Company : G Adventures
Activities: Machu Picchu Tours / Tours
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1250 £ Pound (UK)
Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, meet the locals at an Andean homestay, spot soaring condors at Colca Canyon, sip pisco sours and eat ceviche.
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 Nazca
Indulge in a traditional Pachamanca meal. Try numerous optional activities, such as a tour of a pre-Inca desert cemetery with mummies, a flight over the Nazca Lines or sandboarding. Overnight bus to Arequipa.
Day 4-6 Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Wander the streets of the 'white city' and opt to visit the Catalina Convent. Enjoy an overnight guided tour to spot condors in Colca Canyon, then return to Arequipa to catch an overnight bus to Cusco.
Day 7 Cusco
Free day in Cusco to explore. Opt to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or just relax in a café.
Day 8 Ccacaccollo Community
Visit a local community and a Planeterra-supported weaving project. Learn a few Quechua words while experiencing a family homestay.
Day 9 Ollantaytambo
Embark on an optional Sacred Valley tour with Incan historical sites and ruins. Visit local markets, and try one of the many varieties of potatoes native to the region.
Day 10-13 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu
Take in Incan culture, history, and great views on a 4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit a to Machu Picchu. Enjoy Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products while on the Inca Trail.
Day 14 Cusco
Explore Cusco and surroundings. Take an optional city tour and be sure to experience the nightlife.
This year I took my first solo trip to South America and joined the Peru on a Shoestring tour with G Adventures. The staff were extremely helpful in answering any queries I had and enduring the trip was planned and organised before the trip. The trip overall was wonderful, there were options do additional actives and couldn't have asked for a better itinerary to explore the best of Peru.
The tour guide, Henry Prado, was the coolest guy ever with his jokes that made the whole trip so much more fun. And G adventures really does give you that legit local experience. Everything we did was with the locals which made the trip so interesting too. The trip was full of: beautiful churches and countryside, interesting museums, adrenaline filled activities, new local and foreign friends, exciting new foods, the best vibes in clubs anywhere in the world, cool wildlife, passionate tour guides and meeting new people.