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Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and The Inca Trail - May, 2008

Dynamic Outdoors

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:00 PM - Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 7:30 AM (EDT)

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Ticket to an Amazing Adventure onto the Trail of the Inca & Machu Picchu - 2008 Ended $500.00 $0.00
2nd Payment for $750.00 (+5% credit card fee) Ended $787.50 $0.00

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Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and The Inca Trail...
May 23 - June 1, 2008
(Memorial Day week - only 4 vacation days needed for this
10-day trip)


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 - Photo Gallery, Peru I  and  Peru II  ***
and
Spring 2004, pictures of our first expeditionary hike: 

We will hike and camp, starting at the 82 km mark of this famous and fabulous trail for 4 days and 3 nights,
steadily approaching the city of Machu Picchu.
There will be a 2 day / 1 night option available, as well as, the option to take the train to the base camp and
hike up Machu Picchu only. 
(Travel time: 10 days / 9 nights, but only 4 days off work !!)
    

General Itinerary:

Friday, May 23, 10.30 pm - Departure from NYC / JFK via Lan Chile
Saturday, May 24 - Early morning, connect via Lima and fly to Cuzco
(Hotel check in and afternoon City Tour of famous Cuzco)

Sunday, May 25, 9.00 am - Full day trip to the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo
Monday, May 26 - City Tour of Cuzco (Part 2) or Open day 1: Optional activities: white water rafting, horseback riding, para gliding...

Tuesday, May 27 - Early morning start onto the 4 days / 3 nights of the Inca Trail:
Please see further details below:  (we will also offer the 2 day short-trek via rail transport)

Friday, May 30 - Last day of trekking, early morning visit to the Sun Gate and then Machu Picchu
8.00 pm: Returning in the evening to Cuzco via train and bus 

Saturday, May 31 - Open day 2: Shopping and more optional activities: ATV Expedition, Mountain Biking, Adventure Park, etc...

Sunday, June 1, 4.30 pm - Departure from Cuzco to NYC via Lima
Monday, June 2, 7.30 am - Arrive in NYC/ JFK

Pricing and payment schedule:   (includes ALL flights and transfers)
$1,895make deposit by December 31
$1,995 - make deposit by February 29
$2,095 - make deposit by April 15

To RSVP: Please use this Link: http://machupicchu2008.eventbrite.com
Please note: only $500 deposit needed to hold your spot; however, we have only 15 spots available

Land Only Pricing:
$1,095make deposit by December 31
$1,195 - make deposit by February 29
$1,295 - make deposit by April 15

Questions / RSVP:  igorbass@dynamicoutdoors.com

The very same itinerary booked via a travel agent will cost you $2,400 or more!!
Includes: Inca Trail, City Tour Cuzco, and Sacred Valley Tour, hotel, and transfers...
 

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

Detailed Itinerary:

Thanks to Memorial Day, it allows to take only 4 days off work but spend an extra day in Peru!

Friday, May 23, 10.30 pm
Departure Friday night, 10.30 pm, fly from NYC, JFK to Lima, Peru
Early morning connection Friday to the City of Cuzco...

Saturday, May 24
Arrive in Cuzco and check in at hotel. Adjust to the altitude ( 3,400 meters above sea level or 11,150 feet !!)
City Tour of famous Cuzco - Part A: Chinchero, Tambomachay, Saqsaywaman, Maonumento Pachacuteq

Sunday, May 25, 9.00 am
Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo Tour
Full day trip to the Sacred Valley; leaving Cuzco in the direction of Pizac, visiting a number of ruins (Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay)

Monday, May 26, 10.00 am 
City Tour of Cuzco and surrounding area - Part B: The City Cathedral, The Sun Temple, etc.
or
Open day 1: optional activities: white water rafting, horseback riding, para gliding...
Back in Cuzco, explore local markets just outside the city, they have awesome arts and crafts and jewelry !! 
Or take part in some extra curricular activities: ATV Expedition, Mountain Biking, Adventure Park, etc...
- All final preparations for the Inca Trail -

Tuesday, May 27
Early morning start onto the 4 days / 3 nights of the Inca Trail:
(we will also offer the 2 day short-trek via rail transport) 
Trekking Day 1:  The Famous Inca Trail
From Cuzco by train to km 82 where we start our "pilgrimage"

Wednesday, May 28
Trekking Day 2: Climbing 3 major passes on the trail, spend the night camping...

Thursday, May 29
Trekking Day 3: Climbing 3 major passes on the trail, spend the night camping...

Friday, May 30
Trekking Day 4:  Pass the Sun Gate to witness a most spectacular sunrise, then continue on the trail and see the city of Machu Picchu unfold in front of your eyes, not for the faint of heart...
Tour of the ancient city and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, taking it all in, relax from the hike before taking the train at 3.00 pm and bus back to Cuzco to arrive that evening...

Saturday, May 31
Open day 2: optional activities: white water rafting, horseback riding, para gliding...
Back in Cuzco, explore local markets just outside the city, they have awesome arts and crafts and jewelry !! 
Or take part in some extra curricular activities: ATV Expedition, Mountain Biking, Adventure Park, etc...

Sunday, June 1, 4.30 pm
Departure from Cuzco to NYC via Lima
Leaving  Cuzco at 4.30 pm back to Lima and fly overnight to NYC

Monday, June 2, 7.30 am
Arrive in NYC - JFK at 7.30 am  This will allow for maximum stay in Peru with only taking off 5 days from work !!
(One can then stroll into work Monday - even if tired, but invigorated - you won't lose a vacation day)

    

The trip will include the flight directly to Cuzco, accommodations and breakfast in 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 day 3 nights Inca Trail !!

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:
(But basic mats are provided and sleeping bags can be rented also)
Personal porters to carry your heavier gear are highly recommended and cost $80 per porter;
or $40 each if 2 people share 1 porter.

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

Questions / RSVP:  igorbass@dynamicoutdoors.com

Photo Gallery, Peru I  and  Peru II  ***


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 and sleeping mat

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Supplemental Info: Air service by LAN Chile Airlines:  (Famous for their sandwiches)
RP/NYCLA0101/  MEMBER OF ONEWORLD

1  LA 531 S 23MAY 5 JFKLIM HK21      4  2230 0610+1 *1A/E*
2  LP 073 Y 24MAY 6 LIMCUZ HK21         0905 1020   *1A/E*
3  LP 111 Y 01JUN 7 CUZLIM HK21         1440 1840   *1A/E*

4  LA 530 S 01JUN 7 LIMJFK HK21         2350 0730+1 *1A/E*

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, May 23, 2008 at 10:00 PM - Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 7:30 AM (EDT)


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