Machu Picchu and the Amazon

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 10 Days | Lima to Cusco
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

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.

Trip Highlights

    • Spend four days hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or take the train and enjoy extra time in Cusco.
    • Spot Amazonian wildlife with expert naturalists.
    • Visit two G Adventures–sponsored projects: the Women’s Weaving Co-op and the Sacred Valley Community Restaurant.

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)

Day 10 — Cusco

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

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

Trip Cost

Price From

$2,599

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.

Click here for a description of all activity levels.

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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 $499

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.

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 not included.

Transportation
Private van, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking. This itinerary includes high altitutde 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.