Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.

J Dunthorne | UK

Andes Adventure

The soaring peaks of the Andes and the cultural legacies of the Incas are two of Peruís most compelling attractions. We discover both and much more on this amazing two week adventure. After savouring the historical and cultural highlights of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we commence our trek. We explore the wilderness following trails to 5000m in the Cordillera Vilcabamba and establish camps beneath the spectacular 6270m Mount Salcantay. This stunning trail is much quieter than the busier Inca Trail and is highly regarded by past trekkers. On the final day we join the classic Inca Trail for the dramatic view of Machu Picchu from the 'Sun Gate'. Rather than rushing back to Cusco, we spend a night in Aguas Calientes for a well deserved soak in the hot springs before heading back to Machu Picchu at the best time of day, as the sun is rising.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Lima
DAY 2 Fly to Cusco
DAY 3 In Cusco, walking tour
DAY 4 To Sacred Valley
DAY 5 Day walks in Sacred Valley
DAY 6 To Mollepata and commence trek
DAYS 7/11 Trek to Chilca
DAY 12 Train to KM104, trek final day of Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
DAY 13 At Machu Picchu, afternoon return to Cusco
DAY 14 Free in Cusco
DAY 15 Fly to Lima where trip concludes

traveller reviews

We enjoyed the entire trip. All the guides were excellent - Wilson, Pepe, and the guide around Machu Picchu. Cooks and horsemen were fantastic; food was wonderful. The itinerary was great; really got to see a lot of different types of scenery in a relatively small area. Our group was good; we all got on well. Hotels were in good locations and high standard.

M Clune Australia

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Trip Code: AAD
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
Next Trip:  30 March 2016
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price: $2,760.00 USD

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