Inca Trail & Salkantay Packing List

Inca Trail Packing List Luggage storage and load limits During the Inca Trail Trek your main luggage will be stored in Cuzco. As you will have a packing limit for the trail, you should bring a day pack in which you can carry personal belongings such as your camera, water, snacks, and sunscreen etc. Optionally,…

Weather on the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu winds through various environments in its 26 mile span, meaning that you have to be prepared for all weather conditions. Expect very cold temperatures when scaling mountain passes with a lot of wind, especially at the top of Dead Woman’s Pass. Despite the cold temerature, if the sun is…

Health and Safety on the Inca Trail

Health and Safety are pretty important as one of the biggest risks to hiking the Inca Trail, and the Cusco area in general, is getting altitude sickness. This occurs when traveling higher than 2000m above sea level, and can be as mild as just feeling fatigued to a strong case with vomiting and difficulty breathing.…

What to do in Aguas Calientes

Thermal Baths Visit the small hot springs that give Aguas Calientes its name. For just a 10 sole entrance you can relax in the healing hot water and enjoy a drink from thre restaurant located within the site. Hike Putukusi Mountain Take this challenging, free, hike to get a beautiful peak offering sweeping views of…

Choosing your Trek Class

Basic Backpacker Trek Class GROUP TOUR As a classic budget trek, we are offering an extremely low price for a trek with very basic service. This tour is perfect for those on a tight budget but still, want to experience the incredible trek. Though still high in quality and service, this tour uses only basic service. This…

Extra Services & Extensions

Extra services as follows: Huayna Picchu Ticket: $89.00Machu Picchu Mountain Ticket: $89.00Sleeping Bag – 10º: $25.00A pair of walking sticks: $19.00Extra Porter $160.00 for 12 kilosUpgrade to Expedition direct train to Cusco: $49.00Upgrade to Vistadome direct train to Cusco: $69.00Lima – Cusco – Lima to be quoted on the day of inquiry (prices vary from…

Private Tour vs. Group Tour

Peru & U offers all kind of tours including private, small groups or big groups service for you to choose the most suitable option. A Group service tour means that you and your party will be part of a larger group. This is a great opportunity to meet people as you are traveling and the…

Tour Operations

We are the tour agency organizing every detail of your trip and facilitating transfers. We hire only licensed tour operators for the trail portions that have a spotless reputation and who we have enjoyed working with for much time (for policy reasons we can not share the names of these operators). Though we are not…

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