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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 exclusively operated 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
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 $7,199
Start Location
Lima, Peru
End Location
Quito, Peru
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
30 May 201825 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
13 Jun 201809 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
27 Jun 201823 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
11 Jul 201806 Aug 20182AUD $7,649
25 Jul 201820 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
08 Aug 201803 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
22 Aug 201817 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
05 Sep 201801 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
19 Sep 201815 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
03 Oct 201829 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
17 Oct 201812 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
31 Oct 201826 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
14 Nov 201810 Dec 20183AUD $7,299
28 Nov 201824 Dec 20186AUD $7,299
12 Dec 201807 Jan 20198AUD $7,299
09 Jan 201904 Feb 201910AUD $7,199
23 Jan 201918 Feb 201914AUD $7,199
06 Feb 201904 Mar 201914AUD $7,199
20 Feb 201918 Mar 201912AUD $7,199
06 Mar 201901 Apr 201915AUD $7,399
20 Mar 201915 Apr 201910AUD $7,399
03 Apr 201929 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
17 Apr 201913 May 201914AUD $7,399
01 May 201927 May 20198AUD $7,399
15 May 201910 Jun 201916AUD $7,399
29 May 201924 Jun 201916AUD $7,399
12 Jun 201908 Jul 201913AUD $7,549
26 Jun 201922 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $7,199 
10 Jul 201905 Aug 201916AUD $7,649
24 Jul 201919 Aug 201916AUD $7,649
07 Aug 201902 Sep 201916AUD $7,649
21 Aug 201916 Sep 201916AUD $7,449
04 Sep 201930 Sep 201916AUD $7,299
18 Sep 201914 Oct 201916AUD $7,299
02 Oct 201928 Oct 201916AUD $7,299
16 Oct 201911 Nov 201916AUD $7,299
30 Oct 201925 Nov 201916AUD $7,299
13 Nov 201909 Dec 201916AUD $7,299
27 Nov 201923 Dec 201915AUD $7,299
11 Dec 201906 Jan 202016AUD $7,299
Itinerary
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, Santa Cruz Island. Visit a tortoise ranch in the Santa Cruz highlands and get up close and personal with these ancient creatures.
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 .
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 things with a straight forward day of hiking, the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins will give you plenty to look at.
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 to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and 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 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 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.