Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was wonderful, thanks! The local operator, Coast to Coast, were very well organised and especially Danny, the lead guide, was the best guide I have ever seen in action. It was a privilege to be guided by such a well-rounded and versatile person - from navigating and motivating the group, to cooking (delicious food) and patching up blisters. And always with a smile on his face.

I am already planning my next trip with World Expeditions - rafting on the Franklin River in Tasmania.

Nick | South Africa
 
 

High Andes Circuit

For the lover of high mountain regions it would be hard to beat this exceptional trek. We combine a moderate trek in the isolated Cordillera Vilcabamba with a challenging foray into the Cordillera Vilcanota around the base of Ausangate. Ample time is also included in Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas for acclimatisation on this outstanding and unusual itinerary. The remote trails of the Cordillera Vilcabamba provide a fine introduction to the spectacular Andean wilderness. From our magnificent campsites our guides identify a striking panorama of 6000m peaks including the huge flanks of Salcantay before joining the final stage of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Our trekking pace is more demanding as we head into the Cordillera Vilcanota. With our gear loaded on mules or llamas we share campsites with the Quechua herders and undertake forays over high and rugged passes to the foot of huge glaciers that underline our sense of isolation and achievement on this challenging trek.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Lima
DAY 2 Fly to Cusco
DAY 3 In Cusco, walking tour
DAY 4 Drive to Sacred Valley
DAY 5 Day walks in Sacred Valley
DAY 6 Drive to Mollepata and commence trek
DAYS 7/11 Trek towards Chilca
DAY 12 Train to KM104, trek classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
DAY 13 At Machu Picchu, return to Cusco
DAY 14 Day at leisure in Cusco
DAYS 15/16 Drive to Tinqui, commence trek around Ausangate
DAYS 17/19 Traverse series of passes
DAY 20 Complete trek in Tinqui
DAY 21 Transfer to Cusco
DAY 22 Fly to Lima where trip concludes

traveller reviews

Thank You for an excellent trip. Every transfer was seamless, and the trip itself was phenomenal. Almost everyone in my tour group had previously done several trips with World Expeditions and all had great things to say, so I was immediately put at ease that I was in good hands. Our guide Jose Pepelucho Corpancho was not only knowledgeable about the area but he also knew personally the families we passed on the trek, which afforded us a more intimate and privileged experience in terms of interaction with locals, and putting in perspective the landscape and geography in relation to peoplesí daily lives. It was evident that the team of staff (Tambo Treks) worked diligently to maintain high standards on the trip and I am still a bit in awe of how such fantastic meals came out of a tent, at high altitude. Thanks so much for an unparalleled vacation in both itinerary and execution.

M. Li Australia

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Trip Code: HAC
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  22 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  01 October 2014
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price: $3,160.00 USD

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