absolute peru

 

NOVEMBER 5-25, 2019

Scan the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, contemplate mountain vistas or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines – this epic journey explores the geography, culture, and history of Peru, offering you the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time. Hike the Inca Trail, which rewards those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forest. And because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food, service, and equipment.

21 Days - Lima to Lima

Book by January 15, 2019

$4799CAD

Based on a minimum of 8 travellers.

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IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

TRAVEL STYLE:

 

CLASSIC

 

CLASSIC

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

SERVICE LEVEL:


UPGRADED

 

UPGRADED

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING:

 
4 - DEMANDING

4 - DEMANDING

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travelers.

 

If you choose to do the Cusco Stay, the physical rating is just a 3 - Average: Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

TRIP TYPE:


SMALL GROUP

SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 18, Avg 10.

AGE REQUIREMENT:


12+
 

AGES 12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Itinerary

DAY 1
LIMA
Arrive at any time. 
DAY 2
LIMA/PARACAS
Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.
Meals included:
Breakfast 
DAY 3
PARACAS/NAZCA
Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.
Exclusive Inclusions:

Hands-On 

Huacachina Winery Visit
DAY 4
NAZCA/AREQUIPA
Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.
DAY 5
AREQUIPA
Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.
DAY 6
AREQUIPA/COLCA CANYON
Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day, take a guided tour to spot condors.
Meals included:
Breakfast 
DAY 7
COLCA CANYON/PUNO
Travel by bus to Puno. Arrive with a little time to wander the markets and explore the city.
DAY 8
PUNO/ LAGO TITICACA
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Exclusive Inclusions:
Local Living 
Lake Titicaca Homestay
Meals included:
Breakfast | Dinner
DAY 9
LAGO TITICACA/PUNO
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site.
Meals included:
Breakfast | Lunch
DAY 10
PUNO/CUSCO
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.
Meals included:
Breakfast
DAY 11
CUSCO
Opt to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or relax in a café.
Exclusive inclusions:
Carte Blanche
Meals included:
Breakfast
DAY 12
CUSCO/OLLANTAYTAMBO
Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley including the Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins. Visit the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”), part of G Adventures for Good – walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo, an indigenous village.
Exclusive inclusions:
G Adventures for Good 
Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit 
G Adventures for Good
Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
Meals included:
Breakfast | Lunch
DAY 13
INCA TRAIL
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into things with a straight forward day of hiking, the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins will give you plenty to look at.
Meals included:
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
DAY 14
INCA TRAIL
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
DAY 15
INCA TRAIL

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. 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 cloud forest on the 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
DAY 16
MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

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 to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and 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
DAY 17
CUSCO

Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Opt to go whitewater rafting, mountain biking or get a massage.

Exclusive inclusions:
Carte Blanche
Meals included:
Breakfast
DAY 18
CUSCO/TAMBOPATA

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Meals included:
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
DAY 19
TAMBOPATA

Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and along jungle trails. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Meals included:
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
DAY 20
TAMBOPATA/LIMA

Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.

Meals included:
Breakfast
DAY 21
INCA TRAIL

Depart at any time.

Meals included:
Breakfast
PLACES VISITED
Amazon
 | 
Inca Trail
 | 
Machu Picchu
 | 
Peru
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

What's Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Hands-on: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina
  • Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca
  • Carte Blanche: Cusco
  • Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour
  • Arequipa stay
  • Colca Canyon guided tour
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3 days)
  • Guided excursions with naturalists
  • Rubber boot use
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

Accomodations

  • Hotels/guesthouses (13 nights)
  • G Lodge Amazon (2 nights)
  • Overnight bus (1 nightt)
  • Homestay (1 night)
  • Camping (3 nights)
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

Meals

  • 16 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Allow USD460-600 for meals not included.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

TRANSPORTATION

  • Public bus
  • Private van
  • Plane
  • Train
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Hiking
  • Walking
WHAT'S INCLUDED
ACCOMODATIONS
MEALS
TRANSPORTATION
STAFF & EXPERTS

Staff & Experts

  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike
  • Expert jungle guide in Amazon

Available Extras

(Prices are subject to change until service is confirmed)
PRE/POST-
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel Antigua Miraflores (or similar)

$110 CAD per room per night (Single or Twin/Double)

ARRIVAL
TRANSFER
From $25.00 CAD 

$25 CAD per person if 2 or more people are arriving together on the same flight

$50 CAD per person if 1 person is arriving alone

My Own
Room
$599.00 CAD

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Please note: single room option not available during camping or at the jungle lodge

Peru Culinary
Bundle
$216.00 CAD

Enjoy two half-day cooking activities: one in Cusco and one in Lima. During both, visit local markets, select ingredients, and enjoy unique Peruvian dishes influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan. The activity in Lima is supported by the G Values Fund. Best Bite Peru is run by former CEO Ruben Diaz.

Rainbow
Mountain Hike
$64.00 CAD

Lookout over these colourful Andean mountains striped with maroon, turquoise, lavender, and gold. The sediment, elevation, and proximity to the ocean create a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Get started early to drive to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike. Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.

Leanne Anderson

Vulcan Vactions Ltd.

209 Centre Street
Box 209
Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0
Canada