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14 days

from $3,135 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of activity (e.g. hiking, kayaking, biking) each day. Certain days may have more challenging physical activities, such as steep ascents/descents on mountainous terrain.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Hike the Inca Trail or take the train to Machu Picchu, and visit the ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo with a guide.
  • Spend two days exploring the Amazon rain forest with a naturalist.
  • Enjoy lunch in the home of a local family on the shores of Lake Titicaca, and take a cruise on the lake.
Itinerary

Find adventure at every turn on this 14-day trip through Peru. Catch the scenic train to Machu Picchu, or challenge yourself by hiking the famous Inca Trail. Peer up into the canopy of the Amazon rain forest to search for jungle wildlife. From sacred ruins to otherworldly mountain vistas and cloud forests, set your sights on this celestial place.

Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Lima/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to the comfortable, intimate, and exclusive G Lodge Amazon located in the lush Tambopata Rainforest.

Day 3: Tambopata

Enjoy guided jungle excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes, rivers, and clay licks. Take advantage of free time to relax or swim, and go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Day 4: Tambopata/Cusco

Travel by boat out of the jungle to Puerto Maldonado for a flight over the Andes and into the heart of Inca territory, Cusco. This evening, look to the night sky for a different view at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Incas’ relationship with the cosmos. Visit the on-site museum and use the telescopes to admire the stars.

Day 5: Cusco/Urubamba

Enjoy a full day exploring the Sacred Valley with a local guide. Tour the G Adventures-supported Parque de la Papa, or Potato Park, a network of rural agricultural communities working to preserve more than 700 species of potatoes. Learn about potato cultivation and traditional weaving, and the importance of each to Andean culture. Next, explore the Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in the village of Huchuy Qosqo.

Day 6: 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.

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: 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).

Day 9: Machu 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 10: Cusco

Free day in Cusco — explore this city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your leisure. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to visit museums and ruins or try whitewater rafting or rock climbing.

Day 11: Cusco/Puno

Drive to Puno, taking in scenic mountain views along the way.

Day 12: Puno

Enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca visiting the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Explore a bit further afield on the Lake, visiting the Luquina community and enjoy a traditional lunch in local homes. Option to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 13: Puno/Lima

Transfer to Juliaca and fly back to Lima to enjoy your last night in Peru.

Day 14: Lima

Depart at any time.

EXTENSIONS

Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

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Day 2: Lima/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to the comfortable, intimate, and exclusive G Lodge Amazon located in the lush Tambopata Rainforest.

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Day 3: Tambopata

Enjoy guided jungle excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes, rivers, and clay licks. Take advantage of free time to relax or swim, and go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

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Day 4: Tambopata/Cusco

Travel by boat out of the jungle to Puerto Maldonado for a flight over the Andes and into the heart of Inca territory, Cusco. This evening, look to the night sky for a different view at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Incas’ relationship with the cosmos. Visit the on-site museum and use the telescopes to admire the stars.

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Day 5: Cusco/Urubamba

Enjoy a full day exploring the Sacred Valley with a local guide. Tour the G Adventures-supported Parque de la Papa, or Potato Park, a network of rural agricultural communities working to preserve more than 700 species of potatoes. Learn about potato cultivation and traditional weaving, and the importance of each to Andean culture. Next, explore the Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in the village of Huchuy Qosqo.

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Day 6: LARES TREK

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani.

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Day 7: LARES TREK

Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

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Day 8: LARES TREK/AGUAS CALIENTES

Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

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Day 9: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back to Cusco.

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Day 10: Cusco

Free day in Cusco — explore this city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your leisure. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to visit museums and ruins or try whitewater rafting or rock climbing.

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Day 11: Cusco/Puno

Drive to Puno, taking in scenic mountain views along the way.

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Day 12: Puno

Enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca visiting the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Explore a bit further afield on the Lake, visiting the Luquina community and enjoy a traditional lunch in local homes. Option to visit the Sillustani burial site.

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Day 13: Puno/Lima

Transfer to Juliaca and fly back to Lima to enjoy your last night in Peru.

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Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

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Day 2: Lima/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to the comfortable, intimate, and exclusive G Lodge Amazon located in the lush Tambopata Rainforest.

