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Explore Machu Picchu
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8 days

from $1,614 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.

Max 16

EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Venture to Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and Moray with a local guide.
  • Visit the village of Huchuy Qosqo for a traditional lunch at a community owned and operated restaurant supported by G Adventures.
  • Meet artisans in a village known for adobe- and ceramic-making, and try your hand at the crafts.
  • Embark on a spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu, and explore the Inca citadel with a guide.
Itinerary

This eight-day adventure into Peru’s culture and history offers an ideal introduction to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. Take a scenic train to the famous citadel and enjoy free time to explore its many corners. Roam the Sacred Valley, taking in incredible views of the Andes. Traveling with knowledgeable guides who know this region best, we’ll leave no stone unturned.

Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Lima/Urubamba

Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the scenic Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties.

Day 3: Urubamba

Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.

Day 4: Urubamba/Aguas Calientes

Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market.

Day 5: Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 6: Cusco

Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars.

Day 7: Cusco/Lima

Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru's bustling capital.

Day 8: Lima

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 17 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
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  • date 30 Nov 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
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  • date 15 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
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  • date 29 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
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  • date 05 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
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  • date 11 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020
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  • date 19 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
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  • date 08 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020
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  • date 16 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
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  • date 01 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020
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  • date 21 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020
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  • date 04 Apr 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
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  • date 11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
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  • date 18 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
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  • date 26 Apr 2020 - 03 May 2020
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  • date 03 May 2020 - 10 May 2020
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  • date 06 May 2020 - 13 May 2020
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  • date 09 May 2020 - 16 May 2020
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  • date 17 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
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  • date 23 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
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  • date 31 May 2020 - 07 Jun 2020
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  • date 06 Jun 2020 - 13 Jun 2020
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  • date 13 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020
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  • date 20 Jun 2020 - 27 Jun 2020
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  • date 27 Jun 2020 - 04 Jul 2020
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  • date 28 Jun 2020 - 05 Jul 2020
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  • date 04 Jul 2020 - 11 Jul 2020
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  • date 11 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020
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  • date 18 Jul 2020 - 25 Jul 2020
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  • date 25 Jul 2020 - 01 Aug 2020
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  • date 26 Jul 2020 - 02 Aug 2020
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  • date 08 Aug 2020 - 15 Aug 2020
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  • date 22 Aug 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
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  • date 23 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
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  • date 05 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020
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  • date 12 Sep 2020 - 19 Sep 2020
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  • date 19 Sep 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
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  • date 20 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
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  • date 26 Sep 2020 - 03 Oct 2020
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  • date 03 Oct 2020 - 10 Oct 2020
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  • date 10 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2020
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  • date 18 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
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  • date 24 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
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  • date 07 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020
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  • date 14 Nov 2020 - 21 Nov 2020
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  • date 28 Nov 2020 - 05 Dec 2020
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  • date 05 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020
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  • date 12 Dec 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
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  • date 27 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021
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  • date 02 Jan 2021 - 09 Jan 2021
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    $2,968 AUD Per Person

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 (7 nts).
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Transport: Private van, train, plane.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
  • 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
  • Two-day Sacred Valley tour including Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Pisac ruins and pre-Inca salt pans
  • Traditional pachamanca-style dinner
  • Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • 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 $2,383

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.