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Useful Information for your travel to Machu Picchu - Peru.

  • Important information about inca trail and machu picchu

HOW IS THE WEATHER IN PERU?

The weather in our country is very variant and does not consider the normal 4 seasons. Here, in just one day we can see all of the seasons! And this is why we recommend our visitors to be prepared for any occasion, either for rain or sunny days.

On peruvian coast usually quite hot through during the summer (december to may) it can get chilly in Winter (june to november).

A very important factor which alter our world  is global warming, which has evolved into a high risky contributor due to the glaciers melting in Peruvian Andes, and it also affect the normal development of our weather.

Nonetheless, something that is very marked in our country and in some cities here in the Andes is that we only have 2 main seasons during the year:

Dry Season: We consider the dry season from the end of April until the end of october, in this period the first rains will start. For this reason this is the best time to visit our region and our amazing Machu Picchu and also avoid any inconveniences.

Rainy Season: This season starts on October until the end of march approximately, so during this time it is advised to all of our visitors to pack their belongings into waterproof bags, as in our region it can be sunny the first 2 hours and then have a heavy rain.

We know that there are extreme climates worldwide, but this must not stop us from our longing and desire to explore the world, to discover marvelous cultures and interact with them. Be welcomed to Perú and Machu Picchu.

WHAT IS HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN?

This mountain is located inside Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, which is located at 300 meters more than Machu Picchu Inca Citadel; here it takes approximately just 45 minutes hiking up and other 45 minutes hiking down. This Mountain conserves some archaeological remains as the Moon Temple and other precincts that are interconnected with authentic trails, steps, tunnels and natural formatted caves which made the view more interesting. Without any doubt, this is one of the best attractions of Machu Picchu; the Huayna Picchu Mountain offers a 360 grades view and a stunning view of Machu Picchu Inca Citadel, Machu Picchu Mountain and the famous Sun Gate (Inti Punku). Currently our government through Ministry of Culture, maintain the visitors income controlled per day, only 400 tickets are offered per day and divided in 2 groups of 200 each. The first schedule starts from 7:00 to 08:00 am and the second from 10:00 to 11:00 am, for this reason its demand is growing day by day and if any of our visitors is interested in this hike, then it is necessary to make a booking at least with 3 months in advance in order to guarantee their visit to this extraordinary place.

WHAT IS MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN?

This mountain is located inside the park as well, and is only 1:20 hrs away hiking by your own. Once you reach the summit, you will take impressive photos with panoramic views of the entire valley in which is situated Machu Picchu inca citadel, you will also have impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and the glaciers that protect this unique ecosystem.

The demand to obtain permits for this hike is quickly growing up, for this we advise a minimum of 2 months in advance to book the tickets, as there is a limit for visitors per day to experience this amazing hike. This hike has 2 schedules, the first from 07:00 am to 08:00 am and the second from 09:00 am to 10:00 am with a limit of 200 people per group.

NOTE: Kenko Adventures guarantees the visit to these attractions in any of our tours if you make the booking early enough in advance those ticktes.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE IN A GROUP?

The mínimum 2 people and maximum group size is 8 people. Kenko adventures specializes in Small and Private groups and provides superior personalized services.

DO YOU OFFER ORGANIZED TOURS WITH REGULAR DEPARTURE DATES?

No, we do not. Each of our tour or trekking tour are private and we offer superior  personalized services to each of our clients. We make our itineraries from the ground-up, based on your timeframe, budget, needs and wants.

WHAT VACCINATIONS DO I NEED?

NO VACCINATIONS are compulsory to enter Peru. For Yellow fever is highly recommended for the tropical áreas . Other recommended inoculations include: tetanus, polio, typhoid and malaria for certain areas. Please be reminded that if you travel to Brazil or Bolivia. for Peru you will need a yellow fever inoculation.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF YOUR GUIDES?

  • Our tour guides are 100% local and have the honor to share our rich culture with our visitors that come from abroad.
  • Our company has a select group of touristic professional adventure and cultural tour guides very well trained with many years of experience, working in our Cusco region and in different trekking routes.
  • Each of our staff members are adequately certified to work on Inca Trail net, which is part of the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and regulated by our government.
  •  Our guides have a top level of our native language Quechua which is our Inca ancestors language, to better interact with local people as we will visit some villages during our trekking route, our guides also speak Spanish and of course, have an advanced level of fluent English for the adequate understanding with our clients.
  • Our guides are well rated at Trip Advisor as some of our clients have left their comments and recommendations for each of them and furthermore they remark their professionalism in their work.
  • Kenko Adventures take seriously our clients safety and for this reason we care to properly train our tour guides for any eventuality that may occur during some tour or trek.

