EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU & THE AMAZON RIVER

Combine Machu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle on this 11-day adventure operated by National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures.

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EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU & THE AMAZON RIVER WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS WITH G ADVENTURES

Combine two amazing adventures in one unforgettable 11-day trip that takes in the wonder of Machu Picchu and the mystical Amazon River. Ride the scenic train to the famous Inca ruins, then venture deep into the rainforest on a riverboat, spotting wildlife along the way. From the pinnacle of a fascinating civilization to the depths of pristine wilderness, this journey will ignite your passion for adventure.

IMPORTANT:
Please note that for the November 24, 2019 departure a sister vessel will be used called La Perla.

TRAVEL STYLE: National Geographic Journeys
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: Upgraded
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

TRIP TYPE: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16 (land), Max 30 (riverboat).

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU & THE AMAZON RIVER

CUSCO PLANETARIUM
Visit the Cusco Planetarium, which is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Llaullipata Ecological Reserve. Use telescopes to gaze up at the southern sky and see thousands of stars. Spot the constellations of the southern hemisphere, and learn about the ancient Incas’ relationship with the cosmos.

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.

TRADITIONAL ANDEAN EXPERIENCE
Exclusive to National Geographic Journeys travellers – and part of G Adventures for Good – visit the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”), a network of six rural agricultural communities in Peru’s Sacred Valley. Walk through this special community with a local guide for immersive time observing agricultural, weaving, and cultural traditions.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Wildlife Rescue Centre and Butterfly Farm, Iquitos
Your G for Good Moment: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Urubamba
Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
Your Discover Moment: Cusco
• Arrival transfer
• Two-day Sacred Valley tour including Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Pisac ruins and pre-Incan salt pans
• Traditional pachamanca-style dinner
• Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
• Three-day (2 nts) aboard the Amatista Amazon Riverboat
• Orientation tour of Iquitos
• Launches and land excursions with our expert naturalist team
• Internal flights
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Hotels (8 nts), Amatista Amazon Riverboat (2 nts).

MEALS:
10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

STAFF & EXPERTS:
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) from day 1-8, 2 Certified Amazon Reserve naturalist guide and support staff aboard the Amatista.

AVAILABLE EXTRAS

1 DAY INCA TRAIL HIKE PERMIT REQUEST - FROM $439.00
Want to hike the Inca Trail but for less time than the 4 day hike? This permit is perfect for you as you'll jump off the train early, hike six hours to the Sun Gate and meet up with the rest of the trip.

From

$ 3,599 USD

*Prices may vary depending on seasonality*

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS WITH G ADVENTURES

G Adventures is one of the world’s largest and most sustainable small group adventure tour operators. In 2019, they launched a program called Ripple Scores, allowing you to see the percentage of local businesses and services used in the creation of each and every one of their trips. The higher the Ripple Score, the more money stays within the local community.

In addition to numerous awards celebrating their sustainability initiatives in the tourism industry, they’ve also been recognized by world-class organizations such as National Geographic and the Jane Goodall Institute. In 2016, G Adventures launched a partnership with National Geographic by offering a travel style called National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. These tours offer travellers opportunities to get closer to local communities, connecting you to local cultures, and which provide a greater emphasis on education and conservation. In 2017, G Adventures’ animal welfare policy was officially endorsed by the Jane Goodall Institute.

Through their non-profit arm, Planeterra, G Adventures connects social enterprises to the tourism marketplace. They do so by providing catalyst funding, capacity training and a market link for small businesses that support local and indigenous communities, women, youth, and the environment. Planeterra now supports over 50 social enterprises in over 40 different countries.

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