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The Great Peru Adventure

Trip Duration

From $3155.00

Without Flights

Tour Type:

 

Small Group (16 max)

 

Physical Grade:

 

Countries Visited:

 

Moderate

 

Peru

 

Accommodation: 

Boutique Hotel (8 nights)

 

Jungle Lodge (2 nights)

 

Basic Camping (1 night)

 

Tour Highlights

Master the flavours of Peruvian Cuisine in Lima

Walk among the Treetops of the Amazon Jungle

Rise to the challenge and conquer the Multicoloured Mountain

Cycle the Sacred Valley and discover an Inca Brewery

Explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World at Machu Picchu

What's Included:

 

11 night twin room accommodation (or Double if you're a couple) in beautiful boutique hotels and camping in the Andes

 

A whole host of incredible  activities including climbing to the peak of Rainbow Mountain and scaling the treetops of Amazon Jungle

Internal flights to Puerto Maldonado and Cusco

 

No big groups with a max of 16 fellow adventurers along with your Epic Journeys Guide

 

11 Breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners and a Peruvian cooking masterclass

 

Private arrival transfer and transportation in a private air-conditioned minibus for the group

 

Itinerary: Itineraries may differ for some departures.

 

Welcome to Lima!

 

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Hotel Casa Republica Barranco

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

 

None

 

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru! Your adventure begins at the airport when we pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Meet your guide and fellow adventures at the welcome meeting at 6pm as we go over the details for the coming days.  Explore Lima’s lively and colorful nightlife with the remainder of the evening.

Markets and Culinary Masterclass

 

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Room:

 

Included meals:

 

Hotel Casa Republica Barranco

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast & Lunch

 

Today is a day of culinary intrigue. After a hearty breakfast you will explore the produce market of San Isidiro. Guided by a local professional Chef, discover and sample the tastes and textures of a variety of ingredients used in Peruvian cooking. Once suitably salivating, it’s time to master some delicious Peruvian Classics.  Inspired and armed with your new-found knowledge you will take to the kitchen for a cooking lesson.

 The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Whether you want to relax and enjoy the bohemian neighbourhood of Milaflores or party like its 1999 your guide can suggest some fantastic options.

Welcome to the Jungle

 

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Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

After breakfast its time to say goodbye to Lima as we head to the airport for your flight into the Amazon Jungle. Upon arrival at Puerto Maldonado you will be met by your jungle guide and transported by typical Amazonian canoe down the Madre de Dios river to your Jungle Lodge for a delicious native lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring the incredible Amazon Jungle. Immerse yourself in the Rainforest’s unique ecosystem, and learn about it’s incredible importance to the planet. At dusk, hop on board our motorized canoe to explore the Madre de Dios river by night. When the sun goes down the Amazon really comes to life with the nocturnal hunters looking to feed... listen to the animals calling, watch out for those eyes shining in your direction, but don’t forget to look up and enjoy the clear night sky peering through the dark shadows of the forest. We’ll be greeted by delicious dinner upon return to the lodge!

Trekking in the Trees

 

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Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

 

Room:

 

Included meals:

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Get excited today as we embark on the stunning trek through the Tambopata Nature Reserve to Lake Sandoval. Be in awe of the exotic wildlife and stunning array of flora and fauna  along this beautiful route.  See for yourself why Tambopata is considered the biodiversity capital of Peru. After Navigating the mirror-like Oxbow Lake by dugout canoe we return to the lodge for a well earned lunch.

The afternoon will be spent up in the trees as we ascend 98-feet above the forest floor and navigate the hanging bridges snaking their way through the treetops.

At dusk, venture deep into the forest to experience the suspense of a night safari before returning to the lodge for a relaxing dinner with your fellow adventurers.

The Heart of the Inca's

 

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Casa Andina San Blas

 

Room:

 

Included meals:

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast

It’s time to depart from our Amazonian paradise as we hop into one last motorized canoe and navigate our way to the airport. Its not all bad news though as we’re heading to arguably the most beautiful city in Peru! The ancient capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco has an undeniable historic charm. Once settled into your boutique hotel, take the afternoon to navigate the cobbled streets of this city nestled in the Andes mountains.  Navigate the cobbled streets and digest the subtle blend of Andean Baroque and Inca architecture whilst taking the time to relax and plan your evening.  Why not sample one of the cities amazing restaurants with their rustic charm and stunning flavors. Make sure you get plenty of sleep tonight for the early rise as we venture into the mountains. 

Sleep Beneath the Mountain Stars

 

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Camping at Mountain Basecamp

 

Room:

 

Included meals:

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Begin your journey to one of the most unique spectacles in the America’s. Our private bus to the start of the trail in Checacupe encompasses a visit to the ancient Wari Pyramids of Pikillacta.  From Checacupe we’ll head to a small community in the Andean mountains known as Quesoyuni for a much needed local lunch. Fully refreshed we’ll begin the ascent by foot to Rainbow Mountain base camp. At a height of over 4,000 meters it’s a great acclimatization walk to prepare you for the ascent the next day. The campsite, our final resting place for the evening, is surrounded by grazing alpacas and a stunning mountainous backdrop. A great place to take in the glittering night sky as we contemplate the six-kilometer, high altitude trek standing between us and the summit of Vinicunca. We’ll dig into a hearty Peruvian dinner before retiring to our basic, yet comfortable mountain tents.

