Introduce yourself to the best of Peru’s natural wonders and local culture on a 10-day adventure. Get in touch with the Andean past in the former Inca capital of Cusco, spend two unforgettable nights in our jungle lodge listening to an orchestra of wildlife all around you, and hike the Inca Trail (or catch the scenic train) to Machu Picchu. With the region’s leading experts as your guide, the sky’s the limit in this inspiring place.
Spend four days hiking the Inca
Trail to Machu Picchu, or take
the train and enjoy extra time in
Spot Amazonian wildlife with
Visit two G Adventures–sponsored
projects: the Women’s Weaving
Co-op and the Sacred Valley
Itinerary - 10 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 our comfortable Amazon lodge, located in the lush Tambopata rain forest. Go on jungle excursions guided by knowledgeable naturalists to spot wildlife. Take advantage of 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 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. Discover the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal. (1B, 1L)
Days 6 through 9 — Inca Trail to Machu Picchu/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 before catching 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)
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.
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.
Click here for a description of all activity levels.
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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 $499
Arrival transfer, internal
flights, transport between destinations and to/
from included activities, and activities as listed in
Accommodations Comfortable, mid-range
hotels (4 nights), G Lodge Amazon (2 nights), Inca
Trail camping or Cusco hotel (3 nights)
Meals Included 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches,
5 dinners. Allow an additional $170–225 for meals
Transportation Private van, plane, train, boat,
canoe, hiking. This itinerary includes high altitutde
hikes, and travelers should be physically fit.
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.