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Take A Trek With Intrepid On The Great Inca Road

Intrepid Travel is debuting a new 12-day trek of the Great Inca Road, which departs for the first time in June 2023.

The new trek offers an alternative to the popular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and presents an opportunity to develop an entirely new trekking region in Peru.

The trail, which starts in Huaraz, is nearly 1,000 miles from Ollantaytambo where the famous Inca Trail embarks. This new section of the trail will bring the benefits of tourism to new communities and help with the ecological, historical and cultural preservation of one of the most important routes along the ancient Inca Trail.

Intrepid, which worked to scout and preserve the new path in partnership with fellow B Corp SA Expeditions, will become the first global tour operator to bring travellers along this section of the 25,000-mile ancient highway.

Gary Cohen, Intrepid’s General Manager of Latin America, took part in one of the first scouting trips within the region during the early developmental stages of the project.

Said Cohen: “We are so excited to share this spectacular Great Inca Road trek with the world. The future of Peru tourism is truly in these trails, and without sustainable development, they will be lost forever,” he adds.

Intrepid’s new 12-day Peru Expedition: Trek the Great Inca Road starts at $4,350 CAD per person and includes guided hikes, accommodations, 11 breakfasts, five lunches and four dinners.

Other highlights include:

  • Joining a local leader and traditional llama caravan to hike storied paths that few travelers have ever seen
  • Visiting well preserved yet remote Inca outposts
  • Exploring the Caral-Supe archaeological site, left behind by a civilisation pre-dating the Inca and built at the same time as the first Egyptian pyramids
  • Meeting with a master weaver to learn about his work and life on the Great Inca Road, where his family has lived for generations

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Photos courtesy of Intrepid Travel