21 August 2019
There is no-where quite like Peru; with its old-world cities, picture-perfect mountain ranges and treasured archaeological sites, this gem of a country is ideal for a holiday with a difference.
Book an action-packed, small group adventure tour with G Adventures and get ready to uncover world-renowned sites and breath-taking scenery. Peru has it all; the mighty Amazon river and rainforest, the incredible Urubamba Valley, stunning Lake Titicaca, vibrant cities including Cusco and Lima and of course, the UNESCO-listed ‘lost city’ of Machu Picchu.
Known as the cradle of civilization, Peru was once home to the mighty Inca Empire. Today, you can discover the treasure trove of monuments they left behind. Aside from historical sites, Peru boasts mighty mountains, sprawling rainforests and meandering rivers. This, paired with pristine beaches and one of the highest lakes on earth, Lake Titicaca, means there is so much to see and do during your once-in-a-lifetime exploration.
G Adventures has been escorting travellers along the Inca Trail for more than 15 years. Recently, they were named ‘Best Inca Trail Tour Operator’ by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. This award recognises outstanding service, safety, technical operations and ethical business practices. The Inca Trail trek is one of the most popular tours in the region. The four day trek offers the perfect combination of challenges and cultural highlights; as you trek the Sacred Valley, one of the world’s most iconic hikes, you’ll test the limits of your mind, body, and spirit. Memorable moments are plentiful on the Inca Trail, yet none can compare to the moment that you trek through the Sun Gate and catch your first glimpse of the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. It’s not just an achievement; it’s a transformative moment that will stay with you forever.
Please note: A permit is requited to hike the Inca Trail. 2020 Inca Trail permits will be released in a few weeks’ time. Availability is extremely limited and so early booking is essential.
Although the Inca Trail is a highlight, Preu offers plenty of other trekking opportunities that do not require permits. There are several other fantastic trails, each one beautiful, scenic, and challenging.
The Lares Trek offers an incredible three-day hike through the mountains and communities surrounding the Sacred Valley, culminating in a spectacular train ride and guided tour of Machu Picchu.
For a more challenging trek, opt for the Huayhuash circuit – an eight-day trek through the high-altitude region and towering snow-topped peaks of Huayhuash. It’s considered by many to be the prettiest hiking destination in all of Peru.
Choquequirao trekking begins in Cusco and continues to Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes, before your challenging eight-day hike ends at Machu Picchu.
The Salkantay trek is a spectacular four-day route through remarkable mountain scenery and breath-taking vistas. Descend from the Andes to the glorious cloud forest around Machu Picchu – the perfect end to your unforgettable hike.
To find out more about trekking in Peru with G Adventures, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and even after your trip.