National Geographic Journeys

Iconic Peru

  • Duration 14 Days | Round-trip Lima
  • Group Size Max 16
  • From $4,989 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

 

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.

 

Trip Highlights

    • 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 - 14 Days

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 Amazon Rain Forest

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized canoe to our Amazon lodge, located in the lush Tambopata rain forest. Go on jungle excursions guided by knowledgeable naturalists to spot wildlife. Enjoy some free time to relax or swim, and go on a caiman-spotting cruise after dark. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 4 Cusco

Travel by boat out of the jungle and catch our flight over the Andes to Cusco. Enjoy some free time to explore the cobbled streets and festive plazas of this one-time Inca capital. This evening, peer at the stars through the telescopes of the Cusco planetarium. (1B)

Day 5 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full day to explore the Sacred Valley of the Inca 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 enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in the village of Huchuy Qosqo. (1B, 1L)

Days 6 through 9 Inca Trail to Machu Piccu/Cusco

All roads lead to Machu Picchu, either by foot or rail. Choose to undertake the four-day guided Inca Trail hike. Or enjoy two free days in Cusco and catch a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, our base for visiting the famed citadel. Explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide before returning to Cusco by train. (4B, 3L, 3D)

Day 10 Cusco

Take advantage of a free day in Cusco to explore its museums and ruins. Or opt to try white-water rafting, mountain biking, or horseback riding. (1B)

Days 11 & 12 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Take in scenic views while traveling through the high Altiplano region to the town of Puno. The next day, enjoy a guided boat tour of Lake Titicaca, visiting the floating Islands of Uros and Taquile. Also visit the Luquina community and sit down for a traditional lunch in a family’s home. (2B, 1L)

Days 13 & 14 Lima

Transfer to Juliaca and fly back to Lima to enjoy your last night in Peru. Depart the next day at any time. (2B)

About National Geographic Journeys

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys blend 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.

Iconic Peru

From AUD$4,989 Call 1300 363 742

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