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Day 3: Tambopata

Enjoy guided jungle excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes, rivers, and clay licks. Take advantage of free time to relax or swim, and go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

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Day 4: Tambopata/Cusco

Travel by boat out of the jungle to Puerto Maldonado for a flight over the Andes and into the heart of Inca territory, Cusco. This evening, look to the night sky for a different view at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Incas’ relationship with the cosmos. Visit the on-site museum and use the telescopes to admire the stars.

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Day 5: Cusco/Urubamba

Enjoy a full day exploring the Sacred Valley with a local guide. Tour the G Adventures-supported Parque de la Papa, or Potato Park, a network of rural agricultural communities working to preserve more than 700 species of potatoes. Learn about potato cultivation and traditional weaving, and the importance of each to Andean culture. Next, explore the Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in the village of Huchuy Qosqo.

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Day 6: Ollantaytambo/Cusco

Return to the Sacred Valley with your CEO to explore the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and the ancient Incan agricultural terraces of Moray. Continue on a scenic drive through small villages and stunning views of the Andean countryside. Stop for a picnic lunch at Piuray Lagoon and opt to explore by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Return to Cusco for the evening.

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Day 7: Cusco

Enjoy a free day to explore the city or take advantage of the many optional activities available.

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Day 8: Hotel Taypikala Machupicchu

Travel by van to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes.

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Day 9: Machu Picchu/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

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Day 10: CUSCO

Free day in Cusco — explore this city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at your leisure. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to visit museums and ruins or try whitewater rafting or rock climbing.

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Day 11: Cusco/Puno

Drive to Puno, taking in scenic mountain views along the way.

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Day 12: Casona Plaza Hotel Puno

Enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca visiting the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Explore a bit further afield on the Lake, visiting the Luquina community and enjoy a traditional lunch in local homes. Option to visit the Sillustani burial site.

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Day 13: Puno/Lima

Transfer to Juliaca and fly back to Lima to enjoy your last night in Peru.

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Day 14: Lima

Depart at any time.

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PRICES & DATES

  • date 19 Sep 2019 - 02 Oct 2019
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  • date 22 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
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  • date 26 Sep 2019 - 09 Oct 2019
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  • date 29 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
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  • date 05 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
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  • date 13 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
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  • date 20 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019
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  • date 27 Oct 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
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  • date 31 Oct 2019 - 13 Nov 2019
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    $3,884 AUD Per Person

  • date 03 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
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    $3,919 AUD Per Person
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    $4,668 AUD Per Person

  • date 09 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
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  • date 17 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
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    $3,331 AUD Per Person
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    $4,080 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Nov 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
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    $4,080 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
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    $3,510 AUD Per Person
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    $4,259 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020
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  • date 05 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020
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    $3,799 AUD Per Person
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    $4,578 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
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  • date 08 Mar 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
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  • date 15 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020
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  • date 29 Mar 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
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  • date 16 Apr 2020 - 29 Apr 2020
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    $4,808 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 May 2020 - 23 May 2020
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  • date 21 Jun 2020 - 04 Jul 2020
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  • date 28 Jun 2020 - 11 Jul 2020
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  • date 02 Aug 2020 - 15 Aug 2020
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  • date 09 Aug 2020 - 22 Aug 2020
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  • date 23 Aug 2020 - 05 Sep 2020
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  • date 30 Aug 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
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  • date 13 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
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  • date 20 Sep 2020 - 03 Oct 2020
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    $5,038 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
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    $4,808 AUD Per Person

  • date 25 Oct 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
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  • date 01 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020
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  • date 15 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2020
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  • date 27 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2021
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    $4,029 AUD Per Person
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (8 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts), Inca Trail camping or Cusco-stay hotel (3 nts).
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Transport: Private van, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lake Titicaca Community Home Lunch, Lake Titicaca
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Urubamba
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Arrival transfer
  • Three-day (2 nts) excursion to the G Adventures exclusive rainforest lodge
  • Sacred Valley tour including Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Choice of four-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook and porters, or Cusco/Aguas Calientes stay with scenic train
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $3,668

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.