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Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and The Inca Trail - August 6, 2010

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Friday, August 6, 2010 at 11:00 PM - Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and The Inca Trail...
August 6 to 15, 2010


In the footsteps of the Inca...     for the experience of a lifetime !!!

Part physical challenge, part mind dazzling journey into the past...

This is the Trail of the Inca...

We will hike and camp: The High Inca Trail: from the Majestic Salcantay, via Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.

For 4 days and 3 nights, steadily approaching the enchanting city of Machu Picchu. 
(Total travel time in Peru: 9 days / 8 nights)

General Itinerary:

Friday, Aug 6, 11.45 pm - Departure from NYC / JFK via Lan Chile
Saturday, Aug 7 - Early morning, connect via Lima and fly to Cuzco
(Hotel check in and afternoon City Tour of famous Cuzco)

Sunday, Aug 8, 9.00 am - Day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Monday, Aug 9 to Thursday, Aug 12
Early morning start onto the 4 days / 3 nights of the High Inca Trail: Salcantay
Please see further details below:

Thursday, Aug 12 - Last day of trekking; Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

Friday, Aug 13 - Early morning start to visit the Sun Gate and explore Machu Picchu
2.00 pm: Returning in the afternoon to Cuzco via train and bus - Optional stop in Ollanta y Tambo

Saturday, Aug 14 - Open day: Shopping and optional activities:
- City Tour of Cuzco and surrounding area - Part B: The City Cathedral, The Sun Temple, etc
- ATV Expedition, Mountain Biking, Adventure Park, etc...
- White water rafting, horseback riding, paragliding...

Sunday, Aug 15, 4.45 pm - Departure from Cuzco to NYC via Lima
Monday,
Aug 16, 8.35 am - Arrive in NYC/ JFK


Pricing and payment schedule:   (includes ALL flights and transfers)
$2,195 - Last minute booking

Please note: only $400 deposit needed to hold your spot; however, we have only 20 spots available and this trip sells out every year !

Land Only Pricing:
$1,395 -
Last minute booking

Questions / RSVP:  igorbass@dynamicoutdoors.com

The very same itinerary booked via a travel agent will cost you $2,400 or more!!

Includes:
- The High Inca Trail via Salcantay: Guides, porters, tents, chef, and support staff
- City Tour of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley Tour
- B&B accommodations in Cuzco, hotel in Aguas Calientes
- English speaking local guides, airport pick up and all transfers
- Daily breakfast and all meals on the Inca Trail
- Park entrance fees and entrance tickets per itinerary

>> Options for extended stay: Manu National Park, Amazonas / Lake Titicaca !!
please inquire within...


Detailed Itinerary:

Friday, Aug 6, 11.45 pm
Departure Friday: 11.45 pm overnight flight from NYC, JFK (Terminal 4) to Lima, Peru

Saturday, Aug 7
Early morning arrival in Lima to connect with our 8.35 am flight to the City of Cuzco...
Arrive in Cuzco and check in at our Bed & Breakfast. Adjust to the altitude ( 3,400 meters above sea level or 11,150 feet !!)
Afternoon City Tour of famous Cuzco - Chinchero, Tambomachay, Saqsaywaman, Maonumento Pachacuteq
Overnight: Inca Bed & Breakfast, Cuzco (
Full service staff; great breakfast - Double occupancy)

Sunday,
Aug 8, 9.00 am  -  Sacred Valley of the Incas
After Breakfast - Day trip to the Sacred Valley; leaving Cuzco in the direction of Pisac, visiting a number of famous ruins (Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the Pisac Market)

In the afternoon, briefing and all final preparations for the Inca Trail:
Overnight: Inca Bed & Breakfast, Cuzco

Monday, Aug 9 to Thursday, Aug 12 - On the High Inca Trail via Salcantay

Monday,
Aug 9 - Trekking Day 1: we start our "pilgrimage"

Early morning start onto the 4 days / 3 nights of the High Inca Trail:
The first push into the valley, closing in on Salcantay...
Overnight Camping: 2 per tent

Tuesday, Aug 10 - Hike along the majestic Salcantay
Trekking Day 2: Climbing 3 major passes on the trail, spend the night camping...
Overnight Camping: 2 per tent

Wednesday, Aug 11
Trekking Day 3: Climbing 3 major passes on the trail, spend the night camping...
Overnight Camping: 2 per tent

Thursday, Aug 12 - Last day of trekking; Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes
Overnight in Aguas Calientes: Relaxing, shopping, hot springs, and dinner in town...

