With trips from:
All this could be yours
Andes & Amazon Highlights
Spend your morning marvelling at lavishly decorated churches and an underground tunnel cemetery overflowing with bones or catacombs, then hit the Barranco district to get a feel for its bohemian ambiance. A stroll over the Bridge of Sighs is also a must. And of course no trip to Lima is complete without devouring at least one portion of ceviche. Round off the day watching the sun set over the Pacific, most likely with a pisco sour in hand…
After a flight to Puerto Maldonado in Peru’s southern jungle, we’ll have lunch on the river as we travel upstream by a traditional Peruvian boat to our Contiki Special Stay Rainforest Lodge. After you settle in, we’ll get a different take on the jungle from our canopy tower. Here you’ll have a birds-eye view of the rainforest, home to monkeys, birds, bromeliads and other jungle life. After dinner you can head out to look for caiman, a member of the alligator family. Scan the shores with flashlights and see if you can catch the red gleam of the light as it reflects off of the caiman’s eyes.
With another day at the jungle lodge, keep your eyes peeled for a wildlife like the giant otter, monkeys, tropical birds, bromeliads and other jungle life, this is the ultimate way to see the jungle.
Wave goodbye to your jungle home as we're off back to the capital of Peru!
Spend today exploring the beautiful city of Cusco - wander the main plaza, visit the Tread Right support weaving center or feed your sweet tooth with a visit to the chocolate museum. Then get into Cusco's amazing nightlife & join our Illary (Sunrise) Club!
Heading out of Cusco and bound for the Sacred Valley on our private coach, we’ll be stopping off at a llama farm to show some love to these furry favourites up close, and we’re talking the whole humpback family – llamas, vicuna and alpacas. #llamaselfie achieved, we’ll then stop off to witness the ancient Incan art of weaving in practise by a group of talented local artisans. Want to know what the Peruvians do for fun? You’ll get the chance to play the traditional game of “Sapo”, and exactly what that entails we’ll leave to the imagination…
For those embarking on our epic 1 day trek, we’ll catch the train to KM104 and the start our short trek of 3.5 hours on foot and 6-kilometres. Descending into the site we’ll take in Wayana Picchu 'Little peak' – the iconic peak you’ll have seen in every picture ever. Satisfaction levels at an all-time high, we’ll head back to Aguas Calientes and a squishy hotel bed you couldn’t be more deserving of.
For those not embarking on the Inca Trail, the morning is yours to enjoy the surrounding lush mountains of Aguas Calientes.
This afternoon we’ll hop on the train to Aguas Calientes, a cute town in its own right complete with roaring river, quaint bridges and local haunts, but most famously known as the gateway town to Machu Picchu.
Excitement levels at an all-time high, the day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – it’s Machu Picchu time! We’ll be treated to a guided tour of the site taking in such wonders as the Temple of the Three Windows and Wayana Picchu, and of course you’ll have some alone time to explore the area as only you can do.
Back on the train we’ll de-brief on our once-in-a-lifetime experience as we head back to Cusco. Once there, you can really get lost amongst the market stalls and cobbled streets, maybe even going truly local by trying out a serving of cuy.
Having bonded deeply over the moving spiritual quest of the past week, our goodbyes today will be particularly heartfelt. We'll share one last breakfast together before going our separate ways and continuing on to our next adventure - armed with incredible memories that will stay with us for a lifetime.
The Inca Journey
Arrive at any time.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. 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 by exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.
Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.
Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.
Depart at any time.
Check out these great deals to Peru!
Peru, Land of Hidden Treasures
Part of this ancient society still lives today in each town and can be seen through the customs of the people. A trip to Peru takes you back in time and allows you to rediscover the exciting lives of the Incas, Chancas, Chachapoyas, Mochicas, and Wari. Peru also has numerous ways to get your heart pumping and adrenaline pumping. Hiking, kayaking, trekking…there’s no shortage of physical activity no matter what your experience and condition.
Experience Peru and discover a wealth of different worlds, all with their own individual landscapes, sounds, colors and tastes. In Cusco, Incan and Spanish colonial cultures converge. Lima offers cosmopolitan excitement. And, of course, no visit to Peru would be complete without experiencing one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.
Today Peru (the original home of the potato) is being recognized by foodies around the world as a country at the vanguard of culinary innovation. Peruvian chefs are combining fresh, local ingredients with Peru's multi-cultural influences to create delightful dishes, served at world-renowned restaurants. Traditional recipes meet with a rebellious spirit of innovation to delight diners nightly.
Here it is, your big chance to win an adventure of a lifetime in Peru and lots of other great prizes.
Sorry. The contest is over. Scroll up for some great deals on travel to Peru.