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Peru Multisport, May 2017

Join us: 15-Day Active Peru Multisport

Join this once-in-a-lifetime group tour as we hike, bike & kayak around Peru with G Adventures, a provider of small group escorted travel.

    • Active Travel – travelers of various abilities & experience levels!
    • Hike – the famous 3-day hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!
    • Bike – enjoy a 2-day ride through the Sacred Valley!
    • Kayak – enjoy a 2-day journey around Lake Titicaca’s sites!
    • Small Group Travel – limited to 16 people max!
    • CEO – local guides & your Chief Experience Officer!
    • Transportation – sit back and enjoy the ride around Peru.
    • … and ME! – your travel agent will be traveling with you!

Estimated departure May 13, 2017. Concludes May 26th.
Estimated tour rate $2,799.00 per person, a $187 per day average.
Spaces are limited, so hold your spot with a $250 deposit.
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Call Cassie at 330-790-1230 to join the group and reserve your space or click here to request more information!

Your Peru Multisport Adventure:

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Can’t go May 13th? Different dates are available upon request.
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Tour Details

 
Welcome to your 15-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with G Adventures

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the G Adventures itinerary & may not include the most up-to-date info or details.

Click on your day-by-day itinerary to see how you’ll experience each destination! Items listed in CAPITAL LETTERS are included activities & special features.

 Day 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru

Welcome to Lima! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in this Peruvian city. You can arrive at any time. There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city.
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Welcome Meeting. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.
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Peru is made up of three main geographical areas: the Andes, the Amazon, and the desert coastal area. In this trip, we concentrate on the Andes region of south-central Peru and the ancient Inca capital of Cusco.

 Day 2: Lima-Cusco

Early flight to Cusco. Transfer early in the morning to the airport for the flight to Cusco; the flight usually departs early – we may leave the hotel as early as 4:30. Free day for shopping and to explore the city. Spend the afternoon relaxing and exploring this fascinating city, and take time to acclimatize to the high altitude. Optional city tour. Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, arm yourself with a city map, and set off to explore!
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 Day 3: Cusco-Ollantaytambo

Begin two days of guided biking excursions through the Sacred Valley, in the Maras, Moray, and Pisac areas, using Ollantaytambo as a base. Visit the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op and Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. We start the day by stopping at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before travelling by private transport to Abra de Corao, on the edge of the Sacred Valley, where we will begin our biking excursion. Visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village, for lunch. After lunch, we continue by bicycle to the majestic Inca ruins of Pisac, where we will enjoy a guided tour of the site before transferring to Ollantaytambo for the night.
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Sacred Valley Mountain Biking Excursion. From our starting point at 3,700m (12,139 ft) above sea level, we descend on our bikes into the Sacred Valley, eventually arriving at Taray (2,800m/9,186 ft above sea level), enjoying magnificent views along the way. We will also pass through rural areas where we can see the traditional farming and agricultural activities. Throughout the bicycle excursion, we will be able to rely on an expert local guide as well as a support vehicle.
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Pisac Ruins Guided Tour. Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that’s still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across Kitamayo Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.
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 Day 4: Ollantaytambo

Our second day biking in the Sacred Valley. Expore the town of Maras, the archaeological site of Moray before heading down to the Salt mines (Las Salineras), ending in Urubamba. We rise early and travel to Chinchero. After the obligatory safety briefing by the local guide, we will continue our bicycle adventure. We’ll have lunch here before returning to Ollantaytambo for a free evening to relax our sore legs.
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Sacred Valley Mountain Biking Excursion. Today’s journey takes us past Huaypo Lake and the picturesque town of Maras, where we will enjoy great views of the Sacred Valley. We will visit the archaeological site of Moray and then descend to the Salt mines (Las Salineras), eventually finishing our excursion in Urubamba.
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Parwa Community Restaurant. Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.
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 Day 5: Ollantaytambo

Enjoy a free day in Ollantaytambo for optional activities like visiting the ruins, horseback riding, or relaxing before embarking on the Inca Trail. Ollantaytambo is your first taste of what lies ahead on the Inca Trail. We spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the hike the next morning.
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 Day 6: Wayllabamba Camp (Inca Trail)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins. Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
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Hike Inca Trail. Get your blood pumping on this first day of hiking the Inca trail. The trekking is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days. Pass rambling rivers and a small village, and enjoy scenic mountain views; it’s just a taste of what’s to come.
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 Day 7: Paqaymayo Camp (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.
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Hike Inca Trail. Trek over progressively spectacular and steeper terrain on your way to Warmiwañusca (aka Dead Woman’s Pass), the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769ft). Be prepared to face strong Andean weather (blazing sun or cold winds) around the pass. Take the hike slow, and drink lots of water along the way – amazing views are waiting as a reward. Enjoy some ample time to rest and relax after reaching the camp; most campers arrive around early afternoon.
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 Day 8: Wiñaywayna Camp (Inca Trail)

