Are you looking to hike an Off the Beaten track Inca trail? Then this is a more remote option to hike an original Inca trail! Hike through the famous Palca canyon, crossing some of the most stunning mountains in The Andes. From the higher mountainous regions, descending to the humid and subtropical jungle areas of the Yungas. This trek passes through several biological regions and each different region is blessed with a change of elevation and remote indigenous mountain villages. This trek is called "Camino del Inca" and is one of the Andes' most popular treks. The pre-Inca, Tiwanaku culture used the trail, the Incas themselves and the Spanish, spanning many historical periods. The trail forms an important route through the Cordillera Real of the Andes, connecting the remote highlands to the semi-tropical jungle region of "Las Yungas".
Special features of our 3 day Takesi Inca Trail hike:
Type of Tourism: Trekking, Nature and Ecotourism, Geographical, off the beaten track
Places to Visit: La Paz, Takesi, Pongo
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights.
Type of Service: Group service
Accommodation: Camping on each evening of the trip. We can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and pampered.
We will leave the city of La Paz and head heading towards the Illimani mountain. As we get closer to the mountain, it becomes more and more spectacular. We begin the trek at the San Francisco mine. Then we will make our way over a mountain pass at 4,600 metres elevation. Later in the afternoon, we will arrive at the village of Takesi. This will be our campsite for the evening at 3,700m.
After a hearty breakfast, we begin our descent to Pongo from the village of Takesi. We can see the impressive Quimsa Chata river where we will have our lunch in the Kakapi area from the village. We will continue our hike until we set up camp near the village of Pongo at 2,000m. elevation.
Today we will hike from Pongo to the Chojlla Mine at 2280 m. elevation We will begin with a descent to the River Takesi, taking around two hours, before we climb up to the Chojlla mine run by local co-operatives and where you can still see miners working today! This is where our hike finishes and where our car will be waiting to drive us back to La Paz.
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We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.
We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.
We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.
As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.
We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.
Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.
VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.
Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.
Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.
Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.
We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.
We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.
We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.
The official currency in Bolivia is the Boliviano (BOB). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.
Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.
As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation: https://boliviamilenaria.com/sustainable-travel/
Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.
Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature.
The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.
This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests.
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At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. An example of our sustainable projects: Visit to Native bees farms and local communities, visit to local communities that promote organic coffee production, camelid program for the conservation of Wild Vicuñas in Sajama National Park.
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This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.
This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.
The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.
Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your hotel.
For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.
In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.
In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.
It depends on each itinerary. Please ask your sales representative for this information.
We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. At various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle. We include in all the programs 20 liters of water and passengers can refill their bottles with no trouble
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