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highlights
  • Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Meet the locals at an Andean homestay.
  • Spot soaring condors at Colca Canyon.
  • Sip pisco sours and eat ceviche.
The Peru on a Shoestring tour starts in Lima and ends in Cusco. The Peru on a Shoestring is a Trekking tour that takes 14 days taking you from Lima to Cusco and through other destinations in Peru.

Climb the legendary Inca Trail to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast, or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines — the adventure is yours to choose! With the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials — 14 days of maximum Peru at minimum cost. This is everything you imagined Peru would be — and more!
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Arrive at any time.
Arrive in Lima at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city. (Check-in time is approx 3pm.)

After the welcome meeting, head out for an optional dinner at a nearby local restaurant. If you arrive late, no worries, the CEO will leave you a message at the front desk.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Gemina (or similar)
    From the Barranco library, head east on Avenue El Sol and make a right onto Miguel Grau av.
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Optional Activities
  • Magic Circuit of Water and Dinner Show
  • Lima City Tour
    Discover Lima’s highlights on this half-day guided tour. Visit the San Francisco Church and its impressive catacombs, walk around Plaza de Armas, and get to know some of Lima's lovely neighbourhoods.

    For more information contact Ruben (Best Bite Peru) at +51972584092.
  • Museum of the Inquisition
    Visit the Peruvian Inquisition headquarters showcasing somewhat grotesque wax figures in scenes of imprisonment and torture.
  • Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show
  • Lima Paragliding
    Glide over Costa Verde, hover over Lima’s city life and see the desert dunes over Pachacamac. Tandem flights are available to those who have never glided.
  • Lima Cooking Class
Head south to Nazca, home to one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries: the Nazca Lines.
Accommodation
  • San Marcelo Hotel (or similar)
    http://www.hotelsanmarcelo.com/
Transport
  • Local bus
    Duration : 7.5 hr
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Enjoy free time to explore Nazca and opt for a flight over the famous Nazca Lines. Assist in preparing a traditional "Pachamanca" dinner, before the overnight bus to Arequipa.
Meal
  • Dinner
Included Activity
  • Pachamanca
    Enjoy a traditional dinner. Assist in the preparation of a thousand-year-old tradition: "Pachamanca," an ancient ceremony akin to the Polynesian meal of burying a variety of delicious treats wrapped in banana leaves and slow-cooking them with pre-heated rocks buried in the ground.
Transport
  • Overnight bus
    Duration : 9.0 hr
    Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.
Optional Activities
  • Flight over Nazca Lines
    Take to the skies for the best view of the enigmatic Nazca Lines, a series of patterns and pictures etched in the ground, crisscrossing a wide area of flat desert. Marvel at the lines measuring up to 10km (6 mi) in length, yet, remaining perfectly straight. See depictions of birds, insects, and animals only recognizable from the air. Decide for yourself the origin of the lines – who drew the lines, and why, remains a mystery. Current beliefs suggest that they may be part of complex agricultural calendar.
  • Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour
    See remains of the Nazca culture during an included tour of the ancient Pre-Inca desert cemetery site of Chauchilla. Spot 1500-year-old mummies, bones, and pottery on the desert floor. The entire desert area was also once home to the ancient Paracas and the Nazca cultures, which preceded the Incas by more than half a millennium. Stop for a visit at an artisan’s workshop, where modern masters create Nazca style pottery.
  • Sandboarding at Cerro Blanco
Wander the streets of the 'white city' and opt to visit the Catalina Convent.
Those with an interest in history and architecture may opt to visit the Convent of Santa Catalina, which offers a brief respite from the outside world and a unique view into a bygone way of life. Other optional excursions include rafting and mountaineering.

