The Incan empire may have ended a long time during colonial conquests but the culture and civilization is still alive in much of Peru. You cannot miss Incan influence no matter where you go in the country, and it is easy to feel lost in a large country, that has a stupendous amount of tourist attractions. A good way to discover Peru is by signing up for trekking trails, that take you through the quaint towns and cities of Peru, while letting you soak in the beauty and grandeur of Peruvian mountains, jungles, and the coast.
One way to explore Peru is by choosing one of Karikuy’s many treks and tours. The Inca Jungle tour, which lasts for 4 days, takes you through some of the most breathtaking mountains and valleys in the world. The trail takes you through the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and smaller villages, finally ending the trail by climbing to the top of Machu Pichu. This trek is of moderate difficulty, so you may want to load up on your energy levels before you decide to sign up.
On the first day, you will pass through the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and soak in the majesty of the Huacay Willca (Verona) Mountains, which is usually snow capped. Located in the Cusco region of Peru, the Urubamba Province is nestled in the southern highlands of Peru. While you will have already heard much about Machu Picchu, you might want to discover the surrounding region too, which is not only beautiful, but also rich in Incan history and culture. Walking through archaeological sites, you can choose to go white water rafting too, if you have the nerve to withstand the fury of foaming waters.
On the second day of the trip, you will be able to discover the sacred Coca plant, and hike through the pretty Vilcabamba Mountains. If you are a coffee lover, the second and third days of the trek will take you through some of the most beautiful coffee plantations in the world. On the fourth day, you will begin to ascend the mountains in order to reach the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. Once you finish sightseeing, you can take a stroll in the quaint town of Aguas Calientes, where you might be able to pick up a few souvenirs.
This trail is particularly good for people of all ages, which means, if you are traveling as a family, this might be the one. As long as you do not have serious medical conditions, you can take the Jungle Inca Trail. Click here to book this tour.
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