Comience aquí: Cómo llegar a Perú
¡Aquí hay información útil sobre cómo llegar a Perú para su mística lista de deseos en el Camino Inca a Machu Picchu!
Comience aquí con esta guía fácil de seguir que cubre la logística de viajes a Lima y Cusco Perú, qué empacar, dónde alojarse y qué ver en Cusco.
LLEGANDO AL PERÚ
DETALLES DE VIAJE
As you make your Inca Trail travel checklist, be sure to include some absolute essentials that include:
If you have questions about these or other supplies you wish to bring, you can consult Alpaca Expeditions for advice. We’ve found that these are the most essential supplies needed for the Inca Trail Trek. Having them will make your trip less challenging so that you can focus on the hike itself and the marvelous views that await you.
Where Should I Stay in Cusco?
While many of you are expert travelers, you will see that planning for this particular journey is a bit more difficult than most. We are here to help every step of the way and may be reaching out to you from time to time with some advice.
To begin with, we have some suggestions on where to stay in Cusco. Cusco is a small city, but they are making more and more streets open to only pedestrian traffic – no cars. So these hotels are all really nice three star hotels that also are accessible for us to drive to for your pickup. These are suggestions only – not mandatory to stay here.
Alpaca Expeditions goes all-the-way to create an experience-of-a-lifetime for every single one of our clients who are trekking or traveling with us. We try to include every possible detail that will enhance your experience so that you can have a seamless and memorable trip. We always try to smooth any potential issues you may have along the way on your expedition. Here is some information of some of the services that we provide:
Cusco is quite a safe city. However, as locals we have experience with some issues which probably are not uncommon in developing countries like Peru, which we would like to make you aware of. Our city Mayor has provided as many police officers as possible, including a special force called “Policia Turistica” (Tourist Police) to provide a high security standard to the people who are visiting our city. However, we would like to ask you to please be aware that there are opportunistic factions which operate, especially in the early mornings or late evenings and in crowded areas and some tourists have experienced pick-pocketing or stolen bags. Unfortunately, occasionally even taxi drivers cannot always be trusted. With this is mind, Alpaca Expeditions want to ensure that you avoid these problems and to that effect, we are now offering to pick our trekkers up from their hotels. Prior to your trek, we will give you a briefing in our office, at which time we will determine what time we will pick you up on the morning your trek starts. Here are our basic guidelines:
Inka Trail 4D/3N pick up will be at 4.15 am to 4.30 am
Inka Trail 5D/4N pick up will be at 5.00 am to 5.15 am
Lares Trek 4D/3N pick up will be at 5 am to 5.15 am
Other tour departures are mentioned on our website or will be confirmed by our front desk staff during your check-in while you are in Cusco.
PURPLE: $200 or more a night
BLUE: $100-$200 a night
TURQUOISE: $75-$100 a night
ORANGE: $40-$75 a night
YELLOW: Below $40 a night
After hiking for days and getting up very early to catch mystical Machu Picchu before the clouds burn off and the day tourists arrive, plus the 4-hour trip from Machu Picchu back to Cusco, you will definitely be tired when you return to Cusco, perhaps hoping to jump straight into the shower. You’ll want to arrive back to your hotel as soon as reasonably possible. Alpaca Expeditions has put in place as organized and quick drop-offs to your hotel as possible.
However, we ask that you understand some logistical information which will assist in smooth hotel pick-up and drop-off. Cusco is an ancient, historical city with many very narrow streets, lots of stairs, and areas that cars cannot even access. This is part of its charm, though it doesn’t always make navigation by motor vehicles easy. Recently, they have even passed a law making the Main Plaza a pedestrian-only area, with no through vehicular traffic at all allowed. You can imagine, this complicates people getting dropped off directly to their hotels! We know you want to reach your home-sweet-home away from home as quickly and directly as possible. We therefore make the following recommendations.
In order to make Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off as smooth as possible, we highly recommend that you choose one from this list of hotels. This list includes smaller hostels and also larger hotels which have good vehicular access.
|NAME||CLASSIFICATION BY STAR|
|Hotel Rumi Punku|
|Hotel JW Marriott|
|Hotel Best Western Hotel|
|Hotel San Agustin el Dorado|
|Hotel Eco Inn|
|Hotel Andean Wings Boutique Hotel|
|Hotel Terra Andina Hotel|
|Hotel Esplendor Hotel|
|Hotel El Mercado Hotel|
|Hotel Niños 1 Meloc Hotel|
|Hotel Palacio Del Inca|
|Hotel Tierra Viva Centro|
|Hotel Costa Del Sol Ramada|
|Hotel Cusco Plaza Hotel|
|Hostel Wild River|
|Hostel The Point|
|Hostel Mill House|
|Hostel Flying Dog|
|Hostel Hitchhikers Cusco Hostel|
|Hostel Mama Simona Hostel|
|Hostel Atawkama Hostel|
|Hostel Amaru Hostal I|
Due to Cusco’s very narrow streets, our one-way traffic system, and other access limitations, we cannot guarantee that we can do a hotel pick-up/drop-off directly at your hotel or hostel if you choose one that is not on this list. If you are booked in another hotel, we can pick you up, but it will have to be at a pre-arranged location, perhaps a few blocks from where you are staying, and you will have to get there with your packs and/or luggage.
COSAS QUE VER
For all of our treks and tours we require a deposit of $200 per person, the balance is payable when you arrive to Cusco. Please note that all of our tours are priced in US currency.
We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. PayPal charges a 5.5% service fee (for the international transfer), so the total deposit per person ends up being $211 per person and should be sent to email@example.com. Our PayPal page can be found here.
When we receive your booking form details and deposit via PayPal, we will send you a booking invoice and confirmation that we have received your deposit and your tour has been booked.
To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly encouraged and very easy. In fact, we work with a great agency in the United States that has helped to make it easy and affordable. This is a great way to protect yourself while visiting Peru.
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