On occasions, my husband takes overnight business trips. To prevent loneliness, he often invites me to go along with him. Whenever I discover what city we will be visiting, I immediately start researching it. For instance, I map out landmarks we’ve never seen, restaurants with good reviews, entertainment options, and hotels that look appealing. By the time we get in the car, board the plane, or get on the train, every minute of our trip is already planned out. If your spouse travels frequently for work, consider mixing business with pleasure from time to time. On this blog, you will discover how to make the most of an upcoming business trip.
If you have been planning to take a trip down to Peru to see the home of the Inca, then it's important to plan out your itinerary ahead of time. The site is one of the most visited ones in South America. Because of the heavy tourism, the Peruvian government has placed certain restrictions on how many people may take the Inca Trail (which is the hike which many tourists want to do). So, it is very important to contact a tour company well in advance of your trip and arrange for permits and transportation. Bellow is some information.
Obtaining Your Inca Trail Permit
The most important thing you will need to do before you plan your trip is to arrange for your permit. Travelers purchase these in advance of their trip from a tour company located in Peru. You will have to give the tour company your passport information, and also give them a deposit. It is important that you provide the tour company with accurate information. While you are hiking the trail, there are checkpoints and officials of the Peruvian government who might ask to see your permit and passport. If they do not match up, you will be asked to leave the trail.
Choosing The Type Of Peruvian Tour Company
If you're looking for a bare bones hiking excursion, then you only need the permit. However, if you are not used to severe hikes and would like assistance, you might opt for one of the luxury tour companies that will arrange for porters. These can help you carry your packs up the trail.
When you are hiking the trail, you must have a guide, as it is required by Peruvian law. So, when you are purchasing the permit, also look to see what type of guide the company provides. Some of the luxury companies supply people who are trained to give extensive history background about the trail and the history of the Inca. Contact a company like Kuoda Personalized Travel to learn more about luxury Peruvian tours.
Bonus Site To See: Huayna Picchu
If you're adventurous enough to hike the Inca Trail, then you might have the courage to see one of the most exiting sites in all of Peru, Huayna Picchu. This is a site where the high priests of Inca culture resided. It's located a short hike from Machu Picchu, and it affords you a tremendous view of the ruins. It's also home to an infamous "sky stairs" which are terrifying to climb, but are also one of the coolest things you will ever see. The stairs are cut into the mountain, and there are spots where there is no handrail or guardrail of any kind, and you are exposed right to the sky and right on the edge of a huge drop off.