See Peru from a female point of view
Learn about the lives and legacy of Peru’s women on an illuminating 8-day adventure. Meet a woman running a food stall in downtown Lima and hear how her business supports her children’s education, get to know the women of the Umasbamba community and find out what weaving means to them, and dine at Mama Seledonia's restaurant, providing employment and training to single mothers. With your local female leader at the helm, take on the iconic Inca Trail, a truly rewarding experience, then explore the spectacular site of Machu Picchu. This expedition will introduce you to extraordinary Peruvian women open to sharing their way of life.
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Follow in the footsteps of the Incas as you spend four days trekking the iconic Inca trail, led by your local female leader and accompanied by female porters and your all-women group.
Take a walking tour of downtown Lima and visit a food stall where you’ll pick up some snacks and meet the female owner to hear how the business has supported her children’s education.
Learn about traditional techniques and the importance of weaving to the women of the Umasbamba community in the Sacred Valley, then join your hosts for a delicious homecooked lunch.
Visit one of the world’s most spectacular sites – the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. With your local leader and a female guide, you’ll hear how history unfolded here from a female perspective.
Dine at Mama Seledonia's in Cusco, a restaurant that supports single mothers from underprivileged backgrounds by providing employment and culinary training.
This trip visits places that are at high altitude, which can cause altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details on travelling at altitude and ensure you are familiar with signs of AMS.
This trip involves a lot of walking to see the sites, as well as the Inca Trail hike. The trip is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Please bring comfortable footwear suitable for hiking. See the ‘Packing’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.
While hiking the Inca Trail you will be camping with basic facilities. It's not exactly luxury, but the rewards of the trek make it worth it!
According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only, and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. Please refer to the itinerary for details.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Peru: Women's Expedition trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Full passport details are required at the time of booking to purchase Inca Trail permits, entrance fees and transport tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary. Details provided must be accurate as per your passport bio page. Any discrepancies may result in denied entry to the Inca Trail.
2. This trip starts in Lima at 2pm on Day 1. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Lima. We recommend booking flights out of Cusco no earlier than midday on Day 8 to allow for possible delays on the final section of the Inca Trail or if you are required to take a Covid test. Intrepid staff will be able to assist in booking any required tests in Cusco.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. Parts of your trip go above 2800 m/9200 ft where it is common to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude, regardless of age, gender or fitness. Please consult your doctor for professional advice about travelling at high altitude if you have a health condition.
5. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
6. Mask wearing is currently mandatory in Peru. You will be required to wear a mask whenever you are unable to maintain the required physical distance between yourself, fellow group members and local people. This may be while hiking or in public spaces.
7. Currently, travellers aged 40 and above will be required to show evidence of a booster shot in order to access domestic flights and trains, and to enter enclosed public spaces (eg restaurants, museums, shops). We recommend all travellers receive their booster shot prior to travel.
8. As you can choose different ways of reaching Machu Picchu (Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or Train), there is a small chance you may be the only traveller on your selected option.
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