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1. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 11y

dpd has indicated that this thread is about Peru

As I'll be in Cuzco in June, who would be the best company to book a trek with?. Am I also best leaving it till I get there to book it?. Finally as I hope to be there during Inti Raimi festival I imaging there wont be much in the way of treks going on during the celebrations?. Oh, if you have any hostel recommendations that would be great.
Cheers
David ;)

2. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

I think that the best solution is to arrive some days before in cuzco and get some info there because there are many companies and the guide change companies so it depend from the guide you get.

3. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

unless it was a mick take isnt there a time limit of which you have to sign up for Macchu Piccu??
I thought due to local regulations you had to have it booked so the companies can process your details??
I may be wrong, but just in case someone else may be able to fill you in better

4. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

I signed up for a trek in May, and yes, I don't think you can settle it right there and then. I was a solid 2 months out and they pushed my along like I was a fool for having waited that long. I think the standard is something like 45 days out.

5. Posted by Kirk (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Do you have to be booked in a tour to trek this route or is it possible for you to trek alone?

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

As far as I know, you have to be booked in with a tour. I'm also pretty sure that you need to book a couple of weeks in advance during the busier times of the year. ;)

7. Posted by idz (Full Member 27 posts) 11y

Hi,
I did the trail in March with SAS Travels, they have been recommended for years and really made the treck perfect! It is incredible, although lots of people, so wonderful.

You can not do the trek alone, there are checkpoints making sure you have a valid ticket and a certified guide.

As you are going during high season, I would highly recommend you to book at least 10 weeks in advance. I did it in March and there where people waiting for days and weeks in Cusco. You really donĀ“t want to...

Idz ;)

8. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 11y

Given that all the recommendations were that you needed to book 3 months in advance I thought I'd better get my finger out booking a Machu Pichu trek. Well in the last 3 days I've managed to get a flight into Cuzco for the 20th June and a hostel to stay in plus book the 4 day hike, with SAS travel but it's not until the 28th June. SO I guess I will have plenty of time to aclimatize, look around and of course I'll be there for Inti Raymi.

9. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting dpd

Given that all the recommendations were that you needed to book 3 months in advance I thought I'd better get my finger out booking a Machu Pichu trek. Well in the last 3 days I've managed to get a flight into Cuzco for the 20th June and a hostel to stay in plus book the 4 day hike, with SAS travel but it's not until the 28th June. SO I guess I will have plenty of time to aclimatize, look around and of course I'll be there for Inti Raymi.

That sounds awesome dpd! Sounds like your plan worked out perfectly. There is plenty to do in Cuzco and of course the longer you stay there, the easier the hike will be for you. Good luck!

10. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 11y

Thanks Anne, I'm going to be in the Chachapoyas region for about two weeks from the 19th May and then down to Lima on the 2 June. I have a gap between that and flying to Cuzco on 20th June. Any ideas or suggestions?