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Peru Family Journey: Machu Picchu to the Amazon
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Peru Family Journey: Machu Picchu to the Amazon

Introduce your family to the wonders of Peru, from the mysteries of the Inca to the amazing creatures of the Amazon. Venture into the colorful swirl of village markets and experience Andean traditions firsthand. Ride a train high into the mountains to explore the “lost” city of Machu Picchu, investigating its ancient ruins. Cap off the trip with a wild Amazon adventure, spying monkeys, sloths, butterflies, and toucans while staying at an eco-lodge nestled in the rainforest.
Colour, culture and Incas - get ready for feisty, fiery and variety-filled adventures in Peru. Get ready to explore the legacy of the Incas in Machu Picchu, and take in the cultural highlights of its intriguing modern cities such as Lima and Cusco. Adventurers can further venture into the Amazon rainforest or go on to trek the Incan Trail, which is a must for any hiker. 
 
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  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,999
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

The Amazing Amazon
Highlight #1
The Amazing Amazon
There’s no place quite like the Amazon rainforest, home to plants and animals that do not live anywhere else on Earth!
Machu Picchu: the 5th wonder of the world!
Highlight #2
Machu Picchu: the 5th wonder of the world!
Bookended by two immense forested peaks, it is the ultimate symbol of the Incan empire at the peak of power.
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Highlight #3
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Explore famous and beautiful Inca ruins, including the Pisac ruins, the Ollantaytambo temple, and local markets.
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Peru: Color, culture and Incas!

From Lima to the Amazon, sites from  Ollantaytmbo to iconic Machu Picchu, Peru is a South American extravaganza like no other. Watch this video for a glimpse of your journey to come. 

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Itinerary

Lima

Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included.

  Hotel:  None

Lima/Sacred Valley of the Inca

Board an early flight to Cusco, the gateway to Peru's Inca heartland. Take in spectacular Andean scenery as we drive north into Urubamba Valley—also known as the Sacred Valley of the Inca. Arrive at Piuray Lake, an azure oasis framed by snowcapped peaks. Enjoy a lakeside lunch and opt to go paddleboarding or kayaking, soaking up the mountain views. Continue to our hotel and settle in before dinner.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Sacred Valley of the Inca

Begin the day with a visit to a G Adventures–supported women’s weaving cooperative, where we’ll observe traditional weaving and dying techniques and meet some of the weavers. Next, test your Spanish skills as you bargain with vendors at the famed Pisac Market—a wonderland of colorful Quechua handicrafts. Break for a farm-to-table lunch at the G Adventures–supported Parwa Community Restaurant, tasting Peruvian dishes while learning how this resident-run restaurant helps fund community projects. In the afternoon, opt to relax at our hotel or visit the Inca ruins of Moray and the salt pans of Maras.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Sacred Valley of the Inca/Aguas Calientes

Explore the former Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo, stepping back in time amid ancient terraces, storehouses, and an enormous temple-fortress. Then hop aboard a train for the journey through the Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled beneath Machu Picchu. The afternoon is free for optional excursions, including a waterfall hike and a visit to nearby hot springs.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Machu Picchu

Rise and shine! After a light breakfast, head to Machu Picchu to see the citadel in the early morning light, before the crowds arrive. Spend the morning exploring the ruins with our guides and pondering the mysteries of this “lost” city of the Inca, forgotten at the Spanish conquest and rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham with support from National Geographic. Enjoy free time to explore on your own. This afternoon, return by train to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco

Set out to explore the beautiful streets and plazas of Cusco, once lavishly adorned with Inca gold that was stolen by the Spanish during the conquest. Visit the sprawling San Pedro Market, where you’ll find everything from pickled snakes to savory tamales, and visit the Machu Picchu Museum to see an array of Inca artifacts that were discovered at Machu Picchu. Later, enjoy a star-filled evening at the Cusco Planetarium, learning about the importance of astronomy to the ancient Inca and peering at the glittering night sky through high-powered telescopes.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cusco/Tambopata National Reserve

Today, we set out to discover a wilder side of Peru! Catch a morning flight to Puerto Maldonado, then continue by motorized canoe along the Tambopata River to our jungle lodge in the Amazon rainforest. Have lunch on board the boat and keep an eye out for wildlife and birds along the way. Upon arrival, settle into your thatched lodging, situated near Tambopata National Reserve—a biodiversity hotspot. In the afternoon, join a naturalist guide to seek out the wildlife of the rainforest—from colorful butterflies to huge spiders—and learn the uses for medicinal and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Tambopata National Reserve

Grab your binoculars and head out with naturalist guides to explore the rainforest’s complex ecosystems. Search the forest canopy where colorful toucans, boisterous howler monkeys, and sloths may be spotted. Hike to an oxbow lake, and paddle dugout canoes to glimpse river otters, turtles, and, if we’re lucky, an anaconda or two! This evening we’ll venture out in a motorized canoe to spot the jungle’s elusive nocturnal species. If we're lucky we'll spot caimans, the smaller cousins of alligators, hiding along the muddy banks.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Tambopata National Reserve/Lima

Enjoy a final breakfast at our lodge, then board a motorized canoe and return upriver to Puerto Maldonado. Fly to Lima and check in to our hotel. This evening, celebrate our adventure at the farewell dinner.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Lima

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Family Journeys Moment: Piuray Lake Picnic, Piuray Lake

  Arrival transfer

  Sacred Valley tour including Ollantaytambo ruins

  Guided tour of Machu Picchu

  San Pedro Market visit

  Machu Picchu Museum visit

  Three-day (2 nts) excursion to an Amazon rainforest lodge

  Internal flights

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  Specified meals and accomodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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