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Climb and bike your way from small villages to astounding monuments, then explore Lake Titicaca from a kayak; a perspective few visitors ever get the chance to see.

Days
15
Style
Active
From
$2337

Peru Multisport

How do you improve a trip that already includes the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and Lake Titicaca? Throw in some bikes, a few kayaks, and loads of high-energy thrills, that’s how! “Peru Multisport” connects immersive cultural interaction and classic Peruvian landmarks with challenging physical activities tailored specifically for adrenaline junkies and fitness freaks. Climb and bike your way from small villages to astounding monuments, then explore Lake Titicaca from a kayak; a perspective few visitors ever get the chance to see.

Biking excursions in the Sacred Valley (2 days).

Visit to a G Adventures-supported women’s weaving project.

Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.

Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days).

G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail.

Guided tour of Machu Picchu.

Kayaking excursion on Lake Titicaca with visits to Taquile, Amantaní, and the Uros Islands (2 days).

Lake Titicaca homestay. Internal flights. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Please note: If the tour STARTS in Lima you will need EXTRA time before the tour. Please book extra accommodation and flights accordingly.

Tour Highlights

  • Soak in the views by bicycle in the Sacred Valley

  • Climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Kayak Lake Titicaca

  • Mingle with the locals and learn about traditional life

  • Savour the Altiplano scenery

  • Devour seafood in Lima

Full Itinerary

Arrive in Lima at any time. There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city.

Peru is made up of three main geographical areas: the Andes, the Amazon, and the desert coastal area. In this trip, we concentrate on the Andes region of south-central Peru and the ancient Inca capital of Cusco.

Note: If you have pre-booked the Peru Culinary Bundle, your Lima cooking class will be today. You will be picked up in the morning. Please book an extra night accommodation and flights accordingly.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h 19:00

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 hotel, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation
Hotel Monte Real (or similar)

Early flight to Cusco. Free day for shopping and to explore the city. Optional city tour.

Transfer early in the morning to the airport for the flight to Cusco; the flight usually departs early – we may leave the hotel as early as 4:30. Spend the afternoon relaxing and exploring this fascinating city, and take time to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, arm yourself with a city map, and set off to explore!

Please note that if you booked the Culinary Bundle you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 12:30 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. You will return back to your hotel around 16:00.

Plane

Lima – Cusco 1h-1h30m

Carte Blanche
Cusco Full Day

There’s plenty to see and do in Cusco, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting Museo Inka, Museo de Historia Regional, and whitewater rafting. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities – Day 2
La Merced Visit
Cusco

Enjoy a visit to this historic church and convent, first built in 1536 and rebuilt in 1675 (it was destroyed in the 1650 earthquake). Take in the wonderful architecture here, including Baroque Renaissance cloisters and beautiful wood carvings. There’s also an ornate monstrance on display; made of gold and covered with gemstones, it’s a must see.
Cusco Cathedral Visit
Cusco

Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral; its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.
La Compañía Visit
Cusco

Enjoy a visit to this beautiful church famous for its architecture and considered one of the best examples of colonial Baroque style in the Americas. Admire its stone facade and beautiful wood and gold leaf altar.
San Francisco Visit
Cusco

This charming colonial era church is named after Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, who built it in 1572. The church, like many around it, was damaged in the earthquake of 1650 and had to be restored. Admire the beautiful stone masonry here.
Koricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
Cusco

Explore magnificent Coricancha, once the Incan Empire’s richest temple and the main ruin site within the city of Cusco. This ruin forms the foundation of the colonial church of Santo Domingo and provides a fantastic glimpse into ancient history as well as a cross section of religion and architecture.
Archaeological Museum Visit
Cusco

Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics.

Accommodation
El Puma Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:  Breakfast

Begin two days of guided biking excursions through the Sacred Valley, in the Maras, Moray, and Pisac areas, using Ollantaytambo as a base. Visit the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op and Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco.

We start the day by stopping at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before travelling by private transport to Abra de Corao, on the edge of the Sacred Valley, where we will begin our biking excursion. Visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village, for lunch.

After lunch, we continue by bicycle to the majestic Inca ruins of Pisac, where we will enjoy a guided tour of the site before transferring to Ollantaytambo for the night.