Friday, Aug 13 - The Sun Gate and Machu Picchu
Early morning start to hike up to and visit the Sun Gate, where you will witness the most spectacular sunrise, then continue to explore the city of Machu Picchu.
Tour of the ancient city and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Take it all in while relaxing after the hike.

Additional Hiking/ Exploring:
- Do the Steep One: Wayna Picchu Mountain - Limited Tickets - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huayna_Picchu
- Do the Big One: Machu Picchu Mountain

2.00 pm: Returning in the afternoon to Cuzco via train and bus - Optional stop in Ollanta y Tambo
Overnight: Inca Bed & Breakfast, Cuzco - Dinner in town

Saturday, Aug 14 - Open day & optional activities:
Back in Cuzco, explore local markets just outside the city, producing and selling awesome arts and crafts and jewelry !!
- City Tour of Cuzco and surrounding area - Part B: The City Cathedral, The Sun Temple, etc
Or take part in some extracurricular activities:
- White water rafting, horseback riding, paragliding...
- ATV Expedition, Mountain Biking, Adventure Park, etc...
Overnight: Inca Bed & Breakfast, Cuzco

Sunday, Aug 15, 4.45 pm
Departure from Cuzco to NYC via Lima
Leaving  Cuzco at 4.45 pm back to Lima and fly overnight to NYC

Monday, Aug 16, 8.35 am
Arrive in NYC - JFK Terminal 4 at 8.35 am

The trip will include the overnight flight directly to Lima with connection to Cuzco, accommodations and breakfast at an awesome B&B with super friendly staff in Cuzco.
Also included: all transportation to and from the airport, the city tour, the Sacred Valley tour, and the full 4 days and 3 nights on the High Inca Trail via Salcantay !!

All meals, tents, mats, and general porters on the Inca Trail are included...   and the meals are delicious.
You should bring your own mats (Therma Rests), sleeping bags, and gear, as desired:
(Basic mats are provided and sleeping bags can be rented as well)

- Notes on the High Inca Trail:
Mollepata to Aguas Calientes & Machu Picchu - with extra night in Aguas Calientes
Big advantage, you may have campsites to yourself rather than sharing with hundreds of others...

Not Included:
- Personal porters to carry your heavier gear are highly recommended and cost $90 per porter;
or $45 each if 2 people share 1 porter (covers the entire trip)
Tips and Airport Departure Taxes ($30 to $45 covers the entire trip)

Challenge your mind and body, and reap the full reward of an extraordinary adventure !!

Questions / RSVP:  igorbass@dynamicoutdoors.com


Optional Adventures and Activities:
Mountain biking in Moray - Maras, ca. $45.00
Horse back riding, ca. - half day $20.00, and full day $45.00
River rafting, class III $45.00 and in class IV $55.00

Basic Hiking Gear / Outfit:
- Good !! Hiking Boots...
- Recommended "layering":   fleece jacket for warmth
- Light wind breaker, soft shell jacket to wear over fleece in the morning and at night and if it should rain !!
- Pants that can be "zipped" into shorts and vice versa....   EMS has them !!     (great for hiking)
- Rain pants, super light, soft shell pants to wear over regular pants / shorts
- Sleeping bag (Rated 15F or better) and sleeping mat (Therma Rest)

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Supplemental Info: Air service by LAN Chile Airlines:  MEMBER OF ONEWORLD
(Famous for their sandwiches)

0. 20AUGPERU/GROUP  NM: 0
  1  LA 531 N 06AUG 5 JFKLIM HK20      4  2345 0640+1 *1A/E*
  2  LP 031 H 07AUG 6 LIMCUZ HK20         0835 0955   *1A/E*
  3  LP 038 H 15AUG 7 CUZLIM HK20         1645 1810   *1A/E*
  4  LA 530 N 15AUG 7 LIMJFK HK20         2355 0835+1 *1A/E*

>> Please be at the airport at 9pm the latest - Terminal 4
>> Please check in and meet us at the Gate past security !

