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G Adventures: Absolute Peru

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Price From: R 44,879.00

21 days, Lima to Lima.

Scan the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, contemplate mountain vistas or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines – this epic journey explores the geography, culture, and history of Peru, offering you the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time. Hike the Inca Trail, which rewards those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forest. And because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food, service, and equipment.

Booking Details For This Classic Small Group Adventure Tour

Selected departures: Prices per person sharing from:
24th January 2018  &  21st February 2018 R 44,879.00 pps
  • Other departures available.
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Trip code: PHPT (Classic) 
     

Small Group Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Lima/Paracas

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Paracas/Nazca

Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Exclusive Inclusions: Hands-On Huacachina Winery Visit

Day 4: Nazca/Arequipa

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5: Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6: Arequipa/Colca Canyon

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Colca Canyon

Take a guided tour to Colca Canyon to spot condors.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Colca Canyon/Puno

Travel by bus to Puno. Arrive with a little time to wander the markets and explore the city.

Day 9: Puno/Lago Titicaca

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living Lake Titicaca Homestay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10: Lago Titicaca/Puno

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11: Puno/Cusco

Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12: Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. With a visit to the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit | G Adventures for Good Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 13: Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into things with a straight forward day of hiking, the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins will give you plenty to look at.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14: 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 15: Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. 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 cloud forest on the 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 16: 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 to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and 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 17: Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Opt to go whitewater rafting, mountain biking or get a massage.

Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18: Cusco/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 19: Tambopata

Enjoy guided excursions 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 for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 20: Tambopata/Lima

Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 21: Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast
 

Validity 24 January 2018 | 21 February 2018 departures
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers PHPT (Classic)
Inclusions • G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
• G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
• Hands-On: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina
• Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca
• Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour
• Arequipa stay
• Colca Canyon guided tour
• Floating islands of Uros visit
• Lake Titicaca guided tour
• Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
• Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
• Machu Picchu guided tour
• Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3 days)
• Guided excursions with naturalists
• Rubber boot use
• Internal flights
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodations: Hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).
• Meals: 16 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners (allow USD460-600 for meals not included)
• Transportation: Public bus, private van, plane, train, boat, canoe.
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, expert jungle guide in Amazon.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD460-600 for meals not included
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