Private Vehicle
Cusco – Huayllabamba

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Sacred Valley Mountain Biking Excursion
Huayllabamba – Pisac

From our starting point at 3,700m (12,139 ft) above sea level, we descend on our bikes into the Sacred Valley, eventually arriving at Taray (2,800m/9,186 ft above sea level), enjoying magnificent views along the way. We will also pass through rural areas where we can see the traditional farming and agricultural activities.

Throughout the bicycle excursion, we will be able to rely on an expert local guide as well as a support vehicle.

Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
Pisac

Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that’s still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across Kitamayo Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.

G Adventures for Good: 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.

G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.

Private Vehicle
Pisac – Ollantaytambo

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation
Ollantaytambo Lodge (or similar)
Lodge

Meals included:
Breakfast | Lunch

Our second day biking in the Sacred Valley. Explore the town of Maras, the archaeological site of Moray before heading down to the Salt mines (Las Salineras), ending in Urubamba.

We rise early and travel to Chinchero. After the obligatory safety briefing by the local guide, we will continue our bicycle adventure. We’ll have lunch here before returning to Ollantaytambo for a free evening to relax our sore legs.

Private Vehicle
Ollantaytambo – Chinchero 30m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Sacred Valley Mountain Biking Excursion
Chinchero – Urubamba

Today’s journey takes us past Huaypo Lake and the picturesque town of Maras, where we will enjoy great views of the Sacred Valley. We will visit the archaeological site of Moray and then descend to the Salt mines (Las Salineras), eventually finishing our excursion in Urubamba.

G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.

Private Vehicle
Urubamba – Ollantaytambo

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation
Ollantaytambo Lodge (or similar)
Lodge

Meals included:  Breakfast | Lunch

Free day in Ollantaytambo for optional activities like visiting the ruins, horseback riding, or relaxing before embarking on the Inca Trail.

Ollantaytambo is your first taste of what lies ahead on the Inca Trail. We spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the hike the next morning.

Free Time
Ollantaytambo

Enjoy some free time in this charming area

Optional Activities – Day 5

Ollantaytambo Ruins Visit
Ollantaytambo

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.

Horseback Riding
Ollantaytambo

Get on a saddle and enjoy the ride!

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.

A crew of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear so you’ll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

Private Vehicle
Ollantaytambo – Inca Trail 45m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Hike Inca Trail
Inca Trail KM 82 – Wayllabamba Camp 5h-6h11km

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.

Meals included:     Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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.

Hike Inca Trail
Wayllabamba Camp – Pacaymayo Camp 6h-7h12km

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.

Meals included:   Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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).

Hike Inca Trail
Paqaymayo Camp – Wiñaywayna9h16km

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.

Meals included:   Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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.

Hike Inca Trail
Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu 1h30m4km

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
Machu Picchu 1h30m-2h

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 Machay 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).
Train
Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo 1h30m 118km

Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Private Vehicle
Ollantaytambo – Cusco 2h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation
El Puma Hotel (or similar)
Meals included: Breakfast

Free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Today is free to relax, explore, and shop in Cusco, or discover its surroundings on any number of optional excursions.

Among the more adventurous optional activities available in Cusco are: horseback riding around archaeological sites, such as Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay and Puca Pucara; white water rafting on the Urubamba River; and mountain biking down to the Sacred Valley, perhaps visiting an Inca ruin along the way.

Carte Blanche
Cusco Full Day

There’s plenty to see and do in Cusco, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting Museo Inka, Museo de Historia Regional, and whitewater rafting. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities – Day 10
Horseback Riding
Cusco

Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco’s archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour – no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
Urubamba

150 PEN per person

Rise for an early morning pick up and drive to Chuquicahuana for a safety briefing. Enjoy a full day of rafting on the Upper Vilcanota River (about 2.5 hrs on the water). Be thrilled by fast rapids that are a constant Class III and IV for around 11km (9 mi), and don’t forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. Rehash all the excitement afterward over a riverside picnic lunch.

Mountain Biking
Cusco

Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way.

Accommodation
El Puma Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:  Breakfast

Spend the day travelling from Cusco to Puno by bus.

Enjoy spectacular views of the countryside on this full day of travel from Cusco to Puno, through the high Altiplano.

Local bus
Cusco – Puno 7h 30m 389km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation
Balsa Inn (or similar)
Meals included:  Breakfast

2-day kayaking excursion on Lake Titicaca, visiting Uros, Taquile, and Amantaní islands, including a homestay in a small village.

