Inca Jungle| Travel Information
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Here we answer all of those extra questions you’ve probably asked yourself surrounding the Salkantay Trek. Were confident this will guide you well but please do get in contact with other questions.
The Inca Jungle tour is completely safe, you will always be with your guide or instructed by instructors. A lot of the time you are followed by a support van. The biggest worry you have is to keep your sunscreen and bug repellent topped up!
How safe is the Inca Jungle?
The Inca Jungle trek is one of our easier treks, with less time hiking to include other adventure activities. There are always options to make things easier for yourself during the tour. You also will get to stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, shower in the evenings and spend some time having R&R. The difficulty rating for this trek is Easy – Moderate
How difficult is the Inca Jungle?
The Inca Jungle trek is one of our easier treks, with less time hiking to include other adventure activities. There are always options to make things easier for yourself during the tour. You also will get to stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, shower in the evenings and spend some time having R&R. The difficulty rating for this trek is Easy – Moderate.
What does the difficulty rating mean?
Each trek is assigned a difficulty level. This has been developed based on prior information of the trek and feedback from previous clients. The ratings in ascending order are as follows:
Easy – Moderate – Challenging – Difficult
What do I need to bring to the Inca Jungle trek?
Each trek is different and you will obviously modify your packing list for your own needs. The Inca Jungle tour is different in the way that you stay in hotels along your trek. You can therefore bring extra things relevant to this as you will not have a weight limit like other treks. Do be mindful that you will have to carry your own pack during the hiking sections of the trip but during other activities they hall be safely stored in our van or other secure locations.
Essentials: Water bottle/s of 3 litres in total, waterproofs (jacket and pants), extra socks & underwear, bug repellent, sunscreen, extra layers and clothing i.e. jumper for subsequent days, sun hat / beanie, any medication you need including inhalers, extra lightweight shoes / flip flops, swimwear and towel, bags to put wet clothing, money, passport. Optional: Walking poles, battery pack, go pro, camera, sunglasses, phone, lip balm (UV rays here are some of the highest in the world), extra clothing, snacks (although we do provide you with this). If you are unsure whether you will need an item, just as us during briefing or on your inquiry form when booking.
Do I need money?
During the wet season the jungle environment especially descending from the mountains is prone to mudslides and heavy rain which makes this trip not as enjoyable as it could be. For this reason also during the wet season we no longer include the white water rafting in our trips due to the rain and its effects on the river and your safety.
Between April and November are strong moths to book in depending on what you want ; A positive for booking within a month closer to the wet season is that wildlife is easier to spot.Although the best time regarding weather for this trek is either May, June, July and August having temperatures exceeding 30°C.
What happens if I have a medical condition?
You know yourself better than anyone else if your medical condition will hinder your trip or not. It is imperative that you let us know however, especially if you intend to carry medications with you. We can advise on the best options if we are aware and also make special provisions if needed. Although if you do have an ongoing medical condition we highly urge you to seek council with your doctor before booking onto any trek.
What happens if I have dietary needs?
Not a problem , we can cater for you. Please, let us know at the time of booking so we can ensure tasty options for you!
How long do I need to become accustomed to altitude?
It is recommended that at least a couple of days in Cusco before starting any trek. Some struggle with the altitude more than others, if you find you are being affected by it, take time to relax and don’t exert yourself too much , take altitude sickness tablets, drink plenty of water. Whilst on the trek
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