Walking in Peru
Experience the ancient history and living culture of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the archeological site of Chinchero and the market at Pisaq. Take a Peruvian cooking class. Stay in deluxe mountain lodges along the Lares Trail and tailor your experience with adventure activities and cultural encounters. Explore the remarkable complex of Machu Picchu.
Cost and Details
Details and brochure coming soon.
Participants must be in very good health and able to keep up with an active group of walkers to enjoy the trip. Most walks are moderate with some strenuous segments, and involve uneven gravel and dirt hiking trails. While trails are well marked, some include rocky sections and steep ascents and descents. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required; ankle-high shoes are highly recommended. Hiking poles are recommended.
On average guests will walk 2-6 miles each day over 3-5 hours. Our longest planned hike is 5 ½ miles. Most walking activities take place between 9,000-14,000 feet, and the guides will encourage a slow pace, with frequent stops. Our lodges are located at elevations up to 12,600 feet. Travelers should discuss the altitude of this trip with their physician.
One does not have to participate in every activity and walks are optional. If one chooses not to hike, there are options for cultural activities and visits to traditional communities. However, all travelers should be able to use stairs without handrails; stand for periods of two hours at a time during touring; and walk on uneven terrain, along narrow paths and up steps, especially around the archeological sites. An experienced guide will be with the group to provide interpretation as well as advice on the activities and the terrain.
In order to join the trip travelers are required to purchase medical evacuation insurance and complete a health and medical form.
Terms and Conditions
The Commonwealth Club (CWC) has contracted Mountain Lodges of Peru to organize this tour.
A $1000 per person deposit, along with a completed and signed Reservation Form, will reserve a place for participants on this program. ‑ e balance of the trip is due 90 days prior to departure and must be paid by check.
We require membership to the Commonwealth Club to travel with us. People who live outside of the Bay Area may purchase a Worldwide membership. To learn about membership types and to purchase a membership, visit commonwealthclub.org/membership or call (415) 597-6720.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Notification of cancellation must be received in writing. At the time we receive your written cancellation, the following penalties will apply:
• 91 or more days prior to departure: $350 per person
• 90-1 days to departure: 100% fare
Tour pricing is based on the number of participants. Tour can also be cancelled due to low enrollment. Neither CWC nor Mountain Lodges of Peru accepts liability for cancellation penalties related to domestic or international airline tickets purchased in conjunction with the tour.
Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance:
We strongly advise that all travelers purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance as coverage against a covered unforeseen emergency that may force you to cancel or leave trip while it is in progress. A brochure describing coverage will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation. Medical Information: Participation in this program requires that you be in good health and able to walk several miles each day. ‑ e “What to Expect” outlines what is required. If you have any concerns see your doctor on the advisability of you joining this program. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and related dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. In order to join the trip travelers are required to purchase medical evacuation insurance and complete a health and medical form.
Itinerary Changes & Trip Delay:
Itinerary is based on information available at the time of printing and is subject to change. We reserve the right to change a program’s dates, sta , itineraries, or accommodations as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed, or the itinerary changed, due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, airline schedules, government intervention, sickness or other contingency for which CWC or Mountain Lodges of Peru or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays or changes is not included.
Limitations of Liability:
In order to join the program, participants must complete a Participant Waiver provided by the CWC and agree to these terms: CWC and Mountain Lodges of Peru its Owners, Agents, and Employees act only as the agent for any transportation carrier, hotel, ground operator, or other suppliers of services connected with this program (“other providers”), and the other providers are solely responsible and liable for providing their respective services. CWC and Mountain Lodges of Peru shall not be held liable for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider, and (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, re, ood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control. ‑ e participant waives any claim against CWC/ Mountain Lodges of Peru for any such loss, damage, injury, or death. By registering for the trip, the participant certies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants. CWC/ Mountain Lodges of Peru shall not be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket to or from the departure city. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the traveler. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.
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