SHORTLIST

Absolute Peru

Scan the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, contemplate mountain vistas or take an optional flight over the Nazca Lines — this epic journey explores the geography, culture, and history of Peru, offering you the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time. Hike the Inca Trail, which rewards those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of ruins, mountainscapes, and cloud forest. And because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food, service, and equipment.
Tour details
Tour Provider G Adventures
Price From
$5,414
Number of Days
21
Start Location
Lima, Peru
End Location
Lima, Peru
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Virtuoso
Physical Rating
Moderate to Challenging
Itinerary Open all
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, relax or take an optional dip in the thermal baths.
Day 7 - Colca Canyon/Puno
Rise early for a tour of Colca Canyon to spot condors. Continue by bus to Puno. Arrive with a little time to wander the markets and explore the city.
Day 8 - Puno/Lake Titicaca
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Day 9 - Lake Titicaca/Puno
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit to Sillustani burial site.
Day 10 - Puno/Cusco
Hop on the bus for a full day's drive to Cusco.
Day 11 - Cusco
Take advantage the day to choose from a wide variety of optional activities like the Rainbow Mountain hike, a cooking class, or simply explore the city by foot and relax in a café.
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 13 - Inca Trail
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. Ease into the adventure with a straightforward day of hiking the meandering streams, stunning Andean scenery, and ancient Incan ruins.
Day 14 - Inca Trail
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.
Day 15 - Inca Trail
Cross two more passes and ruins on today's trek. 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 the cloud forest on a 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).
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 for a guided tour of the ruins, before your train back towards Cusco.
Day 17 - Cusco
Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco or relax. Opt to go mountain biking or get a massage.
Day 18 - Cusco/Tambopata
Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to the comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.
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 20 - Tambopata/Lima
Fly back to Lima for an optional final dinner and night out.
Day 21 - Lima
Depart at any time.
Inclusions
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour
  • Arequipa stay
  • Colca Canyon guided tour
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Amazon Jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon (3 days)
  • Guided excursions with naturalists
  • Rubber boot use
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
31 Jul 2024 20 Aug 2024 9 $7,619
03 Aug 2024 23 Aug 2024 9 $7,619
10 Aug 2024 30 Aug 2024 10 $7,619
17 Aug 2024 06 Sep 2024 10 $7,619
21 Aug 2024 10 Sep 2024 12 $7,619
28 Aug 2024 17 Sep 2024 1 $7,619
04 Sep 2024 24 Sep 2024 1 $7,219
07 Sep 2024 27 Sep 2024 8 $7,219
11 Sep 2024 01 Oct 2024 8 $7,219
14 Sep 2024 04 Oct 2024 5 $7,219
18 Sep 2024 08 Oct 2024 7 $7,219
05 Oct 2024 25 Oct 2024 2 $7,219
12 Oct 2024 01 Nov 2024 3 $7,219
19 Oct 2024 08 Nov 2024 6 $5,414
26 Oct 2024 15 Nov 2024 12 $5,414
09 Nov 2024 29 Nov 2024 3 $6,919
13 Nov 2024 03 Dec 2024 16 $6,919
16 Nov 2024 06 Dec 2024 8 $6,919
23 Nov 2024 13 Dec 2024 12 $6,919
07 Dec 2024 27 Dec 2024 11 $6,919
21 Dec 2024 10 Jan 2025 9 $6,919
04 Jan 2025 24 Jan 2025 10 $6,579
11 Jan 2025 31 Jan 2025 15 $6,579
18 Jan 2025 07 Feb 2025 16 $6,579
15 Feb 2025 07 Mar 2025 16 $6,579
22 Feb 2025 14 Mar 2025 16 $6,579
08 Mar 2025 28 Mar 2025 13 $6,919
15 Mar 2025 04 Apr 2025 16 $6,919
22 Mar 2025 11 Apr 2025 16 $6,919
29 Mar 2025 18 Apr 2025 14 $6,919
05 Apr 2025 25 Apr 2025 16 $7,279
12 Apr 2025 02 May 2025 14 $7,279
19 Apr 2025 09 May 2025 14 $7,279
23 Apr 2025 13 May 2025 14 $7,279
26 Apr 2025 16 May 2025 16 $7,279
03 May 2025 23 May 2025 11 $7,279
10 May 2025 30 May 2025 15 $7,279
17 May 2025 06 Jun 2025 15 $7,279
24 May 2025 13 Jun 2025 13 $7,279
28 May 2025 17 Jun 2025 15 $7,279
07 Jun 2025 27 Jun 2025 13 $6,919
14 Jun 2025 04 Jul 2025 16 $6,919
21 Jun 2025 11 Jul 2025 16 $6,919
05 Jul 2025 25 Jul 2025 12 $6,919
12 Jul 2025 01 Aug 2025 16 $6,919
16 Jul 2025 05 Aug 2025 16 $6,919
19 Jul 2025 08 Aug 2025 16 $6,919
26 Jul 2025 15 Aug 2025 16 $6,919
02 Aug 2025 22 Aug 2025 16 $6,919
09 Aug 2025 29 Aug 2025 16 $6,919
16 Aug 2025 05 Sep 2025 16 $6,919
23 Aug 2025 12 Sep 2025 16 $6,919
30 Aug 2025 19 Sep 2025 16 $6,919
06 Sep 2025 26 Sep 2025 16 $7,279
13 Sep 2025 03 Oct 2025 16 $7,279
17 Sep 2025 07 Oct 2025 16 $7,279
20 Sep 2025 10 Oct 2025 16 $7,279
24 Sep 2025 14 Oct 2025 16 $7,279
27 Sep 2025 17 Oct 2025 16 $7,279
04 Oct 2025 24 Oct 2025 15 $7,279
11 Oct 2025 31 Oct 2025 16 $7,279
18 Oct 2025 07 Nov 2025 16 $7,279
25 Oct 2025 14 Nov 2025 16 $7,279
01 Nov 2025 21 Nov 2025 16 $6,919
08 Nov 2025 28 Nov 2025 16 $6,919
15 Nov 2025 05 Dec 2025 16 $6,919
22 Nov 2025 12 Dec 2025 16 $6,919
06 Dec 2025 26 Dec 2025 16 $6,919
20 Dec 2025 09 Jan 2026 16 $6,919