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. 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 cloud forest on the 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).
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Hike Inca Trail. Cross two passes and more ruins along the Inca Trail on the last full day of hiking. Traverse Runquraway at 3,950m (13,113 ft), and then reach the second pass at 3,700m (12,136 ft). Spot the gorgeous Cordillera Vilcabamba and the Urubamba Valley in the distance on a clear day. Camp at either the Phuyupatamarca ruins or the Wiñay Wayna ruins.
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 Day 9: Machu Picchu-Cusco

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.
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Hike Inca Trail. Wake around 03:30 to reach the Sun Gate as early as possible. Head to the checkpoint and join the lineup to wait for the gate to open. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu (fingers crossed for a clear day). Hike down to Machu Picchu (about 45 mins) for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the site, and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge (a 15-min walk one way) for no additional charge, if time allows. Catch the bus outside the Machu Picchu gate after your visit for a 25-min downhill ride to Aguas Calientes. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco this evening.
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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 Sun, 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).
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 Day 10: Cusco

Free day to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Today is free to relax, explore, and shop in Cusco, or discover its surroundings on any number of optional excursions. Among the more adventurous optional activities available in Cusco are: horseback riding around archaeological sites, such as Sacsayhuaman, Tambo Machay and Puca Pucara; white water rafting on the Urubamba River; and mountain biking down to the Sacred Valley, perhaps visiting an Inca ruin along the way.
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 Day 11: Cusco-Puno

Spend the day travelling from Cusco to Puno by bus. Enjoy spectacular views of the countryside on this full day of travel from Cusco to Puno, through the high Altiplano.
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 Day 12: Isla Amantani (Lake Titicaca)

2-day kayaking excursion on Lake Titicaca, visiting Uros, Taquile, and Amantaní islands, including a homestay in a small village. Enjoy an unforgettable kayak adventure, paddling to Taquile & Amantani and exploring the beauty of Lake Titicaca. This trip will give you the chance to get in contact with the nature, culture, & traditions of the islands from up close. The expert local guides will make you a direct participant in the local culture and not just an observer. Visit 3 different islands on this trip, and get a wide perspective of life in Lake Titicaca.
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Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion. Begin your journey early in the morning by transfering from the hotel to the port, then head out by motorboat to the base camp at the Peninsula of Capachica, a 2.5 hr trip. Learn about sea kayaking from our guide and paddle towards Taquile Island and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the moment. Hike to a village upon arrival and enjoy lunch with the locals. Continue on by motor boat to Amantani Island to meet your hosts for the night.
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Lake Titicaca Homestay Split into smaller groups and get a taste of local life firsthand as we move into family homes for the night. Play soccer with the children, enjoy some dancing, watch dinner being made, learn about regional cuisine, and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well.
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 Day 13: Isla Amantani (Lake Titicaca)-Puno

Kayak to Llachon and visit the Uros islands before returning to Puno. Opt to visit a Sillustani burial site.
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Lake Titicaca Kayak Excursion. After breakfast, we say good bye to our host families and kayak onto Llachon, paddling for about 2.5 hrs. The kayaks are two person, sit-on-top kayaks, which can be piloted with limited experience after a short introductory briefing. It is a great kayak experience with the fresh morning winds. Upon arrival back to the base camp, enjoy a hot drink before continuing.
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Uros Floating Islands Visit. Take a tour of these unique islands. Learn about the buoyant totora reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca used to make everything from the islands themselves to the boats the islanders use for transportation (if constructed well, they last up to six months ). Find out from locals how the islands are constructed; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top.
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 Day 14: Puno-Lima

Fly back to Lima and enjoy a free evening for exploring or sampling some yummy seafood.
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 Day 15: Lima

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Depart at any time.
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Overview of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu with G Adventures.
(This video is not an “active” tour, but it explains the Inca Trail hike.)
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Wonderful overview of what an Active Adventure is with G Adventures.
(This video doesn’t take place in Peru, but it explains “Active Travel.”)
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What’s Included in your Active Adventure
    • Biking excursion in the Sacred Valley (2 days).
    • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks & porters (4 days).
    • biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail.
    • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
    • Kayaking excursion on Lake Titicaca with visits to Taquile, Amantaní, & the Uros Islands (2 days).
    • Lake Titicaca homestay.
    • Internal flights. Yes! These are included!
    • Transportation between destinations and to/from included activities.
    • Transportation: public bus, plane, biking, train, boat, kayak, hiking.
    • Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike.
    • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. Allow $315-410 USD for meals not included.
    • Accommodations: hotels (10 nights), camping (3 nights, on hike), homestay (1 night).
Welcome to your 15-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with G Adventures

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the G Adventures itinerary & may not include the most up-to-date info or details.

