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Inca Empire Multisport

$1,543$2,352

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An off-the-beaten-path multisport adventure in the Machu Picchu area that includes hiking, rafting mountain biking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, and even a short homestay with an Andean family.

Trip Length: 10 Days
Destination: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Huchuy Qosqo, Machu Picchu
Lodging: 3-star hotels & home stay
Activities: Trekking, whitewater rafting, Inca ruins, home stay, mountain biking, SUP, cultural interaction

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WHY THIS TRIP

  • Stroll along through the cobbled streets in Cusco to experience the beauty of the capital of the Inca Empire
  • Raft the adrenaline-pumping rapids (Class III+) on the Urubamba river
  • Spend the night with a local family and learn the customs and traditions of the Andes
  • Head off the beaten track and follow a path to an amazing archaeological site
  • Learn the history of the great Inca civilization
  • Experience the magical lost Inca city of Machu Picchu
  • Mountain bike on single track through the Sacred Valley
  • Stand up paddle board high in the Andes on the beautiful Lake Piuray

LOCAL OPERATOR: APUMAYO EXPEDICIONES
Apumayo Expediciones specializes in adventure travel and non-conventional tourism with a strong environmental and social agenda. It offers activities and tours for people with disabilities and supports Andean community projects, maximizing the positive effect of local tourism. A Peruvian company based in the City of Cusco, Apumayo Expediciones combines culture, education and natural history into its adventure trips.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive in Lima

Arrive to Lima at any time (flights not included in pricing). You will be met by your driver who will transfer you to the hotel.

Optional one day activities available: Lima city tour, surf lessons, and biking in the city. Please inquire if you are interested in adding a tour.

Meals included: none

Overnight at Allpa Hotel (superior room) or similar

DAY 2: Cusco Walking Tour

Early flight to Cuzco (flight not included in pricing). You will be met by your driver who will transfer you to the hotel.

Free time to wander around the city center while adjusting to the altitude; the 4 hour walking tour starts in the afternoon. Stroll along through the cobbled streets to experience the beauty of the capital of the Inca Empire up close; meet the locals, marvel at the magnificent Inca and Spanish architecture visiting the impressive sights of “La Catedral” and the Golden Temple “Qorikancha”, learn the insights with the help of your guide on the way to the Artisans’ Quarters of San Blas to visit its church and its particularly impressive carved woodwork.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Maytaq Wasi Hotel (standard room) or similar

DAY 3: Urubamba River White Water Rafting

Enjoy an exciting rafting trip along the beautiful Urubamba River, running rapids in Class III and IV. Our private transportation will take you the camping grounds; after a comprehensive safety talk, head out on the water to practice a few commands before the rapids begin. Once rafting, you will be running over the exciting rapids along 11kms on the Chuquicahuana section of the beautiful upper Urubamba river for over two hours. After the rafting is complete, you will enjoy a delicious hot lunch on the riverside before you change and head back to Cuzco.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Maytaq Wasi Hotel (standard room) or similar

DAY 4: Huchuy Qosqo Trek

Head off the beaten track and follow this lesser known path through small hamlets to an area that is scarcely seen by tourists. The Inca Site of Huchuy Qosqo “Little Cuzco” is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers spectacular vistas overlooking the Sacred Valley and snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba range.

Start your day driving from your hotel into the heart of the Andes to the small village of Patabamba (3800m), from this point we start hiking through Andean landscapes climbing steadily reaching the Pukamarca Pass at 4100m. The hike continues along a path that leads to the Siwas town, where we encounter archaeological remains, wild crops, and a large number of cacti while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding area.

Continuing the path we descend towards the beautiful remote Andean pueblo of Pukamarca at 4010m where we stop for a short break. Back on the trail we go downhill into a mystical ancient path which leads into a very narrow corridor, in between some immense rock walls, where the route seems like it is coming to an end we discover ancient Incan remains, various Inca bridges and sets of stairs (some of the best Inca Stairs anywhere around). This narrow canyon is absolutely magical and boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders on the river Huchuy Qosqo at 3600m.

