A Typical Day
On a typical day, we will wake up early in the morning.
A cup of hot tea or coffee and a basin of warm washing water will be brought to you by our camp crew. We will pack up our bags and have breakfast.
For breakfast, we usually have cereals, oatmeal, orange juice, hard-boiled eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, tea, freshly-brewed coffee (French Press), bread, butter, and jams. We will then set off on the trails while our crew strikes camp. Our crew will usually pass us by mid-morning to prepare lunch.
The trek is typically divided in two groups: People who want to run the trail, and people who want to take it easy and hike. The first group will usually be ahead of the second one.
There will always be a guide with both groups. It is very normal for the hiking group to spread out along the trail, given that not everyone has the same hiking pace. This is the same for the running group. Inca Runners guides will escort all paces (slow, medium, and fast).
We will typically run or hike (or both) for three-to-four hours in the morning.
We will then stop for a lunch break of an hour or more at a nice scenic spot on the trail. For lunch, we typically have freshly-made sandwiches, salads, juices, and snacks.
After lunch, we will usually go another three-or-so hours until we reach our next night’s camp.
Again, our crew will pass us in mid-afternoon to have the camp set by the time we arrive.
Once at camp, we will have a late afternoon tea, coffee or cocoa, and appetizers while we relax and get ready for dinner. Temperatures drop quickly during the late afternoon, usually in the early evening (around 6:30pm). We recommend having a few extra layers of clothing handy.
Dinner will be served in a dining tent with table and chairs.
Our cooks will delight us with their amazing dishes accompanied by variety of drinks.
After dinner, our guides will share some amazing Inca tales, while we relax under the stars and get ready for the next day.