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Peru on a Shoestring (18-to-Thirtysomethings)

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Price: R 25,899.00

14 days, G Adventures trip from Lima to Cusco. 15% SAVING!

Climb the legendary Inca Trail to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast, or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines — the adventure is yours to choose! With the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials — 14 days of maximum Peru at minimum cost. This is everything you imagined Peru would be — and more!

Booking Details For This Adventure

Selected departures during periods: Prices per person sharing from:*
 June - August 2019 R 25,899.00 pps

* 15% discount included on select departure dates.

  • Trip type: Small Group (18-to-Thirtysomethings)
  • Physical rating: Demanding
  • Trip code: SPPS
     

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Pachamanca, Nazca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Your Local Living Moment: Ccacaccollo Community Homestay, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco
  • Overnight Colca Canyon excursion
  • Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
     

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Lima/Nazca

Head south to Nazca, home to one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries: the Nazca Lines.

Day 3 Nazca/Arequipa

Enjoy free time to explore Nazca and opt for a flight over the famous Nazca Lines. Assist in preparing a traditional "Pachamanca" dinner, before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Hands-On Moment Pachamanca

Meals included: Dinner

Day 4 Arequipa

Wander the streets of the 'white city' and opt to visit the Catalina Convent.

Day 5 Arequipa/Colca Canyon

Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Canyon, and soak in hot springs. Admire the pre-Inca terraces and the wildlife, including alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Colca Canyon

Set out looking for the majestic soaring condors. Return to Arequipa, and catch an overnight bus to Cusco.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Cusco

Free day in Cusco to explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or just relax in a café.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Discover Moment

Day 8 Cusco/Ccaccaccollo

Visit the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op in the Ccaccaccollo community. Learn a few Quechua words while staying overnight with one of the families and taking part in daily activities.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit| Your Local Living Moment Ccacaccollo Community Homestay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Ccaccaccollo/Ollantaytambo

Embark on an optional Sacred Valley tour that includes markets and Incan historical sites and ruins.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 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 12 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 13 Machu Picchu/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. 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. 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.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Big Night Out Moment

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Cusco

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast
Validity Selected departures between  June - August 2019
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers SPPS
Inclusions • Transportation: Hiking, local bus, train.
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodations: Simple hotels (7 nts), overnight bus (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).
• Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD245-320 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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