Upon arrival to the ruins in the evening we meet a local family of the area who will serve us dinner and give us a room where we spend the night, next the Huchuy Qosqo ruins on the side of the mountain. (Hiking Time: 6 hours)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight with a local family

DAY 5: Huchuy Qosqo Trek & Ollantaytambo

After breakfast we explore the ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, this Inca archaeological complex is perched precariously on the side of a mountain with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we will behold amazing panoramic views. While in the complex a guided tour will take us around the ruins before we follow a steep descent to Lamay village at 2800m from where we head by car to the picturesque village of Ollataytambo in the Sacred Valley. Free afternoon to explore the Inca ruins of Temple Hill; including monolithic walls and fountains facing the terraced hills.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at El Albergue Hotel (standard room) or similar

DAY 6: Machu Picchu

Visit the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular sites in the world, on this day trip from Ollantaytambo. Take a guided tour of the site and spend your time soaking in the mystical air of this fascinating sanctuary.

There are few things more spectacular than seeing the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu rise from the mountains and into the mist of the Amazon jungle.

Begin the day directly at your accommodation in Ollantaytambo before sunrise, and arrive safely at the spectacular site of Machu Picchu via a combination of transfers, including a train ride and a shuttle bus. Journey along the beautiful Urubamba River as the Amazon jungle begins to unfold before your eyes. Once at “The Lost City of the Incas”, embark on a 2 hour guided tour through this special place under the morning sun. Visit the Main Plaza, walk around the Circular Tower, hear the story behind the Sacred Sun Dial, and marvel at the ancient Temple of the Three Windows. After the guided tour, there will be time to explore the site on your own before returning to the town of Ollantaytambo at night.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at El Albergue Hotel (standard room) or similar

DAY 7: Mountain Biking to Moray & Maras

This adventurous mountain biking half day trip through the Sacred Valley combines stunning landscapes with fascinating archeological sites, and finishes at the truly breathtaking salt mines near the bank of the Urubamba river.

The excursion begins with a short stop at the archaeological park of Moray to learn about Incan agricultural technology and the region’s many distinct microclimates that change growing conditions and allow the propagation of a huge variety of plants each with slightly different growth requirements. After a enjoying a box lunch we hit the road linking Moray and Maras, a “single track” which is excellent to practice “Cross country”, biking up and down with beautiful views of mountainous countryside on route to the spectacular salt mines of Maras village and further down to the banks of the Urubamba river where our transport will be waiting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Maytaq Wasi Hotel (standard room) or similar

DAY 8: Stand Up Paddling

The tour starts early in the morning heading to The Sacred Valley, after about an hour drive we arrive to Chincheros, where Piuray Lake is located. This beautiful lake offers spectacular sceneries, perfect flat water and plenty of birds.

Our base is the home of a local family that lives on the shores of the lake, they will greet us with a smile and share with us a little of their lifestyle and culture.

We start with a safety briefing and paddle technique on land. Once in the water the idea is first to get acquainted with the board, paddling techniques and making turns.

The lake offers perfect conditions, no wind or waves so the board is pretty stable. Depending on your skills, we circle all the lake, paddling a distance of approximately 5 km in 2 hours; the difficulty level is basic as most of the time we paddle close to the shores.

Back on the ground we put on warm clothes and relax, enjoy a box lunch and a hot infusion before we head back to Cuzco.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Maytaq Wasi Hotel (standard room) or similar

DAY 9: Return to Lima

Free morning in Cusco. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Cusco Airport in time for your flight. Fly to Lima (flight not included in pricing).

Optional one day activities available: Lima city tour, surf lessons, and biking in the city. Please inquire if you are interested in adding a tour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Allpa Hotel (superior room) or similar

DAY 10: Depart Lima

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Lima Airport in time for your flight (flight not included in pricing).

Meals included: Breakfast

Getting To and From the Trip: 

You will need international flights to and from Lima, and roundtrip flights between Lima and Cusco. We do not sell international or domestic Peru airfare but partner with a flight specialty company, Exito Travel, who can arrange all of your flights for you, simplifying the process of this part of your trip.

