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Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and The Inca Trail - May, 2009

Dynamic Outdoors

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:00 PM - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM (EDT)

Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and The Inca Trail - May, 2009

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Deposit for an Amazing Adventure onto the Trail of the Inca & Machu Picchu - 2009 Ended $500.00 $0.00

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Machu Picchu, Cuzco, and The Inca Trail...
May 22 - May 31, 2009

(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...

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. 
(Travel time: 10 days / 9 nights)
   

General Itinerary:

Friday, May 22, 11.30 pm - Departure from NYC / JFK via Lan Chile
Saturday, May 23 - Early morning, connect via Lima and fly to Cuzco
(Hotel check in and afternoon City Tour of famous Cuzco)

Sunday, May 24, 9.00 am - Day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Monday, May 25 to Thursday, May 28
Early morning start onto the 4 days / 3 nights of the High Inca Trail: Salcantay
Please see further details below:

Thursday, May 28 - Last day of trekking; Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

Friday, May 29 - 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, May 30 - 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, para gliding...

Sunday, May 31, 3.00 pm - Departure from Cuzco to NYC via Lima
Monday, June 1, 8.30 am - Arrive in NYC/ JFK

Pricing and payment schedule:   (includes ALL flights and transfers)
$1,895make deposit by February 22
$1,995 - make deposit by March 22
$2,095 - make deposit by April 22

Please note: only $500 deposit needed to hold your spot; however, we have only 15 spots available

Land Only Pricing:
$1,095make deposit by February 22
$1,195 - make deposit by March 22
$1,295 - make deposit by April 22

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...
- All meals on trail and park entry fees...

>> 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 22, 11.30 pm
Departure Friday night, 11.30 pm, fly from NYC, JFK to Lima, Peru
Early morning connection Friday to the City of Cuzco...

Saturday, May 23
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 - Chinchero, Tambomachay, Saqsaywaman, Maonumento Pachacuteq

Sunday, May 24,
8.00 am  -  Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day trip to the Sacred Valley; leaving Cuzco in the direction of Pisac, visiting a number of ruins (Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the Pisac Market)

In the afternoon, briefing and all final preparations for the Inca Trail:

Monday, May 25 to Thursday, May 28 - On the Inca Trail:

Monday, May 25
- 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...

Tuesday, May 26 - Hike along the majestic Salcantay
Trekking Day 2: Climbing 3 major passes on the trail, spend the night camping...

Wednesday, May 27
Trekking Day 3: Climbing 3 major passes on the trail, spend the night camping...

Thursday, May 28 - Last day of trekking; Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes
Overnight in Aguas Calientes: Relaxing, shopping, hot springs, and dinner in town...

Friday, May 29 - The Sun Gate and Machu Picchu
Early morning start to hike up to and visit the Sun Gate, 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, taking it all in and relax from 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 Cuzco - Dinner in town

Saturday, May 30 - Open day & optional activities:
Back in Cuzco, explore local markets just outside the city, they have 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 extra curricular activities:
- White water rafting, horseback riding, para gliding...
- ATV Expedition, Mountain Biking, Adventure Park, etc...

Sunday, May 31, 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 1, 7.30 am
Arrive in NYC - JFK at 8.30 am

    

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)

- Notes on Trail:
Mollepata to Aguas Calientes & Machu Picchu - The Trail of the Incas...
On the best note, you may have campsites to yourself rather than sharing with hundreds of others...

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

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 and sleeping mat

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


 19  LA 531 V 22MAY 5 JFKLIM HK18      4  2330 0630+1 *1A/E*
 20  LP 031 Y 23MAY 6 LIMCUZ HK18         0845 1000   *1A/E*
 21  LP 040 Y 31MAY 7 CUZLIM HK18         1550 1715   *1A/E*
 22  LA 530 V 31MAY 7 LIMJFK HK18         2350 0830+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 22, 2009 at 11:00 PM - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM (EDT)


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