Here’s what you’ll be discovering in Peru
Arrive at any time.
Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Opt for a city tour.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Continue to explore Cusco on a free day in the city.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
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.
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.
Depart at any time.
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru is home to a massive number of exotic and often rare species. See for yourself and learn about how the Rainforest Alliance is working to preserve their Peruvian habitats.
Peru, Land of Hidden Treasures
Part of this ancient society still lives today in each town and can be seen through the customs of the people. A trip to Peru takes you back in time and allows you to rediscover the exciting lives of the Incas, Chancas, Chachapoyas, Mochicas, and Wari, as well as their great works of art, their feasts, the roots of their social strength and the energy of their people.
Experience Peru and discover a wealth of different worlds, all with their own individual landscapes, sounds, colors and tastes. In Cusco, Incan and Spanish colonial cultures converge. Lima offers cosmopolitan excitement. And, of course, no visit to Peru would be complete without experiencing one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.
Today Peru (the original home of the potato) is being recognized by foodies around the world as a country at the vanguard of culinary innovation. Peruvian chefs are combining fresh, local ingredients with Peru's multi-cultural influences to create delightful dishes, served at world-renowned restaurants. Traditional recipes meet with a rebellious spirit of innovation to delight diners nightly.
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