AMAZON TO THE ANDES – 12 DAY TOUR from €1699 pp

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AMAZON TO THE ANDES – 12 DAY TOUR from €1699 pp

This adventure offers up an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife, and cultures, whether you’re scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon or climbing the ancient trail of the Incas to Machu Picchu, situated in the heavens of the Americas. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment which leaves you free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

Inca Trail

Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Lima/Cusco

Hop on a flight to Cusco. Enjoy a free day of shopping and exploring the city. Opt for a city tour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp

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

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the 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), 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).

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Wiñaywayna/Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Cusco

Continue to explore Cusco on a free day in the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Cusco/Tambopata

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 Tambopata

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 Tambopata/Lima

Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Lima

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Places visited

  • Amazon
  • Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu
  • Peru

What’s Included

  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a G Adventures-supported women’s weaving project (full-day)
  • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
  • 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

Accommodations

Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), camping (3 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts).

Meals

11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.

Transportation

Public bus, plane, train, boat, canoe, hiking.

Staff & experts

Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, expert jungle guide in Amazon.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Peru Culinary Bundle – €155.00

Enjoy two half-day cooking activities in both Cusco and Lima. Visit local markets, pick out ingredients and enjoy learning and eating unique Peruvian dishes influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa and Japan.

My Own Room – €259.00

If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

International flights are not included  – Call now for details

Please call for more details. Subject to availability.
Call 021 4320710 or 01 6619090
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AMAZON TO THE DANDES 12 DAYS

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