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Essential Peru Upgraded Adventure

14 days, Lima to Lima

We have multiple itineraries for this trip.Please select one for correct pricing and itinerary.
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On this trip, dive deep into the culture and landscapes of the adventurous country of Peru. Immerse yourself in nature during a jungle lodge stay in the Amazon, wander through Inca ruins, and expose yourself to timeless indigenous traditions on a trip to the Sacred Valley. Then embark on one of the most memorable hikes in the world—the 4-day Inca Trail. From there we will set off through the stark and beautiful landscape of the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca. Come discover the abundant diversity of this South American country and make memories while here that will last forever.

14 days

Lima to Lima

From$19967HKD
was $24959
Valid on May 14 2022
Trip Code: SPQJ

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Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

On this trip, dive deep into the culture and landscapes of the adventurous country of Peru. Immerse yourself in nature during a jungle lodge stay in the Amazon, wander through Inca ruins, and expose yourself to timeless indigenous traditions on a trip to the Sacred Valley. Then embark on one of the most memorable hikes in the world—the 4-day Inca Trail. From there we will set off through the stark and beautiful landscape of the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca. Come discover the abundant diversity of this South American country and make memories while here that will last forever.

Award Winning Inca Trail Program

Named Best Inca Trail Tour Operator by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. Your purchase of this tour helps employ over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff — connecting local communities to the global tourism chain. Learn more.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

14 days

Lima to Lima

From$19967HKD
was $24959
Valid on May 14 2022
Trip Code: SPQJ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09
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Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2Lima/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon, located just outside of the Tambopata National Reserve.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Tambopata

Enjoy guided excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and along jungle trails. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole, or visiting a nearby plantation. Go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Tambopata/Cusco

Return to Puerto Maldonado by motorized canoe and catch a flight to Cusco. In the evening visit the Cusco Planetarium to learn about the importance of astronomy to the ancient Inca and, weather permitting, look up at the stars through telescopes.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Send a full day exploring the Sacred Valley, stopping first at the G Adventures–supported Parque de la Papa, a rural Andean community working to preserve hundreds of varieties of native potato. Take a tour of the Inca Ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the G Adventures–supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley| Your G for Good Moment Parque de la Papa (Potato Park)

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Inca 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 7Inca 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 8Inca 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 9Machu 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 ruins, before your train back to Cusco.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Cusco

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Cusco/Puno

Venture south on a scenic drive across the Altiplano to Puno, which sits on the western shore of Lake Titicaca. Settle into the hotel on arrival and get ready for the next day's excursion.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Puno

Enjoy a guided boat tour on Lake Titicaca—one of the highest navigable lakes in the world. Visit floating Uros Islands and step ashore Taquile Island before enjoying a traditional meal with a local family in the small rural community of Luquina Chico. Later, opt for a tour of the pre-Inca burial site, Sillustani.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 13Puno/Lima

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima where you will spend the evening exploring the streets of this city’s historic district. Make sure to try the country’s national drink—pisco sour.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Pisac
  • 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 (3 nts).

Meals

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

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Cusco Cooking Class - From $359.00

Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class. Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients. Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.

Lima Cooking Class (4hrs) - From $619.00

Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.

Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip - From $389.00

Lookout over these colourful Andean mountains striped with maroon, turquoise, lavender, and gold. The sediment, elevation, and proximity to the ocean create a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Get started early to drive around 2 hours to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike. Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this 14km hike is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Essential Peru Upgraded Adventure

| 14 days - Lima to Lima - from $19967 HKD