HOW TO BOOK THE INCA TRAIL HIKE TO MACHU PICCHU FOR 2020?
FIRST, to book the 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you need to fill out our booking form on our secured site, by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW. It’s always good to talk to one of experts before you get started. But when you are ready, simply fill out the booking form found on our website and send us a deposit of $250 US per person. As soon as we receive your completed booking form and the $250 deposit per person, we will email you to confirm that you are on our list. Once permits are released from the government, our staff will confirm once again that all is set and your permits are secured for your preferred date.
WHEN DO I NEED TO BOOK THE INCA TRAIL HIKE FOR 2020?
Because of the incredible demand for access to the Inca Trail, booking at least 6 months to a year before is imperative. We are constantly receiving requests for bookings right up until the day permits are released, which is normally the first week of October.
WHY BOOK BEFORE PERMITS ARE RELEASED?
Organized companies like Alpaca Expeditions make sure they have all updated information for their clients ready to be logged in the minutes permits are released. These permits are snatched up within days, sometimes just hours, of the release and once a date is sold out there is no option to hike that start date any longer. Any delay in this process could mean we are unable to secure your access permit to the Inca Trail.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO I NEED TO BOOK THE INCA TRAIL 2020?
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an Inca Trail permits, entrances to Machu Picchu, or make hotel or train reservations (it is a government requirement) without the following information:
- Full name as written in your passport
- Passport number
- Date of birth
- Nationality and gender
If you are renewing your passport, we will book with your old passport number (or license number) and we will update once your new passport arrives.
CAN I BOOK AT LAST MINUTE THE INCA TRAIL FOR 2020?
Although some permits are released at later dates, our experiences have taught us it is always wise to avoid last minute bookings. Because we must have all of your information correct, including your name, family names, passport number, date of birth, gender and nationality, please do not wait until the last minute and book now if you have set dates!
I DON’T HAVE MY PASSPORT YET, HOW DO I BOOK? or MY PASSPORT WILL EXPIRE BEFORE MY HIKE, WHAT DO I DO NOW?
You can book this hike with your current passport and when you obtain your new passport you simply need to take photos of both your old and new passports then email us those photos at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will update your permit information at the government office. If you are still in the process of obtaining your passport, you can still book with your drivers license information and when you obtain your new passport then simply email us a photo of both your new passport and your drivers license and we will update your permit information at the government office.
DO I NEED TO CHOOSE A FEW BACK UP DATES OR YOU ARE GOING TO SECURE 100% FOR SURE FOR OUR PREFERRED DATE THE PERMITS?
We work hard to get permits for your preferred date – in fact we normally secure 98% of the preferred dates for our customers. However we ask that you also give us at least 2 alternative dates just in case we are unable to secure permits for your preferred date. This ensures we can still get permits for you and make sure you can experience the Inca Trail!
CAN I DO THIS HIKE WITHOUT A TOUR PROVIDER?
To put it simply, no! This hike can only be booked by a fully licensed tour operator and Eco Path Trek is a 100% licensed and awarded company here in Cusco, Peru. We are pride to be one of the best companies with the high responsability, because to create an incredible experience.
HOW BIG ARE THE GROUPS IN 2020?
Our groups sizes are normally between 2 to 8 people, although our minimum size is 2 and maximum is 16. We prefer to lead smaller groups which allows us to provide more personalized services. Hiking with smaller groups is often more comfortable for our clients and it allows you to get to know your fellow hikers better as well.
CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR?
YES, absolutely! A private tour means that you will have your own personal guide, porters, chef, dining tent and toilet tent during the tour. However, you may not be camping or hiking completely alone at all times as there may be other groups camping and hiking the trail as well.
AFTER I BOOK THIS TRAIL, CAN I CHANGE THE STARTING DATE?
You can absolutely change your starting date before the permits are issued at no extra charge. HOWEVER, after the permit has been obtained on your behalf it is not possible to change the start date or to pass the permit to someone else. Permit dates and personal information cannot be changed once they have been issued.
Thank you so much for booking with us. We will work really hard to make a lifetime experience for you. Please fill in our BOOKING FORM carefully with your correct personal details. Contact us with any questions…we are here to help.
Non-Refundable, Non-Transferable Deposit
There is a $250 deposit, per person, needed to book any trek or overnight, short tour with Eco Path Trek. The deposit can be made through PayPal,Visa or Master Card, which will incur a 5.5% merchant fee paid by the traveler. All deposits are fully non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event that you need to cancel your trip, cancellation fees will be assessed as outlined below under our cancellation policy. If canceling, you may not transfer your deposit to another person’s trek.
Final Payment Terms
The remaining balance will be due in our office in Cusco at least 2 days before your tour start date. However, it can also be paid in advance through PayPal with a 5.5 percent merchant fee paid by the traveler. In our office we accept both U.S. and Peruvian currency of any denomination. We do not accept any torn bills. If you are not arriving to Cusco 2 days before your tour begins, please arrange your payment with the Eco Path Trek team before your arrival.
Cancellation Policy for Treks and Small Tours
Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to email@example.com. If you wish to cancel within eight weeks of your tour start date, further payment is needed as follows:
If you cancel eight weeks or more days before departure: Cancellation fees equal the amount of your deposit.
Eight to four weeks before departure: 60 percent of the total tour price is due.
Four weeks to five days before departure: 80 percent of the total tour price is due.
Five days to 36 hours: 90 percent of the total tour price is due.
36 hours or less before departure: 100 percent of the total price is due.
We charge these fees because there are a great deal of expenses that Eco Path Trek pays to set up these tours. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions. We would be happy to supply a letter for your insurance company to help recover some of the cost.
Inca Trail Permits
Inca Trail permits are 100 percent non-refundable and non-transferable. Permits are issued in the name and with the passport number of the trekker and cannot be transferred to anyone else, under any circumstances.
Paypal, Visa and Master card fee.
For all of our treks and tours we require a deposit of $250 per person, the balance is payable when you arrive to Cusco. Please note that all of our tours are priced in US currency.
We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. PayPal charges a 5.5% service fee (for the international transfer), so the total deposit per person ends up being $264 per person and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our PayPal page can be found here.
When we receive your booking form details and deposit via PayPal, we will send you a booking invoice and confirmation that we have received your deposit and your tour has been booked.
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