9-Nights Machu Picchu and the Amazon - National Geographic Journeys

These ten days are a brief but full introduction to the very best natural wonders and local culture Peru has on offer. Get in touch with the Andean past in the former Inca capital of Cusco, spend two unforgettable nights in our jungle lodge listening to the wildlife orchestra all around you, and hike the Inca Trail (or catch the scenic train) to the once-in-a-lifetime destination of Machu Picchu. Be assured you’re travelling with the region’s leading experts.

9 nights from $2599 per person

Supplier: G Adventures

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Featured Destinations

Lima

Lima, "the City of the Kings," became the effective capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, established 1560. Today, a visit to Lima may serve as a unique Peruvian experience that offers a glimpse into the Andean world, Spanish tradition and the country's modern aspect. Visit handsome old buildings and baroque churches that testify to the city's religious background and the Plaza de Armas, shared by the realms of the Catholic church, municipality and national government. The pre-Inca ruins of Pachacamac lie a short distance south of the city. Once a ceremonial site, Pachacamac has been the most important religious center of the Andean world since before the age of Christ. Stop and admire The Temple of the Sun and the Moon, Lima's outstanding museums, and Machu Picchu - a "Jewel in the Mist."

Cuzco

The Cuzco region of Peru combines Inca legacy with Spanish colonial architecture in an atmosphere at once provincial and sublime. The chaotic marketplaces where campesinos barter grain or potatoes for multi-colored fabric belie the mute spirituality of the Lost Cities, where Inca stonework conveys order and balance. Such diversity enhances this inspiring nine-day adventure. The blue sky radiates with an intensity achieved only at high altitudes (the city of Cusco lies 11,150 feet above sea level), while the landscape offers its unique pattern of exacting agricultural grids and tangled jungle masses.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a fortress city of the ancient Incas, in a high saddle between two peaks 50 miles NW of Cuzco, Peru. The extraordinary pre-Columbian ruin consists of five sq. miles of terraced stonework link by 3,000 steps; it was virtually intact when discovered by Hiram Bibghan in 1911.

Amazon Jungle

Nature lovers may enjoy a walk “on the high side” along this 656 feet-long walkway, 30 meters above the ground, which links the six tallest treetops of the area; this is the first and largest canopy walkway in America. Also in this area is the Biosphere Reserve of the Amazon, and the Amazonian Center for Environmental Education and Research laboratory. The Reserve protects 818,910 acres of pristine vegetation. Covering 8,106 sq miles Pacaya-Samiria is the largest reserve in Peru. The Reserve was created to preserve the wonderful flora and fauna of the lower jungle. The basin of the Pacaya and Samiria rivers includes eight big lakes and several lagoons. Among the uncommon water species, there are two kinds of cetaceans and a unique sirenid -the large marine cow or manati (thichechus inungis)- not found elsewhere in Peru.

Ollantaytambo

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Valid Travel Dates

Number of Nights:
9
Vacation Inclusions:
  • Hotels (4 nights), G Lodge Amazon (2 nights), Inca Trail camping or Cusco-stay hotel (3 nights)
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners (Allow USD170-225 for meals not included)
  • Transportation: Private van, plane, train, boat, canoe
  • Staff & Experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides
  • Arrival transfer
  • Three-day excursion to the G Adventures exclusive rainforest lodge (three nights)
  • Visit the Cusco Planetarium
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • Visit the Women's Weaving Co-op
  • Lunch at Sacred Valley Community Restaurant
  • Choice of four-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters or Cusco stay with scenic train
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flights
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Departure Dates:
From
Until
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2/25/2016
12/21/2017
$2599
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