Enjoy an unforgettable kayak adventure, paddling to Taquile & Amantani and exploring the beauty of Lake Titicaca. This trip will give you the chance to get in contact with the nature, culture, & traditions of the islands from up close. The expert local guides will make you a direct participant in the local culture and not just an observer. Visit 3 different islands on this trip, and get a wide perspective of life in Lake Titicaca.

Motorboat
Puno – Capachica 2h 30m

Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.

Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion
Capachica – Taquile 2h

Begin your journey early in the morning by transferring from the hotel to the port, then head out by motorboat to the base camp at the Peninsula of Capachica, a 2.5 hr trip. Learn about sea kayaking from our guide and paddle towards Taquile Island and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the moment. Hike to a village upon arrival and enjoy lunch with the locals. Continue on by motor boat to Amantani Island to meet your hosts for the night.

Motorboat
Taquile – Amantani

Climb in and move swiftly through the water to the next stop.

Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay
Split into smaller groups and get a taste of local life firsthand as we move into family homes for the night. Play soccer with the children, enjoy some dancing, watch dinner being made, learn about regional cuisine, and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well.

Optional Activities – Day 12
Football Match
Amantani

Enjoy watching a football match with locals.

Accommodation
Amantani Homestay (or similar)
Homestay

Meals included:  Breakfast | Dinner

Kayak to Llachon and visit the Uros islands before returning to Puno. Opt to visit a Sillustani burial site.

Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion
Amantani – Llachon 2h30m

After breakfast, we say goodbye to our host families and kayak onto Llachon, paddling for about 2.5 hrs. The kayaks are two person, sit-on-top kayaks, which can be piloted with limited experience after a short introductory briefing. It is a great kayak experience with the fresh morning winds. Upon arrival back to the base camp, enjoy a hot drink before continuing.

Uros Floating Islands Visit
Lago Titicaca

Take a tour of these unique islands. Learn about the buoyant totora reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca used to make everything from the islands themselves to the boats the islanders use for transportation (if constructed well, they last up to six months ). Find out from locals how the islands are constructed; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top.

Optional Activities – Day 13
Sillustani Burial Towers Tour
Puno

Take a guided tour of the Sillustani burial towers known as “chullpas.” Be awed by these fantastic ruins located outside Puno – their remarkable towers stretch up to 12m (39 ft) in height.

Accommodation
Balsa Inn (or similar)
Meals included: Breakfast

Fly back to Lima and enjoy a free evening for exploring or sampling some yummy seafood.

 

Local bus
Puno – Juliaca 1h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Plane
Juliaca – Lima 1h 30m-2h

Free Time
Lima Evening

Spend time exploring this fantastic city and be sure to sample the fantastic seafood here.

Accommodation
Hotel Monte Real (or similar)
Meals included:  Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Departure Day
Not ready to leave? Ask and we can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals

  • 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. Allow USD315-410 for meals not included.

Accommodation

  • Hotels (10 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Transport

  • Internal flights
  • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Activities

  • Biking excursions in the Sacred Valley (2 days)
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Exclusions

Insurance

  • Travel Insurance is mandatory for all Brave Women Travel tours. Please forward a copy of your signed policy to our office.

Transport

  • International air fare
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary

Optional Activities

Peru Culinary Bundle $170

Lima Cooking Class Half-day (approx. 9am-2pm) Cusco Cooking, Half-day (approx. 12pm-5pm)

Enjoy two half-day cooking activities: one in Cusco and one in Lima. During both, visit local markets, select ingredients, and enjoy unique Peruvian dishes influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan. The activity in Lima is supported by the G Values Fund – an initiative that provides low-interest loans to CEOs who wish to start businesses that enhance the experience of our travellers. Best Bite Peru is run by former CEO Ruben Diaz.

This tour is operated by
G Adventures

Departing: January 12, 2019

From: $2337 USD

Days: 15

Style: Active

Physical Rating: +4 Demanding

At A Glance

  • Soak in the views by bicycle in the Sacred Valley

  • Climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Kayak Lake Titicaca

  • Mingle with the locals and learn about traditional life

  • Savour the Altiplano scenery

  • And more!

Mar 16/19 $2,749 $2,422
Jan 12/19 $2,749 $2,337
April 27/19 $2,899 $2,442
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