- 5 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
- 10kg personal weight limit
- Inca Trail altitude maximum 4200m, average 3050m
8 nights hotels and 3 nights rainforest lodge, all en suite, 3 nights full-service camping.
All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners.
There are 4 days walking with full porterage, at a maximum altitude of 4215m, average 3050m. Though not without its difficulties (in particular the ascent and descent of the first pass, known as the Dead Woman's Pass!) this trek is certainly possible for anyone in a good state of health and fitness, but we would not recommend it as a beginner's trek to anyone who is totally unused to walking. It is also not particularly suitable for those with bad knees due to the number of steep and uneven steps, particularly on the third and fourth days of the trek.
You should be aware that this trip involves a long drive from Cuzco to Puno (approx. 10 hours), and you should be prepared for this. The buses used are comfortable and the scenery is outstanding. There will be several stops along the way to help break up the journey.
This trip spends considerable time at altitude - please see the warning under the Health section in the Trip Notes.
Normal group size and age
Normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
Easily reached by a 25-minute flight from Cuzco, the Tambopata River is endowed with an astonishing variety of wildlife even by Amazonian standards - over 500 bird and 1000 butterfly species have been identified. We stay in a comfortable yet rustic lodge, sleeping in individual bungalows with private bathrooms. The lodge, some three hours up river by motorised canoe, has an extensive trail system. The lodge is included in the Inca Trail & the Amazon Rainforest and Classic Peru trips (TPJ & TPR [this trip] respectively), and can be added as a three-day extension to any of the Peru treks. Please see individual Trip Notes for details.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
No experience is necessary; those who take weekend hill walks in areas like the Peak District or Cotswold’s at home should manage a B-grade trek; good health and reasonable fitness are important. These Moderately graded departures are either fairly easy medium-duration walks or harder, shorter walks.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
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