Amazon to the Andes (Jul – Oct ’24)

12 Days

11 nights Lima round-trip with G Adventures

Overview

This adventure offers up an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife, and cultures, whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon or climbing the ancient trail of the Incas to Machu Picchu, situated in the heavens of the Americas. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment which leaves you free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

Is this tour for me?

  • Travel Style: Classic
  • Service Level: Standard
  • Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Map

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 :
Lima/Cusco

Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Discover Moment
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit | Your G for Good Moment Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 :
Inca Trail

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 :
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 6 :
Inca Trail

Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. 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 the cloud forest on a 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

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 for a guided tour of the ruins, before your train back towards Cusco.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 :
Cusco

Continue to explore Cusco on a free day in the city.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Discover Moment.
Meals included: Breakfast

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Enjoy guided excursions led 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 on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 :
Lima

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast

Departures & Prices

  • Dates: select departures between July and October 2024
  • Prices: from R38,159 pps SAVE R9,540 per person!

Includes / Excludes

Inclusions

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • 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
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations: Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), camping (3 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts)
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Transportation: Public bus, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking
  • Staff & experts: G Adventures Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO (Chief Experience Officer) on hike, expert jungle guide in Amazon.

Exclusions

  • International flights and taxes
  • Visas (if required)
  • Pre-& post-accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and items of personal nature
  • Allow USD200-260 for meals not included

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled, subject to availability and further subject to rate of exchange fluctuations at time of booking.
  • All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures’ full booking conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies
  • Valid for selected dates. Book by 31 July 2024.
20% Off
From R47,699 R38,159
/ Person
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Trip Info

  • SAVE R9,540 per person!
  • Select departures between July and October 2024
  • 11 nights
  • Peru
  • G Adventures (PAA)