I need help finding a good company to do the Inca Trail and Amazon Trek with that isn't too expensive. Looking at either combining them, 3-4days per trek.
I'm in need of some serious help. My friends and I have been researching for ages but can't seem to find much on the internet in the way of reasonable cost treks for Inca Trail and the Amazon. We were looking to do them together as the package deals seems to be cheaper, but then you seem to miss out on a lot of what you get to do on the treks.
Has anyone got any feedback for me on what are the best deals out there, and what I need to be looking for? I'd really appreciate anyone's imput.
If you dont have much time then I would recomend booking a trip in advanced. A company that you can do that with is SAS travel. Just search in on google. If you have a few extra days I would recommend going to cuzco and looking for an agency there. It will be a lot cheaper the only problem with that is they might be booked for the next couple of days but most likely someone will have an opening for you.
for Inca trail you need to book well in advance as you need a permit and there are only 500 per day available.
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Great - thanks for your help guys!
My wife and I are both booked in August for the Inca Trail and the Amazon Jungle Short Manu Program (4 days/3 nights) with All Trek Tours in Cusco (firstname.lastname@example.org). Both were inexpensive ($399 each for Inca Trail (4 days, 3 nights) and $360 each for Amazon by bus. The only problem is that as travelmnky says, you have to book the Inca Trail WELL in advance. We booked the Inca Trail April 22 for August 15th and we were the last available for that day and only 20 or 30 permits were still available for ANY date in August!
Hey dont go by bus to the Amazon...3 friends were kidnaped last year for half day and took all their things. Is very irresponsible to send you by bus to the jungle, there is no police control there
I organized my Inca Trail with chasquibus (email@example.com) really good and budget. Actually they helped my friends afterwards even when they were not their clients.
Kidnapped?! Arrhhh! Err, that's scared me a tad. Any suggestions on a better way to get to do an amazon trek then? Flights out there are so expensive it seems.
I think is to go to the Amazon by flight is safer, yeah, i know is expensive but there are cheape lodges...contact the guys i told you, really helpful
The Inca Trail you need to book months in advance. An alternative is to do the Salkantay Trek. This one is beautiful and takes you also to Machu Picchu.
Trips to the Amazon are always expensive. If you book in Cusco you can save a bit on this trip I think.
My wife and I are doing the Inca Trail and the Amazon in the middle of August. Can anyone advise us on types of clothing to bring and weather or temperatures that time of year?
the inca trail is great, you can also do salkantay and the jungle trek, all great!
weather is always very hot during the day and very cold at night! if you are camping (inca trail) make sure you bring warm stuff for the nights! it won´t rain in august.
make sure you have lots of mosquito repellent and sunscreen!!!
as for agencies to do it with, i did mine thru this company it was great, my friend works there you can contact her - Sassie on firstname.lastname@example.org
they pay the porters good money so they can actually survive well, some companies dont
As a follow-up to my previus post: We just recently complete the Inca Trail and Amazon (by bus!) tours. The company we booked the Inca Trail with was great, All Trek Cusco. Even though we were the only two booked with them, they didn't slough (sp?) us off on another company's tour, but gave us a "private" trek, just us, cook, guide and three porters. All for the same $399 price! The Amazon Tour was a big mistake though. The company we ended up with was Vilca Expeditions, who I have to admit were excellent folks, but the trip there and back was not worth the little time and few good experiences we had. I'd definitely do the "fly-in-out" tour next time! Hope this helps.