Which trip is more active, this or the other Peru trips?
Both options offer an adventurous way of seeing the stunning sights of Peru and will require a degree of fitness, however, the Rainbow mountain hike is more challenging than the activities on this trip.
How long is each activity?
Generally, activities will either take half a day, in which case they will last about 4 ½ hours, or they’ll be a full day and take about 7 ½ hours. You can use the Tineri app to see a full itinerary of your trip before your adventure begins. You’ll also be reminded of the itinerary at the welcome meeting.
What shoes should I wear for the treks?
You should bring hiking boots with you for the trekking on this trip. We advise that you wear these in before you start trekking, the views are more enjoyable without blisters!
What clothing is recommended for the treks?
We recommend that you wear light long trousers and a t-shirt. It’s also a good idea to ensure that you have a rain jacket or poncho as you could be exposed to the elements.
What do I need to carry with me on the treks?
You’ll need to carry hiking poles with you along the trek and you’ll probably want to bring a camera to help you remember the stunning views. In your bag, we’d recommend keeping a water bottle, insect repellant, sun cream, any medication you require and some snacks.
What is the difficulty level of the trekking?
The difficulty of this adventure is moderate, you’ll certainly need a level of fitness for altitude hiking and biking. If you have any concerns about the required fitness level for this trip, please get in touch with one of our friendly Trip Experts.
I've never experienced high altitudes; will this be a problem?
Some people are able to acclimatise faster to high altitudes than others, so it depends on your body. We recommend that on the first day in Cusco you get plenty of rest and drink lots of water. Your Pack Leader will have more information to help you acclimatise to the altitude.
Which location is best for buying gifts and souvenirs?
Peru is brimming with fascinating markets and local shops. In Lima, we’d recommend checking out the Indian Markets at Miraflores, you’ll find loads of intricate hand made products. In Cusco, San Pedro Market and Pisac Market are great choices. Your Pack Leader will be able to offer more in-depth information depending on what you’re looking to buy.
Will I be able to buy chocolate after the chocolate making class?
Yes, of course, Peruvian chocolate is certainly not to be missed!
What if someone gets sick/injured doing the trek? Will we get escorted back?
Your Pack Leader will ensure that Flashpackers are safe at all times. Rest assured that in the event of an illness or injury, your Pack Leader will communicate with the Adventure Staff and will follow the necessary precautions.
I don't know how to ride a bike, is there an alternative activity?
If bike riding isn’t for you, you’ll be able to take in the extraordinary panoramic views of Maras and Moray from the vehicle that will be following the group. If you’re not a confident cyclist but would like to take part in the activity, the route doesn’t take in any steep hills so you can take the cycle at your own pace.