DO YOU WORK WITH TRAVEL AGENTS?

NO, kenko adventure is a local direct tour operator and our tours and trekking tour departure are guaranteed by ourselves.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK MY TRIP FOR THE INCA TRAIL?

Kenko adventures recommended that you make a reservation for the Inca trail and pay for your entrance fees 6 months in advance in hight tourism season because we have a lot demanding, which is from marh to november and 3 months in advance from november to january. Low season of tourism less deamnading.

HOW IS THE FOOD ON THE TREKS?

Food along the trek​

Many of our visitors do not have much information about the food that we serve in our treks, Kenko Adventures have a professional staff of chefs and cooking assistants very well trained to offer gourmet meals as well as traditional food; we use fresh products and a variety of meats (red, white and fish) of the highest quality. We also have one of the best options of vegetarian food as we believe that our service will be a perfect complement to have an unforgettable experience in Machu Picchu and our beloved country, Perú.

Our top ingredients and some dishes served:

Rice: We are pretty good rice consumers, so rice will be almost always present in our table in a variety of presentations.

Potatoes: Our ancestors inherited us more than 3000 varieties of these products, and it will be a pleasure to provide you some of them along our treks or in some restaurants that you will visit.

Corn: Our region produces annually a lot of different corn selections and we will gladly introduce you some of them.

Stuffed hot pepper: It consists in a mixture of vegetables, meat (chicken or beef) which is inserted into the hot pepper; after that they are covered with cheese and steamed to not lose its fragrance (this dish can be served in a vegetarian version as well)

Stuffed Potato: In this dish, the potato is mashed, then a filling of different vegetables is prepared; the filling is rolled inside the mashed potato. After it is fried for a few minutes and then served with a traditional salad.

Quinoa: Our way to prepare quinoa is very peculiar, we can prepare it as rice or make desserts with it, we also have a typical quinoa soup.

Steamed Trout: Trout is prepared in many different ways, one of them is just steamed so it can maintain its texture and aroma.

Fried Trout: This dish consist in just fry the trout and accompany it with olive sauce.

Alpaca: In our country, alpaca is considered as a very healthy meat and low in cholesterol, in this sense in our company, you will be introduced with alpaca meat in all of our menus along the treks

Chicken: Very important due to its protein content.

Guinea pig (cuy): It is very rare, but if some of our visitors would like to experience this meat in any dish, please require it at booking time.

Pancakes: An option for our breakfasts.

Toasts: Fresh breads accompanied with butter and marmalades.

Fruits: All varieties, as well as natural juices for our breakfasts.

Vegetables: Our selected and fresh vegetables are carefully manipulated.

Natural soft drinks: Refreshing beverages prepared with fresh typical fruits, in some cases we will prepare special cocktails.

Avocado: Due that we are exceptional avocado producers, in our region our entrees are made of avocado salads, guacamole sauce, stuffed avocado and more!

Moreover!

Soups:

    Vegetables soup
    Quinoa soup
    Potato soup
    Chicken soup
    Noodles soup
    And more!

NOTE: We count with the best vegetarian dishes available for our clients that have some food restriction.

DO I NEED TO BE FIT TO DO ONE OF THE TREKS?

Our trekking tours (the Inca Trail, lares Trek, salkantay Trek, etc.) are moderately difficult, because it’s a real experience in nature. We  recommend you to have relatively fit and acclimatised at least (minimum 2 days at altitude) before start your adventure. you should make regular, moderate activities and exercises. If you want to get an amazing experience,  more enjoyable.

WHY DO I NEED TO SEND A DEPOSIT?

Because, Kenko adventures use your deposit (Non-refundable) to pay official entrance fees when make  your official reservation. For example, inca Trail entrance fee, machu picchu ticket, train tickets, etc.

Once you send a deposid in 48 hours, our sales staff Will send you the copy of the important entrance that it have to be buy in advance.

HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?

FIRST, to book our day tours and Machu Picchu Tours or trekking tour, we need you to fill out our booking form with your personal information by clicking on BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the next information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:

Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):

Gender

Passport number

D.OB. (dd / mm / yyyy)

Nationality

SECOND, we require a deposit of US $ (accordance to the tour specifications)per person in order to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket.  You can make you deposit by clicking on the PAYPAL symbols or you can click on the PAYPAL symbols on our booking page or click here on the payment method of PAYPAL.

WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?

It could be greatly appreciated if our clients pay in cash at your briefing time in the hotel (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. We have many cash machines in the historical center to withdraw money.  You can also pay by PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by PAYPAL.  To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of info@kenkoadventures.com.

WHAT ARE OUR OFFICE HOURS?

Monday through Sunday

 24/ 7/all year