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9 Days | Discover the treasures of the Amazon and the secrets of the Incas

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Welcome to Peru, where colourful cities rub shoulders with wild rainforests and ancient monuments. On this nine-day Premium adventure, join a local leader to discover Peru's Inca, Indigenous and modern sides of Peru on an immersive journey that hits the Amazon and Machu Picchu – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. From the historical charm of Lima to the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest, you'll take walking tours of thriving cities with an expert local leader, spend a night in a thatched cabana lodge surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest, take a 360 train with incredible views of Inca ruins and spend time with the local Willoq community for a chance to witness the Peruvian culture firsthand.

Trip overview

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Start
Lima, Peru
Finish
Cusco, Peru
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Peru
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GGPI
This trip generates 48.26 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend a night surrounded by nature in the Amazon rainforest in a private thatched cabana – your Feature Stay, located in the heart of a 380 hectare-private ecological reserve with a team of expert on-site guides.
  • Take your taste buds on a trip from the market stalls of Lima to a traditional Andean lunch in the Sacred Valley.
  • See some unbeatable views of the Andes as you travel towards Machu Picchu on a 360 train, offering high domed windows and an open-air observation carriage to immerse yourself in the incredible landscape.
  • Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, on not one but two visits in the afternoon and the early morning, to see all that you can at this incredible feat of Inca engineering!
  • Experience the country’s best sights, including an unforgettable day of wildlife activities in the Amazon Jungle.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Awamaki. Donations help them empower indigenous women artisans in Peru with skills training and job opportunities that provide financial independence.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Due to the high altitude of the places we visit some people can suffer altitude sickness, regardless of age, gender or fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! Please see the 'Medical and health information' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
  • This trip visits Peru's coast, mountains and the Amazon Jungle, which means you'll need a flexible wardrobe no matter what time of year you travel. Please review the 'Climate and seasonal information' and 'Packing' sections of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Visitors are not permitted to explore Machu Picchu without a Machu Picchu guide (not our trip leaders) and must follow set routes within the site. This trip includes two guided visits of Machu Picchu and each visit is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours long. Your leader will provide more information to ensure you get the most out of your visits to this incredible site.
  • According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only, and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted. Please refer to the itinerary for details.
  • Travellers who choose different ways of reaching Machu Picchu (Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or Train), will not follow the same routes within Machu Picchu. This means that you may not be able to have photos together, overlooking Machu Picchu. This applies to travellers on the same booking or separate bookings.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Plane, Train, Private vehicle, Boat

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Lima - Downtown walking tour
  • Lima - Alameda Chabuca Granda tour and tastings
  • Lima - San Francisco Monastery and the Catacombs
  • Lima - Welcome Dinner
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Amazon Jungle - Night boat tour
  • Amazon Jungle - Oxbow Lake
  • Amazon Jungle - Night jungle walk
  • Cusco - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Cusco - Coricancha Temple (entrance fee)
  • Cusco - Walking tour
  • Cusco - Cathedral tour with Specialist Historian Guide
  • Ollantaytambo - Archaeological site
  • Sacred Valley - Community workshops visit
  • Cusco - Sacsayhuaman
  • Sacred Valley - Home-cooked lunch
  • Sacred Valley - AMA Snack and Drink
  • Machu Picchu - Entrance & Guided visit
  • Ollantaytambo - 360 degree train to Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu - Second visit
Add on activities
  • Lima - Private Larco Museum (Based on 4 participants) - USD50
  • Lima - Lima Discovery + San Francisco and Pisco Sour - Urban Adventures (Price based on 2 participants) - USD39
  • Lima - Lima Pisco Making (Based on 4 participants) - USD35
  • Lima - Lima Water Show (Based on 4 participants) - USD40
  • Lima - Private: Home Cooked Tour Ceviche experience Urban Adventure (Based on 2 Participants) - USD85
  • Cusco - Inca Museum (entrance fee) - PEN10
  • Cusco - Pisco Making Urban Adventure (Based on 2 participants) - USD57
  • 1 Day Inca Trail - Add-on (Must pre-book) - USD380
  • Sacred Valley - Mountain Biking (Price Based on 2 Participants) - USD170
  • Cusco - Rainbow Mountain Hike (Based on 4 participants) - USD105
  • Cusco - Full Day Stand Up Paddle Boarding (Based on 4 participants) - USD85
  • Cusco - Full Day Via Ferrata & Zipline - USD95
  • Cusco - Humantay Lake Hike (Based on 4 participants) - USD130
  • Cusco - Cusco Cooking Class - USD70
  • Cusco - Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Hike (Based on 4 paticipants) - USD100

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2 and 3 (Amazon Jungle) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.  
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
4. This trip starts at 2pm on Day 1 in Lima. This allows time after the joining meeting to explore the city with your leader.
5. Full name exactly as per passport is required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for activity and transport bookings. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
6. This trip includes two visits to Machu Picchu, however you may choose to book the 1-day Inca Trail hike on Day 7 (additional surcharge required). This optional activity is subject to permit availability. Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book this activity. Please refer to Day 7 of the itinerary for details of the hike. It is possible for passengers who have taken the train to join passengers who have done the Inca Trail on the 2nd visit of Machu Picchu, by repeating the guided tour. If you are interested in this option, tell your sales agent when you book.
7. Should you choose not to hike at all, please inform in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 59 reviews submitted.
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Gloria · Traveled April 2024
The premium Peru trip exceeded my expectations. Learning about the Peruvian culture and the fascinating history of their people was so interesting. The places we visited were diverse (Lima, Amazon jungle, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu) and amazing to see. There were so many highlights and surprises on this trip but the Amazon and hiking the Inca Trail were among the top for me. Our leader, Paul, was great and we had such a lovely group to share this trip with. This was truly an amazing trip and I am so thankful for the experience.
Review submitted 09 May 2024

Jennifer · Traveled April 2024
We had a fantastic time on this trip. The itinerary highlights very different and interesting areas of Peru. Our guide was excellent, our accommodations very nice, and the whole tour ran smoothly.
Review submitted 05 May 2024

Ross · Traveled April 2024
This trip was all that I expected and more. Thankyou Paul and Thankyou Intrepid team.
Review submitted 05 May 2024

Jessica · Traveled April 2024
A trip of a lifetime! Perfect 9 day itinerary with excellent accommodation and meals. Our guide Paul was fantastic and the trip could not have gone more smoothly!
Review submitted 07 May 2024

Diana · Traveled April 2024
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024
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