Hi, booked this amazing trip and would like to say to fellow travellers!
Would also like to pick up any tips or advice more those more experienced trekkers beforehand :-)
I've just booked this trip too. I'm in the same boat as you and looking for some tips from some experienced trekkers. However, worst case scenario we can muddle through together!
Sounds like we're going to have fun :-)
I'm been thinking/dreaming of doing this for years, and now have finally plucked up the courage to go. I think I should be doing some exercises to prepare though, so have bought an exercise bike, but so far it mostly holds my jacket!
Hello Heidi and Andreana,
I've just booked on this trip. Looks amazing and I've heard so many great things about the Amazon Rainforest and the Inca Trail from friends who have already been that I can't wait to experience it all! Just need to sort out a sleeping bag and then I'm good to go!
And there was me worrying I'd be the only female going! :-)
I imagine the group will be fairly mixed, but with at least three girls so far, you never know, maybe the boys will be outnumbered! I don't know how many boys/girls are booked on the trip but when I booked there was one couple and either 4 or 5 individuals, age range 37-66.
How is the exercise bike?? I'm a member of a local walking group (via the Rambler's Association) and get out an about with them when I can so that's good prep too. Did a good 8 mile walk on Sunday.
Glad to here there are a few singles going - didn't want to be the odd one so that's great. I like a nice mix in a small group - it makes the holiday. And that age range is reassuring too - seems on the more discerning travellers do this kind of thing :-)
Execise bike has been used a little, but I do mean a little! I thought thetrip was still 6 months away until this week when it was pointed out - MUST USE BIKE MORE!!!
Hello ladies, my female friend and I have just booked on this trip. We have also heard great things about the Inca Trail and Amazon Rainforest. We are very much looking forward to the trip and to meeting our fellow travelling buddies.
I'm still having my jabs - didn't expect quite so many. Might go on holiday to Cornwall next year!!!
But I admit I am getting a little nervous now with excitement. I really hope I can make it up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu ok.
Cornwall might not be quite as exciting though! My yellow fever jab isn't for a couple of weeks - I've decided that I'm going to have to go on lots more exotic holidays over the next few years to get my money's worth out of the more obscure jabs I've had over the last 2 years!
I was recently in touch with Exodus with a few queries and was told that we won't be able to check in online as we are all on a group ticket so individual online check-in isn't possible. I also asked about fellow travellers and there are 11 of us in total – 6 women and 5 men, 4 in their 30s, 3 in 40s, 3 in 50s and 1 in their 60s, so a nice mix.
Do you mean for your clothes etc? Did you not receive a large (black/green) exodus kit bag in the post about 3 weeks ago? According to the trip notes that bag is intended for use for the trail and presumably also the Rainforest and Lake Titicaca homestay - lots of decanting of luggage apparently! If you didn't, then I imagine you can get Exodus to give you one locally.
I'm taking a regular wheely suitcase with kit bag packed inside. The suitcase will get left behind in hotels, and anything I need for the rainforest, trek and homestaynights will go in the exodus kitbag. I also have a small rucksack for carrying personal stuff. I re-read the notes and they say that we'll be given a small bag for the rainforest when we are in Peru. Not sure why we apparently can't use the exodus bag we've been sent for these nights? All will be revealed! See you soon...
I'm v excited. Not quite sure I've got all the right kit. Part of me thinks I've got too much, part of me thinks I've got too little but hey ho, too late now! Tracy.
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