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SPH07MB - Absolute Peru & Gal pagos Central Islands

Explore Peru's southern coast, its Incan Highlands and the Gal pagos Islands. From the soaring heights of the Inca Trail to the steamy jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon, this epic journey includes an all-encompassing tour of Peru and four nights exploring the Gal pagos. As one of the biggest tour operators in the region, our exclusive fleet of yachts offers great value, and in Peru, we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to majestic Machu Picchu.

Inclusions

G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Hands-on: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca Carte Blanche: Cusco
Cruise the Gal pagos Islands aboard the Xavier (4 nts)
Incredible wildlife encounters
Daily opportunities for swimming and snorkelling
Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits in the Gal pagos
Guided tour of Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio
Guided tour of Colca Canyon
Guided tour of Taquile and Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
Sacred Valley guided tour
Pottery making demonstration
Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4-days)
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Excursion to G Adventures' exclusive Amazon lodge (3-days)
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
27
Price From
AUD $7,299
Start Location
Lima, Peru
End Location
Quito, Peru
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
31 Oct 201826 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,299 
14 Nov 201810 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,299 
28 Nov 201824 Dec 20188AUD $7,299
12 Dec 201807 Jan 20193AUD $7,299
09 Jan 201904 Feb 20193AUD $7,739
23 Jan 201918 Feb 201911AUD $7,739
06 Feb 201904 Mar 20195AUD $7,739
20 Feb 201918 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,299 
06 Mar 201901 Apr 201910AUD $7,819
20 Mar 201915 Apr 20194AUD $7,939
03 Apr 201929 Apr 201912AUD $8,059
17 Apr 201913 May 20192AUD $7,939
01 May 201927 May 20195AUD $8,059
15 May 201910 Jun 20197AUD $8,059
29 May 201924 Jun 20197AUD $8,059
12 Jun 201908 Jul 20192AUD $8,019
26 Jun 201922 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,299 
10 Jul 201905 Aug 201910AUD $8,139
24 Jul 201919 Aug 201913AUD $8,139
07 Aug 201902 Sep 201912AUD $8,139
21 Aug 201916 Sep 20196AUD $8,019
04 Sep 201930 Sep 201910AUD $7,819
18 Sep 201914 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,299 
02 Oct 201928 Oct 201912AUD $7,819
16 Oct 201911 Nov 201916AUD $7,819
30 Oct 201925 Nov 201916AUD $7,819
13 Nov 201909 Dec 201916AUD $7,739
27 Nov 201923 Dec 201915AUD $7,739
11 Dec 201906 Jan 202015AUD $7,939
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Lima
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Lima/Paracas
Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.
Day 3 - Paracas/Nazca
Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.
Day 4 - Nazca/Arequipa
Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.
Day 5 - Arequipa
Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.
Day 6 - Arequipa/Colca Canyon
Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day, take a guided tour to spot condors.
Day 7 - Colca Canyon/Puno
Travel by bus to Puno. Arrive with a little time to wander the markets and explore the city.
Day 8 - Puno/Lago Titicaca
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Day 9 - Lago Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site.
Day 22 - Quito/Puerto Ayora
Transfer early to the airport for the flight to the Gal pagos Islands. Upon arrival meet the Naturalist Guide, who will assist with the transfer to the Xavier, located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with giant tortoises.
Day 23 - Chinese Hat/Black Turtle Cove
Visit Chinese Hat for snorkelling opportunities and to observe the birds and sea lions before taking an excursion to Black Turtle Cove to see the marine life.
Day 24 - Cerro Drag n/Islas Daphne
Visit Cerro Drag n on the west coast of Santa Cruz Island to see land iguanas and a salt water lagoon frequented by flamingos and other species of birds. Continue to Daphne Island in the afternoon to spot birds and wildlife.
Day 25 - Islas Plaza/Santa F Island
Land at South Plaza in the morning for wildlife spotting opportunities. Afternoon visit to Santa F Island for guided walks to observe the wildlife and plentiful marine iguanas. Opportunities for swimming and snorkelling with the sea lions.
Day 10 - Puno/Cusco
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.
Day 12 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Day 11 - Cusco
Opt to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or relax in a caf . Choose to pre-book a Cusco Cooking Class.
Day 21 - Lima/Quito
Fly to Quito. Flight is unescorted and included in the price of the tour.
Day 13 - Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Day 20 - Tambopata/Lima
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.
Day 14 - Inca Trail
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwa usca, 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.
Day 18 - Cusco/Tambopata
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
Day 17 - Cusco
Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Opt to go whitewater rafting, mountain biking or get a massage.
Day 16 - Machu Picchu/Cusco
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down for a guided tour of the site and enjoy free time to explore until noon as permitted by the tourist ticket. 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.
Day 15 - Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. 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 the cloud forest on a 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 Wi ay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Day 26 - San Crist bal Island/Quito
Visit the Interpretation Centre on San Crist bal Island before flying back to Quito.
Day 19 - Tambopata
Enjoy guided excursions 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 for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.
Day 27 - Quito
Depart at any time.