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Adventure Tours

Iconic Peru Tour

From €2,759pp
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
14 Days
Destination
Peru
Price
From €2,759pp
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Find adventure at every turn on this 14-day trip through Peru. Catch the scenic train to Machu Picchu, or challenge yourself by hiking the famous Inca Trail. Peer up into the canopy of the Amazon rainforest to search for jungle wildlife. From sacred ruins to otherworldly mountain vistas and cloud forests, set your sights on this celestial place.

DAY 1 - LIMA

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

DAY 2 - LIMA/TAMBOPATA

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to the comfortable, intimate, and exclusive G Lodge Amazon located in the lush Tambopata Rainforest.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 3 - TAMBOPATA

Enjoy guided jungle excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes, rivers, and clay licks. Take advantage of free time to relax or swim, and go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 4 - TAMBOPATA/CUSCO

Travel by boat out of the jungle to Puerto Maldonado for a flight over the Andes and into the heart of Inca territory, Cusco. This evening, look to the night sky for a different view at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Incas’ relationship with the cosmos. Visit the on-site museum and use the telescopes to admire the stars.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Cusco Planetarium

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 - CUSCO/URUBAMBA

Enjoy a full day exploring the Sacred Valley with a local guide. Tour the G Adventures-supported Parque de la Papa, or Potato Park, a network of rural agricultural communities working to preserve more than 700 species of potatoes. Learn about potato cultivation and traditional weaving, and the importance of each to Andean culture. Next, explore the Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in the village of Huchuy Qosqo.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Traditional Andean Experience| Your G for Good Moment Parque de la Papa (Potato Park)| Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 6 - INCA TRAIL

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 7 - INCA TRAIL

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 8 - INCA TRAIL

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through the cloud forest on a gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 9 - MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10 - CUSCO

Free day in Cusco — explore this city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your leisure. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to visit museums and ruins or try whitewater rafting or rock climbing.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your Discover Moment

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11 - CUSCO/PUNO

Drive to Puno, taking in scenic mountain views along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12 - PUNO

Enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca visiting the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Explore a bit further afield on the Lake, visiting the Luquina community and enjoy a traditional lunch in local homes. Option to visit the Sillustani burial site.

  • Exclusive Inclusions:  Your Journeys Highlight Moment Lake Titicaca Community Home Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 13 - PUNO/LIMA

Transfer to Juliaca and fly back to Lima to enjoy your last night in Peru.

Meals included:  Breakfast

DAY 14 - LIMA

Depart at any time.

Meals included:  Breakfast

Price is per person sharing and includes:

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lake Titicaca Community Home Lunch, Lake Titicaca
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Urubamba
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Arrival transfer
  • Three-day (2 nts) excursion to the G Adventures exclusive rainforest lodge
  • Sacred Valley tour including Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Choice of four-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook and porters, or Cusco/Aguas Calientes stay with scenic train
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Hotels (8 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts), Inca Trail camping or Cusco-stay hotel (3 nts).

MEALS

  • 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners. Allow USD295-385 for meals not included.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private van, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking, walking.

STAFF & EXPERTS

  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.

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  • International flights- we'll find the best fares for your chosen departure dates
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