At the end of this trip, you will be transferred to the Lima Airport in time for your departure. We can also help you add to your journey with trips to the Amazon, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, or any other destination in South America.

 

Trip Start: Trip starts upon your arrival at the Lima Airport.

Trip End: Trip ends at the Lima Airport in time for you to catch your flights home, or continue on to the next part of your adventure.


This trip is a complete package, starting and ending at the Lima Airport. International and domestic Peru flights are not included, but can be booked through our travel partner Exito Travel.

We can also help you add to your journey with trips to the Peruvian Amazon, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, or any other destination in South America.

2017 PRICES: 

Per person rates:

Private Departures
2 People: $2,352.00
3 People: $2,018.00
4 – 6 People: $1,852.00
7+ People: $1,669.00
Single Supplement: $535.00

Group Departures: see the Plan Your Trip Tab for Group Departure Dates
$1,925.00 per person
If there are less than 4 people, $188 per person will be added as a small group supplement. This is the total number of people on the trip, not the number of people in your travel group.

2018 PRICES: 

For 2018 pricing, please inquire using the “I Am Interested” button above or by calling 1-866-386-4168.


INCLUDED: 

  • Airport transfers & hotels in Lima
  • Accommodation in 3* Hotels (8 nights), Homestay (1 night)
  • Admission fees to all sites visited on the itinerary
  • Airport transfers in Cusco
  • All tours with professional bilingual guide
  • White River Rafting (round trip transport, professional guide, all rafting equipment, safety kayak)
  • 2 Day Trek to Huchuy Qosqo Archaeological site (round trip transport, professional guide, porters and horses, first aid kit, oxygen tank)
  • Mountain Biking (round trip transport, professional guide, complete biking equipment)
  • Day trip to Machu Picchu (train tickets, guide, bus tickets, entrance fee)
  • Stand up paddle (round trip transport, professional guide, SUP equipment)
  • Meals as indicated

 

NOT INCLUDED: 

  • International flights, can be booked on your own or with our travel partners Exito
  • Domestic Peru flights (Lima – Cusco – Lima), can be booked on your own or with our travel partners Exito
  • Tips for guide and support staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal or medical expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not indicated
  • Tours in Lima (can be added upon request at an additional cost)

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES TO CONSIDER:

  • International flights, can be booked on your own or with our travel partners Exito
  • Domestic Peru flights (Lima – Cusco – Lima), can be booked on your own or with our travel partners Exito
  • Tips for guide and support staff
  • Travel insurance

 


 

 

 

Plan Your Trip

2017 Group Departures
May 12 – 21, June 9 – 18, July 14 – 23, August 11 – 20, September 8 – 17, October 6 – 15.

2017 Private Departures
Can start on any day, pending availability

None, but families are welcome to join any departure!

Trip Start: Trip starts upon your arrival at the Lima Airport.

Trip End: Trip ends at the Lima Airport in time for you to catch your flights home, or continue on to the next part of your adventure.

How Do I Get To and From the Trip: 

You will need international flights to and from Lima, and roundtrip flights between Lima and Cusco. We do not sell international or domestic Peru airfare but partner with a flight specialty company, Exito Travel, who can arrange all of your flights for you, simplifying the process of this part of your trip.

At the end of this trip, you will be transferred to the Lima Airport in time for your departure. We can also help you add to your journey with trips to the Amazon, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, or any other destination in South America.

 

None needed. But if you would like to extend your trip, we can help you arrange hotels and any necessary services.

This trip combines well with Lake Titicaca, the Peruvian Amazon, or the Colca Canyon.

You can take the luxury train or a comfortable bus to Puno and Lake Titicaca (we recommend spending 3 or 4 days on Lake Titicaca).

You can catch a short flight to the Amazon (flying into Puerto Maldonado or Iquitos) to check out the incredible wildlife. We recommend spending 4 to 6 days in the Amazon.

You can take a flight or an overnight bus from Cusco to Arequipa, and from there explore the Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons.

