I just got off the phone with Roberto Carcelen about our 2012 trip on the Inca trail. Just like last year, Martin Koukal will be coming along! For those of you who are cross-country skiers, this is a fantastic way to spend some time with an Olympic medalist, and world-champion skier!
The dates we have set are June 20th to June 29th.
Basically everything you need to know is on the Inca Runners web page here.
This is an all inclusive trip which means the following things are included in the price:
- All hotels
- All meals
- All entry fees to the ruins
- Flight from Lima to Cusco
- Flight from Cusco to Lima
- All transportation (buses and taxis within the sacred valley)
Essentially, all you have to do is tell them you’re coming and they organize everything. Theoretically, you don’t even have to bring any money (but I always bring money). All inclusive tour is $2,950 (this price does not include the price of your ticket to Peru).
Take it from me, this is a very good price for the Inca trail tour. Roberto does the “back door” Inca trail hike which goes through Choquequirao. Choquequirao is the highlight of the trip because it’s a set of ruins as spectacular as Machu Picchu, but with almost zero visitors. It is a rare and awesome thing to be able to walk fantastic ruins like Choquequirao and not see another tourist!
I’m just giving you the bare bones information here, so feel free to contact Inca Runners, or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want some more details.
Also, if you are currently in Peru and wish to organize your own plane and train tickets, Roberto is open to a less expensive tour price.
Let it be known that this is a VERY HARD TOUR (with Martin and Roberto charging up the mountains like they have wings), but it will get you in ROCK SOLID SHAPE!!!
For those of you who know me, if you want to stay a couple extra days in Lima just to hang out, let me know and I’ll handle your accommodations there free of charge. Also, my wife and I are likely to be in Peru a couple weeks after this trip, so if you just want to come down and do a less strenuous Machu Picchu tour, I’d be willing to talk about that (although I highly recommend the Inca trail tour with all my heart!).
Again, check out the Inca Runners page and when you contact them, let them know you heard about it on Streets of Lima!