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Peru EcoCamp

South America

Starting at $3532pp

  • Purposeful Itinerary

Experience breathtaking natural scenery while exploring historical and archaeological sites as you ecoCamp from Salkantay through Condors ending in Machu Picchu. This easy to moderate hiking trail is for the adventurous family who wants to take different paths, avoiding the more crowded trekking trails. Observe the flight of the Condor, behold the majesty of the sacred Salkantay and Humantay mountains and summit Machu Picchu, the heart of the Inca Empire at the pinnacle of its glory.

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Peru EcoCamping special.

Age Related Activities

Children Under 12

- Participate in a Panchamanca BBQ Where Dinner is Cooked in the Earth

- Blessing Ceremony from a Shaman

- Lunch at a local Community in Sacred Valley and Learn their Customs

Teen Itineraries

-Potato Tasting at Remote Ecocamps Straight from the Organic Gardens

- Biking into a Local Town to Share Tea with a Family

-Horseback Riding Amidst Salkantay Mountain

Adult Itineraries

Pisco Mixology at Ecocamps

-Hiking to a 15,000 ft Pass to see Glacial Lakes

-Massages at Altitude with Stunning Backdrops

Key Itinerary Content

  • Stay at Four Unique EcoCamps
  • Finish your trip at a hotel for two nights
  • Visit Condor Viewing Point at Chonta
  • Visit an Archaeological site: Kuillarumiyoc or Tarahuasi
  • Explore the archaeological site of Killarumiyoq
  • Tradtional Pachamanca Bar-be-que Dinner
  • Sacred Choquechurco (Place where Gold is placed)
  • Glacial Lake of the Humantay Mountain
  • Shaman Blessing
  • Visit Archaeological site of Moray
  • Have Lunch in the Misminay community with music, dance, and local traditions
  • Train to Aguas Calientes
  • Guided Tour of Machu Picchu

Inclusions:

  • Trained mountain guides
  • Vehicles w/ water & drinks and professional drivers
  • All relevant Park fees & rescue fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • All accommodation and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Drinks on the hike (potable water, tea, coffee & hot chocolate)

CommUnity Impact Opportunities

Family Cultural Exchange

Ride bikes to a local village for cultural exchange with a local family.

Ecocamping in Peru

The very nature of the Peru Ecocamp has conceived to brings travelers to the Mount of Salkantayarea introducing the concepts of sustainable tourism, leaving a light footprint.

Peru Ecocamp has been conceived to bring travelers to the Mount of Salkantayarea, while ensuring the social well-being and economic development of local communities. Learn about this concept in tourism, one that prioritizes concern for the environment, coupled with eco-friendly development that is sustainable over time. Our goal is to benefit our strategic partners, while at the same time working on skills building and job creation initiatives for the local communities who form part of the Peru Ecocamp family.

Preparing for Peru EcoCamp

Traveling at higher altitude requires a good level of general fitness. Our published tour itineraries include the hours trekked each day and the approximate altitude. As preparation, we strongly recommend arriving in Cusco at least two or three days before the tour to acclimate to the higher altitude. You can find more information about traveling at higher altitude here.

No visas required for Peru. A passport valid for six months after date of entry is required. Visitors must hold return/onward tickets and all documents required for their next destination.

Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, and Typhoid immunizations are recommended for all travelers. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended if you are traveling to jungle regions and you should consult your local doctor or physician to advise which malaria medication is best suited for you. Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the CDC’s Internet site.

Peru - Electrical current is 220 volts, 60Hz (Arequipa 50Hz). Two-pin, flat blade and round plugs are standard.

The international access code for Peru is +51, and the outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the UK). City/area codes are in use, e.g. (0)1) for Lima. A mobile phone operator provides a GSM 1900 network with coverage limited to major towns and cities. Peru is well connected to the Internet with a proliferation of inexpensive Internet kiosks, called cabinas pública, available on street corners in most towns and cities.

Make two photocopies of valuables such as your passport, tickets, and visas. Keep one copy with you in a separate place to the original and leave another copy with someone at home.

Local currency is Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN), and it is advised to carry hard notes of USD. Better hotels, lodges, and camps might accept credit cards, however it is advised to withdraw cash when visiting remote areas and villages.

The official language is Spanish but the other predominant languages are Quechua, Aymara and Amazon languages like Urarina.

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