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Classic Inca Trail

Classic Inca Trail
Cusco Peru

A country deeply rooted in history and culture, Peru has plenty to offer the adventurous spirit! This multi-day horseback trip follows ancient Inca and colonial pathways through Peru's Sacred Valley and finishes you with a guided tour of the famous Machu Picchu. We stay each night in a different comfortable Inn or hotel. The focus is learning as much as possible about Andean culture, traditions, and history of the Incas and their ancestors while enjoying an unusual, memorable mountain excursion on quality horses and tack.

In the vast empire that once stretched from Quito, Ecuador to Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina, the Incas built a highly advanced network of trails spanning almost 40,000 kilometers, with Cusco at its heart. The Inca Trail, the most famous of these pathways, is a special pilgrimage passing through spectacular mountain scenery, beautiful cloud forests, and colonies of orchids and hummingbirds to arrive at the ancient mysterious city of Machu Picchu.

Passing through the Sacred Valley, this trip combines an astounding mixture of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush forests, and subtropical jungle. Over 250 species of orchids exist in the area along with birds like hummingbirds, waterfowl and the grandiose Andean Condor.  The pleasing climate and fertile plains of this area create a rare and fruitful combination for the high Andes. Historically, the valley served as a buffer zone and often protected Cusco from attacks by the Antis, or jungle tribes, but today, the valley is a lush agricultural region that supplies Cusco with much of its maize, fruit, and vegetables.

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Short Getaway
Family Vacation

Meeting: Cusco
Airport: Cusco
Transfer: from Cusco hotel
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 12 riders

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    Classic Inca Trail
    Tour Code: IT-PERT04
    8 days / 7 nights
    Dates : April - November

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    A 2024 04/01 - 11/30 8d / 7n 8 day expedition 4 /12 Reserve
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    Tack: South American with saddle bags
    Horses: Peruvian Paso/Spanish Barb mix
    Pace: Moderate with some canters where the t...
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Cusco
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