Iconic Peru

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 14 Days | Round-trip Lima
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

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.

Trip Highlights

    • Hike the Inca Trail or take the train to Machu Picchu, and visit the ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo with a guide.
    • Spend two days exploring the Amazon rain forest with a naturalist.
    • Enjoy lunch in the home of a local family on the shores of Lake Titicaca, and take a cruise on the lake.

Itinerary - 14 Days

Day 1 — Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 — Amazon Rain Forest

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to our Amazon lodge, located in the lush Tambopata rain forest. Go on jungle excursions guided by knowledgeable naturalists to spot wildlife. Enjoy some free time to relax or swim, and go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dark. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 4 — Cusco

Travel by boat out of the jungle and catch our flight over the Andes to Cusco. Enjoy some free time to explore the cobbled streets and festive plazas of this one-time Inca capital. This evening, peer at the stars through the telescopes of the Cusco planetarium. (1B)

Day 5 — Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full day to explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca 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 enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in the village of Huchuy Qosqo. (1B, 1L)

Days 6 through 9 — Inca Trail to Machu Piccu/Cusco

All roads lead to Machu Picchu, either by foot or rail. Choose to undertake the four-day guided Inca Trail hike. Or enjoy two free days in Cusco and catch a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, our base for visiting the famed citadel. Explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide before returning to Cusco by train. (4B, 3L, 3D)

Day 10 — Cusco

Take advantage of a free day in Cusco to explore its museums and ruins. Or opt to try white-water rafting, mountain biking, or horseback riding. (1B)

Days 11 & 12 — Puno/Lake Titicaca

Take in scenic views while traveling through the high Altiplano region to the town of Puno. The next day, enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca, visiting the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Also visit the Luquina community and sit down for a traditional lunch in a family’s home. (2B, 1L)

Days 13 & 14 — Lima

Transfer to Juliaca and fly back to Lima to enjoy your last night in Peru. Depart the next day at any time. (2B)

Related Trips

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Dates

2017
  • Nov 30 - Dec 13, 2017
  • Dec 21, 2017 - Jan 03, 2018
2018
  • Jan 11 - 24, 2018
  • Jan 14 - 27, 2018
  • Jan 28 - Feb 10, 2018
  • Feb 08 - 21, 2018
  • Feb 15 - 28, 2018
  • Mar 01 - 14, 2018
  • Mar 18 - 31, 2018
  • Mar 22 - Apr 04, 2018
  • Mar 29 - Apr 11, 2018
  • Apr 05 - 18, 2018
  • Apr 12 - 25, 2018
  • Apr 19 - May 02, 2018
  • Apr 26 - May 09, 2018
  • May 03 - 16, 2018 (sold out)
  • May 06 - 19, 2018
  • May 13 - 26, 2018
  • May 20 - Jun 02, 2018
  • May 24 - Jun 06, 2018
  • May 27 - Jun 09, 2018
  • Jun 07 - 20, 2018
  • Jun 10 - 23, 2018
  • Jun 24 - Jul 07, 2018
  • Jul 01 - 14, 2018
  • Jul 08 - 21, 2018
  • Jul 12 - 25, 2018
  • Jul 19 - Aug 01, 2018
  • Jul 26 - Aug 08, 2018
  • Aug 02 - 15, 2018
  • Aug 16 - 29, 2018
  • Aug 23 - Sep 05, 2018
  • Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2018
  • Sep 02 - 15, 2018
  • Sep 06 - 19, 2018
  • Sep 09 - 22, 2018
  • Sep 16 - 29, 2018
  • Sep 20 - Oct 03, 2018
  • Sep 27 - Oct 10, 2018
  • Sep 30 - Oct 13, 2018
  • Oct 04 - 17, 2018
  • Oct 07 - 20, 2018
  • Oct 11 - 24, 2018
  • Oct 14 - 27, 2018
  • Oct 18 - 31, 2018
  • Oct 21 - Nov 03, 2018
  • Oct 25 - Nov 07, 2018
  • Nov 04 - 17, 2018
  • Nov 11 - 24, 2018
  • Nov 18 - Dec 01, 2018
  • Nov 22 - Dec 05, 2018
  • Dec 16 - 29, 2018
  • Dec 20, 2018 - Jan 02, 2019
  • Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 12, 2019
2019
  • Jan 06 - 19, 2019
  • Jan 13 - 26, 2019
  • Jan 20 - Feb 02, 2019
  • Feb 10 - 23, 2019
  • Mar 03 - 16, 2019
  • Mar 10 - 23, 2019
  • Mar 17 - 30, 2019
  • Mar 24 - Apr 06, 2019
  • Mar 31 - Apr 13, 2019
  • Apr 07 - 20, 2019
  • Apr 14 - 27, 2019
  • Apr 21 - May 04, 2019
  • Apr 28 - May 11, 2019
  • May 02 - 15, 2019
  • May 05 - 18, 2019
  • May 09 - 22, 2019
  • May 12 - 25, 2019
  • May 16 - 29, 2019
  • May 19 - Jun 01, 2019
  • May 23 - Jun 05, 2019
  • May 26 - Jun 08, 2019
  • May 30 - Jun 12, 2019
  • Jun 02 - 15, 2019
  • Jun 09 - 22, 2019
  • Jun 16 - 29, 2019
  • Jun 23 - Jul 06, 2019
  • Jun 30 - Jul 13, 2019
  • Jul 07 - 20, 2019
  • Jul 11 - 24, 2019
  • Jul 14 - 27, 2019
  • Jul 21 - Aug 03, 2019
  • Jul 28 - Aug 10, 2019
  • Aug 04 - 17, 2019
  • Aug 11 - 24, 2019
  • Aug 15 - 28, 2019
  • Aug 18 - 31, 2019
  • Aug 25 - Sep 07, 2019
  • Sep 01 - 14, 2019
  • Sep 08 - 21, 2019
  • Sep 12 - 25, 2019
  • Sep 15 - 28, 2019
  • Sep 19 - Oct 02, 2019
  • Sep 22 - Oct 05, 2019
  • Sep 26 - Oct 09, 2019
  • Sep 29 - Oct 12, 2019
  • Oct 03 - 16, 2019
  • Oct 06 - 19, 2019
  • Oct 10 - 23, 2019
  • Oct 13 - 26, 2019
  • Oct 17 - 30, 2019
  • Oct 20 - Nov 02, 2019
  • Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2019
  • Oct 27 - Nov 09, 2019
  • Oct 31 - Nov 13, 2019
  • Nov 03 - 16, 2019
  • Nov 10 - 23, 2019
  • Nov 17 - 30, 2019
  • Nov 24 - Dec 07, 2019
  • Dec 15 - 28, 2019
  • Dec 22, 2019 - Jan 04, 2020
  • Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 11, 2020

Trip Cost

Price From

$2,959

Activity Level

Moderate/Strenuous

Travelers should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of activity (e.g. hiking, kayaking, biking) each day. Certain days may have more challenging physical activity, such as ascents/descents on steep mountainous terrain.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $699

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional excursions in Cusco are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels (8 nights), G Lodge Amazon (2 nights), Inca Trail camping or Cusco hotel (3 nights)

Meals Included
13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners. Allow an additional $295–385 for meals not included.

Transportation
Private van, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking. This itinerary includes high altitude hikes, and travelers should be physically fit.

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.