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15D PANORAMIC PERU: From Lima to Lima

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Spot macaws in the jungle and caimans on the riverbanks, sail the waters of Lake Titicaca, delight in the smells of markets and explore ancient ruins — including a trek along the Inca Trail. As we operate our own treks, our quality equipment and the expertise of our porters and guides will ensure that your first glimpse of Machu Picchu will leave you in awe. Whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of an intimate and exclusive lodge,  or following in the footsteps of the Incas, this fast-paced adventure provides a sweeping view of this diverse country.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Adventure, Bird, Camping, Culture, Discovery, Guided Tours, History, Landscape, Photo Tours, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Group Size Medium Group
    16
All about the 15D PANORAMIC PERU: From Lima to Lima.

SIGNATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meet the locals at a Lake Titicaca homestay
  • Climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Spot wildlife at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon
  • Sample the diverse cuisine Peru is known for

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Ccaccaccollo Community and Women’s Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Visit to factory producing handmade biodegradable soap products
  • Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3 days)
  • Guided excursions with naturalists
  • Rubber boot use
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International air-tickets (return) into Lima, Peru
  • Meals not indicated in the above itinerary
  • Items and expenses of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses: meals, drinks, telephone calls, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Drinks, entrance fees, portage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified above
  • Cancellation, baggage or medical insurance;
  • Any new and sudden increase of Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
  • Optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Visa fees where relevant
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance
  • Tips for tour leader, driver and staff on tours
  • All Other Services not mentioned above
  1. Day 1 Please enquire for next available dates

    Arrival in Lima, and have the rest of the day at your own leisure.  You may also join your local guide and the other participants for a meal at a local restaurant.

  2. Day 2 (B) Please enquire for next available dates

    Fly to Juliaca then take a short bus ride to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Titicaca is also the largest lake in the world above 2000m, and the views from its Islands are stunning.

    Take it easy in the afternoon to acclimatise the high altitude, and you may spend time wandering the markets and exploring the city

    Visitors arriving in Puno will likely feel the effects of the 3,827m altitude. Symptoms include shortness of breath, headaches, general lethargy, and a reduced
    appetite. This is no cause for alarm; it is simply your body’s way of coping with the altitude. It may take a little time to acclimatize, but before long you probably will
    not even notice it. Take it easy for the first day or two, and reduce alcohol and cigarette consumption to minimize the effects. Be sure to drink plenty of water and
    do not attempt too much in any given day.

  3. Day 3 (B, D) Please enquire for next available dates

    Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca and a homestay in a small village.
    Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on the Taquile Islands and enjoy a local lunch with spectacular views.

    Afterwards, cruise to the another village (this can vary based on community availability) for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake. This experience
    provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions. Eat with the family, learn some Quechua and
    Spanish language skills, try on traditional costumes, and help out with daily chores around the village.

    Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour 

    Board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island for a delicious Peruvian lunch at a restaurant followed by some shopping at the local weaving
    cooperatives. (Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, men are taught how to knit around age five and they create the majority of the
    textiles.) After, enjoy an overnight stay with a host family and a chance to learn about life on the islands.

    Split into smaller groups and get a taste of local life firsthand as we move into family homes for the night. Play soccer with the children, enjoy some dancing, watch dinner being made, learn about regional cuisine, and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well.

  4. Day 4 (B, L)Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco. The trip from Puno to Cusco takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route as you travel through the high Altiplano region. Check out a bit of Cusco, find a spot for dinner or get prepared to head into the Sacred Valley. Local bus Puno - Cusco7h-8h Morning Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. Please enquire for next available dates

    Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site.

    Leave the homestay families late morning and visit the Uros Islands on the way back to Puno. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site only a short drive away.
    Opt to pre-book the Lake Titicaca Kayaking by asking your travel designer for assistance.

    Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 2

    Spend the morning with the homestay families, then depart after lunch. Visit the floating islands of Uros on the way back, and learn about the unique lifestyle of
    the locals. Meet residents and learn how they built the islands with totora reeds, which are also used to make their homes, boats, crafts (and are also edible!).

    Uros Floating Islands Visit

    Take a tour of these unique islands. Learn about the buoyant totora reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca used to make everything from the islands themselves to the boats the islanders use for transportation (if constructed well, they last up to six months ). Find out from locals how the islands are constructed; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top.