For spicy food lovers, checking out one of the “Picanterías” is a must. Arequipa has a variety of regional food: alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Arequipa Inn (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery
  • Juanita Museum
    Visit the Museo Santuarios Andinos, also known as the Juanita Museum for the well-preserved mummy of a young Incan girl sacrificed to the Incan Gods in the 1500s. Juanita remained preserved on the top of Mt Ambato until quite recently, she was discovered in the mid-90s and was briefly displayed in the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Canyon, and soak in hot springs. Admire the pre-Inca terraces and the wildlife, including alpacas, llamas, and vicuñas.
Enjoy an overnight excursion to the impressive Colca Canyon - one of the deepest canyons in the world. Stop in fascinating villages and at “miradors” (scenic lookouts), where, with a little luck, visitors can see Andean condors soaring over the majestic Andes. Other unusual animals that can be spotted in the Andean landscape include three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Casa de Lucila (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Colca Canyon Guided Tour
    Spot condors on this guided tour, and keep your eyes peeled for other unusual animals. Look for three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña, which are all typical of Peru.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.5 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 165 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Hot Springs
    Soak your weary bones in steaming hot water pouring from the earth and relax.
Set out looking for the majestic soaring condors. Return to Arequipa, and catch an overnight bus to Cusco.
Get an early start to go on the lookout for flying condors. Travel from Chivay town to a condor viewpoint to admire these magnificent birds in the air. On the way back, stop by some local villages and viewpoints to see old terraces and sections of Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. Take a lunch break and return to Arequipa in the afternoon. Get ready for the overnight bus to Cusco.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Colca Canyon Guided Tour
    Spot condors on this guided tour, and keep your eyes peeled for other unusual animals. Look for three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña, which are all typical of Peru.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.5 hr - 5.0 hr
    Distance : 165 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Overnight bus
    Duration : 10.0 hr
    Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.
Free day in Cusco to explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt to go mountain biking, whitewater rafting, or just relax in a café.
Accommodation
  • Cusco Plaza I (or similar)
    From Main Square head north until you reach Plaza Nazarenas.
Optional Activities
  • Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
    The activity includes a safety briefing, transportation, professional river guides, safety equipment, rafting equipment (self-bailing boats, professional life jacket, helmet, spray jacket), and a picnic lunch (with a vegetarian option). From 08:00 to 17:00, transport to the river is about 1.5 hrs each way. Rafting is roughly 2- 2.5 hrs.
  • Cusco City Tour
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.
  • Inka Museum
    Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics at this museum of archaeology.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
    This ticket allows admission at 16 sights of the city of Cusco including many popular museums and cathedrals, the ticket also provides entrance to Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, and sights in the South Valley of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Cusco Cooking Class
Visit the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op in the Ccaccaccollo community. Learn a few Quechua words while staying overnight with one of the families and taking part in daily activities.
Meet the women at the weaving co-op and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them. Get to know your Quechua family and take part in a variety of community activities before a soccer match with the locals.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Homestay Ccacaccollo (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
    Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which G Adventures travellers' donations helped create in 2005, thereby enabling local women to sell traditional textiles to travellers. See local weaving and dyeing techniques used to create garments and souvenirs, and learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the community and those who visit it. This includes the purchase of alpacas to provide a steady supply of wool, looms, and sewing machines as well as several training courses on production, sales and small business management.
  • Ccacaccollo Community Homestay
    Get further immersed in the local life of the Ccaccaccollo community during an overnight homestay. Meet your Quechua family and take part in a number of community activities. Get a crash course in Quechua culture and tradition and help prep a typical meal, assist in the garden, and play a game of soccer.
Embark on an optional Sacred Valley tour that includes markets and Incan historical sites and ruins.
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas. Opt to take a Sacred Valley tour and visit the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (market days only), and the large ruin site of Ollantaytambo that lies adjacent to the town of the same name. Catch our breath at Ollantaytambo and prepare for the hike the next morning.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Las Orquideas Ollantaytambo (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.75 hr - 1.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins Visit
    Explore this ancient site right in the heart of Ollantaytambo city. Learn about the principles of Incan architecture and get a first taste of climbing around a massive ruins site.
  • Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
    Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures along with the Planeterra Foundation and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.
  • Sacred Valley Tour
    Opt to add a Sacred Valley tour, which includes a visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op, the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (market days only), and the large ruin site of Ollantaytambo that lies adjacent to the town of the same name.
  • Sacred Valley Brewery
    Delight your tastebuds and sample high-quality beer with the breathtaking Sacred Valley as a backdrop. This craft brewery uses local ingredients to make award-winning brews and gives back to the surrounding communities. What's not to like?
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.
Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Inca Trail Hike
    Duration : 5.0 hr - 6.0 hr
    Distance : 11 km
    Get your blood pumping on this first day of hiking the Inca trail. The trekking is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days. Pass rambling rivers and a small village, and enjoy scenic mountain views; it’s just a taste of what’s to come.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.75 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Inca Trail Hike
    Duration : 6.0 hr - 7.0 hr
    Distance : 12 km
    Trek over progressively spectacular and steeper terrain on your way to Warmiwañusca (aka Dead Woman’s Pass), the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769ft). Be prepared to face strong Andean weather (blazing sun or cold winds) around the pass. Take the hike slow, and drink lots of water along the way – amazing views are waiting as a reward. Enjoy some ample time to rest and relax after reaching the camp; most campers arrive around early afternoon.
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 Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Inca Trail Hike
    Duration : 9.0 hr
    Distance : 16 km
    Cross two passes and more ruins along the Inca Trail on the last full day of hiking. Traverse Runquraway at 3,950m (13,113 ft), and then reach the second pass at 3,700m (12,136 ft). Spot the gorgeous Cordillera Vilcabamba and the Urubamba Valley in the distance on a clear day. Camp at either the Phuyupatamarca ruins or the Wiñay Wayna ruins.
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. 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. 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.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Cusco Plaza I (or similar)
    From Main Square head north until you reach Plaza Nazarenas.
Included Activities
  • Inca Trail Hike
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Distance : 4 km
    Wake around 03:30 to reach the Sun Gate as early as possible. Head to the checkpoint and join the lineup to wait for the gate to open. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu (fingers crossed for a clear day). Hike down to Machu Picchu (about 45 mins) for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the site, and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge (a 15-min walk one way) for no additional charge, if time allows.