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel more than 60 days before the date of travel, you would receive a refund minus $200
If you cancel less than 60 days before the date of travel, you would receive 75% refund
If you cancel less than 45 days before the date of travel, you would receive 50% refund
If you cancel less than 30 days before the date of travel, you would receive 25% refund
If you cancel less than 15 days before the date of travel, there won't be a refund possible unless we find replacement for you !
(We always highly recommend to take out travel insurance:
www.travelex.com)


PERU VACCINATIONS AND TRAVEL HEALTH INFORMATION

A visit to a travel health physician at least 4-6 weeks before travel is highly recommended
*Our very own Travel Health Center / Dr. Bradley A. Connor*
Contact Nurse Judy: 212 988 2800 or 212 734 3000 - 50 East 69th, NYC 10021

(Mention Dynamic Outdoors or Igor Bass, maybe she will waive the visitation fee)

CDC Recommended Vaccinations
Typhoid*
Polio*
Tetanus-diphtheria*
Measles*
Hepatitis A (series of 3, but one will cover you within 2 weeks of receiving)
International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever required if arriving FROM an INFECTED AREA  (Further information regarding Yellow Fever Vaccination, may be obtained by calling 1-800-VACCINE or the U.S. Department of Health Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) International Traveler's Hotline at (404) 332-4559 or the CDC Fax Information Service at (888) 232-3299. Information may also be obtained from travel medicine specialists and/or a local or state Department of Health clinic).
*  you probably have had these but may need a booster

Malaria
Malaria exists in rural areas of the country. Travelers who will visit only Lima and vicinity; coastal areas south of Lima; or the highland tourist areas (Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca) are NOT at risk

Other health topics
Altitude Sickness
On reaching heights above 3000m, heart pounding and shortness of breath are a normal response to the lack of oxygen in the air. However, for some visitors these symptoms can deteriorate into a conditions known as Soroche (or acute mountain sickness) when you can start to experience headaches, loss of appetite, extreme tiredness, sleeplessness and often nausea. Symptoms usually develop within the first day at altitude, but may be delayed by up to 2 weeks. To prevent Soroche, try to take things easy as soon as you arrive. Once settled in your hotel room have a lie down for a while and drink plenty of fluids. Don't plan any strenuous treks until you've acclimatized for a few days. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and heavy food. Drinking mate de coca (an infusion of coca leaves - and perfectly legal in Peru ) may help.

Consider bringing DIAMOX for prophylaxis. (highly recommended !)

Traveler’s Diarrhea
Can be avoided by following the appropriate health precautions. Consider bringing ANTIBIOTICS (doxycycline, bactrim, or ciprofloxacin) and over the counter anti-diarrheal medications (ie-Imodium) just in case

Health Precautions
1.  Drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated drinks in cans and bottles.  AVOID tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes.  If this is not possible, make water safer by filtering through an “absolute 1-micron or less” filter and adding iodine tablets to filtered water.
2.  Eat only thoroughly cooked food or fruits and vegetables you have peeled yourself
3.   Don’t eat dairy products unless you know they have been pasteurized
4.  Protect yourself from insects
5.  Use bottled water for brushing your teeth

To search for a Travel Health Clinic near you can run a search on this web site:  http://www.istm.org/
And www.CDC.gov

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Friday, August 6, 2010 at 11:00 PM - Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 11:00 PM (EDT)


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