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National Geographic Journey: Iconic Peru

Price: R 42,399.00

14 days, Lima roundtrip through Peru.

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 rain forest to search for jungle wildlife. From sacred ruins to otherworldly mountain vistas and cloud forests, set your sights on this celestial place.

Booking Details For This Adventure Tour

Selected departures during periods: Prices per person sharing from:
  • January 2020
  • March 2020
R 42,399.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group. National Geographic Journey
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Trip code:SPQNG 

National Geographic Journey Itinerary


Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.


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


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


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: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Cusco Planetarium
Meals included: Breakfast


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: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Traditional Andean Experience|G Adventures for Good Parque de la Papa (Potato Park)|G Adventures for Good Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


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.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


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


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


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


Free day in Cusco — explore this city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your leisure. Opt to visit museums and ruins or try whitewater rafting or rock climbing.
Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche
Meals included: Breakfast


Drive to Puno, taking in scenic mountain views along the way.
Meals included: Breakfast


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: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Lake Titicaca Community Home Lunch
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


Transfer to Juliaca and fly back to Lima to enjoy your last night in Peru.
Meals included: Breakfast


Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast 

Validity Various departures in January 2020 & March 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers SPQNG
Inclusions • 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.
• STAFF & EXPERTS: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.
• TRANSPORTATION: Private van, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking, walking.
• Arrival transfer.
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco.
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba.
• National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lake Titicaca Community Home Lunch, Lago Titicaca.
• G Adventures for Good: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Urubamba.
• G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay.
• 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.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD295-385 for meals not included.
T's & C's • Deposits:A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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