Family: Amazon to the Andes - Teenage Adventure (PAAF)

Countries Visited: Peru
Trip Style: Family - Before you decided to start a family, you backpacked and slept in hammocks by the sea. Now you want to share that spirit of adventure with the family. Keep it alive with authentic and educational trips that reflect what's important to parents-short travel times and the safety of group travel.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Family - Before you decided to start a family, you backpacked and slept in hammocks by the sea. Now you want to share that spirit of adventure with the family. Keep it alive with authentic and educational trips that reflect what's important to parents-short travel times and the safety of group travel.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
    Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), camping (3 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts).

    Highlights
    Explore ruins and bargain at Sacred Valley markets, devour seafood in Lima, climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, spot wildlife at our exclusive G Lodge Amazon

    Description
    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 so that you're free to enjoy the beauty of the region.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12343917

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    12 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LimaDay 1 Lima
    Arrive in Lima at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. Additional Notes: Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control. Note: If you have pre-booked the Peru Culinary Bundle, the Lima cooking class will be Day 1 and the Cusco cooking class will be on Day 2. As this pack does not include extra on-trip time in Lima, it is necessary to bundle it with a pre-trip stay. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2CuscoDay 2 Lima/Cusco (1B)
    Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city, and getting used to the altitude. Additional Notes: The flight to Cusco usually departs early, it may be necessary to leave the hotel as early as 4:00am. Transport: Plane (2.50 hour(s), 572km)
    Day 3OllantaytamboDay 3 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)
    Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visit a G Adventures-supported womens weaving co-op, the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (market days only), and explore the large ruin site of Ollantaytambo. The small town of Ollantaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead on the Inca Trail-catch your breath and prepare for the next adventure. Included Activities: Ccaccaccollo Community and Planeterra-Sponsored Womens Weaving Co-op visit Pisac Ruins Guided Tour Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 95km)
    Day 4Wayllabamba CampDay 4 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata. Additional Notes: 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 daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc. Included Activities: Hike Inca Trail Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
    Day 5Paqaymayo CampDay 5 Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Start early to climb the long steep path to WarmiwaNusca, 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. Included Activities: Hike Inca Trail
    Day 6WinaywaynaDay 6 Paqaymayo Camp/Winaywayna (1B, 1L, 1D)
    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 WiNay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft). Included Activities: Hike Inca Trail
    Day 7CuscoDay 7 Winaywayna/Cusco (1B)
    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 the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon. Included Activities: Hike Inca Trail Machu Picchu Guided Tour Transport: Train (1.50 hour(s), 118km) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 8CuscoDay 8 Cusco (1B)
    Free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.
    Day 9TambopataDay 9 Cusco/Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Fly to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon jungle. After a brief stop in town, depart for the lodge by motorized canoe. Look out for a variety of bird species, including Black Skimmers and Capped Herons, during the boat ride. The Tambopata Rainforest holds the world record for the most bird sightings in one area. Later, head out on scenic hour-long walk through the rainforest to a lake and take a short canoe ride to the other side. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s), 320km) Motorized canoe (3.00 hour(s)) Walking (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 10TambopataDay 10 Tambopata (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and along jungle trails. Additional Notes: Use of rubber boots is included while at the lodge. Included Activities: Jungle Excursions
    Day 11LimaDay 11 Tambopata/Lima (1B)
    Fly back to Lima and opt for a final dinner and night out. Transport: Motorized canoe (3.00 hour(s)) Plane (1.50-2.00 hours)
    Day 12LimaDay 12 Lima (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you pRior to the flight departure.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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