Peru

Machu Picchu adventure

9 Days

September 12-20, 2020

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT

Come travel with us! We would love for you to join us this September in PERU on a Machu Picchu Adventure—This is going to be a trip of a lifetime.  - Jeanie & Vince Michaels

Join Memories Forever Travel and experience one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in this exhilarating tour to Peru with G Adventures. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views of the Sacred Valley as you travel by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train will allow you lots of time to explore ruins, museums, and markets. With years of experience, we employ the best local guides so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Are you open to new experiences, want to get immersed into a different culture, are you open-minded about traveling with others, are you ready to embark on an active adventure?

 

Go big or stay home is our Motto – join Jeanie & Vince Michaels, owners of Memories Forever Travel, as we open your eyes to a tour around Peru. For experienced travelers like us,  the surface stuff just isn’t enough. We want to dig into a place and figure out what makes it tick. That’s the mindset that powers every personal trip of ours—are you ready to see the world through our eyes?  

Travel Style: Classic
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

 

Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

 

Physical Rating: 3-4 
Tour includes some hiking and walking. Must be physically fit—this is an active adventure tour after all. Please note your Adventure travels to high altitude. This is medically defined as anything over 8,000 feet (2,440 meters). Most people can travel to 8,000 feet with
minimal effects. However, everyone reacts to altitude differently and altitude sickness can on set with some people irrespective of fitness and age.

Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+
All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Accommodations

  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch allow USD230-300 for meals not included.

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers

  • Professional Tour Director throughout your entire tour

  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo

  • G Adventures representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO (Chief Experience Officer) for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay

  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco

  • Sacred Valley guided tour

  • Pottery making demonstration

  • Train to Machu Picchu

  • Machu Picchu guided tour

  • Internal flights

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

ITINERARY

September 12: Departure from USA

Depart the USA and arrive in Lima, Peru late evening on September 12. Transfer to hotel. 

(Meals: Breakfast)

               Lima Wasi Hotel (or similar)

September 13: Lima

The adventure begins today. Feel free to explore in the morning on your own or enjoy a city tour, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. Your G Representative will review the details of your tour.

(Meals: Breakfast)

               Lima Wasi Hotel (or similar)

September 14: Lima to Cusco

Fly to Cusco. Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Flight time is about 1hour 30min.

 

Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore.

 

Free time to shop and explore. Choose to pre-book the Cusco Cooking Class. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites.
(Meals: Breakfast)

                Hotel Prisma (or similar)

 

September 15: Cusco/Sacred Valley

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).

Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them.

Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.

(Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

                Hotel Inka Paradise (or similar)

 

September 16: Sacred Valley/Aguas Calientes

Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at km 104 and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.

Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area.

(Meals: Breakfast)

                Hotel Pachaqutec (No CEO) (or similar) 

 

September 17: Machu Picchu/Cusco
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 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). Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco. Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco.

(Meals: Breakfast)

                Hotel Prisma (or similar)

 

September 18: Cusco

Enjoy a free day in Cusco. 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. Opt to visit the local market, a nearby archaeological site, or get a massage.

Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, must be pre-booked. Jeanie & Vince will be embarking on this hike - join us if you wish! 

  • Lookout over these colourful Andean mountains striped with maroon, turquoise, lavender, and gold. The sediment, elevation, and proximity to the ocean create a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Get started early to drive around 2 hours to the starting point of this challenging, yet rewarding full-day hike. Reaching 5,029m (16,500 ft) this 14km hike is no walk in the park, but these unique mountains do not disappoint.

(Meals: Breakfast)

                 Hotel Prisma (or similar)

 

September 19: Cusco to Lima
Head to the airport and fly back to Lima.

(Meals: Breakfast)

                 Lima Wasi Hotel (or similar)

 

September 20: Tour ends in Lima
Your tour ends after breakfast today. You will be transferred to Lima's airport for your departure flight.

(Meals: Breakfast )

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Meals not mentioned

  • Travel Insurance -Required by Tour Operator - will be quoted for you

    • Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When traveling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

  • Tips/Gratuities

  • Optional Activities 

SOLD OUT
PRICING DETAILS

LAND ONLY: $1,526.50 per person (based on double occupancy)   

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $399.00

  • DEPOSIT: $700.00

  • FINAL PAYMENT DUE: July 10, 2020

 

 

AIR: From MSP estimated: $894.00 per person

  • Full payment for air due upon booking.

A valid passport is required in order to book. 

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All rates & availability are subject to change until booked with payment on both the land tour and airfare. 

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