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15% SAVING: Inca Explorer National Geographic Journey

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Price: R 39,439.00

15 days,Lima roundtrip.

Be dazzled by Peru’s myriad treasures on a 15-day tour of its highlights. Encounter the vibrant local culture of Lake Titicaca, walk the halls of a historical convent in colonial Arequipa, and delight in views of the Sacred Valley from the comfort of the train to Machu Picchu. Marvel at the strange, mysterious beauty of the Nazca Lines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether watching for wildlife or exploring Incan culture, strike travel gold in this incredible country.

Booking Details For This National Geographic Journey

Selected departures during periods: Prices per person sharing from:*
  • April - May 2019
  • January - March 2020
R 39,439.00 pps

* 15% discount included on select departure dates.

  • Trip type: Small Group (NGJ)
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Trip code: SPING
     

What's Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Arequipa Cooking Class, Arequipa
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lake Titicaca Community Home Lunch, Lago Titicaca
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Urubamba
  • Your Foodie Moment: Pisco winery visit and tasting, Paracas
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Pachamanca, Nazca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Arrival transfer
  • Ballestas Islands boat trip
  • Visit the Chauchilla cemetery and potter's workshop in Nazca
  • Arequipa city tour including the Santa Catalina Convent
  • Guided boat tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour
  • Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
     

Adventure Itinerary

DAY 1 LIMA

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

DAY 2 LIMA/PARACAS

Travel to Paracas National Park. Relax in this sleepy seaside town and sample Peru's national drink, the Pisco Sour.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 PARACAS/NAZCA

Visit the Ballestas Islands by boat to view sea lion colonies, penguins, and other bird life. Visit the Tacama Winery, one of South America’s oldest. Join an on-site expert and learn about the production of wine and spirits in Peru, then enjoy a tasting. Continue south in the afternoon to Nazca with a stop at the Huacachina sand dunes and oasis.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Pisco winery visit and tasting

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 NAZCA

Tour a pre-Inca cemetery in Nazca to view 1,500-year-old mummies, bones, and pottery on the desert floor. Also visit a nearby pottery studio for a demonstration by a local artist. In the evening, enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style dinner. Option to take a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Hands-On Moment Pachamanca

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 5 NAZCA/AREQUIPA

Full day of driving down the coast to the colonial city of Arequipa.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 6 AREQUIPA

Enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the historic convent of Santa Catalina. Dig into Arequipa’s renowned regional cuisine with a cooking class led by a chef at a traditional “picantería” restaurant. Try local favourites like “cuy” (guinea pig), Rocoto Relleno (stuffed spicy peppers) and sample a glass of “chicha”.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Arequipa Cooking Class

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 7 AREQUIPA/CUSCO

Fly to Cusco and explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8 CUSCO/URUBAMBA

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley including the Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins. Visit the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”), exclusive to Journeys and 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: Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley| Your Journeys Highlight Moment Traditional Andean Experience|Your G for Good Moment Parque de la Papa (Potato Park)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 9 URUBAMBA/AGUAS CALIENTES

Travel by train and enjoy stunning scenery following the Urubamba River Valley to Aguas Calientes. Option to visit the local hot springs and market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for their first glimpse of Machu Picchu before rejoining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10 AGUAS CALIENTES/CUSCO

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu with an expert guide. Free time to explore the site on your own and option to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11 CUSCO

Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums and ruins or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. This evening, look to the night sky for a different view at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use the telescopes to admire the stars.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Cusco Planetarium|Your Discover Moment

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12 CUSCO/PUNO

Take in scenic views while travelling through the high Altiplano region to Puno.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13 PUNO

Enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca and visit the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Explore a bit further afield on the Lake, reaching the Luquina community and tuck into a traditional lunch in local homes. Option to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Lake Titicaca Community Home Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 14 PUNO/LIMA

Fly to Lima for the final night. Option to visit museums or enjoy free time to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 15 LIMA

Depart at any time.

Meals included:  Breakfast
 

Validity Selected departures between April - May 2019 and January - March 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers SPING
Inclusions • TRANSPORTATION: Private van, plane, train, boat, walking
• Internal flights
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels (14 nts).
• MEALS: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner .
• STAFF & EXPERTS: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD455-595 for meals not included.
T's & C's • Deposits:A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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