Explore Machu Picchu

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

Trip Details

 

This eight-day adventure into Peru’s culture and history offers an ideal introduction to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. Take a scenic train to the famous citadel and enjoy free time to explore its many corners. Roam the Sacred Valley, taking in incredible views of the Andes. Traveling with knowledgeable guides who know this region best, we’ll leave no stone unturned.

Trip Highlights

    • Venture to Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and Moray with a local guide.
    • Visit the village of Huchuy Qosqo for a traditional lunch at a community owned and operated restaurant supported by G Adventures.
    • Meet artisans in a village known for adobe- and ceramic-making, and try your hand at the crafts.
    • Embark on a spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu, and explore the Inca citadel with a guide.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Days 2 & 3 — Sacred Valley

Board an early flight to Cusco, then continue to the Sacred Valley to spend two days exploring 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. Discover the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal. (2B, 1L, 1D)

Day 4 — Aguas Calientes

Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Opt to visit the town’s hot springs, butterfly house, or botanical garden. (1B)

Day 5 — Machu Picchu/ Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Then explore the site on your own or hike to the Inca Bridge. Later, return to Cusco by train. (1B)

Day 6 — Cusco

Explore historic Cusco, with options to visit museums or go white-water rafting or paragliding. This evening, glimpse the night sky through the telescopes of the Cusco planetarium. (1B)

Days 7 & 8 — Lima

Fly back to Lima for our final evening. Depart at any time the next day. (2B)

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Dates

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

Trip Cost

Price From

$1,899

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 $649

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 that reflect the local character (7 nights)

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. Allow an additional $255–335 for meals not included.

Transportation
Minibus/van, train, plane

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 optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are available for an additional cost.