A trip in Peru combines very well with a visit to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. You will need at least 5 days, but preferably 8 days, to have a great trip in the Galapagos. Allow yourself a full day to fly from Cusco, Peru to either Quito or Guayaquil in Ecuador.  All trips to the Galapagos start in either Quito or Guayaquil, and you will need to spend at least one night in one of these cities before starting your Galapagos trip.

We work with local trip operators throughout Latin America, and we can help you plan the rest of your trip to where ever sparks your curiosity.

Countries Visited: Peru

Destinations Visited: 

Lima, Cusco, Urubamba River, Huchuy Qosqo, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Moray Maras, Lake Piuray

Green Certifications: Rainforest Alliance Verified

Trip Sustainability: 

Environmental Sustainability

True sustainability in all our business planning and operations. Specifically, to ensure that the natural and cultural values of the regions in which we operate are not undermined.

Minimal environmental impact at all stages of the business. Our wilderness journeys should always operate under minimal impact guidelines, while our offices should be run on the lines of maximum efficiency and minimal waste.

Contribution to conservation. Where possible we will engage in partnerships with local environmental groups to actively campaign for conservation or to promote environmental protection and rehabilitation.

Responsible Travel

Our operations should maximise the positive effects of tourism on the host communities. This includes the employment of local staff, using local suppliers and developing sustainable businesses for them.

Minimize the negative effects of tourism. This includes ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or drive up the prices of local resources.

Provide opportunities for cultural exchange, where we share and learn from the local communities.

Contribute towards host community welfare. Where possible we will engage in partnerships with other companies and clients to develop programs that can assist the host communities. This may include support for health, education or environmental protection matters.

We aim to increase your knowledge of the destination in order to encourage appropriate behavior and minimize the cultural and environmental impact.

Activities: Cultural Tour, Homestay, Mountain Bike, Multisport, Rafting, Stand Up Paddle, Trek

Activity Description: 

Trip Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous

Fitness Level: 

Basic fitness and a good attitude will go a long ways to making sure you enjoy the adventure.

Minimum Age: 10

Maximum Age: 90

Minimum Group Size: 1

Maximum Group Size: 16

Typical Group Size: 6

Months Offered: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Best Time to Go: 

This trip can operate any time between April and November. Outside of these months, the Urubamba River is too big for rafting. July and August are dry but cold. May is the most popular month, as it is warm and dry. It can rain any time of the year.

Food and Special Diets: 

Special diets and allergies can be accommodated with advance notice.

Drinking Water: 

Boiled, filtered, or iodized water is provided for drinking during your daily excursions. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Equipment Provided: 

  • Self-bailing rafts
  • Rafting helmet
  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Mountain bikes
  • Bike helmet
  • SUP boards
  • SUP paddles

Boat Specifications:

Special Equipment You Should Bring: 

  • Day pack & rain cover
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Water proof jacket & pants and/or rain poncho
  • Broken-in hiking shoes
  • Personal first-aid kit

 

HOTEL / LODGE AMENITIES:  Breakfast

BOAT AMENITIES: You do not stay on a boat on this trip

CAMP AMENITIES: You will not be camping on this trip

ROOM AMENITIES: Twin Beds, Double Beds, Hot Water, Private Bathroom, Shower, Towels

ROOMING OPTIONS: Double, Triple, Single, Willing to Share, Single Supplement

DESCRIPTION:

Locally owned three-star hotels or lodges. One night home-stay with a local family. Links will take you to reviews on Trip Advisor

Huchuyqosqo Homestay

Huchuyqosqo Homestay

 

 

Local Tour Operator:

Apumayo Expediciones, a local Peruvian company based in the City of Cusco, established in 1995. Specialized in adventure travel and non conventional tourism, combining it with cultural, educational and natural history. Apumayo Expediciones describes itself as a commercial venture with a strong environmental and social agenda, development and supporting in the way many projects like river clean up`s, offering activities and tours for people with disabilities and support Andean community projects, which maximise the positive effect of tourism activities locally. The Community of Cachiccata near Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, host many of our adventure trips like rafting, hiking, mountain bike, horseback rides and other participative activities related with the Inca culture and the day life of the Andean people like agro-tourism, interpretation, volunteer and bring the option to share authentic experiences with the local inhabitants.

