Peru and Bolivia: Machu Picchu to the Salt Flats South America is filled with awe-inspiring wonders, and on this journey through Bolivia and Peru, you?ll experience an introduction to some of its highlights. Learn about Peru?s storied past in the former Inca capital of Cusco before immersing yourself in the Amazon during a stay in the heart of the jungle. Hike the Inca Trail-or catch the scenic train-to the ancient and endlessly fascinating Machu Picchu; then travel to Bolivia to see striking sights like the Uyuni Salt Flats and colonial cities surrounded by soaring Andean peaks. HighlightsExplore the iconic citadel of Machu Picchu on foot or by train, Get creative with photo ops on thestunning landscapes of Bolivia?s Uyuni Salt Flats. Stay at an eco-lodge deep in the Amazon jungle, and spot wildlife with expert naturalists. Experience life at a traditional Bolivian hacienda high in the Andes.
AccommodationHotels (9 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts), Inca Trail camping or Cusco-stay hotel (3 nts), Hacienda/farm (1nt).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.Group Size NotesSmall group experience; Max 16, Avg 10Meals Included15 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinnersWhat’s IncludedNational Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: La Paz Culinary Experience, La Paz
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Bolivian Hacienda Experience, Potos?
G Adventures for Good: Parque de la Papa (Potato Park), Urubamba
G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
G Adventures for Good: Jukil Community Experience & Lunch, Santiago de Agencha. Arrival transfer. Three-day (2 nts) excursion to the G Adventures exclusive rainforest lodge. Sacred Valley tour. Choice of four-day Inca Trail hike with local guide, cook, and porters or Cusco/Aguas Calientes stay with scenic train. Guided tour of Machu Picchu. La Paz city tour. Sucre orientation walk. Excursions to the Uyuni Salt Flats. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
The Ecuador Experience
If you want to sample the region’s highlights without sacrificing some of its lesser-known gems, there’s no better way to experience Ecuador's dramatic scenery and colourful people. Visit the Amazon and a shaman apprentice for an incredible introduction to indigenous culture of the jungle. Staying in simple hotels and homestays and using public transport will keep you grounded in the local customs and culture. We'll travel from the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" to relaxing Pacific beaches and mountain hot springs. This adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay, relax on Ecuador's beaches, witness Andean scenery, ride by train to the Devil's Nose, learn from the locals at an indigenous community, shop the Otavalo Market
Simple hotels (12 nts), Amazon community stay (2 nts), overnight bus (1 nt), indigenous community homestay (2 nts, multi-share).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 12
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Local Living: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Local Living: Indigenous Community Homestay, San Clemente. Train excursion to Devil's Nose. Machalilla NP stay. Otavalo Market visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
The Great South American Journey–Quito to Rio Adventure
Sometimes the slow road is the way to go. Hit the road from Quito to Rio with other young travellers and experience pretty much everything you can imagine in between. Hike the Inca Trail and discover the thriving Inca culture, cross the Salt Flats of Bolivia, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and hit the beach in Brazil. This trip offers up lively cities, stunning scenery, and tons of adventure. 65 days, seven countries, three nights in the Amazon, and one adventure you’ll remember forever.
Mingle with the locals at a homestay in the Amazon, spot condors at Colca Canyon, conquer the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu, experience traditional life on Lake Titicaca, cross the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4×4 excursion, stand in awe at Iguassu Falls.
Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (47 nts), jungle homestay (3 nts), overnight buses (6 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), basic hotel on Uyuni Salt Flat excursion (2 nts, multi-share), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO), specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Group Size Notes
Max 18, avg 14.
39 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
G Adventures for Good: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha Local Living: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Hands-On: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Big Night Out: Cusco Local Living: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lago Titicaca Local Living: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia. Amazon Jungle excursion. Beach time in Mancora and Huanchaco. Pachamanca ceremony (Nazca). Colca Canyon excursion. Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Inca Trail hike with a local guide and cook (4 days). Lake Titicaca excursion. Uyuni Salt Flats excursion. Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
The Inca Journey
This tour will introduce you to the best of Peru, from ruins high in the Andes to wildlife deep in the Amazon. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco before travelling by rail to Machu Picchu. With years of experience, we directly employ the finest guides so that you'll see the best of the region. And, with no hiking, you’ll have lots of time to explore ruins, museums, and markets. Following your visit to the Andes, travel deep into the Amazon to explore the jungle.
Soak in the views and culture of the Sacred Valley, enjoy the view from the train on the way to Machu Picchu, track wildlife at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon, learn traditional weaving at the G Adventures-supported Women's Weaving Co-op
Hotels (7 nts), G Lodge Amazon (2 nts).
G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, expert jungle guide in the Amazon.
Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 12
9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay. Sacred Valley guided tour. Pottery making demonstration. Train to Machu Picchu. 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.