Journey to the Top of Rainbow Mountain

 

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Casa Andina San Blas

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast & Lunch

Rise early this morning and grab some breakfast before we ascend to the amazing Rainbow Mountain. The difficult trek is made easier when the dark red mountains transform into uniquely colourful waves of shimmering gold, turquoise and rouge as we near the summit. Hugs and high-fives all-round as we reach the top and you congratulate your fellow adventurers! Take some time to marvel at your achievement, absorb the breath-taking views and, of course, take some vacation snaps that your friends and family will hardly believe before we descend on a wave of triumph. Upon return to base camp a delightful picnic lunch awaits  before we journey back to our hotel in Cusco for a hot shower, safe in the knowledge that we’ve conquered one of the world most unique mountains today.

*This trek, whilst a challenging test of both physical and mental toughness, is achievable for any adventurer with a moderate level of fitness and a great attitude. Our guides and fellow adventurers are all there to help and support each other.

Relax in the Old Inca Capital

 

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Room:

 

Included meals:

 

Casa Andina San Blas

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast

Still buzzing but a little achey from yesterdays achievement’s its time for a little break. Today is yours to do whatever you desire, and there are few better places than Cusco to do it. You can choose to take an optional walking tour (additional cost) through the city and discover the rich layers of history and culture ingrained in the ancient cobbles with visits to a temple, a Cathedral and San Pedro Market. Alternatively you can take your own time to wander the streets, grab a coffee under the beautiful churches of the main square, or just sleep-in and relax.

Optional Activity:

Cusco City Morning Walking Tour     $65.00 per person

Cycle to Discover the Secrets of Peruvian Beer

 

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Room:

 

Included meals:

 

Casa Andina San Blas

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast

Feeling rejuvenated after your day of rest we’re heading to the Sacred Valley for a day of bikes, beauty and beer! In the town of Maras, famous for its salt mines, we will pick-up our mountain bikes and get briefed about the route before pedalling off into the valley. This magnificent trail is dominated by mountainous valleys and winding trails that will take us away from the beaten path and into the heart of ancient and rural Peru. Working up a thirst, the Holy Grail of the route finds us when we arrive at an award-winning Peruvian Brewery to discover the brewing process, grab some snacks and, of course, taste some Peruvian beer.

 

Take the Train to the Lost City of Machu Picchu

 

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El Mapi Hotel

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

All-aboard for the scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, the last stop before the Lost City of Machu Picchu. We’re not hanging around;  we’ll be picked up from the train station and transferred the short, but winding road to the entrance of Machu Picchu for some all-encompassing exploration of the lost city. Once thought to be gone forever, it was rediscovered by explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911.  It’s easy to see why this ancient archaeological masterpiece built onto the side of a mountain is classed as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and an item on everybody’s bucket list. After a few hours of discovery, we depart and check into our comfortable hotel in the heart of Aguas Calientes, where you may even have time to grab a massage in the spa before a delicious dinner.

 

Chill Out in Aguas Calientes

 

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Room:

 

Included meals:

 

Casa Andina San Blas

 

Shared Single Supplement Available

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You have a choice how to spend the  penultimate morning of your Peruvian adventure. For those of you that have the stamina you can take the three hour sunrise trek to Machu Picchu Mountain. Rise early and reach the peak to have one last look at the marvel and take “that picture”  (additional cost).

If that all seems like too much effort you can choose to have a chilled morning exploring the local town. Aguas Calientes is a buzzing tourist settlement situated in a gorge next to Machu Picchu. With a flowing river, colourful narrow cobbled streets and plenty of crafts its a great place to spend a relaxing morning.

In the afternoon we’ll return to Cusco for our final night to share some farewell Pisco Sours with your fellow adventurers.

 

Optional Activity:

Machu  Picchu Mountain Trek      $125.00 per person

Hasta La Vista Peru!

 

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None

None

 

Breakfast & Lunch

Day twelve marks the end of your Epic Journey, but as you reflect on the previous two weeks with your new-found friends you can rest safe in the knowledge that whilst vacations must come to an end, you’ve had experiences and made memories that will last a lifetime.

You’ve cruised down the Amazon river and hung out in the Jungle treetops, mastered Peruvian Cuisine, conquered the summit of one of the mightiest technicolour mountains, cycled through fascinating Inca ruins, discovered the secrets of Peruvian beer and explored one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. All in all we would say it’s a job well done!

All that is left is to reflect on your achievements whilst you wait to be collected for your transfer to the airport and your journey home. Or why not extend the adventure and spend a few extra nights exploring more that Peru has to offer? We’ll leave it to you but feel free to speak to us about possible extensions and activities to get even more out of your journey!

Is this trip right for me?

 

Epic Journeys Adventurers are friendly, open minded professionals at the same stage of life and with a passion for seeing the world. We have a lot of solo travellers and sociable souls, and whilst spending time together outside of the arranged activities is not compulsory it is encouraged and really does enhance the experience. Our Great Peru Adventure is perfect for Foodies and Culture Vulture's with a penchant for outdoor activities and beautiful scenery. Whilst you don't need to be an Iron-Man to fully enjoy this trip a moderate level of fitness and mental stamina is required o complete the trek to Rainbow Mountain. Altitude can also be an issue for some people so if you have a history of being affected by heights of up to 5,000 meters it may be something for you to consider. 

Trip Dates:

 

August 2019

Wed, August 28th - 12 Days - Mon, September 9th

Deposit

$400

First Four Discount

Total: $3395.00

$3155.00

Not Guaranteed
 

Trip Notes

 

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