Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America

Peru Panorama

Machu Picchu, Peru, South America

Hiking
15 days
Medium
Transfer, Meals, Accomodation
Friends, Individuals
2019

Sat, Dec 21

Sat, Jan 04

€1,994

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Overview

  • Spot macaws in the jungle and caimans on the riverbanks, sail the waters of Lake Titicaca, delight in the smells of markets and explore ancient ruins — including a trek along the Inca Trail.
  • As we operate our own treks, our quality equipment and the expertise of our porters and guide will ensure that your first glimpse of Machu Picchu will leave you in awe.
  • Whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive Lodge Amazon or following in the footsteps of the Incas, this fast-paced adventure provides a sweeping view of this diverse country.
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Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts)
  • Camping (3 nts)
  • G Lodge Amazon (2 nts)
  • Homestay (1 nt)
Meals
  • 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners 
Transportation
  • Public bus, private van, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Experienced Guide
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike
  • Expert jungle guide in Amazon
Included Activities
  • 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
  • Guided excursions with naturalists
  • Rubber boot use
Optional Activities

Cusco Cooking Class - From €39.00

  • Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class.
  • Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients.
  • Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.


Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion - From €51.00

  • Begin your journey early in the morning by transfering from the hotel to the port, then head out by motorboat to the base camp at the Peninsula of Capachica, a 2.5 hr trip.
  • Learn about sea kayaking from our guide and paddle towards Taquile Island and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the moment.
  • Hike to a village upon arrival and enjoy lunch with the locals.
  • Continue on by motor boat to Amantani Island to meet your hosts for the night.


Lima Cooking Class - From €68.00

  • Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.


Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip - From €42.00

  • 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 around 2 hours to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike.
  • Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this 14km hike is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.


My Own Room - From €329.00

  • 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.
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Itinerary

Day 1Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Lima/Puno
Fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno. Take it easy in the afternoon, wandering the markets and exploring the city. Fly to Juliaca then take a short bus ride to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Titicaca is also the largest lake in the world above 2000m, and the views from its Islands are stunning.
Day 3Puno/Lake Titicaca
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca and a homestay in a small village. Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on the Taquile Islands and enjoy a local lunch with spectacular views. Afterwards, cruise to the another village (this can vary based on community availability) for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake. This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions. Eat with the family, learn some Quechua and Spanish language skills, try on traditional costumes, and help out with daily chores around the village.
Day 4Lake Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site. Leave the homestay families late morning and visit the Uros Islands on the way back to Puno. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site only a short drive away. Opt to pre-book the Lake Titicaca Kayaking on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Day 5Puno/Cusco
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco. The trip from Puno to Cusco takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route as you travel through the high Altiplano region. Check out a bit of Cusco, find a spot for dinner or get prepared to head into the Sacred Valley.
Day 6Cusco/Ollantaytambo
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). Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.
Day 7Inca 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. Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
Day 8Inca 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.
Day 9Inca 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).
Day 10Machu 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 for a guided tour of the site and enjoy 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.
Day 11Cusco
Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, pre-book on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Day 12Cusco/Tambopata
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon. Fly to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon Jungle. After a brief stop in town to store large luggage, drive to the pier and travel by covered motorized boat to the jungle lodge. En route, spot bird species typical to the river and forest edge. The Tambopata Rainforest area holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area. Local community members make up the majority of lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Take the opportunity to learn about the area’s rich flora and fauna and locals' extensive use of medicinal plants and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.
Day 13Tambopata
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. Head out early to catch the jungle at its wildest (and coolest). Walk slowly through the forest searching for wildlife before heading out on an oxbow lake by canoe. Search for anaconda, the elusive giant river otter, or black caiman. Even if you don't spot these shy creatures, there are plenty of other birds, interesting plants, and other animals about.
Day 14Tambopata/Lima
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out. Enjoy a delicious Amazonian breakfast before heading back to the airport by motorized boat and van. Fly to Lima and opt for a final night out for dinner or Pisco Sours.
Day 15Lima
Depart at any time.

Related Photos: Inca Trail & Cusco

  • Photos might shows locations that this tour doesn't contain.
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What to Take

  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night.
  • We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.
  • A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
  • Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person.
  • You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

Related Video: Inca Trail

With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is. This video may show locations that is not included in this trek.

Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #c0e8e5a8-5efe-4bb3-94ab-a578a26b2f57
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #c0e8e5a8-5efe-4bb3-94ab-a578a26b2f57
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #c0e8e5a8-5efe-4bb3-94ab-a578a26b2f57
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #c0e8e5a8-5efe-4bb3-94ab-a578a26b2f57
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #c0e8e5a8-5efe-4bb3-94ab-a578a26b2f57

Price Includes

Accommodation
  • Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts)
  • Camping (3 nts)
  • G Lodge Amazon (2 nts)
  • Homestay (1 nt)
Meals
  • 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners 
Transportation
  • Public bus, private van, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Experienced Guide
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike
  • Expert jungle guide in Amazon
Included Activities
  • 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
  • Guided excursions with naturalists
  • Rubber boot use
Optional Activities

Cusco Cooking Class - From €39.00

  • Channel your inner chef with a Peruvian cooking class.
  • Take a trip to the market with your teacher and learn about regional flavours as you pick out the freshest ingredients.
  • Head back to the kitchen for a hands-on lesson and learn to prepare local Peruvian specialties.


Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion - From €51.00

  • Begin your journey early in the morning by transfering from the hotel to the port, then head out by motorboat to the base camp at the Peninsula of Capachica, a 2.5 hr trip.
  • Learn about sea kayaking from our guide and paddle towards Taquile Island and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the moment.
  • Hike to a village upon arrival and enjoy lunch with the locals.
  • Continue on by motor boat to Amantani Island to meet your hosts for the night.


Lima Cooking Class - From €68.00

  • Get a taste of Peruvian cuisine, visit local markets, sample exotic fruit, select fresh ingredients, and try your hand at preparing unique Peruvian dishes influenced by China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.


Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip - From €42.00

  • 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 around 2 hours to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike.
  • Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this 14km hike is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.


My Own Room - From €329.00

  • 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.
Internal Flights

Route

Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #mapImageWidget

Lima

Puno

+7 more

Lima

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Lima/Puno
Fly to Juliaca and transfer to Puno. Take it easy in the afternoon, wandering the markets and exploring the city. Fly to Juliaca then take a short bus ride to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Titicaca is also the largest lake in the world above 2000m, and the views from its Islands are stunning.
Day 3Puno/Lake Titicaca
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca and a homestay in a small village. Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on the Taquile Islands and enjoy a local lunch with spectacular views. Afterwards, cruise to the another village (this can vary based on community availability) for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake. This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions. Eat with the family, learn some Quechua and Spanish language skills, try on traditional costumes, and help out with daily chores around the village.
Day 4Lake Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site. Leave the homestay families late morning and visit the Uros Islands on the way back to Puno. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site only a short drive away. Opt to pre-book the Lake Titicaca Kayaking on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Day 5Puno/Cusco
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco. The trip from Puno to Cusco takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route as you travel through the high Altiplano region. Check out a bit of Cusco, find a spot for dinner or get prepared to head into the Sacred Valley.
Day 6Cusco/Ollantaytambo
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). Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.
Day 7Inca 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. Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
Day 8Inca 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.
Day 9Inca 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).
Day 10Machu 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 for a guided tour of the site and enjoy 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.
Day 11Cusco
Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, pre-book on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Day 12Cusco/Tambopata
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon. Fly to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon Jungle. After a brief stop in town to store large luggage, drive to the pier and travel by covered motorized boat to the jungle lodge. En route, spot bird species typical to the river and forest edge. The Tambopata Rainforest area holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area. Local community members make up the majority of lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Take the opportunity to learn about the area’s rich flora and fauna and locals' extensive use of medicinal plants and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.
Day 13Tambopata
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. Head out early to catch the jungle at its wildest (and coolest). Walk slowly through the forest searching for wildlife before heading out on an oxbow lake by canoe. Search for anaconda, the elusive giant river otter, or black caiman. Even if you don't spot these shy creatures, there are plenty of other birds, interesting plants, and other animals about.
Day 14Tambopata/Lima
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out. Enjoy a delicious Amazonian breakfast before heading back to the airport by motorized boat and van. Fly to Lima and opt for a final night out for dinner or Pisco Sours.
Day 15Lima
Depart at any time.

Related Photos: Inca Trail & Cusco

  • Photos might shows locations that this tour doesn't contain.
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Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #9047cbf0-73b2-465d-996a-18e08933584e
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #9047cbf0-73b2-465d-996a-18e08933584e
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #9047cbf0-73b2-465d-996a-18e08933584e
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #9047cbf0-73b2-465d-996a-18e08933584e
Peru Panorama Machu Picchu, Peru, South America #9047cbf0-73b2-465d-996a-18e08933584e

What to Take

  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night.
  • We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.
  • A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items.
  • Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person.
  • You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

Related Video: Inca Trail

With this video, we would like to show you, how beautiful Machu Picchu is. This video may show locations that is not included in this trek.

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