    Free Time

    Make the most of one last afternoon in Puno.

  5. Day 5 (B) Please enquire for next available dates

    Hop on the bus for a full day’s drive (7 to 8 hours) to Cusco.

    The trip from Puno to Cusco takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route as you travel through the high Altiplano region. Check out a bit
    of Cusco, find a spot for dinner or get prepared to head into the Sacred Valley.

  6. Day 6 (B, L) Please enquire for next available dates

    Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community.

    Break for lunch at the Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco and enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch.  Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.  After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. You may also wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).

    Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a women’s weaving co-op today. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them.

     

  7. Day 7 (B, L, D) Please enquire for next available dates

    Depart Ollantaytambo by van to 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.  Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.

    Get your blood pumping on this first day of hiking the Inca trail. The trekking is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days. Pass rambling rivers and a small village, and enjoy scenic mountain views; it’s just a taste of what’s to come.

    A crew of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear so you’ll only need to carry a small day-pack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

  8. Day 8 (B, L, D) Please enquire for next available dates

    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).

    Trek over progressively spectacular and steeper terrain on your way there. Be repared to face strong Andean weather (blazing sun or cold winds) around the pass. Take the hike slow, and drink lots of water along the way – amazing views are waiting as a reward. Enjoy some ample time to rest and relax after reaching the camp; most campers arrive around early afternoon.

    Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

  9. Day 9 (B, L, D) Please enquire for next available dates

    Cross two passes and more ruins along the Inca Trail on the last full day of hiking. Traverse Runquraway at 3,950m (13,113 ft), and then reach the second pass
    at 3,700m (12,136 ft). S pot the gorgeous Cordillera Vilcabamba and the Urubamba Valley in the distance on a clear day.  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), you will 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).

  10. Day 10 (B) Please enquire for next available dates

    The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake around 03:30 to head to the checkpoint and join the lineup to wait for the gate to open. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu (fingers crossed for a clear day).

    Hike down to Machu Picchu (about 45 mins) for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the site, and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge (a 15-min walk one way) for no additional charge, if time allows.

    Catch the bus outside the Machu Picchu gate after your visit for a 25-min downhill ride to Aguas Calientes. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco this
    evening.

  11. Day 11 (B) Please enquire for next available dates

    Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. There is an option to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class today if you are interested to learn how to cook Peruvian food. Other options include visiting and hiking the famed Rainbow Mountain, or go for whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking.

  12. Day 12 (B, L, D) Please enquire for next available dates

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and exclusive lodge in the Amazon.

    Fly to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon Jungle.

    After a brief stop in town to store large luggage, drive to the pier and travel by covered motorized boat to the jungle lodge. En route, spot bird species typical to the river and forest edge. The Tambopata Rainforest area holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area.

    Local community members make up the majority of lodge staff, including multilingual naturalist guides. Take the opportunity to learn about the area’s rich flora and fauna and locals’ extensive use of medicinal plants and other forest plant resources through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

    The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact, eco-friendly technology. Rooms are simple, but comfortable, with mosquito netting for individual beds, flush toilets, showers (with solar-heated hot water), and candles for lighting (no electricity).

  13. Day 13 (B, L, D) Please enquire for next available dates

    Enjoy guided excursions led by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and along jungle trails. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying
    the local swimming hole, or visiting a nearby plantation. Go on a caiman spotting cruise after dinner.

    Head out early to catch the jungle at its wildest (and coolest). Walk slowly through the forest searching for wildlife before heading out on an oxbow lake by canoe.

    Search for anaconda, the elusive giant river otter, or black caiman. Even if you don’t spot these shy creatures, there are plenty of other birds, interesting plants,
    and other animals about.

    In the afternoon, enjoy time around the lodge or go further afield. Free time is yours to explore any way you like!

  14. Day 14 (B) Please enquire for next available dates

    Enjoy a delicious Amazonian breakfast before heading back to the airport by motorized boat and van. Fly to Lima and opt for a final night out for dinner or Pisco
    Sours.

  15. Day 15 (B) Please enquire for next available dates

    You have the day at your leisure before the transfer to the airport for your international departure.

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