Site and Surrounding

Apumayo Expediciones is situated in Cusco, the gateway city to the Inca empire and Machu Picchu. We also operate all over Peru and able to customize any kind of activity such multi-city programs, logistics for expeditions, film or research crews and multi-activities itineraries. They specialise in the city historical attractions and its surroundings and all areas of Peru, including the Amazon jungle and the desert coast.

In the past, Apumayo Expediciones open some new adventure destinations for kayaking and rafting like the Colca and Cotahuasi rivers where we did the first explorations and commercial journeys. In the present we are open new alternatives for hiking and trekking supporting by Llamas, following lost Inca trails near Machu Picchu and running a new and spectacular section of the Apurimac river call “the black canyon” which is the source of the Amazon river.

Fair Trade in Tourism

Apumayo Expediciones is the only adventure company doing environmental campaigns to protect the rivers where we work in Peru. Also, in the end of every rafting trip in the section of Ollantaytambo we contract local services for lunch from a local restaurant belong a family from the local community of Cachiccata (Ollantaytambo). In any trip taken with us, our clients are helping to support this effort directly in different ways, because part of the cost is used to support activities and special campaigns such Vilcanota river clean ups, protection of Qeunua relict forest, environmental education, training people in new jobs and reforestation.

Apumayo and associates are developing an ecotourism program in the community of Cachiccata near to Ollantaytambo, with the aim to share the profit of tourism with the local community.

Environmental Sustainability

True sustainability in all our business planning and operations. Specifically, to ensure that the natural and cultural values of the regions in which we operate are not undermined.

Minimal environmental impact at all stages of the business. Our wilderness journeys should always operate under minimal impact guidelines, while our offices should be run on the lines of maximum efficiency and minimal waste.

Contribution to conservation. Where possible we will engage in partnerships with local environmental groups to actively campaign for conservation or to promote environmental protection and rehabilitation.

Responsible Travel

Our operations should maximise the positive effects of tourism on the host communities. This includes the employment of local staff, using local suppliers and developing sustainable businesses for them.

Minimize the negative effects of tourism. This includes ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or drive up the prices of local resources.

Provide opportunities for cultural exchange, where we share and learn from the local communities.

Contribute towards host community welfare. Where possible we will engage in partnerships with other companies and clients to develop programs that can assist the host communities. This may include support for health, education or environmental protection matters.

We aim to increase your knowledge of the destination in order to encourage appropriate behavior and minimize the cultural and environmental impact.

Excursions & Activities

Apumayo Expediciones offers township experiences in the main cities like Lima, Arequipa and Cusco, giving an overview of the social history of the city through the interpretation of the historical sites, museums and modern side as well. We combine it with many outdoor tours, soft for people without experience or families and hard activities for the ones looking for adrenaline. All of them are development from us, following client requirements, expertise, fit level or any special interest. We also offer fixed scheduled departures programs and activities where travel agents can book their clients or any buddy looking at the internet can find us and join our trips.

Our guides are the top available in Peru with many years of experience and guiding all over the world, well trained in culture, interpretation, safety, rescue and first aid. They made the difference and approach our visitors to the local culture. The gear we use for our activities are under international standards and help out to create a comfortable “wild” lifetime experiences. Our trained staff of cookers during camps or in city with the selections of restaurants will give you another experiences based in the Andean products, call as Novo-Andina food.

Off the Beaten Path

We looking forward to offer different areas for tourism, out of crowds and high human impact areas. We are very creative in design new programs and itineraries where the visitor can experience the Andean landscape, the nature and the local villages like it was many centuries ago. Places where we can find the local ecosystems and historical monuments untouched by the pollution and the cities.