    Catch the bus outside the Machu Picchu gate after your visit for a 25-min downhill ride to Aguas Calientes. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco this evening.
  • Machu Picchu Guided Tour
    Duration : 1.5 hr - 2.0 hr
    Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).
  • Big Night Out
    Whether it’s a pub crawl, drink specials or a bonfire on the beach, celebrate late into the night with your new best friends.
Transport
  • Train
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 3.0 hr
    Distance : 118 km
    Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 2.5 hr
    Distance : 95 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Depart at any time.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Optional Activities
  • Inka Museum
    Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics at this museum of archaeology.
  • Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
    The activity includes a safety briefing, transportation, professional river guides, safety equipment, rafting equipment (self-bailing boats, professional life jacket, helmet, spray jacket), and a picnic lunch (with a vegetarian option). From 08:00 to 17:00, transport to the river is about 1.5 hrs each way. Rafting is roughly 2- 2.5 hrs.
  • Cusco Tourist Ticket
    This ticket allows admission at 16 sights of the city of Cusco including many popular museums and cathedrals, the ticket also provides entrance to Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, and sights in the South Valley of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Cusco City Tour
    Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels (7 nts), overnight bus (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).
Meals
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Note: Allow USD245-320 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Hiking, local bus, train.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Pachamanca, Nazca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Your Local Living Moment: Ccacaccollo Community Homestay, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco
  • Overnight Colca Canyon excursion
  • Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Lima and from Cusco are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Peru on a Shoestring tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 18 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Lima, Peru/ Cusco, Peru
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Payment

A deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 18 April 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Peru on a Shoestring tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Peru on a Shoestring tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : 18-to-ThirtysomethingsFast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 2. Service Level : BasicSimple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 4 - DemandingSome high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Peru on a Shoestring tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (7 nts), overnight bus (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), camping (3 nts).

  • Checklist

    Available for Rent:
    • Camping mattress/sleep mat (45 soles)
    • Sleeping bag (45 soles)
    • Walking poles (15 soles each (30 per pair))

    Cold Weather:
    • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Warm hat
    • Warm layers

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Inca Trail:
    • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended)
    • Pack liners to waterproof bags
    • Rain gear
    • Sleeping bag (Also available for rent)
    • Thermal base layer
    • Travel pillow
    • Walking poles, rubber-tipped (Also available for rent)
    • Waterproof hiking boots

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: The best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials in layers, as this is quick-drying and can keep heat in better. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a light fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof layer.

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 18, avg 14.

  • Highlights

    Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, meet the locals at an Andean homestay, spot soaring condors at Colca Canyon, sip pisco sours and eat ceviche.

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    Climb the legendary Inca Trail to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, dine the traditional way at a ceremonial Pachamanca feast, or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines — the adventure is yours to choose! With the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials — 14 days of maximum Peru at minimum cost. This is everything you imagined Peru would be — and more!

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD245-320 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

  • Packing_note

    The best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials in layers, as this is quick-drying and can keep heat in better. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a light fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof layer.

  • Start_finish

    Lima to Cusco

  • Transport

    Hiking, local bus, train.

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
    Your Hands-On Moment: Pachamanca, Nazca
    Your Discover Moment: Cusco
    Your Local Living Moment: Ccacaccollo Community Homestay, Ccaccaccollo
    Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco. Overnight Colca Canyon excursion. Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters (4 days). Guided tour of Machu Picchu. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Optional_activities

    Lima
    - Magic Circuit of Water and Dinner Show (300PEN per person)
    - Lima City Tour (130-186PEN per person)
    - Museum of the Inquisition (50PEN per person)
    - Lima Paragliding (280PEN per person)
    - Lima Cooking Class (79USD per person)

    Pachacamac
    - Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show (330PEN per person)

    Nazca
    - Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour (80PEN per person)
    - Flight over Nazca Lines (122USD per person)
    - Sandboarding at Cerro Blanco (130PEN per person)

    Arequipa
    - Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery (40USD per person)
    - Juanita Museum (60PEN per person)

    Chivay
    - Hot Springs (15PEN per person)

    Cusco
    - Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person)
    - Inka Museum (10PEN per person)
    - Cusco Tourist Ticket (130PEN per person)
    - Cusco Cooking Class (46USD per person)

    Urubamba
    - Whitewater Rafting Urubamba (165PEN per person)

    Lamay
    - Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley

    Ollantaytambo
    - Ollantaytambo Ruins Visit
    - Sacred Valley Brewery
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