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TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu

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21 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
16 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport
Transport
Public bus, private van, plane, train, boat, canoe.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels/guesthouses (13 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, expert jungle guide in Amazon.

You will visit

Lima

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

5 to 100 years old
Make it truly your own. Start with this TailorMade sample itinerary, then work with our Private Travel team to customize the tour. Ancient civilizations and incredible animal life come together on this Peru itinerary that you can tweak and craft to your liking. Spot boobies, pelicans, and sea lions at the Ballestas Islands (known as Peru's Little Galápagos) then trek the challenging but rewarding Inca Trail to bask in the sight of Machu Picchu at sunrise.
TailorMade Peru: Andes & Machu Picchu
Starts
Lima
Atoms/Icons/Backpacker
21 Days
Ends
Lima

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
  • Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling in a private vehicle to Paracas.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.
  • Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio and enjoy a flight over the Nazca Lines before an overnight drive to Arequipa.
  • Enjoy a city tour of Arequipa and visit the Santa Catalina Monastery.
  • Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day, take a guided tour to spot condors.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel by private vehicle to Puno. Arrive with a little time to wander the markets and explore the city.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Hop in a private vehicle for a full day's drive to Cusco.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman. After, enjoy a free afternoon.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the Ollantaytambo ruins.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • 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: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Cross two more passes and ruins on today's 16km (9h) 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: 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 site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows before returning to Cusco.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free morning in Cusco before visiting a local market and learning about Peruvian cuisine in a cooking class.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy guided excursions 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 for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Fly back to Lima for a final night in the city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
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