How do you improve a trip that already includes the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and Lake Titicaca? Throw in some bikes, a few kayaks, and loads of high-energy thrills, that’s how! “Peru Multisport” connects immersive cultural interaction and classic Peruvian landmarks with challenging physical activities tailored specifically for adrenaline junkies and fitness freaks. Climb and bike your way from small villages to astounding monuments, then explore Lake Titicaca from a kayak; a perspective few visitors ever get the chance to see. Need more? Consult your CEO; they’ll keep your zest for adventure satisfied.

Physical rating: Demanding. Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

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

Optional Excursions for your 15-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with G Adventures

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the G Adventures itinerary & may not include the most up-to-date info or details.

This itinerary does not currently have a list of optional excursions available for pre-purchase. However, here is a list of activities that are typically offered at the destinations on your itinerary. This list is an example only. These optional exucrsion might or might not be offered. Your CEO will provide you with several options before arriving to each destination. Availability will depend on the itinerary, your specific travel dates, sufficient participatin, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, group interest, and general feasibility.

    • CUSCO: city tour: visit La Merced, Cusco Cathedral, La Compañía, San Francisco, Coricancha, Santo Domingo, & Archaeological Museum
    • OLLANTAYTAMBO: visit the ruins, horseback riding, or relax
    • MACHU PICCHU: free time to explore; visit the Inca Bridge (if time allows)
    • CUSCO: whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, shopping
    • LAKE TITICACA: watch a football match with the locals
    • LAKE TITICACA: guided tour of Sillustani Burial Towers
    • LIMA: explore the city; sample its fantastic seafood
Take a look at where you will be staying on your 15-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with G Adventures!

Please Note: Information has been shared directly from the G Adventures itinerary & may not include the most up-to-date info or details.

    • LIMA: La Castellana Hotel (or similar)
    • CUSCO: Aranjuez Cusco Hotel (or similar)
    • OLLANTAYTAMBO: Casa de Mama Valle (or similar)
    • INCA TRAIL: overnight at camps along the trail
    • CUSCO: Aranjuez Cusco Hotel (or similar)
    • PUNO: Balsa Inn (or similar)
    • LAKE TITICACA: homestay experience
    • PUNO: Balsa Inn (or similar)
    • LIMA: La Castellana Hotel (or similar)
Check out photos of the 15-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with G Adventures

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Pricing details for your 15-day Peru & Machu Picchu Adventure with G Adventures

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Please Note: exact prices for 2017 vacations may vary month by month. This tour is estimated at $2,799 per person, but it subject to change. This includes the tour components only AND intra-vacation flights. Prices do NOT include air travel to/from Peru. Promotional rates are offered for a limited time only. Call Oddball Escapes to discuss estimated rates, current promotions, and availability.
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Flights: Dates & prices do NOT include flights to/from Peru. But the tour price DOES include intra-vacation air segments to/from Lima-Cusco and Puno-Lima. Oddball Escapes will quote air rates at the time of booking, as well as additional travel components such as pre-night hotel, airport pickup, the option to have your own room (vs sharing it as double occupancy), and travel protection.
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Travel insurance This tour requires that you have medical travel insurance which includes at least $200,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation and repatriation coverage. One Day 1, your tour leader / G Adventures representative will ask you for proof of coverage. Cancellation insurance is recommended but not mandatory. Oddball Escapes always recommends comprehensive travel protection that provides more than this base medical coverage – please expect us to recommend third party insurance to protect your travels.
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Start planning now? Exact pricing may vary from month to month due to current promotions. We ARE currently talking with families and individuals who are interested in this tour of Peru and Machu Picchu, even if they are not ready to commit with a deposit. Contact Cassie for more details regarding this tour.
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Single Supplement. This tour does NOT charge extra if you are traveling solo. However, you will room with other participants on the tour. Pricing is based on double occupancy. However, you may request “My Own Room” (except for on the Inca Trail) for an additional $649 per person.
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Secure your spot. A $250 per person deposit secures your spot on this tour. This deposit can be placed now.
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Your Travel Agent goes with you! Cassie is super excited to be a part of this tour to Peru & Machu Picchu! For nearly 3 years, she lived in Peru’s northern neighboring country, Ecuador. As a previous tour guide, Cassie is excited to go alongside you to experience these wonderful Peruvian gems!