Guides:

TMI (Too Much Information)

  • Nice clothes for night life in Cusco
  • Comfortable clothes for exploring ruins, markets, and trekking
  • A warm fleece, down jacket, or wool sweater (available in Cusco)
  • Clothes for mountain biking (bike shorts are great but optional)
  • Underwear and socks
  • Warm hat, gloves, & scarf
  • Water proof jacket & pants and/or rain poncho
  • Good, well worn-in hiking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeglasses or contacts (if necessary)
  • Swim suit
  • Sun hat
  • Flashlight & spare batteries
  • Book, notepaper & pen (optional)
  • Suntan lotion with 15 SPF or higher
  • After sun care
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera & spare battery
  • Personal toiletries
  • Money belt
  • Passport
  • Day pack & rain cover
  • Personal first aid kit to include: painkillers, plasters (band-aids), moleskin, antiseptic cream, after bite, anti-diarrhea tablets, throat lozenges, re-hydration salts & personal medication.

HOW TO PACK 

For your daily activities, you will need a day backpack, large enough to hold water bottles, rain jacket & pants, a warm layer, sun screen, insect repellent, camera, and snacks. The day backpack makes a good carry-on for your flights.

For your main luggage, you can use whatever type of suitcase, duffle bag, or backpack you prefer. The main bulk of your luggage and your main suitcase will be left at your hotels during the day.

Pro Tip: We recommend carrying on all of your most essential items on your flights to Cusco. This way, if your checked luggage is lost in transit, you will still be able to do all the activities. For example, wear or carry on your walking shoes. Good, comfortable, and broken-in walking shoes are irreplaceable. Also carry on any prescription medications, sunglasses, and anything else that is irreplaceable for you. Everything else necessary for your trip (trekking poles, rain jackets & pants, etc. can be found in Cusco).

NOTES

  • New rules at Machu Picchu limit the number of visitors to Huayna Picchu. Please let us know when booking your trip if you wish to climb this peak so we can include your permits.
  • We recommend travelers carry at least 200 soles in local currency during the day for any personal expenses, or purchasing local handicrafts in the towns and communities you will be visiting. 
  • Most good quality sporting equipment is unavailable in Peru so if you wish to donate any outdoor clothes, etc they will be gratefully received by any of our staff.
220 Volt outlets are standard in Peru, although outlets in most hotels and tourist areas can accommodate 110 Volt appliances. Peru uses two styles of outlets: two-pronged plugs with flat, parallel blades (same as the US), and two round prongs. Most outlets are designed to accommodate both styles.

You will be traveling through several small communities and small towns, and you will have opportunities to purchase drinks, snacks, and local handicrafts in these communities. Bring small denominations of coins, as it is unlikely that they will have enough change for larger bills.

Smoking is not allowed in rooms or enclosed public areas.

Safety:

Medical Attention:

The guides have up to date first-aid certificates and a working knowledge of hypothermia and altitude sickness. They are aware of emergency and evacuation procedures at any point.

Staff/ Crew on Trip: Professiona bilingual naturalist guide

DETOUR'S POLICIES

DETOUR’S DISCLAIMER
Detour acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, activities, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Detour, LLC and their respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other incident which may be caused by the negligence, defect, default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws, or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided. Detour, LLC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours /trips arranged by Detour, LLC. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.

Cancellations: If you cancel the trip at any point after confirmation, you will forfeit a $100 per person handling fee to Detour. This is separate and in addition to the fees, deposits, and payments potentially owed to the tour operator (see information below).

Trip Changes:  If you decide to make any changes to your trip (changes to your itinerary, travel dates, tours, or accommodations) after it is booked, you will incur a $50 change fee per person, per change.  Unavoidable changes (such as those imposed by an international flight schedule change) will not incur this fee.  Adding on services before or after your confirmed tour will not incur this fee.

Rate Changes to Domestic Flights, Park Entrance Fees, Government Taxes and Fuel Surcharges:  The rates for all these items are subject to change at any point and these fees or fee changes can be imposed on any trip, even after a trip has been confirmed and paid for in full.  These rate changes are beyond the control of Detour or our local operating partners.  Oftentimes, these changes are imposed by government decree and take effect immediately.  While this is a rare occurence and the rate changes themselves are typically quite small, these changes are unpredictable and sometimes unavoidable.  Travelers are responsible for any additional costs or fees due to these rate changes, even after the trip is paid in full.

