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Gay Group Trip: Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

Getting to Machu Picchu isn’t easy but when you’re there it’s so worth it. This gay group trip will take you on the Inca trail. You’ll camp in the shadow of a glacier, see the ruins of the Inca empire and ultimately arrive at Machu Picchu.

This will be a once in a lifetime adventure.

Departure Dates For Gay Group Trip: Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu

Group Trip Breakdown

Lima

Day 1 To 2: Lima

If you arrive early on day one you can go on a tour of Pachacamac ruins – for an additional charge.

We’ll be going on a bike tour of Lima and discovering Peru’s history at the Larco Herrara Museum. In the evening we’ll dine at a top restaurant.

Cusco

Day 3 To 4: Cusco

We’ll take a short flight to Cusco, check into our hotel and acclimatise to the high altitude. The colonial city of Cusco has plenty to discover and its surrounding sacred valley.

Just outside the city we’ll explore the Incan Sacsayhuaman fortress complex, and then return for dinner in the trendy San Blas area.

Cusco

Day 5: Salkantay Trail

The Inca Empire ruled over Peru from around 1450 to 1530. Prior to the Incas, Peru was made up of many fragmented communities. The empire the Incas created was truly great. They built sophisticated roadways and created an administrative bureaucracy. As with so many empires, they must have thought that theirs would last forever.

The arrival of the Spanish would bring their short reign to an end. Spain’s rapid conquest obliterated most of what the Incas had built. We’ll be exploring the ruins, and trying to piece together their story from the wreckage of history.

We’ll visit the Inca town of Limatambo, the village of Mollepata and the Tarawasi ruins. Tonight we’ll camp in the shadow of a glacier at Soyrococha.

Cusco

Day 6: High Mountain Pass

Today we’ll see more glaciers as we ascend Salkantay Mountain Pass, seeing some chinchillas in their natural habitat on the way.

Cusco

Day 7: Santa Teresa River Valley

Attention coffee lovers: we’ll be trying some of the world’s best coffee on our hike through Santa Teresa River Valley. We’ll have a picnic and camp at Lucmabamba.

Day 8: Machu Picchu

As we hike to the Incan Llactapata Ruins we’ll get out first glimpse of Macchi Picchu. We’ll then descend into the bamboo forests of the Aobamba River valley.

Machu Picchu

Day 9: Machu Picchu

This morning we’ll take a bus to “The Lost City Of The Incas”, Machu Picchu. A mountain citadel built by the Incas, it was “rediscovered” in 1911 and now it’s Peru’s most iconic attraction. It’s a place of great mystery; no one knows why it was built.

Machu Picchu

Day 10 And 11: Sacred Valley

We’ll be visiting the Ollantaytambo fortress, a fortress used by the Inca resistance when the Spanish invaded. It was once the estate of Emperor Pachacuti.

Our epic adventure will then come to a close. We’ll return to Cusco and fly to Lima for our return flights.

Included

  • Accommodation as listed
  • Transfer from Lima airport
  • Breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Group transfers and other transportation

 

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • 1 lunch and 1 dinner

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