are available at the lodge. We were provided with wholesome packed lunches during the day. You can however purchase soft drinks or a beer at the resort (very welcome after a day in the heat!). The jungle is hot and very humid, but you may want to avoid talking shorts and short sleeved t-shirts in order to avoid being bitten, our group found it virtually impossible to avoid bites even with strong deet so covering up with clothing is the best way to go if you can. I would recommend taking no less than 50% deet repellent. After we left the jungle our guide arranged for our dirty clothes to be laundered in Cuzco before we set out on the Inca Trail, this was particularly useful and you could ask your guide about the service. Be careful about washing delicate or light coloured items though and check your washed items before paying. For the Inca Trail, you will need a warm sleeping bag – I took a four season High Gear one which was perfect, I wasn’t cold, even when we camped at 3850m. You will need layers, it is hot during the day in the sunshine, but the cloud can soon roll in cooling things off and it does get cold at night. The trip notes provide guidance and I would follow that; given the weight restriction lightweight kit such as down jackets are best for keeping warm. If you can, take walking poles because they really help on the steep sections of the trail which are stepped. Day two of the trek is by far the hardest, you climb over 1000m that day at altitude, the remainder of the walks are more manageable but you should be prepared for walking all day (we set off usually around 8am and reached the final camp for the evening at around 3.30pm). The trip notes mention the option of having a hotel on the final night of the trek, we didn’t opt for this but in hindsight I would have done. The camp site in the town on the final night is a little noisy and having to walk back from the lovely town to the prospect of a final night in a tent wasn’t that appealing, so if you can, it would be worth treating yourself to the hotel option. Again back in Cuzco our ever attentive guide organised a laundry service to clean our dirty items before we moved on the following day to Puno. The coach trip is broken up with stops along the way including a lovely buffet lunch and a visit to an Inca site. At the Inca site there is a small local market where you can pick up gifts and souvenirs at more favourable prices than in the towns but choice is not as wide. There is also further opportunity to buy locally made souvenirs on the floating reed islands at Lake Titicaca. The homestay on Amantani Island is an experience you won’t forget, the locals are so friendly and eager to please. Our family was very accommodating and we were well cared for throughout the stay. We had a get together in the evening involving local musicians, traditional dress and lots of dancing, it was brilliant.Is there anything else you would like to add?This was my first Exodus holiday and I have been impressed with the service I have received right through from pre travel enquiries with the sales team, to the end of the trip, I would have no hesitation in recommending Exodus to fellow travellers.

  • Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest reviewer 10
    Written on July 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely amazing holiday...the adventures of the Amazon forest, trekking the Inca Trail, journeying to Lake Titicaca....assistance and organization of our tour leader (Olie) and the wonderful porters and chefs. It has to be experienced!!!!!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The beauty and nature of the Amazon forest. The first glimpse of Manchu Pichu. The serenity of Lake Titicaca and the warmth of our 'family' during our home stay. I think everyday was inspirational during the entire holiday!!!!What did you think of your group leader?Olie or Keanu as I call him is fantastic. He was all over the place keeping an eye out on everyone, providing us with options whenever we needed, great sense of humor....a few of us did not have our luggage arrive at the destination and he managed to get it sent to us at the Lodge the next day which definitely was no easy task.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?2 hiking poles I found are a must for the trek!!! Keep the duffel bags to the limit stated of 7kg for the trek. Follow the advise of the group leader!Is there anything else you would like to add?My first time with Exodus and trekking.....love it!!!! Planning for new adventures soon as we get so spoilt with all the delicious food.....how do the Chefs do it...(he managed a surprise birthday cake on the mountain top!) WOW!, everything is prepared and ready for you at each destination, the hot cup of tea in the mornings as a wake up call, cheerfulness of everyone...now, where should I go next? ;)

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Start Lima; free afternoon.
  2. Day 2: Fly to Puerto Maldonado; boat journey into Tambopata Reserve; guided jungle walks.
  3. Day 3-4: Jungle exploration including forest walks and boat trips.
  4. Day 5: Fly to Cuzco (3400m); free time to explore the ancient capital replete with Inca buildings and Spanish churches.
  5. Day 6: Free day; optional Sacred Valley excursion.
  6. Day 7: The Classic Inca Trail: Start Inca Trail trek from km82; walk along Urubamba River, climb to Huayllabamba.
  7. Day 8: The Classic Inca Trail: Cross Dead Woman's Pass (4215m), then descend to Pacaymayu.
  8. Day 9: The Classic Inca Trail: Over Runquracay Pass (3800m) to ruins of Sayajmarca and Phuyupatamarca.
  9. Day 10: The Classic Inca Trail: Walk down Inca steps to Wiñay Wayna and Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.
  10. Day 11: Guided tour of Machu Picchu; return to Cuzco by train and by road.
  11. Day 12: Drive across altiplano to Puno (3800m), on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
  12. Day 13: Boat to Amantani Island for village homestay.
  13. Day 14: Morning travel to mainland; evening fly to Lima.
  14. Day 15: End Lima.

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    What's Included:
    - All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
    - All accommodation
    - All transport and listed activities
    - Tour leader throughout the trip.
    - Arrival and departure transfers.


    What's not included:
    - Travel insurance
    - Single accommodation (available on request)
    - Visas or vaccinations.
    - Airfare from pre and post tour

    The itinerary for the tour can be found on the exodustravels.com website - the trip code is TPJ and if you go under dates and prices the trip notes is hyperlinked at the top page of dates and prices.

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Location
Start and end in Lima.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,686 km.
  • Lima (Peru)
  • 856 km
  • Puerto Maldonado (Peru)
  • 37 km
  • Tambopata National Reserve (Peru)
  • 37 km
  • Puerto Maldonado (Peru)
  • 314 km
  • Cuzco (Peru)
  • 13 km
  • Pisac (Peru)
  • 48 km
  • Ollantaytambo (Peru)
  • 23 km
  • Llulluchapampa (Peru)
  • 9 km
  • Winay Wayna (Peru)
  • 4 km
  • Aguas Calientes (Peru)
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