Passports and Traveler Details:  Passengers are responsible for sending up-to-date and correct information that is requested in the “Trip Reservation Form.”  If any of those details change, it is the passenger’s responsibility to notify Detour of the change before the trip departure.  If you need to renew your passport prior to your trip, you must notify Detour that you will be renewing your passport and you will have to email a scanned copy of both your old and new passports to Detour.  Additionally, you will have to bring both passports with you on your trip. Please make sure that you request to receive your old passport at the start of the renewal process.

Airport Transfers:  Airport transfer rates are based on group size with the assumption that all travelers will be taking the same transfer.  If some travelers in your personal group arrive or depart on different days or at different times, additional airport transfers will have to be booked and the passenger is responsible for this additional cost.

DETOUR’S DISCLAIMER
Detour acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, activities, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Detour, LLC and their respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other incident which may be caused by the negligence, defect, default of any company or person in performing these services.  Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws, or other such causes.  All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided. Detour, LLC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours /trips arranged by Detour, LLC. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.

DETOUR’S CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel the trip at any point after confirmation, you will owe a $100 per person handling fee to Detour.  This is separate and in addition to the fees, deposits, and payments potentially owed to the tour operator (see information below).

 

APUMAYO RESERVATIONS, PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS POLICIES RESERVATIONS:

Please send your reservation to the following emails: contact@apumayo.com with copy to pepelopez@apumayo.com

Along with this email, we would very much appreciate you sending us the crew
complete personal information:  Complete names,  Passport number,  Date of birth, Nationality

Payment for confirmed groups:

To confirm the program arranged “FILMING AT CUSCO ́S HIGHLAND”, we
require a 70% deposit to be made upon confirmation of the reservation and the remaining 30% to be sent 30 days before the beginning of our services.

CANCELLATIONS FOR SERVICES THAT REQUIRE DEPOSITS:

For cancellations made from the confirmation day up to 45 days before the
beginning of our services, we will charge 30% of the total amount.

For cancellations made between 44 days and 30 days before the beginning of our
services, we will charge 50% of the total amount.

For cancellations made less than 29 days before the beginning of our services, we
will charge a full 100% penalty.

OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER:  You must advise our company of any medical problems or allergies. You need to
be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor about high altitude trekking. If you are over the age of 65, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate. You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area
for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the Guide or tour please advises the guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems as soon as possible.

NOTE: Apumayo will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Apumayo cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was unforeseeable or unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party. You are totally responsible for your own personal
property and rented equipment.  Apumayo does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable
weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients’ responsibility to carry insurance to cover
these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We recommend that full travel insurance is taken, which includes cover, under certain circumstances, against the loss of deposit or cancellation charges. Please note that no reimbursements are given when cancellations occur or for any unused services. Apumayo will do everything possible to assure a safe and enjoyable trip but we will not accept any responsibility for damages, injuries, losses, expenses due to
delays, for any cause whatsoever, this applies to any person or property in connection with any service we or our intermediaries provide, which result
directly or indirectly.

 

Most hotels in Cusco and Machu Picchu Pueblo will have WiFi and/or computers available. Your guide will have a satellite phone in case of emergencies.

PERU TIPPING
Tipping in many countries can be a problem and can add a great deal of stress to your holiday. This is a rough guideline to try and help you work out how much you should tip. Remember Tipping is entirely voluntary and how much you give depends on how you feel about the service you have received.

For background, Peru has a minimum salary of 800 Nuevo Soles (US$300) monthly for a 6-day, 48-hour week. However, in many of the lower paid jobs (e.g. waiters, porters. etc.) this is not always enforced. 2.60 Peruvian Soles are roughly the equivalent of GBP 60p, USD$1 and 1 Euro.

AIRPORT BAGGAGE CARRIERS
Strictly this is not a tip as these people make their living by carrying your luggage from the carousel to your bus. The general rule is one or two soles per bag.

