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$2,899.00 USD

GAY PERU, AMAZON & MACHU PICCHU TOUR

Peru

Seasonal - Apr 19/14, Aug 2/14 + Oct 2/14

Seasonal - Apr 19, Aug 02  and Oct 04, 2014

Multiple Departures:  Apr 19, 2014  |  Aug 02, 2014  |  Oct 04, 2014

Stroll through Lima's vibrant Plaza Mayor, learn the secrets of the Amazon Jungle from a local guide, wake to the sounds of an Amazonian animal orchestra, admire Cuzco's stunning colonial architecture, glimpse terraced walls in the fertile Sacred Valley, stroll geometrically perfect streets in Ollantaytambo, wander among the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, discover colourful traditional textiles.

Get out & explore the heart and soul of Peru on this eye-opening sojourn from the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes. Offering an up-close look at Peru's diverse attractions, this is an unforgettable trip at a relaxing pace. Discover ancient cultures, natural wonders, welcoming locals and vibrant modern life as you journey through the homeland of the Inca.

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Included Activities

  • Group leader from beginning to end of tour
  • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Orientation walk (Lima)
  • Flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado
  • Guided jungle walks (Amazon Jungle)
  • Flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cuzco
  • Orientation tour with coca tea tasting (Cuzco)
  • Visit surrounding archaeological sites (Cuzco)
  • Sacred Valley community visit (enroute to Ollantaytambo)
  • Ollantaytambo ruins (Ollantaytambo)
  • Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)
  • Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss.

Not Included - International Airfare, Departure Transfer, Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary

Accommodation - 3 and 4 Star Hotels (6 nights) & Jungle Lodge (2 nights) 

Physical Rating - You are required to carry your pack on and off trains and buses, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or bike rides, but these are on mainly flat ground.

Culture Shock - The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as basic hotels with western facilities or overnight trains. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

Group Size - Maximum of 12 travellers per group. Departure is guaranteed subject to 2 people travelling.

Budget - Allow USD $500 for meals not included.

Itinerary

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Gay Peru, Amazon & Machu Picchu Experience

Day 1 Lima

Plaza Mayor is the ideal place to begin an exploration of Lima's churches, palaces and colonial mansions. Take a stroll and admire the intricately carved balconies of the Archbishop's Palace or descend into the eerie catacombs below the Monasterio de San Fransisco. Sample some ceviche, a local specialty of white fish marinated in lemon juice, onion and hot peppers.

 

Days 2-3

Amazon JungleThe call of exotic birds and dense jungle awaits. Learn about the Amazon's complex ecosystem on a hike with a local guide. Spy everything from vibrant macaws to cheeky monkeys and colourful butterflies, and discover the medicinal properties and practical uses of jungle plants. Stay in an eco lodge that combines low-impact architecture with native-style rooms.

 

Days 4-5 Cuzco

Acclimatise to the high altitude with a stroll around Cuzco, a melting pot of Spanish and Inca influences, rich in history and legend. Visit a coca tea shop - tasting included - then holler and haggle at the colourful San Pedro market. Top off the stay here with a trip out to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

 

Day 6 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

See woolly llamas and locals dressed in brightly coloured traditional clothes on a trip through the spectacularly terraced Sacred Valley, or Wilcamayo, as the Incas called it. Stay overnight in the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo, famed for its remarkable street layout and impressive nearby ruins.

 

Days 7-8 Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Cusco

Reach the mountain village of Aguas Calientes by train and prepare to be awed by the first view of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour and be sure to have cameras ready - these ruins are seriously photogenic. Spend the rest of the day exploring the citadel at leisure, perhaps making the climb up Wayna Picchu for extraordinary views of this magical site.

 

Day 9 Cuzco

Relax in one of the cosmopolitan cafes surrounding the Plaza de Armas, grab a few bargains or squeeze in some last-minute sightseeing. The city's imposing Baroque cathedral is built upon an Inca palace and is well worth a visit, as is the remarkable 12-sided stone. Why not celebrate a wonderful adventure with lunch at the Aldea Yanapay Cafe - as well as serving delicious fare, all proceeds go towards helping Cuzco's disadvantaged kids.

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Aditional pricing info

Departures: Apr 19, 2014 | Aug 02, 2014 | Oct 04, 2014