HOTEL STAFF
If the hotel staff are helpful and friendly a tip of roughly one / two Soles per bag for the porters helping carry bags to your room, and for the breakfast staff, leave on the breakfast table a tip of roughly one Sol per person per breakfast. In many hotels this is not expected but the staff will be grateful.

DRIVERS
Generally drivers doing transfers from the airport to hotel or vice versa don’t expect tips. However, if you have a driver for a few days then it is generally expected to tip. Again the service supplied (i.e. did he drive safely, did he help with luggage, was he friendly) should determine the size of the tip. A reasonable average would be a total of 10-30 Soles a day from the group.

SPECIALIST GUIDES
On many trips you will have a number of specialist guides e.g. cultural, jungle, rafting, biking, or trekking guides. In most instances these guides have spent a number of years studying at Colleges or Universities to qualify as guides. Generally these guides will be with you for a few days but sometimes just for a day trip.

As a general guideline it would be expected to tip each specialist guide US$10-30 a day in total from the group. Again the group size, depth of knowledge of their area or specialist skill, command of English and friendliness should help determine the tip.

TOUR CONDUCTORS
On some of our bigger tours you will be accompanied by a Tour Conductor who will help deal with all the small problems that crop up when travelling in a foreign non English speaking land. Again it would be expected that the group would tip the tour conductor around US$10 – 30 per day. The group size, their friendliness, patience, availability and ability to resolve your problems should help determine their tip.

RESTAURANTS
As with most places in the world it is normal to tip in restaurants if the service was reasonable and the food good. A tip of 5% would be adequate, 10% is normal and 15% would be considered excellent.

SUMMARY

  • Airport Porters: Minumum 1-3 Soles per bag – compulsory
  • Hotel Staff: 1-2 Soles per bag / per breakfast
  • Transfer Drivers: Generally not expected
  • Drivers: 10-30 Soles per day total from the group
  • Specialist Guides: US$10-30 per day total from the group
  • Tour Conductors (if applicable): US$10-30 per day total from the group
  • Restaurants: 5-15% for adequate to excellent food and service
  • We hope you find the above information useful. Remember, this information is a general guide, the only rule with tipping is that:  IT IS VOLUNTARY

Laundry: Laundry services are available through your hotels in Cusco and Machu Picchu Pueblo, but you may not have enough time in each hotel for your laundry to be done. It will depend on the individual hotel.

Food and Special Diets: 

Special diets and allergies can be accommodated with advance notice.

Drinking Water: 

Boiled, filtered, or iodized water is provided for drinking during your daily excursions. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

 

1 review for Inca Empire Multisport


  1. David C
    5 out of 5

    :

    Great Family Trek! My family of 2 adults, an 11-year old and 2 teenagers had only 8 days to travel and we wanted to see Machu Picchu. Detour Destinations did a wonderful job of creating a private tour for us with only the activities we were interested in and had time for. The trip exceeded our expectations, and we are very happy we used these tour companies and made the trip.

    Overall, Peru is a great destination. We visited Lima for one full day, and then went to Cusco to start our hiking. Instead of doing the traditional 4-day trek to Machu Picchu–which we did not have time for and probably would have been more than some of us would be comfortable with-Detour suggested an itinerary [for us].

    We hiked for many hours to get to what seemed like heaven. The accommodations for us just steps from the Huchuy Qosqo site were great. We stayed with a local family (Familia Huaman Cano) who have added a few basic rooms to their house perched high on the mountain overlooking the Sacred Valley and the site. They are true locals and ancestors of the Inca people, and they were very hospitable. They served us tea, dinner and then breakfast, and the offered us rooms that were clean and had warm beds with thick, warm alpaca wool blankets. We learned about the local culture talking to them through our guide. The house also had clean bathrooms with a shower–a pleasant surprise. They even had solar powered electricity to light your rooms at night. Staying in a local house is an excellent alternative to overnighting in tents–if you can find a way to arrange that.

    Beyond the perfect itinerary, Apumayo provided excellent drives and guides for us. Elvis, who was with us for 5 days, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable, very caring and service oriented and very articulate. His help throughout the journey was invaluable in making this a carefree, safe and very educational trip.

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